3706 Six-Slot System Switch with High-Performance DMM

Instrument-grade switching and multichannel measurement solution


  • Six-slot system switch mainframe
  • Optional high-performance 7.5-digit DMM
  • Multiprocessor architecture optimized for high-throughput applications
  • Remote instrument control using LXI (IVI and LAN), USB, and GPIB
  • Up to 576 two-wire multiplexer channels per mainframe
  • LXI class B compliance with IEEE 1588 synchronization


The Keithley Series 3700 offers scalable, instrument-grade switching and multichannel measurement solutions that are optimized for automated testing of electronic products and components. The Series 3700 includes four versions of the Model 3706 system switch mainframe along with a growing family of plug-in switch and control cards. When you order the Model 3706 mainframe with the high-performance multimeter, you receive a tightly integrated switch and measurement system that can meet the demanding application requirements in a functional test system or provide the flexibility needed in standalone data acquisition and measurement applications.

The Keithley 3700 Series System switch with Precision DMM can be controlled remotely via LXI, GPIB, or USB. Keithley also provides an IVI instrument driver for instrument control and communication. MATLAB supports instrument control and configuration using IVI instrument drivers through Instrument Control Toolbox. Keithley has created a MATLAB instrument driver and an IVI instrument driver that work together. Read the application note called "Using MATLAB Software with Keithley Instruments through IVI Instrument Drivers" which explains how to get started using MATLAB with this Keithley instrument by downloading, installing, and using both the IVI and MATLAB instrument drivers. By using both drivers together, MATLAB users can access all the features of the 3700 Series instruments.

The Model 3706 is widely used in applications including continuity and pin testing, multichannel temperature measurements, production I-V testing, control applications, multipoint low leakage testing, low ohms testing, and pulse testing. The Model 3706 also offers seamless integration with Keithley Series 2600 SourceMeters via TSP-Link. This makes the product especially well-suited to multichannel or multidevice applications that require signal switching and monitoring of DC, sweeping, or pulsing sourced currents or voltages.

Keithley Instruments, Inc.

28775 Aurora Road
Cleveland, OH 44139
Tel: 440-248-0400
Fax: (800) 552-1115

Required Products


  • Windows


  • On-site assistance
  • System integration
  • Training

Product Type

  • Test Instruments


  • Test and Measurement


  • Consumer Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Semiconductor