Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces its ACS Basic Edition, characterization and curve tracer software for component test applications that integrates with the proprietary SourceMeter Instrument family. ACS Basic Edition, paired with the SourceMeter Instruments line, replaces obsolete curve tracers with a solution that performs both basic curve tracing as well as parametric test. The system is targeted for bench-top component test applications that do not require integrated probers, yet still need the measurement and software automation power provided by the ACS platform. ACS Basic Edition provides an extensive library of pre-configured component test routines to shorten start-up time, reduce programming code development and simplify the process of testing. A variety of tools makes it simple to reconfigure for different component types.