Keysight introduces five source measure units to add measurement flexibility

Five source measure units launched by Keysight include current-voltage (I-V) characterisation for test applications that require high accuracy, high resolution and measurement flexibility. They can be used to characterise and test semiconductors, as well as other non-linear devices and materials.

Sensor measure units (SMUs) are capable of sourcing and measuring at the same time. They can precisely force voltage or current and simultaneously measure precise voltage and/or current.

Keysight has introduced the M9601A PXIe precision SMU (pictured) for a variety of current versus voltage (I-V) measurement tasks that require both high resolution and accuracy such as characterisation, parametric/reliability tests of semiconductors, active/passive components and general electronic devices. It supports measurement up to 210V / 315mA with resolution down to 500nV / 10fA. Pulsed and sampling measurement capabilities allow the M9601A to perform a variety of measurements from DC to pulsed down to 20 microseconds at 1.25Msamples per second.

The Keysight M9614A and M9615A are PXIe five-channel precision SMUs. They are intended for applications which require high channel density, such as semiconductor reliability testing and IC tests. They support accurate measurement up to 30V / 500mA with resolution down to 6 microV / 10pA and provide a wider output range than a conventional PXIe four-channel SMU at a lower cost per channel, says Keysight. Seamless current measurement ranging eliminates the time it takes to change the range, to reduce test time and expands the dynamic range to cover four measurement ranges.

The Keysight M9602A and M9603A are PXIe precision SMUs. Both feature narrow pulse width (10 micro seconds), a fast sampling rate of up to 15Msamples per second and a wide output range. They enable dynamic/pulsed measurements for broad emerging applications such as vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) optical devices and IC testing across a wide output range. The high resolution SMUs also offer low noise performance. Keysight explains that this enables measurements with short aperture times, while the seamless current measurement ranging eliminates range change time.

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