Keithley 2400 Source Meter

Keithley 2400 Source Meter

Keithley’s Standard Series 2400 Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instruments offer four-quadrant precision voltage and current source/load coupled with measurement. Each SMU instrument is both a highly stable DC power source and a true instrument-grade 6½-digit multimeter. The power source characteristics include low noise, precision, and readback. The multimeter capabilities include high repeatability and low noise.

Key Features

 

  • Five instruments in one (IV Source, IVR Measure)
  • Five models: 20–100 W DC, 1000 W pulsed, 1100 V to 1 µV
  • Source and sink (4-quadrant) operation
  • 0.012% basic measure accuracy with 6½-digit resolution
  • 2-, 4-, and 6-wire remote V-source and measure sensing
  • 1700 readings/second at 4½ digits via GPIB
  • Pass/Fail comparator for fast sorting/binning
  • Programmable DIO port for automation/handler/prober control (except 2401)
  • Standard SCPI GPIB, RS-232 and Keithley Trigger Link interfaces
  • Download KickStart today and try it out for 60 days

 

Keithley’s Series 2400 Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instruments are designed specifically for test applications that demand tightly coupled sourcing and measurement. All SourceMeter models provide precision voltage and current sourcing as well as measurement capabilities. Each SourceMeter SMU instrument is both a highly stable DC power source and a true instrument-grade 6½-digit multimeter. The power source characteristics include low noise, precision, and readback. The multimeter capabilities include high repeatability and low noise. The result is a compact, single-channel, DC parametric tester. In operation, these instruments can act as a voltage source, a current source, a voltage meter, a current meter, and an ohmmeter. Manufacturers of components and modules for the communications, semiconductor, computer, automotive, and medical industries will find the SourceMeter SMU instruments invaluable for a wide range of characterization and production test applications.

 

Advantages of a Tightly Integrated Instrument

By linking source and measurement circuitry in a single unit, these instruments offer a variety of advantages over systems configured with separate source and measurement instruments. For example, they minimize the time required for test station development, setup, and maintenance, while lowering the overall cost of system ownership. They simplify the test process itself by eliminating many of the complex synchronization and connection issues associated with using multiple instruments. And, their compact half-rack size conserves precious “real estate” in the test rack or bench.

 

Power of Five Instruments in One (IV Source, IVR Measure)

The tightly coupled nature of a SourceMeter SMU instrument provides many advantages over solutions configured from separate instruments, such as a precision power supply and a digital multimeter. For example, it provides faster test times by reducing GPIB traffic and simplifies the remote programming interface. It also protects the device under test from damage due to accidental overloads, thermal runaway, etc. Both the current and voltage source are programmable with readback to help maximize device measurement integrity. If the readback reaches a programmed compliance limit, then the source is clamped at the limit, providing fault protection.

 

I-V Characteristics

All SourceMeter SMU instruments provide four-quadrant operation. In the first and third quadrants they ­operate as a source, delivering power to a load. In the second and fourth quadrants they operate as a sink, ­dissipating power internally. Voltage, current, and resistance can be measured during source or sink ­operation.

 

Automation for Speed

A SourceMeter SMU instrument streamlines production testing. It sources voltage or current while making measurements without needing to change connections. It i