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Femto/Picoammeters and Electrometers for Research and Develop

Femto/Picoammeters and Electrometers for Research and Develop

Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the B2980A Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers, the world's first graphical picoammeters and electrometers to confidently measure down to 0.01 fA which is 0.01 x 10-15 A, and up to 10 petaohms (POhms), which is 10 x 1015 Ohms.

In recent years, research and development into new materials, such as nanomaterial, graphene, polymers and dielectric material, has increased significantly. While such materials are expected to be enablers for a wide-range of new applications, working with these new materials requires highly sensitive electronic measurement. However, making those measurements with a high degree of confidence is challenging. With its ability to make highly sensitive, low-current and high-resistance measurements, the B2980A Series is well suited to address this challenge.

The B2980A Series meters offers best-in-class performance, with a 2 pA to 20 mA operating range and an internal 1000 V source, as well as a host of innovative capabilities designed to optimize measurement confidence.

  • A battery operation mode that eliminates the effect of any AC power noise on measurements and enables detection of previously hidden signals.
  • A time-domain view that makes it easy to capture transient signal effects as well as select the desired measurement data.
  • A real-time histogram display capability for quick statistical analysis of measurement data - a capability previously only available on an external PC. Because the display is continuously updated on a real-time basis, users can quickly debug their measurement environment and setup. This eliminates any ambiguity between the measurement environment and setup and the measurement data.
  • A Test Setup Integrity function and dedicated accessories designed to ensure maximum measurement accuracy. In sensitive measurement applications, setting up the appropriate cabling and equipment connections can be quite difficult. Conventional picoammeters and electrometers fail to address issues related to test setup, such as external cabling. With the B2980A Series' optional setup integrity checker function, users can now more easily isolate causes of noise.

Keysight's B2980A Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers is now available with pricing starting at $6,200.

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