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 Touchscreen Source Measure Unit Instrument Offers Higher Current Sourcing and Measurement

Touchscreen Source Measure Unit Instrument Offers Higher Current Sourcing and Measurement

Keithley Instruments announces the Model 2460 SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument, the company's latest benchtop SMU instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface (GUI). The Model 2460 offers users higher power sourcing (up to 105V, 7A DC/7A pulse, 100W max.) with 0.012% basic measurement accuracy and 6½-digit resolution, making it ideal for high power, high precision I-V characterization of modern materials and high power devices. Based on the company's innovative Touch, Test, Invent® design philosophy, the Model 2460's GUI makes testing intuitive and minimizes the learning curve to help engineers and scientists learn faster, work smarter, and invent easier.

The Model 2460's features give it the adaptability needed for use in a wide range of applications:

·         Its flexible, four-quadrant voltage and current source/load coupled with precision voltage and current measurement capabilities make it suitable for research and development of modern high power semiconductor devices made of wide bandgap materials as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). These features also make it well suited for characterizing elements of power conversion and management systems, such as solar cells/panels, new materials, and power management devices for telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive, and medical products.

·         For electrochemistry applications, the Model 2460's high current output supports galvanic cycling of rechargeable batteries; its four-quadrant source and sink design makes it suitable for cyclic voltammetry with electrochemical cells. Its built-in control and display features also make the Model 2460 useful for characterizing electrochemical deposition, corrosion, and electroplating.

·         For characterizing optoelectronic devices like LEDs, OLEDs, HBLEDs, solid-state lighting, and laser diodes, the Model 2460's 7A DC capability provides the high current needed for forward and reverse bias I-V characterization; the 7A pulse current capability minimizes device self-heating during leakage current testing.

The US list price of the Model 2460 is $7,500; a version without a front panel designed for integration into automated systems is available for $7,200. 


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