2420 Keithley Sourcemeter

Refurbished

The 2420 is a 60 W sourcemeter from Keithley. Source meter instruments are a type of electronic test equipment that measures and logs precise voltage and current data. Source meters collect information with high accuracy, ideal for current-voltage (I-V) characterization, semiconductor testing, and testing devices with both positive and negative current source values.

Additional Features:

  • Five instruments in one (IV Source, IVR Measure)
  • Six models: 20–100W DC, 1000W pulsed, 1100V to 1μV, 10A to 10pA
  • Source and sink (4-quadrant) operation
  • 0.012% basic measure accuracy with 51⁄2-digit resolution
  • 2-, 4-, and 6-wire remote V-source and measure sensing
  • 1700 readings/second at 41⁄2 digits via GPIB
  • Pass/Fail comparator for fast sorting/binning
  • Available high speed sense lead contact check function
  • Programmable DIO port for automation/handler/prober control
  • Standard SCPI GPIB, RS-232 and Keithley Trigger Link interfaces
  • Keithley LabTracer 2.0 I-V curve tracing application software (download)

Accessories Supplied:

  • Model 8605 Test Leads
  • LabVIEW Software Driver (downloadable)
  • LabTracer Software (downloadable)

The Keithley 2400 Series is 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 instrument is both a highly stable DC power source and a true instrument-grade 5 1⁄2-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 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 instrument provides many advantages over separate instruments. 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 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.

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