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B2911A Agilent Sourcemeter


The B2911A is a 31.8 W, 210 V, 3 A sourcemeter from Agilent. 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:

  • Supports one-channel configuration
  • Integrated voltage/current 4-quadrant precision source and measurement capabilities for easy and accurate I/V measurement
  • Minimum source resolution: 10 fA/100 nV (6½ digits)
  • Minimum measurement resolution: 10 fA/100 nV (6½ digits)
  • Maximum output: 210 V, 3.03 A DC/10.5 A pulse
  • Arbitrary waveform generation and digitizing capabilities from 10 μs interval
  • The 4.3’’ color display supports both graphical and numerical view modes
  • Free application software to facilitate PC-based instrument control
  • High throughput and SCPI command supporting conventional SMU command set

The Agilent B2911A Precision Source / Measure Unit (SMU) is a 1-channel, compact and cost-effective bench-top SMU with the capability to source and measure both voltage and current. It is versatile to perform I/V (current vs. voltage) measurement easily with high accuracy. Integration of 4 quadrant source and measurement capabilities enables I/V measurement simply and easily without configuring multiple instruments. The wide coverage of 210 V, 3 A DC/10.5 A pulse with a single instrument minimizes the investment. Minimum 10 fA/100 nV measurement resolution support accurate characterization of DUT. The superior 4.3’’ color display and various view modes improve productivity for test, debug and characterization with intuitive operation.

The Agilent B2900A Series of Precision Source/Measure Units are compact and cost-effective bench-top Source/Measure Units (SMUs) with the capability to output and measure both voltage and current. An SMU combines the capabilities of a current source, a voltage source, a current meter and a voltage meter along with the capability to switch easily between these various functions into a single instrument. The Agilent B2900A series of SMUs provide best-in-class performance at a lower price than ever before. They have broad voltage (210 V) and current (3 A DC and 10.5 A pulsed) sourcing capability, excellent precision (minimum 10 fA/100 nV sourcing and measuring resolution) and high measurement throughput. They also support an arbitrary waveform generation function. In addition, the Agilent B2900A series possess a superior graphical user interface with various viewing modes that dramatically improve test productivity, debug and characterization.

The versatile integrated source and measurement capabilities of the Agilent B2900 series SMUs make them an ideal choice for testing semiconductors, active/passive components and a variety of other devices and materials. The B2900 series has a broad application range that spans from R&D and education uses to industrial development, test and manufacturing. Moreover, they work equally well as either standalone or system components.

The Agilent B2900A series consists of four models, the B2901A, B2902A, B2911A and B2912A, differentiated through their available features (number of digits displayed, measurement resolution, minimum timing interval, supported viewing modes, etc.) and by the number of SMU channels (one or two) they contain. This makes it easy to select the exact price/performance point to meet your testing needs.

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