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2 August 2016

Tektronix launches Keithley 4200A-SCS parameter analyser

Test, measurement and monitoring equipment supplier Tektronix Inc of Beaverton, OR, USA has introduced the customizable and fully integrated Keithley 4200A-SCS parameter analyzer that aims to accelerate semiconductor device, materials and process insights by reducing characterization complexity for new or sporadic users, simplifying test setup, and delivering clear, precise results.

Building on the Keithley 4200-SCS parameter analyzer, the 4200A-SCS features a new graphical user interface and a range of self-learning tools such as expert instructional videos embedded into the instrument. The result is a reduction of up to 50% in test setup times and significantly easier and more intuitive operation. Usability is particularly important for applications such as semiconductor device research, device failure analysis or reliability testing where instruments are a shared resource among multiple users, notes the firm.

"Parameter analysis is critical to characterizing new semiconductor devices, materials or testing the reliability of devices before commercial use. However, researchers may only need to perform these tests sporadically, making it hard for them to become experts at using parametric testing instrumentation," says Mike Flaherty, general manager, Keithley product line. "That's why we went to great lengths to make the 4200A-SCS exceptionally easy to set up and easy to learn how to operate, even for users with no prior experience with a parameter analyzer."

Knowing that various measurements add additional complexity to semiconductor research, Tektronix is also introducing the Keithley 4200A-CVIV four-channel IV/CV switch module. For use with the 4200A-SCS mainframe, the module provides on-the-fly switching between SMU (I-V) and capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements, allowing users to move C-V measurements to any device terminal without lifting prober needles or moving cables.  

With a new widescreen high-definition display, the 4200A-SCS offers more screen real-estate for interactive testing and experimentation. The display is coupled with a completely new graphical user interface that delivers the intuitive operation sporadic users need while still offering the advanced features required by expert users, says the frm. The new user interface includes expert videos that capture the knowledge of Keithley application engineers from around the world, reducing the user's learning curve and helping them troubleshoot when unexpected results occur while building confidence in the results they are seeing.

Like the instrument it replaces, the 4200A-SCS is a modular, fully integrated parameter analyzer that performs electrical characterization of materials, semiconductor devices and processes. Consisting of source measure units (SMUs) for I-V characterization, a capacitance-voltage module for AC impedance measurements, and an ultra-fast pulse measure unit that performs pulsed I-V, waveform capture and transient I-V measurements, the 4200A-SCS provides the critical parameters needed for materials research, semiconductor device design, development or production.

The Keithley 4200A-SCS parameter analyzer and 4200A-CVIV switching module are available now. Pricing starts at €38,890/£22,400.

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Visit: www.tek.com/keithley-4200a-scs-parameter-analyzer

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