A high-speed, high-accuracy real-time V/I curve tracer that is ideally suited to carrying out DC parametric testing on semiconductor and optoelectronic devices has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe.
The new compact, lightweight unit consists of the Yokogawa GS820 multichannel source measure unit and the 765670 curve tracer software, which runs on a PC connected to the GS820 via a USB link. The GS820's high-speed communication and sweep features allow high-speed real-time updating of the graphical display at a rate up to 20 pages per second.
The instrument is designed for ease of setup and operation, with screens guiding the user through the setup process and the selection of sweep range, graph axes, measurement range and measurement conditions.
Curves can be based on various combinations of current and voltage inputs along with time-stamp references. Sweep shape can be set to ramp (linear or logarithmic), triangular (linear or logarithmic) or rectangular, and the number of sweep points can be 5, 10, 20, 0, 100, 200 or 1000.
In addition to facilities for scaling and averaging, the unit offers a number of analysis features including cursor, zoom, scroll and reference curve designation. File operations include CSV data storage and loading, graphic image storage, panel image storage, and setup storage and recall.
The curve tracer is ideally suited to DC parametric testing of devices such as discrete semiconductors, analogue ICs, MOS logic and other digital ICs, LEDs and other optical devices, and solar battery cells.
About Yokogawa Test & Measurement
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Division, which trades in Europe under the name of Yokogawa Measurement Technologies, is a major worldwide force in the test & measurement market, with products that include oscilloscopes, power meters, wireless and optical communications test equipment, portable test instruments, recorders and data-acquisition systems, and semiconductor-related test systems.
Yokogawa Measurement Technologies is the identity that has been created for the electronic test & measurement activities of Yokogawa within Europe.
About Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Yokogawa's global network of 19 manufacturing facilities, 89 affiliate companies, and over 650 sales and engineering offices spans 32 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,500 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa.
For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at www.yokogawa.com
For further information please contact:
European Test & Measurement Centre
Yokogawa Europe BV
3821 AL Amersfoort
Tel: +31 (0) 88 464 1811
Fax: +31 (0) 88 464 1111
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