The 2420 from Keithley is a 60V, 3A, 60W SourceMeter® unit (SMU) instrument. It is designed specifically for test applications that demand tightly coupled sourcing and measurement. This SMU provides precision voltage and current sourcing as well as measurement capabilities. It includes both a highly stable DC power source and true instrument grade 6.5 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, it can act as voltage source, current source, voltage meter, current meter and ohmmeter. Production test applications for the Model 2420 include resistors and resistor network devices that must be tested at higher current levels, thermistors, solar cells, batteries, and high current or medium power diodes, including switching and Schottky diodes. The Model 2420 is also suitable for IDDQ testing of CMOS integrated circuits and monitoring the current consumption of battery-powered medical devices such as pacemakers.
- Power of five instruments in one (IV source, IVR measure), source and sink (4-quadrant) operation
- 0.012% basic measure accuracy with 6½-digit resolution
- 2-, 4-, and 6-wire remote V-source and measure sensing
- 1700 readings/second at 4.5 digits via GPIB
- Source and sink (four-quadrant) operation
- Pass/fail comparator for fast sorting/binning
- Programmable DIO port for automation/handler/prober control
- Standard SCPI GPIB, RS-232 and Keithley Trigger Link interfaces
- Perform I-V Characterization using Keithley's KickStart Software
- 89mm (H) x 213mm (W) x 370mm (D) dimension, 3.21kg weight
One Year Warranty
2420 SourceMeter® unit, Model 8605 Test Leads. Documentation (downloadable). KickStart start-up software (downloadable), LabVIEW and IVI drivers (downloadable).
Calibration services available for this product. Choose from a Standard Certificated Service or an internationally recognised UKAS accredited calibration. LEGACY PRODUCT: For new applications and designs, Keithley recommends you consider using the newer graphical model 2460 or 2461.
Hazardous voltages may be present on all output and guard terminals. To prevent electrical shock that could cause injury or death, never make or break connections to 2420 while instrument is on.
Power of Five Instruments in One (IV Source, IVR Measure)
Keithley's SourceMeter family 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 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.
Alternatives for 2420:
Keithley recommends Models 2460 and 2461 SMUs as alternatives.