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Publication Date: 12/1/2007
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Keithley Intros C-V Test Tools
C-V test system.
Cleveland, OH — Keithley Instruments, Inc. has introduced a C-V measurement instrument for its powerful Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System. The Model 4200-CVU instrument comes as a module that plugs into any available instrument slot of the Model 4200-SCS, allowing fast and easy capacitance measurements from femtoFarads (fF) to nanoFarads (nF), at frequencies from 10kHz to 10MHz.

Developed with the most up-to-date and high performance circuitry available, the new measuring instrument has 8 patents pending on its innovative design. This design provides intuitive point-and-click setup, simple cabling, and built-in element models that eliminate the guesswork in obtaining valid C-V measurements. Users of all experience levels can perform C-V tests as if they were experts. According to the company, the Model 4200-CVU includes the most extensive set of test libraries available, greatly increasing test efficiency. Even more efficiency is possible with the company's Model 4200-LS-LC-12, a special switch matrix and card with cables and adapters that enable tightly integrated C-V/I-V testing with a single prober touchdown. The optional Model 4200-PROBER-KIT allows easy connection of the Model 4200-SCS to the most widely used probers. The net result is comprehensive C-V testing that is as easy to set up and run as I-V tests.

Unlike other characterization systems, the Keithley C-V/I-V analysis and extraction programs operate in a well-documented open environment, allowing users to easily make modifications and customize their routines. Integrated sample projects, developed from the deep application knowledge of the company's engineers, help shorten program development time.

The Model 4200-CVU also comes with a variety of advanced diagnostic tools to help ensure the validity of C-V test results. Uncertain if a test result is accurate? Just click the on-screen "Confidence Check" button, or use the real-time front panel to isolate portions of the test setup for validation.

For more information, contact: Keithley Instruments, Inc., 28775 Aurora Road, Cleveland, OH 44139 800-688-9951 or 440-248-0400 E-mail: publisher@keithley.com Web:

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