Newark element14 Announces World's First Source Measure Unit Instrument with a Capacitive Touchscreen; Keithley Model 2450 combines numerous test and measurement functions at a fraction of the cost
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CHICAGO -- Newark element14 , a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has launched the first Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface. Made by Keithley Instruments, Inc., the Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU Instrument is ideal for characterizing modern scaled semiconductors, non-scale devices, organic semiconductors, printed electronics and other small-geometry and low-power devices.
The Model 2450 combines the capabilities of I-V systems, curve tracers and semiconductor analyzers in one unit costing far less than those products together. The U.S. list price is $5,400, and a version without a front panel for automated systems integration is available for $5,100. As the next iteration of the Model 2400 SourceMeter SMU instrument, the product is available for orders now at element14 .
"The new Keithley Model 2450 is an outstanding addition to our already broad range of technology tools and solutions," said Newark element14 Product Manager Erik Linell. "The touchscreen on this product is one of the unique features in the SMU category, and we're happy to offer this to our customers so they can move from design to production more quickly."
To accommodate shrinking design cycles, the Model 2450 incorporates numerous ease-of-use features that ensure a faster "time-to-answer" than the competition. These include a context-sensitive help function, "Quickset" modes that speed instrument configuration and on-screen graphing capabilities that turn raw data into usable results quickly. Benchtop application advantages include:
- Full-color, 5-inch touchscreen graphical user interface (GUI) with built-in help
- Extended measurement ranges with superior low current performance
- Error and event logging
- KickStart start-up software providing a more intuitive operation and requiring 50% fewer configuration steps
Test system integration advantages include:
- Embedded Test Script Processor -- provides higher test throughput by eliminating common GPIB traffic problems
TSP-Link inter-unit communication bus -- multiple TSP instruments can be linked for multi-point or multi-channel parallel test
- Model 2400 legacy mode -- backward compatibility with existing 2400 SCPI programs
- PC connectivity and automation -- simplifies configuring multi-instrument test setups
Newark element14 offers design engineers a space to share project concepts with 190,000 members in its award-winning element14 community , the first of its kind. Additionally, the industry's most comprehensive online knowledge resource for electronic design, the Knode on element14 , is a first stop for any engineer undertaking a design project with a development kit. For more information or to purchase the modules, visit Newark element14.
About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test. In 2010, Keithley Instruments joined Tektronix as part of its test and measurement portfolio. About Newark element14 Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Newark element14 brings together the latest products, services and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start. Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America.
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