|By Business Wire||
|August 8, 2013 11:58 AM EDT||
Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced today that its Model 2657A High Power System SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument has received the R&D 100 Award from R&D (Research & Development) magazine. This R&D 100 Award recognizes the Model 2657A, which was introduced in 2012, as one of the year’s 100 most significant technology innovations worldwide and marks the 23rd time that Keithley has been honored with this distinction by the editors of R&D magazine. Representatives from the Model 2657A Development Team will accept the award on behalf of Keithley during ceremonies to be held November 7 at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel.
High voltage electronics, materials, and power semiconductor end applications are becoming increasingly demanding, requiring test instrumentation capable of characterizing devices with significantly higher breakdown voltages and lower leakage currents and higher power levels than ever before. The Model 2657A, which allows researchers and engineers to make electrical measurements at up to 3,000 volts while measuring down to 1fA, is part of Keithley’s growing line of precision sourcing and measurement instruments. The Model 2657A can source up to five times as much power to test a device as the nearest competitive solution, at significantly lower cost.
The Model 2657A is the highest voltage instrument a Keithley development team has ever designed. Its combination of requirements necessitated re-evaluating all Keithley safety practices and demanded exceptional discipline and ingenuity in terms of design.
“It’s gratifying that the editors at R&D recognized the advantages that the Model 2657A offers,” noted Lee Stauffer, a senior staff technologist on the Model 2657A Development Team. “Its combination of high voltage at high power levels and ultra-low current resolution lets researchers and engineers capture important data that other solutions can’t.”
For More Information
For a link to a high resolution image of the Model 2657A: http://www.ggcomm.com/KEI/2657A_hr.jpg
A brief video on the capabilities of the Model 2657A is available at http://www.ggcomm.com/KEI/2657A/2657A-intro_vid.html. For more information, contact the company at:
|Address:||Keithley Instruments, Inc.|
|28775 Aurora Road|
|Cleveland, OH 44139-1891|
For high resolution image: http://www.ggcomm.com/KEI/2657A/2657A_R&D100.jpg
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.
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