TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Enhances Industry-Leading Parameter
Analyzer with Faster Pulse, More Capabilities at Lower Cost
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 3, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced source/monitor unit (SMU)
and software enhancements to its B1500A semiconductor device analyzer, the
industry’s leading semiconductor parameter analyzer.
The new B1514A 50-µs pulse medium-current SMU gives a faster pulse at 30V/1A
range plus oscilloscope-like viewing. The new B1511B medium-power SMU delivers
0.1 fA low-current measurement capability at a lower price with an optional
atto-sense switch unit. The latest EasyEXPERT 5.5 software enables remote test
without complex programming, using more than 300 ready-to-use application
tests in addition to manual operation.
Agilent has consistently delivered parametric test performance and value since
early 1980, when the company introduced the world’s first digital parametric
analyzer. In keeping with this tradition, the new B1500A supports all aspects
of characterization for IV (0.1 fA – 1 A/0.5 µV – 200 V), capacitance (1 kHz –
5 MHz) and ultra-fast pulsed/transient IV measurement down to ns order.
The enhancements for the B1500A semiconductor device analyzer include:
*Faster pulsed measurements using the B1514A, a 50 µs pulse medium-current
SMU. The enhanced analyzer enables a pulsed measurement down to 50 µs
pulse width, a 10X or more narrow pulsed measurement than provided by a
comparable conventional SMU. In addition, the instrument offers wider
range and versatility, up to 30 V / 1A, with voltage/current
programmability. Pulsed IV measurements are typically required to
characterize today’s advanced materials and devices. The EasyEXPERT
oscilloscope view is supported for the B1514A to monitor the actual
voltage and current waveform. With this feature, users can confidently
verify the pulsed measurement setup and optimize its parameters quickly
*Very low current measurement down to 0.1 fA at lower cost, using the new
B1511B medium-power SMU with an atto-sense and switch unit. This meets the
requirements for accurate low-current characterization, such as leakage
current, in order to accelerate research and development for
*Easy device characterization with EasyEXPERT 5.5. The updated software
features remote control to execute the built-in application test, GUI to
control switching matrix, and extension of the application library. In
addition, it supports the oscilloscope view for the B1514A 50 µs pulse
medium-current SMU. EasyEXPERT is GUI-based software operating on Windows
7; it offers efficient and repeatable device characterization ranging from
interactive manual measurements to semi-automated wafer test.
The Agilent B1500A semiconductor parametric analyzer, with the new B1514A and
B1511B SMU modules and EasyEXPERT software enhancements, offers a complete
device characterization solution with versatility, uncompromised measurement
reliability, and efficient, repeatable measurements. It supports all
state-of-the-art measurements for parametric test, enabling electrical
characterization and evaluation of devices, materials, semiconductors,
active/passive components, or virtually any other type of electronic device.
Additional information about the B1500A semiconductor parameter analyzer can
be found at www.agilent.com/find/b1500a. Images of the B1500A are available at
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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