TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Enhances Industry-Leading Parameter Analyzer with Faster Pulse, More Capabilities at Lower

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Enhances Industry-Leading Parameter
  Analyzer with Faster Pulse, More Capabilities at Lower Cost

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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
    and easily.
  *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
    next-generation devices.
  *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 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

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