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Breakdown Test Sweep V, Exit on Current Limit

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Breakdown Test Sweep V, Exit on Current Limit

Post by CuriousGeorge » May 24th, 2021, 4:34 pm

Using 2657A to do staircase voltage sweep for breakdown test, can the script exit early if the current limit is encountered?

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Re: Breakdown Test Sweep V, Exit on Current Limit

Post by Andrea C » May 26th, 2021, 11:04 am

Yes, that can be done.

Here is sweeping the voltage to 250V (1V steps) on a 10GΩ resistor and on a 200V Zener.
In the case of the zener, we exit the sweep early.

This same code will work with any of the 2600A or 2600B models (up to their max voltage capability).
Exit on Compliance Voltage Sweep
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Here is screen capture of calling the TSP code from Python language:
Calling TSP function from Python.
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The TSP source and a PDF describing the process are attached.
Full code listing
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TSP function definition code
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