SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

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SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

Postby Carapau » April 26th, 2011, 7:43 am

Greetings!

I'm new to this hardware, so i would like to ask for some help.

Is it possible to get a triaxial connection with the SMU 2611A? If so, how can one do it?
I was trying to get a triax connection, in order to measure low currents on photoactive thin films. :roll:

Is it also possible to control this SMU with Labview with the LAN option?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!

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Re: SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

Postby Nathan S » April 26th, 2011, 8:07 am

The 2600-TRIAX will take the connector of the 2611A and other instruments in the 26XX and 26XXA family and output to three triaxes and one banana plug. The triaxes are Sense Lo, Hi, and Sense Hi while the Lo connection is made via the banana plug. It's user manual is located at the link below. The 2635A and 2636A have the triax connections without requiring the adapter and have better low level current measuring and sourcing capabilities than the 2611A for future reference.

http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=50375

Yes, the 2611A can be controlled via LabView using the Ethernet connection. You can find the 2600 and 2600A family native LabView driver for download at the link below. Hope this helps.

http://www.keithley.com/support/keidoc_searchresult?keyword=2611A&item_type=Software+Driver

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Re: SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

Postby Carapau » April 26th, 2011, 9:26 am

Nathan S wrote:The 2600-TRIAX will take the connector of the 2611A and other instruments in the 26XX and 26XXA family and output to three triaxes and one banana plug. The triaxes are Sense Lo, Hi, and Sense Hi while the Lo connection is made via the banana plug. It's user manual is located at the link below. The 2635A and 2636A have the triax connections without requiring the adapter and have better low level current measuring and sourcing capabilities than the 2611A for future reference.

http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=50375

Yes, the 2611A can be controlled via LabView using the Ethernet connection. You can find the 2600 and 2600A family native LabView driver for download at the link below. Hope this helps.

http://www.keithley.com/support/keidoc_searchresult?keyword=2611A&item_type=Software+Driver



Thank you for the help!

Gonna look into it right away! :D

Regards

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Re: SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

Postby Carapau » April 29th, 2011, 7:38 am

I have another question regarding the 2600-TRIAX SMU connector.
What are the three connections, SENSE HI, HI and SENSE LO, for instance if I want to apply some voltage and measure the respective current? I have read the users guide, and still don't get it... :|


Regards,
Filipe

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Re: SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

Postby Andrea C » May 2nd, 2011, 1:29 pm

Hi Filipe,

There are 4 connection points to consider:
Hi and LO
Sense HI and Sense LO

If a two-wire connection is to be used, then just make use of HI and LO.

If you need to eliminate lead wire resistance (of the HI and LO) or if sourcing large currents, then the use of the four-wire remote sensing is advised. In that case, then in addition to the HI and LO, you'd also connect the Sense HI and Sense LO.

Check out the Reference Manual (not User's Manual) for extensive write up on DUT connections. These same concepts apply if using TRIAX and also for the Phoenix connector on the 2611A.

Andrea

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Re: SMU 2611A + Triaxial connection

Postby Carapau » May 2nd, 2011, 2:13 pm

Ok, I'll give a look into the reference manual.

Thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it!


Kind regards


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