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Keithley 2400-C

SourceMeter (SMU) Instrument with Contact Check/GPIB Interface

Brand: Keithley
Model No: 2400-C
Our Model No: 2400C
Condition: NEW
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Product Features:

  • Five instruments in one (IV Source, IVR Measure)
  • 200V, 1A, 20W
  • Contact Check
  • Source and sync (4-quadrant) operation
  • 0.012% basic measure accuracy
  • 6 1/2-digit resolution
  • 2-, 4-, and 6-wire remote V-source and measure sensing
  • 1700 readings/second at 4 1/2 digits via GPIB
  • Pass/Fail comparator for fast sorting/binning
  • Programmable DIO port for automation/handler/prober control
  • Standard SCPI GPIB, RS-232 and Keithley Trigger Link interfaces


  • Discrete semiconductor devices
  • Passive devices
  • Transient suppression devices
  • ICs, RF ICs, MMICs
  • Laser diodes, laser diode modules, LEDs, photodetectors
  • Circuit protection devices (TVS, MOV, Fuses, etc.)
  • Airbags
  • Connectors, switches, relays
  • High brightness LEDs (DC and pulse)
  • Leakage tests
  • Low voltage/resistances tests
  • LIV tests
  • IDDQ tests
  • I-V characterization tests
  • Isolation and trace resistance tests
  • Temperature coefficient tests
  • Forward voltage, reverse breakdown, leakage current tests
  • DC parametric test
  • DC power source tests
  • HIPOT tests
  • Photovoltaic cell efficiency (source and sync) tests
  • Dielectric withstanding tests

The Keithley 2400-C 200V/1A/20W SourceMeter SMU Instrument w/Contact Check is designed specifically for test applications that demand tightly coupled sourcing and measurement. The 2400-C provides precision voltage and current sourcing as well as measurement capabilities; it is both a highly stable DC power source and a true instrument-grade 6 1/2-digit multimeter. The power source characteristics include low noise, precision, and readback. The multimeter capabilities include high repeatability and low noise. The result is a compact, single-channel, DC parametric tester. In operation, this instrument can act as a voltage source, a current source, a voltage meter, a current meter, and an ohmmeter. Manufacturers of components and modules for the communications, semiconductor, computer, automotive, and medical industries will find the 2400-C invaluable for a wide range of characterization and production test applications.

Advantages of a Tightly Integrated Instrument

By linking source and measurement circuitry in a single unit, the 2400-C offers a variety of advantages over systems configured with separate source and measurement instruments. For example, it minimizes the time required for test station development, setup, and maintenance, while lowering the overall cost of system ownership. It simplifies the test process itself by eliminating many of the complex synchronization and connection issues associated with using multiple instruments. And its compact half-rack size conserves precious "real estate" in the test rack or bench.

Power of Five Instruments in One (IV Source, IVR Measure)

The tightly coupled nature of a SourceMeter SMU instrument provides many advantages over solutions configured from separate instruments, such as a precision power supply and a digital multimeter. For example, it provides faster test times by reducing GPIB traffic and simplifies the remote programming interface. It also protects the device under test from damage due to accidental overloads, thermal runaway, etc. Both the current and voltage source are programmable with readback to help maximize device measurement integrity. If the readback reaches a programmed compliance limit, then the source is clamped at the limit, providing fault protection.

I-V Characteristics

All SourceMeter SMU instruments provide four-quadrant operation. In the first and third quadrants they operate as a source, delivering power to a load. In the second and fourth quadrants they operate as a sync, dissipating power internally. Voltage, current, and resistance can be measured during source or sync operation.

Automation for Speed

A SourceMeter SMU instrument streamlines production testing. It sources voltage or current while making measurements without needing to change connections. It is designed for reliable operation in non-stop production environments. To provide the throughput demanded by production applications, the SourceMeter SMU instrument offers many built-in features that allow it to run complex test sequences without computer control or GPIB communications slowing things down.

Standard and Custom Sweeps

Sweep solutions greatly accelerate testing with automation hooks. Three basic sweep waveforms are provided that can be programmed for single event or continuous operation. They are ideal for I/V, I/R, V/I, and V/R characterization.

- Linear Staircase Sweep: Moves from the start level to the stop level in equal linear steps

- Logarithmic Staircase Sweep: Done on a log scale with a specified number of steps per decade

- Custom Sweep: Allows construction of special sweeps by specifying the number of measurement points and the source level at each point

- Up to 1700 readings/second at 4 1/2 digits to the GPIB bus

- 5000 readings can be stored in the nonvolatile buffer memory

Built-In Test Sequencer (Source Memory List)

- The Source Memory list provides faster and easier testing by allowing you to setup and execute up to 100 different tests that run without PC intervention.

- Stores up to 100 instrument configurations, each containing source settings, measurement settings, pass/fail criteria, etc.

- Pass/fail limit test as fast as 500μs per point

- Onboard comparator eliminates the delay caused when sending data to the computer for analysis

- Built-in, user definable math functions to calculate derived parameters

Digital I/O Interface

The digital I/O interface can link a SourceMeter SMU instrument to many popular component handlers. Other capabilities of the interface include:

- Tight systems integration for applications such as binning and sorting

- Built-in component handler interface

- Start of test and end of test signals

- 5V, 300mA power supply

Trigger Link Interface

All SourceMeter SMU instruments include Keithley's unique Trigger Link interface which provides high-speed, seamless communications with many of Keithley's other instruments.

Unique 6-Wire Ohms Technique

SourceMeter SMU instruments can make standard 4-wire, split Kelvin, and 6-wire, guarded ohms measurements and can be configured for either the constant current or constant voltage method. The 6-wire ohms technique:

- Uses guard and guard sense leads in addition to the 4-wire sense and source leads

- Locks out parallel current paths when measuring resistor networks or hybrid circuits to isolate the component under test

- Allows users to configure and plot data easily from the 2400-C, making characterization of two, three, and four terminal devices a snap

  • 1 - Single-Channel SourceMeter SMU Instrument w/Contact Check & Line Cord
  • 1 - Safety Test Leads (1754)
  • 1 - Certificate of Calibration
  • 1 - User Manual
  • 1 - Service Manual
  • 1 - Support Software Disk (Including TestPoint Instrument Library for GPIB and Lab-VIEW for Windows Driver)
  • 1 - Manual Addenda
Model Description Buy Now Price
1754 Keithley 1754 Universal Test Lead Kit for Series 2400 and DMMs Add to Cart


5804 Keithley 5804 4-Wire/Kelvin Test Lead Set for Series 2400, Model 2750, and DMMs Add to Cart


5805 Keithley 5805 .9m Kelvin Probes for Series 2400, Model 2750, and DMMs Add to Cart


5808 Keithley 5808 Single-Pin Kelvin Probes for Series 2400, Models 2700, 2701, and 2750, and DMMs Add to Cart


5809 Keithley 5809 Kelvin Clip Lead Set for Series 2400, Models 2700, 2701, and 2750, and DMMs Add to Cart


8607 Keithley 8607 1m 1000V Banana Cables (x2) for Series 2400 and Models 6487 and 6517B Add to Cart


CA-18-1 Tektronix CA-18-1 Cable Add to Cart


7002 Keithley 7002 400-Channel 10-Slot Switch/Control Mainframe Add to Cart


7053 Keithley 7053 10-Ch 2-Pole High Current Scanner Module with Screw Terminal for Models 7001 and 7002 Add to Cart


8620 Keithley 8620 4-Wire DMM Shorting Plug for Series 2400, Model 2750, and DMMs Add to Cart


KPCI-488LPA Keithley KPCI-488LPA IEEE-488.2 Interface Module for PCI Buses Add to Cart


KUSB-488B Keithley KUSB-488B IEEE-488.2 USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter for USB Ports Add to Cart


8501-2 Keithley 8501-2 2m Micro-DIN-Male-to-Micro-DIN-Male Trigger Link Cable Add to Cart


8503. Keithley 8503. 1m DIN Male-to-BNC Male Trigger Link Cable Add to Cart


8505 Keithley 8505 Male-to-2-Female Y-DIN Trigger Link Cable Add to Cart


4288-1 Keithley 4288-1 Single Fixed Rack Mount Kit Add to Cart


4288-2 Keithley 4288-2 Dual Fixed Rack Mount Kit for Models 2000, 2700, and 6487 Add to Cart


4288-5 Keithley 4288-5 Shelf Type Side-by-Side Rack Mounting Kit Add to Cart


Gold Plans
Model Description Buy Now Price
2400-C-3Y-EW-STD Keithley 2400-C-3Y-EW-STD 3-Year Calibration Contract for Model 2400-C Add to Cart


2400-C-5Y-EW-STD Keithley 2400-C-5Y-EW-STD 5-Year Calibration Contract for Model 2400-C Add to Cart


2400-C-EW Keithley 2400-C-EW 1-Year Factory Warranty for Model 2400-C Add to Cart


Model Description Price
2400-C-US Keithley 2400-C-US *US Gov Edition* SourceMeter (SMU) Instrument with Contact Check/GPIB Interface
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GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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