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Bipolar Transistor Characterization Using the B2900B/BL Series of SMUs

October 14, 2021 by Keysight Technologies
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Application Note Overview

The Keysight B2900B/BL Precision Source/Measure Unit is a compact and costeffective bench-top Source/Measure Unit (SMU) with the capability to output and measure both voltage and current. They cover currents from minimum 10 fA to maximum 3 A (DC)/10.5 A (pulse) and voltages from minimum 100 nV to maximum 210 V, which enables you to make a wide range of current versus voltage (IV) measurements more accurately and quickly than ever before.

In addition, the B2900B/BL Series of SMUs comes with an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and multiple software control options that make it easy for you to begin making productive measurements immediately, allowing you to choose the solution that best fits your particular application. These features make the B2900B/BL Series of SMUs the best solution for accurate characterization of a wide variety of devices such as bipolar transistors (BJTs).

This application note gives an overview of the B2900B/BL Series of SMUs for test and measurement, diving into its capabilities and features, and highlighting its use in IV characterization of BJTs and a variety of other devices. 

Topics Covered

  • What is the B2900B/BL Series of SMUs?
  • Quick and Easy IV Characterization
  • Range of Software Control Options
  • Required Instrument and Accessories

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