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Agilent B2900A Series Precision Instrument Family

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The Agilent B2900A Series precision bench-top instrument family includes several different source and measurement solutions. It currently consists of the Precision Source/Measure Units (SMUs) and the Precision Low Noise Power Sources. The B2900A Series provides best-in-class source and measurement performance along with other powerful capabilities. In addition it has broad applications that cover the range from R&D and education to industrial development, production test and automated manufacturing. They also work equally well as either standalone or system components. 

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B2901A/02A/11A/12A Precision Source Measure Unit (SMU) : Cost effective source/measurement solutions offer superior performance and a best-in-class graphical user interface for bench-top IV (current versus voltage) characterization

The Agilent B2900A Series of Precision Source/Measure Units are compact and cost-effective bench-top Source/Measure Units (SMUs) with the capability to source and measure both voltage and current. The Agilent B2900A Series of SMUs provide best-in-class performance for a modest price. They have broad voltage (±210 V) and current (± 3 A DC and ±10.5 A pulsed) sourcing capability, excellent precision (minimum 10 fA/100 nV sourcing and measuring resolution) and possess a superior color LCD graphical user interface (GUI). In addition, several task-based viewing modes dramatically improve productivity for test, debug and characterization. The Agilent B2900A Series offers unmatched measurement throughput and supports conventional SMU SCPI commands for easy test code migration. These features improve efficiency and lower the cost of ownership when integrating the SMUs into systems for production test. These capabilities make the B2900A Series ideal for a wide variety of IV (current versus voltage) measurement tasks that require both high resolution and accuracy.

Performing IV measurements with conventional instruments such as voltage/current sources, arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs),switches, and voltage/current meters is complicated and confusing. It requires deep technical knowledge of both the measurement technique and the instrumentation to perform an accurate measurement.
The Agilent B2900A SMU integrates many different source and measurement capabilities into one compact form factor. It can operate as a seamless 4-quadrant precision voltage/current source, an electrical load, an accurate voltage/current meter, a pulse generator and an AWG. Its versatile all-in-one integrated source and measurement capabilities allow it to perform a wide variety of measurements from DC to low frequency AC without the need to change connections or use additional equipment.

Agilent B2900A series of SMU can be used for various IV characterization such as test and evaluation of semiconductor, discrete, passive components, precision electronics, green energy devices and materials in the area from research and education to industrial development and production test.

B2961A/62A 6.5 Digit Low Noise Power Source : A revolutionary power supply for precision low noise voltage/current sourcing featuring 6.5 digit, 100 nV/10 fA resolution, 10 μVrms noise, bipolar 210 V/3 A (10.5 A pulse) range, innovative sourcing functions, and GUI

The Agilent B2961A/B2962A 6.5 Digit Low Noise Power Source is a next-generation power supply/source offering 6.5 digit best-in-class precision, wide and bipolar output ranges of 100nV-210A/10fA-10.5A and extremely low noise of 10 µVrms and 1nVrms/√Hz (at 10 kHz). It also offers other innovative features such as graphing capability and arbitrary waveform generating capability (10 mHz-10 kHz), which allow tests and evaluation that conventional power supply/sources cannot do. These superior capabilities make the B2961A and B2962A ideal companion instruments for use with other instruments such as oscilloscopes, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, frequency counters, digital multi meters, nano-voltmeters, etc. The Agilent B2961A/B2962A can support the difficult measurement challenges faced by researchers, electronic development engineers and electronic technicians working on advanced devices and materials.

The general trend in electronics is for equipment and devices to become smaller, integrated and more portable. Market is also demanding more intelligence, integration and miniaturization along with lower power consumption to maximize battery life. Agilent B2961A/B2962A can be used as voltage and current source for those demanding applications requiring precision and low noise performance, such as test and evaluation of AD/DA converters, RF-ICs and RF components (VCO, PLL, Mixer, oscillator, power amplifier), various sensors and transducers, superconductor, and energy generating devices, etc)

B2900A Selection Guide

Product
Category
Product
Number
Number
of channels
                        Sourcing Capability        Measurement Capability View
Modes
Other
Features
Maximum
Output
Source
mode
Number
of digits
Minimum
resolution
Output
capability
Number
of digits
Minimum
resolution








Precision Source/ Measure Unit (SMU)

B2901A

1








Watt -
31.8W
DC -
210 V/3.03 A
Pulse -
200 V/10.5 A








Voltage
source or
current
source
(4-quadrant
/bipolar
operation)




5.5 digits




1 µV/1 pA








-DC
-Pulse
-Sweep
-Pulsed
sweep
-List
Sweep




6.5 digits




100 nV/
100fA
-Single
-Graph
(IV curve,
time-domain)








- SCPI
compatibility
for conventional
SMU
- Limit Testing
Capability

B2902A

2
-Single
-Dual
-Graph
(IV curve,
time-domain)

B2911A

1




6.5 digits




100 nV /
10 fA




6.5 digits




100 nV/
10fA
-Single
-Graph
(IV curve,
time-domain)

B2912A

2
-Single
-Dual
-Graph
(IV curve,
time-domain)
-Roll




Precision Low Noise Power Source



B2961A



1




Watt -
31.8W
DC -
210 V/
3.03 A
Pulse -
200 V/
10.5 A




Voltage
source or
current
source
(4-quadrant
/bipolar
operation)








6.5 digits








100 nV /
10 fA
-DC
-Pulse
-Sweep
-Pulsed
sweep
-List
Sweep
-Arb
(10mHz-
10kHz,
sine,
square,
ramp,
triangle,
trapezoid,
exponential
and user
defined.)







4.5 digits







10 µV/
1 pA
-Single
with Arb
menu
-Graph
(time-domain)






- External
filters for low
noise
- Programmable
output
resistance




B2962A




2
-Single
with Arb
menu
-Dual
-Graph
(time-domain)