October 24, 2017
Tektronix, provider of measurement solutions, announced that the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has purchased three Keithley 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzers and three 4200A-CVIV Multi-Switch Modules for an undergraduate nanofabrication lab intended to give students hands-on experience with micro- and nano-electronics. The 4200A-SCS is a modular, fully integrated parameter analyzer for performing electrical characterization of materials, semiconductor devices and processes. The 4200A-CVIV provides an error-proof method of switching between DC and AC measurements and moving AC measurements to any terminal of the test device.
Illinois is in the process of setting up a nanofab lab at its ECE Building, a new 230,000-square-foot facility with more than 20 lab spaces dedicated to giving students hands-on training in electronics and computing. The university selected the 4200A-SCS for the nanofab lab because it wanted equipment that students and new users can immediately use with minimal training. Recently introduced, the 4200A-SCS emphasizes usability with features such as:
- guidance on measurements with embedded YouTube-like videos in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean on how to set up, perform and troubleshoot tests as well as application notes and webinars;
- over 450 ready-to-use, user-modifiable application tests and devices that jumpstart test plan development;
- visual test plan development and test sequencing tools; and
- an integrated confidence check that gives users confirmation when a probe has contacted wafer pads.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company.