Keithley 2470 SMU Product Overview
The 2470, Keithley’s next-generation SourceMeter source measure unit (SMU), a 1000V, 1A, 20W instrument, truly brings Ohm’s law (current, voltage, and resistance) testing right to your fingertips. Its innovative graphical user interface (GUI) and advanced, capacitive touchscreen technology allow intuitive usage and minimize the learning curve to enable engineers and scientists to learn faster, work smarter, and invent easier. With its 1100V and 10 fA capability, the 2470 is optimized for characterizing and testing high voltage, low leakage devices, materials, and modules, such as silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN), power MOSFETs, transient suppression devices, circuit protection devices, power modules, batteries, and much more. These new capabilities, combined with Keithley’s decades of expertise in developing high precision, high-accuracy SMU instruments, make the 2470 a go-to instrument for high-voltage source and low-current measurement applications in the lab and in the test rack.
- Capabilities of analyzers, curve tracers, and I-V systems at a fraction of their cost
- Five-inch, high resolution capacitive touchscreen GUI
- 0.012% basic measure accuracy with 6½-digit resolution
- Wide coverage up to 1100 V / 1 A DC 20 W max. 10 fA measure resolution
- Source and sink (four-quadrant) operation
- Built-in, context-sensitive front panel help
- Front panel input banana jacks; rear panel input triaxial connections
- 2450 SCPI and TSP® scripting programming modes, 2400 SCPI-compatible programming mode
- Perform I-V Characterization using Keithley's KickStart Software
- 106 x 255 x 425mm, 4.04Kg weight with bumpers, 88 x 213 x 403mm, 3.58Kg weight w/o bumpers (HxWxD)
One Year Warranty
2470 SourceMeter® unit, High performance test leads, USB-B-1 Type A to type B USB cable, CS-1616-3 safety interlock mating connector, CA-180-3A TSP-link/Ethernet cable, Quick start guide. Documentation (downloadable). Test script builder software (downloadable), KickStart start-up software (downloadable), LabVIEW and IVI drivers (downloadable).
Calibration services available for this product. Choose from a Standard Certificated Service or an internationally recognised UKAS accredited calibration.
Hazardous voltages may be present on all output and guard terminals. To prevent electrical shock that could cause injury or death, never make or break connections to 2470 while instrument is on.
Interactive Source-Measure-Unit Instrument with a Capacitive Touchscreen in a 1/2-rack form factor
Keithley 2470 High Voltage SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument brings advanced Touch, Test, Invent® technology right to your fingertips. It combines an innovative graphical user interface (GUI) with capacitive touchscreen technology to make testing intuitive and minimize the learning curve to help engineers and scientists learn faster, work smarter, and invent easier. With its 1100 V and 10 fA capability, the 2470 is optimized for characterizing and testing high voltage, low leakage devices, materials, and modules, such as silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN), power MOSFETs, transient suppression devices, circuit protection devices, power modules, batteries, and much more. These new capabilities, combined with Keithley’s decades of expertise in developing high precision, high-accuracy SMU instruments, make the 2470 a go-to instrument for high-voltage source and low-current measurement applications in the lab and in the test rack.
Learn Faster. Work Smarter. Invent Easier.
The 2470 features a five-inch, full-color, high resolution touchscreen that supports intuitive operation, helps operators become familiar with the instrument quickly, and optimizes overall speed and productivity. A simple icon-based menu structure reduces the number of steps required to configure a test by as much as 50 percent and eliminates the cumbersome multi-layer menu structures typically used on soft-key instruments. Built-in, context-sensitive help supports intuitive operation and minimizes the need to review a separate manual. These capabilities, combined with the 2470's high versatility, simplify its operation in both basic and advanced measurement applications, regardless of your previous experience in working with SMU instruments.
All-in-One SMU Instrument
The 2470, Keithley's fourth generation of SourceMeter SMUs, leverages the proven capabilities of the original 2410 High Voltage SourceMeter SMU Instrument. SMU instruments offer a highly flexible, four-quadrant voltage and current source/load coupled with precision voltage and current measurements. This all-in-one instrument can be used as a precision power supply with V and I readback, True current source, DMM w/ 6-1/2 digit resolution, electronic load, pulse generator and trigger controller.
Ease of Use Beyond the Touchscreen
In addition to its five-inch color touchscreen, the 2470 front panel offers a variety of features that enhance its speed, user-friendliness, and learnability, including a USB 2.0 memory I/O port, a HELP key, a rotary navigation/control knob, a front/rear input terminal selector button, and banana jacks for basic bench applications. The USB 2.0 memory port simplifies storing test results and instrument configurations, uploading test scripts into the instrument, and installing system upgrades. All front-panel buttons are backlit to enhance visibility in low-light environments.
Instrument Control Start-up Software
KickStart instrument control/start-up software enables users to start making measurements in minutes without programming. In most cases, users merely need to make some quick measurements, graph the data, and store the data to disk for later analysis in software environments such as Excel.
Comprehensive Built-in Connectivity
Rear panel access to rear-input connectors, remote control interfaces (GPIB, USB 2.0, and LXI/Ethernet), a D-sub 9-pin digital I/O port (for internal/external trigger signals and handler control), instrument interlock connector, and TSP-Link® connectors make it simple to configure multiple instrument test solutions and eliminate the need to invest in additional adapter accessories.
Alternatives for 2470:
Keithley recommends Models 2450, 2460, and 2461 SMUs as alternatives.