Keithley Releases Four Videos on Operating Electrometers

  • February 15, 2011
  • Keithley Instruments
  • News

February 15, 2011 - Keithley Instruments produced a series of four tutorial videos on topics related to configuring and operating one of its most sensitive measurement instruments. The videos range from one to four minutes in length, and focus on the Model 6517B Electrometer/High Resistance System.

The titles of the new videos are:

  • How to Enable Humidity and Temperature Measurements
  • How to Set Up the Model 6517B Electrometer for a Staircase Voltage Sweep
  • How to Make a Proper Low Current Measurement
  • How to Enable the Meter Connect Feature on the Model 6517B Electrometer

The 5-1/2-digit Model 6517B Electrometer/High Resistance Meter offers accuracy and sensitivity specifications unmatched by any other meter of this type. It also offers a variety of features that simplifies measuring high resistances and the resistivity of insulating materials. With reading rates of up to 425 readings/second, the Model 6517B is also significantly faster than competitive electrometers, so it offers a quick, easy way to measure low-level currents. It is well-suited for making accurate low current and high impedance voltage, resistance, and charge measurements in areas of research such as physics, optics, nanotechnology, and materials science. A built-in ±1kV voltage source with sweep capability simplifies performing leakage, breakdown, and resistance testing, as well as volume and surface resistivity measurements on insulating materials. About Keithley Instruments, Inc. With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test. In 2010, Keithley Instruments joined Tektronix as part of its test and measurement portfolio.

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