SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Keysight Technologies, Inc. today introduced the B2980A
Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers, the world’s first
graphical picoammeters and electrometers to confidently measure down to
0.01 fA which is 0.01 x 10-15 A, and up to 10 petaohms (PO)
which is 10 x 1015 ohms.
A battery operation mode that eliminates the effect of any AC power
noise on measurements and enables detection of previously hidden
A time-domain view that makes it easy to capture transient signal
effects as well as select the desired measurement data.
A real-time histogram display capability for quick statistical
analysis of measurement data – a capability previously only available
on an external PC. Because the display is continuously updated on a
real-time basis, users can quickly debug their measurement environment
and setup. This eliminates any ambiguity between the measurement
environment and setup and the measurement data.
A Test Setup Integrity function and dedicated accessories designed to
ensure maximum measurement accuracy. In sensitive measurement
applications, setting up the appropriate cabling and equipment
connections can be quite difficult. Conventional picoammeters and
electrometers fail to address issues related to test setup, such as
external cabling. With the B2980A Series’ optional setup integrity
checker function, users can now more easily isolate causes of noise.
In recent years, research and development into new materials, such as
nanomaterial, graphene, polymers and dielectric material, has increased
significantly. While such materials are expected to be enablers for a
wide-range of new applications, working with these new materials
requires highly sensitive electronic measurement. However, making those
measurements with a high degree of confidence is challenging. With its
ability to make highly sensitive, low-current and high-resistance
measurements, the B2980A Series is well suited to address this challenge.
The B2980A Series meters offers best-in-class performance, with a 2 pA
to 20 mA operating range and an internal 1000 V source, as well as a
host of innovative capabilities designed to optimize measurement
“Evaluating new materials or characterizing advanced devices often
requires highly sensitive electronic measurements,” said Masaki
Yamamoto, general manager of Keysight’s Hachioji Semiconductor Test
Division. “Engineers and researchers performing such sensitive
measurements demand greater confidence in their measurement results. Our
new B2980A Series femto/picoammeters and electrometers, with its
best-in-class measurement performance and innovative functionalities,
means engineers and researchers can trust their test results and improve
their development speeds.”
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Keysight’s B2980A Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers is now
available with pricing starting at $6,200.
More information on the B2980A Series is available at www.keysight.com/find/b2980a.
Images of the new femto/picoammeters and electrometers are available at www.keysight.com/find/b2980a_images.
A backgrounder on the B2980A Series is available at www.keysight.com/find/B2980A_backgrounder.
About Keysight Technologies
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into
two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its
electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies,
began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014
with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is
expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.
Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader
helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through
innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight
provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related
software, software design tools and services used in the design,
development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of
electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors
created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein
include, but are not limited to, information regarding Keysight’s
separation of the electronic measurement business and its Board of
Directors. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause Keysight’s results to differ materially
from management’s current expectations.
In addition, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in
Keysight’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including our Form 10, and amendments thereto. Forward-looking
statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Keysight’s
management and on currently available information. Keysight undertakes
no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
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Source: Keysight Technologies, Inc.