Webinar: Selecting the Right SMU Instrument

Keithley Instruments will host a free webinar next week. The webcast will cover how source measurement unit (SMU) instruments work, describe key features and capabilities to consider when selecting them, and compare the performance of various SMU instruments in real-world applications. The title of the webinar is, What is an SMU Instrument, and How Do You Decide Which One is Right for Your Application? The online seminar will take place Thursday, February 23rd at 2:00 PM EST (19:00 UTC/GMT), and Thursday, March 1st at 9:00 AM EST (14:00 UTC/GMT).

What is an SMU Instrument, and How Do You Decide Which One is Right for Your Application?

SMU instruments can boost test productivity, deliver more complete characterization, and increase overall test system performance. The popularity of these instruments has increased rapidly as more people discover that their tightly-integrated DMM and precision power supply capabilities can serve a wide variety of applications throughout the electronics and semiconductor industries. However, to obtain the optimum productivity, system builders must evaluate instrument specifications carefully in order to choose the most appropriate SMU for a specific application.

The Keithley webcast is ideal for engineers, researchers, educators, and students working with semiconductor-based devices, components, materials, and technologies with current vs. voltage (I -V) characteristics that must be verified and/or better understood. Typical devices and technologies include traditional silicon, compound semiconductors (such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride) for power/energy applications like HBLEDs and solar cells, electronic components, nanotechnology, and new materials like graphene, a single-atomic-layer-thick crystal of carbon that can exist at room temperature.

The webinar will be presented by Lishan Weng. She is an applications engineer at Keithley Instruments. Weng is interested in new measurement instruments/techniques related to graphene. She holds master’s degrees in both electrical engineering and physics from Purdue University, where her research focused on graphene devices and p-type GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. Her previous research also includes carbon nanotube based nanolithography and tunable graphene oxidation, as well as quantum transport measurement and a specialization in AFM lithography.

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