Keithley I-V Tracer Software
Increase efficiency in the lab
Enjoy traditional curve tracer functionality while equipping individual engineers with their own I-V curve tracer, rather than pooling resources for shared, outdated equipment. Keithley SourceMeter instruments are highly portable and easily fit on benches next to laptops and digital multimeters (DMMs). While I-V Tracer is installed, you retain the full source, sink, and measure capabilities of Keithley SourceMeter instruments with the functionality of a curve tracer just a click away. The modern interface allows easy export of curves via screenshots or CSV.
User Interface allowing for precise sweeps
The front panel knob gives you real time control of your I-V curve, responding to the speed of your turn and dynamically adjusting as you pinch-and-zoom in and out of the graph. Increase scrutiny of curve anomalies like breakdown and turn-on behavior of diodes while accelerating through predictable sections, all in the same graph without taking your eyes off the data.
A functional successor to Tektronix landmark curve tracers like the 576 and 370A, I-V Tracer with Keithley SourceMeter instruments offers the first modern alternative to those who love the direct control a curve tracer offers. Add a simple desktop solution rather than searching for overpriced repair parts or replacements for aging curve tracers.
Failure Analysis of semiconductor devices calls for precise control and immediate results. Sourcing too much power through a device can destroy the sensitive evidence that points to the root cause of failure. I-V Tracer gives you direct control over the output level, letting you slowly ramp up to an I-V curve anomaly then seamlessly creep into the behavior, with a minimum of 500 nV or 500 fA resolution on your sourced output.
Curve tracers were long considered a must-have in engineering classrooms for their simplicity in allowing students to directly apply their learning to electrical devices. I-V Tracer with Keithley SourceMeter instruments offers the same benefit, giving real-time, direct control to students allowing them to experiment themselves and solidify understanding on a wide range of electronics.
At the same time, you keep the incredible power of your SourceMeter instrument for use in lab exercises, with the capabilities of a highly sensitive ammeter, precision voltage and current source, electronic load, and more. Give students the experience they need on up-to-date equipment with modern capabilities.