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Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate KickStart Instrument Control Software Datasheet
KickStart Software simplifies what you need to know about your instrument so that in just minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device. KickStart Software enables quick test setup and data visualization when …
1KW-60965-4 6517B Electrometer/High Resistance Meter Datasheet
Model 6514 Programmable Electrometer
2010 catalog pages for the Model 6514 Programmable Electrometer.
Model 237-ALG-2 Triaxial Cable
The Keithley Instruments Model 237-ALG-2 is a 6.6 ft (2 m) triaxial cable that is terminated with a three-slot male triaxial connector on one end and alligator clips on the other end.
PA-298D Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter Instrument
2010 Catalog Pages for Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter Instrument.
Model 6517B-ILC-3 Interlock Cable
The Keithley Instruments Model 6517B-ILC-3 Interlock Cable is designed to connect the interlock of the Model 6517B Electrometer with the Model 8009 High Resistivity Test Fixture.
PA-975A Model 4288-2 Dual Fixed Rack Mounting Kit
The Model 4288-2 Dual Fixed Rack Mounting Kit includes all of the hardware necessary for side-by-side rack mounting of two instruments, including Series 2000, 2182A, Series 2300, Series 2500, 2700, 2701, 6220, 6221, 6485, 6487, 6514, or 6517B.
Manuals Manual Type Part Number: ReleaseDate 6430-901-01
MODEL 6430 SUB-FEMTOAMP REMOTE SOURCEMETER REFERENCE MANUAL
Primary User 6430-901-01F KickStart Quick Start Guide
Primary User KKS-903-01H Keithley Instruments Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions PA
User 071341102 Model 4299-7 Fixed Rack-Mount Kit Assembly and Mounting Instructions
This document contains the parts list and installation information for products that can be mounted with this rack-mount kit.
User PA-1065E Model 6517B Electrometer Reference Manual
The 6517B is capable of measuring a voltage range of up to 200 V with an input impedance exceeding 200 TΩ. All this performance is built into an instrument that operates as simply as a digital Multimeter.
Primary User 6517B-901-01D Model 6514 System Electrometer Instruction Manual
Primary User 6514-901-01D Model 6517B Electrometer User's Manual
Primary User 6517B-900-01A 6514 Japanese Quick Result Guide
User 6514J-903-01A Model 6430 Japanese Quick Result Guide
User 6430J-903-01A Model 6514 System Electrometer Quick Results Guide
User 6514-903-01A Keithley Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter Quick Results Guide
Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.3.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features: Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
Application KICKSTART-2.3.0 KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.2.1 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
Application KICKSTART-2.2.1 Keithley I/O Layer version C10 (Windows 10, 8, 7 Compatible)
Keithley I/O Layer version C10 (KIOL-850C10 adds support for Windows 10 Operating System and installs NI-VISA Runtime 17.5 and NI-ICP 17.0. This release replaces previous versions of KIOL-850B07, KIOL-850C02, KIOL-850C03, KIOL-850C04, KIOL-850C05 …
Application KIOL-850C10 Model 6517B Firmware version A14
Firmware version A14 and Release Notes. Use with Keithley Flash Wizard to upgrade a 6517B instrument.
Firmware 6517B-FRP-A14 KickStart Instrument Control software Version 1.9.8 (use with HRMA app)
Easy to use instrument control software Required for use with KickStart’s High Resistance Measurement App (HRMA) For all other apps, consider KickStart 2 as a replacement Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Application KICKSTART-1.9.8 6430 C30 Firmware Release Package
Model 6430 Firmware Release Package Version C30
Firmware 6430-FRP-C30 Keithley I/O Layer - version C07 (Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP Compatible)
Keithley I/O Layer version C07 (KIOL-850C07 adds a change to only send the :syst:rem command to RS-232 connections This release replaces previous versions of KIOL-850B07, KIOL-850C02, KIOL-850C03, KIOL-850C04, KIOL-850C05, KIOL-850C06). This version …
Application KIOL-850C07 Model 6517B Firmware Version A13
Model 6517B A13 Firmware and Release Notes.
Firmware 6517B-801A13 6514 A11 Firmware Upgrade.exe (2.5Meg)
Flash Wizard to upgrade 6514 to firmware version A11.
Firmware 6514-800A11 2400 IVI Driver for Visual Basic (VB), VC/C++, Labview (LV) and LabWindows CVI, Rev. B01 (7.2Mb) - Requires Installation of Keithley I/O Layer (KIOL-850)
IVI driver for 24xx series, includes support for 6430. Not the VXIPnP driver.
Driver 2400-854B01 Model 6517B Firmware Version A12
Model 6517B A12 Firmware and Release Notes.
Firmware 6517B-801A12 6514 Native LabView 2009 Driver version 1.0.0 - Project Style
6514 Native LabView 2009 Driver Version 1.0.0
Driver 6514-LV-1.0.0 6430 BETA LabVIEW ver. 5.X (LV) driver for Windows
Driver 6430-LV-5.X 6514 IEEE Bus Library for Testpoint
10-15-01: Support Documentation file (README.txt) included in the download.
Driver 6514-TP-IEEE-LIB 6514 LabVIEW 5.X (LV) Driver for Windows
Driver 6514-LV-5.X Model 6517B Firmware Version A10
6517B Version A10 Firmware and Release Notes.
Firmware 6517B-801A10 6514 LabVIEW (LV) ver. 6i Driver
FAQS FAQ ID Compliance: What is Compliance Voltage on the Source-Measure Units and SourceMeter instruments?
Compliance voltage is the maximum voltage a current source will go to in its attempt to source the programmed current. Compliance voltage values are user settable, allowing complete control over the sourcing and measurement process.
71061 PicoAmmeters/Electromeers/Sensitive SMUs -What is Guard?
The concept of guarding is to surround the input high node or DUT with a guard shield that is at the same potential. Current cannot flow through a leakage resistance that has a 0 V drop across it. Guarding is used to greatly reduce leakage current …
468106 How to make a Resistivity Measurement using the 8009 and 6517B in Alt-Polarity Mode
1) Connect interlock, Source Voltage HI and LO, and triax meter cables between 6517B back panel and 8009 test fixture. 2) Determine type of resistivity measurement (surface or volume) and use selector switch on 8009. 3) To set resistivity …
255381 Comparison of DDC and SCPI Command codes for 6517.
Look the attached word document for comparison of DDC(Device Dependent Commands) to SCPI commands for Model 6517A.
729066 Are settings saved on Model 6517B when updating to a later firmware?
Yes, settings can be saved using the following procedure: 1. Press MENU, let go. 2. Select SAVESETUP, press ENTER. 3. Select SAVE, press ENTER. 4. Select number for save (0-9), press ENTER. To restore: 1. Press MENU, let go. 2. Select SAVESETUP …
468411 How is resistance measured?
Electrical resistance is measured by either of two methods: constant current or constant voltage. The constant current technique sources a known current through an unknown resistance and the resulting voltage is measured. This technique is generally …
71691 What are the differences between an electrometer, pico-ammeter and current amplifier?
Product(s): Electrometer: 6514,6517A,617,614, 6512,602,600B Pico-Ammeter: 6487,6485,486,487,485,480 Current Amplifier: 428-PROG, 428-MAN Question: What are the differences between an electrometer, pico-ammeter and current …
71766 How can I measure output noise of an a Si:H TFT?
Assuming the system has low noise content, and the frequency region of interest is a few hertz or less, the Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter is the lowest noise instrument. It can measure current with noise less than 4E-16Ap-p.
71366 What are the significant differences between the Models 6514 and 6517A Electrometers?
What are the significant differences between the Models 6514 and 6517A Electrometers? There are several differences between these two electrometers: Voltage source. The Model 6517A Electrometer contains an independent, programmable, bipolar …
69766 What is the lowest resistivity that can be measured with the 8009 resistivity test chamber and 6517B electrometer?
It depends on the voltage source and ammeter, not so much the test fixture. The Model 6517B voltage source is capable of sourcing 10mV to 1000V. And up to 10mA. So this means if it sources 1V and has a 10mA compliance then it could read 100 ohms …
778991 Why does the 6514 in remote DDC mode operation return only five and a half digit readings?
Product(s): Electrometers:6514 Question:Why does the 6514 in remote DDC mode operation return only 5 digit readings? Answer:The emulation mode on the Model 6514 enables it to accept device-dependent commands (DDC) for the Models …
69776 What is the effective input resistance on the 6517B electrometer in current mode?
Voltage burden is what is important here. Model 6517B is as close to an ideal ammeter as its voltage burden is extremely low. However, you can calculate the "effective" input resistance of each range. 20pA range is 20uV / 20pA = 1M ohm 200pA range is …
774026 How do I change the line voltage setting on a Keithley Model 6517B?
1. Make sure the instrument is turned off and unplugged. 2. Carefully take out the fuse housing (above the power cord input) by opening the tabs on both sides. 3. Switch out the fuses in the fuse housing for the appropriate fuses for your line …
471641 Why does my 6514 read OHMs correctly in unguared mode but reports open CKT in guarded mode?
Why does my 6514 read OHMS correctly in the unguarded mode, but shows open circuit in the Guarded mode? Answer: Bad internal fuse! Verify by connecting approximately 10Mohm between RED and BLK alligator clips of input triax cable. Set meter to …