Picoammeters and Electrometers operate from 2 pA to 20 mA.

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With internal 1,000 V source, B2980A Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers measure down to 0.01 fA and up to 10 PΩ. Battery operation mode eliminates effect of any AC power noise on measurements and enables detection of previously hidden signals, while time-domain view lets users capture transient signal effects as well as select desired measurement data. Previously only available on external PC, real-time histogram display enables statistical analysis of measurement data.



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Keysight Technologies Announces Best-in-Class Femto/Picoammeters and Electrometers for Research and Development of New Materials



SANTA ROSA, Calif., – 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 (PΩ) which is 10 x 1015 ohms.



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 confidence.



-- A battery operation mode that eliminates the effect of any AC power noise on measurements and enables detection of previously hidden signals.



-- 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.



“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. 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.

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