Keithley 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer

Keithley 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer

Accelerate research, reliability and failure analysis studies of semiconductor devices, materials and process development with the 4200A-SCS. The highest performance parameter analyzer, it delivers synchronizing current-voltage (I-V), capacitance-voltage (C-V) and ultra-fast pulsed I-V measurements.

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DC Current-Voltage
(I-V) Range

10 aA - 1A
0.2 µV - 210 V

(C-V) Range

1 kHz - 10 MHz
± 30V DC bias

Pulsed I-V

±40 V (80 V p-p), ±800 mA
200 MSa/sec, 5 ns sampling rate


Keithley 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer

Parametric insight, fast and clear.


Making connections to your bold discoveries has never been easier. The 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer reduces characterization complexity and test setup by up to 50%, providing clear, uncompromised measurement and analysis capability. Plus, embedded measurement expertise—an industry first—provides test guidance and gives you supreme confidence in your results.


  • Built-in measurement videos in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • Jump start your testing with hundreds of user-modifiable application tests
  • Automated real-time parameter extraction, data graphing, arithmetic functions

Measure. Switch. Repeat.


The 4200A-CVIV Multi-Switch automatically switches between I-V and C-V measurements without re-cabling or lifting the prober tips. Unlike competing products, the four-channel 4200A-CVIV display provides local visual insight for quick test setup and easy troubleshooting when unexpected results occur.


  • Move C-V measurement to any device terminal without re-cabling
  • User-configurable for low current capability
  • Personalize the names of output channels
  • View real-time test status

Characterize. Customize. Maximize.


Put simply, the 4200A-SCS is completely customizable and fully upgradeable so you can perform electrical characterization and evaluation of semiconductor devices, new materials, active/passive components, wafer level reliability, failure analysis, electrochemistry or virtually any type of sample.


  • NBTI/PBTI testing
  • Random telegraph noise
  • Non-volatile memory devices
  • Potentiostat application tests

Integrated solution with analytical probers and cryogenic controllers.


The 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer supports many manual and semi-automated wafer probers and cryogenic temperature controllers, including Cascade MicroTech, Lucas Labs/Signatone, MicroManipulator, Wentworth Laboratories, LakeShore Model 336 cryogenic temperature controller.


  • "Point and click" test sequencing
  • "Manual" prober mode tests prober functionality
  • Fake prober mode enables debugging without removing commands

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Datasheet Model Description Pricing
View Datasheet 4200A-SCS-PK1
High Resolution IV
210V/100mA, 0.1 fA resolution
For two- and three-terminal devices, MOSFET, CMOS characterization Package 4200A-SCS-PK1 includes:
  • 4200A-SCS parameter analyzer
  • (2) 4200-SMU Module
  • (1) 4200-PA Preamp
  • (1) 8101-PIV Test fixture with sample devices
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View Datasheet 4200A-SCS-PK2
High Resolution IV & CV
210V/100mA, 0.1 fA resolution, 1kHz - 10MHz
For high κ dielectric, deep submicron CMOS characterization Package 4200A-SCS-PK2 includes:
  • 4200A-SCS parameter analyzer
  • (2) 4200-SMU Module
  • (1) 4200-PA Preamp
  • (1) 4210-CVU Capacitance-Voltage Module
  • (1) 8101-PIV Test fixture with sample devices
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View Datasheet 4200A-SCS-PK3
High Resolution and Power IV & CV
210V/1A, 0.1 fA resolution, 1kHz - 10MHz
For power devices, high κ dielectric, deep submicron CMOS device characterization Package 4200A-SCS-PK3 includes:
  • 4200A-SCS parameter analyzer
  • (2) 4200-SMU Module
  • (2) 4210-SMU
  • (1) 4200-PA Preamp
  • (1) 4210-CVU Capacitance-Voltage Module
  • (1) 8101-PIV Test fixture with sample devices
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View Datasheet 4200-BTI-A
Ultra-fast NBTI/PBTI
For sophisticated NBTI and PBTI measurements on leading-edge silicon CMOS technology Package 4200-BTI-A includes:
  • (1) 4225-PMU Ultra-Fast I-V Module
  • (2) 4225-RPM Remote Preamplifier/Switch Modules
  • Automated Characterization Suite (ACS) Software
  • Ultra-Fast BTI Test Project Module
  • Cabling
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Semiconductor Reliability

Perform complex reliability tests while letting the 4200A-SCS take care of the complex coding. Included projects like Hot Carrier Injection Degradation (HCI) give you a jump start on device analysis.


  • Combine DC I-V, C-V, and pulse measurements in one set of tests
  • Included support for many probe stations and external instruments
  • Easy to use cycling system allows repeat measurements without coding

C-V Measurement for High Impedance Applications

Use Keithley’s custom Very Low Frequency C-V Technique to analyze the capacitance of your high resistance sample. This technique is performed using only source measure unit (SMU) instruments but can be combined with a 4210-CVU to perform higher frequency measurements as well.


  • .01 to 10 Hz frequency range with sensitivity of 1 pF to 10 nF
  • 3½-digit typical resolution, minimum typical of 10 fF

Non-volatile Memory

Put your new technologies to the test with thorough pulsed I-V characterization. The 4200A-SCS comes with support and ready-to-run tests for the latest in NVRAM technologies from floating gate flash to ReRAM and FeRAM. Dual sourcing and measuring capabilities in current and voltage allow both transient and I-V domain characterization.

VCSEL Testing

Multiple, concurrent source measure unit (SMU) instruments in the 4200A-SCS simplify your laser diode testing. Generate LIV (Light intensity-Current-Voltage) curves with connections to only a single box. Advanced probe station and switch support means you can use the same instrument for on-wafer production testing of individual diodes or entire arrays. SMUs can be configured for up to 21 W capabilities for a variety of continuous wave (CW) VCSEL applications.

Nanoscale Device Characterization

The integrated instrument capabilities of the 4200A-SCS simplify the measurement requirements in developing nanoscale electronics such as carbon nanotubes. Start your investigations from a preconfigured test project and expand your work from there. A pulsed source mode for SMUs helps reduce overheating problems can be combined with low voltage C-V and ultra-fast pulsed DC measurements in seconds.

Resistivity of Materials

Use a 4200A-SCS with integrated SMUs to easily measure resistivity using a four-point collinear probe or van der Pauw method. Included tests perform repetitive van der Pauw calculations automatically, saving you valuable research time. A maximum current resolution of 10aA and input impedance of >10­­­­16 ohms give you more accurate and precise results.

MOSFET Characterization

The 4200A-SCS can hold all the instruments necessary for full characterization of MOS devices through component or on-wafer testing. Included tests and projects solve for oxide thickness of a MOSCap, threshold voltages, doping concentration, mobile ion concentration, and more. All these tests can be run at the touch of a button from a single instrument box.

Data Sheet Module Description Configure and Quote
4200-BTI-A ULTRA FAST BTI PKG Configure & Quote
4200A-CVIV I-V/C-V MULTI-SWITCH MODULE Configure & Quote
Does Model 4200A-SCS support Model 590-CV meter like the Model 4200-SCS?
The Model 590-CV is a stand alone CV meter and can be controlled from either the 4200A-SCS and 4200-SCS using the KIXI (remote interface software).
FAQ ID: 249356 25 Jan 2018
Resettable fuse on the interlock circuit for model 4200A-SCS.
Yes, there is a resettable fuse. It takes several minutes to reset, please give it some time.This is discussed on page 4 and 5 of the included application note. Here is a link to the application note on the Tek website:…
FAQ ID: 248681 22 Jan 2018
I have lost the device library on the 4200A-SCS.
The best way to get the library back is to re-install Clarius the their system. It’s free from our website. Here is the link :
FAQ ID: 247546 18 Jan 2018
Model 4200A-SCS Clarius V1.3 Software Release Notes The Clarius+ software application suite is the software for the 4200A-SCS.…
Part number: 077132603
09 Jan 2018
Model 4200A-SCS Clarius V1.4 Software Release Notes The Clarius+ software application suite is the software for the 4200A-SCS.…
Part number: 077132604
08 Jan 2018
Model 4200A-CVIV Multi-Switch User‚s Manual User‚s manual for the 4200A CV-IV multi-switch.
The Keithley Instruments Model 4200A-CVIV Multi-Switch User‚s Manual provides detailed product, connection, accessory, application, and Clarius+ software information.
Part number: 4200A-CVIV-900-01B
Primary User 08 Jan 2018
Model 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer Reference Manual The Model 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer Reference Manual provides detailed instruction…The Model 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer Reference Manual provides detailed instruction for the 4200A. It includes hardware information, such as connection information and SMU, PGU, PMU, and CVU descriptions. It also includes descriptions of the Clarius,…
Part number: 4200A-901-01D
Primary User 08 Jan 2018
DC I-V and AC Impedance Testing of Organic FETs
This application note outlines how to optimize DC I-V and AC impedance measurements on OFETs using the 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer. Timing parameters, noise reduction, shielding, proper cabling, and other important measurement considerations for…
Literature number: 1KW-61313-0
Application Note 30 Nov 2017
Switching Between C-V and I-V Measurements Using the 4200A-CVIV Multi-Switch and 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer
This application note describes how to easily make I-V and C-V measurements on the same device without the need to change cables, which could potentially introduce errors or damage devices.
Literature number: 1KW-60635-0
Application Note 28 Nov 2017
Using the 4200-CVU-PWR C-V Power Package to Make High Voltage and High Current C-V Measurements with the 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer
This application note explains how to implement and optimize high voltage C-V tests using the Keithley 4200A-SCS, 4210-CVU, and 4200-CVU-PWR C-V Power Package.
Literature number: 1KW-60637-0
Application Note 27 Nov 2017

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