Keithley Electrometers for Ultra-High Resistance/Ultra-Low Current Measurements

Keithley Electrometers for Ultra-High Resistance/Ultra-Low Current Measurements

Choose from three sensitive options for precision high resistance and low current measurements. The 5½-digit Model 6514 and Model 6517B Electrometers offer 1fA sensitivity, >200TΩ input impedance on voltage measurements, and charge measurements down to 10fC. The 6½-digit Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter SMU Instrument can measure current with 1aA sensitivity. Its low noise and drift performance make it ideal for research on single electron devices, highly resistive nanowires and nanotubes, polymers, and electrochemical applications.

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Keithley High Resistance/Low Current Electrometers Series 6500, 6430

Features

Benefits

Extremely low noise (0.4fAp-p for 6430, <1fA for 6517B and 6514) Ensures more accurate measurements of the extremely low currents common in device and materials research.
Resistance measurements up to 1016Ω (6517B) Measures resistance on ultra-high resistance materials and insulators accurately.
Remote PreAmp can be located at the signal source (6430) Allows making a direct or very short connection to the signal source, minimizing noise sources such as cable noise.
Low burden voltage Eliminates errors that affect the accuracy of low current measurements.
Built-in ±1kV voltage source with sweep capability (6517B) Simplifies performing leakage, breakdown, and resistance testing, as well as volume (Ω-cm) and surface resistivity (Ω/square) measurements on high resistivity materials.
Optional Model 8009 Resistivity Chamber for measuring volume and surface resistivities of sample materials (6517B) Protects you from contact with potentially hazardous voltages —opening the lid of the chamber automatically turns off the instrument’s voltage source.
High measurement speeds even on low-level signals Allows faster low-level component testing.
Programmable digital I/O and built-in interfaces Simplifies building automated component test systems.

Models

Model Current Voltage Resistance Charge Source List Price
6514 100aA - 20mA 10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

10fC - 20μC

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6517B 100aA - 20mA 10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

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6430 10aA - 100mA 1µV - 200V 1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

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0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

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Model 6514
CurrentVoltageResistance
100aA - 20mA10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 20μC

Model 6517B
CurrentVoltageResistance
100aA - 20mA10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

Model 6430
CurrentVoltageResistance
10aA - 100mA1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

VoltageSource
1µV - 200V

0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

Model Current Voltage Resistance Charge Source List Price
6514 100aA - 20mA 10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

10fC - 20μC

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Configure & Quote
6517B 100aA - 20mA 10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

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Configure & Quote
6430 10aA - 100mA 1µV - 200V 1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

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0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

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Configure & Quote
Model 6514
CurrentVoltageResistance
100aA - 20mA10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 20μC

Model 6517B
CurrentVoltageResistance
100aA - 20mA10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

Model 6430
CurrentVoltageResistance
10aA - 100mA1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

VoltageSource
1µV - 200V

0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

Data SheetAccessoryDescription
1681 CLIP-ON TEST LEADS
2000-BENCHKIT MULTI MODEL BENCH CONVERSION KIT
237-ALG-15 LOW NOISE TRIAX CABLE 15M(50FT)
237-ALG-2 LOW NOISE TRIAX CABLE
237-BNC-TRX 2-SLOT M BNC TO 3 LUG F TRIAX
237-TRX-NG TRIAX 3S M/3L F GRD DISC
4288-1 SINGLE FIXED RACK MOUNTING KIT
4288-2 DUAL FIXED RACK MOUNTING KIT
4288-5 RACK KIT
4804 MALE BNC TO FEMALE TRIAX ADAPT
6517-ILC-3 INTERLOCK CABLE, 4 PIN
6517-TP TEMPERATURE PROBE
6521. SCANNER CARD
7009-5 5 FT. SHIELDED RS-232 CABLE
8009 RESISTIVITY TEST FIXTURE
8607 1KV SOURCE BANANA CABLES
Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instruments Selector Guide

Literature number: 1KW-61458-0
Product Selector Guide 16 Oct 2018
Keithley Instruments Safety Precautions Safety Precautions PA
This document contains safety information for Keithley Instruments products.
Part number: 071341102
User
Model 6517B Electrometer Reference Manual
This reference manual provides setup, operation, and command descriptions for the Keithley Model 6517B Electrometer/High Resistance Meter.
Part number: 6517B-901-01D
Primary User
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 1.9.8 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
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.
Part number: KICKSTART-1.9.8
Application
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.0.3 (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…
Part number: KICKSTART-2.0.3
Application
Model 4299-7 Fixed Rack-Mount Kit Assembly and Mounting Instructions
Model 4299-7 Fixed Rack Mounting Kit Assembly and Mounting Instructions
Part number: PA-1065D
User
KickStart Quick Start Guide The quick start guide for the Keithley KickStart 2.0 software.
The quick start guide for the Keithley KickStart 2.0 software.
Part number: KKS-903-01F
Primary User
Maximize Speed and Throughput for Semiconductor Measurements Using Source Measure Units (SMUs)
Poster 03 Jul 2018
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 voltage…
FAQ ID: 471641 16 May 2018
Keithley Instrumentation for Electrochemical Test Methods and Applications
This application note discusses a variety of electrochemical applications, including voltammetry, low and high resistivity measurements, battery test, potentiometry, electrodeposition, electrical device characterization, and other tests that involve…
Literature number: 1KW-60158-1
Application Note 25 Apr 2018
Settings saved on Model 6517B when updating 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, press…
FAQ ID: 468411 29 Mar 2018
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 in…
FAQ ID: 468106 25 Mar 2018
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 used…
FAQ ID: 71691 22 Mar 2018
Making 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 measurement…
FAQ ID: 255381 12 Feb 2018
Model 6517B Electrometer User's Manual
Model 6517B Electrometer User's Manual
Part number: 6517B-900-01A
Primary User
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