curve tracer

curve tracer

[′kərv ‚trā·sər]
(engineering)
An instrument that can produce a display of one voltage or current as a function of another voltage or current, with a third voltage or current as a parameter.
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Smud Can Provide An I-v Curve Tracer If The Contractor Does Not Own One, However The Contractor Will Have To Provide Any Training Necessary For Its Use.
The TSP architecture allows us to create a test system, whether it's the simplest little curve tracer on the bench for doing just initial device evaluation or a full-blown production parametric process-monitor system," Stauffer said.
A curve tracer is a traditional tool used in industry and university labs to visualize the operation and behavior of semiconductor devices.
a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced today that the editors of Electronic Products magazine have honored the company's new Parametric Curve Tracer (PCT) Configurations as a "Product of the Year" award winner for 2012 in the test and measurement category.
The pin--to-pin I-V characteristics for the failed and good transistors were confirmed with a curve tracer.
This can be accomplished if the sweep rate of the curve tracer is low enough that the dwell time in each measurement region is sufficiently higher than the time constant of the effect.
Facilities The centre has a fully equipped power electronics laboratory, with general-purpose test and development equipment a high power curve tracer, thermal device characterisation equipment and device characterisation equipment.
When a project requires a long arc, draw it quickly on the workpiece with a homemade curve tracer.
The operation of a curve tracer, an instrument used to measure the dc parameters of transistors, diodes, and linear ICs and other semiconductor devices, is based on applying step increments of current or voltage to the device and plotting the result of these incremental changes at the output.
Keithley's high-power Parametric Curve Tracer (PCT) configurations support the full spectrum of device types and test parameters, including those fabricated from compound semiconductors like silicon carbide and gallium nitride.
Curve tracer for the characterization of semiconductors for power electronic applications.
For example, someone could start with an entry level Parametric Curve Tracer, then add the capabilities of additional System SourceMeter instruments, such as higher voltage and/or higher current, at a later date.