Tektronix has un­veiled the Keith­ley Model 2606B System Source Me­­ter instrument that packs four 20 watt SMU channels into a single 1U form factor chassis. It combines the capabilities of a precision power supply, true current source, arbitrary waveform generator and pulse generator into one tightly integrated instrument. With its patented series ranging topology, the Model 2606B delivers up to 20,000 operations per second, resulting from faster and smoother range changes and outputs that settle more quickly.

The Model 2606B’s compact form factor means test engineers and system integrators can significantly increase per-rack channel capacity without adding more racks of test equipment. The new Model 2606B incorporates the equivalent of two Keithley Model 2602B System Source Meters to form a four-channel 1U full-rack unit. Its 1U form factor improves density by 3x since there is no need for a thermal spacer (for airflow) between units.

It also offers 100 per cent code compatibility with the industry leading Keithley Model 2601B and 2602B products, and uses the same test script processor programming code as the existing instruments, eliminating the need for any code changes. The Model 2606B offers an accurate current and voltage source, 6½ digit measurement resolution, and 0.015 per cent basic measurement accuracy identical to that of 2601B and 2602B, ensuring measurement correlation between the different models.