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Single-Channel PXIe Precision SMU

The S2012C Precision source meter is compact and cost-effective PXIe Source/Measure Unit (SMU) with the capability to source and measure both voltage and current. S2012C have Maximum ±200 V, ± 1 A DC, ±3 A pulsed and constant 20W power sourcing capability, supports conventional SMU SCPI commands for easy test code migration. Support Most of standards PXIe chassis, support multi-card synchronization, these features improve efficiency and lower the cost of ownership when integrating the SMUs into systems for production test.


  • high-precision

    Resolution up to 10 fA/100 nV,
    Voltage accuracy 100 μV,
    Current accuracy 9 pA
  • High range and high-speed measurement

    ± 200 V, ± 1 A (DC)
    ± 3A (pulse)
    Up to 1M sampling rate can be supported
  • Adaptive PFC system

    Leverages Adaptive PFC
    (Precision Fast Control) system,
    Users can adjust relevant parameters according to load characteristics
  • Building multi-channel parallel test system

    Based on standard PXIE chassis,
    Easily implement multi-channel parallel testing

Functions and advantages

  • (5) function in one body

    Voltage source
    Current source
    Electronic load
  • 1、 Three quadrants as the source: the actual polarity of output V / I follows the source setting;
    2、 The four quadrants are loads: CC and CV cooperate. When the load is used, the polarity of the load setting is opposite to the source polarity;
  • Can test various equipment

  • Capture more measurement data

    ♦ 6.5-digit resolution: Enjoy best-in-class 6.5-digit sourcing and measurement resolution;
    ♦ 10 fA / 100 nV resolution: excellent sensitivity for setting and measuring;
    ♦ 1M points / second: provide high-speed measurement, and can quickly set / digitize the rate to any waveform generator / list scan;
  • Rich scanning function

  • DC I-V output capacity

  • Pulse I-V output capacity

Voltage Programming and Measurement specifications

Voltage accuracy
Range Programming resolution Accuracy (1 Year)
± (% reading+ offset)
Typical Noise(RMS)
0.1 Hz-10Hz
±200 V 100 μV 0.03%+10 mV 400 μV
±20 V 10 μV 0.03%+1 mV 50 μV
±6 V 1 μV 0.03%+0.4 mV 9 μV
±0.6 V 100 nV 0.03%+100 μV 2 μV
Temperature coefficient ±(0.15 × accuracy)/°C (0℃-18℃,28℃-50℃)
Settling time <50μs (typical)
Overshoot <±0.1% (Typical.Normal.Step is 10 % to 90 % range, full range, resistive load)
Noise  10Hz-20MHz 20 V voltage source,1 A resistive load, <5 mVrms

Current Programming and Measurement specifications

Current accuracy
Range Programming resolution ± (% reading+ offset) Typical Noise(RMS)
0.1 Hz-10Hz
±3 A1 1 μA 0.03% + 2mA 20 μA
±1 A 100 nA 0.03% + 90 μA 4 μA
±100 mA 10 nA 0.03% + 9 μA 600 nA
±10 mA 1 nA 0.03% + 900 nA 60 nA
±1 mA 100 pA 0.03% + 90 nA 6 nA
±100 μA 10 pA 0.03% + 9 nA 700 pA
±10 μA 1 pA 0.03% +1 nA 80 pA
±1 μA 100 fA 0.03% + 200 pA 20 pA
±100 nA2 100 fA 0.06% + 30 pA 3 pA
±10 nA2 10 fA 0.06% + 9 pA 600 fA
Temperature coefficient ±(0.15 × accuracy)/°C (0℃-18℃,28℃-50℃)
Settling time <100 μs (typical)
Overshoot <±0.1% (Typical.Normal.Step is 10 % to 90 % range, full range, resistive load)

1、3 A range is available only for pulse mode, accuracy specifications for 3 A range are typical.
2、Additional specification conditions: 10 PLC setting

Pulse source specifications (4W)

Minimum programmable pulse width 100 μs
Pulse width programming resolution 1 μs
Pulse width programming accuracy ±10 μs
Pulse width jitter 2 μs
Pulse width definition The time from 10 % leading to 90 % trailing edge as follows

Item Maximums Maximum pulse width Maximum duty cycle
1 0.1 A/200 V DC,no limit 100%
2 1 A/20 V DC,no limit 100%
3 3 A/66.6 V 1 ms 5%
4 3 A/160 V 400 μs 2%

Typical Pulse Performance(4W)

Source Maximum output Typical rise time1 Typical Settling Time2 Test load

160 V 800 μs 1.2 ms NO load
5 V 40 μs 100 μs NO load

3A~1 mA 90 μs 250 μs Full load
100 μA~10 μA 120 μs 400 μs Full load
1 μA 800 μs 1.2 ms Full load
100 nA 2 ms 5 ms Full load
10 nA 5 ms 20 ms Full load

1、Leading edge, the time from 10 % leading to 90 % leading
2、The time required from Pulse out 0 to reach within 1 % of final value
3、Test condition: Normal, resistive load 6V maximum output

Sampling rate and NPLC setting

Setting Range
NPLC 0.00005 PLC ~ 10 PLC
Sampling Rate 5 sps ~ 1 Msps

Supplemental characteristics

Sensing Modes 2-wire or 4-wire (Remote-sensing) connections
Maximum sense lead resistance 1 KΩ for rated accuracy
Max voltage between Force and Sense 1V
Maximum output voltage in output connector >range 105%
Sweep Sweep step time: from 20μs to 16s, Max:8K point
Auto range Support,turn off output is recommended for overshoot sensitive equipment before range change
Source delay Support,It is recommended that users set appropriate source delay to obtain higher accuracy
Over temperature protection The output will be turned off (also disable operation) when the SMU internal temperature is
detected higher than 85 degrees. When the temperature returns to less than 65 degrees, operation recover
Other abnormal protection Power reset,recover operation or hardware damage





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