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Keithley Instruments Releases Seventh Edition of Low Level Measurements Handbook

Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced today that it has published the seventh edition of its well-regarded Low Level Measurements Handbook: Precision DC Current, Voltage, and Resistance Measurements.

This 250-page reference, which Keithley first published in 1972, describes theoretical and practical considerations involved in the measurement of low DC currents, high resistances, low DC voltages, and low resistances. Among other updates, the seventh edition incorporates information on the latest electrical measurement tools and techniques, including those developed for characterizing today’s nanoscale devices and high power semiconductors.

The handbook can be downloaded at no cost at http://www.keithley.com/promo/wb/1401.

Section 1 offers an overview of the expanding range of low level DC measuring instruments now available to scientists and engineers, including the electrometer, digital multimeter (DMM), nanovoltmeter, picoammeter, source measure unit (SMU) instrument, low current preamp, micro-ohmmeter, and low current source.

Sections 2 and 3 delve into techniques and sources of error related to measurements from high resistance and low resistance sources respectively. Both sections include a measurement optimization summary that allows readers to identify likely sources of measurement error and troubleshooting techniques at a glance.

Section 4 provides useful information on configuring test setups for a wide range of low level measurement applications.

The handbook concludes with an updated instrument selection guide, an illustrated cable and connector assembly guide, glossary, and test system safety reference. A detailed index helps readers find specific topics quickly.

About Keithley Instruments, Inc.

With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices.

The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test. In 2010, Keithley Instruments joined Tektronix as part of its test and measurement portfolio.

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