GS820 Multi Channel Source Measure Unit

The GS820 expands upon the conventional source measure unit technology by featuring two channels of four quadrant operation. Each channel is isolated from one another and comes armed with a voltmeter, ammeter, voltage source and current source. 

USB storage Application Examples 
  • DC voltage/current reference, pulse voltage/current source
  • V-I curve trace, semiconductor parametric test
  • Programmable arbitrary waveform generation
  • Electric load, resistance measurement
  • Production test

Twice the channel count, double the possibilities

The GS820 source measure unit features dual source/measure channels, enhanced signal resolution, and data storage to handle a multitude of applications from FET testing to effiency characterizaiton, all in a sngle, compact, unit.

Dual I/O Channels

  • Operate the device in all four quadrants on TWO channels
  • Generate endless combinations of test scenarios 

Ease of Setup

  • Utilize dedicated I/V curve tracing software or quickly and easily generate customized test setup files
  • Quickly and efficiently create complex pwm, step, ramp, and logarithmic waveforms

Limitless Possibilities

  • Test and characterize anything from multiple FETS and switches to efficency on DC-DC converters

 

Four-quadrant operation consisting of source operation (current source) and sink operation (current sink) is available with ranges up to 7 V and 3.2 A or 18 V and 1.2 A. The output and measurement resolutions are 5.5 digits. Other features include:

  • Isolated 2-channel source and measurement function
  • Source and measurement ranges: 
 18V model: 7 V and 3.2 A or 18 V and 1.2 A
 50V model: 20 V and 1.2 A or 50 V and 0.6 A
  • 1 pA resolution at extremely small current range 200 nA
  • Generate arbitrary waveforms consisting of up to 100,000 points at 100 μs intervals
  • Channel expansion through master-slave synchronization link
  • Fast test speeds
  • 16-bit digital I/O (model 765602/12)
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2-channel display example
(256 x 64 dot matrix display)

Source and Measurement Range

Four-quadrant operation consisting of source operation (current source) and sink operation (current sink) is available. The output and measurement resolutions are 5.5 digits. Two models are available for your application.

18 V model (765601/02)
  • Voltage ranges:     
    • 200 mV, 2 V, 7 V, and 18 V
  • Maximum output current:    
    •  ±3.2 A (at an output voltage of ±7 V or less) ±1.2 A (at an output voltage of ±18 V or less)
  • Current ranges:     
    • 200 nA, 2 µA, 20 µA, 200 µA, 2 mA, 20 mA, 200 mA, 1 A, and 3 A
  • Maximum output voltage:
    • ±18 V (at an output current of ±1.2 A or less) ±7 V (at an output current of ±3.2 A or less)
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50 V model (765611/12)
  • Voltage ranges:      
    • 200 mV, 2 V, 20 V, and 50 V
  • Maximum output current:     
    •  ±1.2 A (at an output voltage of ±20 V or less) ±0.6 A (at an output voltage of ±50 V or less)
  • Current ranges:      
    • 200 nA, 2 µA, 20 µA, 200 µA, 2 mA, 20 mA, 200 mA, 0.5 A, and 1 A
  • Maximum output voltage: 
    • ±50 V (at an output current of ±0.6 A or less) ±20 V (at an output current of ±1.2 A or less)
50 V Model
 

 

GS820 Construction and Functions

The GS820 is equipped with two analog channels with each channel consisting of a constant voltage source VS, a constant current source IS, a voltmeter VM, and an ammeter IM.
The two source measure channels are isolated.

Source and Measurement Functions
  • Voltage source and current measurement (VS & IM)
  • Current source and voltage measurement (IS & VM)
  • Voltage source (VS)
  • Current source (IS)
  • Voltmeter (VM)
  • Ammeter (IM)
  • Resistance meter (IS&VM)
These functions can be selected for each channel to form an arbitrary combination of functions.
Allows voltage sensing of a two-wire system or four-wire system by switching between local sense and remote sense.
Construction & Functions

Combination of Source and Measurement Functions

The combination of the source and measurement functions of two channels allows the testing of various DUTs.
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Source and Measurement Timing

Basic Source Measurement Timing

The GS820 performs generation and measurement using its internal timer or a trigger input such as an external input signal. When a trigger signal is received, the GS820 starts generating a signal after the source delay time elapses and carries out a measurement after the measure delay time elapses over a given integration time. The measurement integration time can be set in the range of 0.001 PLC to 25 PLC.*² Additionally, the GS820 provides an auto zero measurement function, which measures the internal zero reference after the measurement and performs offset correction in real-time. The integration time of the auto zero measurement is equal to the measurement integration time setting.

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Timing Settings Using Various Trigger Sources

The GS820 allows the generation trigger source and measurement trigger source to be set separately. There are two types of constant period timers and an external signal input that can be used for the generation trigger source. In addition to these sources, source change point and sweep end point can be used for the measurement trigger source. Because the source trigger and measurement trigger can be set separately and also separately for each channel, source and measurement under various connection conditions and timing combinations can be accommodated. There is also an auxiliary trigger that can be activated using an external signal or a program event. The source delay, measure delay, and integration time can be set separately for each channel.

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Asynchronous Operation of Source and Measure

The various trigger sources available on the GS820 allow the source and measurement to be executed asynchronously. The figure below shows an example in which separate timers are used for the source and measurement to achieve multiple measurements in a source cycle.

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Sweep Function 1: Preset Sweep

The voltage/current generation block of the GS820 operates in DC generation mode or pulse generation mode. Each generation mode has preset operation modes such as continuous output, linear sweep, and log sweep that allow the user to perform sweep operations by setting simple parameters. The output level can be changed at a minimum of 100-µs intervals*¹ in each sweep mode.

*1: Minimum program cycle

100 µs: If the measurement function is OFF
500 µs: If the measurement function is ON, two channels are used, and auto zero is OFF

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Sweep Function 2: Arbitrary Waveform Generation of Up to 100,000 Points and Simultaneous Sweeping of Control Parameters

In addition to the preset sweep functions described above, the GS820 is equipped with a programmable sweep function that allows the user to define the sweep pattern. A user can create or edit arbitrary waveform data (CSV format) of up to 100,000 points using a spreadsheet or text editor. The GS820 is also of capable of sweeping the timing and control parameters in addition to the source level. This allows a control sequence that is synchronized to the waveform generation timing. The sweep program can be changed at a minimum of 100-µs intervals*¹ in programmable sweep mode.

*1: Minimum program cycle

100 µs: If the measurement function is OFF
500 µs: If the measurement function is ON, two channels are used, and auto zero is OFF
The values do not include the hardware operation time corresponding to the control parameters.

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Test Sequence Editing

(Application to Auto Testing Equipment)

The GS820 allows the editing of test sequences suitable for auto testing on the production lines. A user can write program fi le parameters that are vital to auto testing such as the source value, measured value, high limit for comparison, low limit for comparison, comparison result, control bit output, etc. Because the program fi le is in CSV format, a popular spreadsheet application can be used to edit and view the program.

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Test Speed (Improvement in the Takt Time in the Production Line Test)

The GS820 provides fast operation for production line tests. The measured results of test speeds (reference data) are indicated below.

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Channel Expansion

Expansion up to 10 Channels Using the Master-Slave OperationMultiple GS820s can be connected as shown below and used as a multi-channel source measure unit. The master-slave feature allows the program data of all connected channels to be set and collected by simply accessing the master unit. The master unit (1) distributes the source data to the slave units or (2) collects and merges the measured data of all slave units. Complete synchronization of all channels can be achieved by connecting the exclusive trigger signal line.

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Zero Generation Function of Voltage and Current

Fast Load Disconnection without Chattering

The zero generation function of the GS820 generates zero voltage or current as well as controls the current/voltage limiter to limit the load current. The GS820 stops applying the voltage or supplying the current to the load in the zero generation state allowing the DUT to be disconnected with the output relay turned ON. This function avoids the problems of chattering and contact life of the output relay and reduces the time for turning ON/OFF the output.

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Model Description
765611 GS820 Multi Channel Source Measure Unit Standard Model
765601 GS820 Multi Channel Source Measure Unit Standard Model
765612 GS820 Multi Channel Source Measure Unit Standard Model
765602 GS820 Multi Channel Source Measure Unit Digital I/O Installed Model

366924 BNC to BNC 1m Cable

BNC-BNC 1m. For connection to simultaneously measurement with 2 units, or for input external trigger signal. 

366925 BNC to BNC 2m Cable

BNC-BNC 2m. For connection to simultaneously measurement with 2 units, or for input external trigger signal.

758917 DMM Measurement Lead Set

A set of 0.8m long red and black test leads, used in combination with a pair of optional 758922 or 758929 alligator-clip adapters.

758921 Fork terminal adapter

Adapters for fitting a 4mm banana plug to a fork terminal. Set contains one black and one red clip. 1000 Vrms-CAT II.

758922 Small Alligator-Clip Adapter 300V

Rated at 300 V. Attaches to the 758917 test leads. Sold in pairs.

758923 Spring Hold Safety Terminal Adapter Set

Two adapters in a set (spring-hold type).

758924 BNC to Banana Conversion Adapter

For conversion between BNC and female banana plug
Applicable for DL750/DL750P, SL1000 & SL1400.

758929 Large Alligator Clip Adapter 1000V

Rated at 1000V. Attaches to the 758917 test leads. Sold in pairs.

758931 Screw-Fastened Safety Voltage Terminal Adapter Set

Screw-fastened adapters. Two adapters in a set. 1.5 mm Allen Wrench.

758933 Measurement lead

2 pieces (red and black) in 1 set
length: 1.00 m
Used in combination with the 701959, 758921, 758922, or 758929
Rating: 1000 V CAT III/19 A

751533-E3 Rack mounting kit

RACK MOUNTING KIT For an EIA-compliant Single-housing Rack

751533-J3 Rack mounting kit

RACK MOUNTING KIT For a JIS-compliant Single-housing Rack

751534-E3 Rack mounting kit

RACK MOUNTING KIT For an EIA-compliant Dual-housing Rack

751534-J3 Rack mounting kit

RACK MOUNTING KIT For a JIS-compliant Dual-housing Rack

Application Note
Overview:

Source measure units are versatile devices that can precisely source, as well as monitor voltage and current. Because of this, there are numerous applications where these devices find use cases. 

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Source measure units combine the best features of power supplies and digital multimeters and have numerous applications ranging from battery simulators, semiconductor characterization, and efficiency testing on power electronics. 

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The GS820 can measure drain current ID by applying gate-source voltage VGS from channel 1 and drain-source voltage VDS from channel 2.

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Measurement of I/O Characteristics of Semiconductor Devices

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Power Conversion Efficiency Measurement of Power Supply ICs 

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Timing Tests at Power-On of Multiple Power Supplies

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