Acquiring accurate DC measurements is a common need across many applications, but simply purchasing a highly accurate and sensitive instrument is not enough. This guide shows you how to use a source measure unit (SMU) to perform DC measurements by reviewing instrument fundamentals, how to use SMUs, and examining the features that can help you set up your instrument. The various methods covered in this guide also can help you achieve greater accuracy in your applications requiring DC measurements. When applying these methods to your own measurement setup, remember what kind of error each method is designed to address. This allows you to apply the right solution to the measurement issue you’re experiencing.
We also recommend:
Use EMRs to Build an IoT-Enabled, AI-Powered Hospital
The building blocks of the smart hospital are already here; they just need to be pieced together.
Seven Fatal Mistake to Avoid When Choosing an Embedded OS
How would you go about choosing an embedded Operating System (OS) for the next generation of your product? As long as you do not have to actually do it, you may think that the choice should be...
AltiumLive 2019: A True Birds of a Feather Gathering
It was billed as a place to learn, connect and get inspired about every stage of the PCB design process, from concept to finished product.
Hear Failure from Miles Away
Short-read TechINSIGHT on Condition Monitoring shows how IoT maintenance solutions are helping machine analysts (seemingly) be in multiple places at once...
How to do Machine Learning on Arm Cortex-M Microcontrollers
Learn how to do machine learning on Cortex-M Microcontrollers. This guide offers methods for NN architecture exploration using image classification on a sample CIFAR-10 dataset to develop models...
Energous Releases Hearable Developer Kits
New offering enables fast charging of larger battery hearable devices such as Bluetooth earbuds, smart headphones and more.
Flex Logix Releases Evaluation Boards for EFLX 4K eFPGA
Flex Logix to demonstrate boards at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technology Conference (GTC).
Avnet’s New RFSoC Development Kit Enhances Wireless Design
Integrated kit harnesses the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC and MATLAB to provide a seamless, easy-to-use platform for developing best-in-class wireless solutions.
AKHAN Semi Obtains Key Patent for Diamond Semiconductor Materials in Korea
AKHAN Semiconductor announced the issuance of a patent by the Korean Intellectual Property Office, covering a method for the fabrication of diamond semiconductor materials.
Renesas Releases AE-CLOUD2 LTE IoT Connectivity Kit
Renesas Electronics Synergy’s AE-CLOUD2 LTE IoT Connectivity Kit allows accelerated evaluation, prototyping, and development of Global LTE IoT Cellular Cloud Connected Applications.
AdaCore Launches Fourth Annual Make with Ada Programming Competition
Over $8K in cash and prizes to be awarded for the most innovative embedded systems projects developed using Ada and/or SPARK.
STMicroelectronics Enhances STM32G4 MCUs for New Discovery Kits and Firmware
STMicroelectronics has supplemented its STM32G4 microcontrollers with digital-power and motor-control Discovery Kits as well as new firmware.
MediaTek’s MT8516 2-Mic Development Kit for Alexa Voice Service Makes its Debut
New reference solution enables manufacturers to quickly design and bring to market smart devices with far-field speech recognition technology and multi-room music.
Mouser Electronics Launches Engineering “Big Ideas” eBook
Mouser Electronics released “Designing an Idea,” as experts from Mouser provide an in-depth look at how innovators move from product design to the first steps of production.
Importance of Code Coverage Tools
Test coverage is an important indicator of software quality and an essential part of software maintenance.
Imagination Technologies Releases IMG Edge Services Platform
Imagination Technologies is supplementing its business with IMG Edge, which will help the company overcome complex and expensive challenges involved in delivering compute-focused SoCs to market.
SDR Tuners and the Enigma of Digital Radio Broadcast
SDR, one of the most important technologies in the modern wireless arena, can tune to any frequency band and implement different modulation and demodulation schemes.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Sues TSMC in the U.S. and Germany
GLOBALFOUNDRIES filed multiple lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany alleging that semiconductor manufacturing technologies used by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company infringe 16 GF patents.
Prototyping with Solar Energy Harvesting
Energy harvesting consists of two key components -- an energy source and something to convert that energy into useful power, i.e., electricity.
Distributing B2B Apps using the App Store and Private Distribution