Keithley 2601B-PULSE System SourceMeter®


2601B-PULSE 10 µsec Pulser/SMU

The System SourceMeter® 10 µsec Pulser/Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument combines the power of a high current/high speed pulser with measure and the full functionality of a traditional SMU in a single instrument. Its impressive 10 A @ 10 V at 10 μs pulse width and full 1 MS/s digitizing capabilities significantly boost productivity in applications ranging from benchtop characterization through highly automated pulsed I-V production test.

2601B-Pulse  SourceMeter : Overview 
Achieve high pulse fidelity without manual pulse tuning

The 2601B-PULSE’s control loop system eliminates the need to manually tune for load changes up to 3 μH, ensuring your pulse has no overshoot and ringing when outputting pulses from 10 μs up to 500 μs at any current level up to 10 amps. With pulse rise times < 1.7 μs, you can properly characterize your device or circuit under test.

  • - Output 10 A @ 10 V with a 10 μs pulse width
  • - Pulse rise time <1.7 μs to characterize with confidence
  • - High fidelity pulse output without tuning at any current level


Incorporates the funcionality of a fast pulser and SMU in one instrument

The 2601B-PULSE adds pulser functionality to the superior measurement integrity, synchronization, speed, and accuracy you know from the industry-leading Keithley 2601B SMU instrument.

  • - Pulser 0.05% basic measure accuracy with 1 MS/s digitizing
  • - SMU 100 nA low current range with 100 fA sensitivity
  • - Rear panel BNC connections for quick cable setup


Embedded scripting and connectivity for unmatched production throughput

Test Script Processor (TSP®) technology embeds and executes complete test programs inside the SMU instrument to deliver industry-best performance. TSP-Link® technology enables expansion of up to 32 TSP-Link nodes for creating high-speed, SMU-per-pin parallel testing without a mainframe.

  • - Eliminates time-consuming bus communications to and from the PC
  • - Advanced data processing and flow control
  • - Connect up to 32 TSP-Link nodes
  • - Reconfigure easily as test requirements change