Test Connections - October 2021

New GX3116e 16- Channel PXI Device Power Supply (DPS)

Unique High-Density Flex-Power Architecture Offers High Performance and Multi-Channel Configuration Flexibility
Semiconductor test applications that require multiple programmable power supplies with the ability to force voltage/measure current (FV/MI) and force current/measure voltage (FI/MV) on an individual channel basis would greatly benefit from the new GX3116e, a 16-Channel PXI Device Power Supply (DPS) offering innovative features unmatched in the industry.

The GX3116e Device Power Supply (DPS) delivers the highest density, most flexible, isolated semiconductor device power supply solution available.  Each of the sixteen (16) independent, isolated, power supply channels provides true 4-quadrant source-measure unit (SMU) functionality, making this the ideal solution for many existing and emerging multisite semiconductor test applications.

Greatly exceeding the capabilities of commonly available DPS instrumentation, the ability to force voltage/measure current (FV/MI) and force current/measure voltage (FI/MV) on an individual channel basis provides exceptional flexibility, and simplifies test system expansion by supporting hundreds of channels in a single PXI chassis in 16-channel increments.

Best-in-Class Features
The GX3116e provides best-in-class features and PXI flexibility for use in applications including semiconductor component test and characterization, and board or system test.

The DPS is supplied with the GXSMU library, a software package that includes a virtual instrument panel, and a Windows® 32/64-bit DLL driver library and documentation. The virtual panel can be used to interactively program and control the instrument from a window that displays the instrument’s current settings and status.

In addition, interface files are provided to support access for popular programming tools and languages. An Online help file and PDF User's Guide provide documentation that includes instructions for installing, using and programming the board.  A separate software package - GtLinux - provides support for Linux 32/64 operating systems.

A detailed data sheet with product specifications is available on our website. Please contact us for pricing and availability, or to speak to a product specialist.