SMUs sink functionality, meet challenging applications
ROHDE & SCHWARZ R&S NGU source measure units (SMU) provide two- or four-quadrant architecture, allowing it to function both as a source and a sink to simulate batteries and loads. Built with a special ammeter design, instruments measure current drains from nA to A in one pass. With short recovery times, fast load changes, and high-speed data acquisition, every detail down to 2μs resolution is detected. Product’s high accuracy and fast load recovery time, SMU are suitable for challenging applications. A special ammeter design is used to precisely measure current drains from nA to A in one pass – no need to make multiple measurement sweeps. The instruments’ short recovery times enable them to handle fast load changes that occur, for example, when mobile communications devices switch from sleep mode to transmit mode.