The Łukasiewicz Research Network has selected to use measurement instrumentation from Tektronix and Keithley to investigate the current and voltage characteristics of wide-bandgap semiconductors.
Based in Warsaw, Poland, the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics conducts scientific research and development work in areas such as micro-and nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, materials engineering and power electronics.
Ph.D. Eng. Andrzej Taube of the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics says: “We found the biggest challenge the project posed was meeting the stringent requirements for the functionality and flexibility of the system when measuring semiconductor devices, which were in the form of both on-wafer chips and TO-220 and TO-247 packages. “The project also required a variety of measurement procedures with some current measurements in the femtoAmp range.”
Ph.D. Eng. A.Taube added: “I can recommend Tektronix and Keithley products due to the wide measurement ranges of various electrical quantities, a wide and unique range of measurement procedures offered and their ease of use and configuration. They also offer the flexibility to expand the system with new measurement possibilities in the future, as well as the good price, quality and quick and trouble-free help and technical advice.”
Maria Heriz, Present EMEAI, Tektronix, commented: “At Tektronix, we are dedicated to supporting our customers throughout all their endeavors. We are delighted to have been able to provide the Lukasiewicz – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics with not only high-quality equipment to match their requirements but also high-level technical advice to benefit their project and ensure innovative work can continue.”
The Institute works with the country’s entrepreneurs and seeks to help the Polish economy by implementing and distributing the results of these projects.
In a recent project, the Institute sought to develop a new generation of pioneering devices and materials based on wide-bandgap semiconductors such as GaN, SiC, Ga2O3 and others for power electronics, with particular applications in fast-charging stations for electric cars.
Tektronix not only supplied equipment to the Institute but was also advised the researchers on effective measurement techniques.