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Tektronix’s S530 Parametric Test System with KTE V7.1 Software

Tektronix has introduced KTE V7.1 software for the Keithley S530 Series Parametric Test System to help accelerate semiconductor chip manufacturing just when the world market needs it most.

Tektronix New options made available for the first time with the KTE V7.1 release include a new parallel test capability and a unique high-voltage capacitance test option for emerging power and wide bandgap applications.

“Today’s emerging analog, wide bandgap (SiC and GaN), and power semiconductor technologies require parametric testing that maximizes measurement performance, addresses a wide product mix, and minimizes cost,” says Peter Griffiths, general manager, Systems & Software at Tektronix. “Our customers, including the worlds’ largest chip manufacturers, will enjoy the enhancements of KTE V7.1 that will enable engineers to continue to design innovations at an unprecedented pace to meet demands of the changing markets.”

KTE V7.1 improves test times by more than 10 percent versus KTE V5.8, which means engineers can reduce downtime and make chips faster.

The emergence of 5G and the growth of IoT have fueled the global demand for semiconductors. Global shortages not only call for increased manufacturing but a faster ability to test new chips being developed.

Tektronix’s release of this new testing system can help speed up manufacturing by decreasing test time and thus accelerating the delivery of new chips to market.

The release of KTE V7.1 builds upon the improvements in functionality and throughput being made to the S530 system since the release of KTE 7.0. The new testhead design allows flexibility in the use of varying probe cards.

The upgraded software and hardware enables single-pass testing and high throughput. When it comes to service, the recently released System Reference Unit (SRU) shortens the calibration time to less than eight hours, meaning they can be completed in one regular working shift.

The SRUs can be purchased directly or with an annual SSO service plan.


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