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Connecting to Keithley 617 by Keithley in Python

Instrument Card

The Keithley Model 617 Programmable Electrometer is a highly sensitive instrument designed to measure voltage, current, charge, and resistance. Two forms of resistance measurements are included in the standard configuration: a constant current method, and a constant voltage method that uses a built in voltage source for greater sensitivity. The measuring range of the Model 617 is between 10uV and 200V for voltage measurements, 0.1fA and 20mA in the current mode, 0.1 ohm and 200 Gohm (up to 10^16 ohm using the built in voltage source), and 10fC and 20nC in the coulombs mode. The very high input impedance and extremely low input offset current allow accurate measurement in situations where many other instruments would have detrimental effects on the circuit being measured. A 4-1/2 digit display and standard IEEE-488 interface give the user easy access to instrument data.

Keithley 617

Device Specification: here

Manufacturer card: KEITHLEY


Keithley Instruments is a measurement and instrument company headquartered in Solon, Ohio, that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells data acquisition products, as well as complete systems for high-volume production and assembly testing.

  • Headquarters: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Yearly Revenue (millions, USD): 110.6
  • Vendor Website: here

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