Keithley Electrometers for Ultra-High Resistance/Ultra-Low Current Measurements

Keithley Electrometers for Ultra-High Resistance/Ultra-Low Current Measurements

Choose from three sensitive options for precision high resistance and low current measurements. The 5½-digit Model 6514 and Model 6517B Electrometers offer 1fA sensitivity, >200TΩ input impedance on voltage measurements, and charge measurements down to 10fC. The 6½-digit Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter SMU Instrument can measure current with 1aA sensitivity. Its low noise and drift performance make it ideal for research on single electron devices, highly resistive nanowires and nanotubes, polymers, and electrochemical applications.

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Keithley High Resistance/Low Current Electrometers Series 6500, 6430

Features

Benefits

Extremely low noise (0.4fAp-p for 6430, <1fA for 6517B and 6514) Ensures more accurate measurements of the extremely low currents common in device and materials research.
Resistance measurements up to 1016Ω (6517B) Measures resistance on ultra-high resistance materials and insulators accurately.
Remote PreAmp can be located at the signal source (6430) Allows making a direct or very short connection to the signal source, minimizing noise sources such as cable noise.
Low burden voltage Eliminates errors that affect the accuracy of low current measurements.
Built-in ±1kV voltage source with sweep capability (6517B) Simplifies performing leakage, breakdown, and resistance testing, as well as volume (Ω-cm) and surface resistivity (Ω/square) measurements on high resistivity materials.
Optional Model 8009 Resistivity Chamber for measuring volume and surface resistivities of sample materials (6517B) Protects you from contact with potentially hazardous voltages —opening the lid of the chamber automatically turns off the instrument’s voltage source.
High measurement speeds even on low-level signals Allows faster low-level component testing.
Programmable digital I/O and built-in interfaces Simplifies building automated component test systems.

Models

Model Current Voltage Resistance Charge Source List Price
6514 100aA - 20mA 10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

10fC - 20μC

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6517B

10aA - 20mA

10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

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Configure & Quote
6430 10aA - 100mA 1µV - 200V 1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

-

0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

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Model 6514
CurrentVoltageResistance
100aA - 20mA10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 20μC

Model 6517B
CurrentVoltageResistance

10aA - 20mA

10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

Model 6430
CurrentVoltageResistance
10aA - 100mA1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

VoltageSource
1µV - 200V

0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

Model Current Voltage Resistance Charge Source List Price
6514 100aA - 20mA 10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

10fC - 20μC

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Configure & Quote
6517B

10aA - 20mA

10µV - 200V 10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

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Configure & Quote
6430 10aA - 100mA 1µV - 200V 1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

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0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

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Configure & Quote
Model 6514
CurrentVoltageResistance
100aA - 20mA10µV - 200V

10mΩ - 200GΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 20μC

Model 6517B
CurrentVoltageResistance

10aA - 20mA

10µV - 200V

100Ω - 10PΩ

VoltageChargeSource
10µV - 200V10fC - 2μC

0 - ±1000V

Model 6430
CurrentVoltageResistance
10aA - 100mA1µV - 200V

1µΩ - >20TΩ

VoltageSource
1µV - 200V

0 - ±200V
0 - ±100mA

Data SheetAccessoryDescription
1681 CLIP-ON TEST LEADS
2000-BENCHKIT

MULTI MODEL BENCH CONVERSION KIT

237-ALG-15 LOW NOISE TRIAX CABLE 15M(50FT)
237-ALG-2 LOW NOISE TRIAX CABLE
237-BNC-TRX 2-SLOT M BNC TO 3 LUG F TRIAX
237-TRX-NG TRIAX 3S M/3L F GRD DISC
4288-1 SINGLE FIXED RACK MOUNTING KIT
4288-2 DUAL FIXED RACK MOUNTING KIT
4288-5 RACK KIT
4804 MALE BNC TO FEMALE TRIAX ADAPT
6517-ILC-3 INTERLOCK CABLE, 4 PIN
6517-TP TEMPERATURE PROBE
6521. SCANNER CARD
7009-5 5 FT. SHIELDED RS-232 CABLE
8009 RESISTIVITY TEST FIXTURE
8607 1KV SOURCE BANANA CABLES
Simple concepts will be shown to make stable, accurate high resistance readings of cable insulation resistance in the 1014 Ω range.  The 6517B Electrometer/High Resistance Meter is capable of making…
0h 4m 14s
Making good quality low current and high resistance measurements using both features of the 6517B Electrometer and good shielding techniques
0h 10m 59s
High Resistance Measurements using Keithley's Model 6517B
0h 3m 16s
Model 6517B Electrometer in the Charge Mode
0h 4m 37s
How to Make a Resistance Measurement Using the Model 6517B Electrometer with Auto and Manual Modes
0h 3m 13s
How to Enable the Meter Connect Feature on the Model 6517B Electrometer
0h 1m 16s
How to Make a Proper Low Current Measurement with the Model 6517B Electrometer
0h 2m 18s
How to Setup the Model 6517B Electrometer for a Staircase Voltage Sweep
0h 4m 20s
How to Enable Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurements on the Model 6517B Electrometer
0h 1m 39s
High Resistance Measurements using Keithley's Model 6517B Electrometer High Resistance Meter and the Model 8009 Resistivity Test Chamber
0h 9m 16s
Model 6517B Electrometer Specifications
This document contains specifications and supplemental information for the Model 6517B Electrometer/High-Resistance Meter. Specifications are the standards against which the Model 6517B is tested. Upon leaving the factory, the Model 6517B meets these…
Part number: SPEC-6517BB
Performance Verification
6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter Specifications
Specifications for the 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter
Part number: SPEC-6430G
User
Model 6514 Electrometer Specifications Manual
Model 6514 Electrometer Specifications Rev. A
Part number: SPEC-6514A
User
KickStart Quick Start Guide KickStart Instrument Control Software lets you start making measurements in minutes without complex…KickStart Instrument Control Software lets you start making measurements in minutes without complex instrument programming. KickStart allows you to do I-V characterization, data acquisition and logging, and power supply control on a variety of Keithley…
Part number: KKS-903-01H
Primary User
8009 and 6517B Low Resistivity Measurements
It depends on the voltage source and ammeter, not so much the test fixture. The Model 6517B voltage source is capable of sourcing 10mV to 1000V. And up to 10mA. So this means if it sources 1V and has a 10mA compliance then it could read 100 ohms. Surface…
FAQ ID: 778991 08 Jul 2019
Model 6517B Electrometer Reference Manual
This reference manual provides setup, operation, and command descriptions for the Keithley Model 6517B Electrometer/High Resistance Meter.
Part number: 6517B-901-01D
Primary User
KickStart Instrument Control Software Datasheet

Literature number: 1KW-60965-4
Datasheet
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.1.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
"""KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features? Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings.? Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to…
Part number: KICKSTART-2.1.0
Application
KickStart Instrument Control software Version 1.9.8 (use with HRMA app)
Easy to use instrument control software.Required for use with KickStart’s High Resistance Measurement App (HRMA).For all other apps, consider KickStart 2 as a replacement.Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Part number: KICKSTART-1.9.8
Application
Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instruments Selector Guide

Literature number: 1KW-61458-0
Product Selector Guide 17 May 2019
Low Level Measurements Handbook - 7th Edition
Precision DC Current, Voltage, and Resistance Measurements
Literature number: 1KW-1559-0
Handbook 17 Apr 2019
Model 6517B Electrometer effective input resistance
Voltage burden is what is important here. Model 6517B is as close to an ideal ammeter as its voltage burden is extremely low. However, you can calculate the "effective" input resistance of each range. 20pA range is 20uV / 20pA = 1M ohm 200pA range is…
FAQ ID: 774026 05 Apr 2019
Keithley I/O Layer version C10 (Windows 10, 8, 7 Compatible)
Keithley I/O Layer version C10 (KIOL-850C10 adds support for Windows 10 Operating System and installs NI-VISA Runtime 17.5 and NI-ICP 17.0. This release replaces previous versions of KIOL-850B07, KIOL-850C02, KIOL-850C03, KIOL-850C04, KIOL-850C05, KIOL-…
Part number: KIOL-850C10
Application
Model 6517B Firmware version A14
Firmware version A14 and Release Notes. Use with Keithley Flash Wizard to upgrade a 6517B instrument.
Part number: 6517B-FRP-A14
Firmware
Model 6514 Programmable Electrometer
Datasheet
6517B Electrometer/High Resistance Meter Datasheet
Datasheet
Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote SourceMeter Instrument
Datasheet
Comparison of DDC and SCPI Command codes for 6517.
Look the attached word document for comparison of DDC(Device Dependent Commands) to SCPI commands for Model 6517A.
FAQ ID: 729066 05 Dec 2018
LabTracer 2.9 (UNSUPPORTED)

Part number: LABTRACER-2.9
Application
Model 5156 Electrometer Calibration Standard Release Notes
Model 5156 Electromieter Calibration Standard Release Notes. Also for Models 6430, 6485,6487, 6514, 6517A, 5156.
Part number: 5156-910-01A
User
6514 Japanese Quick Result Guide
6514 JAPAN MANUAL
Part number: 6514J-903-01A
User
Model 6430 Japanese Quick Result Guide
Model 6430 Japanese Quick Result Guide
Part number: 6430J-903-01A
User
MODEL 6514 ELECTROMETER SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications for the 6514 Electrometer.
Part number: SPEC-6514B
Primary User
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