B1505AP provides eight different pre-configured packages that satisfy a wide variety of power device measurement requirements. The package can be selected according to voltage / current range and the requirement for capacitance measurement.


Configurations for power device testing

  • Selection of eight options, (configurations) for a variety of power device testing
  • Modules / expanders for future upgrade

Wide sourcing range combined with low-level precision measurement

  • All-in-one solution for power device characterization up to 1500 A & 10 kV
  • μΩ resistance measurement capability
  • Accurate sub-picoamp level current measurement at high voltage bias

Extensive device evaluation capabilities

  • Capacitance measurement up to +/-3 kV DC bias
  • 10μs high power pulse measurements
  • Temperature measurement capability

Improved measurement efficiency

  • Automatically switch between high-voltage and high-current measurements without recabling
  • Standard test fixtures with interlock for safe packaged power device testing
  • Oscilloscope view for monitoring waveform applied to the device
  • MS Windows-based EasyEXPERT software simplifies data management and data analysis

View short videos at B1505A Power Device Analyzer / Curve Tracer Demo page.

The Keysight B1505AP pre-configured Power Device Analyzer / Curve Tracer provides off-the-shelf solutions for various power device characterization requirements. Each option has all required B1505A hardware and software including mainframe, cables, test fixture etc. required to test discrete power devices. The B1505AP utilizes the same mainframe and modules as the B1505A Power Device Analyzer / Curve Tracer and may be expanded in exactly the same way.

The Keysight B1505A Power Device Analyzer / Curve Tracer is the only single box solution available with the capability to characterize high power devices from the sub-picoamp level to 10 kV & 1500 A. Select your B1505AP application solution based upon maximum voltage, maximum current and necessity for capacitance measurement from eight different preconfigured packages.

The B1505A software environment is based on Microsoft® Windows® 10 operating system and allows users to check device characteristics and detect device faults with the convenience of a curve tracer. Just like a conventional curve tracer the B1505A supports rotary knob control variable sweep capabilities. This allows real-time evaluation of parameters such as breakdown voltage. Also supported is “Oscilloscope View” that visually assists the operator in optimizing voltage and current being applied to the device. The measurement setup information and data are automatically stored to the B1505A's built-in hard disk drive. They may also be copied to USB memory sticks and other portable storage devices. Measurement data may be easily copied into engineering reports with the device measurement summary.

A robust test fixture solution is important to insure operator safety, (due to the generated high voltage and current) as well as to support the wide variety of power device package types. A previous conventional curve tracer limitation was that some power devices could not be evaluated due to their size and it was sometimes necessary to jury-rig an adapter in order to test the device. However, the B1505A's test fixture can accept a wide variety of devices, such as power MOSFETs, diodes, IGBTs etc. regardless of their size or shape. This is achieved via a large test fixture adapter with customizable test fixture modules. In addition, the test fixture's built-in interlock mechanism ensures that high voltages and currents can be safely applied to the test devices.

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