Posted: January 20, 2010

Free Keithley Web-Based Seminar Illustrates Best Practices for On-Wafer Probing

(Nanowerk News) Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, will broadcast a free, web-based seminar titled “Tips, Tricks, and Traps for On-Wafer Probing” on Thursday, January 28, 2010. This one-hour seminar will demonstrate the best practices for on-wafer probing and how to identify and solve common problems.
Test engineers often need to perform various on-wafer measurements using semi-automatic probers. It is often difficult to achieve accurate measurements due to problems in the interconnect between the test equipment and the prober. Those who attend this seminar will learn:
  • How to cable for accurate low current DC measurements, accurate CV measurements, and ultra fast and pulsed IV measurements;
  • The benefits of using Keithley-supplied cables and accessories to perform DC, CV, and ultra fast and pulsed IV measurements;
  • Proper grounding and guarding techniques;
  • Selecting the proper types of interconnect cables;
  • How to troubleshoot interconnect problems.
  • The event will conclude with a text-based Q&A session.
    Tips, Tricks, and Traps for On-Wafer Probing is recommended for test engineers and test engineering managers who have a basic understanding of wafer probing. The content is appropriate for engineers working with on-wafer devices.
    Dave Rose, a senior staff applications engineer at Keithley in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the seminar. Rose joined Keithley in 1987 and has spent roughly half of his career in design engineering and the other half in applications engineering.
    Registration Information
    Tips, Tricks, and Traps for On-Wafer Probing will be broadcast on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 15:00 CET (9:00 a.m. EST) for the European audience and at 2:00 p.m. EST for the North American audience. The event is free to the public, but participants must register in advance at webseminars. The seminar will also be archived on Keithley’s website for those unable to attend the original broadcast.
    About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
    With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.
    Source: Keithley Instruments (press release)
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