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November 1, 2021 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog entitled "Provide a True Score on Device Parameters" that informs people about the types of test equipment available for making precision parametric measurements on various electronic devices. Semiconductor parameter analysis takes work, but it provides insights that lead to better devices, processes, even better electronic materials. It is possible to perform some semiconductor testing with a basic LCR meter, but the accuracy will suffer even as test leads are jiggled compared to using a higher-level curve tracer or dedicated semiconductor parameter analyzer. More information on any of the test equipment featured here, and many others, is available on the Axiom site or by contacting a sales rep for advice on the best unit for your application, by calling 760-806-6600 or emailing


Provide a True Score on Device Parameters

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Provide a True Score on Device Parameters - Agilent 4155C Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer

By analyzing a semiconductor's performance parameters, much can be learned about how it will behave under different conditions. Whether for designing a circuit, validating performance claims, or monitoring process quality, semiconductor parameter analysis at various levels of current (I), voltage (V), and power can provide invaluable insights into a semiconductor device's expected behavior. Analysis is performed by applying test signals and studying the device's responses to the signals. It requires a source of test signals and an analyzer sensitive enough to detect low-level signals but robust enough to handle high-power signals from a device under test (DUT). Testing can be performed with a digital multimeter or a test equipment as basic as an inductance-capacitance-resistance (LCR) meter. But faster measurements, with less setup time by the operator, require test equipment designed for the task, such as a curve tracer or a semiconductor parameter analyzer. The latest computerized semiconductor parameter analyzers are programmable and even capable of helping create device models for simulation when analyzing test results.

The world of electronics has never seen as many different semiconductor devices in use as at present. The world runs on semiconductors, from amplifiers in car radios to home/office computer to transceivers in 5G smart phones. Many different semiconductors power these products, including diodes, discrete transistors, integrated circuits (ICs), memory devices, and photonic devices. They are tested at separate times to verify quality and performance, and in different forms, such as within a package such as a ball-grid-array (BGA) housing placed within a test fixture, and in chip form using an advanced wafer probe station.

Parameters to be measured are related to the semiconductor device under test (DUT) and depend on the type of device to be analyzed. A semiconductor will provide different responses to distinct levels of applied I and V and those responses must be measured. Some semiconductor parameter analyzers feature built in supplies of I and V, some test methods require an external test signal source. Built-in sources are often supplied as part of a module or assembly that combines power source and measurement capability into what is known as a source measure unit (SMU).

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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.



Fabian Garcia
Axiom Test Equipment
2610 Commerce Way 
Vista, CA  92081
Phone: (760) 806-6600



Posted November 3, 2021