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Pulsed IV system up to 1000V

Nowadays pulsed IV measurements are the preferred method for capturing the current-voltage characteristics of active devices such as field effect and bipolar transistors for nonlinear modelling and/or physical analysis. Pulsed IV characteristics allow to study thermal and trapping effects, which makes this method suitable for power microwave transistors or amplifiers based on new semiconductor technologies (wide band gap). APMS2014RA is a full automated pulsed IV/RF measurement setup and has been developed by MC2 Technologies modelling and microwave characterization experts.


MC2 Technologies offers three different versions of its pulsed system, from 110 to 1000 V, and from 4 to 20 A.


The use of bias tees is highly recommended to improve the accuracy of the pulsed measurement. We propose a bias tee option with our pulsed IV system. You can have a look at MC2 Technologies’ standard options of bias tees right here.



Intelligent software

  • Intuitive GUI
  • Batch available (autonomous system)
  • Several modes of convergence
  • Several modes of pulsed conditions
  • Pulse profile

Two compact pulsers available

  • High power: APMS-HPM
  • Low power: APMS-LPM
  • Very compact pulsers designed to be placed closer to the DUT (on probe station)
  • Pulser architecture designed for overshoots reduction


  • High voltage filter
  • Drive negative current
  • Embedded Electronic Fuse

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Max Voltage+/- 110V+/- 600V+/- 1000V+/- 12V+/- 20V
Max Current Pulsed+/- 4A+/- 20A+/- 20A+/- 40mA+/- 200mA
Max Current DC+/- 4A+/- 5A+/- 5A+/- 40mA+/- 200mA
Typical Current Error+/- 0.2mA0.2mA+/- 2mA+/- 10μA+/- 50μA
Max DC Power440W3kW3.3kW400mW4W
Max pulsed Power440W12kW12kW400mW4W
Min Pulse Width (DUT depending)300ns1us5us300ns500ns
Max Pulse WidthNo limitsNo limitsNo limitsNo limitsNo limits
Min Duty Cycle00000
Max Duty Cycle11111
Voltage resolution18mV25mV70mV1.5mV2.5mV
Voltage Tr (DUT depending)<100ns<100ns<0.5μs20-50ns20-50ns
Voltage Tf (DUT depending)<100ns<100ns<0.5μs20-50ns20-50ns
Output impedance<5 Ω<2 Ω<4 Ω70 Ω<50 Ω