National Instruments Expands SMU Family With Industry-Leading Channel Density

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 — (PRNewswire) —

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- At Semicon West, National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the expansion of its line of PXI SMUs for automated semiconductor test. Ideal for parallel testing of multipin semiconductor DUTs, the new NI PXIe-4143 SMU offers 600,000 samples per second and four channels – the highest channel density of any SMU – and expands NI's multichannel SMU output range to 24 V at 150 mA. Such features help reduce the cost of capital equipment, decrease test times and increase mixed-signal flexibility for a variety of DUTs.


"With the new NI PXIe-4143, our SMU family now gives test engineers DC measurement options for almost any device," said Ron Wolfe, vice president of semiconductor test at National Instruments. "Our industry-leading channel counts, superior sample rates and SourceAdapt technology for custom tuning, provide one of the most flexible selections of semiconductor measurement instruments available."

Product Features

  • Four SMU channels with up to 600 kS/s sampling rate to measure fast transient responses
  • Four-quadrant output capability of 24 V at 150 mA, complementing preexisting NI SMU capabilities for sourcing and sinking
  • Measurement sensitivity of 10 pA
  • Flexible, compact PXI modular instrumentation architecture for small-footprint equipment deployments

Click to Tweet: New @NIGlobal SMU features industry-leading channel density. See it @SemiconWest booth 6360

Readers can learn more about the NI PXIe-4143 and other SMUs with the following additional resources:

NI PXIe-4143 technical details

NI PXIe-4142 technical details

SourceAdapt technology demonstration

How NI PXI technology addresses semiconductor test

About National Instruments

Since 1976, National Instruments ( has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

National Instruments, NI, and SourceAdapt are trademarks of National Instruments. Other products and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Editor Contact: Sarah Beck, (512) 683-5126


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