KEITHLEY Model 6221

Sourcing, Measuring, Graphing, and Analysis at Your Fingertips

Keithley’s innovative graphical source measure unit instruments enable intuitive usage and minimize the instrument learning curve. These touchscreen instruments address low to high power applications like characterizing new advanced materials, modern semiconductors, electrochemical cells, batteries, power management & circuit protection devices, solar cells, high brightness LEDs, and more. Source and measure capabilities range from 10A pulse to 10fA and 200V to 10nV. For choices outside that range, or for two-channel SMU instruments, consider either the 2600B or 2650 Series SMU instruments.

Product Description

KEITHLEY  6221  SOURCE METER, AC & DC CURRENT, 11W



The 6221 AC and DC Current Source combine ease of use with exceptionally low current noise. Low current sourcing is critical to applications in test environments ranging from R&D to production, especially in the semiconductor, nanotechnology, and superconductor industries. High DC power supply sourcing accuracy and built-in control functions make the 6221 ideal for applications like Hall measurements, resistance measurements using delta mode, pulsed measurements, and differential conductance measurements.



  • Source and sink (programmable load) 100fA to 100mA

  • 1014Ω output impedance ensures stable current sourcing into variable loads

  • 65000-point source memory allows comprehensive test current sweeps directly from the current source

  • Built-in RS-232, GPIB, Trigger Link, and digital I/O interfaces

  • Reconfigurable triax output simplifies matching the application’s guarding requirements

  • Model 220 emulation mode eliminates need to reprogram existing applications

  • Source AC currents from 2pA to 100mA for AC characterization of components and materials

  • The 6221’s 10MHz output update rate generates smooth sine waves up to 100kHz

  • Built-in standard and arbitrary waveform generators with 1mHz to 100kHz frequency range

  • Applications include use as a complex programmable load or sensor signal and for noise emulation



  • Programmable pulse widths limiting power dissipation in delicate components

  • Supports pulsed I-V measurements down to 50μs when used with Model 2182A Nanovoltmeter

  • Built-in Ethernet interface for easy remote control without a GPIB controller card




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