Makers of chip inductor/EMI filters and integrators of chip inductor/EMI filter test systems need accurate and repeatable inductance, quality factor and impedance measurements. They are also under continual pressure to improve throughput and test yield while keeping test costs low. The Agilent E4982A offers 0.8 percent basic impedance measurement accuracy and repeatable measurements with small measurement variation. It also delivers measurement speeds of 0.9 ms, 2.1ms or 3.7 ms. The meter’s accuracy improves test quality, while its measurement speed translates into fast test throughput.
The E4982A is compatible with the current industry-standard Agilent 4287A LCR meter, while offering greater performance. SCPI commands and handler interface function for the E4982A are compatible with the Agilent 4287A LCR meter as well, allowing customers to leverage their earlier investments and expertise in the software.
According to Akira Nukiyama, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Component Test Division, Japan, the device’s features “ensure manufacturers and system integrators fast, accurate impedance measurements while realising improved test efficiency and a lower overall cost of test.”
The E4982A LCR meter offers PC connectivity via GPIB, LAN and USB; an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface; a 10.4-inch display; and a compact design with 277-mm depth.