When deploying your application, choose the appropriate combination of instruments to accomplish your application needs. Take advantage of flexibility by choosing from an extensive portfolio of over 600 NI modular instruments or combining multiple SMU instruments to create a system containing up to 68 SMU channels in a 4U, 19-inch rack space.
Every power supply or SMU performs within its specifications over some finite temperature range and time period. If the temperature changes or time exceeds those specifications, and your application requires tight specifications, calibration is required.
With NI SMUs, to reduce errors caused by time and temperature drift, NI-DCPower provides a self-calibration function for some devices. Self-calibration recalculates certain internal reference values, gains, and offsets to significantly improve accuracy over the full operating temperature range of the device. Because self-calibration performs offset corrections, some devices without auto-zero functionality can correct for offset-error drift by using self-calibration.
In addition, NI offers calibration service programs to help minimize your maintenance costs and ensure you get the level of service you require. These programs help you protect your investment in NI products for longer by covering all calibration and repair costs for extended durations.
Additional Resources for Deploying a Test System
NI provides a practical guide that covers key steps in assembling a test system and offers templates that document the complete process. The guide also gives guidance on developing effective strategies to ensure reliability during software deployment.