Design and Construction of Home-Made Source Measure Unit

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Akay C. , Gültekin Z.

Engineering and Technology Journal, vol.07, no.3, pp.1183-1189, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 07 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.47191/etj/v7i3.02
  • Title of Journal : Engineering and Technology Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.1183-1189


The voltage values used in an IV measurement often depend on the specific electronic components being tested. For example, to test a solar cell, voltage values in the range of -3 V - 3 V are sufficient, while for an LED this value is in the range of 0 V - 12 V. However, sometimes applying a voltage can change the electronic properties of a system under test. For example, the voltage applied to a diode changes the capacitive values of the diode. Therefore, the parameters of the tested system should not change the current-voltage values of the testing system during the test. In this study, a software-controlled current-voltage device was designed and built to overcome this problem. We interpreted the accuracy of this system by measuring the turn-on voltage of an OLED device we produced in the laboratory.