In Tracer you will find a single-point solution for the measurement and elaboration of IV-curve measurements.
Tracer natively supports the control of Keithley 24xx and 26xx sourcemeters.These instruments have proven their strength over time for the measurement of solar cells. Other measurement systems can also be controlled using plug-ins.
Extensions can be downloaded (for free) from Abet’s website. Extensions make it possible to use professional algorithms, apply common measurements techniques and much more.
The algorithms used in Tracer meet IEC-standards for efficiency measurements. A dedicated fitting algorithm to extract the two-diode model parameters is included. Dark curves can be eleborated and diffusion length calculations are incorporated.
Common instruments used for IV-curve measurements are:
- Keithley 2400 series
- Keithley 2600 series
- Kepco BOB
- Data Acquisition
- Temperature Control
- Power supplies
Measurements are stored in project files that can always be opened, even when the instruments are not available. Most companies, however, need database storage of their measurements. Tracer currently has database connectors for the following databases:
- SQL server
Measurements are stored in the company database where they can be compared and elaborated with ReRa elaboration software.