Tektronix Real-Time Oscilloscopes to Achieve 70 GHz Performance

       Tektronix Real-Time Oscilloscopes to Achieve 70 GHz Performance

Next Generation Oscilloscopes to Incorporate Breakthrough Low-Noise
Architecture for High Speed, High Precision Test Applications

PR Newswire

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 19, 2013

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's
leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that lab testing has
shown that its next generation performance oscilloscopes – due for
availability in 2014 – will deliver real-time bandwidth of 70 GHz, with
significant upside potential. The new oscilloscope platform will deliver the
performance and signal fidelity needed for applications such as 400 Gbps and 1
Tbps optical communications and fourth generation serial data communications.
Tektronix also announced an investment program that will give customers a
cost-effective migration path to the new platform.

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The extraordinary gain in bandwidth performance, with improved signal
fidelity, is due in part to the development by Tektronix engineers of a patent
pending signal processing architecture called Asynchronous Time Interleaving.
The new real-time oscilloscope platform will also include a number of other
enhancements and refinements to improve overall performance and measurement

"With these latest innovations, Tektronix is continuing to push the envelope
on what can be achieved in high-fidelity, high-speed data acquisition
systems," said Kevin Ilcisin, chief technology officer, Tektronix. "The
development of the industry's first production-ready Asynchronous Time
Interleaving architecture is a significant breakthrough that will improve
signal-to-noise ratio beyond the frequency interleaving approach used by
competing oscilloscope vendors."

The limitation of frequency interleaving approaches lies in how the various
frequency ranges are added together to reconstruct the final waveform, a step
which compromises noise performance.In traditional frequency interleaving,
each analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in the signal acquisition system only
sees part of the input spectrum. With Tektronix' new Asynchronous Time
Interleaving technology, all ADCs see the full spectrum with full signal path
symmetry. This offers the performance gains available from interleaved
architectures while preserving signal fidelity.

Investment Protection
Over the past decade, Tektronix has consistently anticipated the proper levels
of bandwidth support for the leading serial standards, and is an active
participant in such bodies as the IEEE Society, PCI-SIG, SATA-IO and USB-IF.
The Tektronix Performance Oscilloscope Investment Protection Program provides
customers with a cost-effective migration path to higher-performance
oscilloscopes as their needs evolve. If interested, customers are urged to
contact their Tektronix Account Manager to discuss future migration plans.

Wondering what else Tektronix is up to? Check out the Tektronix Bandwidth
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About Tektronix
For more than sixty-five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test,
measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve
productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading
supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design,
manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in
Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers
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Website: http://www.tektronix.com
Contact: Amy Higgins, PR Manager, Tektronix, ahiggins@tektronix.com,
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