Tektronix Delivers New Precision Multi-Phase Power Analyzer

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
New Tektronix PA4000 Power Analyzer Offers Power Electronics Engineers
Uncompromised Measurement Accuracy on Real-World Signals 
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and
monitoring instrumentation, today announced its new precision multi-phase Power
Analyzer. Featuring the industry's first Spiral Shunt™ design (patent
application submitted), the Tektronix PA4000 Power Analyzer gives power
electronics engineers stable, precise current measurements even on highly
distorted power waveforms common in many applications. 
With energy efficiency and new power sources often taking center stage in the
world of electronics design, engineers need newer and more advanced tools to
keep up with consumer demand, changing technologies, government regulations and
added workload. The PA4000 rounds out the Tektronix portfolio of
oscilloscope-based power test offerings enabling an end-to-end solution that
provides the performance to measure for conformance to regulatory standards
today and in the future. Combined with ease-of-use, application-specific test
modes and a full set of standard features including communication interfaces and
PC-based software, the PA4000 will prove to be the industry's power analyzer of
”Tektronix brings strengths to this segment that no other supplier of power
analyzers can match,” said Curt Willener, general manager, Power Analyzer
Product Line, Tektronix. “We offer the most complete end-to-end test and
measurement solutions for debugging and optimizing power-electronics designs,
all backed by our worldwide network of account managers, distributor partners,
and service sites.” 
Performance, Features Tailored to Demanding Test Requirements 
Power analyzers such as the PA4000 are used by power electronics engineers for
designing, testing and validating power electronics devices, primarily in
multi-phase applications. Key industries include motor drives, electric
propulsion, backup power, alternative energy, and high-efficiency lighting. Many
of these engineers work on designs that are subject to government regulations
and customer requirements that dictate efficiency and the amount of harmonic
distortion or other “line pollution” that may be imposed on the power grid.  
Offering highly accurate power, energy and efficiency measurements, the PA4000
will help engineers meet these government and customer requirements. It features
precisely-matched inputs, wide input ranges and advanced signal processing to
deliver consistently high measurement accuracy in all types of measurement
A particularly difficult challenge due to the rise of new higher-performance
technologies is obtaining consistently high measurement accuracy. The PA4000
uses two Spiral Shunts on each channel – one for current measurements up to 1
A, for precise low-current measurements, and one for current measurements up to
30A, for higher-current measurements. This state-of-the-art shunt design is then
combined with unique high-speed digital signal processing algorithms, allowing
the PA4000 to track power cycles accurately, even in the presence of transients
and noise. 
To save engineers setup time and reduce errors, the PA4000 offers a broad set of
application-specific measurement modes such as standby current, motor drive and
ballast. The analyzers are competitively priced and among the many features that
come standard they provide LAN, USB, and RS-232 interfaces as well as, harmonics
measurement capability up to the 100th harmonic. In addition, software for
controlling the analyzer, downloading measurements, and logging on a PC is also
included in the package. 
Pricing & Availability 
The Tektronix PA4000 Power Analyzer will be available worldwide starting in
April 2013 and starting at a price of USD 10500.  
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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 award-winning service
and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com. 
Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names
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