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Tektronix DPOs cut time to market

Posted: 10 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tektronix? DPO7000? digital phosphor oscilloscope? DPO?

Tektronix Inc. unveiled its new DPO7000 digital phosphor oscilloscopes (DPOs) that are based on a new generation hardware platform, which eliminates the trade-offs found in all other oscilloscopes between sample rate, record length and waveform capture rate.

To meet the needs brought about by increasing speed and complexity, engineers need greater real-time signal acquisition and instrument intelligence for design validation, debugging and compliance, said Tektronix. This requires the fast sampling rates, long record length (deep memory), fast waveform capture and analysis capabilities uniquely available in the DPO7000, added the company. Ranging from 500MHz to 2.5GHz, the new DPO7000 models are designed for engineers and technicians wanting to more efficiently debug their devices, reduce time to market, obtain higher quality products and lower development costs.

"All digital oscilloscopes have had to make difficult design trade-offs in order to keep pace with the latest technologies," said Colin Shepard, VP of performance oscilloscopes at Tektronix. "With the real-time DPO7000, Tektronix has eliminated these trades-offs and is able to provide full real-time performance, deep memory, and fast waveform capture rate."

The 500MHz DPO7054, 1GHz DPO7104 and 2.5GHz DPO7254 models share a new generation platform that makes broad use of IBM7HP SiGe technology to provide higher performance for demanding applications. The DPO7254 provides fast sample rates of 10GS/s on four channels, with 4x real-time oversampling on four channels simultaneously and up to 16x on one channel. The DPO7054 and DPO7104 support 40x oversampling on one channel and 10x on four channels simultaneously. The DPO7054 and DPO7104 support deep record lengths to 200M, while the DPO7254 supports 400M. All models include a 12.1-inch XGA display, and provide vertical accuracy of 1 percent.

The new models provide fast waveform capture at all sample rates through 4th generation DPX signal imaging that can acquire more than 250,000 waveforms per second. This allows designers to capture, view and measure dynamic signal information in real time much more quickly, easily and accurately than other oscilloscopes in this class.

The DPO7000 DPOs include the Pinpoint trigger system, which provides customers with built-in serial pattern triggering up to 1.25Gbps. With this capability incoming data can be triggered on in real-time without post processing, allowing engineers to catch a fault instead of hoping to find it through repeated searches.

List pricing for the DPO7000 models begin at $14,000.

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