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500MHz每8GHz oscilloscopes boast faster test

Posted: 18 Apr 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:oscilloscope? embedded system design?

Tektronix, Inc. releases two versions of its performance oscilloscope families ranging from 500MHz每8GHz, designed to help embedded system design engineers troubleshoot their designs faster. The products include the DPO7000C Series and new 4GHz, 6GHz and 8GHz models in the MSO/DPO/DSA70000C series. The company also announced its expanded support for MIPI testing with new serial decode solutions for MIPI Alliance's CSI-2 and DSI specifications.

These instruments reflect the reality of electronics design: engineering teams have less time to design products, while each engineer's area of responsibility is increasing. Given the rapid pace of innovation, they lack the time to become experts in all areas. As a result, they must rely on test tools to provide time saving features that allow them to confidently find and solve complex problems.

The DPO7000C Series offers engineers an efficiency tool that combines analysis functionality for many applications into a single oscilloscope. It includes time-saving serial analysis solutions that enable designers to focus on solving design problems using robust tools for every stage of debug, from discovering that a problem exists to capturing it, then searching long records for all instances and analyzing to find the root cause. With tools like the One Touch Jitter Wizard, complex testing tasks are simplified and automated.

The series is now available with the latest Microsoft Windows 7 operating system for easier integration with data networks, intuitive operation and faster boot up times. These products also feature a faster compute platform that provides quicker time to answer, such as, up to 3x faster time to answer on DPOJET Jitter measurements. They also provide full LXI Class C support for easier integration into automated test stations.

The DPO7000C Series offers a comprehensive serial bus analysis with robust decode, trigger and search support for embedded system buses including I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, USB 2.0, MIPI CSI-2 and DSI specifications.

The MSO/DPO/DSA70000C series provides a deeper level of analysis on the challenges in high-performance design and verification for RF/microwave, serial data and semiconductor characterization. This platform supports trigger, decode and search capability for popular embedded system buses along with high speed timing analysis and compliance packages for standards including DDR3, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0 and others.

For embedded engineers that require performance beyond the 3.5GHz available in the DPO7000C, the 4GHz, 6GHz and 8GHz models of the MSO/DPO/DSA70000C Series is recommended. The latest models incorporate a faster compute platform, deliver LXI Class C compliance and use the Windows 7 operating system.

For the MSO70000C Series, P6750 logic probes offer high density DMAX footprint signal access on up to 16 logic channels. Improved debug capability with Advanced Search & Mark, along with DPOJET Essentials are standard on all instruments.

MIPI Alliance specifications are used by manufacturers of wireless mobile devices as the communications bus between main components such as embedded controllers, cameras and displays. These specifications help smartphone manufacturers reduce time-to-market and device integration costs while taking advantage of richer feature sets with higher bit rates.

Tektronix offers expanded support for the MIPI specifications with protocol decode and search for MIPI CSI-2 and DSI serial buses. This complements the broad range of testing capability for the emerging MIPI Alliance test requirements including MIPI D-PHY and MIPI M-PHY support on Tektronix DPO7000C & MSO/DPO/DSA70000C Series oscilloscopes. Tektronix is also announcing a TekExpress automation toolset for 100 percent one-button compliance testing of MIPI D-PHY TX measurements. In addition, Tektronix also provides DigRFv.4 logic testing with TLA7000 Series Logic Analyzers.

The DPO7000C series and 4GHz, 6GHz and 8GHz MSO/DPO/DSA70000C series oscilloscopes and MIPI CSI-2 and DSI-1 support are available now. Pricing starts at $17,700 US MSRP for the DPO7000C.

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