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Tektronix's oscilloscope offer full serial bus decode

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:oscilloscope? full serial bus decode? advanced triggering? TDS2000? MSO/DPO2000B?

Tektronix has recently unveiled the latest addition to its MSO/DPO2000B series of entry-level oscilloscopes. The new addition offers full serial bus decoding and triggering, putting advanced debug features within easy reach of engineers and educators.

The 12-model MSO/DPO2000B Series�oscilloscope features bandwidths from 70 to 200MHz. With 1M point record lengths, these oscilloscopes make it easy to find events of interest in long records using Tektronix' innovative Wave Inspector to perform manual or automated search. Reflecting the wide application of serial interfaces in electronics designs, the new series lowers the cost of serial decode, trigger and search modules by more than 50 per cent compared to previous models. In addition, the cost of adding 16 digital channels is lower than before.

Cost of ownership is further reduced with an industry-best 5-year warranty. Within the Tektronix family of oscilloscopes, the new lower-end MSO/DPO2000B Series oscilloscopes give customers using Tektronix TDS2000 Series oscilloscopes an easy upgrade path to a more capable instrument with such features as a 7-inch widescreen display, 1 GS/s sampling rate on all channels and a flexible TekVPI probe interface.

The new oscilloscopes are also well suited for education environments where instructors need to keep the classroom and lab experience consistent with real-world industry trends. The instruments provide the performance and features engineers need to validate, characterise and debug complex component and system level issues in embedded designs. This includes decode, trigger and search support for common serial buses including I2C, SPI, RS-232, CAN and LIN. The oscilloscopes also provide advanced triggers to capture anomalies in digital systems including runt pulses, setup and hold violations and rise or fall time violations. Prices range from ?948 for a two-channel 70MHz DPO2002B oscilloscope to ? 2.620 for a 200MHz MSO2024B with four analogue channels and sixteen digital timing channels.

- Julien Happich
??EE Times Europe

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