Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Test Module enhances sampling oscilloscope functionality.

March 26, 2015

Used with DSA8300 Digital Serial Analyzer sampling oscilloscopes, 100G broad wavelength 80C15 Optical Sampling Module with Clock Recovery Trigger Pickoff (CRTP) option offers signal sensitivity sufficient to test optical devices and perform clock recovery required by 100GBASE-SR4 (IEEE 802.3bm) specification. Optical signal analysis solution covers 100G Ethernet standards for both single- and multi-mode optics. Sensitivity enables accurate signal measurement with power as low as -9 dBm. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Automated Test Software ensures physical layer compliance.

March 18, 2015

Providing automated physical layer transmitter compliance test capability for MIPI M-PHY standard, QPHY-MIPI-MPHY Software can perform testing on HS-MODE, PWM-MODE, and SYS-MODE signals at all currently specified GEARs. Active termination adapter ensures connection between device under test and oscilloscope is made in high fidelity manner. Comprehensive protocol decode, physical layer testing, and eye diagram analysis tool simplifies M-PHY system and interconnect design and debug. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Oscilloscopes simultaneously analyze time domain, spectrum.

March 4, 2015

With R&S RTM-K18 spectrum analysis and spectrogram option, R&S RTM bench oscilloscopes can simultaneously analyze analog, digital, protocol-based, and RF signals. Option can also be used in 1 GHz model and enables oscilloscopes to analyze time domain while simultaneously analyzing spectrum, logic, and serial protocol. Time and spectrum analyses are independently configurable, and parameters such as center frequency and resolution bandwidth can be specifically configured to match task. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Oscilloscopes offer bandwidths to 2 GHz.

March 2, 2015

Available in 2- and 4-channels models with 1.5 GHz and 2 GHz bandwidths, R&S RTE Oscilloscopes provide 5 GSa/s sampling rate per channel and up to 200 Msample memory. Acquisition rate of more than 1 million waveforms/sec means signal faults can be found quickly. Low-noise frontend, in conjunction with sensitivity up to 500 µV/div and vertical resolution of 16 bit in HD mode, ensures accurate measurement results. Instrument displays true sampling points without software-based zooming. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Oscilloscopes increase validation and debug insights.

March 2, 2015

Comprising 8–33 GHz models based on indium phosphide IC process, Infiniium V-Series accelerates circuit debug, validate, and optimization processes. With 160-bit sequence, included 12.5 Gbps hardware serial trigger can find 132-bit USB 3.1 or 130-bit PCIe® Gen 3 symbols. Mixed signal oscilloscope with 20 GSps digital channels is suited for triggering, analyzing, and debugging DDR4 and LPDDR4 buses. Also, N7000A Series InfiniiMax III+ 8–20 GHz high-speed probing solutions come with InfiniiMode. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Smart Oscilloscope features open-source framework.

February 19, 2015

Combining multiple instruments into mobile, smart device, LabNation SmartScope works on PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Unit combines dual-channel 100 MS/s oscilloscope, 50 MS/s arbitrary waveform generator, and 100 MS/s digital logic analyzer. Framework is based on FPGA registers which can be controlled from PC or tablet. Since user can flash FPGA through USB controller, there is no need for programmers. Advanced projects can use full-speed bi-directional data transfer capabilities. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes are powered via USB connection.

February 12, 2015

Offering 2 or 4 analog channels, PicoScope 3000D Series lets users debug complex, high-speed, embedded systems containing ADCs and DACs, serial and parallel buses, and control signals. Memory buffers of 128–512 mega samples allow extended captures even at real-time sampling rates to 1 GSPS. Along with built-in arbitrary waveform generator, features include USB 3.0 interface, optional 16-channel logic input, analog bandwidths from 60–200 MHz, and max digital input frequency of 100 MHz. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Motor Drive Analyzer leverages high-definition oscilloscope.

February 11, 2015

Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) of MDA800 Series combine 3-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, dynamic 3-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high-bandwidth (350 MHz, 500 MHz, and 1 GHz) embedded control system debug in one instrument. Based on HDO8000 oscilloscope, products come standard with 8 input channels (16 digital channels optional) with 12-bit resolution, 2.5 GSps sample rate, and up to 250 Mpts/ch acquisition memory. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wide-Bandwidth Oscilloscope supports PAM-4 analysis/measurement.

January 30, 2015

With 86100D-9FP PAM-N analysis software, 86100D DCA-X oscilloscope offers measurement capability that helps engineers characterize PAM-4 (pulse amplitude modulation with 4 amplitude levels) signals. Software provides analysis of optical and electrical PAM-4 signals and offers specific measurements pertaining to eye width/height/skew, level amplitude/noise/skew, as well as amplitude level linearity. PAM-4 option may be combined with DCA-X software options for enhanced analysis. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Oscilloscope Software facilitates collaboration.

January 29, 2015

Extending visualization, analysis, and reporting capabilities found on Tektronix oscilloscopes to Microsoft Windows-based PCs, tablets, and servers, TekScope Anywhere™ lets users collect, analyze, and collaborate without being tied to instruments in lab. For analysis prior to arrival of silicon in simulation, TekScope Anywhere enables measurements on simulation data using same algorithms that oscilloscope will use during silicon PHY characterization post-fabrication. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Oscilloscope offers expanded multi-instrument capabilities.

January 27, 2015

WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope supports WS3K-AUTO package, which includes both CAN and LIN trigger and decode capabilities, as well as WS3K-FG function generator, which includes arbitrary waveform capabilities. With CAN and LIN trigger and decode capabilities added to protocol analyzer, all tools needed to analyze and debug automotive systems using CAN and/or LIN serial data communication standards are present. Tool also supports digital voltmeter (DVM) capabilities.
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Test & Measuring Instruments

Capacitive Touchscreen Oscilloscopes include zone triggering.

January 13, 2015

Comprising digital-storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1.0 GHz, InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series provide graphical triggers that help engineers debug and characterize devices. Features include touchscreen interface, update rate of one million waveforms per second, and 6-in-1 functionality: oscilloscope, digital channels (MSO), protocol analysis, digital voltmeter, WaveGen function/arbitrary waveform generator, and 8-digit hardware counter/totalizer. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Bench Oscilloscope has 200 MHz bandwidth and education mode.

December 30, 2014

Available for universities and educational institutions as well as general T&M applications in development, R&S RTM bench oscilloscope has 7-digit frequency counter, 5 GSPS sampling rate, and 20 Msample memory depth. Password-protected education mode makes it possible to disable all analysis tools and automatic measurements to make students and learners calculate measurement results on their own. Digital voltmeter, history and segmented memory, and power analysis options are also available. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Digital Oscilloscopes offer triggering and decoding option.

December 19, 2014

With R&S RTx-K9 option, R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscope users can analyze CAN interfaces that support high-speed CAN FD bus protocol. Hardware-based decoding helps quickly find errors, accelerating design verification and commissioning. Users can trigger directly to telegram start, telegram stop, and data values and use search and navigation function to find relevant events in CAN FD bus protocol. Decoded telegrams are displayed as color-coded bus signals in waveform diagram or as table. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Automotive Oscilloscopes diagnose engine faults.

December 17, 2014

While 2–channel PicoScope 4225 Kit is suited for occasional use or for those on limited budget, 4–channel PicoScope 4425 Kit allows user to diagnose more complex problems and save time by testing more signals simultaneously. Kits come complete with basic set of leads and clips to perform common tasks such as testing sensors, relative compression, and cylinder balance. PicoScope 6 software provides features such as automated measurements and ability to save and print waveforms.
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Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Debug Toolkit analyzes DDR 2/3/4 and LPDDR2/3 signals.

December 3, 2014

Moving beyond JEDEC compliance, DDR Debug Toolkit provides test, debug, and analysis tools for entire DDR design cycle. With push of button, Read and Write bursts can be separated and eye diagrams for each can be displayed in real-time. Kit can identify root cause of problems with jitter analysis specifically designed for bursted DDR signals that conventional serial data tools cannot analyze. All DDR analysis can be performed simultaneously over 4 different measurement scenarios. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Oscilloscopes verify MIPI D-PHY interface compliance.

November 24, 2014

Available for R&S RTO Oscilloscopes, R&S RTO-K26 MIPI D-PHY compliance test software offers automated tests in line with v1.1 specification of MIPI® Alliance and UNH-IOL. Software is tailored to needs of developers of smartphones and mobile devices with MIPI D-PHY implementation. With images and step-by-step instructions that guide users through all procedures, software requires less than 5 minutes to measure and assess one of 4 terminations specified in standard. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

MIPI M-PHY v3.1 Test Solution complies with standard requirements.

November 19, 2014

MIPI M-PHY® v3.1 specification physical layer transmitter characterization and debug solution includes support for MIPI M-PHY High Speed Gears 1, 2, and 3; PWM Mode (G0-G7); and SYS Mode. For testing MIPI M-PHY transmitters running in high-speed mode, solution works with Tektronix MSO/DPO 70000DX oscilloscopes and P7600 series TriMode™ probes with rise time 3X faster than signal rise time, sensitivity of 200 mV(FS), minimal added noise (<1 or 2 mVrms), and high return loss. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Bench Oscilloscopes handle long signal sequence analysis.

November 18, 2014

R&S RTM bench oscilloscope supports R&S RTM-K15 history and segmented memory option, which expands max memory depth to 460 Msample/channel. Segmented memory's variable depth from 10 ksample to 20 Msample enables acquisition of 45,000 individual waveform segments. R&S RTM triggers on relevant data, and gaps are skipped to optimize memory utilization. Timestamp function indicates when waveforms were acquired, and ultra segmented mode permits accelerated acquisition with 5 µsec short blind time. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

HD Oscilloscopes offer 16-bit vertical resolution.

November 17, 2014

In high definition mode, R&S RTO and RTE Oscilloscopes deliver sharp waveform display, showing signal details that would otherwise be masked by noise. Signal is low-pass filtered directly after A/D converter. Filter reduces noise, increasing signal-to-noise ratio. Users can adjust bandwidth of lowpass filter from 10 kHz to 500 MHz as needed to match characteristics of applied signal. To be able to analyze waveforms in detail, input sensitivity has been increased to 500 µV/div. Read More