Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes Set New Benchmark for Performance and Usability

Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoringinstrumentation, announced the availability of the MSO4000 Mixed SignalOscilloscopes.


The MSO4000 provides two methods for capturing digital wave form data. The main digital acquisition mode captures 10M points at 500 MS/s (2 nsresolution). The MSO4000 also provides MagniVu(TM) ultra high resolution signal acquisition technology that acquires 10,000 points at up to 16.5 GS/s(60.6 ps resolution). Both the main and MagniVu waveforms are acquired one very trigger and can be viewed at any time, running or stopped. MagniVu provides greater than eight times faster timing resolution than any other MSO on the market, instilling confidence when making critical timing measurements on digital channels.

"By combining excellent oscilloscope capabilities with basic logic analyzer features in the same time domain, the portable Tektronix MSO4000addresses our needs for design verification and test," said Ryan Fisher , NAND Applications Engineer, Micron Technology. "The MSO4000 provides familiar oscilloscope operation, gives me the full system 'big picture' on one screen and meets our system development needs for NAND Flash memory used in many embedded designs. The fine resolution afforded by MagniVu has been a real asset in finding difficult to discover problems. The MSO4000 enables the engineering team at Micron Technology to more quickly find and solve problems."

Leading Ease of Use

The MSO4000 offers the ground breaking Wave Inspector on all analog and digital channels, an unprecedented set of easy-to-use tools for discovery and efficient viewing, navigating, and analyzing waveform data. Managing up to 20 channels, each with 10M record length, has been dramatically simplified through automated wave form pan and zoom, user definable markers and intelligent search and find modes. All MSO4000 models provide a 10.4 inch,XGA color display, the largest and highest resolution display in its class. Not only is the MSO4000 the most capable oscilloscope in its segment of the market, at only 5.4 inches deep the MSO4000 is the shallowest on the market --requiring less bench space than competing products -- and weighs only 11 pounds for easy portability.

The MSO4000 combines leading specifications, familiar operation,innovative troubleshooting capabilities, and comprehensive support for monitoring, triggering, and decoding parallel buses and the most common serial buses used in embedded design such as I2C, SPI, CAN, and RS-232. "The abilityto decode buses, including parallel buses and RS232 signals, combined with the event viewer in the MSO4000 oscilloscope, is a tremendous help in debugging circuits," Campbell added. "These tools take care of the tedious work ofdecoding the bus manually and searching through the data to find the event inquestion. This means less time searching for the problem, leading to quicker solutions."

New P6516 Digital Probe

Along with the new MSO4000 oscilloscopes, Tektronix is introducing the P6516 digital probe. This unique probe design offers two eight channel pods that can each probe parts up to eight feet apart, facilitating the reach to multiple areas on a board with a single probe. Color-coding of the leads correlates the probe tips to the signal trace on the display. The sleek P6516 probe leads do not get tangled, making connecting to the device under test simple.

Pricing and Availability

U.S. MSRP for the MSO4000 range from $8,700 for the MSO4032 model to$17,200 for the MSO4104 model. One P6516 probe is included with each MSO4000model purchased. All MSO4000 models are available for purchase and delivery.

About Tektronix

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build,deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address ishttp://www.tektronix.com.

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