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Tektronix Wins ECN Magazine's Readers Choice Tech Award

MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Selected by Engineering Community in Test & Measurement Category (December 16, 2011)

BEAVERTON, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 12/16/11 -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that the MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Series is the winner of the ECN Readers Choice Tech Award 2012 in the Test & Measurement category. The awards are selected by the readers of ECN Magazine for the best new products of the year. The revolutionary new MDO4000 is the world's first oscilloscope to include a built-in spectrum analyzer, helping design engineers save time by looking at time-correlated analog, digital, serial and RF signals on a single instrument.

"We are honored that the engineering community has selected the MDO4000 for this award and acknowledge its importance as a new category of product in the industry," said Martyn Etherington, vice president of worldwide marketing, Tektronix. "This is further validation of our position as the market leader in oscilloscopes."

Introduced on August 30, the MDO4000 Series is tailored to meet the needs of the more than 60 percent of oscilloscope users who also use a spectrum analyzer to troubleshoot embedded designs with wireless functionality. As the first oscilloscope ever to integrate the functionality of a spectrum analyzer, the MDO4000 provides a unique toolset which can save days or even weeks of debug time.

With the MDO4000, engineers can replace both a scope and spectrum analyzer with a single instrument. This enables them to continue using their tool of choice, the oscilloscope, to look at the frequency domain rather than having to find and relearn a spectrum analyzer. For debugging, it goes well beyond typical spectrum analyzer functionality by allowing users to capture time-correlated analog, digital and RF signals across 4 analog, 16 digital and 1 RF channel. With separate instruments, it is virtually impossible to accurately correlate signals across domains. This enables a new realm of testing, simplifying common debug tasks for today's integrated wireless-enabled designs. For instance, now engineers can easily measure how long it takes their RF power amplifier to turn-on after a command is sent on the device's serial bus.


In addition to its industry-first mixed-domain capabilities, the MDO4000 offers all the feature-rich tools of Tektronix MSO4000B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Series combined with the features of a mainstream spectrum analyzer. The MSO4000B Series offers a robust set of features to speed every stage of debugging designs -- from quickly discovering an anomaly and capturing it, to searching waveform records for the event and analyzing its characteristics and the device's behavior.

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About Tektronix
For more than sixty years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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