Tektronix First to Announce Support for ITU's New Stringent Internet Backbone Interoperability Standard
Tektronix' CSA8000 Series Oscilloscopes Perform Critical 10-Gigabit Conformance Tests to Ensure Seamless Internet Communications
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BEAVERTON, Ore.

Tektronix, Inc. , a market leader in test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced it is the first company to announce test support for the new stringent International Telecommunications Union (ITU) STM64 standard for eye-pattern testing. This standard helps to ensure that ultra-high-speed communications equipment and networks can function together as the Internet's backbone. By supporting this new standard, Tektronix' solutions enable telecommunications equipment manufacturers to test to the new ITU STM64 benchmark for equipment operating in the 10 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) range -- the fastest network speeds being widely deployed today.

Interoperability -- the ability of software and hardware on multiple machines from multiple vendors to communicate -- is an industry-wide concern. Manufacturers of high-speed communications equipment must ensure that all the network equipment they develop complies to the minimum performance specifications for 10 Gigabit/second (STM-64) optical transmitters to ensure seamless Internet communications. Tektronix worked closely with the ITU standards committee to incorporate the new, more stringent tolerance band of +/- 0.85dB into the CSA8000.

"Tektronix' CSA8000 Series is the first publicly-announced test solution that provides our customers in the Zone -- high-speed communications equipment manufacturers -- with comprehensive test and measurement capabilities that ensure their equipment complies with the ITU's stringent standard for 10 Gigabit/second transmission," said David Churchill, vice president, Instrumentation Business Unit, Tektronix, Inc. "By staying attuned to the market, Tektronix was able to anticipate customers' needs, and is providing them with the most up-to-date test tools needed to ensure their products meet evolving global communications network and Internet interoperability standards."

About The CSA8000 Sampling Oscilloscope

The CSA8000 is part of the 8000 Series family of sampling oscilloscopes that includes the TDS8000, and a full complement of optical and electrical sampling modules. Together, these products replace Tektronix' 11801C and CSA803C sampling oscilloscopes. The 8000 Series provides comprehensive measurement capabilities with bandwidths of up to 30 GHz (optical) and up to 50 GHz (electrical). With exceptional vertical resolution, a fast update rate and a Windows® user interface, the 8000 Series is a powerful measurement system for high-speed optical communications, and TDR characterization of circuit boards, IC packages and cables and semiconductor testing.

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc., is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to industries including semiconductors, computers and networking. With over 50 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage "next generation" global communications networks and Internet technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 25 countries worldwide.

NOTE: 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.

CONTACT: Beth Daniels of Tektronix, Inc., 503-621-5150, or bethany.f.daniels@tek.com.

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

Contact: Beth Daniels of Tektronix, Inc., 503-621-5150, or
bethany.f.daniels@tek.com

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