Ericsson Purchases Tektronix Logic Analyzers to Test Components for Internet Backbone

Tektronix, Inc. today announced that Ericsson, a major international communications supplier, placed an order for Tektronix logic analyzers for use as part of a rigorous testing procedure to ensure the correct operation of components used in its Internet backbone communications switching systems.

Tektronix, a market leader in logic analysis systems designed to enable the advancement of the global telecommunications and computer industries, will supply these high-performance instruments through its European operations.

"Our telecommunications customers, particularly equipment manufacturers such as Ericsson, are continually pressured to bring new products and components to market quickly to meet the explosive demands of this industry," said Gerald Ostheimer, vice president, Tektronix Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Tektronix is committed to providing industry leaders with the appropriate tools to expedite deployment of the cutting-edge communications systems."

"We needed a device with a large memory, which also was capable of supporting multiple channels and fast acquisition speeds. We were impressed by Tektronix' TLA700 solutions because they provided the speed we needed, together with 16Mbit capacity on each channel," said Magnus Molin, unit manager, Hardware Verification, Ericsson Utvecklings AB. "Additionally we liked the TLA700 Series' PC-based interface, which makes it very easy to operate. It was also a major advantage that Tektronix could give us extensive high-quality local support."

About the TLA700 Series

The TLA700 Series logic analyzers are high-performance, modular analysis tools used to acquire a wide range of real-time digital, analog and software data. Ideal for timing analysis, multi-processor/bus applications and stimulus applications, Tektronix TLA700 Series logic analyzers provide non-intrusive capabilities to monitor, capture and analyze system problems, including initialization failure, software crashes and intermittent operation. In the case of embedded systems, the TLA700 Series can help designers capture and correlate real-time software and hardware operation to identify problems and maximize system performance.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the leading communications supplier, combining innovation in mobility and Internet in creating the new era of Mobile Internet. Ericsson provides total solutions covering everything from systems and applications to mobile phones and other communications tools. With more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for customers all over the world.

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the telecommunications, computer and semiconductor industries worldwide. 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, Ore., Tektronix has operations in 26 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is

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.

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

Contact: Beth Daniels of Tektronix, Inc., 503-627-5150, or

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