Tektronix Announces Industry's First Measurement Solution for ITU-Specified Optical Communications Standard
New Optical Module is the Industry's First Fully-Integrated, Complete Solution To Meet the ITU-T G.975 Standard for 10.664 Gb/s Eye Pattern Testing

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring equipment for global communications networks, today announced a new optical module that is the industry's first solution to address the latest compliance requirements for eye pattern testing as specified under the ITU (International Telecommunications Union).

As the demand for telecommunications capacity grows, network equipment manufacturers are racing to capitalize on each new technology development that promises to increase network bandwidth. The new Tektronix® 80C04 optical module, a hardware plug-in for the Tektronix CSA8000 and TDS8000 oscilloscopes, will enable designers of optical network equipment and components to develop a new generation of OC-192/STM-64 compliant optical products that will provide greater optical network capacity.

"Our telecommunications customers are continually challenged to keep pace with evolving standards for testing 10Gb/s SONET/SDH systems -- the fastest, most complex telecommunications architectures being deployed today," said David Churchill, vice president, Instrumentation Business Unit, Tektronix, Inc. "This new solution, Tektronix' 80C04 optical module, is a direct outcome of our close and continuing technical relationships with our network equipment manufacturing customers. Thanks to these relationships and our expertise in communications measurement technology, Tektronix is the first to offer a fully-integrated, complete measurement solution that addresses full compliance testing, including Forward Error Correction (FEC) at 10.664 Gb/s."

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 28 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 and electrical communications, semiconductor test, and TDR characterization of circuit boards, IC packages and cables.

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to industries including telecommunications, computer and semiconductor. With more than 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 26 countries worldwide. Tektronix website is http://www.tektronix.com/.

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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