Tektronix First to Offer China's TD-SCDMA Option for Handheld Wireless RF Field Tester
New Measurement Set in Leading NetTek™ Tester Provides Efficient, Cost-Effective Performance Verification of TD-SCDMA Node B Transmitters
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BEAVERTON, Ore.

Tektronix, Inc. , a worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, announced the addition of TD-SCDMA -- the mobile telecommunications standard developed for China -- as an option to its market leading NetTek™ Wireless RF Field Tester. Tektronix is the first manufacturer to provide TD-SCDMA RF field test and measurement capabilities in a handheld form, enabling network providers, network equipment manufacturers and contractors to more easily diagnose TD-SCDMA Node B transmitter problems and effectively manage the roll out of the new technology.

Rapid development of mobile services in China is driving the need for a technology evolution that will allow users to benefit from third generation services, with access to increasingly sophisticated applications and improved data rate. Tektronix collaborates with leading mobile network operators and equipment manufacturers to provide understanding, test and control of their networks and applications, enabling reduced business and technology risk associated with new standards development and deployment.

"The timely availability of accurate and cost effective solutions for base transceiver station maintenance and antenna test is an essential element of a successful TD-SCDMA roll out," said Wensheng Xu, Senior Technical Manager, Product Testing Department, Datang Mobile. "Tektronix' NetTek suite of RF field test applications will help us deliver the quality and reliability that our customers have come to expect from the new standard, leading to increased 3G services adoption and subscribers' satisfaction."

"Tektronix is focused on enabling customers to rapidly develop and deploy new technologies, such as TD-SCDMA," said Bob Hiebert, General Manager, Wireless Field Test, Tektronix. "With the addition of the TD-SCDMA measurements to the NetTek Tester, Tektronix continues to offer the most comprehensive set of tests for wireless RF field test activities. This builds upon the easiest to use RF field test platform in the industry, where once again Tektronix offers the right applications when our customers need them."

Tektronix' wireless field test solutions have revolutionized the way mobile networks are analyzed and serviced, making it number one in RF field test tool box and resulting in the broadest user base for products of their kind. Tektronix' RF field test solution combines hand-held spectrum analyzer, GPS location information, and internal mapping capabilities to create a field ready frequency clearing tool for spotting and dealing with erroneous RF signals. Additional capabilities include demodulation measurements for new technologies including W-CDMA and HSDPA.

The TD-SCDMA standard is also available in Tektronix' Mobile Protocol Test (MPT) solutions, providing customers with the broadest suite of mobile protocol test tools for the next generation of multi service networks.

About The NetTek Wireless RF Field Tester

The NetTek Tester is a rugged portable platform with multi-standard measurement capability. The NetTek fills the gap between expensive, full- compliance testing tools and low-cost instruments designed to perform only one measurement. The instrument's modular architecture supports a range of wireless RF measurements for standards, including UMTS/WCDMA, EDGE, GSM, CDMA2000 1x EV-DO, CDMA2000, cdmaOne (IS-95), and IS-136. The instrument's Windows-based user interface simplifies operation and minimizes training needs. The compact battery-powered tool, which weighs just over 12 lbs (4 kg), is lightweight and rugged for transport to remote sites.

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 is www.tektronix/communications.com.

Tektronix provides network operators and equipment manufacturers a comprehensive and unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. These solutions support such architectures and applications as fixed mobile convergence, broadband wireless access and triple play services, including IPTV.

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.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: beth.p.woodward@tektronix.com

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

CONTACT: Carol DeMatteo of Tektronix, Inc., +1-469-330-4588, or
carol.dematteo@tek.com


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