Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the availability of the DPO3000 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPOs) http://www.tek.com/scopes, a portable series of models that extends the advantages first introduced with the award-winning DPO/MSO 4000 series. The new DPO3000 provides triggering and decode support for the most popular serial buses used in embedded design applications. Additionally, the new oscilloscopes offer 5M standard record length and utilize the popular Wave Inspector™ navigation and search controls to simplify finding events of interest. The new portable DPO3000 simplifies debug and sets new standards for performance, value, and ease-of-use.
Virtually every electronic product designed and produced today is an embedded system and may contain microprocessors, microcontrollers, DSPs, RAM, flash, EPROM's, FPGAs, A/Ds, D/As, and other I/O. Increasingly, embedded system designs are replacing internal parallel buses with serial buses such as I2C, SPI, and CAN. On a serial bus, a single signal may include address, control, data, and clock information; the complexity presents significant debug challenges for design engineers. The DPO3000 Series addresses these problems with the most complete set of tools for working with industry standard serial buses such as I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN and LIN.
"Through innovative features such as Wave Inspector and comprehensive support for the serial data standards most often used in embedded designs, the DPO3000 family of oscilloscopes will meet the pressing debug needs of design engineers," said Bob Bluhm, vice president and general manager, Value Scope Product Line, Tektronix. "With many best-in-class features, the DPO3000 is ideal for engineers needing to more quickly and efficiently find elusive design problems and stay on their product development schedule."
Wave Inspector Quickly Locates Difficult to Find Problems
Longer records are necessary for capturing meaningful serial data with high resolution, and allow engineers to spend less time adjusting triggers. In response, the DPO3000 provides 5M deep memory as standard. However, long records often represent thousands of screens worth of signal activity, making it challenging to quickly find information specific to a design problem. The DPO3000 Series Wave Inspector makes simple and efficient work of extracting needed answers.
Wave Inspector provides a dedicated, two-tier front panel knob for intuitive control of zooming and panning. A play/pause feature with adjustable speed enables customers to automatically scroll the waveform across the screen while they look for the event of interest. Wave Inspector also provides the ability to search through an acquisition and automatically mark all occurrences of user-specified events, and navigate between them effortlessly. With Wave Inspector, the DPO3000 provides easy-to-use tools to quickly find and solve difficult problems.
Most Capable Portable Oscilloscope
The DPO3000 oscilloscope family consists of six models, ranging from 100 MHz to 500 MHz. All models provide 2.5 GS/s sampling with >5x oversampling on all channels. 5M record length is standard on all channels enabling the capture of long time windows of signal activity with very high resolution.
Not only is the DPO3000 the most capable professional oscilloscope in its segment of the market, at only 5.4 inches deep, it is also the shallowest -- requiring less bench space than competing products -- and weighs only nine pounds for enhanced portability. The DPO3000 also provides exceptional value with Wave Inspector, serial triggering, protocol decode, USB plug-and-play PC connectivity, a 9" WVGA display to show more detail in the horizontal axis to better see glitches and fine details that otherwise might be missed, and the smallest footprint in its class.
The new models also offer a USB host (thumb drive) on the front panel enabling easy transfer of screenshots, setups and waveform data to a PC. All models include Ethernet and a USB device (TMC) port on the rear of the instrument that enables plug-and-play PC connectivity. Additionally, all models provide the TekVPI™ probe interface that fosters communication between the DPO3000 and TekVPI probes. A variety of TekVPI voltage and current probes are available. The DPO3VID Video Application Module adds a comprehensive set of HDTV and custom video triggers. This module combined with built-in, selectable 75ohms termination make the DPO3000 a great instrument for designs that incorporate modern video standards. No other similar instrument provides both HDTV triggering and built-in 75ohms termination.
"The new DPO3000 is very close to an ideal instrument, offering ease of use, robust functionality, a great widescreen display, and is easy on the wallet," said Richard Lilley, Sr. Engineering Manager Signal Processing, Harris Corporation-GCSD. "With its serial data triggering and decode support plus Wave Inspector for easily finding information in long records, the DPO3000 is ideal for embedded systems engineers that need to troubleshoot mixed-signal design problems and validate device performance."
Pricing and Availability
The new DPO3000 complements the recently introduced DPO4000 and MSO4000 Series, ranging from 100 MHz to 1 GHz bandwidths and providing the most complete and capable portable oscilloscope offering in the market for embedded systems engineers. U.S. list prices range from $4,450 for a two-channel DPO3012 to $10,900 for a four-channel DPO3054. All DPO3000 models are available for purchase and delivery.
NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition LE base version is included free of charge with the DPO3000 Series; users can upgrade to the NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition for a U.S. MSRP of $699 which includes more than 200 measurement acquisition, analysis, and reporting features for use with the DPO3000. The Tektronix Edition software can be ordered from Tektronix as option SIGEXPTE.
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, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is http://www.tektronix.com/.
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