Tektronix Wins EDN’s Innovation Award
RSA3000B Spectrum Analyzers Recognized as State-of-the-art Electronic Product in the Instruments Category

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 16, 2009 - Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced the RSA3000B Series spectrum analyzers have been selected by EDN’s audience of electronic engineers, engineering managers, editorial staff and Editorial Advisory Board as the EDN Innovation award winner in the Instruments category. 

"To choose the 'Innovation of the Year' winners, EDN readers and editors evaluated integrated circuits, EDA tools, embedded hardware and software, components and sensors, power supplies and devices, and test instruments and technologies," said Rick Nelson, EDN’s editor-in-chief.  “Clearly, the readers and editors who cast their votes recognized the significance of the RSA3000B real-time spectrum analyzers in the 'Instruments category'. I congratulate all of the winners on the great work they did in 2008.”

Instituted in 1990, the Innovation Awards honor the people, products, and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year.  Winners were announced at a dinner and awards ceremony on March 30, 2009, in San Jose, CA.

“It’s an honor to win an EDN Innovation Award,” said Martyn Etherington, vice president of worldwide marketing, Tektronix.  “We are pleased that EDN and its readers recognize and validate our spectrum analyzer technology which is enabling engineers to discover spectrum events other analyzers miss.”

About RSA3000B

The RSA3000B model with 15 MHz bandwidth and the RSA3408B with 36 MHz bandwidth are the only mid-range performance spectrum analyzers that can offer a frequency domain trigger.  This is performed using the Frequency Mask Trigger (FMT) feature, finding interfering and transient signals that no other instrument can.  FMT ensures that potential systems instabilities are eliminated from the design before they can cause a problem.  By displaying a seamless record of frequency and power changes over time, the Tektronix analyzers can solve many transient problems ranging from modulation switching on software-defined radio systems to identification of rogue pulses in RADAR transmission to dynamic modulation changes during a WLAN transmission.

About EDN and EDN.com

EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. EDN.com delivers a three-dimensional view of the electronic industry via news coverage, strategic business information, and in-depth technical content. (www.edn.com)

EDN is published by Reed Business Information (www.reedbusiness.com/us), the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S. and a member of the Reed Elsevier Group Plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL) – a world-leading publisher and information provider.

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, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.


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