Monday, April 21, 2008

Tektronix Wave Inspector in mid-range priced digital phosphor oscilloscope

Tektronix has decided to offer its Wave Inspector trace analysis and manipulation capability in a truly mid-range priced digital phosphor oscilloscope.

The DPO3000 also provides triggering and decode support for I2C, SPI and CAN serial buses so this scope is aimed squarely at the development of embedded designs where the use of high speed serial interfaces is creating particular types of debug challenge. 

Wave Inspector, which Tektronix is now offering for the first time on a £2,500 scope, provides front panel control of zooming and panning and a play/pause feature with adjustable speed allows users to scroll the waveform across the screen while they look for the event of interest.

Users can also search through an acquisition and automatically mark all occurrences of user-specified events, and navigate between them. 

The family consists of six models, ranging from 100MHz to 500MHz. Sampling is not scaled and all models provide a full 2.5GS/s sampling capability. As a result there is greater than x5 oversampling on all channels. A 5M record length is standard on all channels and all models.

Another feature of the 5.4in. slimline scope is the 9in. WVGA display. There is also a USB drive on the front panel for the transfer of screenshots, setups and waveform data to a PC.

LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition LE base version is included free of charge and users can upgrade to the LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition for £567 which includes more than 200 measurement acquisition, analysis, and reporting features for use with the DPO3000. 


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