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Tektronix Announces New Oscilloscope Platform

By DE Editors

Tektronix, Inc. announced that validation of ASICs designed in IBM’s 8HP silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS Specialty Foundry technology are exceeding target specifications for a planned new performance oscilloscope capable of greater than 30GHz bandwidth across multiple channels while minimizing noise found in older chip sets.

The new oscilloscope platform is expected to meet electronic designers’ needs for more accurate characterization of high-speed serial data beyond 10Gb/s, and enhance optical modulation analysis of 100GbE where complex signaling requires accurate bit capture.

“This represents our first commercial integration of 8HP technology and clearly shows the latest generation of SiGe is delivering significant performance differentiation to the industry’s most demanding oscilloscope applications. This year, we will be delivering a new series of performance oscilloscopes with the lowest noise and class-leading signal acquisition performance across multiple channels,” says Roy Siegel, general manager, Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. “IBM’s SiGe technology has long delivered the performance and reliability our customers demand and as our lab demonstration indicates, this will continue well into the future.”

For more information, visit Tektronix.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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