By DE Editors
Tektronix, Inc. has announced that its next-generation oscilloscope platform will make broad use of IBM 8HP silicon germanium (SiGe) technology. The 130 nanometer (nm) SiGe bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) foundry technology offers two times the performance over the previous generation, according to the company.
“Tektronix has a long history of co-innovation with IBM and the inclusion of SiGe technology in our products has enabled us to deliver a portfolio of world-class, award-winning instruments that help solve some of the most demanding customer challenges,” says Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. “SiGe’s performance and the reliability and stability of IBM’s SiGe manufacturing capability will enable our next generation oscilloscope to achieve greater than 30 GHz acquisition capability for growing customer needs in the computing/communications industries.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.