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article image The new DPO7000 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPOs).

TEKTRONIX Inc., represented in Australia by TekMark Australia , has released the new DPO7000 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPOs).

These instruments are based upon a new generation hardware platform that eliminates the trade-offs found in all other oscilloscopes between sample rate, record length and waveform capture rate.

To meet the needs brought about by increasing speed and complexity, engineers need greater real-time signal acquisition and instrument intelligence for design validation, debugging and compliance. This requires the fast sampling rates, long record length (deep memory), fast waveform capture and analysis capabilities available in the DPO7000.

Ranging from 500MHz to 2.5GHz, the new DPO7000 models are ideal for engineers and technicians wanting to more efficiently debug their devices, reduce time to market, obtain higher quality products and lower development costs.

The 500MHz DPO7054, 1GHz DPO7104 and 2.5GHz DPO7254 models share a new generation platform that makes broad use of IBM 7HP silicon germanium (SiGe) technology to provide higher performance for demanding applications.

The DPO7000 provides fast sample rates of 10GS/s on four channels and real-time oversampling on four channels - up to 16X oversampling on one channel and 4X on four channels simultaneously.

The DPO7054 and DPO7104 support 40X oversampling on one channel and 10X on four channels simultaneously when configured with option 2SR.

The DPO7054 and DPO7104 support deep record lengths to 200M, while the DPO7254 supports 400M.

All models include a 30.7cm XGA display enabling engineers to see more information at once and all models provide vertical accuracy of 1%.

The new models provide fast waveform capture at all sample rates through 4th generation DPX signal imaging that can acquire more than 250,000 waveforms per second. This allows designers to capture, view and measure dynamic signal information in real time much more quickly, easily, and accurately than other oscilloscopes in this class.

With variable colour-graded persistence that holds anomalies until the eye can see them, the new models will enhance customer productivity by quickly capturing elusive anomalies and transient events, improving accuracy and accelerating design debug.

The new models also include the award-winning MyScope user interface that greatly simplifies ease of use.

MyScope functionality enables users to quickly and easily customise the oscilloscope to meet their unique requirements.

The DPO7000 models include the unique Pinpoint trigger system, the complete A/B triggering system to rapidly discover and capture intermittent faults or events in complex signal structures.

The Pinpoint trigger system provides DPO7000 customers with built-in serial pattern triggering up to 1.25Gb/s.

With this capability, incoming data can be triggered on in real-time without post processing, allowing engineers to catch a fault instead of hoping to find it through repeated searches.

Built-in serial triggers for the I2C, SPI, and RS-232 buses are standard features of the DPO7000 Series. This enables designers to trigger on the events that define key system activities for each of these industry-standard buses.

Comprehensive signal analysis tools with key measurements for CAN are available options for the DPO7000. These tools enable engineers to perform time correlated system analysis of CAN and LIN, physical layer and data layer analysis with both timing and protocol decode displays, and CAN packet specific triggering.

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