Tektronix have announced that the DPO3000 digital-phosphor oscilloscopes and RSA3000B real-time spectrum analysers have been named EDN Innovation award finalists in the oscilloscope and instruments categories respectively. The DPO3000 digital-phosphor oscilloscopes and RSA3000B real-time spectrum analysers are available from TekMark Australia , a distributor of Tektronix products.
EDN’s worldwide audience of electronic engineers and engineering managers will use an online ballot to select the winners from among the finalists. EDN’s editorial staff and Editorial Advisory Board also take part in determining the final winners. Winners will be announced at a dinner and awards ceremony in San Jose, CA.
The DPO3000 digital phosphor oscilloscopes provide triggering and decode support for the popular serial buses used in embedded applications. The DPO3000 simplifies debug and sets new standards for performance, value, and ease-of-use. The DPO3000 oscilloscope family consists of six models, ranging from 100 MHz to 500 MHz. All models provide 2.5 GS/s sampling with >5x oversampling on all channels.
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.
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 analysers can solve 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.