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Tektronix delivers Thunderbolt technology test solution

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World-leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, Tektronix, Inc. has announced a comprehensive test solution for Thunderbolt technology.  

Thunderbolt is a new, high-speed, multi-protocol I/O technology designed to provide headroom for next generation display and I/O requirements. The new solution for support includes a 20GHz DSA70000 Series oscilloscope, 12.5Gb/sBSA Series BERTScope, and a DSA8300 Series sampling oscilloscope.  

Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix explains that engineers increasingly face more difficult challenges as they quickly solve physical layer electrical validation problems that threaten rapid technology deployment. Tektronix is committed to providing best in class tools to enable the early adoption of leading technologies.  

The Tektronix solution serves the comprehensive needs of Thunderbolt physical layer testing and spec conformance validation. Thunderbolt’s four channel 10.3 Gbps I/O architecture is a significant advancement in PC I/O design introduced into the consumer level electronics industry.  

Tektronix is dedicated to delivery of a broad portfolio of tools to facilitate the successful deployment of this new technology working in concert with Intel.  

According to Jason Ziller, director of marketing and planning, Thunderbolt Technology at Intel Corporation, as bus speeds and complexity increase, it’s important that the physical layer testing tools keep pace. With the Thunderbolt solution, Tektronix is expanding the approach to physical layer electrical analysis that can help continue timely delivery of Thunderbolt technology to consumers.  

The Tektronix physical layer electrical validation solution for Thunderbolt is currently available.  

Tektronix is represented in Australia by TekMark Australia .

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