01 December 2016 - Tektronix released an update to its PAM4 solution for validating 400G physical layer transmitter designs for its DPO70000SX oscilloscope series. The latest release adds PAM4 error detection, industry-leading Signal to Noise and Distortion Ratio (SNDR) measurement capability, and new advanced FFE/DFE equalization capabilities into one easy to use solution.
29 November 2016 - B&K Precision replaced their former 2190D bench digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) with the model 2190E. Offering the same measurement capabilities of the previous 2190D, the 2190E continues to add more features to the entry-level 100 MHz DSO. New upgrades include a higher resolution display and standard LAN interface at no additional cost.
14 November 2016 – Teledyne LeCroy launched two new products – the RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder. The RP4030 probe measures small signal variations on a DC power/voltage rail, while the SPMI decoder monitors and correlates SPMI serial bus messages with DC power/voltage rail changes. These two products are ideal for testing line or battery-powered computing and embedded systems that use digital power management ICs (PMICs) to reduce power consumption and increase system efficiency.
07 November 2016 – Tektronix announced the industry’s first test solution for the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) standard. Available for Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes, the ONFI 4.0 test solution includes software for analyzing DDR2/3 modes on the ONFI bus coupled with an effective probing solution based on interposers.
04 November 2016 - The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz f is ideal for measuring smallest signals down to 1 mV/div, e.g. for power integrity measurements on integrated circuits and components. The new passive 1:1 probe is precisely matched to the R&S RTE (up to 2 GHz) and the R&S RTO1000/2000 (up to 4 GHz) oscilloscopes.
03 November 2016 – Tektronix announced a new DisplayPort Type-C Transmitter Test solution that significantly reduces compliance test times compared to both previous Tektronix DisplayPort solution and those available from competitors. According to real-world field evaluations, the highly optimized solution for use with Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes allows engineers to complete the full suite of DisplayPort Type C compliance tests in less than 6 hours compared to competitive offerings that require up to 16 hours to complete -- a remarkable execution speed.
01 November 2016 – Tektronix released a new 100G link training tool for use with its DPO70000SX family of ultra-high performance oscilloscopes. This new option, along with expanded measurement support for 100G electrical debug and validation, addresses critical needs in the growing datacenter market. The expanded analysis software for DPO70000SX series oscilloscopes helps engineers to debug complex high-speed Ethernet communications links.
31 October 2016 - Pico Technology launched a new family of high-performance microwave and gigabit test probes. The PicoConnect passive probes allow cost-effective fingertip browsing of broadband signals or data streams out to 9 GHz or 18 Gb/s. These include the now ubiquitous USB 2 & 3, HDMI 1 & 2, Ethernet, PCIe, SATA and LVDS standards.
26 October 2016 – National Instruments (NI) announced the PXIe-5164 oscilloscope featuring 100 Vpp maximum input range at 1 GS/s and 14 bits resolution. The PXIe-5164 is built on the open, modular PXI architecture, and includes a user-programmable FPGA to help aerospace/defense, semiconductor and research/physics applications that require high-voltage measurements and high levels of amplitude accuracy.
20 October 2016 - Tektronix introduced a complete CAN FD protocol trigger, decode and search solution for its MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The solution helps automotive engineers to meet consumer demand for more capable and sophisticated electronic modules and integrated systems. Automobile manufacturers are increasingly adopting the CAN FD (Controller Area Network with Flexible Data Rate) protocol which allows them to transmit more data inside vehicles.