National Instruments and Tektronix Host Joint Hands-On Seminars throughout 2003

12/12/2002 - National Instruments and Tektronix, Inc. continue their collaboration to solve design engineers' application challenges with a series of hands-on technical seminars demonstrating NI LabVIEW development software running on Tektronix open Windows oscilloscopes. The companies began the joint road show last week in California and plan to extend the seminars worldwide throughout 2003.

A leader in measurement and automation software for more than 15 years, NI recently teamed up with Tektronix, the worldwide oscilloscope leader, to create an unmatched, integrated solution for design engineers. By integrating NI LabVIEW with Tektronix open Windows oscilloscopes, engineers optimize productivity while taking advantage of maximum system flexibility.

"The NI and Tektronix road show gives engineers the opportunity to learn how they can extend the capabilities of our open Windows oscilloscopes using LabVIEW," said Colin Shepard, vice president and general manager, oscilloscope products, Tektronix. "By combining the advanced analysis and automation capabilities of the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment with the exceptional signal fidelity of Tektronix' oscilloscopes, engineers can create custom measurement applications and more efficiently automate tests."

The hands-on seminars feature product demonstrations by NI and Tektronix technical experts and an opportunity for engineers to use the LabVIEW-enabled oscilloscopes. Engineers learn to create custom analysis and custom user interfaces for specific oscilloscopes; automatically monitor and control NI LabVIEW virtual instruments (VIs) across the Internet; and instantly publish data to Microsoft Office applications, HTML or XML reports, and databases.

"Integrating with Tektronix oscilloscopes is just one way LabVIEW eases the transition of a design as it moves from research to production," said John Graff, NI vice president of marketing. "By integrating with leading design tools, such as the latest Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes, LabVIEW analysis, visualization, and report generation capabilities help engineers more efficiently solve design challenges."

To learn more about LabVIEW running on open Windows oscilloscopes or to download an evaluation version of NI LabVIEW, scope-specific example VIs, and a ready-to-run LabVIEW application for use on Tektronix open Windows oscilloscopes, visit

About National Instruments
For more than 26 years, National Instruments has revolutionized the way engineers and scientists work by delivering virtual instrumentation solutions built on rapidly advancing commercial technologies, including industry-standard computers and the Internet. NI increases productivity for customers worldwide by delivering easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition and instrumentation. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 37 countries. In 2001, the company sold products to more than 24,000 different companies in more than 60 countries around the world. For the past three consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations in over 20 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is

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