Tektronix DTG5000 Series Gains Industry Acceptance for Signal Sources

12/8/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading provider of test and measurement solutions, announced that the recently introduced DTG5000 Series of Signal Source equipment is receiving rapid adoption in the semiconductor, computing, and video industries. Designed in response to ever higher clock rates and tighter timing margins, the DTG5000 Series combines the power of a data generator with the capabilities of a pulse generator in a versatile, bench-top form factor. The new series of signal source equipment shortens the duration of complex test procedures and simplifies the generation of low-jitter, high-accuracy clock signals or serial data across multiple channels.

The DTG5000 Series is used in a variety of applications including: semiconductor device functional test and characterization; compliance and interoperability testing; emerging standards such as PCI-Express, Infiband, RapidIO. DVI, and High Defnition Multimedia Interface (HDMI); magnetic and optical storage design; jitter transfer and jitter tolerance testing. The DTG5000 Series is already becoming broadly accepted within industry circles as evidenced by its recommendation in the HDMI version 1.0 Compliance Test Specification.

"Digital designers are facing higher clock rates and tighter timing margins than ever before," said Craig Overhage, Vice President, Instruments Business, Tektronix, Inc. "Engineers need tools to ensure that their products will be compatible and will operate at peak performance under less-than ideal conditions. The DTG5000 Series of high performance data generators solves that problem by providing a full complement of highly accurate data signals and the ability to precisely control their parameters for automated testing of products over a wide range of operating conditions."

The DTG5000 Series consists of two mainframes - the DTG5078 and DTG5274 - and three plug-in output modules that combine to cover a range of applications from legacy devices to the latest technologies. In addition, eight low-current, independently-controlled DC outputs can substitute for external power supplies. Each mainframe incorporates a full compliment of auxiliary input and output channels to easily integrate with other instruments, such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers, to create a flexible and powerful lab.

About the DTG5000 Series
The DTG5000 Series combines the power of a data generator with the capabilities of a pulse generator in a versatile, bench-top form factor, shortening the duration of complex test procedures and simplifying the generation of low-jitter, high-accuracy clock signals or serial data across multiple channels. Its modular platform allows users to easily configure the performance of the instrument to existing and emerging needs to minimize equipment costs. When integrated with Tektronix' high-performance oscilloscopes and logic analyzers, the DTG5000 Series provides an ideal stimulus solution for serial/parallel data analysis and semiconductor device characterization in a versatile, bench top form factor.

About HDMI
HDMI is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). More information on the HDMI 1.0 Compliance Test Specification can be found at: hdmi.org.

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 and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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