Tektronix Unveils New High-Speed Logic Analyzers

8/5/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading provider of digital test instruments, announced a next-generation logic analyzer series that offers higher timing resolution, deeper memory timing and faster state acquisition than any other logic analyzer on the market at a comparable price point.

The basic building blocks for digital systems - programmable logic, microcontrollers, memory devices, etc. - have become increasingly more advanced, with data rates up to 400 Mb/s and setup/hold times down to 350 picoseconds (ps) . As a result, digital designers and debug engineers are challenged with measuring digital signal timing on increasingly faster signals. Today's slowest signals oftentimes have extremely fast edges, creating a need for high-speed logic analysis when debugging and validating digital systems.

Tektronix' TLA5000 Series logic analyzers feature 500 ps (2 GHz)/32 Mb deep memory timing simultaneous with 125 ps MagniVuTM acquisition, giving cost-conscious designers a superior test instrument for performing hardware timing analysis and ensuring proper operation and specification adherence of digital systems.

"While our customers dealing with single-bus applications and tighter budgets may not need the modularity or multiple bus correlation capabilities found in the TLA700 Series, their applications include measuring digital signal timing on increasingly faster signals, requiring high-speed logic analysis," said David Bennett, General Manager, Logic Analyzers, Tektronix. "The TLA5000 Series features the same industry-leading timing specifications as our highest performance TLA700 Series logic analyzers, at a more affordable price point. Built-in features include the EasySetup Wizard which accelerates time-to-data by allowing the logic analyzer to do the setup for the user."

The TLA5000 Series features high timing resolution and powerful triggering capabilities to debug fast glitches and, it is the only instrument in its class with the ability to capture narrow setup/hold violations. The memory depth of the instruments enables designers to capture high-speed timing problems over long periods of time. Users will have the ability to trace the real-time system behavior of fast buses with fast state acquisition, analysis and display. And state and timing acquisition are performed simultaneously through a single probe.

The TLA5000 Series includes four monolithic logic analyzers - TLA5201, TLA5202, TLA5203, TLA5204 - ranging from 34 to 136 channels. All models provide 500 ps (2GHz) deep memory timing on quarter channels, 1 ns deep memory timing on half channels, and 2 ns to 50 ms deep memory timing on all channels, simultaneously with 125 ps MagniVu acquisition The instruments offer 235 MHz state acquisition and up to 32 Mb memory depth.

The instruments include iViewTM (Integrated View) capability to view, trigger on and characterize not only digital, but also analog characteristics of signals. This allows designers to integrate a TLA5000 Series logic analyzer with the performance or value they need from more than 40 TDS oscilloscope models, ranging from the high-performance Tektronix TDS6000 and TDS7000 Series, to the mid-range TDS5000 Series, to the Tektronix 1000, 2000 and 3000B value oscilloscope Series.

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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