University in Turkey Selects Tektronix Oscilloscopes for Laboratory

6/28/2004 - Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that Turkey's first foundation university, Bilkent University, has installed more than 100 Tektronix oscilloscopes into a new laboratory to provide measurement tools for undergraduate student coursework.

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, attracts a significant portion of the highest performing students in Turkey. The 50 seat modern laboratory was designed to allow students to conduct analog, digital design, circuit, microprocessor and control experiments.

The philosophy employed when designing and setting up the laboratory was to equip each bench with a computer that controls the oscilloscope and a function/signal generator using leading third-party software. This enables students to learn and employ the concepts of modern experimentation easily and effectively. Internet connections to each bench are also provided, which allows students to prepare and submit lab reports via the network and to use Internet resources while they are in the lab. The framework requires digital storage oscilloscopes that have a computer and printer interface, FFT math and high sampling rate.

"The cost effective solution was the Tektronix TDS2002 oscilloscope with the TDS2CMAX communication module. It provides all the necessary features required for the desired application areas. In particular the communication module and working at high sampling rates of 1GS/s (gigasample per second)," commented Dr. Tarik Reyhan, Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bilkent University. "It also proved to be a more cost effective option when compared to the competition. Tektronix' education programme that supported the purchase was also an advantage when setting up the lab."

"We are pleased that our focus on test and measurement packages for educational establishments has been so well received, as today's young engineers and students are tomorrow's project leaders and CTOs," commented Neil Huddlestone, vice president, EMEA Sales at Tektronix. "As the world's leading supplier of oscilloscopes, we are very happy to be able to support important education establishments, such as Bilkent University."

The oscilloscopes at Bilkent University purchased through Tektronix' Turkish Channel Partner - Gate Elektronik - include eighty TDS2002, one TDS2024, twenty-one TDS1002 and eighty-one TDSCMA communication modules.

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