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Tektronix Introduces New Data Timing Generator for Engineers Testing Serial Data Standards


Tektronix Introduces New Data Timing Generator for Engineers Testing Serial Data Standards

New DTG5334 Mainframe and DTGM21/31/32 Output Modules Improve Speed and Provide Jitter Control

BEAVERTON, Ore., January 19, 2005 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced the Tektronix DTG5334 Data Timing Generator and three new output modules, expanding Tektronix' DTG5000 Logic Source family. The new DTG5334 provides a fast 3.35Gb/s data rate, while the output modules deliver increased performance and flexibility for serial data as well as parallel data applications. The DTG5334 is designed to help engineers satisfy compliance and functional test needs for many high-speed serial data standards such as SATA2, PCI Express™, and HDMI™.

Today's design engineers are faced with the challenge of performing functional, validation and compliance tests on circuits and system elements at increasing data rates. High-speed serial data standards require data timing generators with low output jitter and the ability to inject specified levels of intentional jitter as part of the testing process. Tektronix' DTG5334 and DTGM31 output module are an ideal solution for serial data generation at data rates up to 3.35Gb/s with jitter modulation up to 250MHz.

"Signal Sources such as the new DTG5334 are a key part of our corporate 4+2 strategy whereby Tektronix establishes leading positions in six identified markets," said Craig Overhage, Vice President, Instrument Business Unit, Tektronix. "Tektronix is firmly committed to the signal source market which is one of our +2 product categories. With the DTG5334, engineers will have a more powerful digital timing generator to aid designing, debugging and testing their device resulting in shorter overall project schedule and reduced time to market."

The DTG5334 Data Timing Generator operates at data rates from 50Kb/s to 3.35Gb/s, with up to 8 output channels per mainframe and includes 64M of pattern memory per channel. Up to 16 output channels can be supported though master/slave synchronization of two DTG5334 mainframes. The new DTGM21 output module enables tests on a wide range of native logic families by providing higher amplitude output (up to 5.35V into 50ohm) and includes tri-state output control for bi-directional bus and memory device testing. The DTGM31 output module meets serial data validation and compliance stress testing needs with a jitter modulation input for frequencies up to 250MHz and amplitudes up to 240ps. External jitter control allows the emulation of real-world signals, enabling early testing and validation. And the new DTGM32 provides two jitter modulation inputs specifically to meet the needs of standards such as HDMI with jitter frequencies up to 50MHz and amplitudes up to 2ns.

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 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com

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