Tektronix Announces Membership to Optec-Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (OpTecBB)

Published by Tektronix UK

Tektronix provides the expertise and equipment to perform standards-compliant Tx, Rx and Coherent Optical testing from 100 Gbaud & Beyond

Berlin, Germany – June 1, 2015 – Tektronix, the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced its membership to OpTecBB, which is the competence network for optical technologies and micro-system technology in the region of Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany.

By becoming a member of OpTecBB, Tektronix can now further support engineers, who are faced with complex challenges in testing optical communication components, modules and systems, especially with its latest innovation DPO70000SX 70 GHz ATI Performance Oscilloscope featuring the lowest-noise and highest effective number of bits of any ultra-high bandwidth real-time oscilloscope available on the market. With OpTecBB e.V. as a central contact and coordinating agency, Berlin Brandenburg offers an unparalleled industry platform for optical technologies and micro-systems technology.

The competence network was founded by companies, research institutions, universities and federations supported by relevant ministries in Brandenburg and the Berlin Senate 15 years ago. Today, the association is the largest regional cluster of Optical Technologies in Germany and has more than 100 institutional employees. The exchange between the members is organized primarily within technological focus groups. Main advantages of the membership are easier access to knowledge, suppliers, customers and applications, new markets and public funding. Additionally, OpTecBB offers its members contact to experts, shorter “time to market”, marketing and communication support, trade fair support, education, workshops and studies, a job board, discounts and start-up/spin-off support.

In addition, OpTecBB is a member of EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium and active in the European Technology Platform Photonics21. “Tektronix is proud to be a member of OpTecBB, contributing with decades of test and measurement experience for advanced applications like coherent optical, wideband radar and high-energy physics, design engineers need exceptional debug and trigger capability to solve “System” level challenges and test needs” said Dave Farrell, Tektronix Vice President Commercial Operations EMEA. “Advanced test tools are needed today to characterise signals at 100G, 400G, and beyond and Tektronix offers a wide portfolio of Coherent Optical Solutions.’

The DPO70000SX ATI Performance Oscilloscope Series offers key innovations that set it apart from traditional ultra-high bandwidth oscilloscopes: World’s first 70 GHz real-time oscilloscope with Tektronix’ patented Asynchronous Time Interleaving (ATI) technology that preserves signal-to-noise ratio for higher fidelity. This means that users can more accurately capture and measure their signals at higher speeds than possible with any other oscilloscope available today. Impressive 200 GS/s sample rate with 5 ps/sample resolution for improved resolution and timing. Compact form factor that enables the instrument to be positioned very close to the device under test (DUT) while providing flexible display and control for analysis. Reducing the distance to the DUT enables shorter cable lengths which in turn help to preserve signal fidelity at very high frequencies. The most scalable oscilloscope system on the market featuring Tektronix’ patent pending UltraSync architecture that provides precise data synchronization and convenient operation of multi-unit systems. Precise multi-channel timing synchronization is key to meeting acquisition requirements in applications such as 100G and faster coherent optical modulation analysis. Dr. Klaus Engenhardt, Chief Technology Officer EMEA says: “Tektronix is looking forward to supporting the activities of OpTecBB through educational outreach and practical assistance when it comes to the most demanding testing challenges. Berlin Brandenburg is a European hotbed for leading-edge optical research and development and we believe our world-class optical expertise can advance the mission of OpTecBB.“

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