Tektronix blogs http://www.tek.com/blog en The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-183 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse186.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse186-550x220.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="220" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-183" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-183#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:33:40 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1880806 at http://www.tek.com Tesla’s inventive spark: Celebrating the man behind AC current, Tesla coil, and that electric car http://www.tek.com/blog/tesla%E2%80%99s-inventive-spark-celebrating-man-behind-ac-current-tesla-coil-and-electric-car <p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/GORE335962_1.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/GORE335962_1-550x295.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="295" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p>Every time you fire up your computer or smartphone, turn on your TV or radio or start just about anything that runs on electricity, you can thank Nikola Tesla. Today is the 161<sup>st</sup> birthday of the genius behind the alternating current, the Tesla coil and the AC induction motor, which is the basis of that eponymous electric car (that doubtless would have pleased him).</p><p>Tesla invented or discovered many lifetimes worth of things. Here’s just the short list of inventions or discoveries that were credited to him:</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tesla%E2%80%99s-inventive-spark-celebrating-man-behind-ac-current-tesla-coil-and-electric-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tesla%E2%80%99s-inventive-spark-celebrating-man-behind-ac-current-tesla-coil-and-electric-car#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:01:30 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1879316 at http://www.tek.com Coping with high cost of signal sources for quantum computing research http://www.tek.com/blog/coping-high-cost-signal-sources-quantum-computing-research <p><em>By Kip Pettigrew</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/arbitrary-waveform-generator/awg5200">AWG5200</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/coping-high-cost-signal-sources-quantum-computing-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/coping-high-cost-signal-sources-quantum-computing-research#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:39:37 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1876548 at http://www.tek.com Three Major Signal Source Roadblocks to Quantum Computing Research http://www.tek.com/blog/three-major-signal-source-roadblocks-quantum-computing-research <p>The quest to dramatically improve computer performance and capabilities centers on quantum computers – a type of computer that exploits some strange properties of physics on the smallest of scales. While much progress has been made in recent years, even moderately small quantum computers are a long way out from delivering consistent and repeatable results.</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/three-major-signal-source-roadblocks-quantum-computing-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/three-major-signal-source-roadblocks-quantum-computing-research#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:21:50 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1875068 at http://www.tek.com Inside the 5 Series MSO: Re-inventing the oscilloscope user interface http://www.tek.com/blog/inside-5-series-mso-re-inventing-oscilloscope-user-interface <p>Two seminal dates in the history of user interfaces for digital computing devices are January 24, 1984 and June 29, 2007.</p><p>The former was the date when Apple launched the first Macintosh with an iconic Super Bowl ad that many consider to be the greatest single ad of all time. The Mac was the first mass-market personal computer with an integrated graphical user interface and mouse. Before that, we were all using clunky command-line MS-DOS.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/oscilloscope/5-series-mso-mixed-signal-oscilloscope">5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/inside-5-series-mso-re-inventing-oscilloscope-user-interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/inside-5-series-mso-re-inventing-oscilloscope-user-interface#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:36:23 +0000 David 1874006 at http://www.tek.com AWG plug-ins simplify waveform creation http://www.tek.com/blog/awg-plug-ins-simplify-waveform-creation <p>If a waveform can be defined or captured, chances are good that a Tektronix arbitrary waveform generator such as our new AWG5200 series can generate the signal. What’s more, by taking advantage of advances in digital-to-analog converter (DAC) technology, the AWG5200 offers a compelling combination of high fidelity, high sample rate, up to eight output channels per instrument and a low per-channel cost.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/arbitrary-waveform-generator/awg5200">AWG5200</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/awg-plug-ins-simplify-waveform-creation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/awg-plug-ins-simplify-waveform-creation#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:05:38 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1872277 at http://www.tek.com Picking up the IP transition vibe at NAB 2017 http://www.tek.com/blog/picking-ip-transition-vibe-nab-2017 <p>As I <a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/get-ready-ip-transition-nab-2017">blogged about</a> prior to this year’s NAB, the video industry is rallying around the AIMS-endorsed video over IP networks (SMPTE ST 2110) standard.&nbsp; AIMS, which stands for Alliance for IP Media Solutions, is a non-profit trade alliance comprised of industry leaders (including Tektronix) with the goal “to eliminate fragmentation and maximize hardware and software interoperability through a comprehensive, ubiquitous set of IP broadcast standards.”</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/picking-ip-transition-vibe-nab-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/picking-ip-transition-vibe-nab-2017#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:34:32 +0000 Ronald Shung 1871080 at http://www.tek.com The 5 Series MSO: “Designed by engineers for engineers” http://www.tek.com/blog/5-series-mso-%E2%80%9Cdesigned-engineers-engineers%E2%80%9D <p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/shahriar.png" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/shahriar-550x426.png" alt="" title="" width="550" height="426" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p>One of the first reviews, well more of a mini-review, of the new Tektronix 5 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope that officially launched today has posted on YouTube. &nbsp;Blogger Shahriar Shahramian, who runs the popular The Signal Path (TSP) electrical engineering video blog, shows excitement about the new scope, declaring that it’s “designed by engineers for engineers.”</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/oscilloscope/mso5000-dpo5000">MSO5000 / DPO5000</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/5-series-mso-%E2%80%9Cdesigned-engineers-engineers%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/5-series-mso-%E2%80%9Cdesigned-engineers-engineers%E2%80%9D#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:30:30 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1869574 at http://www.tek.com Tracking the top 5 innovations in the new 5 Series MSO http://www.tek.com/blog/tracking-top-5-innovations-new-5-series-mso <p>If you’ve visited the <a href="http://www.tek.com">Tek.com</a> website anytime in the last few weeks, it would be hard to miss the teaser for our new scope – it was a big image on the top of the home page after all. If you clicked on the link in the teaser, you learned that it has a large high-resolution touch screen, but not many more details. Now that the new 5 Series MSO (mixed signal oscilloscope) has officially launched, the wait is over and you can finally get the full run-down on its remarkable feature set on our <a href="http://tektronix.io/9w9OTJ">product launch page</a>.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/oscilloscope/mso5000-dpo5000">MSO5000 / DPO5000</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tracking-top-5-innovations-new-5-series-mso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tracking-top-5-innovations-new-5-series-mso#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:03:53 +0000 David 1869516 at http://www.tek.com VNA Measurements Aren’t as Expensive or Complicated as You Think http://www.tek.com/blog/vna-measurements-aren%E2%80%99t-expensive-or-complicated-you-think <p>There are two major misconceptions when it comes to Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). One is they are very expensive. The other is they are very complicated to use. While historically, VNAs were extremely expensive, that's simply not the case today. With the advent of new technology, every RF engineer that uses a VNA can afford to have one on his or her workbench. VNAs can be very complicated to use if you're trying to make metrology grade measurements, if the device under test (DUT) has very high gain or loss, or if the device is frequency translating.<fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/vna/ttr500">TTR500</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/vna-measurements-aren%E2%80%99t-expensive-or-complicated-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/vna-measurements-aren%E2%80%99t-expensive-or-complicated-you-think#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 19:02:42 +0000 Jon Spurlock 1867701 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-182 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse185.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse185-550x367.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="367" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-182" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-182#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 22:41:32 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1864966 at http://www.tek.com Avoiding Asset Management Pitfalls: Web-Based Solutions for Medical Device Manufacturers http://www.tek.com/blog/avoiding-asset-management-pitfalls-web-based-solutions-medical-device-manufacturers <p>Within any industry, combatting operational risk while balancing financial responsibilities are chief concerns. For medical device manufacturers, there is additional regulatory pressure to prove that assets are properly maintained and calibrated. In this post, we’ll identify three common asset management pitfalls experienced by medical device manufacturers and talk about how to build a strong asset management program utilizing web-based solutions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><u>Lost, Misplaced or insufficient Calibration Documentation</u></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/avoiding-asset-management-pitfalls-web-based-solutions-medical-device-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/avoiding-asset-management-pitfalls-web-based-solutions-medical-device-manufacturers#comments Wed, 17 May 2017 20:48:11 +0000 Service Experts 1864234 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-181 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse184.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse184-550x413.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="413" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-181" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-181#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 17:09:34 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1860414 at http://www.tek.com A look back at APEC: thoughts on GaN products http://www.tek.com/blog/look-back-apec-thoughts-gan-products <p>I recently attended the <a href="http://www.apec-conf.org/">APEC tradeshow in Florida</a> and was impressed with the growth and velocity that new Gallium Nitride (GaN) products are coming to market. The GaN products are targeting higher power, high frequency applications that include 3 phase motor inverters, 3 phase motor control, LED / lighting and power factor correction, as summarized in the chart below.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/img1_3.png" alt="" title="" width="517" height="485" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/look-back-apec-thoughts-gan-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/look-back-apec-thoughts-gan-products#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 17:53:05 +0000 Wilson Lee 1860001 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-180 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/glass-3d-printing-1.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/glass-3d-printing-1-550x309.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="309" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-180" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-180#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 18:08:52 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1858037 at http://www.tek.com Tektronix disrupts RF test market with another USB-based instrument: Introducing the TTR 500 Series VNA http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-disrupts-rf-test-market-another-usb-based-instrument-introducing-ttr-500-series-vna <p>Vector Network Analyzers or VNAs are very important and useful instruments and over the years have helped to make countless modern wireless technologies possible.&nbsp; In design applications, simulations are used to accelerate time-to-market by reducing physical prototype iterations. VNAs have historically been used to validate and optimize design simulations, while in manufacturing applications they are used to ensure RF components or devices meet specifications. Now, with the emergence of the Internet of Things – most of which are RF enabled – the need for VNAs is greater than ever.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/vna/ttr500">TTR500</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-disrupts-rf-test-market-another-usb-based-instrument-introducing-ttr-500-series-vna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-disrupts-rf-test-market-another-usb-based-instrument-introducing-ttr-500-series-vna#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:12:00 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1856468 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-179 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse182.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse182-550x366.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="366" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-179" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-179#comments Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:37:15 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1856091 at http://www.tek.com New AWG5200 Series opens a new era in signal generation http://www.tek.com/blog/new-awg5200-series-opens-new-era-signal-generation <p>Tektronix has long been a leading manufacturer of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) that offer an easy and flexible way to generate the signals needed in high speed serial, optical communications, radar test, electronic warfare and advanced research to name a few.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/arbitrary-waveform-generator/awg5200">AWG5200</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/new-awg5200-series-opens-new-era-signal-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/new-awg5200-series-opens-new-era-signal-generation#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:03:46 +0000 Kip Pettigrew 1855339 at http://www.tek.com Get ready for the IP transition at NAB 2017 http://www.tek.com/blog/get-ready-ip-transition-nab-2017 <p><em>"The move to an all IP-based infrastructure will continue beyond the Olympic Games. However, we also wanted to take full advantage of IP networking technology for this very important event." </em></p><p><em>-- Lourenço Carvano, Engineering Director, Globosat.</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;“We are just getting started with the conversion of our infrastructure to IP, but we know that we will be able to create efficiencies across a lot of our broadcast infrastructure.” </em></p><p>-- Bob Hesskamp, Head of Global Broadcast Technology Services, Turner Broadcasting</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/get-ready-ip-transition-nab-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/get-ready-ip-transition-nab-2017#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:15:47 +0000 Ronald Shung 1854465 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-178 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse181.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse181-550x338.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="338" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-178" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-178#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:36:53 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1852688 at http://www.tek.com Real-Time, Acquisition and Measurement Bandwidth http://www.tek.com/blog/real-time-acquisition-and-measurement-bandwidth <p>When talking about <a href="http://tektronix.io/jPLWBU">Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers</a>, the concept of bandwidth can take on many forms.&nbsp; This short article addresses the various bandwidth terms and concepts, and what each of these mean in your RSA.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/real-time-acquisition-and-measurement-bandwidth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/real-time-acquisition-and-measurement-bandwidth#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:12:24 +0000 Alan 1852168 at http://www.tek.com Video series offers step-by-step tips for using Tektronix MDO3000 Series mixed domain oscilloscope http://www.tek.com/blog/video-series-offers-step-step-tips-using-tektronix-mdo3000-series-mixed-domain-oscilloscope <p>With up to six instruments in one, the <a href="http://tektronix.io/MDO3000">MDO3000 Series</a> of mixed domain oscilloscopes is a powerful addition to any test bench. But for someone just starting out in electrical or RF engineering, getting your head wrapped around all that functionality can mean plenty of quality time with the manual and experimenting with all the various options and settings.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/oscilloscope/mdo3000-mixed-domain-oscilloscope">MDO3000</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/video-series-offers-step-step-tips-using-tektronix-mdo3000-series-mixed-domain-oscilloscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/video-series-offers-step-step-tips-using-tektronix-mdo3000-series-mixed-domain-oscilloscope#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:18:30 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1850915 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-177 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse180.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse180-550x330.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="330" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-177" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-177#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:46:31 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1850402 at http://www.tek.com Tektronix authors offer up IoT measurement insights http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-authors-offer-iot-measurement-insights <p>The Internet of Things (IoT) movement is well underway with many products in both the consumer and industrial sectors already developed and deployed. In fact, <a href="http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3598917">Gartner forecasts</a> that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016.</p><p>But here’s the thing: this is only scratching the surface. In the same report, Gartner predicts that the number of connected devices will reach 20.4 billion by 2020.</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-authors-offer-iot-measurement-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-authors-offer-iot-measurement-insights#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:40:27 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1849651 at http://www.tek.com Top Five Risks for Medical Equipment Calibration Programs http://www.tek.com/blog/top-five-risks-medical-equipment-calibration-programs <p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/Medical%20Device_Centrifuge_0.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/Medical%20Device_Centrifuge_0-550x367.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="367" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p>The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consistently lists inadequate maintenance and calibration procedures as a top reason for issuing <a href="https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/ucm256377.htm">Form 483 observations</a> to medical device manufacturers (hint: this is NOT a good thing). Within highly regulated industries, calibration program problems can leave you open to risks ranging from delays in time to market to increased liability and patient safety.</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/top-five-risks-medical-equipment-calibration-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/top-five-risks-medical-equipment-calibration-programs#comments Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:38:54 +0000 Service Experts 1848782 at http://www.tek.com Tektronix sponsors University of Bath electric car racing team http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-sponsors-university-bath-electric-car-racing-team <p>A project at the <a href="http://www.bath.ac.uk/">University of Bath</a> that started as an effort to develop an electric go-kart has turned into a full-blown program to design and build an electric high-performance vehicle for the UK’s Formula Student competition. To help <a href="https://teambathracingelectric.com/">Team Bath Racing Electric</a> (TBRe) get its car together in time for a June 2017 competition, Tektronix has signed on as one of the main sponsors of a new build room and design space.</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-sponsors-university-bath-electric-car-racing-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-sponsors-university-bath-electric-car-racing-team#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:10:29 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1846063 at http://www.tek.com Keeping your Tektronix & Keithley equipment up to date http://www.tek.com/blog/keeping-your-tektronix-keithley-equipment-date <p>Nearly all modern benchtop test and measurement equipment includes firmware or software that controls the operation, features and user interface.&nbsp; This firmware will typically be updated a few times per year to add features, functionality, and to fix the occasional bug or two.&nbsp; The firmware is typically available for download, free of charge, on <a href="/">www.tek.com</a>.&nbsp; You can choose to visit the website from time to time to check if your instrument has got an updated package available, or take advantage of the RSS Feed for more “automatic” notificatio<p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/keeping-your-tektronix-keithley-equipment-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/keeping-your-tektronix-keithley-equipment-date#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:30:27 +0000 Alan 1846018 at http://www.tek.com The Tek Pulse: The latest and greatest engineering and science posts http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-176 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse179.png" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse179-550x330.png" alt="" title="" width="550" height="330" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-176" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-176#comments Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:15:16 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1845530 at http://www.tek.com Helping medical device manufacturers stay in compliance with ISO quality standards and FDA regulations http://www.tek.com/blog/helping-medical-device-manufacturers-stay-compliance-iso-quality-standards-and-fda-regulations <p>A recent meeting with a large medical device customer lead to an enlightening discussion on the differences between International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards and regulations as they apply to medical device manufacturers. This is a short overview of a few of the key differences between ISO and FDA compliance and a quick guide to choosing a calibration provider that can help you build an ironclad calibration program.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Key Differences Between FDA Regulations and ISO Standards</u></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/helping-medical-device-manufacturers-stay-compliance-iso-quality-standards-and-fda-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/helping-medical-device-manufacturers-stay-compliance-iso-quality-standards-and-fda-regulations#comments Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:36:22 +0000 Service Experts 1844353 at http://www.tek.com Spectrum Trace Processing in an RSA http://www.tek.com/blog/spectrum-trace-processing-rsa <p>A <a href="http://tektronix.io/jPLWBU">real-time spectrum analyzer (RSA)</a> offers a lot of different measurement capabilities, including modulation and time domain analysis, pulse analysis and live real-time spectrum analysis.&nbsp; First and foremost though, it is a spectrum analyzer. There are differences in the way that an <a href="http://tektronix.io/jPLWBU">RSA</a> generates spectrum results compared to a conventional swept spectrum analyzer.&nbsp; This note describes the spectrum processing that occurs in the <a href="http://tektronix.io/jPLWBU">RSA</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product-series"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/product-software-series/signalvu-spectrum-analyzer-software">SignalVu (VSA Software) for Scopes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa306">RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa500-series">RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa5000">RSA5000</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa600-series">RSA600 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa7100a-real-time-spectrum-analyzer">RSA7100A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/spectrum-trace-processing-rsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/spectrum-trace-processing-rsa#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:50:21 +0000 Alan 1843873 at http://www.tek.com