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-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/rsa6000">RSA6000</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <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 Tektronix Video Application Engineer Makes Writing Debut in NAB Engineering Handbook http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-video-application-engineer-makes-writing-debut-nab-engineering-handbook <p><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/NABhandbook.jpg" alt="" title="" width="326" height="425" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></p><p>The <em>NAB Engineering Handbook</em> is billed as “the definitive resource guide for broadcast engineers.” While some book publishers might be guilty of a little hyperbole, that’s clearly not the case here. The forthcoming 11th edition, now <a href="https://www.routledge.com/National-Association-of-Broadcasters-Engineering-Handbook/Cavell/p/book/9781138930513">available for pre-order</a>, is a hefty tome of over 2,100 pages and covers virtually every topic that broadcast engineers and technical managers need to understand.</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-video-application-engineer-makes-writing-debut-nab-engineering-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tektronix-video-application-engineer-makes-writing-debut-nab-engineering-handbook#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:31:30 +0000 Terri Allegretto 1843104 at http://www.tek.com QC for file-based workflows in the hybrid cloud http://www.tek.com/blog/qc-file-based-workflows-hybrid-cloud <p>In the 30 plus years from the mid-1980s to now, tapeless or file-based workflows have moved from being an expensive high-end niche application to being the default solution for professional video production and broadcast. So, what’s next? Well at NAB this year we’ll be hearing a lot about how hybrid cloud-based workflows are the next big thing.&nbsp;</p><p>Let’s look at why cloud-based solutions are attractive for video workflows.</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="/aurora">Aurora</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/qc-file-based-workflows-hybrid-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/qc-file-based-workflows-hybrid-cloud#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:49:38 +0000 Terri Allegretto 1842208 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-175 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse178.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/tekpulse178-550x275.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="275" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-175" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-175#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:48:00 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1841670 at http://www.tek.com Calculating RF Power from IQ Samples http://www.tek.com/blog/calculating-rf-power-iq-samples <p>Vector signal analyzers like Tektronix <a href="http://tektronix.io/yR5jVY">Real-Time Spectrum analyzers</a> operate by converting the incoming RF signal into quadrature baseband (IQ) samples vs. time.&nbsp; All of the measurements and results that can be displayed, from simple spectrum measurements to complex modulation analysis, are computed from these IQ samples.</p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/RF%20Power%20Calculations.png" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/RF%20Power%20Calculations-200x174.png" alt="" title="" width="200" height="174" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></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="/product-software-series/signalvu-pc">SignalVu-PC </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/rsa6000">RSA6000</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <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/calculating-rf-power-iq-samples" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/calculating-rf-power-iq-samples#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:02:50 +0000 Alan 1840474 at http://www.tek.com Ben Krasnow logs Tesla CAN bus data using a Tek MDO4104C Oscilloscope http://www.tek.com/blog/ben-krasnow-logs-tesla-can-bus-data-using-tek-mdo4104c-oscilloscope <p>Here’s one that hits all the right buttons for most electronics engineers: electric cars and oscilloscopes.</p><p>In the latest episode of his popular Applied Science YouTube channel, Ben Krasnow taps into the CAN bus of a Tesla Model S electric car and then decodes the data using a <a href="/oscilloscope/mdo4000c-mixed-domain-oscilloscope">Tektronix MDO4104C mixed domain oscilloscope</a>.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-classifications"><legend>Classifications</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/oscilloscope/mdo4104c">MDO4104C</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/ben-krasnow-logs-tesla-can-bus-data-using-tek-mdo4104c-oscilloscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/ben-krasnow-logs-tesla-can-bus-data-using-tek-mdo4104c-oscilloscope#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:46:44 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1839869 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-174 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><a href="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/Tekpulse177.jpg" rel="lightbox2"><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/resize/media/image/Tekpulse177-550x325.jpg" alt="" title="" width="550" height="325" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-174" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-174#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:12:53 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1838065 at http://www.tek.com Happy Birthday, Heinrich Hertz! http://www.tek.com/blog/happy-birthday-heinrich-hertz <p>“Day by day I grow more aware of how useless I remain in this world,” said a young Heinrich Hertz whose birthday we celebrate today. Well, Hertz proved he wasn’t useless by bringing us the unit of frequency we rely on for communication, the “Hertz.”</p><p><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/hertz.png" alt="" title="" width="457" height="216" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></p><p>Heinrich Hertz, the oldest of five children, was born on February 22, 1857 in Hamburg Germany to the daughter of a physician and a father who was an attorney turned senator.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/happy-birthday-heinrich-hertz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/happy-birthday-heinrich-hertz#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:35:36 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1837513 at http://www.tek.com Protecting against instrument overload http://www.tek.com/blog/protecting-against-instrument-overload <p>Overloading is a serious problem for mechanical and electrical systems alike. Highway systems here in Ohio and across the US all have checkpoints so officials can weigh heavy trucks to make sure they aren’t overloaded and causing damage to themselves or roads and bridges. In our homes, we have strict regulations and fuses to make sure we don’t overload circuits and burn our houses to the ground – as what used to happen in the early days of electrification.</p><p><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/overload.jpg" alt="" title="" width="500" height="375" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/protecting-against-instrument-overload" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/protecting-against-instrument-overload#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:02:36 +0000 Dale Cigoy 1836569 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-173 <p><em>Informative, innovative and interesting articles from our favorite blogs</em></p><p><img src="/sites/tek.com/files/media/image/tekpulse176.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="360" class="nrembrowser-thumbnail-image" /></p><p><a href="http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-173" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/tek-pulse-latest-and-greatest-engineering-and-science-posts-173#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:36:57 +0000 Tektronix Experts 1835835 at http://www.tek.com RF Capture and Playback http://www.tek.com/blog/rf-capture-and-playback <p>Today’s Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers include features and capabilities that go far beyond the basic measurement capabilities of conventional spectrum analyzers. Among these capabilities is the ability to capture and record RF data vs. time for playback and analysis. So, what is RF Capture and Playback? It turns out, the answer is multi-faceted. There are several different ways that today’s real-time analyzers can capture and record RF signals. The captured data can be played back in a number of different ways. Let’s examine the various aspects of RF Capture and Playback.</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-pc">SignalVu-PC </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa5000">RSA5000</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/spectrum-analyzer/rsa6000">RSA6000</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/rf-capture-and-playback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tek.com/blog/rf-capture-and-playback#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:32:09 +0000 Alan 1835367 at http://www.tek.com