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The Financial Case for an EMI/EMC Pre-Compliance Test Solution

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Failing EMI compliance testing can be a design engineer’s worst nightmare. Additional compliance testing costs, external lab testing, debug engineering time, and in some cases, board spins can add significant costs and time delays to your project. Unfortunately, for companies new to EMI/EMC, estimating compliance testing cost can be somewhat challenging. In this blog, we’ll provide information on …


Maximizing the Efficiency of Your Internal Calibration Lab with Tektronix
Maximizing the Efficiency of Your Internal Calibration Lab Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In mission-critical industries such as aerospace, healthcare, automotive, and others where human lives are at stake, properly calibrated electronic test and measurement equipment can be the difference between life or death. For many organizations that have in-house calibration labs, stakeholders rely on the calibration lab to be a source of truth when it comes to accurate calibrations and safety …
Dave Brown (center) shows vintage Tektronix equipment at the Northwest Electrical Design and Manufacturing Show.
vintageTEK Museum showcases 75 years of company technology and inspires tomorrow’s engineers Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The vintageTEK Museum on Tektronix’s Beaverton, Ore., campus holds thousands of pieces of the 75-year-old company’s historic equipment, dating back to 1946. Since 2011, it’s where engineering and electronics enthusiasts of all ages have gone for hands-on tours, and where engineers volunteer to restore pieces for future display. The museum also provides education about Tek oscilloscopes, frequency …
Thunderbolt connectivity
Understanding the Differences Between Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The consumer computing industry demands a new form of IO's that can deliver on a vision of future needs. These needs include improved video and audio quality, such as 2K, 4K, and 8K displays, shrinking of the system form factor so that we can design thinner, lightweight laptops, and flexible performance. Thunderbolt technology™️ meets the competing demands of a convenient standards-based …
Calibration Service Best Practices for Aerospace and Defense AS9100 Audits
Calibration Best Practices for Passing an AS9100 Audit Wednesday, June 23, 2021
For metrologists, test lab managers, and calibration coordinators in aerospace and defense manufacturing, satisfying AS9100 calibration requirements can be an intense exercise requiring precise scheduling for whole labs of test and measurement equipment – all with the goal of keeping any downtime to a minimum.  Keeping and maintaining calibrations for AS9100 audits is essential but can be time …
Tektronix 4 Series MSO vs 4000A X-Series Keysight Oscilloscope
Tektronix 4 Series MSO vs 4000A X-Series Keysight Oscilloscope Monday, June 21, 2021
In this blog I will talk about the operational similarities and differences between the Tektronix 4 Series MSO and the Keysight 4000A X-Series oscilloscopes. I will be looking at not only datasheets, but instrument user guides as well. User guides can be lengthy to explore, but they provide a wealth of information on instrument settings and limitations that you may not be aware of after reading …
Howard Vollum, founder of Tektronix.
Remembering the past, engineering the future Monday, June 14, 2021
Tektronix founder’s family reflects on their family’s company 75 years on   Before Tektronix was a several thousand-employee, global technology innovator, it was a small post-World War II operation on Portland’s eastside run by Howard Vollum.   Today the company’s spacious Beaverton campus still bears his name and a half dozen or more Oregon university awards and science labs have …
Tektronix offers ISO 17025 calibration services.
5 FAQs on What you Need to Know about Calibration Certificates Monday, June 7, 2021
In industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare, aviation, and others where human lives are at stake, properly calibrated electronic test and measurement equipment is paramount. It can literally mean the difference between life or death, success or failure, profit or loss. When a company performs a calibration on their lab equipment, they receive a calibration certificate as evidence of …
The Keithley 4200A System Prober
2 Ways to Remotely Control a Parameter Analyzer Thursday, June 3, 2021
Controlling instruments remotely has become a part of nearly every engineer’s and researcher’s life, whether by working remotely or combining instruments into large test systems. The Keithley 4200A-SCS Parameter Analyzer supports a few different methods of remote control optimized for each scenario. This blog introduces remote control using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection and the Keithley …
Circuit board with PCI slots
PCIe Gen 5 Testing Challenges – Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) Thursday, June 3, 2021
Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) is a highly effective technique utilized to reduce electromagnetic interference or EMI. PCI Express 5.0 System designers use this tool to reduce the adverse effects on adjacent circuits and to pass FCC or other regulatory body requirements for EMI emissions. Manifestations of EMI can result in performance degradation and loss of digital information. Validation of …
How to Measure a MOSFET I-V Curve
How to Measure a MOSFET I-V Curve Thursday, May 27, 2021
One of the best ways to ensure a MOSFET is functioning properly and meets specifications is to determine its characteristics by tracing I-V curves. There are a number of output characteristics requiring I-V tests; you can derive gate leakage, breakdown voltage, threshold voltage, transfer characteristics, and drain current all by simply tracing I-V characteristics and verifying the device is …