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New Tektronix TLA Software Version 5.0 Improves Logic Analyzer User Experience and Productivity

New Tektronix TLA Software Version 5.0 Improves Logic Analyzer User Experience and Productivity

Industry-First Automated Measurements and Drag-and-Drop Triggering Plus a Re-engineered User Interface for Portable and Benchtop Mainframes

BEAVERTON, Ore., May 31, 2005 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the new TLA Application Software version 5.0 for its family of logic analyzers. The software provides a number of new capabilities to streamline operation including industry-first drag-and-drop automated measurements and triggering. A dramatically enhanced user interface, featuring more intuitive navigation will reduce the number of clicks required to obtain information. The combination of new logic analyzer performance with the TLA7012 and TLA7016 announced today (see release "New Tektronix Logic Analyzers", May 31, 2005), improved user interface and time-saving automated features will provide customers with a substantial productivity boost.

Time to market pressures exist everywhere throughout the supply chain for electronic components and products. Customers want the fastest, easiest to use tools for design and debug of the latest applications. The fastest hardware can be hampered if it is not matched with equally sophisticated software. TLA Application Software version 5.0 runs on Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 and is compatible with previous Tektronix logic analyzers including the TLA5000 series as well as TLA715 and TLA721 mainframes.

"Tektronix continues to do an excellent job meeting the needs of logic analyzer customers," said Galen Wampler, President, Prime Data. "The new TLA7012 and TLA7016 logic analyzers and matching TLA Application Software version 5.0 once again demonstrate that Tektronix is committed to its customers. The combination provides leading acquisition and analysis, and impressive ease of use."

"With the sophistication, speed, and complexity of electronic designs in the marketplace, it's more important than ever to match fast hardware with equally impressive software," said David Bennett, Vice President, Logic Analyzer Product Line, Tektronix. "With industry-first drag-and-drop triggering, automated measurements and a reengineered user interface, the new TLA Application Software version 5.0 is the most advanced and easiest to use logic analyzer software in the market. Version 5.0 provides customers with the best available performance and productivity."

New Software Features

TLA Application Software version 5.0 automates many of the measurement tasks that were previously accomplished manually. New measurements such as edge count, frequency, pulse width, and channel-to-channel delay are available for logic analyzer data, similar to what is currently provided for DSO data. This industry-first gives development teams faster answers needed to validate and debug their designs.

Drag-and drop triggers also simplify the task of isolating problems and data of interest. This feature allows users to simply drag common trigger events, such as trigger on a rising edge or a bus value, from a palette of choices and drop them into the waveform window.

The new software provides a more intuitive user interface and simplified navigation to reduce the steps required to perform standard tasks. A new tabbed TLA Explorer window allows single-click navigation to the window of interest, such as the trigger, setup, or waveform window, and means users spend less time navigating and more time solving problems. Usability enhancements have been made to the waveform and listing windows providing even greater insight into the user's data.

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

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