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Tektronix Offers New Oscilloscope Solution for Industrial Power Market

Tektronix Offers New Oscilloscope Solution for Industrial Power Market

New TPS2000 Series Oscilloscopes with TPS2PBND Power Bundle Provides Solution to Unmet Industrial Power Customer Needs

BEAVERTON, Ore., September 13, 2004 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced the availability of a new TPS2PBND Power Bundle, an industrial power option to complement the new TPS2000 Series Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSOs). The Power Bundle contains four of the new P5120 passive high-voltage probes and the new TPS2PWR1 power measurement and analysis software. The combination will improve the productivity of industrial power designers and technicians by providing more of the capabilities they need within a single instrument.

Industrial power users often work on devices that are floating or have different grounds and regularly measure high voltages and currents as well as validate advanced control logic designs. They need measurement instruments that provide accurate performance on up to four channels simultaneously. What's more, they need an instrument that can easily move between the benchtop, the power lab, and the field. The TPS2000 models with the TPS2PBND option are the first instruments to address these needs. They are the first oscilloscopes in the industry to enable high voltage, power-specific measurements with four isolated channels in a compact, battery-powered package.

"The TPS2PBND marks our re-entrance into the industrial power market," said Bob Bluhm, General Manager, Tektronix, Inc. "The TPS2PBND adds industrial-power-specific capabilities to the TPS2000 Series DSOs. The combination of these features in a single instrument makes these the first oscilloscopes in the industry to enable high voltage, power-specific measurements on four isolated channels from bench to power lab to field."

IsolatedChannel™ Technology and Power Bundle Are Ideal for Industrial Power

The IsolatedChannel technology of the TPS2000 Family provides a perfect solution for both grounded and floating high-voltage measurements, such as three-phase power and circuits with different low levels or ground references, when used with appropriately rated probes. When equipped with the P5120 passive high-voltage probe, the TPS2000 Series measures up to 1000 VRMS CAT II from the probe tip to earth ground and floating voltages up to 600 VRMSCAT II (300 VRMS CAT III) on all channels simultaneously.

New TPS2PWR1 power measurement and analysis software improves productivity by reducing development and test time with the broadest range of power-specific measurements at its price point, such as switching loss (including turn-on, turn-off and conduction losses), harmonic measurements to the 50th harmonic, and dv/dt and di/dt cursor measurements. TPS2PWR1 software eliminates the need for manual calculations with automated power analysis, waveform analysis and phase analysis with true power, reactive power, peak power, power factor, crest factor, and phase relationships.

"The new TPS2000 Series with the TPS2PBND Power Bundle provide the only four-isolated channel oscilloscopes I know of that facilitate measurements spanning digital circuitry to three-phase power in a single, isolated-input, battery-operated instrument," said Viren Javadekar, Engineering Manager, Power Quality Correction Group, Schneider Electric. "This solution is suitable for the lab and field. It will enable us to accomplish more in less time and with less equipment. These are real differentiators and highly advantageous to us when designing, troubleshooting and testing power electronic systems and subsystems."

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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