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Tektronix Named Two-Time Finalist for "Best in Test" 2009 Awards


DPO3000 Oscilloscope and SA2600 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Nominated for Test & Measurement World "Best in Test” Awards

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced that two of its products were selected by the editors of Test & Measurement World magazine for its Best in Test 2009 industry awards. The DPO3000 digital phosphor oscilloscope is one of 6 products receiving the nomination in the oscilloscope category. In addition, the SA2600 handheld real-time spectrum analyzer was selected as one of 5 finalists in the RF/Microwave instruments category. The awards honor products that have brought significant technological advancement to the test industry.

The category winners are determined by the magazine’s readers, who vote online between now and February 6, 2009. Ballots are available online at Best in Test award winners will be announced in the April issue of Test & Measurement World and online April 1st at

“For the 2009 Best in Test award, our editors are pleased to present to our readers 76 exceptional finalists in 16 categories,” said Rick Nelson, Test & Measurement World editor-in-chief. “The Tektronix DPO3000 digital phosphor oscilloscope is one of the strong contenders in the oscilloscope category, and the SA2600 handheld real-time spectrum analyzer is one of the strong contenders in the general-purpose RF/microwave instruments category.”

“We greatly appreciate being recognized by the editors of T&M World as a finalist in two categories for the Best in Test 2009 industry awards,” said Martyn Etherington, vice president of worldwide marketing, Tektronix. “It is exciting and rewarding for us at Tektronix to be able to enable our customers with innovation that goes far beyond specification improvements, and gives customers the tools they need to be successful in the new digital age.”

About the DPO3000
The DPO3000 digital phosphor oscilloscopes provide triggering and decode support for the most popular serial buses used in embedded applications. The DPO3000 simplifies debug and sets new standards for performance, value, and ease-of-use. The DPO3000 oscilloscope family consists of six models, ranging from 100 MHz to 500 MHz. All models provide 2.5 GS/s sampling with more than 5x oversampling on all channels.

About the SA2600
The SA2600 handheld real-time spectrum analyzer includes DPXTM waveform image processor technology that provides a live RF view of the spectrum. The SA2600 with 10kHz-6.2GHz frequency coverage, 20 MHz real time bandwidth and -153dBm Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL) is designed to deliver benchtop spectrum analyzer performance in a battery-operated, handheld field unit.

About Test & Measurement World
The Best in Test Awards are presented annually by the editors of Test & Measurement World. These awards honor important and innovative new products and services in the electronics test and measurement industry. Products from all areas of electronics testing and inspection are eligible. Test & Measurement World has been presenting the Best in Test Awards since 1991.

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries - as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix’ Web address is

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