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Tektronix 2011 Spring Innovation Forum Enlightens Next Generation Designs

Industry Best-in-Class Solutions Enable Design Innovation in the Emerging High-speed Serial, Optical Communications, Embedded RF and Video Technologies

Beijing, China – April 18, 2011 - Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that the company's largest annual roadshow, Tektronix 2011 Spring Innovation Forum will be held from April 19 to 26 in four cities across the Greater China region, including Hsinchu, Taipei, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Highlights for this year's show include high speed serial, optical communications, embedded RF and video solutions designed for ever evolving standards and future applications. Tektronix will also invite Allion Test Labs, the global IT testing and verification consulting firm and Total Phase, a leading provider of embedded systems development tools to join and deliver a synergistic workshop for engineers working with the next generation technologies. Visitors interested in attending are are cordially invited to register at www.tek.com.cn/TIF/.

High speed and ultra high speed signals measurement like interface communications and optical communications has become far more complex, with the requirement for more test procedures and confident interoperability compliance. In addition, as data rate continues to grow, cable and connector analysis concerns are grabbing a large share of the serial system designer's attention. Tektronix 2011 Spring Innovation Forum will feature solutions mainly on USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0, SATA, DisplayPort, TDR and RF, that enable the engineers reduce production time, reduce operating costs, ensure standards compliance and optimize system performance.

"High speed serial data designers are increasingly being pressed to keep pace with the latest technologies. We see increasing demand of USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 products in coming quarters which will bring great opportunities to market." said Felix Wong, Marketing Director, Tektronix Greater China Region. "Together with leading company like Allion Lab and Total Phase, Tektronix Innovation Forum will provide a superior platform for engineers who are seeking for winning test solutions as well as consulting service to deal with design challenges and time-to-market pressure."

"We are pleased to join Tektronix roadshow to bring the brightest idea for engineers designing with next generation technologies," said James Ou, Associate Vice President, Business Operation, Allion Test Labs, "Allion has been establishing a long standing partnership with Tektronix. These solutions have played a key role in ensuring the quality and efficiency of our compliance testing and have helped us to stay in the forefront with advances in the technology industry."

Total Phase will present information during the USB 3.0 presentation in an effort to provide a complete solution for Tektronix customers developing on SuperSpeed USB. The Beagle USB 5000 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer, by Total Phase, provides a solution that gives insight into link and protocol layer issues.

"As the fastest growing USB analyzer company, we are excited to participate in Tektronix's Innovation Forum," said Derek Fung, VP Business at Total Phase. "The combination of Tektronix and Total Phase tools provides customers with the complete testing suite for USB 3.0 compliance."

Key Presentation Topics at This Year's Show

  • Next generation Ultra-High speed standards measurements of optical and electrical signals
  • USB 3.0 compliance test using the New BERTScope Receiver solution
  • PCI Express 3.0 logic and protocol layer compliance test, debug and troubleshoot
  • Cable measurement challenges and TDR solution
  • RSA5000 Series signal analyzer designed for digital RF technology
  • High speed serial specification compliance certification by Allion

The Tektronix 2011 Spring Innovation Forum will be held in the following cities across Greater China:

  • April 19 –Hsinchu
  • April 20 – Taipei
  • April 22 – Shanghai
  • April 26 – Shenzhen

About Allion Test Labs, Inc

Allion is a global IT testing and verification consulting firm conducting standard certification, interoperability, performance and compatibility testing services for companies all over the world. Established in 1991, Allion has been in the forefront of technology standards and sophisticated test methodology development. Aiming at each stage throughout new product development, Allion is able to generate highly efficient, fully customizable test plans and automation solutions with exceptional technical expertise. For more information about Allion, please visit us at http://www.allion.com.

About Total Phase

Total Phase manufactures user-friendly, powerful, and affordable USB, I2C, and SPI development tools for embedded systems engineers. Total Phase tools combine best-of-breed features, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X support, a royalty-free API, free software updates, and free lifetime support, making them perfect additions to any engineer's toolbox. Please visit us at http://www.totalphase.com.

About Tektronix

For more than sixty years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test instrumentation for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.

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