JULY 30--Beginning in September, Tektronix open Windows oscilloscopes will include ready-to-run applications of National Instruments (NI; Austin, TX; ni.com/tek) LabVIEW graphical development environment optimized for the oscilloscope, as well as a fully functional evaluation version of the software. This initiative combines the strength of Tektronix oscilloscopes in taking high-precision measurements with the advanced analysis and automation capabilities of LabVIEW. Engineers and scientists using the LabVIEW-enabled oscilloscopes will be able to quickly solve design challenges and efficiently automate tests.
By using the LabVIEW-enabled open Windows oscilloscopes, engineers and scientists will be able to fully customize their test and measurement applications for increased productivity in industries ranging from consumer electronics to biomedical research. A variety of prebuilt sample programs will also help users quickly develop their own custom solutions.
"The tight integration of the open Windows platform of Tektronix' oscilloscopes and the flexibility of LabVIEW allows design engineers to more quickly acquire, analyze, and present their data on the scope or across a network," said John Graff, vice president of marketing, National Instruments. "By streamlining their design time and reusing measurements throughout the design validation and manufacturing test phases of the development cycle, they can immediately lower development costs and reduce time to market."
The evaluation version of LabVIEW is a fully functional version of the full graphical development environment. Customers can purchase the LabVIEW full development system, including the specialized oscilloscope examples, directly from NI.