February 18, 2012

Tektronix Donates Electronics Test Equipment to Washington State University Vancouver


Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, recently announced that it has made a substantial donation of test and measurement equipment to Washington State University Vancouver. The equipment, including arbitrary/function generations, a real-time spectrum analyzer, digital phosphor and mixed signal oscilloscopes, Keithley's semiconductor parameter analyzers, and Fluke's True-rms multimeters will be used to outfit laboratories and classrooms in a new $43.5 million Engineering and Computer Science building on WSU's campus in Vancouver, Wash.

As part of the donation package, which included the purchase of additional Tektronix equipment, the Radio Frequency Research Laboratory and the Basic Electronics Laboratory will be named for Tektronix through 2016. The WSU Vancouver expansion is part of an economic development project to provide additional workforce-ready engineering graduates for companies in the local high-tech cluster.

"We have been encouraged by the growth in high-tech throughout the Pacific Northwest over the last several years. In order for that growth to continue, it is vital that we have a strong supply of engineers who are fully prepared to step into the work world," said Dr. Kevin Ilcisin, Chief Technology Officer, Tektronix. "This latest expansion by WSU Vancouver is a strong step in the right direction. By outfitting labs with our oscilloscopes and other equipment we are giving students access to the same state-of-the-art tools they will be using once they transition into the electronics industry."


The equipment donated to WSU Vancouver includes 24 AFG3011 arbitrary/function generators, a RSA3408B real-time spectrum analyzer, a DPO70404C oscilloscope, five DPO 2024 oscilloscopes, a MSO3054 mixed signal oscilloscope, two Keithley 4200-SCS Semiconductor Parameter Analyzers, and three Fluke 87V True-rms Multimeters. In addition, WSU Vancouver purchased 19 more DPO2024 oscilloscopes along with 60 PWS2000 Series DC power supplies including supporting accessories and other equipment.

"The opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experience while using test and measurement equipment from a high-tech leader in the local region is truly outstanding," said Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, at WSU Vancouver. "We truly appreciate this significant contribution by Tektronix. It will play an important part in the growth of our electrical engineering degree program in the Northwest and the Portland metropolitan area. The strong response by local technology companies like Tektronix indicates that we are fulfilling a critical need with this expansion."

WSU Vancouver has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. To learn more about its commitment to education, research and community, go to: vancouver.wsu.edu

About Tektronix
For more than sixty five 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 equipment 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.