January 25, 2013

Tektronix Launches Three Android Applications for Use with Oscilloscopes

Tektronix, the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, recently announced the release of three new oscilloscope applications for use on Android smartphones. The free apps, available now on the Google Play store, allow users to remotely control and monitor their oscilloscopes or view and analyze waveforms on the go.

"With these applications, we are taking advantage of overwhelming popularity of smartphones and tablets within the engineering community to give our customers more flexibility and convenience in the way they use their oscilloscopes," said Mike Flaherty, general manager, Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "In today's world, engineers are often tasked with multiple projects and no longer have the luxury to sit at the engineering bench all day. These first applications point the way to a full set of apps that will help engineers and technicians stay productive while on the road, during meetings or waiting in line at the supermarket. We see significant opportunities with mobility to help our customers improve their day-to-day productivity."

Tektronix Oscillo Connect:
Once paired to an oscilloscope through the Web, this app can be used to remotely monitor waveforms and measurements from a smartphone. Channels and measurements can be individually specified along with controls such as Run/Stop and Single. Additionally, waveform position and scaling can be done locally on the smartphone, independent of the oscilloscope. The app can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tektronix.oscillo.connect&feature=search_result

Tektronix Oscillo Analyzer:
To help engineers boost productivity while away from their workstation or on the go, the Analyzer application allows users to view Tektronix supported .CSV waveform files and run measurements on the loaded waveform. Once the .CSV files are loaded onto an Android device's memory card, the waveforms can viewed at the user's convenience using scroll and zoom functions. Maximum record length supported is 100K. The app can be downloaded here:

Tektronix Oscillo Triggevent:
For certain applications that involve long duration tests, engineers no longer need to wait or periodically check the status on their oscilloscope. Instead, the Triggevent application allows the user to receive notification directly on their Android device of a pre-defined event, such as a fault condition, or if a measurement exceeds bounds. The app can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tek.trigger.app&feature=search_result#?t=W10

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.

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