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Speed Design and Troubleshooting With a DPO
Tektronix digital phosphor oscilloscopes show you a world others don’t with the speed, precision, and insight needed to quickly verify, characterize, and debug even the most sophisticated designs.
Unique Acquisition Architecture Speeds Measurement and Analysis
The power of a digital phosphor oscilloscope (DPO) lies in its parallel-processing architecture. The DPO uses this unique architecture to dramatically shrink signalprocessing time and proportionally increase the time spent capturing valuable signal information. The result – fast waveform capture rates that significantly increase the probability of capturing intermittent and elusive events and provide you with more data for in-depth analysis.
Some oscilloscope vendors claim high waveform capture rates for short bursts of times, but only a DPO can deliver these fast waveform capture rates on a sustained basis – saving minutes, hours, or even days by quickly revealing the nature of faults so powerful triggering modes can be applied to isolate them.
Three Dimensions of Signal Information Provide Unmatched Insight
A DPO also offers unmatched insight into critical signal behavior by acquiring, storing, and displaying complex signals in real-time using three dimensions of signal information – amplitude, time, and distribution of amplitude over time. The subsequent real-time intensitygraded display makes it easy to pinpoint infrequent signals and anomalies, and allows you to characterize dynamic, complex signals and subtle behavior patterns much more quickly...
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