National Instruments Unveils NI SignalExpress Tektronix Edition

National Instruments today announced support for the newly released Tektronix TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series of digital storage oscilloscopes in NI SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, an interactive PC-based measurement software design and test engineers use to quickly acquire, analyze and document measurements on the benchtop without programming. With USB plug-and-play capability, SignalExpress Tektronix Edition makes it easy for engineers to connect to and control Tektronix instruments from their PCs.

“SignalExpress Tektronix Edition extends the performance of the new TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series oscilloscopes, giving our customers remote instrument control, live waveform measurement, analysis and reporting capabilities right on their PC and all in on software environment,” said Bob Bluhm, vice president, Value Scope Product Line, Tektronix. “This further enhances the value of the world’s best selling family of oscilloscopes.”

SignalExpress Tektronix Edition makes it possible for engineers to seamlessly connect their stand-alone instruments to PCs and perform instant control, measurement analysis and documentation. The software delivers USB plug-and-play connectivity that automatically detects the Tektronix oscilloscope and prompts engineers with an auto play dialog. With a single mouse click, engineers can configure all instrument communication, view live measurement data and take immediate control of the oscilloscope.

Using SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, engineers can access more than 200 measurement, processing, analysis and reporting capabilities to apply to live data acquired from Tektronix oscilloscopes and signal sources via USB, GPIB and Ethernet/LAN. Engineers also can drag-and-drop acquired data from the Tektronix oscilloscopes directly into Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and WordPad for easy analysis and reporting. SignalExpress Tektronix Edition provides additional time-saving features such as automated measurement sweeping and limit testing.

“National Instruments is committed to delivering the most comprehensive instrument control solution over any communication bus, including USB, GPIB and Ethernet/LAN,” said John Pasquarette, NI director of software marketing. “SignalExpress Tektronix Edition extends our commitment by improving measurement productivity on the design bench.”

The SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Base version, along with a 30-day free trial of the Professional version, ships as part of the standard configuration with the Tektronix TDS1000B, TDS2000B and DPO4000 Series oscilloscopes. Engineers can upgrade to the Professional version for advanced signal processing, analysis, documentation and connectivity. Learn more about the Professional version of SignalExpress Tektronix Edition.

About National Instruments
For 30 years, National Instruments has been a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists in industry, government and academia approach measurement and automation. Leveraging PCs and commercial technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs for test, control and design applications through easy-to-integrate software, such as NI LabVIEW, and modular measurement and control hardware for PXI, PCI, PCI Express, USB and Ethernet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,000 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past seven years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a leading test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With over 60 years of experience, Tektronix provides general purpose test and measurement, video test and monitoring and communications network management and diagnostic products that enable its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide.