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Researched Tektronix Oscilloscopes but chose Anritsu Oscilloscopes: The Pulse Pattern Generator and Error Detector are co-located, making it easier to use. However, I would like a better GUI.
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The Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and Error Detector are co-located, which makes it easier to use because I can just probe it directly on the PCB.
The jitter function included into the system has helped me in terms of improving the capabilities of our product.
It gives you the capability to increase the Tap levels and voltage strength more than what you have in your signal.
The user interface is easy, simple, and practical.
The most valuable feature is its frequency range.
It supports the PAM-4 encoding scheme. We use that to do our PAM-4 receiver validation.
We can extract signal loss, skew, DKDF... and the tool is very flexible.
B-scan is its most valuable feature.
We have multiple systems for manufacturing tests, and it's critical for our support. The support increases our productivity.
It is easy to handle, so everyone likes to use it.
Time domain measurement is very accurate compared to other devices.
This solution provides high confidence in the data being presented in the measurement to inform a design decision going forward.
The user interface is good, not very complicated. It is very intuitive.
The most valuable features are its ease of use, user interface, and PAM-4. The user interface is good and easy to use.
The sensitivity of the trigger and the reliability are the most valuable features.
I would like a better GUI with navigation. This should make it easier to compare to competitors, like Textronix or Keysight.
Sometimes, the forms keep changing because of new product technology. If they could reduce the amount of change in the form, this would be good.
Right now, it's a minimal tool. They could make it more dynamic by adding dynamic features, which could help us with doing effective analysis.
I would like the frequency range to be extended because of the speed. Electronics are moving forward to higher speeds, so it's better to have higher frequencies.
The product's antennas and radar applications need improvement.
The user interface is a bit complicated because they have so many tabs. If they could simplify it, this would be helpful and appreciated.
I would like to see them improve the software. The new version can be improved. It's not quite stable. It restarts a lot.
We are looking for an Intel platform with the newest chipset.
I use microservices, but you cannot really probe it, since the technology is not really there.
If you are dealing with time domain measurement, I strongly recommend using a vendor other than this company.
There are other devices out there which are more capable, offering more features, with as good quality tech support.
I want the system to have a wider bandwidth because high-speed continues to move faster, so there is more bandwidth to cover.
On the source side, their AWGs don't have enough bandwidth. They need to increase the bandwidth of their AWGs, meaning they have to have a faster sample rate.
It needs one button and every time you push it, you get whatever you need.
I wish we could turn off the automatic measurement feature of the oscilloscope, for teaching purposes.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is costly.
Price-wise, it is much cheaper than its competitors.
The first version of the product is always expensive, then once there is competition, it will be cheaper.
I think everyone gets a demo before purchasing.
It's very expensive equipment and cannot be upgraded after five years. If you buy equipment today, in five years, it won't be upgradeable. You have to upgrade it within the first five years that you buy it.
Pricing is always expensive. It would be better if they lowered the price.
It is expensive, but I guess that is why it works.
The pricing is okay. It was within our budget.
It costs a quarter of a million. This technology is not cheap.
We demoed the product before purchasing it.
Tecktronix pricing tends to be pretty fair and reasonable with current market trends. They don't usually bump up the price too much.
The cost has room for improvement. Though compared to other companies, it's okay.
In the 100 gigabit Ethernet and 400 gigabit Ethernet category, everything is in the multi-hundred thousand dollar range, so it was fair pricing because everything is expensive.
They have academic pricing which is helpful.
Pricing could be lower. I would want to buy it for an extremely, low price, but Tektronix is a high-end product.
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|BERTWave Series||TBS Series, TDS Series, MDO Series, MSO Series|
Anritsu sampling oscilloscope is an ideal solution for Eye pattern analyses and Eye Mask tests. In addition, The excellent performance and high sampling speed reduce measurement times and help hold-down equipment costs.
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