News | July 7, 2003

Tektronix releases oscilloscope driver developed with Vektrex VIVID IVI driver development tools

Source: Vektrex Electronic Systems, Inc.

San Diego, California -- Vektrex announced that Tektronix, the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, recently released an IVI-COM instrument driver for its 7000 and 5000 family of oscilloscopes that was developed using Vektrex's VIVID driver development tools. The driver is fully compliant with the Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) specifications, including the IVIScope instrument class specification.

"To assure our IVI-COM drivers are conformant to the IVI specifications, Tektronix uses the VIVID IVI driver development tools, produced by Vektrex," said Badri Malynur, Principal Engineer at Tektronix. "The VIVID tools, which were developed with Tektronix participation, help standardize the driver development process, producing robust, intuitive drivers that accelerate access to measurement data."

Tektronix's driver release includes comprehensive driver help and end-user application examples, including class compliant interface application examples supplied by Vektrex. The driver is usable from all common test application development environments, including .NET environments.

About Vektrex
Incorporated in 1986, Vektrex is a software and systems integration company supporting the test and measurement industry. The company is focused on advancing measurement technology and migrating measurements from hardware; test instruments and test tubes, into software and the PC. Vektrex has established key expertise with test instruments, instrument drivers, and software based measurements and provides enabling products and services that help clients migrate to software-based measurements. Products include patent pending Masquerade technology enabling the rapid development of Composite Replacement Instruments (CRI); form, fit, function replacements for obsolete instrumentation in legacy ATE. Vektrex also produces software products focused on drivers and reusable software components including VIVID, the industry standard software development toolkit that produces IVI compliant COM based drivers. Vektrex' clients span advanced technology industries including defense, biotechnology, and semi-conductor.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide.