Test & Measurement

Tektronix Tests TD-SCDMA

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK - News), a worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, announced the addition of TD-SCDMA -- the mobile telecommunications standard developed for China -- as an option to its market leading NetTek(TM) Wireless RF Field Tester. Tektronix is the first manufacturer to provide TD-SCDMA RF field test and measurement capabilities in a handheld form, enabling network providers, network equipment manufacturers and contractors to more easily diagnose TD-SCDMA Node B transmitter problems and effectively manage the roll out of the new technology.

Rapid development of mobile services in China is driving the need for a technology evolution that will allow users to benefit from third generation services, with access to increasingly sophisticated applications and improved data rate. Tektronix collaborates with leading mobile network operators and equipment manufacturers to provide understanding, test and control of their networks and applications, enabling reduced business and technology risk associated with new standards development and deployment.

"The timely availability of accurate and cost effective solutions for base transceiver station maintenance and antenna test is an essential element of a successful TD-SCDMA roll out," said Wensheng Xu, Senior Technical Manager, Product Testing Department, Datang Mobile. "Tektronix' NetTek suite of RF field test applications will help us deliver the quality and reliability that our customers have come to expect from the new standard, leading to increased 3G services adoption and subscribers' satisfaction."

"Tektronix is focused on enabling customers to rapidly develop and deploy new technologies, such as TD-SCDMA," said Bob Hiebert, General Manager, Wireless Field Test, Tektronix. "With the addition of the TD-SCDMA measurements to the NetTek Tester, Tektronix continues to offer the most comprehensive set of tests for wireless RF field test activities. This builds upon the easiest to use RF field test platform in the industry, where once again Tektronix offers the right applications when our customers need them."

Tektronix Inc.

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