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Tektronix adds 3Gb/s SDI support to waveform monitors
Tektronix is adding 3Gb/s single-link SDI support to the WFM7020 and WFM7120 waveform monitors. The new capability is added via two new options: a monitoring option (3G) for WFM7020 and WFM7120 and a jitter measurement option (JIT) for the WFM7120.
The new 3Gb/s SDI capability provides a means of transporting high-bandwidth 1080P signals conforming to SMPTE 424M and 425M standards. Both the WFM7020 and WFM7120 waveform monitors support 1080P 50/59.94/60 Level A and Level B formats.
The WFM7120 also provides a solution for evaluating the physical layer performance on a single-link 3Gb/s interface with the new jitter measurement option. This option also provides a basic test pattern generation capability for quick verification of 3Gb/s signal presence and continuity.
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