Tektronix Announces Next Step in Tool Chain Integration

Cost-Effective, Integrated Solution Simplifies the Product Development

Process; Featured at This Week's Embedded Systems Conference



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tektronix, Inc.

    BEAVERTON, Ore., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to enabling its
 customers to successfully address increasingly complex and diverse embedded
 designs, Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:   TEK), a leading supplier of test and
 measurement equipment for the computer and communications industries,
 continues to successfully partner with leading hardware and software companies
 to provide an extensive portfolio of embedded test solutions that simplifies
 the challenges design engineers face when bringing mainstream electronic
 products to market.
     Tektronix recently announced its latest alliance in this arena with
 Wind River Systems, a leading provider of software and services for smart
 devices.  The Tektronix/Wind River development tool enables cost-effective,
 embedded design real-time data analysis via an integrated solution
 (See "Wind River, Tektronix Integrate Logic Analyzer Trace System With On-Chip
 Debug Solution", April 2, 2001).
     "By establishing relationships with industry leaders and third-party
 developers in key computer and communications application areas, Tektronix is
 able to respond quickly to customer needs and emerging technologies," said
 Craig Overhage, vice president, Digital Systems Business Unit, Tektronix, Inc.
 "The solutions created through alliances with companies such as Wind River,
 enables our customers to shorten their development cycles and overcome
 time-to-market challenges when developing sophisticated embedded systems."
     Embedded designs contain the digital hardware and embedded software found
 inside all of today's electronic devices including communications
 infrastructure equipment such as routers and switchers, wireless base
 stations, mobile phone hand sets, and other electronics products.  The
 embedded system controls one or more functions of the equipment and may be
 required to respond to events in real time.  The trend within the industry is
 to reduce the number of embedded systems while at the same time the
 complexities of embedded software increase to accommodate greater
 functionality and sophisticated end user requirements.  This challenges the
 engineer with a higher-level of difficulty identifying hardware and software
 problems found during product development.
     Test and measurement instrumentation plays a key role in the development
 of embedded systems.  Positioned in the heart of this industry, Tektronix
 offers Windows-based logic analysis products that easily integrate with
 third-party hardware and software solutions on an industry-accepted platform.
 Embedded design engineers look to companies such as Tektronix and Wind River
 to eliminate the complexities caused by the interaction of hardware and
 software in embedded designs which simplifies the development process.
     The Tektronix/Wind River solution is on display at the Tektronix booth
 #826 during the Embedded Systems West  (ESC) Conference, April 9-12, 2001,
 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California. For more information on
 Tektronix logic analysis test solutions, visit the Tektronix website at
 www.tektronix.com.
 
     About Tektronix
     Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing
 measurement solutions to the telecommunications, computer and semiconductor
 industries worldwide.  With over 50 years of experience, Tektronix enables its
 customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global
 communications networks and Internet technologies.  Headquartered in
 Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations in 26 countries worldwide.
 Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.
     NOTE:  Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.  All other
 trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Tektronix, Inc.
    BEAVERTON, Ore., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to enabling its
 customers to successfully address increasingly complex and diverse embedded
 designs, Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:   TEK), a leading supplier of test and
 measurement equipment for the computer and communications industries,
 continues to successfully partner with leading hardware and software companies
 to provide an extensive portfolio of embedded test solutions that simplifies
 the challenges design engineers face when bringing mainstream electronic
 products to market.
     Tektronix recently announced its latest alliance in this arena with
 Wind River Systems, a leading provider of software and services for smart
 devices.  The Tektronix/Wind River development tool enables cost-effective,
 embedded design real-time data analysis via an integrated solution
 (See "Wind River, Tektronix Integrate Logic Analyzer Trace System With On-Chip
 Debug Solution", April 2, 2001).
     "By establishing relationships with industry leaders and third-party
 developers in key computer and communications application areas, Tektronix is
 able to respond quickly to customer needs and emerging technologies," said
 Craig Overhage, vice president, Digital Systems Business Unit, Tektronix, Inc.
 "The solutions created through alliances with companies such as Wind River,
 enables our customers to shorten their development cycles and overcome
 time-to-market challenges when developing sophisticated embedded systems."
     Embedded designs contain the digital hardware and embedded software found
 inside all of today's electronic devices including communications
 infrastructure equipment such as routers and switchers, wireless base
 stations, mobile phone hand sets, and other electronics products.  The
 embedded system controls one or more functions of the equipment and may be
 required to respond to events in real time.  The trend within the industry is
 to reduce the number of embedded systems while at the same time the
 complexities of embedded software increase to accommodate greater
 functionality and sophisticated end user requirements.  This challenges the
 engineer with a higher-level of difficulty identifying hardware and software
 problems found during product development.
     Test and measurement instrumentation plays a key role in the development
 of embedded systems.  Positioned in the heart of this industry, Tektronix
 offers Windows-based logic analysis products that easily integrate with
 third-party hardware and software solutions on an industry-accepted platform.
 Embedded design engineers look to companies such as Tektronix and Wind River
 to eliminate the complexities caused by the interaction of hardware and
 software in embedded designs which simplifies the development process.
     The Tektronix/Wind River solution is on display at the Tektronix booth
 #826 during the Embedded Systems West  (ESC) Conference, April 9-12, 2001,
 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California. For more information on
 Tektronix logic analysis test solutions, visit the Tektronix website at
 www.tektronix.com.
 
     About Tektronix
     Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing
 measurement solutions to the telecommunications, computer and semiconductor
 industries worldwide.  With over 50 years of experience, Tektronix enables its
 customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global
 communications networks and Internet technologies.  Headquartered in
 Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations in 26 countries worldwide.
 Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.
     NOTE:  Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.  All other
 trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Tektronix, Inc.

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