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Tektronix Acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 22, 2014 — Tektronix Inc., a provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has acquired Picosecond Pulse Labs of Boulder, Colo., in a move to strengthen its portfolio of test equipment supporting research and development of 100G/400G optical data communications.

The transaction brings to Tektronix the new PatternPro line, which includes multichannel 32-Gb/s data generators and analyzers for 100G/400G applications; other products include ultrahigh-speed pattern generators, pulse generators and high-bandwidth sampler modules.

“Picosecond Pulse Labs has a long history of designing and manufacturing cutting-edge instrumentation and brings a particular focus on the high-speed optical test market with its new 32-Gb/s error detectors and pattern generators. When combined with our high-speed oscilloscopes and other product offerings, Picosecond will further strengthen our portfolio of solutions in the critical 100G/400G data communications segment,” said Amir Aghdaei, president of Tektronix.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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