Tektronix acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs

Test and measurement specialist Tektronix, Inc. says it has bought Picosecond Pulse Labs. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Test and measurement specialist Tektronix, Inc. says it has bought Picosecond Pulse Labs. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tektronix says the move is intended to strengthen its portfolio in the growing market for test equipment to support research and development in 100G and faster optical data communications.

Privately held Picosecond Pulse Labs, based in Boulder, CO, offers products that include ultra-high-speed pattern generators, fast pulse generators, and high-bandwidth sampler modules. The company’s recently introduced PatternPro programmable pattern generator family includes multi-channel 32-Gbps data generators and analyzers for 100G/400G applications (see “Picosecond Pulse Labs offers 32-Gbps PAM4 BERT system”).

"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-Gbps error detectors and pattern generators," said Amir Aghdaei, president of Tektronix. "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."

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