Tektronix AWG70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Tektronix provides Raspberry Pi with test and measurement solutions

Tektronix announced it will fully outfit the Research and Development (R&D) lab for Raspberry Pi, a low-cost, high performance computer designer with the latest Tektronix test solutions. Raspberry Pi’s new laboratory will focus on high speed serial design and validation testing.

To support such high speed and complex validation testing, the lab will be equipped with end-to-end transmit and receive test solutions which include a Tektronix AWG70002A Arbitrary Waveform Generator (photo – 2 analog channels, 10 GHz outpout frequency, 25 GS/s max sample rate) and a MSO72304DX Mixed Signal Real Time Oscilloscope (23 GHz analog bandwidth, 4 analog channels, 16 digital channels, 50 to 100 GS/s max sample rate).

“The humble Raspberry Pi actually contains a number of complex, high-speed serial buses, each with their own unique challenges. Interfaces like HDMI, USB and MIPI DPHY each use very different test methodologies,” said Mike Stimson, Principle Hardware Engineer at Raspberry Pi. “Tektronix has helped us put together a capability which not only allows us to quickly and easily test each one, but will enable us to be ready for whatever the Raspberry Pi of the future may hold.”

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, develops free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and trains educators.