MANHASSET, NY Tektronix, Inc. completed the acquisition of privately-owned SyntheSys Research, Inc. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
SyntheSys Research (Menlo Park, Calif.) develops and manufactures high-speed signal integrity test and measurement instrumentation.
"The acquisition of SyntheSys Research brings to Tektronix a strong team that has delivered leading innovation with the BertScope," said Brian Reich, General Manager of Performance Oscilloscopes for Tektronix.
SyntheSys Research was established in 1989 with engineering roots in signal integrity research. It has pioneered innovative bit error analysis techniques. It developed scopes for measuring Bit Error Rates.
For any digital communications link, the ultimate measure of its physical layer performance is whether the bits sent are received correctly.
SyntheSys Research's dual-sampler Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) architecture addresses this performance by integrating eye diagram, eye mask, jitter, Q-factor, BER, and other physical layer measurements into a single instrument.
SyntheSys Research is focused on the computer, storage, enterprise, and telecommunications market segments where faster clock speeds and new architectures are requiring ever greater efficiencies at ever higher bandwidths.
SyntheSys Research has a customer base that includes developers at AMCC, Ciena, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, IDT, Infineon, Intel, LSI, Lucent, Marvel, Maxtor, Samsung, and Seagate.