Configuring test instruments to connect with PC-based software is often a difficult and frustrating challenge. That's why Tektronix and National Instruments have partnered together to create the Tektronix Edition of National Instruments LabVIEW SignalExpress™ – interactive measurement and analysis software designed for design and test engineers who need to quickly acquire, analyze, and document measurements without the added complication of programming.
With USB plug-and-play support, NI LabVIEW SignalExpress TE immediately detects and configures Tektronix instruments when connected to a PC*1, providing a live view of the data acquisition and immediate control of the instrument.
Integrate measurements with simulated results from popular design software tools such as PSpice, SPICE, and Multisim. This enables quick and easy importing and comparing of simulated results – saving time and improving design accuracy.
Quickly capture and document measurements by simply dragging and dropping acquired data and waveform captures directly into Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and WordPad. Or annotate waveforms and measurements in the interactive project documentation tool.
NI LabVIEW SignalExpress TE contains more than 200 different measurement, processing, analysis, and reporting capabilities that can be applied to data being acquired from Tektronix instruments.
Measurement Trending - Automated measurements from the oscilloscope or multimeter are graphed over time to provide a simple indication of trends in the measurement parameters.
Data Logging - Waveform data and measurements can be automatically logged to the PC’s disk drive for unattended and long-term monitoring applications.
Take advantage of several major time-saving features, including automated measurement sweeping and limit testing. These features provide relief from a traditionally manual and time-intensive process.
Remove the guesswork when connecting the test instrument to a PC by connecting and controlling multiple instruments from one software environment, all within a single drag-and-drop user interface.
The LE version of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress TE comes standard with the DPO7000C, MSO/DPO5000, MDO4000, MSO/DPO4000B, MSO/DPO3000, MSO/DPO2000, TDS3000C, TDS2000C, TPS2000B, and TDS1000B Series oscilloscopes, the DMM4000 Series multimeters, AFG3000 Series arbitrary/function generators, PWS4000 Series power supplies, and FCA/MCA Series timer/counters. SIGEXPTE adds extended analysis capabilities.
*1 Compatible with the DPO/DSA70000, MSO70000, DPO7000/C, MSO/DPO5000, MDO4000, MSO/DPO4000/B, MSO/DPO3000, MSO/DPO2000, TDS2000B/C, and TDS1000B Series oscilloscopes, the AFG3000 Series arbitrary/function generators, PWS4000 Series power supplies, and FCA/MCA Series timer/counters. Requires Microsoft Windows XP/2K or Vista operating system.
NI LabVIEW SignalExpress TE Features – LE Version and SIGEXPTE Version
Instrument Control*2 (Horz Vert Trig Pos)
Customizable Graphs and Interactive Cursors
Tektronix Instrument Support through USB
TPS2000B (with RS-232 to USB adapter cable)
Tektronix Instrument Support through Ethernet
Tektronix Instrument Support through GPIB
DPO/DSA/MSO70000, DPO7000/C Series
TDS3000B/C Series with TDS3GV module
TDS2000/1000 Series with TDS2CMA module
MSO/DPO5000, MDO4000, MSO/DPO4000/B, MSO/DPO3000, MSO/DPO2000, TDS2000B/C, TDS1000B, PWS4000, and AFG3000 Series with TEK-USB-488 adapter
Generic IVI Support for Hundreds of Common Benchtop Instruments
pSpice, SPICE File Conversion from EDA Tools
Save Signals to File
Basic Logging to Disk
Advanced Data Logging (including alarms and events)
Drag and Drop Data into Microsoft Excel and Word
Amplitude and Level
Timing and Transition
Scaling and Conversion
Automated Sweeping and Limit Testing
NI LabVIEW Integration
*2 Controls only analog channels on MSO70000, MSO5000, MDO4000, MSO4000, MSO3000, MSO2000 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes.
Pentium III or later or Celeron 600 MHz or equivalent
Pentium 4 or equivalent