Thursday, September 28, 2000
Landing with a "thunk" through our mail slot yesterday was the
book and CD-ROM, "Oscilloscope Connectivity Made Easy: Using Popular Software to
Analyze Oscilloscope Data." The set aims at teaching design engineers and
technicians how to use PC software tools, such as Excel, Mathcad, and MatLAB, in
capturing, analyzing, and organizing data from Tektronix's TDS7000 Series of
digital phosphor oscilloscopes (DPOs).
Chapters include one on how the software tools compare, as well as
using automated waveform acquisition, working with DPO data, and graphing DPO
The CD-ROM includes the complete text plus sample waveforms and
signal formulae. Prior to ordering, you can download the first two chapters of
the book from the web address, http://www.tektronix.com/scopes_accessories.
And sure to please the hearts of most engineers, the set is free for the asking
until March 31, 2001.
Package author is William Damm, a software engineering manager
with 30 years experience at Tektronix in instrument hardware and software