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Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
2/13/2013

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Tektronix
Tektronix Visual Trigger
Finding the right cycle of a complex bus can require hours of collecting and sorting through thousands of acquisitions for the event of interest. Defining a trigger that isolates the desired event and shows data only when the event occurs speeds up this process. Tektronix meets this need with the industry's most flexible trigger system; Visual Trigger. VET allows engineers to create highly customizable shapes using their mouse or touchscreen that closely match the desired waveform of interest. This highly intuitive capability will change the way engineers interact with the trigger system on an oscilloscope. 

VET provides an intuitive method of triggering based on shapes in the oscilloscope's graticule. It enables the user to define shapes on the oscilloscope's display that qualify trigger events for the incoming signals. Areas can be created using a variety of standard shapes, including triangles, rectangles, hexagons, trapezoids, or user-defined shapes to fit the area to the particular trigger behavior desired. Once shapes are created on the oscilloscope's display, they can be positioned and/or resized dynamically while the oscilloscope is in Run mode to create ideal trigger conditions. Visual Trigger can be combined with the Tektronix Pinpoint Trigger system and act as a Boolean logic qualifier for 'A' and 'B' events.

Electronics & Test:

Test & Measurement

Tektronix

Tektronix Visual Trigger

Finding the right cycle of a complex bus can require hours of collecting and sorting through thousands of acquisitions for the event of interest. Defining a trigger that isolates the desired event and shows data only when the event occurs speeds up this process. Tektronix meets this need with the industry’s most flexible trigger system; Visual Trigger. VET allows engineers to create highly customizable shapes using their mouse or touchscreen that closely match the desired waveform of interest. This highly intuitive capability will change the way engineers interact with the trigger system on an oscilloscope.

VET provides an intuitive method of triggering based on shapes in the oscilloscope’s graticule. It enables the user to define shapes on the oscilloscope’s display that qualify trigger events for the incoming signals. Areas can be created using a variety of standard shapes, including triangles, rectangles, hexagons, trapezoids, or user-defined shapes to fit the area to the particular trigger behavior desired. Once shapes are created on the oscilloscope’s display, they can be positioned and/or resized dynamically while the oscilloscope is in Run mode to create ideal trigger conditions. Visual Trigger can be combined with the Tektronix Pinpoint Trigger system and act as a Boolean logic qualifier for “A” and “B” events.

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Elizabeth M
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Well done!
Elizabeth M   2/13/2013 7:27:41 AM
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Congratulations to all the well-deserving winners. It's fascinating to see the cool design work being accomplished now that will take us into the future.

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Golden Mousetrap Awards
apresher   2/13/2013 8:38:03 AM
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Congratulations to the Golden Mousetrap winners, and especially the group in Automation and Control. It's important to recognize design innovation and excellence, and the contributions that design engineers are making.

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richnass   2/13/2013 9:10:53 AM
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It was definitley a great night of celebration for all the winners and finalists. And the recipient of the Rising Engineering Star award, Punya Prakash, was so gracious and captivating in her acceptance speech. Congrats to all!

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   2/13/2013 10:14:16 AM
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Kudos to all the winners and to a strong group of very worthy finalists, as well. And, yes, Punya's acceptance speech was the highlight of the evening.  

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/13/2013 11:15:24 AM
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Congrats to the winners in every category, and thanks to Rich, Al Schmidt, Jenn, Lauren, and everyone else who made it all go smoothly. Punya Prakash completely deserved the RES award. I admit I voted for her, but to meet her in person and see her gracious and inspiring acceptance speech was an amazing experience. I think we've started something big and I'm glad to have been there.

Nancy Golden
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Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
Nancy Golden   2/13/2013 11:37:43 AM
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What a great way to bring these technological accomplishments to the forefront - I really appreciate a venue that allows hardworking designers creating innovative products to showcase their efforts and there is some fantastic work here. I was thinking it would be really neat to do this at another level with high school kids. We already have science fairs and robotic competitions but wouldn't it be cool for sponsoring companies to help budding engineers actually bring their inventions to the marketplace?

sensor pro
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Re: Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
sensor pro   2/17/2013 8:38:46 PM
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Very nice limeup. I also agree wih you that more firms should participate or help in bringing these projects to the marketplace.

notarboca
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Interesting Stuff
notarboca   2/16/2013 10:31:44 AM
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Wow, a great variety of science and engineering concepts at their best, then turned into reality.  I can't wait to see the outcome of next year's awards!

Mydesign
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Hearltly Congrats
Mydesign   2/18/2013 3:18:50 AM
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Congrats for all the winners. Lauren, I hope we can see the details of all winning projects through various blogs.

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Re: Hearltly Congrats
semirsom   7/24/2013 10:00:46 PM
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Karen Dieringer
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Congrats To The Winners
Karen Dieringer   2/18/2013 2:32:35 PM
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Congratulations to all the winners of the Golden Mousetrap Awards!  Awesome lineup...thanks to Design News for selecting Mcloone as a finalist!

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