A complete design team surgeon from China, specifically optimized for the Chinese market to meet the local test and measurement needs world-class R & D performance oscilloscope out how? With the Tektronix “Panda” series oscilloscopes are more and more attention, with correspondents in China Development Center Tektronix close contact with the elite team to explore “Panda” oscilloscope interesting people and things behind, listen to the most R & D engineers from the line sincere feelings.
Â Chance to share the “Panda” series oscilloscopes development process? Why the name “Panda”?
Â Tektronix Development Center in China started in 2005, our corporate culture driven by engineers, so special attention to the construction team of engineers. After 5 years of development, engineers grow. With many companies in different R & D in China, our engineers have complete autonomy, the definition of product from concept to production the entire process, not only to provide entry-level product support, also take a next-generation desktop family of devices based R & D work.
Â R & D started the year, “Kung Fu Panda” The film swept the world, the film’s protagonist is a very cute panda, willing to use their abilities to help others. We hope this new scope, the world-class products more user-friendly image is passed to all users. “Panda” is our internal development code, when in the market, it follows the name.
Â Panda oscilloscope TDS1000B-SC is completely developed by the China Centre for eight core engineers responsible for developing the implementation. Tektronix has available before the decade is still a popular TDS1000 Series oscilloscopes, “Panda” series is based on the development of this product on the part of the function is optimized and improved, to be closer to the needs of engineers in China. We do a detailed needs analysis, determined to increase the functionality, under the coordination of the project manager to determine the framework, software and hardware engineers to complete the development of rigorous testing to enter the final production processes.
Â The new “Panda” series which features added? Is how to meet the needs of Chinese engineers?
Â First, we increased the support of the Chinese panel. And customer contacts as well as in university cooperation and found that the large number of young engineers in China, a survey showed that 44% of Chinese engineers between the ages of 20-30 years. Oscilloscope menu option there are many terms, often stands for the young engineers and students in school, understanding and learning of English abbreviations to time some of them, while the Chinese are more easy to them quickly get started. Chinese panel therefore decided to provide support.
Â But in the early R & D team had to provide the Chinese panel made whether the differences. Because for many years, are already familiar with the environment and terminology in English engineers, the English panel more in line with their usage. How to balance the needs of all engineers? We finally decided to offer Chinese language panel, while providing an optional menu of Chinese and English. And this approach not only to take into account the characteristics of the Chinese market, but also does not limit the product range in the local market.
Â Color display is another important function. Not only because of aesthetic considerations, in the two channels when the input waveform, with different colors show different channel waveforms, more convenient for users. In addition, we also made a USB interface to a large degree of increase.
Â And readers can share interesting stories of the development process?
Â USB interface on the testing process is very interesting. Domestic manufacturers produce a lot of U disk, product variety, quality uneven. When we are in software testing, specially went to the market to buy a lot of kinds of U disks, one by one to do testing to ensure that most of the U disk can be identified. That period was particularly difficult, because often the problem is not the Tektronix software, U disk itself does not recognize the problem led to the situation occur.
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