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Date: 11-12-20

View and share your Tek scope' waveform on the cloud

 Test and measurement tool maker Tektronix has announced the cloud-based storage and visualisation software to view Tektronix Session .(tss), Waveform (.wfm), and Tektronix IS (.isf) files directly in your web browser. TekDrive offers oscilloscope-display like data visualizations to view, zoom, pan, measure, decode and analyze the probed/captured signal waveform.

Supporting viewing on desktop/notebook, smart phone or a tablet, allows design engineers to instantaneously share and recall test-data directly on your scope, without using any data transfer across multiple storage devices such as pendrives. The captured test data can be shared with working teams, customers and business partners. In this present situation, it helps a lot for work-from-home techies. In today's remote team working environment, it is found that 70% of users have a need to share data from their scope to others.
 
“This technology is a game changer for teams,” says Tami Newcombe, president of Tektronix. “Clients tell us about insecure data-sharing practices that are awkward and unreliable, and now with TekDrive, data sharing is secure and lightning fast. Launching TekDrive today marks a major expansion of our Tektronix vision to focus on relevant and cutting-edge software solutions that directly correspond to the latest industry needs."

It's like having your own URL for your test instrument, particularly scopes and spectrum analysers. Security can be issued provided if there are any loopholes. Hardware and software developers can add  this cloud storage feature to their devices, instruments and software applications.

“I joined Tektronix to help inspire the next wave of innovation in electronics engineering, and projects like this will do exactly that,” says David Sulpy, chief information officer at Tektronix. “Engineers needed their own workspace in the cloud to securely manage complicated, real-time data from their oscilloscopes. TekDrive fulfills that need, whether they are working in the lab or at home.”

TekDrive is said to offer simple and easy to use interface , easy interface to other APIs for scripting, automation and analysis.  Examples written in programming languages such as Python, Matlab
and LabVIEW is provided by Tektronix  along with its SDKs.

“Aggregating data from various instruments has always been a challenge. Engineers often use unsecured USB sticks, or worse, snap photos of the instrument's screen with a phone,” says Siddharth Deliwala, director of laboratory programs at University of Pennsylvania. “Being able to share data directly from instruments via TekDrive is a breakthrough for engineering teams in the commercial and academic space to learn and innovate efficiently.”

Tektronix is offering 14-day free trial. To access visit https://uk.tek.com/software/tekdrive.

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