During a manic day I was fortunate enough to bump into my old Tektronix mucker Tom Perry who had a new WVR5200 in his rucksack and gave me a quick in-the-street demo! It seems like a much more complete instrument than the current WVR5000 ‘scope and I can’t believe it won’t cannibalize their WVR7000 and 8000-series business. The things that stood out for me are:
- Much improved four-tile monitoring with four inputs that can be configured as 4 x SDi (270M, 1.48G, or 3G – yes!) or 2 x dual-link. With four discrete inputs you can display all four at once.
- An SDi o/p that can be any of the inputs OR a test output with bars or pathological signal.
- Audio loudness – and up to 16 channels via embedded groups
- Full Java control (the 5000 lacked this)
I shall write more when I’ve had one in to evaluate.