Optical Plug-in Customer Release Notes

Version: 1.3
Last Revised: March 06, 2017
Product: Optical Plug-in


Optical plug-in is a plug-in that can be installed on a PC which has SourceXpress application or on AWG 70000 instrument with v5.3 or later. Once installed, this plug-in integrates and operates seamlessly with SourceXpress or AWG 70000 user and programmer interfaces. This plug-in lets you
? create various kinds of waveforms and modulation schemes to test the communication paths between optical components.
? create waveforms for either single or dual polarization.
? create modulations like QAM and PAM, and also define custom modulation scheme.
? have the option to use a single data source for the carrier or use multiple data sources

Version 1.0 Release Description

Initial Release

Target Platforms

Optical plug-in runs with SourceXpress on PC or on AWG 70000 instrument. The following operating systems are supported:
? Windows 7 (64-bit)
? Windows 8 (64-bit)
? Windows 10 (64-bit)


? Microsoft .NET 4.5 runtime framework
? This plug-in will integrate with v5.3 of the SourceXpress PC application and v5.3 AWG instrument firmware. Go to http://www.tek.com/signal-generator/awg70000-arbitrary-waveform-generator to download the latest AWG70000 firmware. Go to http://www.tek.com/sourcexpress to download the latest SourceXpress software.
? TekVISA v4.0.4.2 is required to communicate with SourceXpress and AWG via PI commands; Go to www.tek.com to download the compatible version of TekVISA.
? In order to compile the waveforms from this plug-in, an Optical license must be purchased and enabled on SourceXpress or AWG 70000 instrument. To apply S-Parameter feature, S-Parameter license must be purchased and enabled on SourceXpress or AWG 70000 instrument. Trial license can be downloaded or ordered from Tektronix website.

Product Upgrades

From time to time Tektronix releases new versions of the product software or optional application software. Customers can download these from the Tektronix web site at http://www.tek.com/signal-generator/awg70000-arbitrary-waveform-generator under the Software Packages tab and Plug-ins tab.

Contacting Tektronix

One method to receive timely information on new software updates, new products from Tektronix and other useful information is through a MyTek account. To join MyTek, please visit www.tek.com/mytek to become a member.

For application-oriented questions about a Tektronix measurement products, please call Product Support. In North America call 1-800-833-9200 option 3, Monday-Friday, 6:00AM - 5:00PM Pacific Time or contact us by email at [email protected]

For service support call 1-800-833-9200 option 2, Monday-Friday, 5:00AM-5:00PM Pacific Time or contact us by email at [email protected]

Outside of North America: please contact your local Tektronix Sales or Distributor office. Refer to our web site at www.tek.com for listings of those offices.

For all other information call 1-800-833-9200, visit our web site at www.tek.com, or write to us at:

Tektronix, Inc.
P.O. Box 500
Beaverton, OR 97077