SOURCE: NexGen Digital Inc.

NexGen Digital Inc.

April 20, 2011 08:35 ET

NexGen Digital Improves In-House Anti-Counterfeit by Adding Tektronix Curve Tracer

In-House Counterfeit Avoidance Services Available From NexGen Digital Test and Validate the Authenticity of Electronic Devices for OEMs and CEMs

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Further bolstering its industry-leading, anti-counterfeit testing and detection process, NexGen Digital Inc. today purchased a high-powered Tektronix curve tracer to verify and authenticate original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and consumer electronic manufacturer (CEM) devices. Through this process, NexGen Digital tests a wide variety of power semiconductors, including thyristors, SCRs, IGBTs and power MOSFETs, to identify characterization of new designs, extraction of SPICE parameters, failure analysis and data-sheet generation.

"This marks the ninth piece of testing and authentication inspection equipment in our AS9120 ISO 9001-2008 certified lab," said Hande Meissner, vice president of quality assurance and vice president of franchise distribution, NexGen Digital. "As our customers' first line of defense against supply chain constraint, we are always checking for new equipment to enhance our rigid testing capabilities. The addition of the Curve Tracer serves multifunctional purposes. In addition to its authentication abilities, it can be used in global sourcing and manufacturing to verify device quality and process monitoring."

Trained NexGen Digital technicians use the Tektronix Curve Tracer to authenticate a device. By applying an automatically varying voltage to its main terminals, the Tektronix Curve Tracer measures the amount of current that the device permits to flow. The voltage then is displayed as a graph on the oscilloscope screen to be analyzed and verified.

For more information about the testing services available, contact Hande Meissner at +1 949-887-6631 or

About NexGen Digital Inc.

NexGen Digital Inc. is a leading global independent distributor of electronic components, semiconductors and computer products and serves as an authorized Microsemi distributor. The Irvine, Calif.-based company provides a documented line of defense against supply constraint and counterfeit parts with its ESD-compliant in-house anti-counterfeit lab. With a sourcing network that spans North America, Great China and Western Europe, NexGen Digital is available 24/7 to sell excess inventory on behalf of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and consumer electronics manufacturers (CEMs). NexGen Digital is triply qualified as a partner, holding certifications as a small, woman-owned and minority-owned business. Learn more at or connect on Twitter at

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