Tektronix debuts entry-level oscilloscopes
Staff - December 6, 2012With prices starting at $520, the TBS1000 series of digital storage oscilloscopes from Tektronix offers engineers, educators, and hobbyists an affordable tool for a wide variety of general-purpose electronics test applications. Each of the five models in the entry-level series provides two analog channels, a record length of 2500 points across all time bases, 16 automated waveform measurements, an external trigger input, and a 5.7-in.color TFT LCD.
The TBS1000 series gives users a choice of bandwidths with sample rates of 500 Msamples/s for the 25-MHz and 40-MHz scopes and 1 Gsample/s for the 60-MHz, 100-MHz, and 150-MHz scopes. DC vertical accuracy is ±3% on all models for accurate measurements, even on low-level signals. Vertical sensitivity ranges from 2 mV to 5 V/div with calibrated fine adjustment.
Automatic waveform measurements calculate important signal characteristics, including period, frequency, positive pulse width, negative pulse width, rise time, fall time, max, min, peak-to-peak, mean, RMS, cycle RMS, cursor RMS, duty cycle, phase, and delay. A waveform data-logging function can be used to save up to 8 hours of triggered waveforms to a USB flash drive. Additionally, waveform limit testing enables the scopes to automatically monitor signal changes and output pass/fail results. The scopes also provide USB connectivity, FFT capability, and a user interface that offers intuitive operation familiar to engineers.
Prices range from $520 for a two-channel 25-MHz oscilloscope to $1520 for a two-channel 150-MHz instrument.
More information: http://www.tek.com/basic-oscilloscopes/tbs1000
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