Test & Measurement

Entry-level oscilloscope offers up to 1 GS/s sample rate

4th August 2020
Mick Elliott

Targeting a cost-sensitive audience including educational institutions embedded design engineers and the maker community Tektronix has unveiled the TBS1000C digital storage oscilloscope, the latest addition to its entry portfolio and an expansion of the TBS1000 series.

The TBS1000C series boasts a 7-inch WVGA colour display with up to 1 GS/s sample rate and bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz.

This series also includes Tektronix’s HelpEverywhere system, which provides useful tips and hints throughout the user interface, increasing approachability for new users.

“It’s important that Tektronix is continually providing new and enhanced solutions that help grow and develop the next generation of engineers,” says Chris Witt, vice president and general manager at Tektronix. “We are excited to show our commitment to reimagining our entry solutions offerings through these new and enhanced instruments.”

Tektronix’s entry level oscilloscopes offer tiered functionality and cost.

The TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope is the most primary series, designed for quick hands-on learning and easy operation.

It has dedicated front panel controls to provide easy access to important settings and new large menus with clearly labelled on-screen information allowing users to easily find data of interest.

It also provides an innovative courseware system that integrates lab exercises with step-by-step instructions for student use.

The TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope offers several features that enable the educator to devote more time to teach fundamental concepts, with the Scope Intro handbook embedded directly into the TBS1000C help system.

Features such as Autoset, Cursors and automated measurements can be disabled on the instruments.

This better allows students to learn basic concepts and understand how to use the horizontal and vertical controls to get the waveform, and how to use the graticule to measure time, voltage and manually plot/calculate the signal characteristics.

The integrated Courseware function allows professors to load lab exercises on the instrument to give guidance and provides a structured framework into which students can capture data to incorporate into their reports.

The TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope is now available worldwide, priced from €449 / £389. Each unit receives Tektronix’s five-year warranty.

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