Tektronix expandsTBS1000 series; offers DSO for engineers, students and makers

Expanding the TBS1000 series of digital storage oscilloscope (DSO), Tektronix says the TBS1000C series is a cost-sensitive addition and is designed to meet the needs of today’s educational institutions, embedded design engineers and maker community.

The TBS1000C series has a seven-inch WVGA colour display with up to 1Gsamples per second sample rate and bandwidths from 50 to 200MHz.

The graticule has 10 vertical divisions and 15 horizontal divisions enables users to see more signals per screen. Dedicated front panel controls provide easy access to important settings and new large menus with clearly labelled on-screen information allowing users to find data of interest. The DSO also provides a courseware system that integrates lab exercises with step-by-step instructions for students to use.

There are several features for students and teachers, for example the Scope Intro handbook is embedded directly into the TBS1000C help system to help students understand fundamental concepts. Additionally, features such as autoset, cursors and automated measurements can be disabled to allow students to learn basic concepts and understand how to use the horizontal and vertical controls to get the waveform, or 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. Sample lab exercises are available for download from the Tektronix Courseware Resource Centre.

The DSO also includes Tektronix’s HelpEverywhere system, which provides tips and hints throughout the user interface, reminding experienced users and increasing approachability for new users Availability

The TBS1000C DSO is covered by a five-year warranty.

Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, Tektronix delivers test, measurement and monitoring solutions.


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