Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, introduced the TDS2000C Series oscilloscopes that provide more features and performance to go with a new entry-level model. The “world’s most popular oscilloscope”, the TDS2000 Series is renowned for its industry-best performance with digital real-time sampling, important analysis functions and intuitive operation to help engineers and technicians get more done in less time.
With models ranging from 50 MHz to 200 MHz bandwidth, and with two or four channels, the Tektronix TDS2000C Series gives engineers the performance they need at an affordable price. A number of the existing models now offer increased performance including 2 models that were 60 MHz are now 70 MHz bandwidth and two models that offered 1 GS/s sampling rates are now at 2 GS/s. All models include easy connectivity with USB ports, an expanded set of 16 automated measurements, a new limit test feature, intuitive operation with built-in help menus, and the industry’s only lifetime warranty.
“Eight out of 10 engineers use Tektronix oscilloscopes and the TDS2000 Series is a big reason why our instruments remain the world standard,” said Mike Flaherty, general manager Bench Instruments, Tektronix. “With the TDS2000C Series we are carrying over all the features that have made these oscilloscopes so popular while enhancing functionality and offering lower priced models, giving our customers the industry’s best value at a breakthrough price point.”
Even with features found in more advanced oscilloscopes, the TDS2000C Series starts at quite affordable price for a 50 MHz model with 2 channels. Every model in the TDS2000C Series features digital real-time sampling with at least 10X oversampling on every channel. Unlike other oscilloscopes on the market, the sample rate doesn’t reduce as additional channels are turned on, ensuring that each channel can accurately capture signals up to the oscilloscope’s full bandwidth.
New Functionality Boosts Productivity
With a compact and portable design, the TDS2000C Series delivers a strong feature set that makes it ideal for a range of uses including design and debug, education, manufacturing test, quality control, service and repair. A simple user interface includes innovative features such as the autoset menu, built-in help system, probe check wizard, and optimized instrument setup and operation. Special features include advanced triggering to quickly capture events coupled with advanced math capabilities and now 16 automated measurements for fast analysis.
New capabilities in the TDS2000C Series designed to boost productivity include datalogging and limit testing. After a user has configured trigger conditions, datalogging makes it possible for the oscilloscope to save all the triggered waveforms together with time stamp information to a USB flash drive within a user-defined duration (up to 8 hours). This is useful for applications that require engineers to monitor devices for long time periods for characterization and stress testing, while saving the measurement results for later analysis.
Ideal for manufacturing applications, the limit test function can be used to quickly identify problems and alert a production line operator when an input signal falls outside of a predefined mask. Without this function, operators would need to watch carefully and manually compare measurement data with printed criteria.