November 27, 2012
Tektronix Intros TBS1000 Series of Affordable Entry-Level Oscilloscopes
By Jayashree Adkoli
Electrical and electronics engineers, educators and hobbyists worldwide covet lower price point oscilloscopes for their projects. But affordable, entry-level oscilloscopes in the market are scarce.
Catering to their needs, Tektronix, Inc. – a company specialized in test, measurement and monitoring solutions – has introduced the TBS1000 Series of entry-level oscilloscopes, which are affordable, dependable and full-featured tools designed for a wide variety of general-purpose electronics test applications.
Available now, the TBS1000 Series oscilloscopes range from $520 for a two-channel 25 MHz instrument, to $1,520 for a two-channel 150 MHz model.
Backed by a five-year warranty, the new affordable TBS1000 Series allows educators to put an oscilloscope on every desktop, and for companies to outfit their entire engineering and technical support teams with the powerful diagnostic tools they need.
"There continues to be a strong and growing need globally for lower price point oscilloscopes," said Dave Farrell, general manager, mainstream oscilloscopes at Tektronix (News - Alert). "With the TBS1000 Series, we are meeting this need with the lowest starting price for a Tektronix oscilloscope in recent history coupled with a capable feature set and a generous five-year warranty. Now almost anyone involved in electronics can afford to step up to Tektronix quality for their testing needs."
Delivering high performance, the new oscilloscopes in the TBS1000 Series feature accuracy with 1 GS/s or 500 MS/s sample rates and 3 percent DC gain accuracy down to 2 mV. The new waveform data-logging feature also enables users to save up to eight hours of triggered waveforms to a USB flash drive.
Unlike the company’s already existing TDS1000-EDU Series of oscilloscopes, the TBS1000 Series provides more bandwidth alternatives including new 25 MHz and 150 MHz models.
The TBS1000 Series oscilloscopes also feature waveform limit testing, which allows users to monitor signal changes and output pass/fail results.
Accommodated in an ultra-lightweight, portable package, the new
TBS1000 Series oscilloscopes also feature triggering, automatic measurements, USB connectivity and FFT capability.
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Edited by Braden Becker