Tek’s basic scopes gain learning support package
The TBS1000B-EDU and TBS1000B series of 2-channel oscilloscopes gets enhancements such as a high-resolution 7-in. display, dual channel frequency meter and 34 automated measurements; aimed at students and teachers, they also support a wide range of general commercial applications including basic research and development.
“Tektronix is committed to driving innovation throughout our entire range of products,” said Jeff Yost, director, Basic Oscilloscopes at Tektronix. “While many vendors overlook the entry level, we are delivering important innovations like integrated courseware, 10x oversampling on all channels for improved signal accuracy, and the most advanced analysis capabilities in this class.”
The TBS1000B-EDU series are the first oscilloscopes in the industry with an integrated courseware system designed to help students learn more efficiently and effectively while minimising the time instructors need to spend preparing and conducting lab sessions. With integrated courseware, instructors can make their lab exercise content viewable on the oscilloscope and students can conveniently capture lab results straight from the instrument.
To further extend learning options, Tektronix is developing an integrated content ecosystem that includes PC-based courseware editing software and a Tektronix website where a selection of pre-made course content can be downloaded for use on a TBS1000B-EDU instrument for free. Instructors can also use this platform to upload their own course material, viewable on other TBS1000B-EDU instruments, to share with the wider education community.
next; general purpose versions at low entry cost
General purpose models – instead of the education courseware – come equipped with additional functions. These include enhanced data logging, a limit-test feature to define pass/fail masks for complex signals, and TrendPlot for capturing and monitoring small measurement changes over long time periods.
All models of the TBS1000B-EDU and TBS1000B series include an always-on sampling rate of up to 2 Gsamples/sec providing 10X oversampling on all channels all the time, a 7-in. high-resolution WVGA display and 34 automated measurements types to maximise efficiency. Bandwidths range from 50 MHz to 200 MHz and all models come with an unrestricted 5 year warranty, the leading warranty in the industry for this class of instrument. Prices start at €389/£343.