Tektronix Introduces Entry Level TBS1000 Oscilloscope Series

November 27, 2012. Tektronix Inc. today introduced the TBS1000 Series entry-level oscilloscopes, giving electrical engineers, educators, and hobbyist an affordable tool for a variety of general-purpose electronics test applications.

With prices starting at $520, the TBS1000 Series (“TBS” stand for “Tektronix Basic Scope”) makes it easy for educators to put an oscilloscope on every desktop, for hobbyists and tinkerers to obtain a full featured oscilloscope, or for companies to outfit their entire engineering and technical support teams with the diagnostic tools they need. Designed and manufactured by Tektronix, and backed by a 5-year warranty, the new oscilloscopes deliver 1 GS/s or 500 MS/s sample rates and 3% DC gain accuracy down to 2 mV.

“There continues to be a strong and growing need globally for lower price point oscilloscopes,” said Dave Farrell, general manager for mainstream oscilloscopes at Tektronix. “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 5-year warranty.”

Compared with the previous TDS1000-EDU Series of oscilloscopes, the TBS1000 Series offers more bandwidth alternatives, including new 25-MHz and 150-MHz models.  A new waveform data-logging feature allows users to save up to eight hours of triggered waveforms to a USB flash drive.  Another enhancement is waveform limit testing that allows users to monitor signal changes and output pass/fail results. The TBS1000 is based on the same proprietary technology as the TDS2000 Series, and it includes the same versatile triggering, automatic measurements, USB connectivity, and FFT capability.

To meet the needs of educators, each TBS1000 oscilloscope includes an Education Resource CD offering a range of lab exercises, instructor’s guides, and primers that cover the use of oscilloscopes and probes.

Prices range from $520 for a two-channel 25-MHz instrument to $1,520 for a two-channel 150-MHz model.

Tektronix, www.tektronix.com.

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