Tektronix has expanded its TBS1000 oscilloscope series to include three new 4-channel models at 60 MHz, 100 MHz and 150 MHz bandwidth. Designed and built by Tektronix, the TBS1000 oscilloscopes are backed by a 5-year warranty for years of reliable electronics testing in research and development, education, service and manufacturing applications.
With a full set of the most frequently used measurement types and analysis functions, 4-channel TBS1000 oscilloscopes range in price from just $990 US MSRP for a 4-channel 60 MHz model to $1,790 for a 4-channel 150 MHz oscilloscope. The instruments offer greater accuracy with up to 1 GS/s sample rate and 2 percent dc gain accuracy down to 2 mV/div.
The TBS1000 Series (TBS stands for Tektronix Basic Scope) oscilloscopes were launched in November 2012 bringing five 2-channel models to market. The addition of 4-channels is intended to add versatility, according to the company, that opens up the TBS1000 series to a wider range of test environments, such as entry level design and debug and quality assurance applications.
Both the 2- and 4-channel oscilloscopes include a fully-featured, fully documented programmatic interface for instrument control and data transfer, a waveform logging feature that allows users to log waveforms to a USB flash drive, and a pass/fail mask test that allows a user to specify a tolerance band around the signal and take action if the signal goes outside the band.