element14 announces the new addition of TBS2000 Next Generation Oscilloscope from Tektronix. This new oscilloscope are touted to render design engineers and educators with an expanded range of capabilities, previously only available in more advanced and expensive models. Based on the proven TDS2000 series, the TBS2000 is the only ‘basic’ model oscilloscope to provide wifi and probe functionality, as well as featuring the longest record length and largest display in its class for faster signal evaluation and troubleshooting.
The TBS2000 provides a greater level of functionality than any other basic model oscilloscope.
- Models are available with 70 MHz or 100 MHz bandwidth and with 2 or 4 channels
- Waveform cursor readouts and 32 automatic measurements make it easy to confidently analyse signals
- It has the longest record length in its class, at 20M points
- The biggest 9 inch WVGA display with 15 horizontal divisions
- It is the only basic oscilloscope with the TekVPI Probe Interface for better applications coverage with a wider range of active and current probes
Addressing the common glitch of signal complexity while increasing accuracy and ease of use for design engineers’ prototype, debug and validate the designs of new products and for general troubleshooting.
Further, the functionality of basic equipment currently on the market can lead to a lack of confidence in measurements, and scale factors and corrections continue to be hand-applied due to inability to interface with today’s smart probing technology.
Unique capabilities for enhancing education
For engineering professors, required to teach larger groups of students with an increasing amount of emphasis on hands-on lab work the TBS2000 includes wifi, making it easier to set up an engineering lab, and has a series of built in and online support such as HelpEverywhere and the downloadable Tektronix resource centre to support the teaching of large groups.
Jeff Yost, director, Basic Oscilloscopes, Tektronix said, “The new instrument sets a new standard for usability with features like a large display for easy signal visualisation and a comprehensive set of automatic waveform measurements that are coupled with graphical explanations to help engineers better understand their measurements.”
“The functionality built into the TBS2000 represents incredible value for money and means that educators looking for ‘real world’ equipment with which to teach can be confident that their purchase will remain relevant as teaching tools for even longer, supporting the education and development of our next generation of engineers,” adds James McGregor, Global Head of Category – Test and Tools, at element14.