DTX-1200 Fluke Analyzer

The DTX-1200 is an analyzer from Fluke. Analyzers are key tools to test electronic equipment in the engineering, medical, automotive, and technological industries. Use analyzers for monitoring the performances of many different types of electronic devices. You may need analyzers for the measurement of components such as audio spectrums, voltages and currents, signals, and frequencies.

Additional Features:

  • Cat 6 Autotest time (seconds): 12
  • Maximum bandwidth (MHz): 350
  • Accuracy level: IV
  • Color display
  • Stores graphical results data
  • Internal memory capacity (graphical Cat 6): 250
  • Removable memory card interface Cat 6 graphical results for each of 16 MB multiple: 300
  • Lithium ion batteries – battery life: 12 hours
  • Advanced diagnostics
  • USB interface 
  • Serial interface
  • Cat 6 permanent link adapter
  • Cat 6 channel adapter
  • Accepts resident fiber module
  • Start autotest at smart remote
  • Talk between main and smart remote

Cable Types

Shielded and unshielded twisted pair LAN cabling: (STP, FTP, SSTP, and UTP)

  • TIA Category 3, 4, 5, 5e, and 6: 100 Ω
  • ISO/IEC Class C and D: 100 Ω and 120 Ω
  • ISO/IEC Class E, 100 Ω
  • ISO/IEC Class F, 100 Ω

Standard Link Interface Adapters 

Cat 6/Class E permanent link adapters 

  • Plug type: shielded Cat 6 centered 8-pin modular plug (RJ45)
  • Plug life: > 5000 insertions
  • Tests supported: shielded and unshielded cable, TIA Cat 3, 4, 5, 5e, and 6 and ISO/IEC Class C, D and E permanent link

Cat 6/Class E channel adapters 

  • Plug type: shielded 8-pin modular socket (RJ45)
  • Plug life: >10,000 insertions
  • Tests supported: shielded and unshielded cable, TIA Cat 3, 4, 5, 5e, and 6 and ISO/IEC Class C, D and E channels

Test Standards

  • TIA: Category 3 and Category 5e per TIA/EIA-568B; Category 5 (1000BASE-T) per TIA TSB-95; Category 6 per TIA/EIA-568B.2-1 (Addendum #1 to TIA/EIA-568B.2)
  • ISO/IEC: 11801 Class C, D and E; 11801-2000 Class C, D and E
  • EN: 50173 Class C, D, E
  • IEEE 802.3: 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.5: (STP cabling, IBM Type 1, 150 Ω) Token Ring, 4 Mbps and 16 Mbps

General Specifications

  • Speed of Autotest: Full 2-way Autotest of Category 6 Twisted-Pair links: 12 seconds or less; Full 2-way Autotest of ISO/IEC Class F links: 30 seconds
  • Supported test parameters: Wire Map, Length, Propagation Delay, Delay Skew, DC Loop Resistance, Insertion Loss (Attenuation), Return Loss (RL), RL @ Remote, NEXT, NEXT @ Remote, Attenuation-to-Crosstalk Ratio (ACR), ACR @ Remote, ELFEXT, ELFEXT @ Remote, Power Sum ELFEXT, PSELFEXT @ Remote, Power Sum NEXT, PSNEXT @ Remote, Power Sum ACR, PSACR @ Remote
  • Cable tone generator: Generates tones that can be detected by a tone probe such as a Fluke Networks IntelliTone™ probe. The tones are generated on all pairs. Frequency range of tones: 440 Hz to 831 Hz
  • Display: 3.7 in (9.4 cm) diagonal, 240 dots wide by 320 dots high, passive color, transmissive LCD with backlight.
  • Input protection: Protected against continuous telco voltages and 100 mA over-current. Occasional ISDN over-voltages will not cause damage
  • Case: High impact plastic with shock absorbing overmold
  • Dimensions: Main unit and Smart Remote: 8.5 in x 4.4 in x 2.4 in (21.6 cm x 11.2 cm x 6 cm), nominal
  • Languages supported: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese


  • Main unit and remote: Lithium-ion battery pack, 7.4 V, 4000 mAh
  • Typical battery life: 12 to 14 hours
  • Charge time (with tester off): 4 hours (below 40° C)
  • AC adapter/charger, USA version: Linear power supply; Input 108 V ac to 132 V ac, 60 Hz; Output 15 V dc, 1.2 A
  • AC adapter/charger, international version: Switching power supply; Input 90 V ac to 264 V ac, 47 to 63 Hz; Output 15 V dc, 1.2 A (isolated output)
  • Memory backup power in main unit: Lithium battery

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 32° F to 104° F (0° C to 45° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° F to +140° F (-20° C to +60° C)
  • Operating relative humidity (% RH without condensation): 32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C): 0 % to 90 %; 95° F to 113° F (35° C to 45° C): 0 % to 70 %
  • Vibration: Random, 2 g, 5 Hz -500 Hz
  • Shock: 1 m drop test with and without module and adapter attached
  • Safety: CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1: 1992; EN 61010-1 1st Edition + Amendments 1, 2
  • Pollution degree: Pollution Degree 2 as defined in IEC 60664 and applied to IEC 60950 ‘Safety of Information Technology Equipment, 1999’
  • Altitude: Operating: 4000 m; Storage: 12000 m
  • EMC: EN 61326-1

Performance Specifications

  • Baseline accuracy: The baseline accuracy of all DTX Series testers meets or exceeds the requirements of Level IV as in draft 2nd Edition of IEC 61935-1 over the frequency range supported by the tester.
  • Category 6/Class E link test modes (and lower link categories): DTX CableAnalyzer far exceeds Level III requirements of TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2 and IEC 61935-1.

Length for Twisted Pair Cabling

Single-ended Test

  • Range: 800 m (2600 ft)
  • Resolution: 0.1 m or 1 ft
  • Accuracy: ± (.3 m + 2%); for lengths 0 to 150 m; ± (.3 m + 4%); for lengths 151 to 800 m

Dual-ended Test (Main and Remote)

  • Range: 150 m (490 ft)
  • Resolution: 0.1 m or 1 ft
  • Accuracy: ± (.3 m + 2%)

Propagation Delay

Single-ended Test

  • Range 4000 ns
  • Resolution 1 ns
  • Accuracy: ± (2 ns + 2%); 0 to 750 ns; ± (2 ns + 4%); 751 to 4000 ns

Dual-ended Test (Main and Remote)

  • Range: 750 ns
  • Resolution: 1 ns
  • Accuracy: ± (2 ns + 2%)

Delay Skew

  • Parameter: Twisted Pair Cabling
  • Range: 0 ns to 100 ns
  • Resolution: 1 ns
  • Accuracy: ± 10 ns

DC Loop Resistance Test

  • Parameter: Twisted Pair Cabling
  • Range: O Ω to 53 Ω
  • Resolution: 0.1 Ω
  • Accuracy: ± (1 Ω + 1%)
  • Overload recovery time: Less than 10 minutes to rated accuracy following over-voltage. Referencing is required after repeated or prolonged over-voltage.

The Fluke DTX-1200 Digital CableAnalyzer Series gives you a complete solution that streamlines every aspect of the certification job-from setup, to record-fast testing and troubleshooting, to reporting results to the customer. All told, DTX can save you considerable time and money–up to four hours a day.

Cat 6 certification in 12 seconds

The DTX-1200 performs Cat 6 certification tests in just 12 seconds – in full compliance with industry standards and with superior accuracy. That’s three times faster than existing testers. This incredible speed means you can test up to 170 more links in an eight-hour shift.

Troubleshoot faults twice as fast

When a link fails, the DTX Series provides quick, easy-to-understand directions to identify the point of failure (distance from the tester) and the possible reason(s) for the failure.

These directions not only tell you the problem, but also identify corrective actions your test technicians can take to solve the problem quickly – all without having to consult the project manager. Instead of spending time executing trial and error corrections – and re-testing to find out whether the problem has been resolved – the technician knows exactly where to look and what to do to fix the failing link. Even if only two percent of the cables certified in one shift fail Autotest, you’ll save as much as two hours of labor time per day of certifying.

Fast even when you’re not testing

The DTX Series isn’t just a faster way to test. It cuts setup and reporting times. Its ease-of-use lowers training time. Extended battery life means you can do more on a single charge. And a bright color display, ample memory, and built-in talk set all contribute to overall productivity while enhancing the user experience. This all adds up to save you time and money every day.

Record-fast fiber certification

The DTX fiber modules accelerate testing through exclusive technology and an easy-to-use interface. Press the Autotest button and you get standards compliant certification automatically – test two fibers, each at two wavelengths, measure length, and determine the pass or fail status – all in about 12 seconds. Our fiber modules let you test more fibers in less time, cutting testing costs and freeing you up for other tasks. You can easily save more than 100 hours per year.

Test copper and fiber with a touch of a button

Only the DTX platform offers optional on-board fiber modules – so you’ll never lose time searching for your fiber adapter. And fiber certification is always ready when you are. No other solution lets you switch between copper and fiber with a touch of a button.

Certify multimode and singlemode fiber

DTX fiber modules use LED and laser sources to ensure standards-compliant certification. Save, upload, manage, and print comprehensive certification reports using LinkWare PC software.

Deliver complete Tier 1 certification

Our comprehensive Tier 1 certification solution includes loss, length, and polarity measurements. You can validate fiber link performance and installation quality. Measure optical loss at multiple wavelengths. Measure fiber length and verify polarity. And bi-directionally test fibers at two wavelengths without swapping near and far-end units.

Find faults faster

An integrated on-module visual fault locator (VFL) makes troubleshooting simple link problems fast and incredibly easy. The bright laser-driven VFL helps you locate many nearend fiber faults and can be used to verify continuity and polarity. Our exclusive integrated design ensures that the VFL is always on-hand when you need it.

Accuracy every time, over time

The DTX Series testers are more accurate than any cable certification tester on the market today. Overall accuracy is a function of two critical factors: tester accuracy level – which assures that the tester delivers the correct PASS/FAIL results – and Permanent Link adapter technology, which is also a function of the quality and characteristics of the test adapters that interface to the link-under-test.

Tester accuracy exceeds Level IV

Until now, testers have been designed to meet accuracy Level III. The more demanding accuracy Level IV specification has been proposed in ISO/IEC (international standards) to test Class F links to 600 MHz. DTX testers exceed this new specification, assuring you of higher confidence in results over the full frequency range.

Permanent Link adapter technology eliminates false failures

Commercial patch cords – including Cat 5e/6 and Cat 7 – used in Permanent Link testing applications can cause costly false failures by failing a good link and adding unnecessary hours of troubleshooting and repeat testing. The daily wear associated with coiling, uncoiling, and storing patch cords under rough field conditions causes invisible degradation over time and contributes to Return Loss, which is often the cause of a FAIL.

The DTX CableAnalyzer Series delivers superior performance that can reduce your total certification costs by as much as 33% per year. This dramatic reduction is the result of not just faster testing, but also improved accuracy, superior diagnostics, longer battery life, simple user interface, and fast setup and reporting. DTX – it’s all about time.

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