TBS1042 Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope

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The TBS1042 is a 40 MHz, 2 channel digital oscilloscope from Tektronix. Measure voltage or current signals over time in an electronic circuit or component to display amplitude, frequency and rise times, etc. Applications include troubleshooting, production test, and design.

Additional Features:

  • Bandwidth: 40 MHz
  • Channels: 2
  • 500 MS/s Sample Rate on All Channels
  • 2.5k point Record Length on All Channels
  • Advanced Triggers including Pulse Width Trigger and Line-selectable Video Trigger
Key Performance Specifications
  • 16 Automated Measurements, and FFT Analysis for Simplified Waveform Analysis
  • Built-in Waveform Limit Testing
  • Automated, Extended Data Logging Feature
  • Autoset and Signal Auto-ranging
  • Built-in Context-sensitive Help
  • Probe Check Wizard
  • Multiple-language User Interface
  • 5.7 in. (144 mm) Active TFT Color Display
  • Small footprint: Only 4.9 inches (124mm) deep
Connectivity
  • USB 2.0 Host Port on the Front Panel for Quick and Easy Data Storage
  • USB 2.0 Device Port on Rear Panel for Easy Connection to a PC or direct Printing to a PictBridge®-compatible Printer
  • Includes Tektronix OpenChoice® software for connecting your bench

The TBS1042 Digital Storage Oscilloscope provides you with affordable performance in a compact design. Packed with standard features-including USB connectivity, 16 automated measurements, limit testing, data logging, and context-sensitive help - the TBS1042 oscilloscope helps you get more done, in less time.

Digital precision for accurate measurements
With up to 40 MHz bandwidth and 500 MS/s maximum sample rate, no other digital storage oscilloscope offers as much bandwidth and sample rate for the price. Tektronix proprietary sampling technology provides real-time sampling with the stated sampling rate on all channels, all the time to accurately capture your signals. Sampling performance is not reduced when using multiple channels.

The TBS1000 Digital Oscilloscope Series is especially well suited to meet the needs of today's schools and universities. Packed with features and built-in tools, the TBS1000 is easy to learn and simple to operate - ideal for first-time oscilloscope users and students. Featuring the same user interface as the Tektronix TDS Oscilloscope Family, your students will learn to operate the world's most popular oscilloscope platform, with over 500,000 oscilloscopes in operation worldwide.

Critical tools for troubleshooting your device
Advanced triggers - rising/falling edge, pulse width, and video - help you quickly isolate your signals of interest. Once you've captured a signal, advanced math capabilities and automated measurements can speed your analysis. Quickly perform an FFT or add, subtract, or multiply waveforms. Sixteen automated measurements quickly and reliably calculate important signal characteristics such as frequency or rise time, while the built-in Limit Test function enables you to easily identify problems in your signal.

Designed to make your work easy
The TBS1000 series oscilloscopes are designed with the ease of use and familiar operation you have come to expect from Tektronix.

Intuitive operation
The intuitive user interface with dedicated per-channel vertical controls, auto-setup, and auto-ranging makes these instruments easy to use, reducing learning time and increasing efficiency.

Help when you need it, where you need it
The built-in Help menu provides you with important information on your oscilloscope's features and functions. Help is provided in the same languages as the user interface.

Probe check wizard
Check out your probe compensation before making measurements with just one button that starts a fast, easy procedure.

Limit test
The oscilloscope can automatically monitor source signals and output Pass or Fail results by judging whether the input waveform is within predefined boundaries. Specific actions can be triggered on violation including stopping waveform acquisition, stopping Limit Test functions, saving the failed waveform data or screen image to a USB memory device, or any combination of the above. This is an ideal solution for manufacturing or service applications where you need to make decisions quickly.

Flexible data transfer
The USB host port on the front panel enables you to save your instrument settings, screenshots, and waveform data in a flash. The built-in Data Logging feature means you can set up your oscilloscope to save user specified triggered waveforms to a USB memory device for up to 24 hours.

You can also select the "Infinite" option for continuous waveform monitoring. With this mode you can save your triggered waveforms to an external USB memory device without a duration limitation until the memory device is full. The oscilloscope will then guide you to insert another USB memory device to continue saving waveforms.

Easy PC connectivity
Easily capture, save, and analyze measurements results by connecting to your PC with the rear-panel USB device port and the included copy of OpenChoice PC Communications Software. Simply pull screen images and waveform data into the stand-alone desktop application or directly into Microsoft Word and Excel. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use your PC, you can simply print your image directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer.

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