TDS224 Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope


Additional Features:

  • Bandwidth: 100 MHz
  • 4 Channels
  • 1 GS/s Sample Rate on all Channels
  • Record Length: 2.5 kpts
  • Dual Timebase
  • Automatic Measurements
  • Multi-language User Interface
  • Autoset
  • Waveform and Setup Memories
  • Extended Capabilities Are Provided with Optional Modules, Software and Probing


  • Design and Debug
  • Service and Repair
  • Manufacturing Test and Quality Control
  • Education and Training

Signal Acquisition System

  • Sensitivity (with calibrated fine adjustment): 2 mV to 5V/div (bandwidth limited to 20 MHz at 2 mV/div and 5 mV/div, in all modes, and 20 MHz at 10 mV/div in Peak Detect mode).
  • Vertical Zoom: Vertically expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
  • Automatic Measurements: Period, Frequency, Cycle RMS, Mean, Peak to Peak
  • Acquisition Modes: Sample, Average, Peak Detect: High frequency and random glitch capture; captures glitches as narrow as 10 ns using acquisition hardware at all time/div settings between 5 μs/div and 5 s/div
  • Calibrated Position Range 
  • Volts/Div Setting: 2 mV to 200 mV/div; Offset Range: ±2 V; >200 mV to 5 V/div; Offset Range: ±50 V

Calibrated Position Range

  • Volts/Div Setting: 2 mV to 200 mV/div; Offset Range: ±2 V; >200 mV to 5 V/div; Offset Range: ±50 V

Time Base System (Main and Window)

  • Horizontal Zoom: Horizontally expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
  • Time/Division Range: 5 ns to 5 s/div
  • Record Length: 2500 sample points per channel
  • Horizontal Accuracy: ± 0.01%

Non-Volatile Storage

  • Waveform Display: Two 2500 point reference waveforms
  • Waveform Storage: Two 2500 point reference waveforms (TDS 210, TDS 220), four 2500 point reference waveforms (TDS 224)
  • Setups: 5 front panel setups

Triggering System (Main Only)

  • Trigger Type: Edge (Rising or Falling), Video, Set to 50%
  • Video Trigger Type: Triggers on Fields or Lines from sync-negative composite video; triggers on broadcast standard NTSC, PAL, or SECAM video
  • Trigger Mode: Auto, Normal, Single Sweep
  • Trigger Source: TDS 210 and TDS 220: CH1, CH2, Ext, Ext/5. TDS 224: CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4
  • Trigger View: Displays trigger signal while trigger view button depressed


  • Types: Voltage, Time
  • Measurements: ΔT, 1/ΔT, ΔV

Waveform Processing

  • Arithmetic Operators: Add, Subtract
  • Sources: CH1 ± CH2, CH3 ± CH4
  • Autoset: Single button automatic setup on selected input signal for vertical, horizontal, and trigger systems

Display System

  • Robust, backlit LCD with adjustable multilevel contrast
  • Interpolation: Sin(x)/x
  • Modes: Vector, Dots, Dot Persistence
  • Format: YT and XY

Hardcopy Capability

  • Printer/File Formats: Thinkjet, Deskjet, Laserjet, Epson (9 or 24 pin), BMP, PCX, IMG, EPS, DPU 411, DPU 412
  • Hardcopy Layout: Landscape or Portrait

Environmental and Safety

  • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (operating); -20° C to +60° C (non-operating)
  • Humidity: Up to 90% RH at or below +40° C; Up to 60% RH from 41° C to 50° C (operating and non-operating)
  • Altitude: Up to 2000 m (operating)
  • Electromagnetic Emissions: Meets Directive 89/336/EEC for Electromagnetic Compatibility; FCC Code of Federal Regulations, 47 CFR, Part 15, Subpart B, Class A
  • Safety: UL 3111, EN61010, CAN/CSAC22.2 No. 1010.1-92.

The TDS 200 Oscilloscopes have quickly become the benchmark for low-cost oscilloscopes. Offering an unbeatable combination of performance, reliability and versatility, the TDS 200 Series offers breakthrough digital and real-time advantages at low-cost analog oscilloscope prices.

Affordable Digital Performance
No other digital oscilloscope offers as much bandwidth and sample rate for the price. By sampling at 10 and 16 times their bandwidths on all channels, the TDS 200 Series oscilloscopes provide accurate real-time acquisition up to their full bandwidth.

Versatility and Flexibility
The portable form factor provides increased versatility, allowing the instrument to be easily moved or safely stored away when not in use.

Easy to Use
The user interface is similar to that of an analog oscilloscope, but with improvements that reduce learning time and increase efficiency.

The Personal Oscilloscope
The TDS 200 Series oscilloscopes are designed for people who demand the ultimate in oscilloscope value. If an inexpensive yet high performance oscilloscope is needed for the bench, production line, or training lab, a TDS 200 Series Digital Real-Time Oscilloscope is the best choice.

More Information
Frequency100 MHz
Record Length2.5 kPts
Sampling Rate1 GS/s
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