TDS540C Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope

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The TDS540C is a 500 MHz, 4 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:

  • Sample Rate: 2 GS/s
  • Up to 400,000 Wfms/s
  • Four Channels
  • 1% Vertical Accuracy
  • 8-Bit Vertical Resolution, over 11 Bits with Averaging, and Over 13 Bits with Hi-Res
  • 1 ns Peak Detect
  • 1 mV to 10 V/div Sensitivity
  • Up to 1 GHz Differential Measurements
  • Channel Deskew
  • Record Lengths to 8 M Points with Option 2M
  • Floppy and Hard Disk Storage
  • Advanced Triggering
  • 29 Automatic Measurements and Measurement Statistics
  • FFT and Advanced Math
  • Waveform Histograms
  • Limit Test
  • Communication Signal Analysis Including Mask Testing and SONET/SDH and Fiber Channel Optical Reference Receivers
  • Full GPIB Programmability
  • CE Marking

The TDS 540C oscilloscopes are the latest in the TDS family of digitizing oscilloscopes designed to keep pace with current and evolving needs in advanced electronic design and debug. They are also powerful tools for communication design and R&D applications.

At over 400,000 waveforms per second, the TDS 500C products with InstaVu acquisition have the fastest waveform capture rate available on an oscilloscope. They allow you to instantly view even the rarest signal events.

Like the other members of the TDS series, the TDS 540C has a well-rounded combination of a graphical user interface, high-fidelity acquisition, advanced triggering, and automatic measurements.

Easy to Learn and Easy to Use

Extensive user interface design has made the TDS family of products truly intuitive to operate. Each family member shares a familiar front panel layout with dedicated vertical, horizontal, and trigger controls. A graphical user interface with over 200 icons helps facilitate understanding and use of the advanced features. A color monitor helps rapidly distinguish between multiple waveforms and measurements. On-line help provides a convenient built-in reference manual.

High Fidelity Signal Acquisition

The high waveform capture rate of the TDS500C InstaVu series, together with its high bandwidth and sample rate, delivers instantaneous signal feedback to show the true signal feedback to show the true signals that other scopes may be missing. InstaVu acquisition acquires waveforms over 1000 times faster than any other DSO, allowing the capture of intermittent signals, reducing debugging times from hours to seconds.

Channels can be transparently combined to achieve higher sample rates and longer record lengths. The record length can be optionally increased to 8M points, providing a high-resolution representation of the signal over a long period of time.

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