TPS2012B Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope
The TPS2012B is a 100 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.
- Bandwidth: 100 MHz
- 2 Fully Isolated and Floating Channels, plus Isolated External Trigger
- Sample Rate: 1 GS/s Real Time
- Record Length: 2.5 kpts
- 8 Hours of Continuous Battery Operation with Two Batteries Installed, Hot Swappable for Virtually Unlimited Freedom from AC Line Power
- Optional Power Application Software offers the Broadest Range of Power Measurements at its Price Point
- Quickly Document and Analyze Measurement Results with OpenChoice® Software or Integrated CompactFlash® Mass Storage
- FFT Standard
- Advanced Triggers to Quickly Capture the Event of Interest
- Traditional, Analog-style Knobs and Multilanguage User Interface for Easy Operation
- Quick Setup and Operation with Autoset Menu, Autorange, Waveform and Setup Memories, and Built-in, Context-sensitive Help
- Backlit Menu Buttons for High Visibility
- 11 of the Most Critical Automatic Waveform Measurements
- Industrial Power Design, Troubleshooting, Installation, and Maintenance
- Advanced Electronics Design, Troubleshooting, Installation, and Maintenance
- Automotive Design and Test
- TPP0201 200 MHz, 10X passive probes (one per channel)
- Battery (1) Lithium-ion battery with fuel gauge for 4-hour battery life. Two batteries required for 8 hours of continuous battery operation.
- USB to RS-232 Cable
- OpenChoice® PC Connectivity Software
- NI SignalExpress™ Tek Edition Software
- User Manual
- Three-year warranty covering all labor and parts, excluding probes and accessories
Make Floating and Differential Measurements–Quickly, Accurately, Affordably
Unintentionally grounding a circuit under test is a common cause of poor measurement results and circuit damage. Connecting two or more grounded probes can cause ground loops, and if the current is high enough can result in ruined components and equipment. Most importantly, taking floating measurements without the proper instruments and probes can pose a safety hazard.
Tektronix IsolatedChannel technology simplifies floating measurements. Unlike ground-referenced oscilloscopes, the TPS2000B input connector shells are isolated from each other and from earth ground. Within the specified 600 VRMS maximum float voltage, IsolatedChannel technology keeps current from flowing between the TPS2000B input BNC shells or from any BNC shell to earth.
Different passive probes are available, depending on your application. With the included TPP0201 passive probes, the TPS2000B can measure up to 400 Vp-p. However, to meet the safety rating of the TPP0201, the reference lead of the probe must be maintained within 30 VRMS relative to ground. Because of this, the TPP0201 probe is well suited for working on digital and analog circuits in which the maximum voltage never exceeds 30 VRMS.
Measurements on power conversion electronics usually require probes with higher voltage ratings. Tektronix offers two passive probes with insulation systems specifically designed for making floating measurements. Optional P5122 probes, when coupled with the TPS2000B, are suitable for making measurements on 480 VRMS devices in Category II environments, with a maximum float voltage of up to 600 VRMS relative to earth ground. With the optional P5120 probe the TPS2000B can measure up to 800 Vp-p, with a maximum float voltage within 600 VRMS of ground. With the optional P5120 probe the TPS2000B can measure up to 800 Vp-p with a maximum float voltage within 600 VRMS of ground. The P5120 is the best choice for making AC-coupled ripple measurements on high-voltage DC power supplies.
Speed the Design and Test of Industrial Power Systems and Circuits
From mobile phones to industrial motor drives, power conversion technology has enabled significant advances in size, performance, and energy efficiency. But even the most basic task of viewing a converter’s input and output is complicated by multiple voltage references. Multiple references also make it challenging to view signals from control circuits and power circuits at the same time. Using ground-referenced oscilloscopes in these applications, without appropriate differential probes, can damage circuits and produce bad measurements. For debugging power conversion electronics, IsolatedChannel technology reduces the risk of damage and unintended circuit interactions.
For performing power system measurements, TPS2PWR1 power application software is available as an option for the TPS2000B. It provides advanced power measurements right on the oscilloscope, at an entry-level price.
For dialing in the performance of switching components, the power application software adds important measurements to the TPS2000B, including automatic switching loss, dv/dt, and di/dt cursor measurements. For measurements on AC line voltage and for checking the impact on the power distribution system, the power application software shows harmonic content to the 50th harmonic, and provides phase, reactive power consumption, and power factor measurements. With the four-channel TPS2014B or TPS2024B, you can view three-phase voltages or currents.
Two power “bundles” are available, combining probes and measurement software. Each package combines four probes with the TPS2PWR1 power application software, at prices that are lower than if purchased separately.
The TPS2PBND combines four P5120 20X passive, high-voltage probes with TPS2PWR1 power application software. The TPS2PBND2 combines four P5122 100X passive, high-voltage probes with the power application software.
Quickly Debug and Characterize Signals with DRT Sampling Technology
Characterize a wide range of signal types on up to four channels simultaneously with the TPS2000B Series Digital Real-Time (DRT) sampling technology. This acquisition technology makes it possible to capture high-frequency events, such as glitches and edge anomalies, that eludes other oscilloscopes in its class, so that you can be sure to get an accurate view of your signal.
Easily Analyze and Document Your Measurement Results
Quickly reveal signal interference, crosstalk, and the effects of vibration with frequency domain analysis using the TPS2000B Series Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) feature. Then, easily document your measurement results with the integrated CompactFlash® mass storage.
To capture, save, and analyze your measurement results on your PC, the included OpenChoice® PC software can be used. Every TPS2000B Series also ships with a free copy of the special Tektronix Edition of National Instrument’s LabVIEW SignalExpress™ software for basic instrument control, data logging, and analysis. The optional Professional Edition of SignalExpress offers over 200 built-in functions that provide additional signal processing, advanced analysis, sweeping, limit testing, and user-defined step capabilities.
SignalExpress supports the range of Tektronix bench instruments, enabling you to connect your entire test bench. You can then access the feature-rich tools packed into each instrument from one intuitive software interface. This allows you to automate complex measurements requiring multiple instruments, log data for an extended period of time, time-correlate data from multiple instruments, and easily capture and analyze your results, all from your PC. Only Tektronix offers a connected test bench of intelligent instruments to simplify and speed debug of your complex design.
Correlate Your Measurements from Bench to Lab to Field
Use the TPS2000B Series on your bench, in the lab, or in the field, with the industry’s longest continuous battery life – 8 hours and beyond – in a highly mobile package. Enjoy virtually unlimited freedom from an AC power source with hot-swappable batteries.
Optimize Your Productivity
The oscilloscope has a front-panel layout that most users will find familiar. Each channel has a dedicated set of scale and position controls. Reduce your measurement time with features like autoset, autorange, automatic measurements, probe check wizard, and context-sensitive help. Backlit menu buttons help you work in a variety of challenging environments – from bright daylight to dimly lit areas.
Performance You Can Count On
In addition to industry-leading service and support, every TPS2000B Series oscilloscope comes backed with a three-year standard warranty.