TSG130A Tektronix TV Generator

The TSG130A is a tv generator from Tektronix. At ValueTronics, we sell a variety of used and refurbished testing products for televisions from the manufacturers Tektronix, Wegener, and others. The electronic test equipment we have for TVs includes the television demodulation system, NTSC television waveform monitor, NTSC television generator, component/PAL television generator, and broadcast digital television processor.

Additional Features:

  • Low Cost Test Signal Generator
  • Tailored to Service Applications
  • Supports Betacam, MII, S-VHS, Hi-8, GBR, and Composite Formats
  • BNC and S-connector Outputs
  • High Accuracy Test Signal Generation
  • Two Channels of Audio Tone With Channel One Identification
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Black Burst Output (Option)
  • NTSC Test Signal Outputs


  • Component Analog Video Equipment Maintenance

The Tektronix TSG130A Multiformat TV Signal Generator is a compact and light weight multiformat test signal generator tailored for testing and servicing of betacam, MII, S-VHS, Hi-8, NTSC and 525/60 GBR video equipment. It has an internal reference frequency of 3.579545 MHz, with an output impedance of 75 ohms.

The 10-Bit digital signal generation and internal architecture allow generation of signals with the accuracy and stability until now available only in higher cost generators. With the TSG130A, you get all the signals you need to test video levels, linearity, frequency response, phase response, clamp performance, chrominance noise, picture monitor alignment, inter-channel timing and more.

For convenience in servicing S-VHS and Hi-8 VCRs, the TSG130A provides the NTSC and Y/C outputs simultaneously, with the Y/C outputs available both from BNC connectors and the standard 4-Pin S-connector. Two channels of 1 kHz audio tone are provided on balanced XLR outputs. These phase locked tones are easily identified with the selectable ID pulse in channel one.

A dedicated black burst output is available as an option. This output is recommended for the service bench where an external reference signal is required for equipment fault diagnosis and adjustment. All this comes in a package size small enough not to clutter the service bench. And for field servicing, the TSG130A fits nicely in a briefcase with the rest of the necessary service tools.

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