Digital Storage Oscilloscopes
Features & Benefits
- 60 MHz or 100 MHz with 1 GS/s Sample Rate on all Channels
- 2 and 4 Channel Models
- Dual Timebase
- Automatic Measurements
- Multi-language User Interface
- Waveform and Setup Memories
- Extended Capabilities Are Provided with Optional Modules, Software and Probing
- Service and Repair
- Manufacturing Test and Quality Control
Tektronix' Most Popular DSO
The TDS200 Oscilloscopes have quickly become the benchmark for low-cost oscilloscopes. Offering an unbeatable combination of performance, reliability and versatility, the TDS200 Series offers breakthrough digital and real-time advantages at affordable oscilloscope prices. And with the TDS224, the digital performance of the TDS200 Series is available to customers that need four full-featured channels.
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 TDS200 Series oscilloscopes provide accurate real-time acquisition up to their full bandwidth.
Digital storage technology supports features not available on most low-cost oscilloscopes, including automatic measurements, peak detect, storage of two reference waveforms and five instrument setups and autoset. Peak detect and high sample rates minimize aliasing while capturing waveform details that remain unseen on many low-cost oscilloscopes.
Versatility and Flexibility
The TDS200's reliable, backlit liquid crystal display permits the instrument to be only 4.75 in. (12 cm) from front to back, while its light weight (3.25 lbs., 1.5 kg) and rugged construction allow for portability. The portable form factor provides increased versatility, allowing the instrument to be easily moved or safely stored away when not in use.
Two productivity enhancing modules are available with capabilities not possible on many low-cost oscilloscopes. The Communication Extension Module allows RS-232 and GPIB programmability, plus the printing of screen shots via a Centronics-type parallel port. The Measurement Extension Module combines the features of the Communications Module plus Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis and four additional measurements. Other optional accessories, such as WaveStar™ software and the AD007 GPIB-LAN adapter, add additional functionality to the TDS200.
Easy to Use
The user interface is similar to that of an analog oscilloscope, but with improvements that reduce learning time and increase efficiency. Knobs and buttons are grouped by function and provide direct access to controls, and each vertical channel has its own dedicated scale and position knobs. Readouts or menus are displayed on-screen at all times, allowing users to more quickly and accurately determine instrument settings. The display responds quickly to control adjustments and has a fast update rate.
All models have a multi-language user interface. Menus and help text are provided in a user-selectable language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese.
The Personal Oscilloscope
The TDS200 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 TDS200 Series Oscilloscope is the best choice.
Signal Acquisition System
TDS210: 60 MHz
TDS220: 100 MHz
TDS240: 100 MHz
Sample Rate - 1 GS/s on each channel
TDS210 and TDS220: 2 identical channels plus external trigger
TDS224: 4 identical channels
Sensitivity (with calibrated fine adjustment) - 2 mV to 5 V/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
Calibrated Position Range
2 mV to 200 mV/div
>200 mV to 5 V/div
DC Gain Accuracy - ±3% (±4% at 2 mV/div and 5 mV/div)
Vertical Resolution - 8-bit (256 levels over 10.24 vertical divisions)
Period, frequency, cycle RMS, mean, peak-to-peak
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
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 - 2,500 sample points per channel
Horizontal Accuracy - ±0.01%
Waveform Display - Two 2,500 point reference waveforms
Waveform Storage -
TDS210 and TDS220: Two 2,500 point reference waveforms
TDS224: Four 2,500 point reference waveforms
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 composite video; triggers on broadcast standard NTSC, PAL or SECAM video
Trigger Modes - Auto, normal, single sweep
Trigger Source -
TDS210 and TDS220: CH1, CH2, Ext, Ext/5 and AC Line
TDS224: CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4 and AC Line
Trigger View - Displays trigger signal while trigger view button depressed.
Types - Voltage, time
Measurements - Delta T, 1/Delta T, Delta V
Arithmetic Operators - Add, subtract
Sources - CH1±CH2, CH3±CH4 (TDS224)
Autoset - Single button automatic setup on selected input signal for vertical, horizontal and trigger systems.
Robust, backlit LCD with adjustable multilevel contrast.
Interpolation - Sin(x)/x
Display Modes - Vectors, dots
Persistence - Off, 1 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec, infinite
Format - YT and XY
Hardcopy Capability (requires Modules)
Printer/File Formats - Thinkjet, Deskjet, Laserjet, Epson (9- or 24-Pin), BMP, PCX, IMG, EPS, DPU 411, DPU 412
Hardcopy Layout - Landscape or portrait
TDS2CM Communications Extension Module
Centronics-type Parallel Port
RS-232 Programmability - Full talk/listen modes. Control of all modes, settings and measurements. Baud rate up to 19,200. 9-Pin, DTE.
GPIB Programmability - Full talk/listen modes. Control of all modes, settings and measurements (IEEE Std 488-1987). Includes WaveStar™ Software for Oscilloscopes 30 day product demo.
TDS2MM Measurement Extension Module
Windows: Hanning, Flat Top, Rectangular
Sample points: 2,048
Automatic Measurements - Rise/fall time, positive/negative pulse width
Interface - Centronics, RS-232, GPIB
Environmental and Safety
Operating: 0°C to +50°C
Nonoperating: -20°C to +60°C
Up to 90% RH at or below +40°C;
Up to 60% RH from 41°C to 50°C (operating and nonoperating)
Altitude - Up to 3,000 m (operating)
EMC - Meets Directive 89/336/EEC, GOST
Safety - UL3111-1, CSA1010.1, IEC61010-1, EN61010-1