Making measurements

Tektronix’ new TPS2000 series of ‘scopes sports isolated channels, up to eight hours battery operation and digital real-time technology.

Tektronix claims that its new TPS2000 Series Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSOs) are the first full-featured, four-isolated-channel, battery-powered oscilloscopes.

The TPS2000 Series consists of three models, TPS2012, TPS2014, and TPS2024. The TPS2024 and TPS2014 offer four channels with 200 and 100 MHz bandwidth respectively, while the TPS2012 offers two channels at 100 MHz bandwidth. All of the channels are isolated from ground through use of Tektronix patent-pending ‘IsolatedChannel’ technology.

All models provide as standard a four hour rechargeable battery, accurate real-time acquisition, advanced triggers up to their full bandwidth, and digital real-time (DRT) sampling technology that captures single-shot and intermittent events. Tektronix’ OpenChoice software and integrated CompactFlash mass storage are available as options.

The TPS2000 Series enables designers and technicians to make floating and differential measurements quickly and accurately. Floating measurements up to 30 Vrms can be made using a standard P2220 probe provided with the TPS2000 oscilloscopes.

When equipped with the Tektronix TPS2PBND Power Bundle option, including the P5120 passive high voltage probe, however, the TPS2000 models are capable of measuring up to 1000 Vrms CAT II from the probe tip to earth ground. Measurements can be made on all channels simultaneously on voltages which are floating up to 600 Vrms CAT II (300Vrms CAT III).

The TPS2PBND consists of four P5120 passive high-voltage probes and the TPS2PWR1 power measurement and analysis application software.

With the TPS2000 Series, users can also capture elusive glitches or anomalies and characterise fast edges on four channels simultaneously with the company’s digital real-time (DRT) sampling technology.

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