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TIVP1, TIVP05, TIVP02 Datasheet

Isolated Measurement Systems

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IsoVu probe technology delivers accurate differential measurements up to ±2500 V on reference voltages slewing ±60 kV at 100 V/ns or faster. With the IsoVu Generation 2 design, you get all the benefits of IsoVu technology at 1/5 of the size of first generation probes.

With versatile MMCX connectors and an unmatched combination of bandwidth, dynamic range, and common mode rejection, IsoVu Gen 2 probes are setting new standards for isolated probe technology and enabling wide bandgap power designs using SiC and GaN.

Benefits of IsoVu Probes

IsoVu technology uses power-over-fiber and an optical analog signal path for complete galvanic isolation between the measurement system and your DUT. By allowing the probe to float independently at the common mode voltage, isolation provides important advantages.

  • 160 dB (100 million to 1) CMRR at DC
  • Up to 120 dB (1 million to 1) CMRR at 100 MHz
  • Up to 80 dB (10,000 to 1) CMRR at 1 GHz
  • ±60 kV Common Mode Voltage range
  • Up to ±2500 V differential input Voltage range
  • Up to ±2500 V offset range

High Voltage and High Bandwidth

With traditional differential probes you had to choose between high bandwidth or high voltage levels. IsoVu probes, with their shielded coaxial cable and isolation, provide high bandwidth and a differential voltage range of ±2500 V. IsoVu Gen 2 offers bandwidths of 200 MHz, 500 MHz, and 1 GHz to fit your budget and performance needs.

High Performance and Convenient Connections

TIVP 51W616551

IsoVu probe tips have a range of connections and accessories that offer high performance and accessibility. The probes can connect directly to MMCX connectors, which are inexpensive and widely-available. This makes for stable, hands-free test points and offer high bandwidth and common mode rejection. The solid metal body shields the center conductor and minimizes ground loop area for the lowest interference possible.

Other accessories are available to adapt the probe tips to a wide range of connections. Additional 0.100" and 0.200" spaced square-pin tips are available for applications that require greater than ±250V differential voltage. When not using a tip, the sensor head has 1 MΩ and 50Ω switchable termination at the probe's SMA connector. This feature effectively adds an isolated channel to any compatible oscilloscope.

Floating Measurements in Power Converter and Motor Drive Designs

Making high-side measurements in half-bridge power converters is challenging because the source or collector to which the measurements are referenced is slewing rapidly up and down. Wide bandgap devices like SiC and GaN FETs are even harder to measure because they can switch high voltages in a few nanoseconds. Noise from this rapidly changing common mode voltage leaks into the differential measurements and hides details on VGS and VDS. IsoVu probes have unmatched common mode rejection at full bandwidth that lets you see signal details, often for the first time.


  • Half/Full bridge designs using SiC or GaN, FETs, or IGBTs
  • Floating measurements
  • Power converter design
  • Power device evaluation
  • Switching power supply design
  • Inverter design
  • Motor drive design
  • Electronic ballast design
  • EMI and ESD troubleshooting
  • Current shunt measurements


All specifications are Typical and apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Characteristic TIVP1 TIVP05 TIVP02
Bandwidth 1 GHz 500 MHz 200 MHz
Rise time 450 ps 850 ps 2 ns
Differential Input Voltage Range, Offset Range, Differential Impedance

Use only the sensor tip cables listed.

Sensor tip cable Differential input voltage range Offset range Input impedance
SMA Input (50 Ω mode) ±5 V ±25 V50 Ω || N.A.
SMA Input (1 MΩ mode)±5 V±25 V1 MΩ || 11 pF
TIVPMX10X±50 V±200 V10 MΩ || 2.8 pF
TIVPMX50X±250 V±250 V 9.75 MΩ || 2.3 pF
TIVPSQ100X±500 V±500 V9.75 MΩ || 3.5 pF
TIVPWS500X±2.5 kV±2.5 kV40 MΩ || 2.4 pF
TIVPMX1X±5 V±25 V50 Ω or 1 MΩ || 28 pF
Common Mode Rejection Ratio

Approximately 20 dB lower in ±5 V Range, except at DC.

Sensor tip cable DC 1 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz 500 MHz 1 GHz
SMA Input (50 Ω mode) 160 dB145 dB100 dB100 dB100 dB90 dB
SMA Input (1 MΩ mode) 160 dB145 dB100 dB100 dB100 dB90 dB
TIVPMX10X160 dB115 dB92 dB90 dB85 dB80 dB
TIVPMX50X160 dB110 dB80 dB80 dB80 dB70 dB
TIVPSQ100X160 dB105 dB60 dB50 dB35 dB25 dB
TIVPWS500X160 dB90 dB50 dB40 dB20 dB10 dB
TIVPMX1X160 dB125 dB115 dB110 dB100 dB90 dB
Maximum Non-Destructive Differential Voltage
Sensor tip cable Vpk (DC + peak AC)1
SMA Input (50 Ω mode) 5V RMS
SMA Input (1 MΩ mode) 100 Vpk
TIVPMX10X 250 Vpk
TIVPMX50X300 Vpk
TIVPSQ100X600 Vpk
TIVPWS500X3300 Vpk
TIVPMX1X5 V RMS (50 Ω), 100 Vpk (1 MΩ)

1 Derated with frequency; refer to the Maximum differential input voltage vs. frequency derating graph in the Specifications section of the TIVP Series IsoVu Measurement System User Manual.

Common mode voltage range
60 kV peak
Common mode input impedance (Typical)
Input resistance
Galvanically isolated through the fiber optic connection
Input capacitance2
<2 pF

2 The capacitance between the sensor head and a reference plane. The sensor head is placed six inches (15.25 cm) above the reference plane.

DC Gain accuracy
Differential DC gain accuracy
System noise (rms)
Sensor tip cable ±20 mV range (most sensitive)±320 mV range±5 V range (widest range)
SMA Input (50 Ω mode) 0.43 mV rms1.46 mV rms48 mV rms
SMA Input (1 MΩ mode) 0.43 mV rms1.46 mV rms48 mV rms
TIVPMX10X4.3 mV rms14.6 mV rms480 mV rms
TIVPMX50X21.5 mV rms73 mV rms2.4 V rms
TIVPSQ100X43 mV rms146 mV rms4.8 V rms
TIVPWS500X215 mV rms730 mV rms24 V rms
Propagation delay
2 meter cable
18.3 ns
10 meter cable
63.7 ns

Laser certification

This product complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.

Ordering information


Tektronix IsoVu 1 GHz High Voltage Probe with 2 m cable
Tektronix IsoVu 500 MHz High Voltage Probe with 2 m cable
Tektronix IsoVu 200 MHz High Voltage Probe with 2 m cable

Standard accessories

IsoVu carrying case; soft case (with foam insert) protects the TIVP and enforces the optical fiber minimum bend radius
SMA wrench/driver tool; 5/16" wrench for use on SMA connector
Probe tip adapter; adapt an MMCX IsoVu tip to standard 0.100" spaced, 0.025" square pins
Probe bipod for probe; TIVP can rotate in holder to accommodate square pin headers
MMCX probe tip; MMCX tip is recommended for the best bandwidth and CMRR performance
TIVP Series Quick Reference Guide
Certificate of traceable calibration

Translated manuals can be downloaded as pdf files on your local Tektronix Web site.

Recommended accessories

50X sensor tip cable with MMCX connector
100X sensor tip cable with 0.100" spaced square pin connectors
500X sensor tip cable with 0.200" spaced wide square pin connector
1X MMCX sensor tip
Square Pin to MMCX Adapter, 0.062" Spacing
Probe Tip Tripod Support
Lead, MMCX to IC Grabber
Lead, Square Pin to IC Grabber
Lead, Wide Square Pin to Banana Jack
Square Pin Y-lead
MicroCKT grabbers
Spare Pins for 0.062" Spaced Test Points
Solder Aid for 0.062" Spaced Square Pins

Supported oscilloscopes

The measurement systems can be used with the following Tektronix oscilloscopes. For oscilloscopes not included in this list, contact your local Tektronix representative.

  • 4 Series MSO
  • 5 Series MSO
  • 6 Series MSO

Service options

Opt. C3
Calibration Service 3 Years
Opt. C5
Calibration Service 5 Years
Opt. D1
Calibration Data Report
Opt. D3
Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Opt. C3)
Opt. D5
Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Opt. C5)
Opt. R3
Repair Service 3 Years (including warranty)
Opt. R5
Repair Service 5 Years (including warranty)

Probes and accessories are not covered by the oscilloscope warranty and Service Offerings. Refer to the datasheet of each probe and accessory model for its unique warranty and calibration terms.