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Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate TDS5000 Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope Datasheet
Manuals Manual Type Part Number: ReleaseDate TDS5000, TDS6000, TDS7000 Command Comparison
OpenChoice and command comparisons Other
User 001137200 OpenChoice Solutions
Getting Started with Other
User 071130401 Using the TekScope IVI-COM Driver from LabWindows/CVI
OpenChoice and LabWindows/CVI Other
User 001137500 Using the TekScope IVI-COM Driver from C#.NET
OpenChoice and C# .NET Other
Programmer 001137400 LabVIEW
Using the TekScope IVI-COM Driver in Other
Programmer 001137601 Interchangeability Using IVI Class Interfaces
OpenChoice and interchangeability Other
User 001137300 TDSET3
Ethernet Compliance Test Software Printable Online Help Online Help
Online Help 077001605 Memory Erasure and Nonvolatile Parts List Instructions
TDS5000 & TDS5000B Series Oscilloscopes Instructions
Declassification 071164200 TDS5BUP Option 18
TDS5000B Series Display Touch Screen Upgrade Kit Instructions
Combined User/Service 075081303 050-3722-00 and 050-3723-00
Motherboard and Audio Driver Replacement Kit Instructions
Field Install Instructions 075100000 TDS5000B Series
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes Read This First
User 061433105 050-3672-03 and Above: TLA5000 Series, TDS5000B Series
Logic Analyzer, Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope Hard Drive Replacement for Instructions
Combined User/Service 075087102 050-3708-00 TDS5000B Series
SATA Hard Disk Drive Replacement Kit Instructions
Combined User/Service 075099100 TDSET3
Ethernet Compliance Test Software Reference
Primary User 071188103 TDS5000, TDS5000B, TDS6000, TDS6000B, TDS7000, TDS7000B, CSDA7000, CSA7000B, DPO7000, DPO70000, DSA70000 Oscilloscope Reference File Format
Oscilloscope Reference File Format
Programmer 001137803 VM Series
Video Measurement System Quick Start User Manual
User 071209101 065-0702-XX, 065-0717-XX, 050-3674-XX
LCD/Touch Screen Replacement Kit TDS5000B Series Oscilloscopes Instructions
Field Install Instructions 075083701 TDS5000B Series Option 1R
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes Instructions
User 071142101 TDS5000B Series
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes Service Manual
Service 071136202 TDSCPM2
Communications Pulse Measurements Application Reference
Primary User 071196300 Tektronix Mercury Notification
Environmental Information Other
Release Notes 071245400 TDSUSB2 Reference
Universal Serial Bus Package Reference
User 071188203 VM Series Programmer Manual
Video Measurement System Programmer Manual
Programmer 071210400 TDSDDM2 Online Help
Disk Drive Measurements Application Version 3.0.0 User Manual
Online Help 077002600 050-3635-00 Instructions
Inverter Board and Cable Replacement Kit TLA715 and TLA7UP, TDS5000, TDS6000, CSA/TDS7000, CSA/TDS8000, TLA600, and VM5000 Series Instructions
Field Install Instructions 075090800 TDSVNM CAN and LIN Online Help
Timing and Protocol Decode Software User Manual
Online Help 077001700 TDSVNM CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode Software
TDSVNM CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode Software User Manual (adapted from the Online Help) Online Help
Primary User 077001400 TDSVNM CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode Software Reference
TDSVNM CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode Software Quick Reference Card
User 071178200 Optional Applications Installation Manual
Software on Windows Based Oscilloscopes Installation Manual
User 071107825 TDS5000B Series Rev A
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes Specifications and Performance Verification Technical Reference
Performance Verification 071142003 TDSET3
Ethernet Compliance Test Software Version 1.3.0 Online Help
Primary User 077000501 TDSET3 Ethernet Compliance Test Software Reference
TDSET3 Ethernet Compliance Test Software Quick Reference Card Reference
User 071139604 TDSPWR3
Software Analysis Online Help
Primary User 077000600 TDS5000B Series Online Help
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes PHP0237 Version 2.0 Online Help
Online Help PHP023702
Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate Simplify CAN and LIN In-Vehicle Network Testing Application Note
This application note explains the basics of CAN and LIN protocols. It explains Tektronix' TDSVNM CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode Software capabilities in addressing your unmet needs in debugging and testing an in-vehicle network.
Application Note Xerox Chooses Tektronix Oscilloscopes to Achieve Long Term Productivity
Challenge: Find a long-term and cost-effective test and measurement solution to standardize on functionality, usability and accessories, and that will improve user productivity.Solution: Implement a comprehensive search for effective, cost-efficient …
Case Study FFT Applications for TDS
The ability to analyze the frequency domain with the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) has opened up a whole new set of opportunities in digital oscilloscopes. However, the user needs to understand the capabilities and constraints of both the measurement …
Application Note If I Could Capture Those Elusive Glitches and Intermittent Events the First Time
Tektronix digital phosphor oscilloscopes show you a world others don't with the speed, precision, and insight needed to quickly verify, characterize, and debug even the most sophisticated designs.
Technical Brief Debug
Having a tough time debugging your design? Let us show you, with a special acquisition mode in the TDS5000B DPO Series, how you can save time and money in capturing and solving glitches as narrow as 1 ns in your design. Comparing the TDS5104B DPO …
Competitive Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope
No way around it -- troubleshooting your designs can be time consuming. Want to shorten your time spent on this task? The following demo will show you how Tektronix' digital phosphor oscilloscopes can help you find signal anomalies to get your …
Competitive Timing Error Debugging
New Designs, New HeadachesNew digital devices have become progressively more powerful by incorporating high-speed buses, subsystems, and logic families. They have also become more complex, more sensitive to signal quality, and more time consuming to …
Application Note TDS5000B Series Oscilloscope
The TDS5000B Series works the way you do. It's the world's easiest to use, most customizable midrange oscilloscope. New MyScope functionality enables you to customize the oscilloscope with all your favorite selected tools, allowing you to focus your …
Fact Sheet TDS5000B Aids Panasonic Communications with Automatic Inspection of Laser Scanning Units
Subject: With conventional type beam test equipment, measurement of the entire scanning range time. For Panasonic Communications, people and consumes many man-hours, costs and suppressing productivity.Solution:The TDS5054B's open windows environment …
Testimonial TDS5000 & TDS5000B series Memory Erasure and Nonvolatile Memory Parts List
Click on this link to download the TDS5000 and TDS5000B series memory list and clearing procedure.
Declassification Advancing Nuclear Energy with Tektronix Oscilloscopes at Cornell University
Challenge: Measure current, voltage, and emitted signals during the high energy density plasma production processSolution: Tektronix TDS5000 Series digital phosphor oscilloscopes and Tektronix TDS6000 Series digital storage oscilloscopeBenefits: High …
Case Study Oscilloscope Interface
Do you want to reduce your time to market? Do you want to lower your development costs? How about having your manufacturing processes run more efficiently? All of this can happen for you with the performance and user-interface innovations of the …
Competitive DPO Demonstration
Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with DPOPWR Application Software
Discover how to make many common power measurements with Tektronix oscilloscopes and the DPOPWR power analysis software. Included is useful information on probing, and characterizing power supplies and measuring switching loss, safe operating …
Application Note P6810 Memory Parts List
Click on this link to download the P6810 memory list.
Declassification IView Product Demo
How-to Guide TDS5000B DPO Demo
TDS5000B+ TDS6000B+ TDS/CSA7000B Series Acquisition Modes
Tektronix oscilloscopes provide several different acquisition modes. While this gives you greater flexibility and choice, each mode is optimized for a different task, and it can be difficult to know what mode to choose under what circumstance. This …
Application Note TDS5000B Troubleshooting Tips
Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate TDSET3 Ethernet Compliance SW DPO-DSA-MSO5000-7000-70000-B-C-D - WinXp, Win7 V3.2.5
With Ethernet Compliance Test Software, engineers validating their Ethernet physical layer can perform reliable compliance tests of 10BaseTe, 10BaseT, 100Base-TX, and 1000BaseT technologies in their labs. This application enhances efficiency with …
Application 066079617 REPORT GENERATOR V3.03.002-DPO7000,DPO7000C,DPO-MSO5000,DPO-DSA70000,DPO-DSA70000B,DPO-DSA70000C,MSO70000-C,TDS7000,TDS7000B,CSA7000,CSA7000B,TDS6000,TDS6000B,TDS6000C-WinXP-Win7 V3.03.002
The Report Generator enables the user to generate and print reports directly from the oscilloscope. It enhances the optional application capabilities by simplifying the process of creating and maintaining reports.The Report Generator automates the …
Application 066077407 TEKTRONIX TEKSCOPE IVI-COM DRIVER v2.7
The IVI-COM TekScope Driver is an IVI class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation.An IVI class-compliant specific driver for an oscilloscope exports the API defined by the IviScope …
Driver 066045307 TDSCPM2 COMM PULSE MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE v3.1.0
TDSCPM2 software on a TDS5000B, TDS6000B, TDS6000C, TDS7000B, CSA7404B, TDS7000, CSA7000, DPO7000,DPO/DSA/MSO70000 and DPO/DSA70000B Series oscilloscope, with AMT75 or AFTDS electrical interface adapters provide the third-generation Digital Interface …
Application 066033409 TDSJIT3 - DPO7000, DPO-DSA-MSO70000-B - Win XP V3.0.3
The TDSJIT3 application consists of two products: Jitter Analysis Advanced and Jitter Analysis Essentials. These products are applications that add enhanced timing and jitter analysis capabilities to Tektronix Windows-based oscilloscopes. This …
Application 066080103 TEKTRONIX WINDOWS OSCILLOSCOPE WFM CONVERTER
The Waveform Converter is a free utility program that will convert Tektronix oscilloscope .WFM formatted files into common industry formatted files. Formats generated by this version of the Waveform Converter include ASCII tabular-spaced text files …
Utility 066102300 VM SERIES VIDEO MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE
FIVE TIME FREE TRIAL SOFTWARE. Video measurement, HD SD and VESA VSIS measurements. Video Measurement Software containing two sw applications. The 1st app. is to measure broadcast video, both SD and HD rates. The second one is to measure VGA VESA …
Firmware 063401303 WINDOWS OSCILLOSCOPE VIRUS AND PATCH UPDATE
ABOUT SERVICE PACKS & CRITICAL PATCHES: Service Packs and Critical patches from Microsoft made available during the development of the operating system were tested and included by Tektronix. Service Packs and Critical patches released after the …
Update 066054403 TDSDDM2 DISK DRIVE MEASUREMENT SW PKG v3.0.1
The TDSDDM2 Disk Drive Measurements Software is an application that enhances basic capabilities of selected Tektronix oscilloscopes. The application provides disk drive measurements, can display measurement results as statistics or a plot, and can …
Application 066042406 VM5000 VIDEO MEASUREMENT SYSTEM VERSION 2_1
Video measurement, HD SD measurements and VESA VSIS measurements. Video Measurement Software containing two sw applications. The 1st app. is to measure broadcast video, both SD and HD rates. The second one is to measure VGA VESA video rates to …
Application 063376803 TDS5000B SERIES FIRMWARE
This firmware release of the TDS5000B Series of oscilloscopes is a collection of software components that must be installed on a TDS5000B Series oscilloscope. This software is incompatible with the TDS5000 non-B Series. Please follow the installation …
Firmware 063369205 TDSDVD OPTICAL STORAGE ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
TDSDVD is a discontinued product. It is no longer sold, supported, nor updated by Tektronix. This final version is available as a free utility for owners of compatible oscilloscopes. The TDSDVD Optical Storage Analysis and Measurement …
Application 066042107 TDSPWR3 POWER MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE
This software download offers Five (5) Free Trials for evaluation and free upgrade to TDSPWR2 customers. Once the five free trials are exhausted, a software security key may be purchased from Tektronix to permanently enable the software application …
Application 066049412 STAND-ALONE REPORT GENERATOR FOR TDS OSCILLOSCOPES
The Report Generator enables you to generate and print reports directly from the oscilloscope. It enhances the application capabilities by simplifying the process of creating and maintaining reports. The Report Generator automates the process of …
Utility 066045401 LABVIEW AND LABWINDOWS CVI DRIVER FOR TDS5000
LabVIEW/LabWindows CVI PnP driver for use with your TDS5000 or TDS5000B Series digital phosphor oscilloscope.
FAQS FAQ ID If the turn-on/turn-off voltage (Von+ Voff) of our Power Supply DUT is 400V and 0.5V respectively+ can TDSPWR3 measure the power characteristic curve on V(0.5V) due to the oscilloscope vertical scale issue?
Yes. TDSPWR3 is the only tool which can make measurement at this condition. In this situation, in switching loss measurement user need to select "User" in user interface. Then enter the RDS On value. then while calculating Power loss at a switching …
59626 I've saved a number of screen shots on my TDS5000 oscilloscope and find the oscilloscope assigns a string of numbers as the filename - what do they mean?
Hardcopy file default names are based on date/time in the format YR/MO/DAY HR/MIN/SEC, for example: "021010 071907" is interpreted as: "2002, Oct. 10, 07:19:07" You can override the default and assign user-defined filenames if you wish.
60866 I've noticed that the X axis on my TDS5000 series oscilloscope is occasionally truncated to only 8 divisions...what's wrong?
Long acquisition durations at high sample rates can result in truncated (X-axis) displays, for example: Under optimal settings, an acquisition taken at 40mS/div will have a duration of 400mS, (i.e. 40mS/div X 10 div = 400mS). If however, the …
60861 I've captured a single shot acquisition on my TDS5000 but when I try to save it+ I get an error message saying something about previewed waveforms and an empty reference - what's going on?
Before attempting to save, copy, or export stopped or single shot acquisitions, DO NOT CHANGE ANY CONTROL SETTINGS (i.e. Vert/Horiz scale, Vert/Horiz position, RL, Vert offset, etc). This results in changes to the acquired data and results in an …
60851 Is it possible to use an oscilloscope to time NTSC black Burst and HD tri-level sync?
See document at left.
58481 I cannot see my signal on the Oscilloscope. What can I do?
You have many options to help diagnose this issue, below are a few suggestions to get started. If you find yourself needing more help, please connect with our Technical Support Center. You can get started by pressing the "Contact Us" button on the …
63686 I can ping my oscilloscope+ but TekVISA cannot find the instrument. Any ideas?
The VXI-11 Server on your instrument might not be enabled. For Windows based Oscilloscopes, (Minimize the scope application if necessary). Locate the blue and gray icon in Windows Desktop taskbar (lower right-hand corner). If the icon has a red …
58356 I use a TDS5034B with the TDSPWR3 power analysis software to perform SOA test. I want to set the record length to maximum so that I can capture the waveform a with high sample rate. But when I perform SOA testing+ the scope will display an error window that I should set the record length to less than 200K data points.
Please update the TDSPWR3 software to the latest version. This is available for download from the Tektronix web site, under Software and Drivers.
56681 I downloaded and Installed OpenChoice Desktop, but it doesn't recognize my scope.
Refer to the Prerequisites.txt file available to download on the same page for OpenChoice desktop. Make sure you have all the prerequisites specified. Prerequisites 1. PC equipped with Microsoft Windows 7 32 Bit and 64 Bit OS, Windows 8.1 32 Bit …
474266 I would like to be able to measure the instantaneous frequency of my FM modulated signal.
Essentially, this graph is called a time trend of frequency. Essentially it is a graph of the demodulated signal. This is something that can be done with the help of TDSJIT3.This can be demonstrated using a signal from an AFG3000 to generate an FM …
52871 I saved some oscilloscope .wfm and .isf files+ how do I view them on my pc?
The .isf and .wfm is the internal file format. It is designed to be recalled as the reference waveform on the oscilloscope. The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop software may be able to open some of the .isf and .wfm file depends on the model of …
59571 I see differences in the measured results between the TDSJIT3 software and using an infinite mode/Jitter mask. Is this an error?
The differences between TDSJIT3 and an Infinite Persistence eye diagram in the base instrument isn't an error. This difference is related to the frequencies being tested and the probability of the jitter amplitude.
58426 For the TDS5000 and TDS5000B scope+ along with the TDS3000 and TDS30000B series scopes+ the video trigger is for 720P/60. How can it be used for 720P/50 format?
For the TDS3000 series, you must have the TDS3VID to do HDTV triggering. For all of these scopes, setting the trigger to 720/60 will allow the scope to properly trigger on the 50 Hz rate as well as the 60/59.94 rates.
57256 On the TDS5000 series scopes+ why is B trigger not available when using the Video trigger?
B trigger is used internally by the scope for triggering on a specific line.
63936 TDS5000B: How do I save waveform data?
TheTDS5000B supports saving data in the following formats: .wfm (internal reference memory), .csv (comma separated value or Excel format), .txt (text file format), and .dat (Matlab and Mathcad format).To save waveform data as a .wfm file, which can …
57641 On the TDS5000 series scopes+ it is possible to get a trigger output corresponding to the start of a selected video line?
Yes. Click on UTILITIES, select EXTERNAL SIGNALS, and then select B TRIG in the AUX OUT configuration. The trigger will be on the AUX out on the rear panel.
63931 Is there a method to get any other format of report from the Report Generator found in TDSUSB2+TDSET3+TDSRTEYE+ and TDSRG+ other than the native RPT format or exporting to RTF (Rich Text Format)?
No. RPT is the only format supported. The RPT file can be exported to RTF, which is wiewable with Microsoft Word. A practical workaround solution is to use a print to PDF print driver. This is a standard tool with software such as Adobe Acrobat (not …
56756 Is there support for the PC Card (PCMCIA) slot on the Windows™ based Oscilloscopes?
No, there is no support for PC Card (PCMCIA). Alternative expansion technologies such as USB and Ethernet are recommended.
60966 Can Tektronix Digital Storage Oscilloscopes export XY Display mode waveform data in a single file?
Tektronix Digital Storage Oscilloscopes XY Display mode waveform data is displayed by taking the voltage amplitude portion of the real-time YT voltage vs. time waveforms simultaneously acquired on channel 1 and channel 2 (or channel 3 an 4 on some …
59141 Can Microsoft Remote Desktop be used with Windows based oscilloscopes?
Yes, the Remote Desktop feature of the Professional Editions of Windows can be used on Tektronix DPO/MSO/CSA Series Oscilloscopes running Windows XP or later operating systems. In order to use the Remote Desktop feature of Windows, you will need to …
61606 Can I convert my wfm files to an open format+ such as a CSV (comma separated values) file?
You can use one of the following three WFM to ASCII converters. Converter for TDSxxx - works with files created by TDSx00 series (for example, TDS500 series) Converter for TDS5xxx,TDS6xxx, TDS7xxx, DPO7xxx,DPO70xxx, DSA70xxx Converter for the …
56386 Can my oscilloscope operate on 400Hz power?
Most scopes have a wide range of operating voltages and frequencies, a full list can be found in the user manual of your specific oscilloscope. If you're having trouble finding your answer or can't find the manual, please call our Technical Support …
63266 Can a screen saver be used on the oscilloscopes with Windows operating system?
No. Screen savers should not be used on these oscilloscopes. The drivers used with the scope application are incompatible with screen savers, and will result in no trace if used. Leave the setting for the display as configured by the factory.
57131 When upgrading windows to XP on my scope+ product installs as Windows Vista
Please contact Technical Support at 1-800-833-9200 Prompt 3 or online at www.tek.com/support
61401 When you are using wfmDB mode+ where does the scope make its measurements on the waveform since there are multiple samples at any given horizontal or vertical point on the waveform?
The MEAN of the waveform is used as the points to measure against. If you look at the images below, you can see that when there is very little statistical information to work with the 10% and 90% are placed in what would amount to roughly a best case …
58951 When TLA5000 or TDS5000 is mounted on the K420 cart, the mounting strap happens to go across the CD-ROM, which will prevent it from opening up. Is there a modification available?
If you intend to mount a TDS /TLA5000 series instrument to cart models K420 or LACART, you will need a mounting bracket kit, Tektronix part number 407-4996-00. With the mounting kit, you will not have the mounting strap in the way of the CD Rom …
64296 What cart does my scope use?
Below are the Instrument Carts that can be purchased from Tektronix. K4000 K420 K475 More information can …
64561 What probe interface does my oscilloscope have?
Oscilloscope series Probe interface CSA7000/CSA7000B TekConnect DPO2000 TekVPI DPO3000 …
64251 What rackmount does my scope use?
Oscilloscope Family Rackmount 3 Series MDO RM3 4 Series MSO RM4 5 Series MSO …
64571 What is a Jitter mask?
Common jitter mask tests depend on whether the test is a receiver tolerance test or a jitter generation test. Jitter generation tests have masks that are made for an Eye-Diagram to test both signal amplitude and signal timing relationships. Tektronix …
58711 What is the structure of the data returned to a curve query when scope is in fastframe mode?
The same as when not in fastframe. The user must split up the curve into the smaller pieces based on info from the waveform preamble.
58866 Why doesn’t PC Anywhere work with the scopes Remote Desktop feature?
PC Anywhere version 11 has problems showing the waveform using the remote desktop feature. Version 11.5 has fixed the problem.
56271 Why Should My Signal Fit Within The Screen Of My Tektronix Oscilloscope?
Scaling your signal to fit within the screen will remove signal distortion caused by clipping. Clipping is caused by exceeding the limits of the instrument's input. Tektronix's digital oscilloscopes are designed such that each division is 25 digital …
60306 Programing - How do I get a Screen Capture from DPO4000 scope using Python?
There are a few things that are needed for programming with an oscilloscope. First it's important to have a copy of your oscilloscopes Programmers manual. This can be found be searching for manuals on Tek.com and specifying Programmers manual in the …
64791 Programing - How to get and plot a waveform from DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series scope in Python
There are a few things that are needed for programming with an oscilloscope. First it's important to have a copy of your oscilloscopes Programmers manual. This can be found be searching for manuals on Tek.com and specifying Programmers manual in the …
64796 How do I use TekVISA to send commands to my instrument?
TekVISA Download Link:TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE In order to communicate with and control the scope, you can use OpenChoice Talker-Listener. Back on the Application and Utilities panel, click on OpenChoice Talker Listener and click Start …
69181 How do I download and install the 30-day trial version of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition?
Note: NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition is no longer offered by Tektronix. This FAQ is "historical only".National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition is a measurement automation tool that allows SignalExpress to control a Tektronix …
66221 How do I declassify or sanitize my instrument?
Declassification and Security documents for many Tektronix products are located in the Download, Manuals and Documentation on Tek.com. /node/7106. Enter your instrument model number and select Download Type as "Manuals". At the results screen, on …
55686 How do I connect to my Oscilloscope via an Ethernet connection with NI-VISA?
Connecting via NIVISA has the same end effect to connecting to your instrument via TekVISA, but the method is different. Here is a step-by-step tutorial, using a TDS3000B connected through Ethernet, and NIVISA version 4.0.2. 1. Open National …
63526 How do I get the trigger time (timestamp) from my scope?
When a waveform is acquired on the DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K Series oscilloscopes, the scope records a timestamp of when it was triggered to acquire that waveform. However, fetching the value of this timestamp is not always so obvious. The timestamp …
471576 How do I view the TDS5000/B scope's live waveform display over a Net-Meeting or VNC connection to a networked Workstation?
First you have to install and configure the remote control client and server applications for Net-Meeting or VNC on both the TDS5000/B Oscilloscope and networked Workstation, then select 'Remote Display' from the TekScope 'Display' pull-down menu on …
59486 How can I change the TekVISA Instrument descriptor “device name” used to identify the oscilloscopes to which I routinely connect?
Open TekVISA V4.0.0+ OpenChoice Instrument Manager by selecting Start -> All Programs -> TekVISA -> OpenChoice Instrument Manager.Select (highlight) the Instrument descriptor listed in the Instruments list for the connected Oscilloscope.Click the …
66181 How can I save a Screen Capture+ Waveform+ or Measurement to the scope’s internal hard drive without being networked to an E-mail Server?
You may setup the E-mail on Event feature to save a Screen Capture, Waveform, or Measurement to the scope's internal hard drive by setting the Max E-mail Size to 'zero' MB in the E-mail on Event Setup window. You will also have to enter a pseudo …
56506 How do I utilize the XY display feature on a DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
The XY display format can be used to measure the phase relationship between two or more synchronous signals. This measurement technique involves inputting one signal into the vertical system as usual and then another signal into the horizontal system …
64666 How many cycles and how long a time period should be needed when using INFINITE mode to measure jitter?
A real-time capture of 10uS will show about 12000 2.5Gb edges. An ET mode capture of 12,000 edges will take about a ten seconds to accumulate in WfmDB mode. The TDSJIT3 TIE result includes jitter from 100kHz (1/10us) to the bandwidth of the scope …
58331 How would the jitter analysis software be set up to use a Jitter mask?
Jitter tolerance testing uses jitter profile masks. These are limits only on "jitter" amplitudes, and usually have set frequencies over which limits are tested. TDSJIT3 can perform this type of testing manually using the measurement spectrum plots …
58341 What is the FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) math function of an oscilloscope useful for?
There are a variety of uses that can benefit from viewing the frequency spectrum of a signal. Using the FFT math function on a time domain signal provides the user with frequency domain information and can provide the user a different view of the …
62251 What is the TekProbe interface?
In addition to coupling the signal from the probe to the oscilloscope the TekProbe interface provides power and offset to active probes. It also allows the oscilloscope to sense the probe's attenuation factor and/or probe type such as a 100X probe or …
58876 What is the difference between the 5 time trial version of an oscilloscope application such as TDSJIT3 or TDSUSB2+ and the full purchased version of the software?
Actually, there is no difference. If you have purchased that application and your Option Installation Key has enabled that application, the 5 time trial version will load as the full fledged application. The application will recognize the Option …
57781 How do I connect to an Oscilloscope over Ethernet with TekVISA?
Please download the following document.
63521 How do I initialize a VXI-11 Oscilloscope remote control connection over Ethernet?
Please see the attached file.
57311 How long is the record length for the FFT (spectral) function on my windows based oscilloscope?
The spectral menu shows record length of the acquired data. In our older TDS500 scopes, that would be the length of the FFT. However, that is not the length of the FFT for the newest scopes.The time domain gate and the resolution bandwidth control …
56631 How do I use the programmer manual for my instrument?
TekVISA Download Link: TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE Hello and welcome to Tektronix, today I’m presenting the last part in the 3-part series on using TekVISA. I’ll be giving a basic overview of programmer manuals and how to use them to find the …
69186 How do I setup E-mail on Event feature on a PC based Scope?
To use the E-mail on Event feature you must specify a valid network SMTP server address, and e-mail recipient address. If the Scope is not networked you can use E-mail on Event to store e-mail attachment on the Scopes internal hard drive. Please …
56601 How can I use a probe with the TekProbe interface on an oscilloscope which does not have this interface?
If a probe that uses the TekProbe interface is to be used with an oscilloscope that doesn’t have the TekProbe interface, then the 1103 power supply is required. This will power an active probe and couple the signal to the oscilloscope via a BNC cable …
58241 How do I configure the Tektronix TDS5000B for an external monitor or projector?
Please refer to the following document for reference:
58261 How do I Enable or Disable the LAN and connect a TDS5000(B)+ TDS6000(B) or TDS7000(B) Series oscilloscope to the Network?
You can connect the scope to a network to enable printing, file sharing, internet access, and other communications functions. Before you make the connection, do the following steps to enable (the default) network access to the Oscilloscope: Begin …
60711 Is the difference in the measured results between the TDSJIT3 software and using an infinite mode/Jitter mask acceptable?
Since longer acquisitions include drift and wander, they will normally be higher in jitter amplitude for a given population. So one must be careful and make sure the frequencies being measured are equivalent. So run TDSJIT3 in Free-Run mode for about …
58496 Does the TekScope Application User Interface on the Windows based Oscilloscopes have regional option settings to display languages?
The TekScope User Interface does not have customizable regional option settings. The default display language setting is English. We do provide regional language options for most product documentation.
58206 ATM-1 requires USB drivers. Where can I find these drivers?
USB drivers for the ATM-1 can be download at Crescent Heart Software
55216 Are all the tests included in TDSUSB2 required by the USB-IF for compliance?
The USB-IF have defined a limited set of electrical tests based on the USB Specification version 2.0 that constitute the compliance test suite. Tektronix TDSUSB2 software solution includes these tests plus additional informational tests that our …
58031 Option SD and HD were installed in my VM6000. In the HELP> AboutTeKScope+ it shows App 124 Avail+ not installed+ and App 125 available+ not installed. Is this a problem?
This is normal operation for this model and applications. There are three parts to the software: the main application, the HD option and the SD option. To verify the options are truly installed on a TDS5000 based insrument, click on FILE. Then Select …
63941 Using scope-only port+ external monitor goes blank once the scope application comes up. What to do?
Minimize the scope application. Click Start/Settings/Control Panel/Display/Settings/Advanced/Chips/under device type, select both, and cycle power.
58596 We are failing 10BASE-T Return Loss tests but not 100BASE-TX or 1000BASE-T tests on the same port+ yet 10BASE-T is the only one that the procedure for calibration and test refers to the use of jumper J241 on the test TF-GBE-BTP or TF-GBE-ATP fixture. What is the purpose of the jumper J241?
J241 is only required for 10BASE-T and not the other data rates. The issue arises from the fact that for 10BASE-T, the A differential pair is used for Tx, and the B differential pair is used for Rx. This is quite different from the other data rates …
61071 Is the WaveStar software Compatible with Win 7?
WaveStar is compatible with Win 7. Please refer to the attached doc for further details.
69501 What is TekVISA and how can I use it to communicate with and control my instrument?
VISA is an acronym that stands for Virtual Instrument Software Architecture. In a nutshell, VISA handles the communications between your computer’s OS and the instrument. You may be familiar with TekVISA, which is Tektronix’s own brand of VISA …
69176 What is the part number for the Ethernet test fixture used with the TDSET3 application and where can it be purchased?
The part numbers are listed below. These can be orderd through Tektronix. TF-GBE-ATP 1000/100/10BaseT Advanced Test Package (consists of test fixture PCB set, RJ45 interconnect cable and 1000BaseT jitter test channel cable) TF-GBE-BTP …