As a practicing engineer working often in my electronics laboratory, I needed another oscilloscope to assist with my ongoing projects. An oscilloscope is an essential tool for anyone working in electronics, as it allows you to observe the changing signal voltages, providing a window into the behavior of the electronic circuits being designed and tested. After much research and consideration, I decided that the Tektronix TBS1052B would be the perfect addition to my lab.
Tektronix is a well-known and highly respected brand in the electronics community, with a reputation for producing high-quality, reliable instruments. The TBS1052B, particularly, stood out to me due to its impressive specifications and features at an attractive cost. With a bandwidth of 50 MHz and a sample rate of up to 1 GS/s, the TBS1052B offers the precision and accuracy necessary for a wide range of applications. Its digital real-time sampling ensures that even the fastest transient events are captured without missing a beat.
Additionally, the Tektronix TBS1052B has a 7-inch WVGA color display, which provides a clear and detailed view of the signal waveforms, making it easier to analyze and interpret the data. The user interface is intuitive, with dedicated knobs and buttons for most commonly used functions, making it simple to adjust settings and navigate through menus. The oscilloscope also includes 34 automated measurements, allowing quick and easy measurement of signal parameters and built-in waveform limit testing, data logging, and trend plot features that are great for long-term signal monitoring or capturing rare events. Furthermore, the TBS1052B features USB connectivity, allowing seamless data transfer to a computer for further analysis or storage. This is particularly useful when working on complex projects requiring extensive documentation or collaborating with other engineers who may need access to the raw data.
In summary, my decision to add the Tektronix TBS1052B to my lab was based on its ability to meet the rigorous demands of my work. Its high performance, ease of use, and advanced features make it an invaluable tool for any engineer seeking precise electronic measurements and diagnostics. With this new oscilloscope in my lab, I’m confident I’ll tackle even the most challenging projects more efficiently and accurately.
Here is the result of a quick test of my new Tektronix TBS1052B using a simple LED flasher demonstration circuit.
Tektronix TBS1052B Product Features
- Tektronix designed and manufactured
- 7″ WVGA (800X480) Active TFT Color Display
- Maximum real-time sample rate of 2GS/s on all channels without interleaving and record length of 2.5kpts per channel for acquiring detailed waveforms
- UL Certified, CE-approved, CAT II 300V safety-rated
- No cooling fan means lower noise and higher reliability
- 5-year warranty
Tektronix TBS1000B Series Product Description
The Tektronix TBS1000B series digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO) with a range for bandwidth from 30 to 200 MHz and sample rates up to 2GS/s have Automatic measurements, convenience functions such as limit testing, data logging, frequency counter, TrendPlot, context-sensitive help menu, lowest loading for passive probe in this product class with small 3.8mm probe head to get to signals in hard to reach places, industrial-grade 7″ WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) Active TFT color LCD meaning excellent waveform viewing and high reliability, uncompromised acquisition rate of up to 2GS/s on all channel. Additional specifications include a rise time of 2.5ns.
In addition to basic oscilloscope features, the TBS1000B offers three practical tools to facilitate your work of monitoring and signal capture. If you are doing automatic tests, limit testing is a feature of TBS1000B that detects and records signals falling out of pre-defined templates. Data logging will automatically save triggered waveforms if you are in research and production requiring a duty-free test. The duration can be set from 30 minutes to even infinite. If you are capturing intermittent faults or monitoring power supply stability over time, then the TrendPlot feature will help you plot the trends of any measurements over time.