Tektronix Oscilloscope Oscilloscope is an instrument that shows the graphic illustration of electrical signals. This device is powerful for observing electrical signal. A device that provides digital illustration of electrical signal is called as digital oscilloscope. Oscilloscope is a useful tool for testing circuits. It works by detecting signals and let you to know that the system works perfectly. It allows you to see the signals from the output and input sources. It checks whether each source is working correctly and connected to each other or not. As the ‘80s drew to a close, Tektronix was promoting the touchscreen-controlled 11000 Mainframe Sampling Scope, the popular 2430, and 22xx variants. Gould’s 4070, 1602, and 400 models were being advertised as was Nicolet’s 4094 with its bolted-on floppy drive. European Philips DSOs were rebranded and sold in the United States through Fluke, and the list of scope advertisers grew to include Iwatsu, Panasonic, and Hitachi.
During the 1990s, “faster, deeper, wider, and smarter” described the directions DSOs were taking. In 1997, EE ran a Tektronix article that addressed digital communications signals as used in cell phones. Scopes included sufficient measurement capabilities that standard-specific routines could be executed and eye diagrams and mask violations displayed. Triggering had
progressed from simple level and transition sensing to include a wide range of waveform parameters. After 2000, scopes used IBM’s SiGe process to facilitate very high bandwidth preamps, and DSP techniques further enhanced frequency response. A 2002 article from LeCroy, “Using a DSO for Signal Analysis,” highlighted signal transformations to the frequency, statistical, and parameter-modulation domains. Lower cost DSOs adopted a PC-based format. The last 10 years have seen a 5x increase in DSO sampling rate and bandwidth. In 2000, Tektronix introduced the 6-GHz/20-GS/s TDS6604. Today, LeCroy, Agilent, and Tektronix all sell direct-sampling scopes with at least 30-GHz bandwidth and 100-GS/s sampling rate. And, in 2010, Rohde & Schwarz became the fourth major manufacturer of high-performance DSOs. Just a year later, Tektronix patented the digital phosphor oscilloscope (DPO) technology, which Roy Siegel, general manager of oscilloscopes, termed “the most significant” of the many breakthroughs achieved throughout the company’s history. A DPO overlays thousands of fast acquisitions as an intensity- or color-modulated image to allow a high probability of capturing infrequent events. In 2011, Tektronix launched the MDO4000 Mixed-Domain Oscilloscope, which includes a single 6-GHz RF input with four analog and 16 digital channels. The DSO became an RF/microwave instrument in the new millennium and has proliferated to include MSOs, DPOs, and MDOs. Just like any other oscilloscope in the DPO7000C Series, the DPO7054C provides a complete visualization of signals, offering quick insight into the real operation of the device. Designed with Tektronix proprietary FastAcq technology, the oscilloscope enables users to view glitches and other infrequent transients. The oscilloscope also features a digital phosphor display with color intensity grading, which shows the signal’s activity history by using color to easily identify areas of the signal occurring more frequently.
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Published on Jul 18, 2012
Oscilloscope is an instrument that shows the graphic illustration of electrical signals. This device is powerful for observing electrical si...