With the introduction of the TDS1000C-EDU Tektronix aims to put a digital oscilloscope in every university teaching lab. It is designed for first-time oscilloscope users and students and includes an Education Resource CD to help students master the use of an oscilloscope.
The TDS1000C-EDU series include 40-, 60- and 100 MHz models all designed for the needs of education. They provide digital real-time sampling on all channels, allowing students to accurately characterize a range of signal types on all channels simultaneously.
Flexible triggering options such as edge trigger, pulse width trigger and line selectable triggering let students capture desired waveforms. For analysis the oscilloscopes include standard FFT, waveform math (+, -, x), screen cursors and 16 automated measurements.
To instruments have an intuitive front panel with dedicated controls and USB connectivity, built-in help menus, an autoset function to ease the setting up the oscilloscope (which can be disabled by the instructor), an automated probe check wizard and multiple language support.
The included Education Resource CD provides tools to help students master the use of an oscilloscope, including two labs and instructor’s guides, and two primers. The Introduction to Oscilloscopes Student Lab and Instructor’s Guide explains the basics of oscilloscope operation complete with hands-on exercises for students. The Introduction to Oscilloscope Probes Student Lab and Instructor’s Guide explains the fundamentals of probing and how probes can affect measurement quality.
The two primers included are the XYZs of Oscilloscopes and ABCs of Probes.
Every TDS1000C-EDU model ships with a general-purpose passive probe for each analog channel, and a 3-year warranty.