Tektronix introduces the TBS1000 Series of entry-level oscilloscopes, giving electrical engineers, educators, hobbyist and tinkerers an affordable, full-featured tool for a wide variety of general purpose electronics test applications. Backed by a 5-year warranty, the new oscilloscopes feature 1 GS/s or 500 MS/s sample rates and 3 % DC gain accuracy down to 2 mV.
Compared to the previous TDS1000-EDU Series of oscilloscopes, the TBS1000 Series offers more bandwidth alternatives including new 25 MHz and 150 MHz models. A new waveform data logging feature allows users to save up to eight hours of triggered waveforms to a USB flash drive. Another enhancement is waveform limit testing that allows users to monitor signal changes and output pass/fail results. The TBS1000 is based on the same proprietary technology as the popular TDS2000 Series, and includes the same versatile triggering, automatic measurements, USB connectivity, and FFT capability.
Prices range from $520 for a two-channel 25 MHz instrument to $1,520 for a two-channel 150 MHz model. an Education Resource CD is included offering a broad range of lab exercises, instructor's guides and primers that cover the use of oscilloscopes and probes.