Tektronix TDS7104 Oscilloscope
Separate Digitizers. Ensure accurate timing measurements with separate digitizers for each channel. Acquisition on multiple channels is always concurrent. The digitizers can also be combined to yield a higher sample rate on a single channel.
Fast Acquisition. Acquire up to 400,000 waveforms per second to see rapidly
changing signals or intermittent signal irregularities.
Long Record Lengths. Choose record lengths from 500 points to up to 500,000 points per channel (up 2,000,000 points on a single channel). Extend the maximum record length up to a maximum of 16,000,000 points with memory options.
Peak Detect Acquisition Mode. See pulses as narrow as 400 ps even at the slower time base settings. Peak detect helps you see noise and glitches in your signal.
Acquisition Control. Acquire continuously or set up to capture single shot
acquisitions. Enable or disable optional acquisition features such as equivalent
time or roll mode. Use Fast Frame acquisition to capture and time stamp many events in a rapid sequence.
Horizontal Delay. Use delay when you want to acquire a signal at a significant
time interval after the trigger point. Toggle delay on and off to quickly compare the signal at two different points in time.
Signal Processing Features
Average, Envelope, and Hi Res Acquisition. Use Average acquisition mode to
remove uncorrelated noise from your signal. Use Envelope to capture and
display the maximum variation of the signal. Use Hi Res to increase vertical
resolution for lower bandwidth signals.
Waveform Math. Set up simple math waveforms using the basic arithmetic
functions or create more advanced math waveforms using the math expression editor. Waveform expressions can even contain measurement results and other math waveforms.
Spectral Analysis. Display spectral magnitude and phase waveforms based on
your time-domain acquisitions. Control the instrument using the traditional
controls such as span and center frequency.
Color LCD Display. Identify and differentiate waveforms easily with color coding.
Waveforms, readouts, and inputs are color matched to increase productivity and reduce operating errors. Enhance visualization of waveforms with color grading.
Digital Phosphor. A Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope
can clearly display intensity
modulation in your signals. The instrument automatically overlays subsequent
acquisitions and then decays them to simulate the writing and decay of the
phosphor in an analog instrument CRT. The feature results in an intensity-graded or color-graded waveform display that shows the information in the intensity modulation.
Fit to Screen. The Digital Phosphor technology performs the compression
required to represent all record points on the screen, even at the maximum record length settings.
Zoom. To take advantage of the full resolution of the instrument you can zoom in on a waveform to see the fine details. Both vertical and horizontal zoom functions are available. Zoomed waveforms can be aligned, locked, and
Cursors. Use cursors to take simple voltage, time, and frequency measurements.
Automatic Measurements. Choose from a large palette of amplitude, time, and histogram measurements. You can customize the measurements by changing reference levels or by adding measurement gating.
Mask Testing. Option SM only. Provides mask testing for verifying compliance to standards.
Simple and Advanced Trigger Types. Choose simple edge trigger or choose from eight advanced trigger types to help you capture a specific signal fault or event.
Dual Triggers. Use the A (main) trigger system alone or add the B trigger to
capture more complex events. You can use the A and B triggers together to set up a delay-by-time or delay-by-events trigger condition.
Comm Triggers. Option SM only. Use comm triggers to trigger on communication signals.
Autoset. Use Autoset to quickly set up the vertical, horizontal, and trigger
controls for a usable display. If a standard mask is active (Option SM only),
Autoset adjusts the selected waveform to match the mask, if possible.
Touch Screen Interface
. You can operate all instrument functions (except the
power switch and the touch screen enable/disable switch) from the touch screen Interface
. If convenient, you can also install a mouse and keyboard to use the Interface
Toolbar or Menu Bar. You can choose a toolbar operating mode that is optimized for use with the touch screen, or a PC-style menu-bar operating mode that is optimized for use with a mouse.
Open Desktop. The instrument is built on a Microsoft Windows Software
platform; the instrument application program starts automatically when you
apply power to the instrument. You can minimize the instrument application and take full advantage of the built-in PC to run other applications. Moving
waveform images and data into other applications is as simple as a copy/paste operation.
Dedicated Front Panel Controls. The front panel contains knobs and buttons to
provide immediate access to the most common instrument controls.
Separate vertical controls are provided for each channel. The same functions are also available through the screen Interface
Data Storage and I/O. The instrument has a removeable hard disk drive, a CD-RW drive, and a floppy disk drive that can be used for storage and retrieval of data.
The instrument has GPIB, USB, Centronics, COM, and Ethernet ports for input
and output to other devices.
Online Help. The instrument has a complete online help system that covers all its features. The help system is context sensitive; help for the displayed control window is automatically shown if you touch the help button. Graphical aids in the help windows assist you in getting to the information you need. You can also access the help topics through a table of contents or index.