TBS1000B-EDU Digital Storage Oscilloscope

TBS1000B-EDU Series Datasheet

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The TBS1000B-EDU Digital Storage Oscilloscope Series is designed specifically to meet the needs of today's schools and universities. It's the first oscilloscope to use an innovative new Courseware system that enables educators to seamlessly integrate teaching materials onto TBS1000B-EDU oscilloscopes. The Courseware information is presented directly on the oscilloscope display and can be used to provide; step by step instructions, background theory, hints and tips or an efficient way for students to document their lab work. The instrument includes a 7-inch WVGA TFT color display, up to 2 GS/s sampling rate, bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz, dual channel frequency counters and a 5 year standard warranty, just a few of the features that make the TBS1000B-EDU the industry's best-value entry level oscilloscope for educational activities.

Key performance specifications
  • 200MHz, 150 MHz, 100 MHz, 70 MHz and 50 MHz bandwidth models

  • 2-channel models
  • Up to 2 GS/s sample rate on all channels

  • 2.5k point record length on all channels
  • Advanced triggers including pulse and line-selectable video triggers
Key features
  • 7 inch WVGA (800X480) Active TFT Color Display

  • 34 automated measurements

  • Dual window FFT, simultaneously monitors both the time and frequency domains
  • Integrated Courseware feature
  • Dual channel frequency counter
  • Zoom Function
  • Autoset and signal auto-ranging
  • New affordable 50 MHz TPP0051 passive probes
  • Multiple-language user interface
  • Small footprint and lightweight - Only 4.9 in. (124 mm) deep and 4.4 lb. (2 kg)
  • USB 2.0 host port on the front panel for quick and easy data storage
  • USB 2.0 device port on rear panel for easy connection to a PC

Seeing signal details

To properly analyze signals you need to make sure that you can see them in enough detail. The TBS1000B-EDU comes standard with a 7-inch high resolution TFT display for a clear view of all of your signals and critical on screen information. The instrument is further enhanced by a user interface inspired by the award winning Tektronix MSO/DPO series of instruments. The interface is easy to use, provides quick access to all of the oscilloscope functions and includes a high resolution "Pan & Zoom" feature enabling you to see even more signal details of up to 10 times normal resolution.


The zoom function shows details in an event of up to 10X the normal view.

Digital precision for accurate measurements

With up to 200 MHz bandwidth, 2 GS/s maximum sample rate and 3% vertical measurement accuracy the oscilloscope allows you to see all of your signals details. With the Tektronix proprietary sampling technology there are no compromises, you will get the stated real-time sampling rate on all channels, all the time with at least 10X oversampling. The sampling performance is not reduced when changing horizontal settings or when using multiple channels, enabling you to see the true characteristics of your signals.


See all the details other oscilloscopes might miss with Tektronix proprietary digital real- time sampling.

Critical tools for troubleshooting your device

The TBS1000B-EDU oscilloscope enables students to learn about the advanced triggers used to debug today's complex circuitry. Standard rising or falling edge, pulse width and video trigger set-ups will allow students to quickly isolate signals of interest and investigate alternative triggering options using the flexible trigger set-up menus.


The pulse trigger function can easily capture critical events.

Once signals are captured, the TBS1000B-EDU offers advanced math and measurement capabilities making it easy to evaluate signal quality . Users can quickly add, subtract and multiply waveforms or use any one of 34 automated measurements to quickly and reliably calculate important signal characteristics such as frequency, rise time or overshoot.


Quickly analyze signals with the standard 34 automated measurements.

For advanced frequency analysis, a dedicated front panel button provides quick access to the FFT function that can show both frequency and time domain waveforms simultaneously, providing the student with a convenient way to understand the relationship between their signals and the FFT results.


Quickly perform an FFT with a dedicated front panel button.


To further enhance the teaching process, the oscilloscopes "Autoset" function can be disabled. For those beginning labs where it is important for a student to learn the basic operation of the oscilloscope, disabling Autoset will help them apply their knowledge of an oscilloscope's operation instead of taking shortcuts with the Autoset button. This feature is password controlled so Autoset can be disabled or enabled by accessing the Autoset screen in the Utility menu.


The "Autoset" function can be disabled or enabled by entering a password in the Utility menu.

The TBS1000B-EDU also comes with built-in dual channel frequency counters. Independent control of each counter's trigger level provides an easy way to monitor two different signal frequencies simultaneously.


Dual channel - 6 digit frequency counters come standard with all TBS1000B-EDU models.

Courseware feature

The innovative Courseware feature sets up an education ecosystem by combining powerful PC Course Editor software with the TBS1000B-EDU instruments and a Courseware landing page. The new feature gives educators the ability to create lab descriptions and instructions and then upload the material directly onto a TBS1000B-EDU oscilloscope. Existing labs can be modified with content that directly supports recent lectures or explores new ideas discovered in class discussions. Students can perform their lab work directly on the oscilloscope and record their progress in a report file consisting of oscilloscope screen captures. Courseware materials can easily be shared between different labs, professors at the same institution or even between educators from around the world. The Tektronix Courseware Web Page is set up to make it easy for educators to share their own course material or get inspired by reviewing new and interesting ideas from their peers.


PC Course Editor software

It all starts with the PC Courseware editor tool. This Windows based application provides the framework in which the courseware is developed. With simple Windows tools instructors can create new labs or edit existing labs using text, images, formulas or tables. A profile signature can also be created that identifies the professor, class or school.

The basic building block of the Courseware content is the Lab section. An overview, equipment set-ups, theory discussions and step by step instructions can all be included in this section. When the labs are completed a course can be created. In general, a course is made up of several labs with related topics, for example a basic digital course may consist of lab topics that include; "Basic Boolean Logic", "Simple AND & OR Gates", "Clocks", "Metastable Devices", "Memory Devices", etc. Individual Labs can be shared among multiple courses enabling professors to cater course material to a specific audience. Once all of the courses are defined a package/workspace file is created which contains all of the courses with their related labs and enables the content to be uploaded onto a TBS1000B-EDU oscilloscope.

To accommodate regional differences the Courseware PC software and the help wizard support is available in 11 different languages.


The Courseware PC interface uses Labs to build courses. The courses are then used to build packages which are uploaded to the oscilloscope.

The oscilloscope courseware features

When the workspace file is loaded onto an instrument, students can easily access the content by using the dedicated "Course" button located on the front panel. Using the oscilloscopes soft keys and the multipurpose knob, students can access up to 8 courses which can have up to 30 labs each. To accommodate situations where and instrument is used for several classes, up to 100 MB of course material can be stored on the oscilloscope. Once a lab is chosen, the student is able to review the overview section, perform the lab using the step-by-step procedure, collect data, check & save the data results and generate reports that show the waveforms created for each step in the procedure. And all of this work can be done directly on the oscilloscope.


The Courseware menus accessed by the oscilloscope soft keys provide easy access to all of the Courseware features.

Tektronix Courseware landing page

To help educators find new and interesting ideas for creating content for their labs Tektronix has created a Courseware Web page. At this site, users can download and customize relevant course material or upload material to share their own labs with peers. The site also contains a comprehensive search engine that allows visitors to search for labs by key word, author, category, topic and/or language. Although registration for the site is required, once registered, users are able to download or upload material and they will also be able to comment on material that they've used.


A powerful search engine makes is easy to find material of interest.

Designed to make your work easy

The TBS1000B-EDU series oscilloscopes are designed with the ease of use and familiar operation you have come to expect from Tektronix.

Intuitive operation

The intuitive user interface with dedicated per-channel vertical controls, zoom/magnifier button and convenient access to functions using the oscilloscope's soft keys and multi-purpose knob make these instruments easy to use, reducing learning time and increasing efficiency.

Help when you need it where you need it


The context-sensitive help system provides important information specific to the task you are working on.

The built-in Help menu provides you with important information about your oscilloscope's features and functions. Help is provided in the same languages as the user interface.

Performance you can count on

In addition to industry-leading service and support, every TBS1000B-EDU series oscilloscope comes backed with a standard 5-year warranty.


All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Model overview
Bandwidth50 MHz70 MHz100 MHz150 MHz200 MHz
Sample rate on each channel1.0 GS/s1.0 GS/s2.0 GS/s2.0 GS/s2.0 GS/s
Record length2.5k points at all-time bases
Input/Output ports
USB interface

USB host port on front panel supports USB flash drives

USB device port on back of instrument supports connection to PC

GPIB interface
Data storage
Nonvolatile storage
Reference waveform display
2.5K point reference waveforms
Waveform storage without USB flash drive
2.5K point
Maximum USB flash drive size
64 GB
Waveform storage with USB flash drive
96 or more reference waveforms per 8 MB
Setups without USB flash drive
10 front-panel setups
Setups with USB flash drive
4000 or more front-panel setups per 8 MB
Screen images with USB flash drive
128 or more screen images per 8 MB (the number of images depends on file format selected)
Save All with USB flash drive
12 or more Save All operations per 8 MB

A single Save All operation creates 3 to 9 files (setup, image, plus one file for each displayed waveform)

Course content

100 MB

Autoset menu

Single-button, automatic setup of all channels for vertical, horizontal, and trigger systems, with undo autoset.

Square wave
Single cycle, multicycle, rising or falling edge
Sine wave
Single cycle, multicycle, FFT spectrum
Field: All, Odd, or Even Line: All or Selectable Line Number
Courseware software
System requirements

The following PC configuration represents the minimum requirements needed to install the Courseware software.

Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux (ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 or fedora 18, 19)
RAM512 Megabytes (MB)
Disk space1 Gigabyte of available hard disk space
DisplayXVGA 1024×768 with 120 dpi font size recommended
Removable mediaCD-ROM or DVD drive
PeripheralsKeyboard and Microsoft mouse or other compatible pointing device
Power source
Power source voltage
100 to 240 V ±10%
Power source frequency
100 V to 240 V
50 Hz to 60 Hz
115 V
400 Hz ±10%
Power consumption
30 W maximum

Ordering information


50 MHz, 2 Ch, 1 GS/s, TFT DSO


70 MHz, 2 Ch, 1 GS/s, TFT DSO


100 MHz, 2 Ch, 2 GS/s, TFT DSO


150 MHz, 2 ch, 2 GS/s, TFT DSO


200 MHz, 2 ch, 2 GS/s, TFT DSO

Instrument options
Language options
Opt. L1
French overlay
Opt. L2
Italian overlay
Opt. L3
German overlay
Opt. L4
Spanish overlay
Opt. L5
Japanese overlay
Opt. L6
Portuguese overlay
Opt. L7
Simplified Chinese overlay
Opt. L8
Traditional Chinese overlay
Opt. L9
Korean overlay
Opt. L10
Russian overlay
Power plug options
Opt. A0
North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Opt. A1
Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A2
United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A3
Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A4
North America power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A5
Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A6
Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
Opt. A10
China power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A11
India power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A12
Brazil power plug (60 Hz)
Opt. A99
No power cord
Service options
Opt. D1
Calibration Data Report

Probes and accessories are not covered by the oscilloscope warranty and Service Offerings. Refer to the datasheet of each probe and accessory model for its unique warranty and calibration terms.

Probe option
Replaces standard probes with P2220 probes (200 MHz passive voltage probes with 1x/ 10x attenuation)
Standard accessories
Passive probes, one per channelTPP0051: 50MHz passive probe for: TBS1052B-EDU
TPP0101: 100 MHz passive probe for: TBS1072B-EDU, TBS1102B-EDU
TPP0201: 200 MHz passive probe for: TBS1152B-EDU, TBS1202B-EDU
Power cord(Please specify plug option)
NIM/NISTTraceable certificate of calibration
Printed documentationInstallation and safety manual
(English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese)
CD with customer documentation and softwareCustomer documentation including detailed user manuals (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese), Courseware PC Software, example Courseware labs, ABC's of Probes application note, XYZ's of Oscilloscopes application note, Courseware PC Software download link, www.tek.com Education landing page
5-year warrantyCovers labor and parts for defects in materials and workmanship for 5 years, excluding probes and accessories (probes and accessories are not covered by the oscilloscope warranty and service offerings. refer to the data sheet of each probe and accessory model for its unique warranty and calibration terms)
Recommended accessories
TEK-USB-488 GPIB-to-USB converter
AC2100Soft carrying case for instrument
HCTEK4321Hard plastic carrying case for instrument (requires AC2100)
RM2000BRackmount kit
077-0444-xxProgrammer manual – English only
077-0897-xxService manual – English only
174-4401-xxUSB host to device cable, 3 ft. long
Recommended probes
TPP005110X passive probe, 50 MHz bandwidth
TPP010110X passive probe, 100 MHz bandwidth
TPP020110X passive probe, 200 MHz bandwidth
P22201X/10X passive probe, 200 MHz bandwidth
P6101B1X passive probe (15 MHz, 300 V RMS CAT II rating)
P6015A1000X high-voltage passive probe (75 MHz)
P5100A100X high-voltage passive probe (500 MHz)
P5200A50 MHz, 50X/500X high-voltage differential probe
P6021A15 A, 60 MHz AC current probe
P60226 A, 120 MHz AC current probe
A6212000 A, 5 to 50 kHz AC current probe
A622100 A, 100 kHz AC/DC current probe/BNC
TCP303/TCPA300150 A, 15 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP305A/TCPA30050 A, 50 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP312A/TCPA30030 A, 100 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP404XL/TCPA400500 A, 2 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
Last Modified: 2014-04-07 05:00:00

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