The Tektronix TDS380 oscilloscope is a graph-displaying device – it draws a graph of an electrical signal. In most applications, the graph shows how signals change over time: the vertical (Y) axis represents voltage and the horizontal (X) axis represents time. The intensity or brightness of the display is sometimes called the Z axis.
The Tektronix TDS380 oscilloscope's simple graph can tell you many things about a signal, such as: the time and voltage values of a signal, the frequency of an oscillating signal, the “moving parts” of a circuit represented by the signal, the frequency with which a particular portion of the signal is occurring relative to, other portions, whether or not a malfunctioning component is distorting the signal, how much of a signal is direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) and how much of the signal is noise and whether the noise is changing with time.
Tektronix TDS380 Includes:
Tektronix Test Equipment TDS380 Specs
- Signal Acquisition System
- Bandwidth: 400 MHz
- Sample Rate: 2 GS/s on each channel
- Channels: two identical channels, each with invert function
- Sensitivity: 2 mV to 10 V/div (with calibrated fine adjust)
- Vertical Resolution: 8-Bits (256 levels over 10.24 vertical divisions)
- Time Base System (Main and Delayed)
- Time/Division Range: 1 ns to 5 s/div
- Record Length: 1000 sample points per channel
- Triggering System (Main Only)
- Triggering Types: Edge, Video
- Option 14 (I/O Interface): Computer Interface and Hardcopy Capability
- GPIB (IEEE-488.2) Programmability
- RS-232 Interface Programmability
- Video Output
- Hardcopy Port - Centronics-type parallel or RS-232
- Graphics Interface File Formats - Interleaf (.img), TIFF, PCX (PC Paintbrush), BMP (Microsoft Windows), and Encapsulated Postscript (EPS)
- Printer Formats - ThinkJet, DeskJet, LaserJet, Epson (9 & 24 Pin), Seiko DPU 411/II, DPU 412.