Digital Storage Oscilloscopes

TDS2000C Series Datasheet

The TDS2000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope Series provides you with affordable performance in a compact design. Packed with standard features - including USB connectivity, 16 automated measurements, limit testing, data logging, and context-sensitive help - the TDS2000C Series oscilloscopes help you get more done in less time.

Key performance specifications
  • 200 MHz, 100 MHz, 70 MHz, 50 MHz bandwidth models
  • 2- and 4-channel models
  • Up to 2 GS/s sample rate on all channels
  • 2.5k point record length on all channels
  • Advanced triggers including pulse width trigger and line-selectable video trigger
Key features
  • 16 automated measurements and FFT analysis for simplified waveform analysis
  • Built-in waveform limit testing
  • Automated, extended data logging feature
  • Autoset and signal auto-ranging
  • Built-in context-sensitive help
  • Probe check wizard
  • 11-language user interface
  • 144 mm (5.7 inch) active TFT color display
  • Small footprint and lightweight - only 124 mm (4.9 inches) deep and 2 kg (4.4 lb)
  • USB 2.0 host port on the front panel for quick and easy data storage
  • USB 2.0 device port on the rear panel for easy connection to a PC or for direct printing to a PictBridge® -compatible printer
  • Includes National Instrument's LabVIEW SignalExpress™ TE Limited Edition and Tektronix OpenChoice® Software for connecting to your bench
  • Lifetime warranty. Limitations apply. For terms and conditions, visit www.tektronix.com/lifetimewarranty

Digital precision for accurate measurements

With up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 2 GS/s maximum sample rate, no other digital storage oscilloscope offers as much bandwidth and sample rate for the price. Tektronix proprietary sampling technology provides real-time sampling with a minimum of 10X oversampling on all channels, all the time to accurately capture your signals. Sampling performance is not reduced when using multiple channels.

Critical tools for troubleshooting your device

Advanced triggers - rising/falling edge, pulse width, and video - help you quickly isolate your signals of interest. Once you've captured a signal, advanced math capabilities and automated measurements can speed your analysis. Quickly perform an FFT or add, subtract, or multiply waveforms. Sixteen automated measurements quickly and reliably calculate important signal characteristics such as frequency or rise time, while the built-in Limit Test function enables you to easily identify problems in your signal.


Quickly and easily capture waveforms with advanced triggering.


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


Quickly perform an FFT with the advanced math functions.

Designed to make your work easy

The TDS2000C 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, auto-setup, and auto-ranging makes these instruments easy to use, reducing learning time and increasing efficiency.

Help when you need it

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


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

Probe check wizard

Check out your probe compensation before making measurements with just one button that starts a fast, easy procedure.

Limit test

The oscilloscope can automatically monitor source signals and output Pass or Fail results by judging whether the input waveform is within predefined boundaries. Specific actions can be triggered on violation including stopping waveform acquisition, stopping Limit Test functions, saving the failed waveform data or screen image to a USB memory device, or any combination of the above. This is an ideal solution for manufacturing or service applications where you need to make decisions quickly.


Limit Test provides a quick Pass/Fail comparison of any triggered input signal to a user-defined template.

Flexible data transfer

The USB host port on the front panel enables you to save your instrument settings, screenshots, and waveform data in a flash. The built-in Data Logging feature means you can set up your oscilloscope to save user-specified triggered waveforms to a USB memory device for up to 24 hours. You can also select the "infinite" option for continuous waveform monitoring. With this mode you can save your triggered waveforms to an external USB memory device without a duration limitation until the memory device is full. The oscilloscope will then guide you to insert another USB memory device to continue saving waveforms.


Data Logging enables automatic saving of triggered waveforms.


Conveniently use your USB flash drive to store screenshots and waveform data.

Easy PC connectivity

Easily capture, save, and analyze measurement results by connecting to your PC with the rear-panel USB device port and the included copy of OpenChoice PC Communications Software. Simply pull screen images and waveform data into the stand-alone desktop application or directly into Microsoft Word and Excel. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use your PC, you can simply print your image directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer.

Connect to your bench for intelligent debug

Every TDS2000C Series oscilloscope ships with an included copy of the Limited Tektronix Edition of National Instrument's LabView SignalExpress for basic instrument control, data logging, and analysis.

SignalExpress supports the range of Tektronix bench instruments (For a complete listing of Tektronix instruments supported by NI LabView Signal Express, visit: www.tektronix.com/signalexpress) enabling you to connect your entire test bench. You can then access the feature-rich tools packed into each instrument from one intuitive software interface. This allows you to automate complex measurements requiring multiple instruments, log data for an extended period of time, time-correlate data from multiple instruments, and easily capture and analyze your results, all from your PC. Only Tektronix offers a connected test bench of intelligent instruments to simplify and speed debug of your complex design.


Easily capture, save, and analyze measurement results with the included National Instrument's LabVIEW SIgnalExpress, Limited Tektronix Edition software.

Performance you can count on

In addition to industry-leading service and support, every TDS2000C Series oscilloscope comes backed with a Lifetime Warranty as standard.

Limitations apply. For terms and conditions, visit www.tektronix.com/lifetimewarranty.

Specifications

All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Overview
  TDS2001C TDS2002C TDS2004C TDS2012C TDS2014C TDS2022C TDS2024C
Display (QVGA LCD) TFT on all models
Bandwidth 50 MHz 70 MHz 70 MHz 100 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz 200 MHz
Channels
External trigger input Included on all models
Sample rate on each channel 500 MS/s 1.0 GS/s 1.0 GS/s 2.0 GS//s 2.0 GS/s 2.0 GS/s 2.0 GS/s
Vertical system
Record length
2.5k points at all time bases on all models
Vertical resolution
8 bits
Vertical sensitivity
2 mV to 5 V/div on all models with calibrated fine adjustment
DC vertical accuracy
±3% on all models
Vertical zoom
Vertically expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
Maximum input voltage
300 VRMS CAT II; derated at 20 dB/decade above 100 kHz to 13 Vp-pAC at 3 MHz
Position range

2 mV to 200 mV/div +2 V;

>200 mV to 5 V/div +50 V

Bandwidth limit
20 MHz for all models
Input impedance
1 MΩ in parallel with 20 pF
Input coupling
AC, DC, GND on all models
Horizontal system
Time base accuracy
50 ppm
Horizontal zoom
Horizontally expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
Trigger system
Trigger modes
Auto, Normal, Single Sequence
Trigger types
Edge (rising/falling)
Conventional level-driven trigger. Positive or negative slope on any channel. Coupling selections: AC, DC, Noise Reject, HF Reject, LF Reject
Video
Trigger on all lines or individual lines, odd/even or all fields from composite video, or broadcast standards (NTSC, PAL, SECAM)
Pulse width (or glitch)
Trigger on a pulse width less than, greater than, equal to, or not equal to, a selectable time limit ranging from 33 ns to 10 s
Trigger source
2-channel models
CH1, CH2, Ext, Ext/5, AC Line
4-channel models
CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, Ext, Ext/5, AC Line
Trigger view
Displays the trigger signal while the Trigger View button is depressed
Trigger signal frequency readout
Provides a frequency readout of the trigger source
Acquisition system
Acquisition modes
Peak detect
High-frequency and random glitch capture. Captures glitches as narrow as 12 ns (typical) at all time base settings from 5 µs/div to 50 s/div
Sample
Sample data only
Average
Waveform averaged, selectable: 4, 16, 64, 128 
Single sequence
Use the Single Sequence button to capture a single triggered acquisition sequence
Roll mode
At acquisition time base settings of >100 ms/div
Waveform measurements
Automatic waveform measurements
Period, Frequency, +Width, -Width, Rise Time, Fall Time, Max, Min, Peak-to-Peak, Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Cursor RMS, Duty Cycle, Phase, Delay
Cursors
Types
Amplitude and time
Measurements
ΔT, 1/ΔT (frequency), ΔV
Waveform math
Operators
Add, Subtract, Multiply, FFT
Sources
2-channel models
CH1 - CH2, CH2 - CH1, CH1 + CH2, CH1 x CH2
4-channel models
CH1 - CH2, CH2 - CH1, CH3 - CH4, CH4 - CH3, CH1 + CH2, CH3 + CH4, CH1 x CH2, CH3 x CH4
FFT

Windows: Hanning, Flat Top, Rectangular

2,048 sample points

Autoset menu

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

Autoset-menu signal-type choices are:

Square wave
Single Cycle, Multicycle, Rising or Falling Edge
Sine Wave
Single Cycle, Multicycle, FFT Spectrum
Video (NTSC, PAL, SECAM)

Field: Alt, Odd, or Even

Line: Alt or Selectable Line Number

Autorange
Automatically adjust vertical and/or horizontal oscilloscope settings when a probe is moved from point to point, or when a signal exhibits large changes
Display characteristics
Display
QVGA Active Color TFT
Interpolation
Sin(x)/x
Display types
Dots, vectors
Persistence
Off, 1 s, 2 s, 5 s, infinite
Format
YT and XY
Input-output interfaces
USB Ports

The USB host port on the front panel supports USB flash drives

The USB device port on the back of the instrument supports connection to a PC and to all PictBridge-compatible printers

GPIB
Optional
Nonvolatile storage
Reference waveform display
Two 2.5k point reference waveforms
Waveform storage without USB flash drive

TDS2001C, TDS2002C, TDS2012C, TDS2022C: Two 2.5k point waveforms

TDS2004C, TDS2014C, TDS2024C: Four 2.5k point waveforms

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
4,000 or more front-panel setups per 8 MB
Screen images with USB flash drive

128 or more screen images per 8 MB.

The actual number of images depends on the 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)

Power source
Power source
Source voltage
Full range: 100 to 240 VAC RMS ±10%, Installation Category II (covers range of 90 to 264 VAC)
Power consumption
Power consumption: Less than 30 W at 85 to 275 VAC input
Physical characteristics
Instrument dimensions
Height
158.0 mm (6.2 inches)
Width
326.3 mm (12.8 inches)
Depth
124.2 mm (4.9 inches)
Instrument weight
Instrument only
2.0 kg (4.4 lb)
Instrument with accessories
2.2 kg (4.9 lb)
Shipping package dimensions
Height
266.7 mm (10.5 inches)
Width
476.2 mm (18.7 inches)
Depth
228.6 mm (9.0 inches)
RM2000B rackmount dimensions
Height
482.6 mm (19.0 inches)
Width
177.8 mm (7.0 inches)
Depth
108.0 mm (4.3 inches)
EMC, environment and safety
Temperature
Operating
0 to +50 °C
Non-operating
-40 to +71 °C
Humidity
Operating

Up to 80% RH at or below +40 °C

Up to 45% RH up to +50 °C

Non-operating

Up to 80% RH at or below +40 °C

Up to 45% RH up to +50 °C

Altitude
Operating
Up to 3,000 m
Non-operating
Up to 3,000 m
Electromagnetic compatibility
Meets Directive 2004/108/EC, EN 61326-2-1 Class A; Australian EMC Framework
Safety
UL61010-2004, CSA22.2 No. 61010-1:2004, EN61010-1:2001, IEC61010-1:2001, EU Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC

Ordering information

Models
TDS2001C
50 MHz, 2 Ch, 500 MS/s, TFT DSO
TDS2002C
70 MHz, 2 Ch, 1 GS/s, TFT DSO
TDS2004C
70 MHz, 4 Ch, 1 GS/s, TFT DSO
TDS2012C
100 MHz, 2 Ch, 2 GS/s, TFT DSO
TDS2014C
100 MHz, 4 Ch, 2 GS/s TFT DSO
TDS2022C
200 MHz, 2 Ch, 2Gs/s, TFT DSO
TDS2024C
200 MHz, 4 Ch, 2 GS/s, TFT DSO
Instrument options
Language options
Opt. L0
English (front-panel label on instrument)
Opt. L1
French (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L2
Italian (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L3
German (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L4
Spanish (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L5
Japanese (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L6
Portuguese (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L7
Simplified Chinese (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L8
Traditional Chinese (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L9
Korean (front-panel overlay)
Opt. L10
Russian (front-panel overlay)

User manual (PDF) in 11 languages are available on the documentation CD and for download from www.tektronix.com/manuals. There are no printed user manuals.

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, 110/120 V, 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.

Standard accessories
Probes
TPP0101
100 MHz passive probe for TDS2001C, TDS2002C, and TDS2004C (one per channel)
TPP0201
200 MHz passive probe for TDS2012C, TDS2014C, TDS2022C, and TDS2024C (one per channel)
Accessories
Power cord
Please specify plug option
NIM/NIST
Traceable Certificate of Calibration
Documentation

TDS2000C and TDS1000C-EDU Compliance and Safety Instructions

TDS2000C and TDS1000C-EDU Documentation CD

OpenChoice PC Communications Software
Enables fast and easy communication between a Windows PC and the TDS2000C Series using USB. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements, and screen images
National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Interactive Measurement Software - base version
A fully interactive measurement software environment optimized for the TDS2000C Series. Enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import, and save measurement data and signals using an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any programming. Standard TDS2000C Series support for acquiring, controlling, viewing, and exporting your live signal. A 30-day trial period of the Professional Version provides additional signal processing, advance analysis, mixed signal, sweeping, limit testing, and user-defined step capabilities. Order SIGEXPTE for permanent Professional Version capability.
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Covers labor and parts for defects in materials and workmanship for a minimum of 10 years, excluding probes and accessories.

Lifetime is defined as 5 years after Tektronix discontinues manufacturing the product, but the warranty length shall be at least ten years from date of original purchase. Lifetime warranty is nontransferrable. Proof of original purchase is required. Limitations apply. For terms and conditions visit www.tektronix.com/lifetimewarranty.

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.

Recommended accessories
Probes
TPP0101
10X passive probe, 100 MHz bandwidth
TPP0201
10X passive probe, 200 MHz bandwidth
P2220
1X/10X passive probe, 200 MHz bandwidth
P6101B
1X passive probe (15 MHz, 300 VRMS CAT II rating)
P6015A
1000X high-voltage passive probe (75 MHz)
P5100A
100X high-voltage passive probe (500 MHz)
P5200
High-voltage active differential probe (25 MHz)
P6021
15 A, 60 MHz AC-current probe
A621
2000 A, 5 to 50 kHz, AC-current probe
A622
100 A, 100 kHz, AC/DC current probe/BNC
TCP303/TCPA300
150 A, 15 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP305/TCPA300
50 A, 50 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP312/TCPA300
30 A, 100 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP404XL/TCPA400
500 A, 2 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
Accessories
TEK-USB-488 
GPIB-to-USB converter
SIGEXPTE
National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Internative Measurement Software - Professional Version
AC2100
Soft carrying case for instrument
HCTEK4321
Hard plastic carrying case for instrument
RM2000B
Rackmount kit
077-0444-xx
Programmer manual, English only, PDF only, downloadable from www.tektronix.com/manuals
077-0446-xx
Service manual, English only, PDF only, downloadable from www.tektronix.com/manuals
174-4401-xx
USB host to device cable, 3 feet long

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