Frequently Asked Questions

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Tkdpo2k3k4k_ReadWaveform() Function in the IVI-C Driver Keeps Timing Out
The Tkdpo2k3k4k_ReadWaveform() function makes use of the Service Request Event in VISA so the scope can notify the driver when it has completed its acquisition and the waveform data is ready to be fetched as opposed to the driver polling the scope...
This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104, MDO4014-3, MDO4014B-3, MDO4024C, MDO4034-3, MDO4034B-3, MDO4034C, MDO4054-3, MDO4054-6, MDO4054B-3, MDO4054B-6, MDO4054C, MDO4104-3, MDO4104-6, MDO4104B-3, MDO4104B-6, MDO4104C, MSO2002, MSO2002B, MSO2004B, MSO2012, MSO2012B, MSO2014, MSO2014B, MSO2022B, MSO2024, MSO2024B, MSO3012, MSO3014, MSO3032, MSO3034, MSO3054, MSO4014B, MSO4032, MSO4034, MSO4034B, MSO4054, MSO4054B, MSO4102B, MSO4102B-L, MSO4104, MSO4104B, MSO4104B-L, DPO2002, DPO2002B, DPO2004B, DPO2012, DPO2012B, DPO2014, DPO2014B, DPO2022B, DPO2024, DPO2024B
TPI4000 Series (TPI4202 and TPI4208)
The TPI4000 Series (TPI4202 and TPI4208) were OEM products that Tektronix resold under the Tektronix name.  Tektronix no longer provides repair for these models.  Repair for this model/series is through the OEM manufacture, Absolute...
This FAQ applies to: TPI4202
Where can I find manuals for old Tektronix oscilloscopes?
If you are looking for manuals, data sheets or software for a discontinued product, click Support for Discontinued Products to search if the content is available on If you are searching for a manual and did not find it, it may have been a...
How to use the RSA API in LabWindows/CVI 2010
National Instrument has confirmed this issue with other external libraries and has written up a KnowledgeBase article showing how to fix the issue.  You can read this article at the following URL.
This FAQ applies to:
RSA306, RSA306B, RSA306BRACK, RSA306RACK, RSA503A, RSA507A, RSA603A, RSA607A
Key differences between the TBS2000, MSO/DPO2000B, TBS1000B, and TDS2000C
Below is a condensed table of key specifications of this range of oscilloscopes. More information can be found on the data sheets or in the manuals of each of the oscilloscope product lines. Note that there are feature options available to each...
This FAQ applies to:
TBS1032B, TBS1052B, TBS1072B, TBS1102B, TBS1152B, TBS1202B, TBS2072, TBS2074, TBS2102, TBS2104, TDS2002, TDS2004, TDS2012, TDS2014, TDS2022, TDS2024, MSO2002B, MSO2004B, MSO2012B, MSO2014B, MSO2022B, MSO2024B, DPO2002B, DPO2004B, DPO2012B, DPO2014B, DPO2022B, DPO2024B
What's included in the MDO3000 and MDO4000C DDU option?
The Distribution Demo Unit (DDU) option on Tektronix oscilloscopes is an option provided to distributors for demoing scopes to customers with a set time limit before it expires. Questions arise about what's included in the...
This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104, MDO4024C, MDO4034C, MDO4054C, MDO4104C
What is the difference between the Keithley 2636A and 2636B?
In addition to retaining all the features of the Model 2636A, the Model 2636B has 6½-digit resolution, USB 2.0 connectivity, and software command emulation of the Model 2400 SourceMeter SMU Instrument that enables easy migration of legacy test code...
This FAQ applies to:
2636A, 2636B
Where can I download the Arduino Code for the Arduino Courseware Labs?
If you have tried downloading the Arduino Courseware Labs for the TBS1000B-EDU you may have noticed that the Arduino code is missing from the downloads for the individual labs. To get the code you will need to download the full Arduino Course...
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Using Tek Power Sensor Meters PSM in LabVIEW
In this guide I intend to show you how to get setup and running with the Tek PSM Series instruments in the LabVIEW development environment.Getting StartedBefore attempting to use the PSM Series in LabVIEW, be sure to first download and install the...
This FAQ applies to:
PSM3110, PSM3120, PSM3310, PSM3320, PSM3510, PSM4110, PSM4120, PSM4320, PSM4410, PSM5110, PSM5120, PSM5320, PSM5410