TDS7000B Series

Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
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Features & Benefits

  • Up to 7.25 GHz True Analog Bandwidth and Down to 43 ps Risetime (20% - 80%)
  • > 400,000 wfms/s Waveform Capture Rate, powered by exclusive DPX® acquisition technology
  • 20 GS/s Maximum Real-time Sample Rate
  • Exceptional Delta-time Accuracy for High-confidence in Critical Timing Measurements
  • MyScope® Custom Control Windows Enhance Productivity
  • Right Mouse Click Menus for Exceptional Efficiency
  • Powerful Triggering Features for Fast Detection of Relevant Faults
  • Communications Mask Testing Up to 4.25 Gb/s Rates
  • Clock Recovery from Serial Data Streams up to 3.125 Gb/s
  • Up to 64 MB Record Length with MultiView Zoom™ for Quick Navigation of Long Records
  • TekConnect® Interface for High Fidelity Connection
  • Classic Direct Controls, Touch-sensitive Display, or Mouse Navigation
  • OpenChoice® with Microsoft Windows 2000 Delivers Built-in Networking and Analysis
  • XGA 1024x768 display


  • Signal Integrity, Jitter, and Timing Analysis
  • Verification, Debug, and Characterization of Sophisticated Designs
  • Design, Development, and Compliance Testing of Serial Data Streams Up to 4.25 Gb/s Rates
  • Debug of Telecom, Datacom, and Storage Area Network Equipment Designs, and High-speed Backplanes
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Investigation of Transient Phenomena

Superior Measurement Fidelity • Unrivaled Analysis • Uncompromised Usability

The TDS7000B Series’ unique combination of superior measurement fidelity, unrivaled analysis, and uncompromised usability makes it the ultimate test machine to simplify and speed the design of high-speed, complex systems. This family offers the industry’s best solution to the challenging signal integrity issues faced by designers verifying, characterizing, and debugging sophisticated electronic designs.

They deliver up to 7.25 GHz (typical) true analog bandwidth, down to 43 ps rise time (20% - 80%), and 20 GS/s maximum real-time sample rate to capture critical events with fine detail. Exclusive DPX® acquisition technology enables waveform capture rates up to 400,000 wfms/s to quickly find rare glitches in seconds or minutes, instead of hours or days. Innovative software solutions deliver domain expertise for advanced analysis and compliance testing, while the OpenChoice® architecture enables users to integrate their expertise through the ability to easily write custom programs or utilize popular commercial software. The intuitive graphical user interface delivers sophisticated capability to advanced users without intimidating occasional users.

MyScope® Custom Control Windows

MyScope control windows allow you to build your own control windows with only the controls, features, and capabilities that you care about and are important in your job. For the first time you can create your own personalized “toolbox” of oscilloscope features. No longer do you need to search through menus for features or re-learn how to drive the oscilloscope after a break from the lab. MyScope control windows are easily created in a matter of minutes using a simple, visual, drag and drop process. Once created, these customized windows are easily accessed through a dedicated MyScope button and menu selection on the oscilloscope button/menu bar, just like any other control window. You can make an unlimited number of custom control windows, enabling each person who uses the oscilloscope, in a shared environment, to have their own unique control window. Since the control windows are stored as files on the hard drive, they can easily be transferred to other CSA7000B, TDS5000B, or TDS6000B/C Series oscilloscopes, or they can even be e-mailed to a co-worker around the world when the need arises. MyScope control windows will benefit all oscilloscope users, from eliminating the ramp-up time that many face when returning to the lab after not using an oscilloscope for a while, to the power user who can now operate far more efficiently. Everything you need is found in one control window rather than having to constantly navigate through menu after menu to repeat similar tasks.

Right Clicks

Right mouse click menus make simple things as they should be – simple. Right click menus are context sensitive, meaning the choices presented in the menu depend on where you right clicked the mouse. This makes right click menus extremely intuitive. Want to change the cursor type? Right click on a cursor or the cursor readouts. Want to change the reference levels of an automatic measurement? Right click on the measurement. Want to change trigger parameters? Right click on the trigger readouts. Want to change a waveform’s color? Right click on the waveform handle. Virtually all objects on the oscilloscope display have right click menus associated with them that include all the appropriate actions or features relative to those objects. There are also right click menus for regions of the display in addition to just objects. For example, right clicking in the main graticule brings up a menu with choices such as Clear Data, Default Setup, Autoset, Screen Captures, Save All Waveforms, and Add Screen Text, providing single click access to many of your most commonly performed tasks.


Vertical System








Input Channels







Hardware Analog Bandwidth (-3 dB)

500 MHz

1 GHz

1.5 GHz*1

2.5 GHz*1

4 GHz*1

7.25 GHz*1 (typical), 7GHz*1 guaranteed

Rise Time 10% to 90% (Typical)

800 ps

400 ps

200 ps

130 ps

100 ps

62 ps

Rise Time 20% to 80% (Typical)



135 ps

83 ps

72 ps

43 ps

DC Gain Accuracy


±(2% + (2% × offset))

±2.5% + (2% × offset)

*1 At ≥10 mV/div.

Vertical System (continued)




Hardware Bandwidth Limits

250 MHz or 20 MHz

Requires TCA-1 MEG

Input Coupling



Input Impedance

1 MΩ ±0.5% or 50 Ω ±1%

50 Ω ±2.5%

Input Sensitivity, 1 MΩ

1 mV/div to 10 V/div


Input Sensitivity, 50 Ω

1 mV/div to 1 V/div

2 mV/div to 1 V/div

Vertical Resolution

8-Bit (>11-Bit with averaging)

8-Bit (>11-Bit with averaging)

Max Input Voltage, 1 MΩ

±150 V CAT I Derate at 20 dB/decade to 9 VRMS above 200 kHz


Max Input Voltage, 50 Ω

5 VRMS, with peaks less than ±30 Volts

<1 VRMS for <100 mV/div,

<5 VRMS for ≥100 mV/div settings.

Also determined by TekConnect® accessory

Offset Range

1 mV/div to 100 mV/div: ±1 V

2 mV to 50 mV/div: ±0.5 V

101 mV/div to 1 V/div: ±10 V

50.5 mV to 99.5 mV: ±0.25 V

1.01 V/div to 10 V/div: ±100 V

100 mV to 500 mV: ±5 V


505 mV to 1 V/div: ±2.5 V

Channel-to-channel Isolation Any Two Channels at Equal Vertical Scale Settings

≥100:1 at 100 MHz and ≥30:1 at the rated bandwidth

≥80:1 at 1.5 GHz and ≥15:1 at the rated bandwidth

Note: Typical system bandwidth of TDS7404B with P7240: 4 GHz.

Note: Typical system bandwidth of TDS7404B with P7330: 3.5 GHz.

Note: Typical system bandwidth of TDS7704B with P7260: 6 GHz

Note: Typical system bandwidth of TDS7704B with P7350: 5 GHz.

Note: Typical system bandwidth of TDS7704B with P7380: 7 GHz.

Time Base System




Time Base Range

200 ps/div to 40 s/div

50 ps to 10 s/div

Time Base Delay Time Range

16 ns to 250 s

5 ns to 250 s

Channel-to-channel Deskew Range

±25 ns

±75 ns

Delta Time Measurement Accuracy

±((0.06/sample rate) + (15 ppm × reading)) RMS

±((0.06/sample rate) + (2.5 ppm × reading)) RMS

Trigger Jitter (RMS)

8 psRMS (typical)

2 psRMS (typical) (7254B/7154B)

1.5 psRMS (typical) (7404B)

1.2 psRMS (typical) (7704B)

Long Term Sample Rate and Delay Time Accuracy

±15 ppm over ≥1 ms interval

2.5 ppm over any ≥100 ms interval

Acquisition System




TDS7154B/ TDS7254B/ TDS7404B/ TDS7704B

Real-time Sample Rates

1 channel (max)

5 GS/s

10 GS/s

20 GS/s

2 channels (max)

5 GS/s

5 GS/s

10 GS/s

3-4 channels (max)

2.5 GS/s

2.5 GS/s

5 GS/s

Equivalent Time Sample Rate (max)

250 GS/s

250 GS/s

1 TS/s

Maximum Record Length per Channel with Standard Memory

2 M (1-CH.), 1 M (2-CH.), 500 k (4-CH.)

4 M (1-CH.), 2 M (2-CH.), 1 M (4-CH.)

  with Memory Opt. 2M

8 M (1-CH.), 4 M (2-CH.), 2 M (4-CH.)

  with Memory Opt. 3M

16 M (1-CH.), 8 M (2-CH.), 4 M (4-CH.)

  with Memory Opt. 4M



32 M (1-CH.), 16 M (2-CH.), 8 M (4-CH.)

  with Memory Opt. 5M



64 M (1-CH.), 32 M (2-CH.), 16 M (4-CH.)

Maximum Duration at Highest Real-time Resolution (1-CH)





Time Resolution (Single-shot)

200 ps (5 GS/s)

100 ps (10 GS/s)

50 ps (20 GS/s)

Max Duration with Standard Memory

400 μs

200 μs

200 μs

Max Duration with Opt. 2M

1.6 ms

800 μs

400 μs

Max Duration with Opt. 3M

3.2 ms

1.6 ms

800 μs

Max Duration with Opt. 4M



1.6 ms

Max Duration with Opt. 5M



3.2 ms

Acquisition Modes




FastAcq Acquisition

Powered by exclusive DPX® acquisition technology, FastAcq optimizes the instrument for analysis of dynamic signals and capture of infrequent events

Maximum FastAcq Waveform Capture Rate

>200,000 wfms/sec

>400,000 wfms/sec

Waveform Database

Accumulate Waveform Database providing three-dimensional array of amplitude, time and counts


Acquire sampled values

Peak Detect

Captures narrow glitches at all real-time sampling rates

Minimum Peak Detect Pulse Width

≤1 ns

400 ps


From 2 to 10,000 waveforms included in average


From 2 to 2x109 waveforms included in min-max envelope


Real-time boxcar averaging reduces random noise and increases resolution

FastFrame™ Acquisition

Acquisition memory divided into segments; maximum trigger rate >265,000 waveforms per second. Time of arrival recorded with each event

Trigger System




TDS7154B/TDS7254B/ TDS7404B/TDS7704B


Trigger Characteristics

Trigger Level Range

Internal DC Coupled

0.35 div DC to 50 MHz increasing to 1 div at 500 MHz

0.35 div DC to 50 MHz increasing to 1 div at 1 GHz

0.5 div DC to 50 MHz increasing to 1.5 div at 3 GHz TDS7404B/TDS7704B: 2.7 div at 4 GHz (typical)

External (Auxiliary Input)

400 mV from DC to 50 MHz increasing to 750 mV at 100 MHz

250mV from DC to 50 MHz increasing to 500mV at 100 MHz

150 mV from DC to 50 MHz increasing to 500 mV at 2.5 GHz

Main Trigger Modes

Auto, Normal and Single

Trigger Sequences

Main, Delayed by Time, Delayed by Events. All sequences can include separate horizontal delay after the trigger event to position the acquisition window in time

Standard Trigger Types

Edge, Glitch, Runt, Width, Transition Time, Timeout, Pattern, State, Setup/Hold

Edge, Glitch, Runt, Width, Transition Time, Timeout, Pattern, State, Setup/Hold, Window – all except Edge, Pattern, and State can be logic qualified

Communications-related Triggers (requires Option SM)

Support for AMI, HDB3, BnZS, CMI, MLT3 and NRZ encoded communications signals. Select among isolated positive or negative one, zero pulse form or eye patterns as applicable to standard.

Serial Pattern Trigger (requires Option ST)



64-Bit serial word recognizer, bits specified in binary (high, low, don't care) or hex format. Trigger on NRZ-encoded data up to 1.25 GBaud.


±12 divisions from center of screen

External (Auxiliary In)

±8 V

±5 V


fixed at 0 V

Trigger Coupling

DC, AC (attenuates <60 Hz), HF Rej (attenuates >30 kHz), LF Rej (attenuates <80 kHz), Noise Reject (reduces sensitivity)

Trigger Holdoff Range

250 ns minimum to 12 s maximum

Clock Recovery System (Option SM, ST)



Clock Recovery Phase Locked Loop Bandwidth

Fbaud/1600 typical

Tracking/Acquisition Range

±2% of requested baud

Clock Recovery Jitter (Typical)

0.25% period +5 psRMS for PRBS data pattern or 4 psRMS for repeating “011” data patterns

Input Sensitivity for Clock Recovery

1 division pk-pk displayed signal

Input Data Rates

1.5 Mbaud to 3.125 Gbaud

Trigger Modes

Edge - Positive and/or negative slope on any channel or front panel auxiliary input. Coupling includes DC, AC, noise reject, HF reject and LF reject.

Glitch - Trigger on or reject glitches of positive, negative, or either polarity. Minimum glitch width is 1.0 ns with 200 ps resolution (TDS7104/TDS7054). Minimum glitch width is 170 ps (TDS7704B) or 225 ps (all other B models) with rearm time of 250 ps (B models).

Width - Trigger on width of positive or negative pulse (down to 170 ps on B models) either within or out of selectable time limits – 1 ns (TDS7104/TDS7054) or 340 ps (B models) to 1 s).

Runt - Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again. Optional time qualification.

Timeout - Trigger on an event which remains high, low or either, for a specified time period, selectable from 1 ns (TDS7104/TDS7054) or 340 ps (B models) to 1 s with 200 ps (TDS7104/TDS7054) or 100ps (B models).

Transition - Trigger on pulse edge rates that are faster or slower than specified. Slope may be positive, negative, or either.

Setup/Hold - Trigger on violations of both setup time and hold time between clock and data present on any two input channels.

Pattern - Trigger when pattern goes false or stays true for specified period of time. Pattern (AND, OR, NAND, NOR) specified for four input channels defined as HIGH, LOW or Don't Care.

State - Any logical pattern of channels (1, 2, 3) clocked by edge on channel 4. Trigger on rising or falling clock edge.

Window - Trigger on an event that enters or exits a window defined by two user-adjustable thresholds. Event can be time or logic qualified (B models only)

Logic Qualified Trigger applicable to Glitch, Width, Runt, Timeout, Transition, Setup/Hold, Window triggers — trigger on the specified event only if the logic state defined with the remaining unused channels occurs (B models only).

Trigger Delay by Time - 16 ns (5 ns for B models) to 250 s.

Trigger Delay by Events - 1 to 10,000,000 Events.

Waveform Measurements

Amplitude - Amplitude, High, Low, Maximum, Minimum, Peak to Peak, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot.

Time - Rise time, Fall time, Positive Width, Negative Width, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Period, Frequency, Delay.

Combination - Area, Cycle Area, Phase, Burst Width.

Histogram-related - Waveform count, Hits in box, Peak hits, Median, Maximum, Minimum, Peak to Peak, Mean (μ), Standard Deviation (σ), μ+1σ, μ+2σ, μ+3σ.

Eye Pattern-related (B models only) - Extinction Ratio (absolute, %, and dB), Eye Height, Eye Top, Eye Base, Eye Width, Crossing %, Jitter (peak-peak, RMS and 6sigma), Noise (peak-peak and RMS), S/N ratio, Cycle Distortion, Q-factor.

Waveform Processing/Math

Algebraic Expressions - Define extensive algebraic expressions including waveforms, scalars and results of parametric measurements e.g. (Integral (CH.1-Mean(CH.1)) × 1.414).

Arithmetic - Add, subtract, multiply, divide waveforms and scalars.

Relational - Boolean result of comparison >, <, >=, <=, ==, !=.

Calculus - Integrate, differentiate.

Frequency Domain Functions - Spectral magnitude and phase, real, and imaginary spectra.

Vertical Units - Magnitude: Linear, dB, dBm; Phase: Degrees, radians.

Window Functions - Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, Kaiser-Bessel, Blackman-Harris, Gaussian, Flattop2, Tek Exponential.

Waveform Definition - As arbitrary math expression.

Display Characteristics

Display Type - Liquid crystal active-matrix color display.

Display Size - Diagonal: 264 mm (10.4 in.).

Display Resolution -

TDS7104/TDS7054: 640 horizontal x 480 vertical pixels.

TDS7154B/TDS7254B/TDS7404B/TDS7704B: 1024 horizontal x 768 vertical pixels

Waveform Styles - Vectors, Dots, Variable Persistence, Infinite Persistence.

Computer System and Peripherals


TDS7104/TDS7054: Intel Celeron processor, 850 MHz.

TDS7154B/TDS7254B/TDS7404B/TDS7704B: Intel Pentium IV processor, 2.8 GHz*2

PC System Memory - 1 GB*2.

Hard Disk Drive - 40 GB removable hard disk drive: rear-panel or (B models only) front-panel, (option FHD).

Floppy Disk Drive - 1.44 MB 3.5 in floppy disk drive: front-panel, or (B models only) rear-panel (option FHD)

CD-R/W Drive - Rear-panel CD-R/W drive with CD creation software application.

Mouse - Thumb wheel model included, USB interface.

Keyboard - Mini keyboard included (fits in pouch); PS-2 interface. Order 119-6633-00 for full-size keyboard; USB interface and hub.

*2 Available September 2004.

Input/Output Ports

Probe Compensator Output - Front panel BNC connector, requires Probe Cal-Deskew Fixture (included) for probe attachment. Amplitude 200 mV (TDS7104/TDS7054) or 500mV (B models) ±20% into a 50 Ω load, frequency 1 kHz ±5%.

Analog Signal Output Amplitude - Front-panel BNC connector, provides a buffered version of the signal that is attached to the Ch 3 input when Ch 3 is selected as trigger source. 20 mV/div ±20% into a 1.8 MΩ load, 10 mV/div ±20% into a 50 Ω load.

Analog Signal Output Bandwidth, Typical -

TDS7054, TDS7104: 100 MHz into a 50 Ω load.

TDS7154B/TDS7254B/TDS7404B/TDS7704B: 1 GHz into a 50 Ω load.

External Time Base Reference In - Rear-panel BNC connector, time base system can phase-lock to external 10 MHz reference.

Time Base Reference Out - Rear-panel BNC connector, accepts TTL-compatible output of internal 10 MHz reference oscillator.

Auxiliary Output Levels - Front-panel BNC connector, provides a TTL-compatible, polarity switchable pulse when the oscilloscope triggers.

Parallel Port - IEEE 1284, DB-25 connector.

Audio Ports - Miniature phone jacks for stereo microphone input and stereo line output.

USB Port - Allows connection or disconnection of USB keyboard and/or mouse while oscilloscope power is on. B models have 2 USB ports.

Keyboard Port - PS-2 compatible.

Mouse Port - PS-2 compatible.

LAN Port - RJ-45 connector, supports 10Base-T and 100Base-T.

Serial Port - DB-9 COM1 port.

Windows Video Port - 15 pin D-Sub connector on the rear panel; connect a second monitor to use dual-monitor display mode. Video is DDC2B compliant

GPIB Port - IEEE 488.2 standard.

Scope Video Port - 15 pin D-Sub connector on the rear panel, video is IBM XGA compatible on B models. Connect to show the oscilloscope display, including live waveforms on an external monitor or projector. The primary Windows desktop can also be displayed on an external monitor using this port.

Power Source

Power - 100 to 240 VRMS, ±10%, 50/60 Hz; 115 VRMS ±10%, 400 Hz; CAT II, <300 W (450 VA).

Physical Characteristics Benchtop Configuration






















Physical Characteristics Rackmount Configuration























Cooling - Required Clearance





0 or >76

0 or >3




Left side



Right side










Temperature -


0 °C (TDS7104/TDS7054) or +5 °C (B models) to +50 °C, excluding floppy disk and CD-R/W drives

+10 °C to +45 °C, including floppy disk and CD-ROM drives.

Nonoperating: -22 °C to +60 °C.

Humidity -

Operating: 20% to 90% relative humidity with a maximum wet bulb temperature of +29 °C at or below +50 °C, noncondensing. Upper limit derated to 25% relative humidity at +50 °C.

Nonoperating: With no diskette in floppy disk drive. 20% to 90% relative humidity with a maximum wet bulb temperature of +29 °C at or below +60 °C, noncondensing. Upper limit derated to 20% relative humidity at +60 °C.

Altitude -

Operating: 10,000 ft. (3,048 m).

Nonoperating: 40,000 ft. (12,190 m).

Random Vibration -

Operating: 0.000125 G2/Hz from 5 to 350 Hz, -3 dB/octave from 350 to 500 Hz, 0.0000876 G2/Hz at 500 Hz. Overall level of 0.24 GRMS.

Nonoperating: 0.0175 G2/Hz from 5 to 100 Hz, -3 dB/octave from 100 to 200 Hz, 0.00875 G2/Hz from 200 to 350 Hz, -3 dB/octave from 350 to 500 Hz, 0.006132 G2/Hz at 500 Hz. Overall level of 2.28 GRMS.

Electromagnetic Compatibility - 89/336/EEC.

Safety - UL 3111-1, CSA 1010.1, EN61010-1.2 IEC 61010-1.

Last Modified: 2006-07-25 05:00:00

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