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TBS2000 Series Datasheet

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TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
TBS2000 Series Datasheet

With a 9-inch WVGA display, 20 million point record length and 1 GS/s sample rate, TBS2000 Series Oscilloscopes capture and display significantly more signal to help you evaluate designs faster. Easily and confidently analyze your signals with new on-waveform cursor readouts and 32 automated measurements, each with informative tips to help you quickly choose the right one. The TekVPI® probe interface works with traditional BNC connections, but also enables wide application coverage with the latest active voltage probes and current probes.

Key performance specifications
  • 2 and 4 analog channel models
  • 100 and 70 MHz bandwidth models
  • Up to 1 GS/s sampling rate
  • 20 M record length on all channels
  • 5 year warranty
Key features
  • 9-inch WVGA color display
  • 15 horizontal grids show 50% more signal
  • TekVPI probe interface supports active, differential, and current probes with automatic scaling and units
  • 32 automated measurements, and FFT function for thorough waveform analysis
  • HelpEverywhere provides helpful on-screen tips
  • Built-in Scope Intro handbook provides operating instructions and oscilloscope fundamentals
  • 2-channel models are highly-portable at 2.62 kg (5.8 lbs)
  • USB 2.0 host port on the front panel for quick and easy data storage
  • Wi-Fi interface provides wireless communications capability 1 support
  • USB 2.0 device port on rear panel for easy connection to a PC
  • LXI compliant 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port for remote control over LAN

1A Wi-Fi adapter is available in some countries from Tektronix distributors as an accessory, model TEK-USB-WIFI. See Ordering Information for details.

  • Courseware function presents lab exercise guidance on the display
  • Fully compatible with TekSmartLab lab management software for education

Designed to make your work easier

The TBS2000 Series is designed for easy operation and quick hands-on learning. Dedicated controls provide quick access to important settings, so you can evaluate signals faster. Many oscilloscopes provide 8 vertical divisions and 10 horizontal divisions, but the TBS2000 gives you 10 vertical divisions and 15 horizontal divisions, so you can see more of your signal. The display also offers more room for measurement results and menu information.

Designed for outstanding waveform visualization and analysis

Long record length with pan and zoom

Record length is selectable, from 2000 samples up to 20 million samples for capturing long time periods. The exceptionally long record length will help you find signal anomalies and verify digital communications. To help navigate long acquisitions, the Zoom function lets you quickly pan through the record and zoom in to see signal details.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
In Zoom mode, the upper display gives an overview of up to 20 M points. The detailed zoomed view is shown in the lower display.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
The cursor readouts are presented on the waveform display. Cursors can be used to measure time, amplitude, or both.

Versatile triggering and acquisition modes

The trigger system is designed for troubleshooting today's mixed signal designs. Beyond a basic edge trigger, it also includes pulse width and runt triggering, which are especially useful for troubleshooting digital sections of your designs. Pulse width triggering is perfect for hunting narrow glitches or timeout conditions. You specify a voltage threshold and a width, and the oscilloscope triggers when the pulses are too narrow, too wide, or of a particular duration. Runt triggering is designed to capture signals that are shorter in amplitude than expected. It lets you specify two voltage thresholds and a width. If a pulse amplitude falls between the two thresholds, the oscilloscope will trigger.

The default acquisition mode is Sample Mode which works well for most applications. However the instrument also offers Peak Detect Mode which is useful for hunting spikes, and Average Mode which can help reduce noise on repetitive signals.

Automated measurements are easier than ever

A comprehensive set of automated measurements enable fast and convenient testing for a wide range of signals and applications.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
Measurements are all listed and selected on a single screen.

A single measurement selection screen makes it easy to choose from 32 automated measurements without having to hunt through multiple menus. Choose from among your most frequently-used measurements which are tracked at the top of the page, or select from four categories: frequency, time, amplitude, and area. The HelpEverywhere system provides tips for each measurement, making it easier to know which measurement to use and to understand the results.

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Measurements are transparent so waveforms are not obscured.

Measurements are color coded by the source, and are presented on a transparent background, so waveforms are not obscured by the readouts.

FFT function

You can understand the frequency content of your signals with the FFT function by pressing the dedicated front-panel FFT button. Display only the FFT, or turn on the source waveform display to see both the spectrum and the time domain waveform. A transparent readout shows important settings without blocking the FFT display.

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The time domain source waveform can be displayed above the FFT frequency spectrum.

Built-in tips for faster setup

HelpEverywhere is a unique feature on theTBS2000. It shows instant help information as you navigate through key menus. The tips include measurement information, application tips, and general guidance in the form of text and graphics. You can turn tips on and off from the HelpEverywhere menu.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
HelpEverywhere tips explain important settings.

On-screen scope fundamentals

Scope Intro is a brief handbook embedded in the TBS2000. Pressing the front panel Function button gives you access to information on oscilloscope basic operations, as well as an overview of the TBS2000 and TekSmartLab Lab Management System for education.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
Scope Intro covers basic oscilloscope and TBS2000 usage

First in its class with wireless communications

LXI embedded Web page for instrument control

LXI is an industry standard based on LAN connectivity for flexible, reliable, and efficient communication and control. TBS2000 supports LXI Core 2011. The TBS2000 LXI Web page can be accessed by simply typing the instrument IP address into any Web browser.

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LXI control screen and waveform display enable remote control over Ethernet

TekVPI® Interface and active probe support

The TekVPI probe interface sets the standard for ease of use in probing. With this interface the TBS2000 Series supports a wide range of the latest voltage and current probes, providing coverage for many applications. These probes are powered by and communicate with the TBS2000 through the interface. Scale factors and status information, such as error conditions, are sent to the instrument for processing and display. This saves you from having to manually set scale factors, calculate offsets, or monitor for open jaw conditions or the need to degauss your current probes.

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TekVPI probes communicate scale settings, ranges, and status to the TBS2000.

Innovative new education solutions

The TBS2000 offers distinctive new ways to enable educators to devote more time to teaching circuit concepts instead of lab setup and management.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet
The Courseware function allows students to see lab information on the instrument display.

The integrated Courseware function allows professors to load lab exercises on the instrument to give students guidance at each station, and provides a structured framework into which students can capture data to incorporate into their reports. Over 100 sample lab exercises are available for download from theTektronix Courseware Resource Center.

TBS2000 Oscilloscope Datasheet

The TBS2000 can be easily integrated into the TekSmartLab System. Together they enable educators to preset a lab full of instruments with a few mouse-clicks, and allow lab instructors to track every student's progress from one central workstation.

Performance you can count on

Tektronix has industry-leading service and support, and every TBS2000 series oscilloscope is backed with a standard 5-year warranty.


All specifications are guaranteed unless noted otherwise. All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Model overview
  TBS2072 TBS2102 TBS2074 TBS2104
Analog channels
Bandwidth 70 MHz 100 MHz 70 MHz 100 MHz
Sample rate 1 GS/s 1 GS/s 1 GS/s 1 GS/s
Record length 20 M points 20 M points 20 M points 20 M points
Vertical system analog channels
Hardware bandwidth limits
20 MHz, typical
Input coupling
DC, AC, or GND
Input impedance

1 MΩ ± 2 %, 11.5 pF ± 2.5 pF

Input sensitivity range
2 mV/Div to 5 V/Div
Vertical resolution

8 bits

Maximum input voltage, 1 MΩ

300 V RMS with peaks ≤ ±450 V

Acquisition modes
Acquire sampled values.
Peak Detect
Captures glitches as narrow as 3.5 ns at all sweep speeds.
From 2 to 512 waveforms included in average.
Averages multiple sample of one acquisition interval into one waveform point.
Scrolls waveforms right to left across the screen at sweep speeds slower than or equal to 40 ms/div (400 ms/div at 20M record length).
Math modes
All units:

Ch 1 - Ch 2 

Ch 2 - Ch 1 

Ch 1 + Ch 2 

Ch 1 X Ch 2 


4 channel units:

Ch 3 - Ch 4 

Ch 3 + Ch 4 

Ch 4 - Ch 3 

Ch 3 X Ch 4 

DC balance

± (1 mV +0.1 div)

DC gain accuracy

± 3% 10 mV/div through 5 V/div-

± 4% typical 2 mV/div and 5 mV/div

DC voltage measurement accuracy average mode
Average of > 16 waveforms
±((DC Gain Accuracy) X |reading - (offset - position)| + Offset Accuracy + 0.11 div + 1 mV)
Delta Volts between any two averages of ≥16 waveforms acquired with the same oscilloscope setup and ambient conditions
±(DC Gain Accuracy X |reading| + 0.08 div + 1.4 mV)
Vertical position range
± 5 divisions
Vertical offset ranges
Volts/Div setting

Offset range, 1 MΩ

2 mV/div to 200 mV/div ± 0.8 V
> 200 mV/div to 5 V/div ± 20 V
Analog bandwidth, DC coupled
100 MHz models:

DC to ≥100 MHz for 2 mV/div through 5 V/div.

70 MHz models:

DC to ≥70 MHz for 2 mV/div through 5 V/div.

Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), typical
100:1 at 60 Hz, reducing to 10:1 with 50 MHz sine wave with equal Volts/div and coupling settings on each channel.
Channel-to-channel isolation
TBS2072, TBS2074 TBS2102, TBS2104
≥100:1 at ≤70 MHz ≥100:1 at ≤100 MHz
Horizontal system analog channels
Maximum duration of time captured at highest sample rate (all channels)
40 ms
Time base range

2 ns/div to 100 sec/div

Time-base delay time range
-15 divisions to 5000 s
Deskew range
±100 ns
Time base accuracy
±25 ppm over any ≥1 ms interval
Trigger system
Trigger modes
Auto, Normal, and Single
Trigger holdoff range
20 ns to 8 s
Trigger types
Positive or negative slope on any channel. Coupling includes DC, HF reject, LF reject, and noise reject.
Pulse width
Trigger on width of positive or negative pulses that are >, <, =, or ≠ a specified period of time.
Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again.
Trigger coupling analog channels
DC, Noise Reject, High Freq Reject, Low Freq Reject.
Sensitivity, edge–type trigger, DC coupled
Trigger Source Sensitivity
Analog inputs 0.4 division from DC to 50 MHz
0.6 divisions >50 MHz to 100 MHz
Trigger level ranges

Input channels: ± 4.90 divisions from center screen

Data storage
Nonvolatile memory retention time, typical
No time limit for Front Panel Settings, saved waveforms, setups, and calibration constants.
Real-Time clock
A programmable clock providing time in years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
Waveform measurements
Time, amplitude and screen.
Automated measurements
32, of which up to six can be displayed on-screen at any one time. Measurements include: Period, Frequency, Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Positive Pulse Width, Negative Pulse Width, Burst Width, Phase, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot, Peak to Peak, Amplitude, High, Low, Max, Min, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Positive Pulse Count, Negative Pulse Count, Rising Edge Count, Falling Edge Count, Area, Cycle Area, Delay FR, Delay FF, Delay FR, and Delay RR.
Isolate the specific occurrence within an acquisition to take measurements on, using either the screen, between waveform cursors or full record length.
Waveform math
Add, subtract, and multiply waveforms.
Spectral magnitude. Set FFT Vertical Scale to Linear RMS or dBV RMS, and FFT Window to Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, or Blackman-Harris.
Remote control software
LXI web page

LXI Core 2011. Built-in web page enables remote control of horizontal and vertical scale, trigger settings, and measurements. Allows waveform and image save to USB flash drive.

Display system
Display type
9 inch (228 mm) wide format liquid crystal TFT color display.
Display resolution
800 horizontal by 480 vertical displayed pixels (WVGA).
Waveform styles
Vectors, Variable Persistence, and Infinite Persistence.
Grid, None.
YT and XY.
Input output ports
USB 2.0 high-speed host port
Supports USB mass storage devices, Wi-Fi dongle, One port available on rear panel and one on front panel.
USB 2.0 high-speed device port
Device port
Rear-panel connector allows for communication/control of oscilloscope through USBTMC or GPIB with a TEK-USB-488.
Compatible USB-WIFI dongles

TBS2xxx USBWIFI option

TEK-USB-WIFI accessory


LAN port (Ethernet)
RJ-45 connector, supports 10/100BASE-T.
Probe compensator
5 V
1 kHz
Kensington-style lock
Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington-style lock.
Power source
Power source voltage
100 to 240 VAC RMS ±10%
Power source frequency

45 Hz to 65 Hz (90 to 264 V)

360 Hz to 440 Hz (100 to 132 V)

Power consumption
80 W maximum
Physical characteristics

Height: 174.9 mm (6.89 in)

Width: 372.4 mm (14.66 in)

Depth: 103.3 mm (4.07 in)


Height: 201.5mm (7.93 in)

Width: 412.8 mm (16.25 in)

Depth: 128.1 mm (5.04 in)


2.62 kg (5.8 lbs.), standalone instrument.

5.1 kg (11.2 lbs.), when packaged for domestic shipment.


4.17 kg (9.2 lbs.), stand-alone instrument.

7 kg (15.4 lbs.), when packaged for domestic shipment.

Cooling clearance
50 mm (2 in) required on left side and rear of instrument.
EMC, environment, and safety

0 °C to +50 °C (+32 ºF to 122 ºF)

-40 °C to +71 °C (-40 ºF to 160 ºF)

High: +30 °C to +50 °C, 5% to 60% relative humidity

Low: 0 °C to +30 °C, 5% to 95% relative humidity


High: +30 °C to +55 °C, 5% to 60% relative humidity

Low: 0 °C to +30 °C 5% to 95% relative humidity

Up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet).

Up to 12,000 meters (39,370 feet).

Electromagnetic compatibility
EC Council Directive 2004/108/EC
UL61010-1:2004; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010.1: 2004; EN61010-1:2001; complies with the Low Voltage Directive 2004/108/EC for Product Safety.

Ordering information

70 MHz, 1 GS/s, 20 M record length, 2-channel digital storage oscilloscope
100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 20 M record length, 2-channel digital storage oscilloscope
70 MHz, 1 GS/s, 20 M record length, 4-channel digital storage oscilloscope
100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 20 M record length, 4-channel digital storage oscilloscope
Standard accessories
TPP0100100 MHz, 10x passive probe (one per analog channel)
063-4568-xxDocumentation CD
071-3445-xxInstallation and safety manual
077-1149-xxProgrammer manual, available on documentation CD and on Tek Web
- Power cord
- Calibration certificate documenting traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001 quality system registration
Five-year warranty covering all parts and labor, excluding probes.
Recommended accessories
Tektronix offers over 100 different probes to meet your application needs. For a comprehensive listing of available probes, please visit
2.5 kV, 500 MHz, 100X high-voltage passive probe
500 MHz TekVPI ® differential voltage probe with ±42 V differential input voltage
±1.5 kV 200 MHz high-voltage differential probe
±6 kV 100 MHz high-voltage differential probe
1.5 GHz TekVPI ® active voltage probe
50 MHz TekVPI ® 20 Ampere AC/DC current probe
120 MHz TekVPI ® 30 Ampere AC/DC current probe
20 MHz TekVPI ® 150 Ampere AC/DC current probe
50 MHz BNC 20 Ampere AC/DC current probe
100 MHz, 640 V High Voltage differential probe

100 MHz, 1.3 kV High Voltage differential probe

50 MHz, 5.6 kV High Voltage differential probe
TekVPI ® to TekProbe ® BNC adapter

Soft transit case, for TBS2072 and TBS2102


Soft transit case, for TBS2074 and TBS2104

TekVPI ® Deskew pulse generator signal source
Power measurement deskew and calibration fixture
USB Wi-Fi 1 dongle for TBS2000 series only
GPIB-to-USB adapter

1Certified to comply with CE, FCC and IC regulations. Available in Australia, Canada, China, EU Region, New Zealand, and United States. For other compatible Wi-Fi adapters, see Compatible USB-WIFI dongles under Input output ports specifications.

Instrument options
USB Wi-Fi dongle for TBS2000 series only
Replaces standard probes with P2221 probes (200 MHz passive voltage probes with 1x/10x attenuation)
Power plug
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
Language options
Opt. L0
English front panel overlay
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
Opt. L99
No manual

Language options include translated front-panel overlay only, manuals with different language are available on Tek web.

Service options
Opt. D1
Calibration Data Report