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TPS2000B Series Datasheet

The TPS2000B Series offers a distinctive range of capabilities in an oscilloscope with controls and menus you will find familiar and easy to use. Available in 2- or 4-channel versions, the TPS2000B Series with IsolatedChannel™ technology provides isolation from ground and isolation between channels allowing you to take measurements with less worry about damaging circuitry. Battery power comes standard, making it a natural choice for field applications. For work on power electronics, optional software integrates commonly needed power system measurements into the instrument, speeding up power analysis and troubleshooting.

Key performance specifications

  • 100 MHz and 200 MHz bandwidths
  • 2 or 4 fully isolated and floating channels, plus impedance isolated external trigger input
  • Sample rates up to 2 GS/s real time on all channels
  • 2.5k point record length on all channels

Key features

  • 8 hours of continuous battery operation with two batteries installed, hot swappable for virtually unlimited freedom from AC line power
  • Optional power application software offers the broadest range of power measurements at its price point
  • Quickly document and analyze measurement results with OpenChoice® software or integrated CompactFlash® mass storage
  • FFT standard on all models
  • Advanced triggers to quickly capture the event of interest
  • Traditional, analog-style knobs and multi-language user interface for easy operation
  • Quick setup and operation with autoset menu, autorange, waveform and setup memories, and built-in, context-sensitive Help
  • Backlit menu buttons for high visibility
  • 11 of the most critical automatic waveform measurements


  • Industrial power design, troubleshooting, installation, and maintenance
  • Advanced electronics design, troubleshooting, installation, and maintenance
  • Automotive design and test
  • Education

Make floating and differential measurements - quickly, accurately, affordably

Unintentionally grounding a circuit under test is a common cause of poor measurement results and circuit damage. Connecting two or more grounded probes can cause ground loops, and if the current is high enough can result in ruined components and equipment. Most importantly, taking floating measurements without the proper instruments and probes can pose a safety hazard.

Tektronix IsolatedChannel technology simplifies floating measurements. Unlike ground-referenced oscilloscopes, the TPS2000B input connector shells are isolated from each other and from earth ground. Within the specified 600 VRMS maximum float voltage, IsolatedChannel technology keeps current from flowing between the TPS2000B input BNC shells or from any BNC shell to earth.

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Four IsolatedChannel™ inputs and isolated external trigger input for quick, accurate, affordable floating and differential measurements.

Selecting the right probes for the job

Different passive probes are available, depending on your application. With the included TPP0101/TPP0201 passive probes, the TPS2000B can measure up to 400 Vp-p. However, to meet the safety rating of the TPP0101/TPP0201, the reference lead of the probe must be maintained within 30 VRMS relative to ground. Because of this, the TPP0101/TPP0201 probes are well suited for working on digital and analog circuits in which the maximum voltage never exceeds 30 VRMS.

Measurements on power conversion electronics usually require probes with higher voltage ratings. Tektronix offers two passive probes with insulation systems specifically designed for making floating measurements. With their 100X attenuation, and 1000 VRMS rating, the optional P5122 probes (when coupled with the TPS2000B) are suitable for making measurements on 480 VRMS devices in Category II environments, with a maximum float voltage of up to 600 VRMS relative to earth ground. With the optional P5150 probe, the TPS2000B can measure up to 2000 Vp-p, with a maximum float voltage within 600 VRMS of ground. The P5150 is the best choice for making AC-coupled ripple measurements on high-voltage DC power supplies.

Please see "Characteristics" for complete safety ratings and specifications.

Scope/Probe (Attenuation) Maximum Safety Ratings TPS2000 Viewable Signal
Reference Float Safety Rating 1Input Signal Safety Rating On-screen Peak-Peak Voltage (Sinusoid centered at 0 V) On-screen RMS Voltage (Sinusoid centered at 0 V)
TPS2000B Input (1X) 600 VRMSCAT II 300 VRMSCAT II 40 Vp-p14.1 VRMS
TPP0101 (100 MHz) 30 VRMS300 VRMSCAT II 400 Vp-p141 VRMS
TPP0201 (200 MHz) 30 VRMS300 VRMSCAT II 400 Vp-p141 VRMS
P5150 (50X) 600 VRMSCAT II 1000 VRMSCAT II 2000 Vp-p705 VRMS
P5122 2 (100X) 600 VRMSCAT II 1000 VRMSCAT II 2828 Vp-p1000 VRMS
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Input signal and float voltage maximum safety ratings.

Speed the design and test of industrial power systems and circuits

From mobile phones to industrial motor drives, power conversion technology has enabled significant advances in size, performance, and energy efficiency. But even the most basic task of viewing a converter's input and output is complicated by multiple voltage references. Multiple references also make it challenging to view signals from control circuits and power circuits at the same time. Using ground-referenced oscilloscopes in these applications, without appropriate differential probes, can damage circuits and produce bad measurements. For debugging power conversion electronics, IsolatedChannel technology reduces the risk of damage and unintended circuit interactions.

For performing power system measurements, TPS2PWR1 power application software is available as an option for the TPS2000B. It provides advanced power measurements right on the oscilloscope, at an entry-level price.

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Conduct harmonic distortion measurements with TPS2PWR1 software.

For dialing in the performance of switching components, the power application software adds important measurements to the TPS2000B, including automatic switching loss, dv/dt, and di/dt cursor measurements.

For measurements on AC line voltage and for checking the impact on the power distribution system, the power application software shows harmonic content to the 50th harmonic, and provides phase, reactive power consumption, and power factor measurements. With the four-channel TPS2014B or TPS2024B, you can view three-phase voltages or currents.

Two power "bundles" are available, combining probes and measurement software. Each package combines four probes with the TPS2PWR1 power application software, at prices that are lower than if purchased separately. The TPS2PBND2 combines four P5122 100X passive, high-voltage probes with the power application software.

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Perform three-phase power measurements of variable frequency drives.

Quickly debug and characterize signals with DRT sampling technology

Characterize a wide range of signal types on up to four channels simultaneously with the TPS2000B Series Digital Real-Time (DRT) sampling technology. This acquisition technology makes it possible to capture high-frequency events, such as glitches and edge anomalies, that eludes other oscilloscopes in its class, so that you can be sure to get an accurate view of your signal.

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Capture elusive glitches – the first time – with Digital Real-Time (DRT) sampling technology.

Easily analyze and document your measurement results

Quickly reveal signal interference, crosstalk, and the effects of vibration with frequency domain analysis using the TPS2000B Series Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) feature. Then, easily document your measurement results with the integrated CompactFlash® mass storage.

To capture, save, and analyze your measurement results on your PC, the included OpenChoice® PC software can be used. Every TPS2000B Series also ships with a free copy of the special Tektronix Edition of the National Instrument LabVIEW SignalExpress™ software for basic instrument control, data logging, and analysis. The optional Professional Edition of SignalExpress offers over 200 built-in functions that provide additional signal processing, advanced analysis, sweeping, limit testing, and user-defined step capabilities.

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Speed documentation and analysis of measurements results with OpenChoice® software and integrated CompactFlash® mass storage.

SignalExpress supports the range of Tektronix bench instruments 3, 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.

Correlate your measurements from bench to lab to field

Use the TPS2000B Series on your bench, in the lab, or in the field, with the industry's longest continuous battery life - 8 hours and beyond - in a highly mobile package. 4 Enjoy virtually unlimited freedom from an AC power source with hot-swappable batteries.

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Easily correlate your measurements between bench, lab, and field with the highly portable TPS2000B Series.
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Enjoy virtually unlimited freedom from an AC power source with hot-swappable batteries.

Optimize your productivity

The oscilloscope has a front-panel layout that most users will find familiar. Each channel has a dedicated set of scale and position controls. Reduce your measurement time with features like autoset, autorange, automatic measurements, probe check wizard, and context-sensitive help. Backlit menu buttons help you work in a variety of challenging environments - from bright daylight to dimly lit areas.

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Easily use the oscilloscope even in environments that challenge operation, with features such as analog-style knobs per channel and backlit menu buttons.

Performance you can count on

In addition to industry-leading service and support, every TPS2000B Series oscilloscope comes backed with a three-year standard warranty.


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

Model overview

TPS2012B TPS2014B TPS2024B
Isolated channels 2 4 4
Bandwidth 5100 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz
Rise time 3.5 ns 3.5 ns 2.1 ns
Sample rate per channel 1.0 GS/s 1.0 GS/s 2.0 GS/s
Record length 2.5k points 2.5k points 2.5k points

Vertical system

Record length
2.5k points
Vertical resolution
8 bits (normal or with averaging)
Vertical sensitivity
2 mV to 5 V/div on all models with calibrated fine adjustment
DC vertical accuracy
Vertical zoom
Vertically expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
Maximum input voltage (1 MΩ)
300 VRMS CAT II from BNC signal to BNC shell
Float voltage
600 VRMS CAT II from BNC shell to earth ground
Position range

2 mV to 200 mV/div ±1.8 V

>200 mV to 5 V/div ±45 V

Bandwidth limit
20 MHz
Linear dynamic range
±5 div
Input impedance
1 MΩ ±2% in parallel with 20 pF
Input coupling

Horizontal system

Seconds/division range
TPS2012B TPS2014B TPS2024B
5 ns to 50 s/div 5 ns to 50 s/div 2.5 ns to 50 s/div
Time base accuracy
50 ppm
Horizontal zoom
Horizontally expand or compress a live or stopped waveform

Trigger system (main only)

Trigger modes
Auto, Normal, Single Sequence
Trigger types
Edge (rising or falling)

Conventional level-driven trigger. Positive or negative slope on any input.

Coupling Selections: AC, DC, Noise Reject, HF Reject, LF Reject

Trigger on all lines or individual line, 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, Ext/10
4-channel models
CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, Ext, Ext/5, Ext/10
Trigger view
Displays trigger signal while trigger view button is depressed.
Trigger signal frequency readout
Provides a frequency readout of the trigger source with 6-digit resolution.

Acquisition system

Acquisition modes
Sample data only
Peak detect
High-frequency and random glitch capture. Captures glitches as narrow as 12 ns typical using acquisition hardware at all time/div settings from 5 μs/div to 50 s/div
Waveform averaged, selectable: 4, 16, 64, 128
Single sequence
Use the Single Sequence button to capture a single triggered acquisition sequence at a time.
Scan/roll mode
At acquisition time-base settings of ≥100 ms/div.

Waveform measurements

Voltage, time
ΔT, 1/ΔT (frequency), ΔV, dv/dt 6, di/dt1
Automatic waveform measurements
Period, Frequency, +Width, -Width, Rise Time, Fall Time, Max, Min, Peak-to-Peak, Mean, Cycle RMS.
Power measurements
Optional package that offers instantaneous power waveform analysis, waveform analysis, harmonics analysis, switching loss, phase angles, dv/dt and di/dt cursors.

Waveform processing

Add, subtract, multiply, FFT
Windows: Hanning, Flat Top, Rectangular; 2048 sample points.
2-channel models
CH1 - CH2, CH2 - CH1, CH1 + CH2, CH1 × CH2
4-channel models
CH1 - CH2, CH2 - CH1, CH3 - CH4, CH4 - CH3, CH1 + CH2, CH3 + CH4, CH1 × CH2, CH3 × CH4
Allows the user to change test points without resetting the oscilloscope.

Autoset menu

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

Square wave
Single cycle, multicycle, rising or falling edge
Sine wave
Single cycle, multicycle, FFT spectrum
Field: All, Odd, or Even Line: All or Selectable Line Number


OpenChoice® Desktop
Seamless connection from oscilloscope to PC through RS-232. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements, and screen images. Includes a Windows desktop data transfer application in addition to convenient Word and Excel toolbar add-ins.

Display system

Display type
1/4 VGA Active TFT Color 5.7 inch LCD display
Sin (x)/x
Waveform styles
Dots, vectors
Off, 1 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec, infinite
YT and XY
Horizontal zoom
Horizontally expand or compress a line or stopped waveform

Input/output ports

Port (standard)
9-pin DTE
Full talk/listen modes. Control of all modes, settings, and measurements. Baud rate up to 19,200.
Printer port (standard)
Graphics file formats
TIFF, PCS (PC Paint Brush), BMP (Microsoft Windows), EPS (Encapsulated Postscript), and RLE
Printer formats
Bubble Jet, DPU-411, DPU-412, DPU-3445, Thinkjet, Deskjet, Laser Jet, Epson Dot (9- or 24-pin), Epson C60, Epson C80
Parallel port
Standard Centronics-type
Mass storage CompactFlash® memory
Accepts any Type 1 CompactFlash® card, up to and including 2 GB (card not included).
PC connectivity

Data storage

Non-volatile storage
CompactFlash® up to 2 GB
Reference waveform display
Two 2500 point reference waveforms
Waveform storage
96 or more reference waveforms per 8 MB
4000 or more front-panel setups per 8 MB
Screen images
128 or more screen images per 8 MB (the number of images depends on file format selected).
Save All
12 or more Save All operations per 8 MB. A single Save All operation creates 2 to 9 files (setup, image, plus one file for each displayed waveform).

Power source

Power source
AC adapter with power cord
Battery operation

Capacity for two hot-swappable battery packs

One standard battery pack offers 4 hours of battery operation

Optional second battery pack extends battery operation to 8 hours

Continuous battery operation is possible by hot-swapping charged batteries

Physical characteristics

mm inches
Width 336.0 13.24
Height 161.0 6.33
Depth 130.0 5.10
Cooling clearance
2 in. (50 mm) required on left side and rear of instrument
kg lb.
Instrument only 2.7 6.0
with 1 battery 3.2 7.0
with 2 batteries 3.7 8.0
Package dimensions
mm inches
Width 476.2 18.75
Height 266.7 10.50
Depth 228.6 9.00

EMC, environment and safety

0 °C to +50 °C
-40 °C to +71 °C
TPS2000B Series oscilloscopes are not intended for use in wet or damp conditions.

High: 50 °C / 60% RH

Low: 30 °C / 90% RH


High: 55 °C to 71 °C / 60% RH max wet bulb

Low: 30 °C to 0 °C / <90% RH max wet bulb

Up to 3,000 meters
15,000 meters
Pollution degree 2
Do not operate in an environment where conductive pollutants may be present (as defined in IEC61010-1:2001).
Enclosure rating
When the CompactFlash® card and power analysis software are installed (as defined in IEC60529:2001)
Electromagnetic compatibility
Meets or Exceeds: Australian EMC Framework, demonstrated per Emission Standard AS/NZS 2064.1/2
UL61010-1: 2004. CAN/CSA22.2 No. 1010.1: 2004. EN61010-1: 2001.
Do not float the TPP0101/TPP0201 probe common lead to >30 V RMS. Use the P5122, P5150 (floatable to 600 V RMS CAT II) or similarly rated passive, high-voltage probe, or an appropriately rated high-voltage, differential probe when floating the common lead above 30 V RMS.

Ordering information

Use the following information to choose accessories and options for your instrument.

TPS2000B Models

100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 2.5k points, 2-channel digital storage oscilloscope
100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 2.5k points, 4-channel digital storage oscilloscope
200 MHz, 2 GS/s, 2.5k points, 4-channel digital storage oscilloscope

Standard accessories


One probe per channel standard.

100 MHz,10X passive probe for TPS2012B and TPS2014B
200 MHz,10X passive probe for TPS2024B


Front protective cover
Printed user manual (English only)
Installation and safety manual
AC adapter with power cord
Lithium-ion battery with fuel gauge for 4-hour battery life. Two batteries required for 8 hours of continuous battery operation.
USB to RS-232 cable
OpenChoice® PC connectivity software
NI SignalExpress™ Tek Edition software
NIM/NIST-Traceable Certificate of Calibration


Three-year warranty covering all labor and parts, excluding probes and accessories.

Instrument options

Power cord and 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. 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 for the selected language(s).

Recommended accessories


Tektronix offers over 100 different probes to meet your application needs. For a comprehensive listing of available probes, please visit

2000 A, 5-50 kHz AC current probe/BNC
100 A, 100 kHz AC/DC current probe/BNC
200 MHz passive 100X high-voltage probe 7
500 MHz 50X high-voltage probe
High-voltage active differential probe (1300 Vp-p, 100 MHz) (1103 power supply required)
High-voltage active differential probe (5600 Vp-p, 50 MHz) (1103 power supply required)
2.5 A, 200 MHz AC current probe
15 A, 50 MHz AC/DC current probe (1103 power supply required)
150 A, 15 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
50 A, 50 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
30 A, 100 MHz, DC/AC current probe/amplifier
500 A, 2 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier


Power bundle for TPS2000B oscilloscopes. Includes (4) P5122 passive, 100X high-voltage probes and TPS2PWR1 power measurement and analysis software.
Power measurements application package. Instantaneous power waveform analysis, waveform analysis, harmonics analysis, switching loss, phase angles, dv/dt and di/dt cursors.
The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop free application lets you capture oscilloscope screen images, waveform data, and settings from a Microsoft Windows computer
Additional battery
Battery charger
Soft case for carrying instrument
Hard case for carrying instrument (requires AC2100)
Service manual - English only
Programmer manual - English only


RS-232, 9-Pin Female to 25-Pin Male, 4.6 m (15 ft.), for modems
RS-232, 9-Pin Female to 9-Pin Female, null modem, for computers
RS-232, 9-Pin Female to 25-Pin Female, null modem, for computers
Centronics, 25-Pin Male to 36-Pin Centronics, 2.4 m (8 ft.), for parallel printer interfaces