Frequently Asked Questions

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I've captured a single shot acquisition on my TDS5000 but when I try to save it+ I get an error message saying something about previewed waveforms and an empty reference - what's going on?Before attempting to save, copy, or export stopped or single shot acquisitions, DO NOT CHANGE ANY CONTROL SETTINGS (i.e. Vert/Horiz scale, Vert/Horiz position, RL, Vert offset, etc).
This FAQ applies to:
TDS5052, TDS5054, TDS5104, TDS5034, TDS5032, TDS5054B, TDS5104B, TDS5032B, TDS5052B, TDS5034B
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What is the number of trigger resources available within the LA module?
Up to 16 Word recognizers Up to 4 Range recognizers 1 Transition recognizer 1 Glitch recognizer 1 Setup and Hold recognizer 1 Signal event 2 Counters/and 2Timers
This FAQ applies to:
TLA7Q4, TLA7N1, TLA7N2, TLA7N3, TLA7N4, TLA7P2, TLA7P4, TLA7Q2
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When should I run SPC?

Signal Path Compensation (SPC) can be run at any time. The best times to run SPC are:


This FAQ applies to:
DPO2002, DPO2002B, DPO2004B, DPO2012, DPO2014B, DPO2022B, DPO2024, DPO2024B, DPO3012, DPO3014, DPO3032, DPO3034, DPO3052, DPO3054, DPO4014B, DPO4032, DPO4034, DPO4034B, DPO4054, DPO4054B, DPO4102B, DPO4102B-L, DPO4104, DPO4104B, DPO4104B-L, DPO5034B, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO7104C, DPO71254B, DPO71604B, DPO72004, DPO72004C, DPO72304SX, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DPO75002SX, DPO77002SX, 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, MSO5034, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX, TDS210, TDS220, TDS224, TDS340A, TDS360, TDS380, TDS420A, TDS430A, TDS460A, TDS510A, TDS520D, TDS540D, TDS580D, TDS620B, TDS644B, TDS680B, TDS684B, TDS724D, TDS754D, TDS784D, TDS794D
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What is SPC?

SPC is the acronym for Signal Path Compensation.


This FAQ applies to:
DPO2002, DPO2002B, DPO2004B, DPO2012, DPO2012B, DPO2014, DPO2014B, DPO2022B, DPO2024, DPO2024B, DPO3012, DPO3014, DPO3032, DPO3034, DPO3052, DPO3054, DPO4014B, DPO4032, DPO4034, DPO4034B, DPO4054, DPO4054B, DPO4102B, DPO4102B-L, DPO4104, DPO4104B, DPO4104B-L, DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72304SX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DSA71254C, DSA71604, DSA71604B, DSA71604C, DSA72004, DSA72004B, DSA72004C, DSA72504D, DSA73304D, 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, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX, TDS210, TDS220, TDS224, TDS340A, TDS360, TDS380, TDS420A, TDS430A, TDS460A, TDS510A, TDS520D, TDS540D, TDS580D, TDS620B, TDS644B, TDS680B, TDS684B, TDS724D, TDS754D, TDS784D, TDS794D
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If I have an SPC failure what does this indicate?

When an oscilloscope says SPC failed, 99.9 percent of the time it is a hardware failure that will need repair.  A few things you can do before sending in for repair:


This FAQ applies to:
DPO2002, DPO2002B, DPO2004B, DPO2012, DPO2012B, DPO2014, DPO2014B, DPO2022B, DPO2024, DPO2024B, DPO3012, DPO3014, DPO3032, DPO3034, DPO3052, DPO3054, DPO4014B, DPO4032, DPO4034, DPO4034B, DPO4054, DPO4054B, DPO4102B, DPO4102B-L, DPO4104, DPO4104B, DPO4104B-L, DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72504D, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DSA70404, DSA70404B, DSA70404C, DSA70604, DSA70604B, DSA70604C, DSA70804, DSA70804B, DSA70804C, DSA71254, DSA71254B, DSA71254C, DSA71604, DSA71604B, DSA71604C, DSA72004, DSA72004B, DSA72004C, DSA72504D, DSA73304D, 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, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX, TDS210, TDS220, TDS224, TDS340A, TDS360, TDS380, TDS420A, TDS430A, TDS460A, TDS510A, TDS520D, TDS540D, TDS580D, TDS620B, TDS644B, TDS680B, TDS684B, TDS724D, TDS754D, TDS784D, TDS794D
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If I get an "Insufficient Memory" error message+ what does this mean?

This is due to having less than 520K of free RAM available to run the Field Adjustment Software. If you use a PC running Windows or a network program, you will not have enough memory. Close these programs before proceeding.


This FAQ applies to:
TDS794D, TDS510A, TDS684B, TDS724D, TDS754D, TDS784D, TDS520D, TDS540D, TDS580D, TDS620B, TDS644B, TDS680B
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How can I see a demo of the capabilities of the Metrics software? Contact Metrics Technology at http://www.metricstech.com/
This FAQ applies to:
370B, 371A, 371B
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Can I upgrade my TDS8000 series oscilloscope operating system to Microsoft Win 2000?Yes, Order TDS8UP option W2k and option CPU.
This FAQ applies to:
CSA8000, TDS8000
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What is the difference between Windows® and open Windows®?Windows® is a software operating system that is used in a wide range of devices. In some devices access to Windows® features and programs is greatly limited or not allowed.
This FAQ applies to:
TDS7054
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What's the difference between the 370A and the 371A?The 370A is designed to test low and medium power devices; the 371A is for high power devices. There is very little performance overlap between the two models. If you need to test both high and low/medium power devices, you may need both curve tracer models.
This FAQ applies to:
371A
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