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WaveStar™ Software for Oscilloscopes


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Features & Benefits

Learn more about oscilloscope software and other Tektronix software products.

  • Capture Measurement Waveforms and Data Easily Without Programming
  • Create, Edit, and Transfer Telecommunication Masks
  • Access, Organize, Move, and Manipulate Instrument Files
  • Data Log Measurements from Single or Multiple Instruments
  • Perform Harmonic Analysis on Power Waveforms
  • Control Instrument Settings and Measurements Remotely from the PC
  • Works on Tektronix Open Windows Oscilloscopes
  • WaveStar Reader Application Included for Information Sharing
  • WaveStar Product Available at:


  • Telecommunications
  • Digital Design
  • Research and Development
  • Manufacturing Test
  • Service
  • Education

Software to Capture, Analyze, Document, and Control Data

WaveStar for Oscilloscopes is a Microsoft Windows application bringing measurement information to your Windows desktop.


Set up communication to instruments through the WaveStar Instrument Manager. The Explorer View displays these instruments and reveals their corresponding properties. To capture measurements, select a property, click, drag, and drop into an active application sheet and begin analysis.


Use up to twelve data sheets for analysis:

Graticule Sheets - Capture waveforms in YT or XY mode. Graphically view or edit multiple waveforms and masks on a graticule, with the same scale and position as the oscilloscope. Includes cursor measurements, horizontal and vertical gates, zoom function, and annotation.

Instrument Explorer Sheet - Move and manipulate files to and from the MS Windows desktop or other instruments, add/delete directories, format drives, and more.

Stripchart Sheet - Automatically plots multiple waveform measurements, such as rise time data, in a classic stripchart fashion. Sheet features cursor measurements, alarm control, and annotation capabilities.

Tabular Sheets - Capture, store, display, and edit either waveform or data log information as a table of numbers on corresponding sheets. The Scalar Viewer Sheet displays measurements from the oscilloscope.

Measurement Sheet - Calculate frequency, pulse width, rise/fall time, duty cycle, overshoot, peak-to-peak, amplitude, min, max, mean, cycle mean, and RMS measurements.

Harmonic Analysis Sheet - Produce power waveforms from current and voltage and calculate up to 51 harmonics.

Notes Sheet - Prepare simple reports; capture and save instrument hard copy; save, edit, and restore instrument setups.


Quickly and simply insert information into Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Word, or PowerPoint. Transfer information into Microsoft Windows applications, such as MATLAB, through the MS Windows clipboard.


Software Compatibility

Instrument Interface Support - GPIB, LAN, or RS-232 interfaces with full talk-listen modes.

Windows Clipboard - Drag-and-drop to compatible Microsoft Office applications or copy/paste through Windows clipboard.

Printer Plotter Support - Uses standard Microsoft Windows printer drivers.

Waveform Export Format - Microsoft Excel 6.0 compatible.

Computer Configuration

Required -

Type: IBM PC-compatible.

Operating System: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP Pro or Windows NT 4.0, SP6+.

CD-ROM Drive: 4x or better.

Monitor: Super VGA.

Recommended -

Processor: Pentium, 500 MHz.

RAM: 128 MB.

Instrument Interface Card:

GPIB: National Instruments or CEC IEEE-488 Interface Card.

RS-232: One free RS-232 port.

Ethernet Interface Card: Inquire about Tektronix AD007, GPIB-LAN Adapter, TekVISA on Tektronix Open Windows Oscilloscopes.

Supported Instruments






Ordering Information


WaveStar Software for Oscilloscopes, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/NT 4.0 version.

Includes: CD-ROM, manual (071-0220-xx).