Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Features & Benefits
1 GHz, 500, 350 MHz
Bandwidth Models
2 and 4 Channel Models
5 GS/s Sample Rate
Up to 16 M Record Length
100,000 wfms/s Maximum
Waveform Capture Rate
MyScope™ Custom Control
Windows Enhance Productivity
Right Mouse Click Menus
for Exceptional Efficiency
OpenChoice® Platform with
Windows 2000 Delivers Built-in
Networking and Analysis
Small Footprint/Light Weight
The World’s Easiest to Use Midrange Oscilloscope
MyScope Custom Control Windows
The TDS5000B Series offers the industry’s
first easily customizable oscilloscope user
interface. MyScope control windows is a
revolutionary new feature that allows 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 pull
all the functionality you need from all the
various parts of the oscilloscope into one
control window, effectively creating 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 enable you
to spend your valuable time focused on
the task at hand rather than navigating
menus on your oscilloscope. And creating
these custom control windows isn’t a
long drawn-out or complex process. They
are easily created in a matter of minutes
using a simple, visual, drag and drop
process. Once created, these custom
control 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 TDS5000B 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.
10.4 in. Bright Display
Suite of Advanced Triggers
Communication Mask Testing
Pass/Fail Limit Testing
Remote Viewing and Control
E-mail on Event
CD-RW Drive
Built-in Printer (Optional)
Interoperability with
Tektronix Logic Analyzers
GPIB Controller
Digital Design and Debug
Mask Testing for Telecomm/
Datacomm/Video Standards
Investigation of
Transient Phenomena
Power Measurements
Video Design and Debug
DVD, Jitter and Timing,
Spectral Analysis
Automotive Electronics
Manufacturing Test
Industrial Control
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Right Clicks
The TDS5000B also introduces a
comprehensive suite of right mouse click
menus that 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.
The customization and efficiency provided
by MyScope control windows and right
MyScope™. MyScope control windows are
created using a simple, visual drag and
drop process.
MyScope. Once created, they are just like
other control windows in the instrument
and are easily accessed from either the
menu or button bars.
click menus make the TDS5000B Series
the world’s easiest to use midrange oscilloscope, enabling you to achieve levels of
productivity you wouldn’t have thought
possible with your current oscilloscope.
and analyzing complex signals in real-time
using three dimensions of signal information:
amplitude, time and distribution of amplitude
over time. The TDS5000B Series DPO,
enabled by Tektronix proprietary DPX®
acquisition technology, delivers greater
than 100,000 waveforms per second
capture rates. Some oscilloscope
vendors claim high waveform capture
rates for short bursts of time, but only
DPOs, enabled by DPX technology, can
deliver these fast waveform capture rates
on a sustained basis – saving minutes,
hours or even days by quickly revealing
the nature of faults so sophisticated trigger
modes can be applied to isolate them.
The Performance and Feature
Set You Expect
The TDS5000B Series digital phosphor
oscilloscopes (DPO) deliver up to 1 GHz
bandwidth, 5 GS/s real-time sample rate,
16 M record length, and a suite of advanced
triggers, enabling you to capture and characterize even your most demanding signals.
DPOs provide unmatched insight into
signal behavior by displaying, storing
Oscilloscopes •
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Elusive Glitch. Fast waveform capture
rate, enabled by Tektronix proprietary DPX®
acquisition technology, maximizes the
probability of capturing elusive glitches
and other infrequent events.
Advanced Waveform Analysis
The TDS5000B Series includes a complete
parametric measurement system for signal
characterization. Select from 53 automatic
measurements using a graphical palette
that logically organizes measurements
into Amplitude, Time, Combination,
Histogram, and Communications categories. Gather further insight into your
measurement results with statistical
data such as mean, min, max, standard
deviation and population. Waveform
cursors make it easy to measure traceto-trace timing characteristics, while
cursors that link between YT and XY
display modes make it easy to investigate
phase relationships and Safe Operating
Area violations. Define and apply math
expressions to waveform data for on-screen
results in terms that you can use. Access
common waveform math functions with
the touch of a button. Or, for advanced
applications, create algebraic expressions
consisting of waveforms sources, math
functions, measurement values, scalars
and user adjustable variables with an
easy-to-use calculator-style editor.
Applied measurement extensions can be
installed to enhance TDS5000B capability.
These software applications build on the
precision acquisition performance of the
TDS5000B Series to address the need
for application specific measurements
to quickly quantify device and system
performance. Optional applications
include power measurement and analysis,
jitter and timing analysis, disk drive measurements, USB compliance testing,
optical storage analysis, ANSI/ITU
telecom pulse compliance, and Ethernet
compliance testing.
OpenChoice® Architecture
The TDS5000B Series includes open
access to the MS Windows 2000
operating environment. While the instrument remains a dedicated oscilloscope,
the ability to access the MS Windows
desktop creates a powerful tool. Built-in
applications such as WordPad, Paint and
a Web browser allow you to concurrently
maintain lab notes while working with
the instrument. This saves time and
eliminates error-prone steps associated
with transporting images for later report
development. Other applications such as
Microsoft Word or Excel, MATLAB and
LabVIEW can be installed on the instrument
to accomplish local documentation or
signal analysis. Installation of the oscilloscope on the LAN enables Web-based
information browsing, e-mail exchange,
printing and file sharing. Using the
embedded PCI bus, waveform data
can be moved directly from acquisition
to analysis applications on the
Windows desktop at much faster
speeds than conventional GPIB transfers.
In addition, the OpenChoice architecture
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Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
OpenChoice® Platform. Capturing data into
Microsoft Excel using the unique Excel
Toolbar and then creating a custom report
using the Tektronix Report Generator.
provides a comprehensive software
infrastructure for faster, more versatile
operations. Data transfer programs, such
as the Excel Toolbar, Word Toolbar and
Report Generator are used to simplify
analysis and documentation on the
Windows desktop or on external PCs.
Tektronix’ implementation of industrystandard protocols, such as TekVISA™
interface and ActiveX Control, are
included for using and enhancing
Windows applications for data analysis
and documentation. Or, use the Software
Developer’s Kit (SDK) to help create
custom software to automate multi-step
processes in waveform collection and
analysis with Visual BASIC, C, C++,
MATLAB, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI and
other common Application Development
Environments (ADE). Integration of the
oscilloscope with external PCs and nonWindows hosts is also supported by the
TDS5000B Series software solutions.
Plug-and-play and IVI instrument drivers
are included to enable easy communication with the oscilloscope using GPIB,
Serial and LAN
Digital Design and Debug. Tektronix Integrated View (iView) fully integrates the performance
and measurement accuracy of a Tektronix oscilloscope with the multi-channel and powerful
triggering capabilities of a Tektronix logic analyzer in one display, allowing designers to quickly
verify and debug their designs.
connections from programs running on
the instrument or an external PC. UNIX
applications, and other LAN resources,
can connect directly over Ethernet using
the VXI 11.2 server included on the
TDS5000B Series.
The unparalleled ease-of-use, coupled
with the TDS5000B’s high performance,
OpenChoice® platform, and comprehensive feature set all in a compact benchtop
package, provides exceptional value.
The TDS5000B Series’ high performance
features make it ideal for a multitude of
applications, such as digital design and
debug, power measurements, communications mask testing, and video design.
Oscilloscopes •
Digital Design and Debug
The interoperability of the TDS5000B
Series oscilloscope with the Tektronix
TLA5000 Series logic analyzer made
possible by Tektronix Integrated View
(iView™) enables digital designers to solve
signal integrity challenges and effectively
debug and verify their systems more
quickly and easily. The iView feature fully
integrates the industry-leading performance
and measurement accuracy of a Tektronix
oscilloscope with the multi-channel and
powerful triggering capabilities of a
Tektronix logic analyzer. This integration
allows designers to view time-correlated
digital and analog data in the same
display window and isolate the analog
characteristics of the digital signals that
are causing failures in their systems.
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Power Measurements. Channel 1 (yellow,
labeled Voltage) shows the turn-off voltage
on the FET of a switching power supply,
with current on Channel 2 (blue, labeled
Current). The Math 1 waveform, M1 (orange,
labeled Power), is the instantaneous power
resulting from the multiplication of the
voltage and current waveforms (Ch. 1 *
Ch. 2). The Math 2 waveform, M2 (purple,
labeled Energy), is the result of a calculation
of the integral of M1, a math-on-math
operation of the TDS5000B Series. An
energy measurement, located to the right
of the display, is a gated measurement
made on M1 and includes statistics.
The iView Wizard simplifies this integration of the oscilloscope and logic analyzer
by guiding the user through set up and
connection. No user calibration is
required. And, once set up, the iView
feature is completely automated. The
result – an integrated tool set for digital
design and troubleshooting.
Communication Mask Testing. Testing
an E1 signal against the mask specified
by the standard.
Video Design. Illustration of triggering on
an analog HDTV tri-level sync signal and
examining horizontal blanking interval.
Power Measurements
The TDS5000B Series’ powerful and flexible measurements, math, and math-onmath capabilities make it an ideal solution
for making power measurements, such
as voltage, current, instantaneous power
and energy for power device designers.
Video Design
Tektronix exclusive DPX® acquisition technology sets the TDS5000B Series apart
from other digital oscilloscopes, enabling
the capture of up to 100,000 waveforms
per seconds for a live, analog-like display.
The TDS5000B Series also supports
a wide variety of video standards with
dedicated triggers including NTSC, PAL,
SECAM and analog HDTV. In addition,
IRE and mV graticules can be selected
for easier measurements and visual
inspection. All of this together makes
the TDS5000B Series an ideal tool for
video design and development.
Communications Mask Testing
Option SM provides a complete portfolio
of masks for verifying compliance to serial
communications standards. Masks are
provided for electrical standards up to
555 Mb/s and optical standards up to
1.25 Gb/s. Easily tailor mask testing to
your specific requirements using features
such as one-button mask autoset, autofit,
user adjustable mask margin tolerance,
hit counting, failure notifications and builtin mask editing.
Oscilloscopes •
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Vertical System
Input Channels
Analog Bandwidth (–3 dB)
5 mV/div – 1 V/div
350 MHz
500 MHz
1 GHz
Calculated Rise Time 5 mV/div (typical)
1.15 ns
800 ps
300 ps
Hardware Bandwidth Limits
150 MHz or 20 MHz
Input Coupling
Input Impedance, 1 MΩ
Input Impedance, 50 Ω
Input Sensitivity, 1 MΩ
Input Sensitivity, 50 Ω
1 mV/div to 1 V/div
Vertical Resolution
8-bits (>11-bits w/ averaging)
150 V CAT I, ≤ 400 V peak. Derate at 20 dB/decade to 9 VRMS above 200 kHz
Max Input Voltage, 1 MΩ
Max Input Voltage, 50 Ω
5 VRMS with peaks <±30 V
DC Gain Accuracy
5 VRMS with peaks <±30 V
<100 mV/div <1 VRMS
≥100 mV/div <5 VRMS
1.5% with offset set to 0 V
Offset Range, 1 MΩ
Offset Range, 50 Ω
1 mV/div to 10 V/div
1 mV/div – 99.5 mV/div ±1 V
100 mV/div – 1 V/div ±10 V
1.01 V/div – 10 V/div ±100 V
1 mV/div – 99.5 mV/div ±1 V
100 mV/div –1 V/div ±10 V
Channel-to-Channel Isolation for Any
Two Channels at Equal Vertical Scale
1 mV/div – 99.5 mV/div ±1 V
100 mV/div –1 V/div ±10 V
1 mV/div – 50 mV/div ±0.5 V
50.5 mV/div – 99.5 mV/div ±0.25 V
100 mV/div – 500 mV/div ±5 V
505 mV/div – 1 V/div ±2.5 V
≥100:1 at ≤100 MHz and ≥30:1 at >100 MHz up to the rated bandwidth
Timebase System
All Models
Timebase Range
Timebase Delay Time Range
Channel-to-Channel Deskew Range
Timebase Accuracy
Delta Time Measurement Accuracy
Trigger Jitter (RMS)
Long Term Sample Rate and Delay Time Accuracy
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200 ps/div to 1000 s/div
(s/div x 10) to 1000 s
±75 ns
15 ppm
(0.06/sample rate + 15 ppm x |Reading|)RMS
8 psRMS (typical)
±15 ppm over any ≥1 ms interval
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Acquisition System
Real-time Sample Rates
1 Channel (max)
5 GS/s
5 GS/s
1 GS/s
2 Channels (max)
2.5 GS/s
2.5 GS/s
1 GS/s
1.25 GS/s
1 GS/s
3-4 Channels (max)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate (max)
250 GS/s
250 GS/s
200 GS/s
Maximum Record Length per Channel
with Standard Memory
With Opt. 3M
Maximum Duration at Highest Real-time Resolution (1 ch)
Time Resolution (single shot)
All Other Models
1 ns (1 GS/s)
200 ps (5 GS/s)
Max Duration with Standard Memory
8 ms
1.6 ms
Max Duration with Opt. 3M
16 ms
3.2 ms
Acquisition Modes
All Models
FastAcq Acquisition
Peak Detect
FastAcq optimizes the instrument for analysis of dynamic signals and capture
of infrequent events. Maximum FastAcq waveform capture rate
is 100,000 wfms/s
Acquire sampled values
Captures narrow glitches (<1 ns) at all real-time sampling rates
From 2 to 10,000 waveforms included in average
From 2 to 2 x 109 waveforms included in min-max envelope
Real-time boxcar averaging reduces random noise and increases resolution
Waveform Database
Accumulates a waveform database that provides a three dimensional array
of amplitude, time, and counts
FastFrame™ Acquisition
Acquisition memory divided into segments; maximum trigger
rate >225,000 waveforms per second
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Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Tr i g g e r S y s t e m
All Models
Internal DC Coupled
0.35 div DC to 50 MHz increasing to 1 div at rated bandwidth
External (auxiliary input)
400 mV from DC to 50 MHz increasing to 750 mV at 100 MHz
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, Window, Width, Transition Time, Timeout,
Pattern, Video, State, Setup/Hold
A Event and Delayed B Event Trigger Types
Communications-related Triggers
(requires Option SM)
A Event: All above types
Delayed B Event: Edge
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
Trigger Level Range
Any Channel
±10 divisions from center of screen
External (auxiliary in)
±8 V
Fixed at 0 V
Trigger Coupling
DC, AC (attenuate <60 Hz), HF reject (attenuate >30 kHz)
LF reject (attenuates <80 kHz) Noise reject (reduce sensitivity)
Trigger Holdoff Range
Trigger Modes
Edge – Positive or negative slope on any channel
or front panel auxiliary input. Coupling includes DC,
AC, noise reject, HF reject, and LF reject.
Video – Trigger on NTSC, PAL, SECAM, analog
HDTV, and non-standard video formats.
Glitch – Trigger on or reject glitches of positive,
negative or either polarity. Minimum glitch width
is 1.0 ns with 200 ps resolution.
Width – Trigger on width of positive or negative
pulse either within or out of selectable time limits
ranging from 1 ns to 1 s with 200 ps resolution.
Runt – Trigger on a pulse that crosses one
threshold but fails to cross a second threshold
before crossing the first again. Event can be time
or logic qualified (logic on 4 channel models only).
Window – Trigger on an event that enters or exits
a window defined by two user-adjustable thresholds. Event can be time or logic qualified (logic
on 4 channel models only).
Timeout – Trigger on an event which remains
high, low or either, for a specified time period,
selectable from 1 ns to 1 s with 200 ps resolution.
1.5 µs to 12 s maximum
Transition – Trigger on pulse edge rates that are
faster or slower than specified. Slope may be
positive, negative or either.
Waveform Measurements
Setup/Hold – Trigger on violations of both setup
time and hold time between clock and data present
on any two input channels.
Amplitude Related: Amplitude, High, Low, Maximum,
Minimum, Peak to Peak, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS,
Cycle RMS, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot.
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.
Time Related: Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Width,
Negative Width, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty
Cycle, Period, Frequency, Delay.
State – Any logical pattern of channels (1, 2, 3)
clocked by edge on channel 4 (channel 2 on
TDS5032B/5052B). Trigger on rising or falling
clock edge.
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.
Comm (requires Opt. SM) – Support for AMI,
encoded communication signals. Select among
isolated positive or negative one, zero pulse form
or eye patterns as applicable to standard.
Communications Related: Extinction Ratio (abs, %,
dB), Eye Height, Eye Width, Eye Top, Eye Base,
Crossing %, Jitter (Pk-Pk, RMS, 6σ), Noise (Pk-Pk,
RMS), Signal/Noise Ratio, Cycle Distortion, Q-Factor.
Trigger Delay by Time – 16 ns to 250 seconds.
Trigger Delay by Events – 1 to
10,000,000 Events.
Oscilloscopes •
Automatic Measurements – 53 of which 8 can be
displayed on screen at any one time.
Combination: Area, Cycle Area, Phase, Burst Width.
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Measurement Statistics – Mean, Min, Max,
Standard Deviation, Population.
Reference Levels – User definable for each of
the eight measurements.
Computer System
and Peripherals
Operating System – Windows 2000.
CPU – Intel Celeron Processor, 2.0 GHz.
Histograms – Vertical or horizontal with linear or
log scaling.
PC System Memory – 512 MB.
Gating – Isolate the specific occurrence within
an acquisition to take measurements on.
Front Removable Hard Disk Drive (optional) –
≥40 GB capacity.
Cursors – Horizontal Bars, Vertical Bars, Waveform,
and Screen.
Floppy Disk Drive – Front panel 3.5 in floppy disk
drive, 1.44 MB capacity.
Waveform Processing/Math
CD-RW Drive – Side panel CD-RW drive, ≥24X
read and write speed.
Arithmetic – Add, subtract, multiply, and divide
Algebraic Expressions – Define extensive
algebraic expressions including waveforms,
scalars, user adjustable variables, and
results of parametric measurements e.g.
(Integral (Ch1-Mean(Ch1))*1.414*VAR1).
Math Functions – Average, Invert, Integrate,
Differentiate, Square Root, Exponential, Log 10,
Log e, Abs, Ceiling, Floor, Min, Max, Sin, Cos, Tan,
ASin, ACos, ATan, Sinh, Cosh, Tanh.
Frequency Domain Functions – Spectral
magnitude and phase, real and imaginary spectra.
Vertical Units – Magnitude: Linear, dB, dBm.
Phase: degrees, radians, group delay.
Window Functions – Rectangular, Hamming,
Hanning, Kaiser-Bessel, Blackman-Harris,
Gaussian, Flattop2, Tek Exponential.
Limit Testing – Compare live waveforms against
a known “golden” reference waveform with user
defined vertical and horizontal tolerances.
Display Characteristics
Display Type – 10.4 in. Liquid crystal active-matrix
color display.
Display Resolution – 640 horizontal x
480 vertical pixels.
Waveform Styles – Vectors, Dots, Intensified
Samples, Variable Persistence, Infinite Persistence.
Display Format – YT, XY, XYZ.
Color Palettes – Individual color palettes for
Record View and FastAcq/WfmDB modes include
Normal, Green, Gray, Temperature, Spectral, and
User Defined.
Internal Hard Disk Drive – ≥80 GB capacity.
Printer (optional) – Built-in thermal printer.
Mouse – Optical wheel mouse, USB interface.
OpenChoice® Features
TekVISA™ – Application Programmers Interface (API)
for Windows developers. Documentation includes
descriptions and samples of programming test and
measurement applications on the unit in Visual
BASIC, C and C++.
TekVISA Control (TVC) – Active controls to make
access to TekVISA easy for integration into
Microsoft Windows applications.
VXI-11 Server – An Application Programmers
Interface (API) for LAN connectivity from
non-Windows environments.
LabVIEW and MATLAB – 30 day evaluation copies
plus non-expiring demo programs that perform
a variety of LabVIEW and MATLAB display and
analysis functions with the oscilloscope.
Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) – A CD is
included in the Getting Started With OpenChoice®
book. This SDK includes a wealth of documentation, programming tools, and examples to assist
programmers working with the TDS5000B Series.
Input/Output Ports
Auxiliary Input – Front panel BNC connector.
Trigger level range is adjustable from +8 V to –8 V.
The maximum input voltage is ±20 V (DC + peak
AC) and input resistance is ≥1.5 kΩ.
Probe Compensator Output – Front panel pins.
Amplitude 1 V ± 1% into a ≥10 kΩ load,
frequency 1 kHz ±5%.
Analog Signal Output – Rear-panel BNC
connector, provides a buffered version of the signal
that is attached to the Channel 3 input (4 channel
models only). Amplitude: 50 mV/div ±20% into a
1 MΩ load, 25 mV/div ±20% into a 50 Ω load.
Bandwidth (typical): 100 MHz into a 50 Ω load.
Auxiliary Output Levels – Rear-panel BNC
connector, provides a TTL-compatible, negative
polarity pulse when the oscilloscope triggers.
External Reference In – Rear-panel BNC
connector. 9.8 MHz to 10.2 MHz.
Plug-and-Play Drivers – Provides support to run
National Instrument’s LabVIEW and LabWindows
on an external PC connected to a TDS5000B
Series or on the oscilloscope itself.
Parallel Port – IEEE 1284, DB-25 connector.
IVI Drivers – Provides support for new and existing
program environments utilizing the IVI instrumentation standard, such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI,
MATLAB, Visual BASIC, and C/C++.
USB Port – Four USB 2.0 ports allow connection
or disconnection of USB keyboard and/or mouse
while oscilloscope power is on.
Excel and Word Toolbars – Provides direct access
to screen images, waveform data, and measurements on the oscilloscope from a toolbar in Excel
and/or Word.
Mouse Port – PS-2 compatible.
Report Generator – Enables the ability to design
and create customized report templates that
extract the oscilloscope’s waveforms, settings,
measurements, and other on-screen information
with a click of the mouse.
Audio Ports – Miniature phone jacks for stereo
microphone input and stereo line output.
Keyboard Port – PS-2 compatible.
LAN Port – RJ-45 connector, supports 10Base-T
and 100Base-T.
Serial Port – DB-9 COM1 port.
Video Port – DB-15 female connector; connect a
second monitor to use dual-monitor display mode.
Supports basic requirements of PC99 specification
and display resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,440.
Oscilloscopes •
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
GPIB Port – IEEE 488.2 standard, can be
configured for talk/listen or controller mode.
Oscilloscope VGA Video Port – DB-15 female
connector, connect to show the oscilloscope
display on an external monitor or projector.
Operating – +5 ºC to +45 ºC.
Nonoperating – –20 ºC to +60 ºC without diskette
in floppy drive.
350 MHz, 5 GS/s, 2 channel digital phosphor
Operating – 20% to 80% relative humidity with
a maximum wet bulb temperature of +29 ºC at or
below +45 ºC, noncondensing. Upper limit de-rates
to 30% relative humidity at +45 ºC.
350 MHz, 5 GS/s, 4 channel digital phosphor
Power Source
Power – 100 to 240 VRMS ±10%, 47 to 63 Hz;
CAT II, or 115 VRMS ±10%, 360 to 440 Hz
Power Consumption – <220 W.
Cooling Clearance
Nonoperating – Without diskette in floppy disk
drive. 5% to 90% relative humidity with a
maximum wet bulb temperature of +29 ºC at or
below +60 ºC, noncondensing. Upper limit derates
to 20% relative humidity at +60 ºC.
500 MHz, 5 GS/s, 2 channel digital phosphor
500 MHz, 5 GS/s, 4 channel digital phosphor
Operating –
10,000 ft. (3,048 m).
Nonoperating –
40,000 ft. (12,190 m).
500 MHz, 1 GS/s, 4 channel digital phosphor
Random Vibration
Operating – 0.1 GRMS from 5 to 500 Hz, 10 minutes
each axis, 3-axes, 30 minutes total.
Nonoperating – 2.0 GRMS from 5 to 500 Hz,
10 minutes each axis, 3-axes, 30 minutes total.
Regulatory Certifications
Electromagnetic Compatibility – 89/336/EEC.
3 inches (76 mm)
required on left side.
Ordering Information
Safety – UL61010, CSA-22.2 No. 1010.1,
EN61010-1, IEC61010-1.
*1 Does
not include accessory pouch.
*2 From
rackmounting ear to back of instrument.
Oscilloscopes •
1 GHz, 5 GS/s, 4 channel digital phosphor
All Models Include: (1) P5050 500 MHz,
10x passive probe per channel, Accessory Pouch
(016-1935-00), Front Cover (200-4651-00),
Mouse (119-6936-00), Quick Start User Manual,
TDS5000B Series Product Software CD-ROM,
TDS5000B Series Operating System Restoration
CD-ROM, GPIB Programmer’s Reference, Optional
Applications Software CD-ROM, Getting Started
with OpenChoice® book, and Software Developer’s
Kit CD (020-2513-00), 30-day Evaluation Copies
of MATLAB (063-3609-00) and LabVIEW
(020-2476-02), Performance Verification
Procedure PDF file, Calibration Certificate
Documenting NIST Traceability, Z540-1
Compliance, and ISO9001 Registration,
Power Cord.
Please specify power plug and manual version
when ordering.
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
Recommended Probes
P5050 – 500 MHz, 10x passive probe.
P6243 – 1.0 GHz active probe.
P6245 – 1.5 GHz active probe.
P6246 – 400 MHz differential probe.
P6247 – 1.0 GHz differential probe.
P6248 – 1.7 GHz differential probe.
Recommended Accessories
Service Manual – Order 071-1362-00.
Transit Case – Order 016-1937-00.
Probe Calibration, Compensation, and Deskew
Adapter – Order 067-0405-xx.
Power Deskew Fixture – Order 067-1478-00.
Extra Front Panel Removable Hard Drive –
Order 065-0692-00.
Video Display Clamp – Order 013-0278-xx.
Thermal Printer Paper – Order 016-1897-00.
Mini Keyboard – Order 118-9402-00.
USB Test Fixture – Order TDSUSBF.
Ethernet Test Fixture – Order through Crescent
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Instrument Options (available
on all models unless indicated
Opt. 18 – Touch-screen interface.
Opt. 3M – Increase record length to 16M samples
max (1ch.).
Opt. 1P – Built-in thermal printer.
Opt. FHD*1 – Front panel removable hard drive
(replaces FDD and internal HDD).
Opt. 1K – Oscilloscope cart.
Opt. 1R – Rackmount kit.
Opt. SM – Communication mask testing.
Opt. PS1 – Power Bundle that includes TCP202
DC Coupled Current Probe, P5205 High Voltage
Differential Probe, TDSPWR3 Power Measurement
Software, and Power Deskew Fixture.
Opt. CP2*2 – TDSCPM2 - ANSI/ITU telecom
pulse compliance testing software.
Opt. DVD – TDSDVD - Optical storage
analysis software.
Opt. ET3*3 – TDSET3 - Ethernet compliance
test software.
Opt. J2*4 – TDSDDM2 - Disk drive measurements
Opt. JA3*5 – TDSJIT3 v2.0 Advanced - Jitter and
timing analysis software.
Opt. JE3*5 – TDSJIT v2.0 Essentials - Jitter and
timing analysis software.
Opt. PW3 – TDSPWR3 - Power measurements
Opt. USB*5 – USB 2.0 Compliance test
software only.
*1 No upgrade path for this option, must be ordered at time
of initial purchase.
*2 Requires option SM.
Service Options
Opt. C3 – Calibration Service 3 Years.
Opt. C5 – Calibration Service 5 Years.
Opt. D1 – Calibration Data Report.
Opt. D3 – Calibration Data Report 3 Years
(with Option C3).
Opt. D5 – Calibration Data Report 5 Years
(with Option C5).
Opt. R3 – Repair Service 3 Years (including
Opt. R5 – Repair Service 5 Years (including
Instrument Upgrades
*3 Not available on TDS5054BE
*4 Not available on TDS5032B and TDS5034B.
*5 Not available on TDS5032B and TDS5052B.
Power Plug Options
Opt. A0 – North America.
Opt. A1 – Universal Euro.
Opt. A2 – United Kingdom.
Opt. A3 – Australia.
Opt. A4 – 240 V North America.
Opt. A5 – Switzerland.
Opt. A6 – Japan.
Opt. A10 – China.
Opt. A99 – No power cord or AC adapter.
Upgrades equivalent to original options can be
ordered to extend instrument performance after
initial purchase. Users can install upgrades without
opening the instrument case or requiring on-site
service (except for touch-screen upgrade). To
upgrade, order a TDS5BUP with one or more
of the following options: 18, 1K, M03, 1P, 1R,
SM, CP2, DVD, ET3, J2, J3E, JT3, PW3, USB.
Factory installation of selected options is available
by ordering option IF on your TDS5BUP
upgrade order.
Manual Options
Opt. L0 – English manual.
Opt. L1 – French manual.
Opt. L3 – German manual.
Opt. L5 – Japanese manual.
Opt. L7 – Simple Chinese manual.
Opt. L8 – Traditional Chinese manual.
Opt. L9 – Korean manual.
Opt. L10 – Russian manual.
Oscilloscopes •
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
TDS5000B Series
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