The TDS360 is a great 2 channel general purpose scope. It has the speed, processing power
and measurement capability to meet the needs of most any laboratory, test or R&D application.
In addition to its high sampling speed for viewing fast real-time single-shot events, we have found
the built-in floppy disk drive to be one of the scopes most valuable assets. We depended on this
feature for capturing waveform data for engineering and test documentation.
The following summarizes a few of the features/specifications of the TDS360
(from Tektronix Data Sheet):
SIGNAL ACQUISITION SYSTEM
Bandwidth - 200 MHz
Channels - 2
Digitizers - 2
Sample Rate – 1 GS/s on each channel
Sensitivity – 2 mV to 10 V/div
Position Range - ± 5 Divisions
Vertical Resolution - 8-bits (256 levels over 10.24 vertical divisions), 11-bits w/averaging.
Analog Bandwidth Selections - 20 MHz and full.
Input Coupling - AC, DC, or GND
Input Impedance Selections - 1 M ohm in parallel with 15 pF, or 50 ohms (AC and DC coupling).
Maximum Input Voltage - ± 400 V (DC + peak AC).
Peak Detect, Sample, Envelope, Average
TIME BASE SYSTEM
Time Bases - Main, Delayed
Time/Division Range – 2.5 ns to 5 s/div
Record Length Sample points/channel: 1,000
Pre-Trigger Position - Selectable from 0 to 100% of record.
Triggers - Main, Delayed.
Main Trigger Modes - Auto, Normal, Single Sequence.
Delayed Trigger - Delayed by time
Video Trigger Types - NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and Custom; TV Field, field 2 or both.
Waveform Style - Dots or vectors, dot or vector accumulation
Update Rate - 86 500-point waveforms per sec with infinite persistence mode selected.
Graticules - Full, grid, cross hair, frame
Format - YT and XY
AUTOMATIC WAVEFORM MEASUREMENTS
Up to 4 each (simultaneously) of the following:
High, Low, Max, Min, Peak-to-peak, Amplitude, +Overshoot, -Overshoot
Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS
Period, Frequency, +Width, -Width, Rise, Fall + Duty Cycle, -Duty Cycle, Burst Width
Thresholds - Settable in percentage or voltage.
Cursor Measurements - Absolute, Delta Volts, Time, Frequency.
Cursor Types - Horizontal bars (volts); Vertical bars (time); paired
Waveform Functions - Interpolate-selectable sin(x)/x or linear.
Arithmetic Operators - Add, Subtract, Multiply
Autosetup - Single button, automatic setup on selected input signal for vertical, horizontal and
Waveforms – 2 1,000 point reference waveforms in non-volatile storage.
Floppy Drive – 3.5in., 1.44MB or 720K DOS-compatible
File Storage Formats – .BMP, .TIF, .PCX, .EPS, Excel & Lotus123 Spreadsheet, MathCAD
Setups - 10 front-panel setups in non-volatile storage