TDS6000B/C Specifications
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Features & Benefits
Bandwidths of 15 GHz (TDS6154C),
12 GHz (TDS6124C), 8 GHz
(TDS6804B) and 6 GHz (TDS6604B)
Rise Times to 19 ps 20 to 80%
(28 ps 10 to 90%) on TDS6154C
Typical Rise Time, with Channelmatched, User-selectable DSP
40 GS/s Real-time Sample Rate
on Two Channels*1, 20 GS/s Realtime Sample Rate on All Four
Channels with 500 fs/sample
Interpolated Points
Up to 64 Msamples on Two
Channels*1, up to 32 Msamples
Record Length on All Four
Channels with MultiView Zoom™
Function for Quick Navigation
MyScope® Custom Control
Windows Enhance Productivity
Right Mouse Click Menus
for Exceptional Efficiency
Uncompromised Performance Oscilloscope Solution —
Probing, Acquisition, Analysis, Compliance, and Debug
TDS6000 Series digital storage
oscilloscopes provide unprecedented
performance along with a complete
feature set designed to address design
validation, debug and compliance challenges of next generation computer,
datacom and communications equipment.
High bandwidth, high sample rate and
deep memory also provide the ideal
solution for data acquisition applications.
Uncompromised Acquisition
You won’t need to need to trade-off
bandwidth, record length and sample
rate for your serial data measurement
and analysis needs. The TDS6000C
DSOs provide acquisition architecture
with 40 GS/s maximum sample rate
and 64 Msamples record length on two
channels (20 GS/s and 32 Msamples on
each of the four channels simultaneously),
for the acquisition power you need. They
provide the ultimate combination of bandwidth, sample rate and record length
for the fastest signals. The TDS6154C
provides matched 15 GHz performance
across any two channels using advanced,
Tektronix-proprietary DSP enhancement,
important for high-speed, channel-to-channel
measurements. The user-selectable DSP
filter on each channel provides magnitude
and phase correction, plus extension of
the analog bandwidth to 15 GHz for more
accurate signal fidelity on high speed
measurements – easily capturing the fifth
harmonic of 3.0 GHz embedded clocks
used in next generation 6.0 Gb/s serial data
standards, and even the third harmonic of
5 GHz clocks being developed for future
systems. The DSP filter on each channel
can also be switched off to take advantage
of true 12 GHz analog bandwidth for
applications needing the highest available
raw data capture.
Pinpoint™ Triggering Provides
the Most Flexible and Highest
Performance Triggering, with Over
1400 Combinations to Address
Virtually Any Triggering Situation
Serial Pattern Triggering up
to 3.125 Gb/s with 8b/10b
Protocol Triggering
Serial Data Analysis and
Compliance at Rates of
6.25 Gb/s and Above
OpenChoice® Software with
Microsoft Windows XP OS
Delivers Built-in Networking
and Analysis
Technology Specific Software
Solutions Provide Built-in
Domain Expertise for Serial
Data, Jitter, Ethernet, DVI,
USB 2.0, Communications
and Power Measurements
System Includes: Dual Processor
System (2.8 GHz Pentium 4
and 583 MHz PowerPC), High
Resolution XGA Display, Front
Panel CD-R/W, Front Panel USB
2.0 Port and 1000Base-T
Network Connection
Signal Integrity, Jitter
and Timing Analysis
Validation, Debug, Characterization
and Compliance of Next
Generation Digital Designs
Computer, Datacom, Storage
Area Network Equipment Designs
and High-speed Backplanes
High Energy Physics Measurements
and Data Acquisition
For C Model versions only.
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
MyScope® Custom
Control Windows
MyScope control windows allow 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 create 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 are easily created in a
matter of minutes using a simple, visual,
drag-and-drop process. Once created,
these customized 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 or
TDS/CSA7000B 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.
Right Clicks
Right mouse click menus 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 singleclick access to many of your most
commonly performed tasks.
Pinpoint™ Triggering
The ability to trigger an oscilloscope on
events of interest is paramount in highspeed debug and validation. Whether
you’re trying to find a system error or
need to isolate a section of a complex
signal for further analysis, Tektronix’
Pinpoint triggering provides the solution.
The Pinpoint trigger system uses Silicon
Germanium (SiGe) technology to provide trigger sensitivity of up to 9 GHz
(TDS6000C models), and allows selection
of all trigger types on both A and B trigger
circuits. It can capture glitches down to
100 ps wide with 1 psRMS trigger jitter
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Trigger on glitches down to 100 ps wide.
Pinpoint™ trigger system provides the
most advanced, highest performance
triggering available.
typical (TDS6000C models). Other trigger
systems offer multiple trigger types only
on a single event (A Event), with delayed
trigger (B Event) selection limited to edge
type triggering and often does not provide
a way to reset the trigger sequence if the
B-event doesn’t occur. But Pinpoint triggering provides the full suite of advance
trigger types on both A and B triggers
with Reset triggering to begin the trigger
sequence again after a specified time,
state or transition so that even events
in the most complex signals can be
captured. Other oscilloscopes typically
offer less than 20 trigger combinations;
Pinpoint triggering offers over 1400
combinations, all at full performance.
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Decode 8b/10b data streams and set up to
4 data words (40 bits) to trigger on.
Protocol Triggering and Decoding
Software (Opt. PTD)
Easily decode 8b/10b and other encoded
serial data streams, and set desired
encoded words for the serial pattern
trigger to capture. 8b/10b decoding on
data rates over 10 GB/s is possible on
the TDS6000C models. Option PTD
recovers the clock signal, identifies the
transitions, decodes the characters and
other protocol data. The TDS6000C
models can trigger on up to four consecutive 10-bit words or specified error
conditions at data rates up to
3.125 Gb/s. And you can see the
captured bit sequences decoded into
their words for convenient analysis.
Measurement System. Enables over 50
parametric measurements in the amplitude,
time and statistical domain.
Unparalleled Analysis
Waveform data analysis can take many
forms. Whether it’s a simple math expression, waveform mask testing, a pass/fail
compliance test, or a custom application
that you develop, the TDS6000 Series
offer the industry’s most comprehensive
set of analysis and compliance tools.
Built-in Analysis Tools
Standard tools built into the TDS6000
offer a wide range of analysis capabilities
including Cursors, Measurements, Math
Equation Editor, Serial Data
Communications Mask Testing (with Opt.
SM), and Spectrum Analysis.
8.5 Gb/s TDSRT-Eye™ diagram on
the TDS6154C.
Waveform Math Equation Editor. Enables
boundless analysis on waveform data.
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Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
TDSRT-Eye™ software. Compliance and analysis
for testing high-speed serial standards. Eye
diagrams at data rates to beyond 6.25 Gb/s.
Software clock recovery to ≥10 Gb/s.
TDSET3 10/100/1000Base-T Compliance.
Access data seamlessly for your own custom
application such as this Microsoft Excel
TDSDVI Digital Visual Interface Compliance.
TDSJIT3 v2.0. Jitter analysis for validation
and debug of high-speed digital systems.
Technology-specific Software Solutions
Validation, debug and compliance
testing often require automated test
tools that quickly analyze waveform
data and provide the answers you need.
The TDS6000 models provide complete
“turn-key” solutions for the most demanding
technologies. Software options are also
available for performing validation and
compliance measurements on emerging
industry standards.
OpenChoice® Analysis
Designing your own custom solution?
The analysis and networking features
of OpenChoice software adds more
flexibility to Tektronix open Windows
XP oscilloscopes:
Fast, PCI bus speed communication between
the data acquisition processor and the
Microsoft Windows desktop
ActiveX controls to connect the oscilloscope
to popular Windows applications – WITHOUT
leaving the application
PnP drivers to control the scope from
LabVIEW and Lab Windows/CVI running
directly on the oscilloscope, or running
on external PCs
Support for application development
environments includes Visual BASIC,
.NET, C, C++, MATLAB, LabVIEW and
Differential Probing with
Performance to >12 GHz
Most high-speed signals today are differential. The P7313 12.5 GHz Differential
Probing System provides true differential
connection to the device under test for
a variety of connection requirements:
solder-in, hand held and fixtured. Typical
system performance with the TDS6154C
exceeds 12.5 GHz bandwidth. The P7313
offers the lowest loading, highest signal
fidelity and lowest cost per connection in the
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P7313 12.5 GHz and P7380 8 GHz
Differential Probes.
industry. Versatile, inexpensive Tip-Clip™
adapters provide the optimum solution
for virtually any connection need.
The P7380SMA Differential Probing System
provides a 50 Ω per side termination
network with a termination voltage. The
termination voltage can be applied externally
or through the TekConnect® interface from
the TDS6000 probe menu, or not used at
all. A gain switch provides two different
sensitivity settings of the probe and an
Aux Out provides an inverted version of
the signal for driving other equipment.
The P7380SMA probing system used
with the TDS6000 oscilloscopes provides
an ideal solution for validation and compliance testing of high speed serial data links.
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Vertical System
Input Channels
Bandwidth, Rise Time (DSP)
True Analog Bandwidth
(–3 dB), Typical Rise Time
8 GHz
50 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
35 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
12 GHz
35 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
24 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
15 GHz
28 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
19 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
6 GHz
70 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
53 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
7 GHz
62 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
43 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
12 GHz
35 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
24 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
12 GHz
35 ps (10 to 90%) (typical)
24 ps (20 to 80%) (typical)
Hardware Bandwidth Limits
(Requires TCA-1 MEG Adapter)
Full, 250 MHz or 20 MHz
Input Coupling
50 Ω ±2.5%
50 Ω ±2%
Full-scale 100 mV to 10 V (10 mV/div to 1 V/div).
Full-scale is the peak-to-peak
digitizer range at a given sensitivity.
Volts/div = Full-scale ÷ 10
Full-scale 50 mV to 10 V (5 mV/div*1 to 1 V/div).
Full-scale is the peak-to-peak digitizer
range at a given sensitivity.
Volts/div = Full-scale ÷ 10
Input Impedance
Input Sensitivity, 50 Ω
Vertical Resolution
8-Bit (>11-Bit with averaging)
Max Input Voltage, 50 Ω
(also determined by
TekConnect® accessory)
<1 VRMS for <100 mV/div,
<7 VRMS for ≥100 mV/div settings
DC Gain Accuracy
<1 VRMS for <1 V full-scale,
<5.5 V for ≥1 V full-scale
±(2.5% + (2% x offset))
Position Range
±5 divisions
Offset Range*2
Fullscale settings:
100 mV to 500 mV: ±0.5 V
505 mV to 995 mV: ±0.25 V
1 V to 5 V: ±5 V
5.05 V to 10 V: ±2.5 V
Fullscale settings:
100 mV: ±0.45 V
200 mV: ±0.4 V
500 mV: ±0.25 V
1 V: ±4.5 V
2 V: ±4.0 V
5 V: ±2.5 V
10 V: 0
General Formula for offset range
100 mV to 995 mV: ±|0.5 V – Fullscale/2|
1 V to 10 V: ±|5 V – Fullscale/2|
Offset Accuracy
±(0.7% x offset + 1.5 mV + 0.1 x V/div setting)
for ranges <100 mV/div
±(0.8% x offset + 15 mV + 0.1 x V/div setting)
for ranges ≥100 mV/div
±(0.35% x offset + 1.5 mV + 0.1 x V/div setting)
for ranges <100 mV/div
±(0.35% x offset + 15 mV + 0.1 x V/div setting)
for ranges ≥100 mV/div
≥80:1 at 1.5 GHz
≥15:1 at rated bandwidth
≥150:1 at 0 to 10 GHz
>80:1 at 10 GHz to 12 GHz
≥50:1 at 12 GHz to 15 GHz
Isolation for Any Two
Channels at Equal
Vertical Scale
5 mV/div is a software zoom with 7 bits digitizer resolution at 50 mV full scale.
Offset range in addition to ±5 division position range.
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Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Vertical System (Continued)
Full Scale
Gain Setting
Noise, typical
100 mV
950 µV
690 µV
570 µV
670 µV
160 mV
950 µV
840 µV
950 µV
200 mV
1.6 mV
1.1 mV
940 µV
1.0 mV
300 mV
1.6 mV
1.45 mV
1.6 mV
400 mV
2.1 mV
1.85 mV
2.1 mV
500 mV
3.55 mV
2.5 mV
2.3 mV
2.4 mV
800 mV
4.4 mV
3.8 mV
4.1 mV
900 mV
4.8 mV
4.3 mV
4.6 mV
9.5 mV
6.9 mV
5.7 mV
6.8 mV
16 mV
10.5 mV
9.5 mV
10.0 mV
35.5 mV
25 mV
23 mV
24 mV
10 V
68 mV
56 mV
46 mV
50 mV
Timebase System
TDS6000B Models
Timebase Range
TDS6000C Models
25 ps to 40 s/div; Interpolation down to 500 fs/pt.
Timebase Delay Time Range
5 ns to 250 s
Channel-to-Channel Deskew Range
Trigger Jitter (RMS)
Long-term Sample Rate and Delay Time Accuracy
±75 ns
<1.5 psRMS (typical)
<2 ppm over any ≥100 ms interval
Clock Stability
Jitter Noise Floor
Delta Time Accuracy
<1 psRMS (typical)
<1 ppm (typical)
<2.5 ppm (guaranteed)
420 fsRMS (typical) over 10 µs duration or less
635 fsRMS over <100 ns duration, typical*4
[(0.06/sample rate) +
(2.5 ppm x [Reading])]RMS, typical*3
*3 Test conditions: Sample mode, at 20 GS/s.
*4 Test conditions: Sample mode, 500 mV full scale (50 mV/div) setting, input signal 350 mV with rise time (10% to 90%) <50 ps.
Acquisition System
Max Sample Rate
TDS6000B Models
TDS6000C Models
20 GS/s on 4 channels
40 GS/s on 2 channels, 20 GS/s on 4 channels
Equivalent Time Sample Rate (max)
Maximum Record Length
per Channel
2 TS/s
32 Mb (requires Opt. 4M)
64 Mb on two channels; 32 Mb on all 4 channels
(requires option 4M)
2 Mb on all 4 Channels
4 Mb on two channels; 2 Mb on all 4 Channels
with Memory Opt. 2M
8 Mb on all 4 Channels
16 Mb on two channels; 8 Mb on all 4 Channels
with Memory Opt. 3M
16 Mb on all 4 Channels
32 Mb on two channels; 16 Mb on all 4 Channels
with Memory Opt. 4M
32 Mb on all 4 Channels
64 Mb on two channels; 32 Mb on all 4 Channels
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TDS6000 Series
Maximum Time Duration Captured at Highest Real-time Resolution (All Channels)
TDS6000B Models
(All Channels)
TDS6000C Models
(Two Channels)
Max Duration with Standard Memory
100 µs
100 µs
Max Duration with Opt. 2M
400 µs
400 µs
Max Duration with Opt. 3M
800 µs
800 µs
Max Duration with Opt. 4M
1.6 ms
1.6 ms
Acquisition Modes
All Models
Waveform Database
Peak Detect
Minimum Peak Detect Pulse Width
Accumulate Waveform Database providing three-dimensional
array of amplitude, time and counts
Acquire sampled values
Captures narrow glitches at all real-time sampling rates
50 ps
From 2 to 10,000 waveforms included in average
From 2 to 2x109 waveforms included in min-max envelope
Real-time boxcar averaging reduces random noise and increases resolution
FastFrame™ Acquisition
Acquisition memory divided into segments; maximum trigger rate >310,000
waveforms per second. Time of arrival recorded with each event
Roll Mode
200 kS/s at 8 Mb Record length and 500 kS/s at
4 Mb Record Length on all channels
Pinpoint ™ Trigger System
All Models
Internal DC Coupled
External (auxiliary input)
0.5 div DC to 50 MHz increasing to 2.5 div at 7 GHz (TDS6000B models,
typical) 0.4 div DC to 50 MHz, increasing to 1 div at 3 GHz,
increasing to 3 div at 9 GHz (TDS6000C models, typical)
250 mV DC to 50 MHz, increasing to 350 mV at
1 GHz, increasing to 500 mV at 2 GHz (typical)
Trigger Characteristics
Main Trigger Modes
A Event and Delayed B Event Trigger Types
Trigger Sequences
Communications-related Triggers
(requires Option SM)
Auto, Normal and Single
Edge, Glitch, Runt, Width, Transition Time, Timeout, Pattern, State,
Setup/Hold, Window – all except Edge, Pattern and State
can be Logic State qualified by up to two channels
Main, Delayed by Time, Delayed by Events, Reset by Time, Reset by State,
Reset by Transition. All sequences can include separate horizontal delay
after the trigger event to position the acquisition window in time
Support for AMI, HDB3, BnZS, CMI, MLT3 and NRZ encoded communications
signals up to 3.125 Gb/s. Select among isolated positive or negative one,
zero pulse form or eye patterns as applicable to standard
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Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Pinpoint ™ Trigger System (continued)
All Models
Trigger Characteristics (continued)
Serial Pattern Trigger (requires Option ST)
64-Bit serial word recognizer, bits specified in binary (high, low, don’t care)
or hex format. Trigger on NRZ-encoded data up to 1.25 Gbaud. TDS6000C
models only: trigger on 8b/10b encoded data up to 3.125 Gbaud (40 bits)
Trigger Level Range
±12 divisions from center of screen
External (auxiliary in)
±5 V
Fixed at 0 V
Trigger Coupling
Trigger Holdoff Range
DC, AC (attenuate <60 Hz), HF reject (attenuate >30 kHz).
LF reject (attenuates <80 kHz) Noise reject (reduce sensitivity)
250 ns minimum to 12 s maximum
Trigger Types
Waveform Measurements
Display Characteristics
Edge –
Positive and/or negative slope on any channel or
front panel auxiliary input. Coupling includes DC,
AC, noise reject, HF reject and LF reject.
Glitch –
Trigger on or reject glitches of positive, negative
or either polarity. Minimum glitch width is down
to 100 ps with re-arm time of 250 ps.
Width –
Trigger on width of positive or negative pulse
(down to 100 ps) either within or out of selectable
time limits.
Runt –
Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but
fails to cross a second threshold before crossing
the first again. Optional time qualification.
Timeout –
Trigger on an event which remains high, low or
either for a specified time period, selectable from
360 ps to 1 s.
Transition –
Trigger on pulse edge rates that are faster or
slower than specified. Slope may be positive,
negative or either.
Setup/Hold –
Trigger on violations of both setup time and hold
time between clock and data present on any two
input channels.
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.
State –
Any logical pattern of channels (1, 2, 3) clocked
by edge on channel 4. Trigger on rising or falling
clock edge.
Window –
Trigger on an event that enters or exits a window
defined by two user-adjustable thresholds. Event can
be time or logic qualified.
Trigger Delay by Time – 5 ns to 250 seconds.
Trigger Delay by Events – 1 to 10,000,000 events.
Amplitude –
Amplitude, High, Low, Maximum, Minimum, Peak-toPeak, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Positive
Overshoot, Negative Overshoot.
Time –
Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Width, Negative Width,
Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Period,
Frequency, Delay.
Combination – Area, Cycle Area, Phase, Burst Width.
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.
Eye Pattern-related –
Extinction Ratio (absolute, %, and dB), Eye Height,
Eye Top, Eye Base, Eye Width, Crossing %, Jitter
(peak-to-peak, RMS and 6σ), Noise (peak-to-peak
and RMS), S/N ratio, Cycle Distortion, Q-factor.
Display Type – Liquid crystal active-matrix
color display.
Display Size – Diagonal: 264 mm (10.4 in.).
Display Resolution –
1024 horizontal x 768 vertical pixels.
Waveform Styles –
Vectors, Dots, Variable Persistence,
Infinite Persistence.
Waveform Processing/Math
Algebraic Expressions –
Define extensive algebraic expressions including
waveforms, scalars and results of parametric measurements e.g., (Integral (CH.1-Mean(CH.1)) x 1.414).
Arithmetic –
Add, subtract, multiply, divide waveforms
and scalars.
Relational –
Boolean result of comparison >, <, ≥, ≤, =, ≠.
Calculus – Integrate, differentiate.
Frequency Domain Functions –
Spectral magnitude and phase, real and
imaginary spectra.
Vertical Units –
Magnitude: Linear, dB, dBm;
Phase: Degrees, radians.
Window Functions –
Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, Kaiser-Bessel,
Blackman-Harris, Gaussian, Flattop2,
Tek Exponential.
Waveform Definition – As arbitrary math expressions.
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Computer System
and Peripherals
CPU – Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2.8 GHz.
PC System RAM – 1 GB (266 MHz DDR).
Hard Disk Drive –
40 GB removable hard disk drive: rear-panel
standard or front-panel (Option FHD).
USB Ports –
One front panel, four on rear panel, USB 2.0 compliant.
CD-R/W Drive –
Front-panel CD-R/W standard or rear-panel
(Option FHD).
Mouse –
Optical scroll wheel model included, USB interface.
Keyboard –
Small keyboard included (fits in pouch). Order
119-6297-xx for full-size keyboard; USB interface
and hub.
Input/Output Ports
Front Panel
Fast Edge Output –
Front panel SMA connector provides fast edge
signal. TDS6000B models: Amplitude 350 mV
±20% into a ≥50 Ω load, frequency 1 kHz ±5%,
200 ps typical rise time.
TDS6000C models: Amplitude 440 mVpk-pk, ±20% in
a 50 Ω load; VOH +0.3 V, VOL – 0.14 V; frequency
1 kHz ±5%, 200 ps typical rise time.
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Recovered Clock –
SMA connector, ≤1.25 Gb/s, Output swing
≥130 mVpk-pk into 50 Ω. Requires Opt. SM or
Opt. ST to enable.
Recovered Data –
SMA connector, ≤1.25 Gb/s, Output swing of 1010
repeating pattern 200 mV into 50 Ω. Requires Opt.
SM or Opt. ST to enable.
DC Probe Calibration Output –
BNC connector, ±10 V DC for DC probe calibration.
(Signal available only during probe calibration.)
AUX Trigger Output –
BNC connector, provides a TTL-compatible, polarity
switchable pulse when the oscilloscope triggers.
USB2.0 Port –
One in front. Allows connection or disconnection
of USB keyboard, mouse or storage device while
oscilloscope is on.
Rear Panel
External Time Base Reference In –
BNC connector; allows time base system to phaselock to external 10 MHz reference.
Time Base Reference Out –
BNC connector; provides TTL-compatible output
of internal 10 MHz reference oscillator.
Aux Trigger Input – BNC, see Ext Trigger specification.
Parallel Port – IEEE 1284, DB-25 connector.
Audio Ports –
Miniature phone jacks for stereo microphone input
and stereo line output.
USB2.0 Ports –
Four in back. Allows connection or disconnection
of USB keyboard, mouse, or storage device while
oscilloscope power is on.
Keyboard Port – PS-2 compatible.
Mouse Port – PS-2 compatible.
LAN Port –
RJ-45 connector, supports 10Base-T, 100Base-T
and 1000Base-T.
Serial Port – DB-9 COM1 port.
Windows Video Port –
15-Pin D-sub connector on the rear panel;
connect a second monitor to use dual-monitor
display mode allowing analysis results and plots
to be viewed along with the oscilloscope display.
Video is DDC2B compliant.
GPIB Port – IEEE 488.2 standard.
Scope XGA Video Port –
15-Pin D-sub connector on the rear panel, video
is IBM XGA compatible. Connect to show the oscilloscope display, including live waveforms on an
external monitor or projector. The primary Windows
desktop can also be displayed on an external
monitor using this port.
Power Source
Power –
100 to 240 VRMS, ±10%, 50/60 Hz; 115 VRMS ±10%,
400 Hz; CAT II, <500 W typical (650 VA).
Option SM
156 Standards Masks Supported –
ITU-T (1.544 Mb/s to 155 Mb/s).
ANSI T1.102 (1.544 Mb/s to 155 Mb/s).
Ethernet IEEE Std 802.3, ANSI X3.263 (1.544 Mb/s
to 3.125 Gb/s XAUI).
Sonet/SDH (51.84 Mb/s to 2.4883 Gb/s).
Fibre Channel (133 Mb/s to 4.25 Gb/s*3).
InfiniBand (2.5 Gb/s).
USB (12 Mb/s to 480 Mb/s).
Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s).
Serial Attached SCSI (1.5 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s).
IEEE 1394b (491.5 Mb/s to 1.966 Gb/s).
RapidI/O (1.25 Gb/s to 3.125 Gb/s).
OIF Standards (2.488 Gb/s to 3.11 Gb/s).
PCI Express (2.5 Gb/s).
Physical Characteristics
4.25 Gb/s mask supported using Glitch Trigger.
Cooling Required Clearance
0 or >76
Left side
Right side
0 or >3
Operating –
Excluding CD-R/W drive:
TDS6000B models: +5 ºC to +40 ºC.
TDS6000C models: +10 ºC to +45 ºC.
Including CD-R/W drive: +10 ºC to +40 ºC.
Nonoperating – –22 ºC to +60 ºC.
Operating –
20% to 80% relative humidity with a maximum wet
bulb temperature of +29 ºC at or below +50 ºC,
noncondensing. Upper limit derated to 25% relative
humidity at +50 ºC.
Nonoperating –
5% to 90% relative humidity with a maximum wet
bulb temperature of +29 ºC at or below +60 ºC,
noncondensing. Upper limit derated to 20% relative
humidity at +60 ºC.
Operating – 10,000 ft. (3,048 m).
Nonoperating – 40,000 ft. (12,190 m).
Random Vibration
Operating –
0.000125 g2/Hz from 5 to 350 Hz, –3 dB/octave
from 350 to 500 Hz, 0.0000876 g2/Hz at 500 Hz.
Overall level of 0.24 gRMS.
Nonoperating –
0.0175 g2/Hz from 5 to 100 Hz, –3 dB/octave from
100 to 200 Hz, 0.00875 g2/Hz from 200 to 350 Hz,
–3 dB/octave from 350 to 500 Hz, 0.006132 g2/Hz
at 500 Hz. Overall level of 2.28 gRMS.
Electromagnetic Compatibility – 89/336/EEC.
Safety –
UL 3111-1, CSA1010.1, EN61010-1, IEC 61010-1.
Digital Storage Oscilloscopes •
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
Ordering Information
15 GHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope.
12 GHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope.
GPIB Cable (1 m) – Order 012-0991-01.
GPIB Cable (2 m) – Order 012-0991-00.
RS-232 Cable – Order 012-1298-00.
Centronics Cable – Order 012-1214-00.
Mounting Options
8 GHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope.
1K – K4000 Oscilloscope Cart.
1R – Rackmount Kit.
Service Options
6 GHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope.
TDS6000B and TDS6000C Models Include:
Accessory pouch, front cover, USB mouse,
USB mini-keyboard, user manual (071-1658-xx),
Documentation CD-ROM (063-3760-xx), product
software CD-ROM (020-2572-xx for TDS6000B
models; 020-2647-xx for TDS6000C models),
operating system restoration CD-ROM (020-2569-xx),
optional applications software CD-ROM (020-2450-xx),
performance verification procedure PDF file, GPIB
programmer’s reference (on product software
CD-ROM), calibration certificate documenting NIST
traceability, 2 540-1 compliance and ISO9000,
power cord, one year warranty. (4) TekConnect®
to SMA adapters (TCA-SMA), Deskew Fixture
(067-0484-xx).Please specify power plug
when ordering.
Opt. C3 – Calibration Service 3 Years.
Opt. C5 – Calibration Service 5 Years.
Opt. D1 – Calibration Data Report.
Opt. D3 – Calibration Data Report 3 Years
(requires Option C3).
Opt. D5 – Calibration Data Report 5 Years
(with Option C5).
Opt. R3 – Repair Service 3 Years.
Opt. R5 – Repair Service 5 Years.
Instrument Options
Power Plug Options
Opt. A0 – North America power.
Opt. A1 – Universal EURO power.
Opt. A2 – United Kingdom power.
Opt. A3 – Australia power.
Opt. A5 – Switzerland power.
Opt. A6 – Japan power.
Opt. A10 – China power.
Opt. A99 – No power cord or AC adapter.
Manual Language Options
Opt. L5 – Japanese manual.
Opt. L7 – Simplified Chinese manual.
Opt. L10 – Russian manual.
Disk Drive Options
Opt. FHD – Front-panel 40 GB removable hard
disk drive, replaces front panel CD-R/W which
is moved to the back.
Acquisition Memory Options
TDS6000B Models:
2M – 8 M samples on all channels.
3M – 16 M samples on all channels.
4M – 32 M samples on all channels.
TDS6000C Models:
2M – 16 M samples on two channels;
8 M samples on all channels.
3M – 32 M samples on two channels;
16 M samples on all channels.
4M – 64 M samples on two channels;
32 M samples on all channels.
Software Options
CP2*1 – TDSCPM2 ANSI/ITU Telecom pulse
compliance testing software (requires Option SM).
DVI – TDSDVI DVI compliance test solution.
ET3 – TDSET3 Ethernet compliance test software.
HT3 – HDMI compliance test software.
JA3 – TDSJIT3 v2.0 Advanced jitter analysis software.
JE3 – TDSJIT3 v2.0 Essentials jitter analysis software.
J2 – TDSDDM2 Disk drive analysis software.
PW3*2 – TDSPWR3 Power measurement and
analysis software.
RTE – TDSRT-Eye™ Serial Data Compliance and
Analysis Software.
RJA – Software Bundle of TDSJIT3 v2.0 (Opt. J3A),
TDSRT-Eye (Opt. RTE), and Protocol Trigger Decode
(Opt. PTD).
RSA – Software Bundle of TDSJIT3 v2.0 (Opt.
J3A), RT-Eye (Opt. RTE), Serial Trigger (Opt. ST),
Protocol Trigger and Decode (Opt. PTD), and Serial
Mask testing (Opt. SM).
PCE*3 – PCI Express™ Compliance Module for
Option RTE.
PTD – Protocol Trigger and Decode (provides
protocol decode on all models, requires Opt. ST for
protocol triggering on the TDS6000C series only).
IBA*3 – InfiniBand Compliance Module for Option RTE.
SM – Serial communications mask testing (enables
hardware clock recovery).
SST – SATA and SAS Analysis Software Module
for Option RTE.
ST – Serial pattern trigger (enables hardware
clock recovery)
USB*4 – TDSUSBS USB2.0 Compliance test S/W only.
Requires Option SM.
Option 3M and a TCA-1MEG TekConnect 1 MΩ buffer
amplifier are recommended for use with this software.
Digital Storage Oscilloscopes •
Recommended Accessories
P7313 – 12.5 GHz Differential Probe.
P7380 – 8 GHz Differential Probe.
P7380SMA – 8 GHz Differential Probing System.
AFTDS – Telecom differential electrical interface
adapter (for line rates <8 MB/sec; requires TCABNC adapter).
Keyboard (USB interface) Full-size Keyboard
with 4-port USB Hub – Order 119-6297-00.
Transit Case – Order 016-1942-00.
TekConnect Adapters –
TCA-1MEG: TekConnect high-impedance buffer
amplifier. Includes P6139A passive probe.
TCA-SMA: TekConnect-to-SMA Adapter.
TCA-N: TekConnect-to-N Adapter.
TCA-BNC: TekConnect-to-BNC Adapter.
TCA75: 4 GHz precision TekConnect® 75 Ω to
50 Ω adapter with 75 Ω BNC input connector.
Oscilloscope Cart – Order K4000.
Software – WSTRO: WaveStar™ waveform capture
and documentation software.
Test Fixtures– TDSUSBF: TDSUSB test fixture for
use with Opt. USB.
Requires Option RTE (Serial Data Compliance and Analysis).
Requires TDSUSBF (USB Test Fixture).
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
TDS6000 Series
After Purchase Upgrades of
TDS6000B and TDS6000C
Series Oscilloscopes
To upgrade your oscilloscope, order option
as noted.
Acquisition Record Length:
Current Record Length
8 Msamples
16 Msamples
Desired Option
8 Msamples (16 Msamples TDS6000C)
TDS6BUP Opt. M02
16 Msamples (32 Msamples TDS6000C)
TDS6BUP Opt. M03
32 Msamples (64 Msamples TDS6000C)
TDS6BUP Opt. M04
16 Msamples (32 Msamples TDS6000C)
TDS6BUP Opt. M23
32 Msamples (64 Msamples TDS6000C)
TDS6BUP Opt. M24
32 Msamples (64 Msamples TDS6000C)
TDS6BUP Opt. M34
Serial Comm Mask Testing
Serial Pattern Trigger
Hardware Clock Recovery for Serial Data Stream
Included in Opt. SM and ST
Analysis and Compliance Software:
ANSI/ITU Telecom Pulse Compliance
TDS6BUP Opt. CP2 (Requires Opt. SM)
DVI Compliance Test
Ethernet Compliance
JIT3 V2.0 Advanced Jitter Analysis Software
JIT3 V2.0 Essentials Jitter Analysis Software
DDM2 Disk Drive Analysis Software
Power Measurement/Analysis
Protocol Trigger and Decode (trigger capability
for TDS6000C only, requires Opt. ST)
RT-Eye Serial Data Compliance and Analysis Software
PCI Express
Compliance Module for Option RTE
TDS6BUP Opt. PCE (Requires Opt. RTE or RJA or RSA)
InfiniBand® Compliance Module for Option RTE
TDS6BUP Opt. IBA (Requires Opt. RTE or RJA or RSA)
USB2.0 Compliance, software only
TDS6BUP Opt. USB (Requires TDSUSBF test fixture)
RT-Eye Serial Data Analysis Software, TDSJIT3 v2.0
Advanced Jitter Analysis, PTD Protocol Trigger
and Decode Software Bundle
RT-Eye Serial Data Analysis, TDSJIT3 v2.0 Advanced
Jitter Analysis, Opt. SM Serial Mask, Opt. ST Serial Trigger,
Opt. PTD Protocol Trigger and Decode Software Bundle
Digital Storage Oscilloscopes •
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
Contact Tektronix:
ASEAN / Australasia / Pakistan (65) 6356 3900
TDS6000 Series
Austria +41 52 675 3777
Balkan, Israel, South Africa and other ISE Countries +41 52 675 3777
Belgium 07 81 60166
Brazil & South America 55 (11) 3741-8360
DPO – Digital Phosphor Technology
You have to see it to believe it.
Canada 1 (800) 661-5625
Central East Europe, Ukraine and the Baltics +41 52 675 3777
Central Europe & Greece +41 52 675 3777
A Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope (DPO) is ideal for those who need the best design and
troubleshooting tool for a wide range of applications, for communication mask testing,
digital debug of intermittent signals, repetitive digital design and timing applications.
Covering a spectrum of bandwidth from 100 MHz to 7 GHz, Tektronix offers a wide
selection of DPOs for you to see a world others don’t.
Denmark +45 80 88 1401
Finland +41 52 675 3777
France & North Africa +33 (0) 1 69 86 81 81
Germany +49 (221) 94 77 400
Hong Kong (852) 2585-6688
India (91) 80-22275577
Italy +39 (02) 25086 1
Provides more choices for your networking
and analysis solutions.
Japan 81 (3) 6714-3010
Luxembourg +44 (0) 1344 392400
Mexico, Central America & Caribbean 52 (55) 56666-333
Middle East, Asia and North Africa +41 52 675 3777
OpenChoice is a collection of software libraries, utilities, samples, industry-standard
protocols and interfaces offered with many Tektronix oscilloscopes and logic
analyzers. From 60 MHz to 15 GHz, OpenChoice allows you to communicate with your
oscilloscope or logic analyzer over a network, using numerous connectivity protocols
and physical interfaces, such as GPIB, Ethernet, RS-232 and shared memory.
The Netherlands 090 02 021797
Norway 800 16098
People’s Republic of China 86 (10) 6235 1230
Poland +41 52 675 3777
Portugal 80 08 12370
Republic of Korea 82 (2) 528-5299
Russia & CIS 7 095 775 1064
TekConnect ®
South Africa +27 11 254 8360
Spain (+34) 901 988 054
Superior signal fidelity and unparalleled versatility
at your fingertips.
Sweden 020 08 80371
Switzerland +41 52 675 3777
TekConnect interface takes probe intelligence to the next level whether you are measuring
high voltage, current, power, or even micro-volt level signals. The TekConnect interface
ensures superior signal fidelity with useful bandpass up to 18 GHz at the oscilloscope
input, while offering unparalleled versatility. With the TekConnect interface, you can be
assured that maximum signal integrity is maintained to meet your present and future
bandwidth needs.
Oscilloscope Software
Turn your general purpose oscilloscope
into a highly specialized analysis tool.
Tektronix offers exceptional application solutions that instill your oscilloscope with
specific technology or procedure expertise, vastly simplifying the development and
testing of specialized designs. From serial data standards to power measurements,
Tektronix has the broadest selection of oscilloscope software to convert your
oscilloscope into a highly specialized and power analysis tool.
Taiwan 886 (2) 2722-9622
United Kingdom & Eire +44 (0) 1344 392400
USA 1 (800) 426-2200
For other areas contact Tektronix, Inc. at: 1 (503) 627-7111
Updated 15 June 2005
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