Tektronix TBS1000C Series Digital Oscilloscope


The TBS1000C Series Digital Storage Oscilloscope offers affordable performance in a compact design. It is designed to meet the needs of today's educational institutions, embedded design engineers, and maker community. The instrument includes a 7-inch WVGA color display with up to 1 GS/s sample rate, bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz and a five-year warranty. The instrument comes with an innovative courseware system that integrates the lab exercises with step-by-step instructions for use, by the students. HelpEverywhere® system provides useful tips and hints throughout the user interface, to make the instrument more approachable to a new user.

Key performance specifications

  • 200 MHz, 100 MHz, 70 MHz, and 50 MHz bandwidth models
  • 2-channel models
  • 1 GS/s sample rate on all channels
  • 20k point record length on all channels
  • Advanced triggers include pulse, runt, and line triggers
  • Five-year warranty

Key Features

  • 7-inch WVGA color display with 15 horizontal divisions that shows 50% more signal
  • 32 automated measurements
  • Dual window FFT with simultaneous time and frequency domain views
  • Trigger frequency counter
  • Pan and Zoom capability
  • Multi-language user interface with support for 10 languages in the user interface and front panel overlay
  • Small footprint and light weight
  • Fanless design contributes to low noise operation


  • USB 2.0 host port on the front panel for quick and easy data storage.
  • USB 2.0 device port on rear panel to connect to a PC and remotely control the instrument.


  • HelpEverywhere® provides helpful on-screen tips for users
  • Built-in oscilloscope handbook provides operating instructions and oscilloscope fundamentals
  • Integrated courseware feature provides lab exercise guidance on the display
  • Autoset, Cursors, and Automated measurements can be disabled to help educators to teach basic concepts to students

SKU: Digital Oscillo

Category: Test & Measuring Instrument, Tektronix Products

Product Details

Model overview

Parameters TBS1052C TBS1072C TBS1102C TBS1202C
Bandwidth 50 MHz 70 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz
Channels 2 2
Sample Rate 1 GS/s 1 GS/s 1 GS/s 1 GS/s
Record Length 20 K points 20 K points 20 K points 20 K points

Vertical system - Analog channels

Vertical resolution
8 bits
Input sensitivity range
1 mV/div to  10 V/div max. in 1-2-5 sequence with probe attenuation set to 1X
DC gain accuracy
±3.0 % step gain, derated at 0.1 %/°C above 30 °C
Maximum Input Voltage
300 VRMS, Installation Category II; derate above 4 MHz at 20 dB per decade to 200 MHz
Offset range

1 mV/div to 50 mV/div: ± 1 V

100 mV/div to 500 mV/div: ± 10 V

1 V/div to 5 V/div : ± 100 V

Bandwidth limit
20 MHz (Typ)
Input coupling
Input impedance
1 MΩ ±2 % in parallel with 14 pF ±2 pF
Vertical zoom
Vertically expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
Acquisition modes
Acquire sampled values
Peak Detect
Captures glitches as narrow as 4 nsec at all sweep speeds.
From 2 to 256 waveforms included in average.
Averages multiple sample of one acquisition interval into one waveform point.
Scrolls waveforms right to left across the screen at sweep speeds slower than or equal to 40 ms/div

Horizontal system - Analog channels

Timebase accuracy
20 ppm
Timebase range
TBS1202C, TBS1052C, TBS1072C, TBS1102C
2 ns/div to 100 sec/div in a 1-2-4 sequence
Horizontal zoom
Horizontally expand or compress a live or stopped waveform
Deskew range
± 100 nsec

Trigger system

External trigger input
Included on all models
Trigger modes
Auto, Normal, Single Sequence
Trigger Types
Positive or negative slope on any channel. Coupling includes DC, HF reject, LF reject, and noise reject.
Pulse Width
Trigger on width of positive or negative pulses that are >, <, =, or ≠ a specified period of time.
Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again.
Trigger source
CH1, CH2, AUX IN, AC Line
Trigger Coupling
DC, Noise Reject, High Frequency Reject, Low Frequency Reject
Trigger signal frequency readout
Provides a frequency readout of the trigger source up to instrument bandwidth.

Waveform measurements

Time, Amplitude, Screen
Automated measurements
32, of which up to six can be displayed on-screen at any one time. Measurements include: Period, Frequency, Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Positive Pulse Width, Negative Pulse Width, Burst Width, Phase, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot, Peak to Peak, Amplitude, High, Low, Max, Min, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Positive Pulse Count, Negative Pulse Count, Rising Edge Count, Falling Edge Count, Area, Cycle Area, Delay FR, Delay FF, Delay FR, and Delay RR.
Isolate the specific occurrence within an acquisition to take measurements on, using either the screen, between waveform cursors or full record length.

Waveform math

Add, Subtract, and Multiply waveforms
Spectral magnitude. Set FFT Vertical Scale to Linear RMS or dBV RMS, and FFT Window to Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, or Blackman-Harris.

Display system

Display Type
7-inch TFT Color Display
Display Resolution
800 horizontal by 480 vertical displayed pixels (WVGA)
Waveform styles
Vectors, Variable persistence, and Infinite persistence.
YT and XY

Input Output Ports

USB 2.0 Host Port
Supports USB mass storage devices
USB 2.0 device port
Rear-panel connector allows for communication/control of oscilloscope through USBTMC or GPIB with a TEK-USB-488
Probe Compensator
5 V

1 KHz
Kensington Style Lock
Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington style lock

Power source

Power source
100 to 240 VAC RMS ±10%
Power source frequency
45 Hz to 65 Hz (100 to 240 V)
360 Hz to 440 Hz (100 to 132 V)
Power consumption
30 W maximum

Physical characteristics

Parameters mm
Height 154.95 6.1
Width 325.12 12.8
Depth 106.68 4.2
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