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Tektronix TDS3052C

500 MHz, 2-Ch Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope

Brand: Tectronix
Model Number: TDS3052C
Our Item No: TDS3052C
Condition: NEW
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Product Features:

  • 500 MHz Bandwidth Model
  • 2-Channel Model
  • Sample Rates up to 1.25 GS/s Real-time on All Channels
  • 10 k Standard Record Length on All Channels
  • 3,600 wfms/s Continuous Waveform Capture Rate
  • Suite of Advanced Triggers
  • NI SignalExpress PC Software Included

Ease of Use Features

  • Front Panel USB Host Port for Easy Storage and Transfer of Measurement Data
  • 25 Automatic Measurements
  • FFT Standard
  • Multiple Language User Interface
  • WaveAlert® Automatic Waveform Anomaly Detection
  • TekProbe® Interface Supports Active, Differential and Current Probes for Automatic Scaling and Units

Portable Design

  • Lightweight Design (only 7 lbs / 3.2 kg) for Easy Transport
  • Optional Internal Battery Operation Provides Up to Three Hours Without Line Power

Application Modules for Specialized Analysis

  • Advanced Analysis Module
  • Limit Testing Module
  • Telecommunications Mask Testing Module
  • Extended Video Module
  • 601 Serial Digital Video Module


  • Digital Design and Debug
  • Video Installation and Service
  • Power Supply Design
  • Education and Training
  • Telecommunications Mask Testing
  • Manufacturing Test
  • General Bench Testing

Unmatched Performance and Portability at an Affordable Price

The TDS3052C packs the power of a DPO, digital real-time (DRT) sampling technology, WaveAlert waveform anomaly detection, OpenChoice documentation and analysis solutions, and five application-specific modules into a lightweight, battery-capable design.

A DPO Provides a Greater Level of Insight into Complex Signals

Delivers 3,600 wfms/s continuous waveform capture rate to capture glitches and infrequent events 3x faster than comparable oscilloscopes. Some oscilloscope vendors claim high waveform capture rates for short bursts of time, but your oscilloscope needs to deliver these fast waveform capture rates on a continuous basis – saving minutes, hours, or even days by quickly revealing the nature of faults so advanced triggers can be applied to isolate them. In addition, the real-time intensity grading highlights the details about the "history" of a signal's activity, making it easier to understand the characteristics of the waveforms you've captured.

Higher Speeds Demand Greater Bandwidth

The TDS3052C DPO offers a 100 MHz Bandwidth, to best suit the needs of your most demanding projects, so you can complete your tasks efficiently and confidently.

Quickly Debug & Characterize Signals

Combines unique digital real-time (DRT) sampling technology with sin(x)/x interpolation to allow you to accurately characterize a wide range of signal types on all channels simultaneously. This sampling technology makes it possible to capture high-frequency information, such as glitches and edge anomalies, that eludes other oscilloscopes in its class, while sin(x)/x interpolation ensures precise reconstruction of each waveform. The result — a complete view of your signal to speed debug and characterization.

Enhanced Troubleshooting Ability

WaveAlert® waveform anomaly detection speeds your troubleshooting tasks by helping you find those elusive problems faster. WaveAlert detection monitors the incoming signals on all channels and will detect and highlight any waveform that deviates from the normal waveform being acquired. Because the TDS3052C oscilloscope can stop acquisition, sound a beep, make a hard copy or save the waveform when it detects an anomaly, you can run tests over long time periods - even unattended - to find those challenging, very infrequent failures.

Simple, Speedy Documentation and Analysis

OpenChoice® solutions deliver simple, seamless integration between the oscilloscope and the PC. Using a standard built-in Ethernet port, e*Scope web-based remote control allows you to control your TDS3052C oscilloscope from anywhere, using the Internet and your PC. With the TDS3GV optional communication module, floppy disk, TDSPCS1 OpenChoice software, and integration with third-party software, the TDS3052C provides you with multiple choices to easily capture, transfer, document, and analyze your measurement results. This seamless integration extends the power and value of these brilliantly engineered, affordable oscilloscopes.

  • 1 - Probes:
    • P3010 10X passive probes
      • TDS3012C: 2 probes included
      • TDS3012C: 2 probes included
  • 1 - Documentation:
    • Reference Manual (printed)
    • User Manual (CD)
    • Front panel overlay for non-English languages
  • 1 - Application Modules:
  • 1 - Software:
    • National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Interactive Measurement Software - Base Version: A fully interactive measurement software environment optimized for the TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series. Enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import, and save measurement data and signals using intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any programming. Standard TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series support for acquiring, controlling, viewing and exporting your live signal. A 30-day trial period of the Professional Version provides additional signal processing, advance analysis, mixed signal, sweeping, limit testing and user-defined step capabilities. Order SIGEXPTE for permanent Professional Version capability.
  • 1 - Other:
    • Power Cord
    • Accessory Tray
    • Protective Front Cover
    • NIST-Traceable Certificate of Calibration
    • Three year warranty (excluding probes)
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Application Modules
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TDS3LIM Tektronix TDS3LIM Limit Test Module Add to Cart


TDS3TMT Tektronix TDS3TMT Telecom Mask Application Module Add to Cart


TDS3VID Tektronix TDS3VID Extended Video Application Module Add to Cart


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Calibration & Data Reports
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TDS3052C D1 Tektronix TDS3052C D1 Calibration Data Report Add to Cart


Repair Services
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TDS3052C R5 Tektronix TDS3052C R5 Repair Service 5 Years (Including Warranty) (Must be purchased with Unit) Add to Cart


Data Sheet: PDF Document Icon (571 KB)
Specifications: PDF Document Icon (63 KB)
Selection Guide: PDF Document Icon (108 KB)
Installation Manual: PDF Document Icon (865 KB)
WaveAlert Applications: PDF Document Icon (248 KB)
Troubleshooting Designs: PDF Document Icon (954 KB)
DRT Sampling Technology: PDF Document Icon (592 KB)
Image Perfect Vision: PDF Document Icon (524 KB)
DPO Technical Brief: PDF Document Icon (99 KB)
Memory Parts List: PDF Document Icon (70 KB)
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