Tektronix TDS2024C
200 MHz, 4 Channel, 2GS/s Digital Storage Oscilloscope
with Active TFT Color Display

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  • Key Performance Specifications
    • 200 MHz Bandwidth Models
    • 4-channel Model
    • Up to 2GS/s Sample Rate on All Channels
    • 2.5k point Record Length on All Channels
    • Advanced Triggers including Pulse Width Trigger and Line-selectable Video Trigger
  • Ease-of-Use Features
    • 16 Automated Measurements, and FFT Analysis for Simplified Waveform Analysis
      • Take your most important measurements at the press of a button; Quickly & Accurately
      • 5 new measurements added: RMS measurement, Cursor RMS measurement, Duty cycle measurement, Delay measurement, Phase measurement
      • Measure active channel or math waveform
      • On-screen cursors help make quick time and voltage readings
    • Built-in Waveform Limit Testing
      • Monitor signal changes and output pass or fail results
      • Quick and easy template definition
      • Record multiple failed waveforms to USB memory device in waveform and/or screen image formats
      • Source can be any input channel or math waveform
      • User specified stop condition of elapsed time, waveforms or violations
    • Automated, Extended Data Logging Feature
      • Save triggered waveforms together with time stamps to USB memory device
      • Source can be any input channel or math waveform
      • User defined duration –from 30 minutes to 8 hours in 30 minute steps
      • Waveform storage determined by time base setting, trigger rate and USB write time
    • Digital Real-time Sampling
      • 10X oversampling all the time
      • No change in sample rate as channels turn on
      • Full rated bandwidth on all channels
      • Identical channel performance
      • No loss of signal details
      • Better interpolation results
      • Superior ease-of use: No equivalent time mode, No confusing displays, and No additional menus & readouts
    • Autoset and Signal Auto-ranging
      • Activates measurements that are commonly-used for the signal
      • Gives a stable display at the press of a button
      • Detects whether the waveform is sine, square or video
      • Autoset can be de-activated for teaching
      • It provides a choice of display views: (Multi-Cycle View, Pulse View, Rising Edge, &Falling Edge)
    • Built-in Context-sensitive Help: More than 25 help screens and more than 80 important topics
    • Probe Check Wizard coaches you through probe compensation and checks your probe scaling
      • Users need to compensate anypassive probe each time they hook it up to any oscilloscope
      • Incorrect probe compensation or probe scaling can cause you to make an incorrect judgment and waste valuable time
    • Multiple-language User Interface
    • 5.7in.(144mm) Active TFT Color Display
    • Small Footprint and Lightweight–Only 4.9in. (124mm) Deep and 4.4lb. (2kg)
  • Connectivity
    • USB 2.0 Host Port on the Front Panel for Quick and Easy Data Storage, Printing, and Connecting a USB Keyboard
    • USB 2.0 Device Port on Rear Panel for Easy Connection to a PC or Direct Printing to a PictBridge-compatible Printer
    • Includes National Instrument’s LabVIEW SignalExpress TE Limited Edition and Tektronix OpenChoice Software for Connecting Your Bench
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Performance You Need at a Price You Can Afford

The Tektronix TDS2024C 200 MHz, 4 Channel, 2GS/s Digital Storage Oscilloscope provides you with afford able performance in a compact design. Packed with standard features – including USB connectivity, 16 automated measurements, limit testing, datalogging, and context-sensitive help– the Tektronix TDS2024C Series oscilloscopes help you get more done, in less time.

Digital Precision for Accurate Measurements

With up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 2GS/s maximum sample rate, no other digital storage oscilloscope offers as much bandwidth and sample rate for the price. Tektronix proprietary sampling technology provides real-time sampling with a minimum of 10X over sampling on all channels, all the time to accurately capture your signals. Sampling performance is not reduced when using multiple channels.

Critical Tools for Troubleshooting Your Device

The Tektronix TDS 2024C offers tools such as the Advanced triggers – rising/falling edge, pulse width, and video–help you quickly isolate your signals of interest. Once you’ve captured a signal, advanced math capabilities and automated measurements can speed your analysis. Quickly perform an FFT or add, subtract, or multiply waveforms. Sixteen automated measurements quickly and reliably calculate important signal characteristics such as frequency or rise time, while the built-in Limit Test function enables you to easily identify problems in your signal.

Designed to Make Your Work Easy

The Tektronix TDS-2024-C Series oscilloscopes are designed with the ease of use and familiar operation you have come to expect from Tektronix.
Intuitive Operation

The intuitive user interface with dedicated per-channel vertical controls, auto-setup, and auto-ranging makes these instruments easy to use, reducing learning time and increasing efficiency.
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Quickly and easily capture waveforms with advanced triggering. See all the details other oscilloscopes might miss with Tektronix proprietary digital real-time sampling. Quickly perform an FFT with the advanced math functions.
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Help When You Need It, Where You Need It

The built-in Help menu provides you with important information on your oscilloscope’s features and functions. Help is provided in the same languages as the user interface.

Probe Check Wizard

Check out your probe compensation before making measurements with just one button that starts a fast, easy procedure.

Limit Test

The Tektronix TDS2024C oscilloscope can automatically monitor source signals and output Pass or Fail results by judging whether the input waveform is within predefined boundaries. Specifications can be triggered on violation including stopping waveform acquisition, stopping Limit Test functions, saving the failed waveform data or screen image to a USB memory device, or any combination of the above. This is an ideal solution for manufacturing or service applications where you need to make decisions quickly.

Flexible Data Transfer

The USB host port on the front panel enables you to save your instrument settings, screenshots, and waveform data in a flash. The Tektronix TDS-2024C's built-in datalogging feature means you can setup your oscilloscope to save user-specified triggered waveforms to a USB memory device for up to 8 hours.

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Easy PC Connectivity

Easily capture, save, and analyze measurements results by connecting to your PC with the rear-panel USB device port and the included copy of Open Choice PC Communications Software. Simply pull screen images and waveform data into the stand-alone desktop application or directly into Microsoft Word and Excel. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use your PC, you can simply print your image directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer.

Connect Your Bench for Intelligent Debug

Every Tektronix TDS2024C Series oscilloscope ships with an included copy of the Limited Tektronix Edition of National Instrument’s LabVIEW Signal Express for basic instrument control, datalogging, and analysis. Signal Express supports the range of Tektronix bench instruments enabling you to connect your entire test bench. You can then access the feature-rich tools packed into each instrument from one intuitive software interface. This allows you to automate complex measurements requiring multiple instruments, log data for an extended period of time, time correlate data from multiple instruments, and easily capture and analyze your results, all from your PC. Only Tektronix offers a connected test bench of intelligent instruments to simplify and speed debug of your complex design.
Bandwidth 200 MHz
Channels 4
External Trigger Input Included
Sample Rate on each channel 2 GS/s
Record Length 2.5k Points at all times bases
Vertical Resolution 8 Bits
Vertical Sensitivity 2mV to 5V/div on all models with calibrated fine adjustment
DC Vertical Accuracy ±3% on all models
Vertical Zoom Vertically expand or compress alive or stopped waveform
Maximum Input Voltage 300 VRMS CATII; derated at 20dB/decade above 100kHz to 13Vp-p AC at 3MHz
Position Range 2mV to 200mV/div+2V
>200mV to 5V/div + 50V
Bandwidth Limit 20 MHz for all models
Input Coupling AC, DC ,GND on all models
Input Impedance 1MΩ in parallel with 20pF
Time Base Range 2.5ns to 50s/div
TimeBase Accuracy 50ppm
Horizontal Zoom Horizontally expand or compress alive or stopped waveform
I/O Interfaces
USBPorts USB host port on front panel supports USB flash drives
USB device port on back of instrument supports connection to PC and all PictBridge-compatible printers
GPIB Optional
Nonvolatile Storage
Reference Waveform Display (2) 2.5k point reference waveforms
Waveform Storage
without USB Flash Drive
(4) 2.5k point
Maximum USB Flash
Drive Size
64 GB
Waveform Storage
with USB Flash Drive
96 or more reference waveforms per 8MB
Setups without
USB Flash Drive
10 front-panel setups
Setups with USB
Flash Drive
4000 or more front-panel setups per 8MB
Screen Images with
USB Flash Drive
128 or more screen images per 8MB (the number of images depends on file format selected)
Save All with USB
Flash Drive
12 or more Save All operations per 8MB
A single Save All operation creates 3 to 9 files (setup, image, plus one file for each displayed waveform)
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Ordering Information
Model Description Buy Online Price
TDS2024C Tektronix TDS2024C 200MHz, 4 Channel, 2GS/s Digital Storage Oscilloscope with Active TFT Color Display Buy Now Sale $2,286.90
(Reg. $2,420.00)
Included Accessories
  • 4 - 200 MHz passive probe for TDS2012C/TDS2014C/TDS2012C/TDS2014C (TPP0201)
  • 1 - Power Cord
  • 1 - Traceable Certificate of Calibration
  • 1 - OpenChoice PC Communications Software
  • 1 - National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Interactive Measurement Software–Base Version
  • 1 - User Manual
Optional Accessories
TEK-USB-488 Tektronix TEK-USB-488 USB TO IEEE488 (GPIB) Communications Adaptor for USBTMC-USB488 Complaint Tektonix Instruments Buy Now $830.00
SIGEXPTE Tektronix SigExpTE NI Signal Express Tektronix Edition Software - Professional/Full Version Buy Now $779.00
AC2100 Tektronix AC2100 Soft Carrying Case Buy Now $136.00
HCTEK4321 Tektronix HCTEK4321 Hard Transit Case (requires Soft Case) Buy Now $829.00
RM2000B Tektronix RM2000B Rack Mount Kit for TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series Buy Now $410.00
Probes Accessories
See: Oscilloscope Probes Selection GuideTektronix Oscilloscope Probes
TPP0101 Tektronix TPP0101 100 MHz, 10X Passive Voltage Probe for 1M ohm/20pF inputs Buy Now $49.00
TPP0201 Tektronix TPP0201 200 MHz, 10X Passive Voltage Probe for 1M ohm/20pF inputs for the TDS1000C-EDU Series & TDS2000C Series Buy Now $59.00
P2220 Tektronix P2220 Passive Probe 200 MHz, 1X/10X Buy Now $131.00
P6101B Tektronix P6101B 1X passive probe (15 MHz, 300 VRMS CAT II rating) Buy Now $185.00
P6015A Tektronix P6015A 1000X high-voltage passive probe (75 MHz) Buy Now $2,000.00
P5100A Tektronix P5100A 500MHz High Voltage Passive Probe, 100X Attenuation Factor, Compensation Range: 7pF to 30pF Buy Now $488.00
P5200A Tektronix P5200A 50 MHz High-voltage Active Differential Probe Buy Now $993.00
P2220 Tektronix P2220 Passive Probe 200 MHz, 1X/10X Buy Now $131.00
P6021 Tektronix P6021 15 A, 60 MHz AC current probe Discontinued
See: P6021A
P6021A Tektronix P6021A AC Current Probe Buy Now $1,640.00
P6022 Tektronix P6022 6 A, 120 MHz AC current probe Buy Now $1,790.00
A621 Tektronix A621 Current Probe 2000A, AC Buy Now $672.00
A622 Tektronix A622 Current Probe 100A, AC/DC Buy Now $677.00
TCP303 Tektronix TCP303 AC/DC Current Probe; DC-15MHZ,150A DC - (Requires TCPA300 Amplifier) Buy Now $2,970.00
TCP305 Tektronix TCP305 AC/DC Current Probe; DC-50MHZ, 50A DC - (Requires TCPA300 Amplifier) Buy Now $1,480.00
TCP312 Tektronix TCP312 AC/DC Current Probe; DC-100MHZ, 30A DC - (Requires TCPA300 Amplifier) Buy Now $1,730.00
TCPA300 Tektronix TCPA300 Amplifier; AC/DC Current Probe, DC to 100 MHz, (Requires TCP305 or TCP312 or TCP303 Probes) Buy Now $2,430.00
TCPA400 Tektronix TCPA400 AC/DC Current Probe Amplifier; DC-50MHZ; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Buy Now $2,420.00
Calibration Data/Services
TDS2024C D1 Tektronix TDS2024C D1 Calibration Data Report Buy Now Sale $33.08
(Reg. $35.00)