Tektronix TBS1052C
50 MHz, 2 ch. Oscilloscope

  • 50 MHz bandwidth
  • 2-channels
  • 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

Tektronix TBS1052C 50 MHz, 2 ch. Oscilloscope

The TBS1052C 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, bandwidth at 50 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
  • 50 MHz bandwidth
  • 2-channels
  • 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

Designed to make you learn and work faster

The TBS1052C Oscilloscope is designed for quick hands-on learning and easy operation with just the right combination of features and capabilities. Dedicated front panel controls provide easy access to all the important settings. The graticule with 10 vertical divisions and 15 horizontal divisions enables you to see more signals per screen.

The large menus with clearly labeled and colored information on the screen make it easy to navigate and find information of interest. The zoom function lets you to quickly pan through the record and zoom in to see the signal details in areas of interest.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

In Zoom mode, an overview of the entire record is shown in the upper part of the display and the lower part displays the detailed Zoomed view.

Versatile triggering and acquisition modes

The trigger system is designed for troubleshooting today’s mixed signal designs. Beyond a basic edge trigger, it also includes pulse width and runt triggering, which are especially useful for troubleshooting digital sections of your designs.

Pulse width triggering is perfect for hunting narrow glitches or time out conditions. Runt trigger is designed to capture signals that are shorter in amplitude than expected.

The TBS1052C Oscilloscope offers several acquisition modes. The default acquisition mode is Sample Mode which works well for most applications. The Peak Detect Mode is useful for hunting spikes, and Average Mode can help to reduce noise on the repetitive signals.

Automated measurements and analysis

A comprehensive set of automated measurements enable fast and convenient testing of a wide variety of signal conditions for different applications.

Measurements are displayed on a single screen. They are grouped into four categories: Frequency, Time, Amplitude, and Area. All measurements are displayed on a single measurement selection screen making it easy to choose from 32 automated measurements; no more hunting through various menus.

Measurements are color coded by the source and are presented on a transparent background; so waveforms are not obscured by the readouts.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

Measurements are all listed and selected on a single screen

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

Measurements are transparent so waveforms are not obscured

FFT function

You can understand the frequency content of your signals with the FFT function by pressing FFT button in the front-panel .

Display only the FFT or turn on the source waveform display to see both the frequency and the time domain waveform. A transparent readout shows important settings without blocking the FFT display.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet
The time domain source waveform can be displayed above the FFT frequency spectrum


The HelpEverywhere system provides help text with graphics to explain the different settings on the instrument, making it easier for new users to know which measurement to use and interpret the results. Help is provided in the same language as the user interface.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

HelpEverywhere tips explain important settings.

Innovative new education solutions

The TBS1052C Oscilloscope offers several features that enable the educator to devote more time to teach fundamental concepts. The Scope Intro handbook is embedded into the TBS1052C help system. Pressing the help button in the front panel gives you access to information on oscilloscope basic operations, as well as an overview of the TBS1052C oscilloscope, controls, and tips to use it.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet
Scope Intro covers basic oscilloscope and TBS1052C usage

Features such as Autoset, Cursors, and automated measurements can be disabled on the instruments. By disabling features, students can learn the basic concepts and understand how to use the horizontal and vertical controls to get the waveform, use the graticule to measure time, voltage, and manually plot/calculate the signal characteristics.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

Features with menus

The integrated Courseware function allows professors to load lab exercises on the instrument to give guidance to the students at each station and provides a structured framework into which students can capture data to incorporate into their reports. Over 100 sample lab exercises are available for download from the Tektronix Courseware Resource Center.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet

The Courseware function allows students to see lab information on the instrument display

Flexible data transfer

The USB host port on the front of the instrument makes it easy to save the instrument settings, screenshots, and waveform data into a USB flash drive.

PC connectivity

Easily capture, save, and analyze measurement results by connecting to your PC to the USB device port on the rear of the instrument and using the OpenChoice® PC Communications Software available on the Tektronix website. Simply pull screen images and waveform data into the stand-alone desktop application or directly into Microsoft Word and Excel.

TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope Datasheet


Performance you can count on

Tektronix has industry-leading service and support, and every TBS1000C Series Oscilloscope is backed with a standard five-year warranty.

Tektronix TBS1052C 50 MHz, 2 ch. Oscilloscope

Tektronix TBS1052C Datasheet

Tektronix TBS1052C 50 MHz, 2 ch. Oscilloscope

Model Description
TBS1052C Digital Storage Oscilloscope: 50 MHz bandwidth, 1 GS/s sample rate, 2 Channel
TBS1072C Digital Storage Oscilloscope: 70 MHz bandwidth, 1 GS/s sample rate, 2 Channel
TBS1102C Digital Storage Oscilloscope: 100 MHz bandwidth, 1 GS/s sample rate, 2 Channel
TBS1202C Digital Storage Oscilloscope: 200 MHz bandwidth, 1 GS/s sample rate, 2 Channel
Instrument Options
Language Options
Opt. L0
English manual
Opt. L1
French manual
Opt. L2
Italian manual
Opt. L3
German manual
Opt. L4
Spanish manual
Opt. L5
Japanese manual
Opt. L6
Portuguese manual
Opt. L7
Simplified Chinese manual
Opt. L8
Traditional Chinese manual
Opt. L9
Korean manual
Opt. L10
Russian manual
Power Plug Options
Opt. A0
North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Opt. A1
Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A2
United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A3
Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A5
Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A6
Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
Opt. A10
China power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A11
India power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. E1
Universal Euro, United Kingdom, and Switzerland
Standard accessories
Accessory Description
TPP0200 200 MHz and 100 MHz models, 10x passive probe one per analog channel
TPP0100 50 MHz and 70 MHz models, 10x passive probe one per analog channel
Accessory Description
071-3660-00 Compliance and Safety Instructions
077-1691-00 Programmer manual, available on www.tek.com
Power cord
Calibration certificate documenting traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001 quality system registration

Five-year warranty covering all parts and labor, excluding probes.

Recommended accessories
Accessory Description
TEK-USB-488 GPIB-to-USB converter
AC2100 Soft carrying case for instrument
HCTEK4321 Hard plastic carrying case for instrument (requires AC2100)
RM2000B Rackmount kit
174-4401-xx USB host to device cable, 3 ft. long
Recommended probes
Probe Description
TPP0050 10X passive probe, 50 MHz bandwidth
TPP0100 10X passive probe, 100 MHz bandwidth
TPP0200 10X passive probe, 200 MHz bandwidth
P2220 1X/10X passive probe, 200 MHz bandwidth
P6101B 1X passive probe (15 MHz, 300 VRMS CAT II rating)
P6015A 1000X high-voltage passive probe (75 MHz)
P5100A 100X high-voltage passive probe (500 MHz)
P5200A 50 MHz, 50X/500X high-voltage differential probe
P6021A 15 A, 60 MHz AC current probe
P6022 6 A, 120 MHz AC current probe
A621 2000 A, 5 to 50 kHz AC current probe
A622 100 A, 100 kHz AC/DC current probe/BNC
TCP303/TCPA300 150 A, 15 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP305A/TCPA300 50 A, 50 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP312A/TCPA300 30 A, 100 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier
TCP404XL/TCPA400 500 A, 2 MHz AC/DC current probe/amplifier

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