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The Tektronix Type Z is a comparator plug-in for [[500-series scopes]].
 
The Tektronix Type Z is a comparator plug-in for [[500-series scopes]].
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Its maximum sensitivity is 50mV/div, and it achieves 40,000 to 1 common-mode
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rejection at DC and low frequencies.  Its risetime as a general-purpose
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amplifier is 27ns (13MHz bandwidth), but it can track a common-mode risetime of 7ns.
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Unlike later comparators, it has a separate step attenuator for each input,
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permitting you to view the difference between signals of widely differing amplitudes.
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It is also the only comparator that can handle +/- 100V common mode at full sensitivity.
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The Type [[P6023]] probe, with R and C compensation, was specifically designed for Type Z.
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Type Z was introduced between 1960 and 1962 and uses both tubes and transistors,
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capitalizing on each's strengths.
  
 
* http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/tek/z/
 
* http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/tek/z/
 
* http://w140.com/tek_fcp/tek_type_z_factory_cal_proc.pdf
 
* http://w140.com/tek_fcp/tek_type_z_factory_cal_proc.pdf

Revision as of 19:04, 17 September 2010

The Tektronix Type Z is a comparator plug-in for 500-series scopes. Its maximum sensitivity is 50mV/div, and it achieves 40,000 to 1 common-mode rejection at DC and low frequencies. Its risetime as a general-purpose amplifier is 27ns (13MHz bandwidth), but it can track a common-mode risetime of 7ns.

Unlike later comparators, it has a separate step attenuator for each input, permitting you to view the difference between signals of widely differing amplitudes. It is also the only comparator that can handle +/- 100V common mode at full sensitivity.

The Type P6023 probe, with R and C compensation, was specifically designed for Type Z.

Type Z was introduced between 1960 and 1962 and uses both tubes and transistors, capitalizing on each's strengths.