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* [http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/tek/z/ Tektronix Type Z Manual (BAMA)]
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* [http://w140.com/mmm/tek-z.pdf Tektronix Type Z Manual (PDF)]
* [http://w140.com/tek_fcp/tek_type_z_factory_cal_proc.pdf Tektronix Type Z Factory Calibration Procedure (PDF)]
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* [http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/tek/z/ Tektronix Type Z Manual (BAMA, offline?)]
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* [[Media:tek_type_z_bama_manual.pdf|Tektronix Type Z Manual (BAMA, PDF, OCR, bad-OCR)]]
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* [[Media:tek_type_z_fcp.pdf|Tektronix Type Z Factory Calibration Procedure (PDF, OCR)]]
 
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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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The Type Z has two inputs, A and B, plus a precision comparison voltage, V<sub>C</sub>, that is
 
The Type Z has two inputs, A and B, plus a precision comparison voltage, V<sub>C</sub>, that is
 
adjustable from 0 to +/-1 V, 10 V, or 100 V via a ten-turn pot.  It's possible to
 
adjustable from 0 to +/-1 V, 10 V, or 100 V via a ten-turn pot.  It's possible to
view V<sub>A</sub>, -V<sub>B</sub>, V<sub>A</sub>-V<sub>B</sub>, V<sub>A</sub>-V<sub>C</sub>, or V<sub>C</sub>-V<sub>B</sub>.
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V<sub>A</sub>-V<sub>C</sub>, or V<sub>C</sub>-V<sub>B</sub>.
  
 
Unlike later comparators, it has a separate step attenuator for each input,
 
Unlike later comparators, it has a separate step attenuator for each input,
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Tek z 6.jpg
 
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Tek type z pre-prod.jpg|Pre-production Type Z with different knob color.
 
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[[Category:500 series plugins]]
 
[[Category:500 series plugins]]
 
[[Category:Differential amplifiers]]
 
[[Category:Differential amplifiers]]

Latest revision as of 16:17, 14 October 2018

Manuals – Specifications – Links – Pictures

The Tektronix Type Z is a comparator plug-in for 500-series scopes. Its two main subsystems are a differential amplifier and a precision variable DC voltage source, which can be used as one of the amplifier inputs. This allows DC-coupled measurements of small signals with large DC offsets. Its maximum sensitivity is 50 mV/div, and it achieves 40,000 to 1 common-mode rejection at DC and low frequencies. Its risetime as a general-purpose amplifier is 27 ns (13 MHz bandwidth), but it can track a common-mode risetime of 7 ns.

The Type Z has two inputs, A and B, plus a precision comparison voltage, VC, that is adjustable from 0 to +/-1 V, 10 V, or 100 V via a ten-turn pot. It's possible to view VA, -VB, VA-VB, VA-VC, or VC-VB.

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

With a pair of "Disconnect Signal" buttons, the Type Z was the first of the movement toward a "GND" position on the input switches.

The Type Z was introduced in 1960 and uses both tubes and transistors, capitalizing on the strengths of each. It was dropped after 1968.

The Type P6023 probe, introduced in 1962 with R and C compensation, was specifically designed for the Type Z but also marketed for the Type G.

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