The Tektronix 067-0587-02 is a signal standardizer (calibration) plug-in for 7000-series scopes, especially the 1 GHz 7104 mainframe. It is a complete redesign of the 067-0587-01 standardizer. It provides a calibrated staircase at 1 line/Div in Gain mode, a fast-rising pulse in Step Resp mode, an input for a CW signal to test bandwidth, and an input for a common mode test signal. The 067-0587-02 was designed by Art Metz.
|— GAIN mode —|
|Staircase accuracy||± 0.3% in ± 3 Div, ± 0.5% in ± 4 Div, Linearity ± 0.2% of 10 Div|
|— STEP RESP mode —|
|Amplitude||2 to 10 Div|
|Position||Top at least ±5 Div from center of screen|
|Rise time||< 150 ps|
|Repetition rate||10 Hz to 1 MHz in decade steps, 0.1 %|
|Pretrig Out||0.5 V into 50 Ω, 55 to 95 ns lead time (internally variable)|
|— FREQ RESP mode —|
|Input impedance||50 Ω|
|Input range||0.5 to 1 Vp-p|
|Flatness||± 3% from 3 MHz to 1 GHz|
Internal signals are derived from a 1 MHz oscillator with selectable decade divisions down to 10 Hz repetition.
The clock is delayed, amplified and limited, then fed to a Schottky-diode based pulse shaper with L-C compensating networks. The output pulse has a rise time of max. 150 picoseconds with less than 2% aberrations.
The staircase generator for Gain mode is implemented using a 4 bit count and multiplexer. The 0-volt step (No. 6) is held for five counts, producing a brighter trace to allow easy alignment with the center of the screen.
For bandwidth measurements, there is a leveler circuit with a differential diode detector controlling an amplifier's gain in an AGC loop.
The 067-0587-02 is based on a number of Tektronix custom ICs from the 1 GHz 7104 scope generation, such as the 155-0160-00 trigger amplifier + source select chip and the 155-0175-00 trigger amplifier chip.
The mode selector switch is a special elastomer-based cam switch. The manual warns that while it can be cleaned if proper procedure is followed (note some screws are labelled "do not remove" on the cover!), only at the factory can (could ...) it be repaired/re-assembled completely. A Tek-internal introduction to 7104 maintenance discusses this switch in detail.
- Art Metz: A New Calibration Fixture for the 7000 Series. In TekScope Vol. 11 No. 1, 1979, p.14+
- 067-0587-02 @ amplifier.cd (comparing -01 and -02, lots of pictures, text in German)
Rise time measurement of 7104 mainframe, 1000 Hz repetition rate. tr=240 ps (corrected for 150 ps fixture rise time = 190 ps equ. 1.8 GHz)