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Tektronix 1230
16 to 64 channel logic analyzer
Tektronix 1230

Produced from 1989 to 1993


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The Tektronix 1230 is a logic analyzer chassis that supports 16 to 64 channels, 100 MHz asynchronous, 25 MHz synchronous. It was introduced in 1989, a year after the 1225 and 1220.

The number of acquisition channels depends on the number of acquisition cards installed. There is 16 channels per card and 2 to 4 cards could be installed. The 1230 is very similar to the Tektronix 1225 and 1220, the difference being board layout and the number of channels. Four user-installable option boards were available − parallel printer interface, RS-232 interface, GPIB interface and on-line notes in foreign languages. Tektronix also had a software package S43R101 that would run on IBM PC compatible machines. It used the RS-232 port to control the analyzer. A digitizing scope card could be installed with a 100 MS/s resolution on two channels 1230DSM. It was also available as a all in one package (1230D).

There was another variant, the 1230B. The only difference was that it had a self-contained internal rechargeable battery.

See the Microprocessor support table for microprocessor disassembly configuration options.


Probes either P6442, P6443 or P6444 (16-channel)
Number of channels 64 - 16 channels
CRT 13 x 10 cm
Power 90-250 V
Weight 8.6 kg (19 lb.) (1230)

12.2 kg (29 lb.) (1230B)

  • Composite output
  • RS-232 (optional)
  • GPIB (optional)
  • Printer port (optional)


The keypad switches have a tendency to become very "bouncy". See the "repair" tab.