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.
|Probes||either P6442, P6443 or P6444 (16-channel)|
|Number of channels||64 channels|
|CRT||13 x 10 cm|
|Weight|| 8.6 kg (19 lb.) (1230)
12.2 kg (29 lb.) (1230B)
An "Easter egg" can be activated in the 1230 by pressing the STOP button when the welcome screen shows during power-up. A bar with the programmers' names will display near the bottom of the screen.
- MD's 1230 page
- Tek 1230 ROM dumps on MD's Tek 1230 page
- Tektronix training videos for the 1230 @ YouTube: Part 1 / Part 2