If you get the "Sorry, the file cannot be displayed. There seems to be a technical issue ..." error when trying to view an image, a workaround is to click on the cog icon in the upper right side of the media viewer, and then select "Disable Media Viewer". We are aware of the problem and are looking for a solution.
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|
|Weight|| 8.6 kg (19 lb.) (1230)
12.2 kg (29 lb.) (1230B)
The keypad switches have a tendency to become very "bouncy". See the "repair" tab.
- 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