It has both an analog mode and a digital mode. In the digital storage mode, up to three waveform sets (CH 1 and/or CH 2) may be stored in a save ref. memory and recalled for display at a later time.
The 2230 features alphanumeric CRT readout of many of the front panel controls. It has a DB-9 auxiliary connector on the right side providing an external clock input as well as an output for an analog X-Y plotter to make permanent copies of the display. This feature can be accessed through the "Mem select" menu.
Some Firmware versions have a diagnostics menu with the Tektronix logo and wizard image.
The Cursor knob is prone to failure. It becomes jittery and will not scroll properly.
An optional 26K battery backed memory board was available as an option.
|— Vertical —|
|Input impedance||1 MΩ // 20 pF|
|Maximum Safe Input Voltage||400 V (dc + peak AC) or 800 Vp-p AC|
|CMRR||At least 10:1 at 10 MHz|
|— Horizontal —|
|Timebase A||50 ns/Div to 0.5 s/Div, 1-2-5, x10 magnifier, i.e. down to 5 ns/Div. In "Store" mode lower sweep speeds up to 5 s/Div are available|
|Timebase B||50 ns/Div to 5 s/Div, 1-2-5, x10 magnifier, i.e. down to 5 ns/Div|
|Bandwidth||100 MHz (analog)|
|Sampling rate||20 MS/s|
|Record length||1K or 4K samples (single channel), optional 26K|
|Z axis||input (intensity); DC to 20 MHz, maximum safe input 30V (dc + peak ac) Input resistance about 10kΩ|
|CRT||display area : 8 × 10 cm²|
|Dimensions||With feet and handle: 137 x 361 x 511 mm³|