TDS540

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The Tektronix TDS540 is a 500 MHz, 1 GS/s quad-channel digital scope introduced in 1992.

The TDS540 uses an amplifier IC, U1000, U1200, U1300, and U1400, part number 155-0378-00, which is a packaging of the M377.

Specifications

Bandwidth 500 MHz
Rise time 700 ps
Sample rate 1 GS/s (only 1 ch ) / 500 MS/s (only 2 ch) / 250 MS/s (all ch)
Time base 500 ps/Div to 10 s/Div
Deflection 2 mV/Div to 200 mV/Div (Opt. 1D: 1 mV/Div to 100 mV/Div)
Resolution 8 bits / 12 bits (HI-RES Mode)
Record length 500 to 15 k points ( Opt. 1M: 50 k points)
Input impedance 1 MΩ / 50 Ω
Interface GPIB standard
Options 13
  • Centronics interface
  • RS-232 interface

Options

  • 05 - Video Trigger
  • 13 - RS-232/CENTRONICS HARDCOPY INTERFACE.
  • 1K - K420 Oscilloscope Cart without power strip
  • 1M - 50k Memory Length
  • 1R - Rackmount
  • 23 - Add two each P6205 Active Probes
  • 25 - Add P6563A, four SMD probes
  • 2F - ADVANCED DSP MATH

Repair issues

A common failure reason on early TDS-family scopes are surface-mounted capacitors leaking corrosive electrolyte.

Pictures

Part numbers of included PCB by TDS540

Part No Description Modul numbers
672-1476-0x Acquisition board A10
672-2045-0x Acquisition board (1M Option) A10
671-1477-01/02 DRAM/CPU/Display board (1M Option) A11
671-2002-01/02 DRAM/CPU/Display board A11
614-0890-00 Front panel assembly A12
614-0896-00/01 Front panel assembly A12
671-1701-00/01 Firmware board A13
671-1568-00 D1 Bus A14
119-4092-0x Attenuator assembly A15
119-3371-0x Power supply unit A16
119-4415-0x Power supply unit A16
640-0071-00/01 CRT Display assembly A20

Assembly part numbers

Assy Description TDS540 P/N TDS540A P/N TDS540B P/N TDS540C P/N TDS540D P/N
A10 Acquisition board 672-1476-0x 672-1408-xx - 671-4039-01
A10 Acquisition board (1M Opt.) - - - 671-4041-00
A11 DRAM/CPU/Display board 671-2002-01/02 671-2771-xx - 671-4002-00
A11 DRAM/CPU/Display board 671-1477-01/02(1M Opt.) - - 671-4171-00
A12 Front panel assembly - 614-2469-xx - 614-0935-03
A12 Front panel assembly - - - 614-0937-02
A13 Firmware board 671-1701-00/01 - - -
A14 D1 Bus 671-1568-00 671-2846-xx - 671-2847-00
A14 D1 Bus (Opt. 05) - - - 671-2848-00
A15 Attenuator assembly 119-4092-0x - - -
A16 Power supply unit 119-3371-0x - - 620-0063-04
A16 Power supply unit 119-4415-0x - - -
A20 CRT Display assembly 640-0071-00/01 640-0071-xx 640-0071-06 640-0071-06 -
A23 RS232/Centronics assembly 640-2437-00 640-2437-00 640-2437-00 640-2437-00 -