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Tektronix 5030
1 MHz diff-input dual-beam scope
Tektronix 5030

Produced from 1969 to 1972

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The Tektronix 5030 is a dual-beam oscilloscope that was introduced in 1969 (no longer listed in the 1973 catalog). There is a portable benchtop model, the 5030, and a rack-mount version, the R5030. The sister model 5031/R5031 is an almost identical (analog) storage scope.

The 5030s feature differential inputs on both channels, with additional inputs for 125-turn probes (P6021 or P6019). Input ranges are similar to the contemporary 3A9 diff/current amplifier plugin but without the variable bandwidth and DC offset controls. The horizontal deflection system is shared.

The 5031/5030 include a readout system which uses small lightbulb/fiber dot matrix displays external to the CRT, similar to that in the 576 curve tracer. Only the first and last steps on the time/div and volts/div switches are labelled.

Key Specifications

Bandwidth DC to 1 MHz (5 kHz limit switchable)
Deflection 10 μV/Div to 10 V/Div or 1 mA/Div to 200 mA/Div (1—2—5)
Noise < 15 μV / 200 μA
Input impedance 1 MΩ // 50 pF
Time base 1 μs/Div to 5 s/Div (1–2–5), magnifier up to ×50
CMRR 100,000:1 to 100 kHz
X input 20 mV/Div to 500 mV/Div on Ext Horizontal, or Channel 2 in X-Y mode
CRT 8 × 10 Div @ 1.27 cm (0.5"), P31 phosphor
Acceleration voltage 4 kV