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The '''Tektronix 581''' is a 100 MHz tube scope similar to the [[585]], but with simplified trigger and sweep circuitry.  
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The '''Tektronix 581''' is a 100 MHz tube scope [[introduced in 1959]] as a single time base version of the [[585]].
 
Like all [[580-series_scopes|580-series scopes]], it uses [[580-series_plug-ins|580-series plug-ins]].
 
Like all [[580-series_scopes|580-series scopes]], it uses [[580-series_plug-ins|580-series plug-ins]].
It was [[introduced in 1959]].
 
  
 
The 58x series were the first Tektronix scopes to use [[distributed deflection plates]] and the last to use [[distributed amplifier]]s for vertical deflection.
 
The 58x series were the first Tektronix scopes to use [[distributed deflection plates]] and the last to use [[distributed amplifier]]s for vertical deflection.
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Starting at serial number 511, the 581 uses [[tunnel diodes|tunnel diode]] triggering.
 
Starting at serial number 511, the 581 uses [[tunnel diodes|tunnel diode]] triggering.
 
   
 
   
A Type 581A was introduced later, and it is specified to have a bandwidth of 85 MHz instead of 100 MHz.
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A Type 581A was introduced in 1963, and it is specified to have a bandwidth of 85 MHz instead of 100 MHz.
 
The somewhat relaxed bandwidth specification improved CRT production yield which had been a problem when the scope  
 
The somewhat relaxed bandwidth specification improved CRT production yield which had been a problem when the scope  
 
was specified to 100 MHz.
 
was specified to 100 MHz.

Revision as of 04:32, 16 September 2018

Tektronix 581
100 MHz (85 MHz) oscilloscope
Tektronix 581 (early model)

Produced from 1959 to 1972

Manuals
Manuals – Specifications – Links – Pictures

The Tektronix 581 is a 100 MHz tube scope introduced in 1959 as a single time base version of the 585. Like all 580-series scopes, it uses 580-series plug-ins.

The 58x series were the first Tektronix scopes to use distributed deflection plates and the last to use distributed amplifiers for vertical deflection.

The vertical signal path of the 581 is the same as that of the 585. It uses the T581 CRT. Type 581 scopes with serial numbers up to 510 use an all-tube trigger circuit. Starting at serial number 511, the 581 uses tunnel diode triggering.

A Type 581A was introduced in 1963, and it is specified to have a bandwidth of 85 MHz instead of 100 MHz. The somewhat relaxed bandwidth specification improved CRT production yield which had been a problem when the scope was specified to 100 MHz.

Specifications

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Pictures

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Schematics