From TekWiki
Revision as of 19:04, 17 September 2010 by Vintage dave (talk | contribs) (specs and history)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The printable version is no longer supported and may have rendering errors. Please update your browser bookmarks and please use the default browser print function instead.

The Tektronix Type Z is a comparator plug-in for 500-series scopes. Its maximum sensitivity is 50mV/div, and it achieves 40,000 to 1 common-mode rejection at DC and low frequencies. Its risetime as a general-purpose amplifier is 27ns (13MHz bandwidth), but it can track a common-mode risetime of 7ns.

Unlike later comparators, it has a separate step attenuator for each input, permitting you to view the difference between signals of widely differing amplitudes. It is also the only comparator that can handle +/- 100V common mode at full sensitivity.

The Type P6023 probe, with R and C compensation, was specifically designed for Type Z.

Type Z was introduced between 1960 and 1962 and uses both tubes and transistors, capitalizing on each's strengths.