The number of acquisition channels depends on the number of acquisition cards installed. There is 16 channels per card and 2 to 4 cards could be installed. The 1230 is very similar to the Tektronix 1225 and 1220, the difference being board layout and the number of channels. Four user-installable option boards were available − parallel printer interface, RS-232 interface, GPIB interface and on-line notes in foreign languages. Tektronix also had a software package S43R101 that would run on IBM PC compatible machines. It used the RS-232 port to control the analyzer.
A digitizing scope card could be installed with a 100 MS/s resolution on two channels 1230DSM. It was also available as a all in one package (1230D).
There was another variant, the 1230B. The only difference was that it had a self-contained internal rechargeable battery.
See the Microprocessor support table for microprocessor disassembly configuration options.
|Probes||either P6442, P6443 or P6444 (16-channel)|
|Inputs||16 to 64 channels|
|CRT||13 x 10 cm|
|Weight||8.6 kg (19 lb.) (1230) / 12.2 kg (29 lb.) (1230B)|
The keypad switches have a tendency to become very "bouncy". See the "Repairs" tab.