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The Tektronix 4041 is a small, BASIC-programmable computer designed as a GPIB instrument controller. It was introduced in 1982.

Standard built-in components included a 20-character alphanumeric (14-segment) LED display, numeric keypad, a 20 character-per-row, 60 mm-wide thermal printer, a DC-100 cartridge tape drive, and a real-time clock. Interfaces included one or two GPIB and RS-232 interfaces, and an optional SCSI bus to connect diskette and hard drives. RAM could be ordered between 64k and 512k Bytes. The CPU in the 4041 is a Motorola 68000.

The base model was equipped only to execute pre-tokenized BASIC programs stored on cassette or in ROM. To develop programs, a 4041 with option 30 was needed. Option 31 added a full alphanumeric keyboard although the catalog recommended a CRT terminal for editing programs.

Option 01 added second GPIB and RS-232 ports, while option 03 added the SCSI interface and an RS-232 port.

The 4041 has a stand-alone enclosure but matches the height of TM5000 enclosures. Mounting kits allowed installation of a 4041 plus a TM5003 or a 4041 plus a 4041DDU disk unit side-by-side in a 19" rack.

The front panel contains a socket to connect the keyboard. It uses the same 4-pin LEMO S-series connector as used for the power supply connections of many Tek probes.

See Also

Documents Referencing 4041

Document Class Title Authors Year Links
Tekscope 1981 V13 N3.pdf Article TM 5000-A New Family of IEEE-488 Programmable Instruments Bob Metzler 1981