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Tektronix S-311
Programmable dual-trace sampling plug-in
S-311 Front View

Compatible with 560-series scopes

Produced from 1965 to (?)

(All manuals in PDF format unless noted otherwise)
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The Tektronix S-311 is a 560-series plug-in designed for use in a 567 as part of a Tektronix S-2000 or S-3000­ series automated test systems.

In contrast to the 3S6, which uses external sampling heads, the S-311 contains two samplers internally, like the 3S76 and the 3S1. However, unlike the 3S76 and 3S1, the S-311 gets its signal inputs via BNC connectors on the rear panel. The input impedance of each input is 50 Ω.

When the S-311 is inserted into the mainframe, its BNC input connectors must be manually connected, as they are not designed to pair with a corresponding connector in the plug-in bay bulkhead. The 567 mainframe has holes in the plug-in bay bulkhead at the location of the signal input connectors and programming connector of the S-311.

The remote programmability of the S-311 typically involves a Type 262 programmer. Remote programming can control the mV/div, voltage offset, and mode, i.e., channel A, channel B, or dual-trace. The Type 262 controls the DC currents in the coils of six reed relays in the S-311.

The S-311 can be thought of as a 3S76 with remote programmability, connectors on the rear, no delay, and no trigger pickoff. Component numbers are the same in the two models. The S-311 and 3S76 both have 0.4 nanosecond risetimes. The sampler in the S-311 uses four Tektronix-made GaAs diodes.

The S-311 does not contain a signal delay. The BNC signal input connectors on the rear panel of the S-311 are connected by short coaxial cables to the sampling bridge.


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Some Parts Used in the S-311

Part Part Number(s) Class Description Used in
6CW4 154-0323-00 Vacuum Tube (Triode) Nuvistor triode 1A7 3A8 3B2 3S76 6R1 565 S-311
6DJ8 154-0187-00 154-0305-00 Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual triode 132 161 310A 316 317 502 502A 503 504 506 515 516 519 526 529 RM529 533 535 536 543 544 545 545A 545B 546 547 549 555 556 561A 561S 564 565 567 581 581A 585 585A 661 1A4 1S1 60 2A60 63 2A63 67 2B67 3A1 3A1S 3A2 3A3 3A6 3A7 72 3A72 75 3A75 4S2 51 3B1 3B1S 3B2 3B3 3B4 3M1 3S76 3T77 3T77A 9A1 9A2 1121 80 81 82 86 B O W Z Telequipment D56 Telequipment S32A Telequipment D52 S-311 Telequipment TD51 Telequipment S52 Telequipment S51 Telequipment Type A TU-4
7308 154-0371-00 Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual triode 3S76 3S3 4S1 4S2A 4S3 S-311
7586 154-0306-00 Vacuum Tube (Triode) Nuvistor triode M 1A1 1A2 1A5 10A2 10A2A 11B1 11B2A 321 321A 3A1 3A1S 3A3 3A5 3A6 3A7 3A8 3A74 3S76 3T77 3T77A 3B5 4S1 4S2 6R1 6R1A 9A1 9A2 82 86 S-311
ZZ1000 154-370 154-0370-00 Gas Discharge Tube (Voltage regulator) 81 V voltage reference 129 3B1 3B1S 3B2 3B3 3S76 422 S-311