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Tektronix S-6
Sampling Head
S-6 head

Compatible with 3S2, 3S5, 3S6, 7S11, 7S12 Sampling Plugins

Produced from 1971  to 1990

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The Tektronix S-6 Sampling Head plug-in is a 50 Ω feed-through unit with a rise-time of 30 ps and bandwidth of 11.5 GHz. It was introduced in 1971.

The S-6 provides two unterminated 50 Ω SMA connections in a loop-through configuration as is convenient for TDR applications. It is good practice to leave a termination resistor on the unit when unused to give some protection against electrostatic discharge.


Rise time 30 ps
Bandwidth 11.5 GHz
Operating input voltage range 1 Vp-p
Maximum single sample step 250 mV for less than 5% aberration
Maximum input voltage ±5 VDC
Input impedance 50 Ω (unterminated!)
Noise < 5 mV of noise
  • No internal trigger pick-off signal
  • No internal termination