Microwave Journal

Tektronix Aims to Put Oscilloscopes in Every University Teaching Lab

April 14, 2011

Tektronix Inc. announced the TDS1000C-EDU Digital Oscilloscope Series designed for first-time oscilloscope users and students. Packed with features and built-in tools, the new model is easy to learn and operate and very affordable. It also includes an Education Resource CD to help students master the use of an oscilloscope.

With prices starting at just $790, the TDS1000C-EDU means that educators can now afford to train their students on a very important tool – the oscilloscope – using scopes that match what the students will likely use when they start work. Not only are oscilloscopes the top hardware tool used by embedded designers per the 2010 EE Times Group Embedded Market Study, but eight out of 10 electronics engineers currently use Tektronix oscilloscopes.

“It almost goes without saying that for students to learn about the use of an oscilloscope, they actually have to use an oscilloscope themselves – it’s not enough to read the manual or watch someone else use it,” said Mike Flaherty, General Manager Bench Instruments, Tektronix. “That’s why we’re so excited about the TDS1000C-EDU because it puts the world’s standard for oscilloscopes within reach of high school and university students around the world.”