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Tektronix TDS 3014

Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope

This Tektronix TDS 3014 is in like new condition.  It is calibrated through Feb. 27th 2004.


  • TDS 3014

  • TDS3TRG Advanced Trigger Module

  • TDS 3FFT FFT Spectrum Analysis Module

  • 2 Tektronix P3010 100MHz Probes

  • Front Cover

  • TDS 3000 Online Tour Disc


This is a great versatile, portable scope in a very small foot print.



  • 100 MHz Bandwidths
  • Sample Rates up to 1.25 GS/s
  • 4 Channels
  • Full VGA Color LCD on all Models
  • Built-in Floppy Disk Drive For Easy Storage and Documentation
  • 21 Automatic Measurements
  • Centronics Port Standard on all Models for Quick, Convenient Hardcopies
  • 9-bit Vertical Resolution
  • Multi-Language User Interface
  • QuickMenu User Interface Mode for Quick, Easy Operation
  • Optional Modules for RS-232, GPIB, LAN or VGA Communication Ports
  • Advanced Triggers, such as, Glitch, Width, and Logic Standard on 4 Channel Models
  • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) for Frequency and Harmonic Analysis Standard on 4 Channel Models
  • Support for Active Probes, Differential Probes, and Current Probes that Provide Automatic Scaling and Units



Applications (some may require additional options)

  • Telecommunications Manufacturing (Telecom Mask Test Application Module for Pass/Fail Compliance of ITU-T G.703 and ANSI T1.102 (Up to STS-1 Rates) Standards)
  • Digital Design and Debug
  • Video Design and Service (Video Application Modules Offer Line Count, HDTV and Custom Video Trigger, Video Display Graticules, SDI to Analog Video Conversion with Composite and Component Outputs, Video Picture Identification and Vectorscope)
  • Industrial Electronic Design
  • Power Supply Design
  • Connected Instrumentation (10Base-T LAN, GPIB and VGA Modules with RS-232)
  • Highly Mobile Environments (Optional Battery Pack for Convenient Use in the Field or Away from the Bench)



TDS 3014  Electrical Characteristics

TDS 3014
Bandwidth 100 MHz
Channels 4
Sample Rate on Each Channel 1.25 GS/s
Maximum Record Length 10K points on all models
Vertical Resolution 9-bits on all models
Vertical Sensitivity (/div) 1 mV-10 V on all models
Vertical Accuracy 2% on all models*
Max Input Voltage (1 megaohm) 150V RMS CAT I on all models
Position Range 5 div on all models
BW Limit 20 MHz
Input Coupling AC, DC, GND on all models
Input Impedance Selections 1 mega ohm in parallel with 13 pF, or 50 Ohm
Time Base:
Range (/div) 4 ns - 10 s/div
Accuracy 200 ppm
Display Monitor Color LCD

* Derated at 0.07%/C for temperatures above +28C and below +18C.


Acquisition Modes
  • DPO - Captures and displays complex waveforms, random events, and subtle patterns in actual signal behavior. DPOs are able to provide 3 dimensions of signal information, in real-time; amplitude, time, and the distribution of amplitude over time.

  • Peak Detect - High frequency and random glitch capture. Captures glitches as narrow as 1 ns.

  • Sample - Sample data only.

  • Envelope - Max/Min values acquired over one or more acquisitions.

  • Average - Waveform data from 2 to 572 (selectable) acquisitions is averaged.

  • Single Sequence - Use SINGLE SEQUENCE button to capture a single triggered acquisition sequence at a time.

Trigger System
  • Main Trigger Modes - Auto (supports Roll Mode for 40 ms/div and slower), Normal.

  • B Trigger - Trigger after time or events.

  • Trigger After Time Range - 13.2 ns to 50 s.

  • Trigger After Events Range - 1 to 9,999,999 events.

  • External Trigger Input (available on TDS 30X2 only) - >1 megaohm in parallel with 17 pF; Max input voltage is 150 V RMS.

Trigger Types
  • Edge - Conventional level-driven trigger. Positive or negative slope on any channel. Coupling selections: DC, noise reject, HF reject, LF reject.

  • Video - Trigger on all lines or individual line, odd/even or all fields, or analog HDTV formats (1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480p). See optional TDS 3VID and TDS 3SDI application modules for extended video triggering and measurement features.

  • Logic - (Standard on TDS 30X4, must purchase TDS 3TRG for TDS 30X2)
    PATTERN: Specifies AND, OR, NAND, NOR when true or false for a specific time.
    STATE: Any logic state. Triggerable on rising or falling edge, of a clock.

  • Note: Logic triggers can only be used on combinations of 2 inputs.

  • Pulse - (Standard on TDS 30X4, must purchase TDS 3TRG for TDS 30X2)
    WIDTH (or GLITCH): Trigger on pulse width less than, greater than, equal to, or not equal to a selectable time limit ranging from 39.6 ns to 50s.
    RUNT: Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again.
    SLEW RATE: Trigger on pulse edge rates that are either faster or slower than a set rate. Edges can be rising, falling, or either.

  • Comm - (must purchase TDS 3TMT) - provides isolated pulse triggering required to perform DS1/DS3 telecommunications mask testing per ANSI T1.102 standard.

Measurement System
  • Automatic Waveform Measurements - Period, Frequency, +Width, -Width, Rise Time, Fall Time, +Duty Cycle, -Duty Cycle, +Overshoot, -Overshoot, High, Low, Max, Min, Pk-Pk, Amplitude, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Burst Width.
    Display any four measurements from any combination of waveforms.

  • Thresholds - Settable in percentage or voltage.

  • Gating - Measurements can be gated using the screen or vertical cursors.

Waveform Processing
  • Deskew - Channel to channel deskew 10 ns may be manually entered for better timing measurements and more accurate math waveforms.

  • Arithmetic Operators - Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide.

  • Autoset - Single-button, automatic setup on selected input signal for vertical, horizontal, and trigger systems.

Display Characteristics
  • Waveform Style - Dots, vectors, and variable persistence.

  • Graticules - Full, grid, cross-hair, frame, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, vectorscope 100% and 75% color bars (with optional TDS 3VID and TDS 3SDI video application modules).

  • Format - YT, XY and Gated XYZ (XY with Z-axis blanking available on TDS 30X4 only).

I/O Interface
  • Hardcopy Port (standard) - Centronics-type parallel.

  • TDS 3GM Communications Module -
    GPIB (IEEE -488.2) Programmability: Full talk/listen modes; Control of all modes, settings, and measurements.
    RS-232-C Interface Programmability: Full talk/listen modes; Control of all modes, settings, and measurements. Baud Rate up to 38,400. DB-9 male connector.
    Programmer Manual: (071-0381-00).

  • TDS 3VM Communications Module -
    VGA: Monitor output for direct display on large VGA-equipped monitors. DB-15 female connector, 31.6 kHz sync rate, EIA RS-343A compliant.
    RS-232-C Interface Programmability: same as TDS 3GM.
    Programmer Manual: same as TDS 3GM.

  • TDS 3EM Communications Module -
    Ethernet Port: 10Base-T with RJ-45 connector. Provides local area network printing and programming interface.
    RS-232-C Interface programmability: same as TDS 3GM.
    Programmer Manual: same as TDS 3GM.

Note: Only one Communication Module may be installed at a time.
All Communication Modules include WaveStarTM Software for oscilloscopes 30-day, full-functioning product demo.

Hard Copy Capability
  • Graphics File Formats - Interleaf (.img), TIF, PCX (PC Paintbrush), BMP (Microsoft Windows), and Encapsulated Postscript (EPS).

  • Printer Formats - Bubblejet, DPU-3445, Thinkjet, Deskjet, Laserjet, Epson (9 and 24-pin).

Environmental and Safety
  • Temperature - +5 to +50 C (operating), -20 to +60 C (nonoperating).

  • Humidity - 20% to 80% RH below 32 C, derate to 30% RH at 45 C (operating), 5% to 90% RH below 41 C, derate to 30% RH at 60 C (nonoperating).

  • Altitude - to 3,000 m (operating), 15,000 m (nonoperating).

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility - Meets or exceeds EN55011 Class A Radiated and Conducted Emissions; EN50082-1; FCC 47 CFR, Part 15, Subpart B, Class A; Australian EMC Framework; Russian GOST EMC regulations.

  • Safety - UL3111-1, CSA1010.1, EN61010-1, IEC61010-1.


Please note that some of these specifications listed are for some optional modules that are not included.  Included are the FFT and Trigger modules.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions mm in.
Width 375.0 14.8
Height 176.0 6.9
Depth 149.0 5.9
Weight kg lb.
Instrument only 3.2 7.0
  w/battery 5.2 11.5



Warranty -

This item is sold with a 3 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

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As our many customers will attest, we will do our very best to resolve any customer problems.  But our official policy is: 

  • This item comes with a 3 day right of return policy.
  • All returns must be made within 3 days of receipt. 
  • All warranties are void if the calibration / warranty seals are broken.
  • Equipment must be shipped correctly and returned with all accessories.
  • Customer is responsible for all shipping charges on returns.
  • Foreign Buyers please be aware:  We offer no warranty or returns on items shipped outside the USA.



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