Tek TDS1012 Data File?

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Joined Aug 22, 2011
Hi, just a quick question regarding this oscilloscope (Tek TDS1012)

The manual says that it is capable of I/O but I have no idea how to save the data or save the data from the scope onto a disk or floppy.

I am wondering if there is any way that this scope can save a waveform's data in a text file.



Joined Jul 17, 2007
Feature brochure: http://www.upc.edu/pct/documents_equipament/d_109_id-533.pdf
I/O interfaces covered on page 5.

You will need the OpenChoice PC software installed on your computer. It's a free download on the Tektronix website:

Downloadable manual: http://courses.washington.edu/phys334/datasheets/Tek2kUserManual.pdf
RS-232 setup starts on page 134.

You can communicate between your computer and the O'scope via RS-232 or the GPIB. Either option will require that you have the hardware, drivers, and the linked-to OpenChoice software installed on your computer.

Many new computers don't come with RS-232 ports anymore. In that case, you can get a multi I/O card pretty inexpensively. GPIB cards will be $$$$, and hard to find.