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Tektronix TDS460 adjustment

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Does any one know how can i adjust TDS460 ?
  2. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    If you mean calibration adjustments,
    you need a PC and the proper program,along with the proper cal standards.
    the PC program you can download from

    If all it needs is cal,I suggest you send it to TEK or an independent cal
    lab. It's not a simple job like an analog scope.

    Be aware that this model is past it's long term support period and TEK will
    not repair it.
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    You will require the Tektronix calibration set-up for their digital
    scopes, service manual, and training.

    For a proper calibration call Tektronix and arrange for proper

    Jerry G.
  4. Guest

    I can't find the link for the program ...
    are you sure its still available on the site ?
  5. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    I believe the cal software came with the "service" manual.
    I don't know the specific TEK part number for the SW.
    you can download the tds460 .pdf file and perhaps it will have the part
    number there,and then you can research the tek site.
  6. Guest

    I have the TDS460A cal disk with the service manual .
    but its very old program that runs on dos , and i have compatibility
    problems ...

    maybe there is windows based program ? or a METCAL adj
    procedure ... ?
  7. msg

    msg Guest


    Sheesh, forgive my directness but be grateful that it _is_ a DOS
    program. Boot a PC to some version and DOS and be good to go.
    I am always grateful for a non-Windows version of any test and
    measurement software; the avoidance of Windows compatibility
    and stability and performance issues is a blessing.


  8. mike

    mike Guest

    You're obviously right for "proper calibration".

    But if all you need is non-traceable calibration, I've found the TDS
    series easier to adjust than the typical analog scope.
    Yes, you do need the cal sw and the gpib interface, but once you have
    that, all it takes is a power supply, dvm and a leveled oscillator.
    As I recall, the cal sw is quite descriptive about what to do.
    I didn't have to touch anything inside the scope, it's all done
    in sw. There are a lot of steps and it takes a while if you're
    setting up all the equipment manually.
    If you have what it takes to cal an analog scope of equivalent
    bandwidth, the digital is easier, IMHO.
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