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Free Software: TekScope Utility

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Free Software: TekScope Utility

Post by Dave W » May 7th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have release my TekScope Utility to try to help make your life easier fetching data from Tektronix Oscilloscopes, including Windows based oscilloscopes and the new 3, 4, 5 and 6 Series oscilloscopes. With luck, this utility will avoid you having to write your own code!

Please read the description below for details. Download links can be found at the end of this post.

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This free software falls under the Tektronix Free Software Download Agreement (See below).

Free Software Download Agreement
This software is covered under the Free Software Download agreement. Not all free software has gone through Tektronix normal quality control or production processes, but is provided to users as an accommodation to respond to user requests. The free software is provided hereunder on an As-Is basis without any representation or warranty. Tektronix disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of intellectual property rights. In no event shall Tektronix be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages in any way arising out of or connected with the use of the free software.


Getting Support
NOTE: This software IS NOT an official Tektronix product and I am providing this software purely to try to make your lives easier. This means this is not a Tektronix supported piece of software. Do not try to contact technical support for help with this software. They will not help you!

If you need help using the program, please post your support request in the TekScope Utility Support forum thread.

If you find bugs in the program, please post your bug report in the TekScope Utility Bug Reports forum thread.

The threads linked above are the ONLY official locations for support request and bug reports. When you post in them I will be notified of your post by email. This is the only way you can ensure that I see your support request or bug report.


About this Software
TekScope Utility is a Free software utility designed for the transfer of data (screenshots, waveforms etc.) from Tektronix Oscilloscopes to the PC so they may be saved to the PC’s hard disk.

Features Include:
  • Transfer and saving of screenshots (hard copies) from scope to PC (.png, .jpg or .bmp)
  • Transfer and saving of analog waveform data from scope to PC (.CSV)
  • Transfer and saving of digital waveforms data from scope to PC (.CSV)
  • Transfer and saving of measurement data from scope to PC (.CSV)
  • Transfer of scope setups to and from the scope
  • Command console for interactive remote command sessions with instrument
  • Data Logging of scope data to PC over time
Prerequisites
Supported Instruments
The following Instruments are supported by this software.
  • TDS200 Series
  • TBS1000(B) Series
  • TBS1000B-EDU Series
  • TBS2000 Series
  • TDS2000(B)(C) Series
  • TPS2000(B) Series
  • TDS3000(B)(C) Series
  • DPO MSO 2000(B) Series
  • DPO MSO 3000 Series (Firmware Version 2.4 or Later)
  • MDO3000 Series
  • DPO MSO 4000(B) Series
  • MDO4000(B)(C) Series
  • 3 Series MDO
  • 4 Series MSO
  • 5 Series MSO
  • 6 Series MSO
  • DPO MSO 5000(B) Series
  • DPO 7000(C) Series
  • DPO DSA MSO 70000 (B)(C)(D)(DX)(SX) Series

Supported Interfaces
  • Asynchronous Serial (RS-232) COM Ports
  • GPIB (NI 488.2 compatible)
  • Ethernet (VXI-11)
  • USB (USBTMC)

Installation Instructions
  • Download the .zip file to your PC
  • Extract the .zip file to the location of your choice
  • Double-Click "TekScope Utility.exe" to run the application.


Download TekScope Utility

Version 1.2.0.7
TekScope Utility Release Notes v1.2.0.7.pdf
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TekScope Utility 1.2.0.7.zip
(433.64 KiB) Downloaded 517 times

Version 1.1.1.4
TekScope Utility Release Notes v1.1.1.4.pdf
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TekScope Utility 1.1.1.4.zip
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Version 1.1.0.1
TekScope Utility Release Notes v1.1.0.1.pdf
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TekScope Utility 1.1.0.1.zip
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Re: Free Software: TekScope Utility

Post by lars.winkelmann » July 11th, 2018, 6:21 am

Hi Dave,
can you add support for TekVisa Devices ?

Dave W
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Re: Free Software: TekScope Utility

Post by Dave W » July 18th, 2018, 4:04 pm

This program uses the IVI standard VISA.NET interface to keep the program VISA vendor agnostic. Unfortunately TekVISA does not contain a VISA.NET implementation hence why TekVISA does not work. TekVISA needs to be updated to support the VISA.NET interface.

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Re: Free Software: TekScope Utility

Post by Dave W » October 8th, 2018, 4:28 pm

New version 1.1.1.4 has been released. This maintenance release includes the following changes:
  • Added support for Series 6 MSO
  • Fixed FFT MATH waveform transfer failing on some models
  • Fixed issue with hard copy failing over Ethernet on TDS3000B Series
  • Other minor fixes/enhancements

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Re: Free Software: TekScope Utility

Post by Dave W » June 28th, 2019, 3:07 pm

TekScope Utility 1.2.0 Released
After much time sitting in development, TekScope Utility version 1.2.0 has been released!

This new version brings some major new features to TekScope Utility including support for fetching On-Screen Measurement data and Data Logging. Download it from the links in the first post in this thread.

Measurements
TekScope Utility Measurements Tab.png
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Data Logging
TekScope Utility Data Log Tab.png
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Change Log
TekScope Utility 1.2.0.7 includes the following changes:
  • New Feature: Fetch on-screen measurement data and save to .csv file
  • New Feature: Data Logger
    • Fetch and store scope data automatically on trigger, on timer interval or on both.
    • Stop logging data after time duration, specific date/time or manually
    • Stop logging data after a specific number of events
  • Added ability to automatically connect to an instrument at program startup via command line arguments
    • Create a shortcut to TekScope Utility.exe and add “-a <VISA Resource Address>” to the target.
    • Example: “TekScope Utility.exe" -a TCPIP::192.168.1.4::INSTR
  • Added support for TDS1000C Series oscilloscopes
  • Added support for new 3 Series MDO
  • Added support for new 4 Series MSO
  • Added support for new DPO71604SX and DPO71304SX models

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