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The 240 can execute programs from an optional magnetic disk or paper tape, for example as installed in the [[S-3130]] testing station.
 
The 240 can execute programs from an optional magnetic disk or paper tape, for example as installed in the [[S-3130]] testing station.
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The 240 is essentially a 192 bit shift register, generally organized in 4 bit characters. Alone, it is able to completely control the plug-ins of a 568, and the type 230 Read-Out Unit.  The output can be expanded to up to 576 bits with the addition of 2 Type R250 Program Control Units.  The 240 is able to advance sequentially advance through program steps stored on either the paper tape or disk unit, with basic program control flow (stop or branch) available, driven by the status of the limit indicators on the 230. Each test can be programmed to be performed once or twice, in order to minimize the chance of errors due to transients. Each test contains the address of the next test, and a branch status simply adds one to that address.
  
 
==Manuals==
 
==Manuals==

Revision as of 20:05, 5 June 2018

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The Tektronix 240 is a pre-GPIB "Program Control Unit" introduced in 1968 for the Tektronix 568 scope and 230 readout. It can be extended using the R250 so that it can control other instruments such as the R116 or R293 pulse generators.

The 240 can execute programs from an optional magnetic disk or paper tape, for example as installed in the S-3130 testing station.

The 240 is essentially a 192 bit shift register, generally organized in 4 bit characters. Alone, it is able to completely control the plug-ins of a 568, and the type 230 Read-Out Unit. The output can be expanded to up to 576 bits with the addition of 2 Type R250 Program Control Units. The 240 is able to advance sequentially advance through program steps stored on either the paper tape or disk unit, with basic program control flow (stop or branch) available, driven by the status of the limit indicators on the 230. Each test can be programmed to be performed once or twice, in order to minimize the chance of errors due to transients. Each test contains the address of the next test, and a branch status simply adds one to that address.

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