University of Cape Town chooses Tektronix instruments for electrical training laboratory

Thanks to Tektronix and Comtest, UCT Physics students Now Enjoy Newly Refurbished Electrical and Electronic Engineering Facilities

COMTEST, local partner to TEKTRONIX, recently assistedthe University of Cape Town (UCT) physics department in refurbishing their electrical training laboratory.

All of the existing analogue oscilloscopes were replaced with 132 new Tektronix TBS1052B-EDU digital oscilloscopes.  These state-of-the-art instruments have the ability to load educational course notes and step-by-step guides for the students directly onto the scope, and as such, perfect for this application.

Under the direction of Physics Head of Department, Andy Buffler, a substantial investment was made to fully update the laboratory, just one of many steps taken by to keep UCT ahead of the times with their education practices.

A work station with Tektronix oscilloscope, function generator and power supply

The first practical run in the new laboratory was recently undertaken, where students were tasked with a practical test using the oscilloscope, function generator, power supply and some unknown resistors.

Comtest’s Cape Town manager, Kristo Engelbrecht says, “The equipping and refurbishing of UCT’s electrical training laboratory was a very satisfying project, knowing that the equipment supplied will do the tasks required, and even more besides.  We are confident that UCT’s physics students will be well-equipped for the work place by virtue of the cutting-edge Tektronix equipment installed in the electrical training laboratory.”

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