I retrieved this page from Google's cache; the original at http://www.spies.com/~dd/TE/Tillman/TM500-Tillman.html seems to have dropped off the web, and it's only a matter of time before it drops out of Google's cache.

Mirrored here for its preservation; it's likely you could find a copy in Yahoo groups, too (although Google doesn't index there).

--C. Scott Ananian, 1-Feb-2005


Update! David DiGiacomo has emailed me with a pointer to his website, where this information (and more!) is safely hosted. Check out his Test Equipment Information page for more TM500/etc info (including a pointer to pictures of many of the modules listed below). I'm going to keep this page up here to spread the Google-juice around.

--C. Scott Ananian, 16-Mar-2005


Tektronix TM500 series and compatible equipment

Dennis Tillman

From: dennis@... (Dennis Tillman)
To: TekScopes@yahoogroups.com
Subject: TM500 products
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 10:05:26 -0700

>How many different types of modules were made in the TM500 series?
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My knowledge is by no means complete but here is what I know about the
TM500/TM5000 series:

In addition to the ones that appeared in Tek catalogs over the years
there were probably a hundred or more that Tektronix designed and used
in-house on their production lines for test and calibration of their
products. These in-house units usually have an 067-xxxx-xx number.
Finally there were several other companies that made plugins that fit
into the TM500/TM5000 mainframes. The most common non-Tek plugins seem
to come from Pulse Instruments, Spectracom, General Optronics,
Lasertron, Metrotek, Xetron, Ball/Efratom, Digital Audio Corp., and
Ballantine.

MAINFRAMES AND ACCESSORIES
TM 501 ONE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 501A ONE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 502 TWO COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 502A TWO COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 503 THREE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 503A THREE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 503B THREE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 504 FOUR COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 505 FIVE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 506 6 COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME, GET OPT. 2 INTERFACE
TM 506A 6 COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME, GET OPT. 2 INTERFACE
TM 506R RACKMOUNT SIX COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME
TM 515 TRAVELER PORTABLE POWER MODULE MAINFRAME, 5 SLOT
TM 5003 THREE COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME WITH GPIB
TM 5006 SIX COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME WITH GPIB
TM 5006A SIX COMPARTMENT POWER MODULE MAINFRAME WITH GPIB
013-0146-00 AM 501 AUXILIARY CIRCUIT BOARD KIT
013-0152-00 PS 501 & PS 503A FRONT PANEL CIRCUIT BOARD ADAPTER KIT
016-0362-00 TM-500 PLUG-IN STORAGE COMPARTMENT
016-0195-01 TM-500 BLANK PANEL
020-1611-00 REAR INTERFACE KIT (1 TO 3 WIDE)
020-1746-01 REAR INTERFACE KIT (4 TO 6 WIDE)
040-0652-01 CUSTOM PLUG-IN KIT, SINGLE COMPARTMENT
040-0754-00 CUSTOM PLUG-IN KIT, DOUBLE COMPARTMENT
040-0803-02 CUSTOM PLUG-IN KIT, SINGLE COMPARTMENT WITH ONBOARD POWER SUPPLY
067-0645-02 TM-500/5000 SERIES CALIBRATION FIXTURE PLUG-IN EXTENDER (FLEXIBLE)
067-1066-00 MI5010/MX5010 RIGID EXTENDER BOARD SERVICE TEST AID
067-0996-00 TM5000 CALIBRATION FIXTURE PLUG-IN GPIB EXTENDER (FLEXIBLE)
 
PLUGINS AND ACCESSORIES (FROM TEKTRONIX AND OTHER COMPANIES)
AA 501 DISTORTION ANALYZER
AA 501A DISTORTION ANALYZER
AA 5001 PROGRAMMABLE DISTORTION ANALYZER
AF 501 TUNABLE BANDPASS FILTER / AMPLIFIER, FILTERING TO 35 KHZ
AFG 5101 PROGRAMMABLEARBITRARY/ FUNCTION GENERATOR
AM 501 OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER
013-0146-00 AUXILIARY (BREADBOARD) CIRCUIT BOARD KIT FOR AM-501
AM 502 DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER
AM 503 CURRENT PROBE AMPLIFIER
AM503B CURRENT PROBE AMPLIFIER (HAS DIGITAL SCALE READOUT)
AM 503S CURRENT PROBE AMPLIFIER (I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE S IS FOR)
AM5030 AC/DC PROGRAMMABLE CURRENT PROBE AMPLIFIER (NOT IN ANY CATALOG)
AM 511 PREAMPLIFIER FOR USE WITH 7L12 OR 7L13 SPECTRUM ANALYZERS
CG 5001 PROGRAMMABLE OSCILLOSCOPE CALIBRATION GENERATOR
CG 5010 PROGRAMMABLE OSCILLOSCOPE CALIBRATION GENERATOR
CG 5011 PROGRAMMABLE OSCILLOSCOPE CALIBRATION GENERATOR
CG 551AP PROGRAMMABLE OSCILLOSCOPE CALIBRATION GENERATOR
DC 501 DIGITAL COUNTER, 7 DIGIT, 110 MHZ DIRECT COUNTING
DC 502 DIGITAL COUNTER, 7 DIGIT, 100 MHZ DIRECT, 550 MHZ W PRESCALER
DC 503 UNIVERSAL COUNTER / TIMER, 7 DIGIT, 100 MHZ DIRECT COUNTING
DC 503A UNIVERSAL COUNTER / TIMER, 8 DIGIT, 125 MHZ DIRECT COUNTING
DC 504 DIGITAL COUNTER / TIMER, 5 DIGIT, 80 MHZ DIRECT COUNTING
DC 504A DIGITAL COUNTER / TIMER, 6 DIGIT, 100 MHZ DIRECT COUNTING
DC 5004 DIGITAL COUNTER / TIMER, 6 DIGIT, 100 MHZ
DC 505 UNIV. COUNTER / TIMER, 7 DIGIT 225 MHZ DIRECT (MUST HAVE OPT. 1)
DC 505A UNIV. COUNTER / TIMER, 7 DIGIT 225 MHZ DIRECT (MUST HAVE OPT. 1)
DC 508 FREQ. COUNTER, 9 DIGIT, 10 HZ TO 1 GHZ DIRECT (MUST HAVE OPT. 1)
DC 508A FREQ COUNTER, 9 DIGIT, 10 HZ TO 1.3 GHZ DIRECT (MUST HAVE OPT. 1)
DC 509 UNIVERSAL COUNTER / TIMER, 8 DIGIT, 135 MHZ
DC 5009 PROGRAMMABLE UNIVERSAL COUNTER TIMER, 8 DIGIT, 135 MHZ
DC 510 UNIVERSAL COUNTER / TIMER, 9 DIGIT, 350 MHZ (MUST HAVE OPT. 1)
DC 5010 PROG. UNIV. COUNTER TIMER, 9 DIGIT, 350 MHZ (MUST HAVE OPT. 1)
DD 501 DIGITAL DELAY EVENTS COUNTER
DL 502 DIGITAL LATCH, 16 CHANNEL
DM 501 DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 4 DIGIT, 0.1% DC VOLTAGE ACCURACY
DM 501A DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 4 DIGIT, 0.05% ACCURACY, TRUE RMS, DB
DM 502 DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 3 DIGIT, 0.1% DC, DB AND TEMPERATURE
DM 502A DIGITAL MM 3 DIGIT, 0.1% AUTORANGING, TRUE RMS, DB, TEMP
DM 504A DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 4 DIGIT, 0.05% ACCURACY, TRUE RMS
DM 505 DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 3 DIGIT, 0.1% DC ACCURACY
DM 5010 PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 4 DIGIT, 0.015% ACCURACY
DM 511 DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 4 DIGIT, AUTORANGING
DM 5110 PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 4 DIGIT, AUTORANGING
DM 5120 PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL MULTIMETER, 6 DIGIT
DP 501 DIGITAL PRESCALER, 1.3 GHZ DIRECT COUNTING
FG 501 FUNCTION GENERATOR, 5 WAVEFORMS, .001 HZ TO 1 MHZ
FG 501A FUNCTION GENERATOR, 5 WAVEFORMS, .002 HZ TO 2 MHZ
FG 5010 PROGRAMMABLE  FUNCTION GEN., .002 HZ TO 20 MHZ, 4 DIGITS
FG 502 FUNC. GENERATOR, 5 WAVEFORMS, .1 HZ TO 11 MHZ, VCF AND GATED
FG 503 FUNCTION GENERATOR, 3 WAVEFORMS, 1 HZ TO 3 MHZ, VCF
FG 504 SWEEP FUNCTION GENERATOR, 3 WAVEFORMS, .001 HZ TO 40 MHZ, 
FG 507 SWEEPING FUNCTION GENERATOR, .002 HZ TO 2 MHZ
LA 501W LOGIC ANALYZER
MI 5010 PROGRAMMABLE MULTIFUNCTION INTERFACE
(MI 5010) 50M10 PROGRAMMABLE A-D CONVERTER FOR THE MI 5010
(MI 5010) 50M20 PROGRAMMABLE D-A CONVERTER FOR THE MI 5010
(MI 5010) 50M30 PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT CARD FOR THE MI 5010
(MI 5010) 50M40 PROGRAMMABLE RELAY SCANNER CARD FOR THE MI 5010
(MI 5010) 50M41 PROGRAMMABLE LOW LEVEL SCANNER FOR THE MI 5010
(MI 5010) 50M50 PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY CARD FOR THE MI 5010
(MI 5010) 50M70 PROGRAMMABLE DEVELOPMENT CARD FOR THE MI 5010
MX 5010 MULTIFUNCTION INTERFACE EXTENDER
MR 501 MONITOR, 2 MHZ X-Y BANDWIDTH, 10 MV/DIV
OA 5002 PROGRAMMABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR, SINGLE MODE FIBER
OA 5012 PROGRAMMABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR, 50 uM MULTIMODE FIBER
OA 5022 PROGRAMMABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR, 62.5 uM MULTIMODE FIBER (VERY RARE)
OA 5032 PROGRAMMABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR, 100 uM MULTIMODE FIBER (VERY RARE)
OA 522 PROGRAMMABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR, 62.5 uM MULTIMODE FIBER (VERY RARE)
OCP 5002 OPTICAL ELECTRICAL CONVERTER / POWER METER (VERY RARE)
OIG 501 OPTICAL IMPULSE GENERATOR, 850 nM
OIG 502 OPTICAL IMPULSE GENERATOR, 1300 nM
OR 501 OPTICAL TO ELECTRICAL CONVERTER, .01 TO 1,000 MHZ (VERY RARE)
OR 502 OPTICAL TO ELECTRICAL CONVERTER, .01 TO 1,500 MHZ (VERY RARE)
OT 502 OPTICAL TO ELECTRICAL CONVERTER, 850 NM
OT 503 OPTICAL TO ELECTRICAL  CONVERTER (VERY RARE)
OT 504 ELECTRICAL TO OPTICAL CONVERTER (VERY RARE)
PFG 5105 PROGRAMMABLE PULSE/FUNCTION GENERATOR (RARE)
PG 501 PULSE GENERATOR, 5 HZ TO 50 MHZ, SIMULTANEOUS + AND - OUTS
PG 502 PULSE GENERATOR, 10 HZ TO 250 MHZ, 1 nS TRANSITION
PG 503 PULSE GENEARTOR, 10 HZ TO 250 MHZ, 200 pS TRANSITION
PG 505 PULSE GENERATOR, 1 HZ TO 100 KHZ, 80 V OUTPUT
PG 506 CALIBRATION GEN., 10 HZ TO 1 MHZ, DEFLECTION ERROR READOUT
PG 506A CALIBRATION GEN., 10 HZ TO 1 MHZ, DEFLECTION ERROR READOUT
PG 507 DUAL OUTPUT PULSE GENERATOR, 5 HZ TO 50 MHZ
PG 508 PULSE GEN., 5 HZ TO 50 MHZ, INDEPENDENT RISE AND FALL, DELAY
PG 509 PULSE GEN, FIXED 25V 350PS RISE TIME OUTPUT (VERY RARE)
PG 5110 PROGRAMMABLE PULSE GENERATOR., .1 HZ TO 50 MHZ, 2 CHANNEL
PI 100A PULSE INSTRUMENTS 4 CHANNEL CLOCK GENERATOR
PI 110 PULSE INSTRUMENTS DUAL CHANNEL CLOCK PERIOD MULTIPLIER
PI 210 PULSE INSTRUMENTS 4 CHANNEL WORD GENERATOR
PI 451 PULSE INSTRUMENTS MOS/CCD DRIVER
PI 451A PULSE INSTRUMENTS MOS/CCD DRIVER
PI 454 PULSE INSTRUMENTS MOS/CCD DRIVER
PI 458 PROGRAMMABLE PULSE DRIVER
PI 702 DUAL BIPOLAR POWER SUP. (+/- 25VDC@50MA) AND 1 FIXED 5V @ 0.5A POWER SUP.
PI 720 PULSE INSTRUMENTS PROGRAMMABLE BIPOLAR DC SOURCE
PS 501 POWER SUPPLY, FLOATING OUTPUT 0-20 V, CURRENT LIMIT 0-400 MA
PS 501-1 POWER SUPPLY, SAME AS PS 501, READOUT BY PRECISION 10T POT
PS 501-2 POWER SUPPLY, SAME AS PS 501, READOUT BY DUAL RANGE METER
PS 5010 PROGRAMMABLE TRIPLE POWER SUPPLY
PS 502 DUAL TRACKING  POWER SUPPLY, 10-20 V OR 20-40 V
PS 503 DUAL POWER SUPPLY, + & - IND. CONTROLS, 0-20 V OR 0-40 V
PS 503A TRIPLE POWER SUPPLY, IND. + & - CONTROLS, DUAL TRACKING
PS 5004 PROGRAMMABLE PRECISION POWER SUPPLY, 0-20 V FLOATING OUT
PS 505 POWER SUPPLY, FLOATING OUTPUT 3-5.5 V, 4 A, OV PROTECTED
PTB-100 EFRATOM (DIVISION OF BALL) RUBIDIUM PRECISION TIMEBASE (VERY RARE)
RG 501 RAMP GENERATOR, 10 S TO 10 S RAMP DUIRATION
SA 501 SIGNATURE ANALYZER (A.K.A.067-1090-00)
SC 501 TRIGGERED SWEEP OSCILLOSCOPE, 5 MHZ, 10 MV/DIV, SINGLE TRACE
SC 502 TRIGGERED SWEEP OSCILLOSCOPE, 15 MHZ, 10 MV/DIV, DUAL TRACE
SC 503 BISTABLE STORAGE SCOPE, 10 MHZ, TRIG. SWP, 10 MV/DIV, DUALTRACE
SC 504 TRIGGERED SWEEP SCOPE, 80 MHZ, 10 MV/DIV, DUAL TRACE, X-Y
SG 502 RC OSCILLATOR, 5 HZ TO 500 KHZ SINE / SQUARE WAVE, LOW DIST.
SG 503 SIGNAL GENERATOR, LEVELED VARIABLE OUTPUT 250 KHZ TO 250 MHZ
SG 504 SIGNAL GENERATOR, LEVELED VARIABLE OUT, 245 MHZ TO 1050 MHZ
SG 505 ULTRA LOW DISTORTION OSCILLATOR, 10 HZ TO 100 KHZ SINE WAVE
SG 505 OPT. 01 ULTRA LOW DISTORTION OSCILLATOR WITH IM TEST SIGNAL
SG 505 OPT. 02 ULTRA LOW DISTORTION OSCILLATOR, FULLY BALANCED OUTPUT, 4:1 IM TEST SIGNAL
SG 505 OPT. WQ ULTRA LOW DISTORTION OSCILLATOR, FULLY BALANCED OUTPUT, WHAT DOES THIS OPTION DO?
SG 505 OPT. WR ULTRA LOW DISTORTION OSCILLATOR, FULLY BALANCED OUTPUT, 1:1 IM TEST SIGNAL
SG 5010 PROGRAMMABLE OSCILLATOR, LOW DISTORTION
SG 5030 PROGRAMMABLE LEVELED SINE WAVE GENERATOR, .1HZ TO 550 MHZ
SG 5050 LEVELED SINE WAVE GENERATOR 2.5 GHZ (TEGAM)
SI 5010 PROGRAMMABLE R.F. SCANNER
SI 5020 SWITCH MATRIX (VERY RARE)
SW 503 SWEEP GENERATOR, 1 TO 400 MHZ, DOT MARKER SYSTEM
TG 501 TIME MARK GENERATOR, 5 S TO 1 NS, TIMING ERROR READOUT
TG 501A TIME MARK GENERATOR, 5 S TO 1 NS, TIMING ERROR READOUT
TR 501 TRACKING GEN. (FOR USE WITH 7L12 / 7L13 SPECTRUM ANALYZERS)
TR 502 TRACKING GEN. (FOR USE WITH 7L12 / 7L13 SPECTRUM ANALYZERS) (NEWER THAN TR501)
TR 503 TRACKING GEN. (FOR USE WITH 492 AND 496 SPECTRUM ANALYZERS)
TVC 501 TIME-INTERVAL TO VOLTAGE CONVERTER (TEKTRONIX, VERY RARE)
WR 501 WORD RECOGNIZER WITH DIGITAL DELAY
015-0408-00 TEK PEAK TO PEAK DETECTOR (EXTREMELY RARE)
067-0645-02 TM-500/5000 SERIES CALIBRATION FIXTURE PLUG-IN EXTENDER (FLEXIBLE)
067-0690-00 HIGH RESOLUTION TEST GENERATOR (MONITOR RASTER GENERATOR)
067-0699-99 LCD MILLIOHM-VOLTMETER (VERY RARE)
067-0711-99 CALIBRATION FIXTURE CROSSHATCH / RASTER GENERATOR
067-0791-99 DIGITAL TEST UNIT (VERY RARE)
067-0843-01 DIGITAL EXERCIZER (USED WITH GMA101, GMA103, & GMA 125) (VERY RARE)
067-0845-00 DOT GENERATOR (VERY RARE)
067-0885-00 MICROWAVE COMB GENERATOR (VERY RARE)
067-0911-00 DIAGNOSTIC TEST INTERFACE (FOR THE 7854) (VERY RARE)
067-0916-00 VIDEO AMPLITUDE CALIBRATION FIXTURE (VERY RARE)
067-0918-99 MARKER FREQUENCY CALIBRATION FIXTURE (VERY RARE)
067-0938-00 CALIBRATION FIXTURE, PASSIVE NOTCH FILTER (VERY RARE), SG505 CAL FIXTURE
067-0996-00 TM5000 CALIBRATION FIXTURE PLUG-IN GPIB EXTENDER (FLEXIBLE)
067-1007-00 DIGITAL SWEEP GENERATOR (VERY RARE)
067-1037-00 SET UP/HOLD TIME TEST FIXTURE (FOR 1240/41 & DAS9100 LOGIC ANALYZERS
067-1039-00 PATTERN GENERATOR (VERY RARE)
067-1090-00 SIGNATURE ANALYZER (A.K.A. SA501)
067-1178-99 INPUT NORMALIZER / PROBE CALIBRATOR
NO NUMBER TEK TM500 RIGID PLUG-IN EXTENDER (VERY RARE) (THIS IS NOT A CABLE)
1434  TEK 1434 VIDEO NOISE GENERATOR (EXTREMELY RARE)
SC 5032 AMDATA, INC. SCAN CONTROLLER (VERY RARE)
CONTEL ASC TEST IDU TRANSLATOR (EXTREMELY RARE)
AMP4T DIGITAL AUDIO CORP. LAB AMPLIFIER (VERY RARE)
RCW320T DIGITAL AUDIO CORP. LAB SIGNAL PROCESSOR (VERY RARE)
DAC1024T DIGITAL AUDIO CORP. ADAPTIVE DIGITAL FILTER (VERY RARE)
DAC256T DIGITAL AUDIO CORP. ADAPTIVE DIGITAL FILTER (VERY RARE)
DAC4096T DIGITAL AUDIO CORP. ADAPTIVE DIGITAL FILTER (VERY RARE)
GENERAL OPTRONICS 13000 LASER TRANSMITTER (VERY RARE)
QLC LASERTRON QLC MASTER CONTROL (VERY RARE)
QLP LASERTRON QLP OPTICAL PULSE GENERATOR (VERY RARE)
QLX LASERTRON QLX LASER TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QLX-1000 LASERTRON QLX-1000 LIGHTWAVE 1500-1560 nm TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QLX-1290 LASERTRON QLX-1290 LIGHTWAVE 1291 nm TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QLX-1300 LASERTRON QLX-1300 LIGHTWAVE 1295 nm TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QLX-1310 LASERTRON QLX-1310 LIGHTWAVE 1308 nm TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QLX-1330 LASERTRON QLX-1330 LIGHTWAVE 1335 nm TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QLX-1500 LASERTRON QLX-1500 LIGHTWAVE 1554 nm TRANSMITTER (RARE)
QRX-700 LASERTRON OPTICAL TO ELECTRICAL CONVERT., .01 TO 340 MHZ (VERY RARE)
MD 702 MD 702 METROTEK DETECTOR RECEIVER, PEAK DETECTOR (VERY RARE)
MP 217 MP 217 METROTEK SQUAREWAVE PULSER (VERY RARE)
MR 101 MR 101 METROTEK RECEIVER (VERY RARE)
MR 106 MR 106 METROTEK RECEIVER (VERY RARE)
8131  SPECTRACOM FREQUENCY STANDARD OSCILLATOR (VERY RARE)
8150  SPECTRACOM PRECISION PHASE COMPARATOR (VERY RARE) 
8163 AND 8163M SPECTRACOM NBS FREQUENCY STANDARD RECEIVER (RARE)
8212  SPECTRACOM CHART RECORDER (VERY RARE)
TM-1 XETRON LINX COMB NOTCH FILTER PLUGIN TM-1 (VERY RARE)


Please send any corrections or additions to me and I will forward them to Dennis.

David DiGiacomo
david@slack.com