Tektronix FG5010 Programmable 20 MHz Function Generator

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Tektronix Catalog CostLow BidHigh Bidaverage
$5200 (1982-new)
$4400 (1985) (yes, the price dropped)
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$350.00 7/30/01 (buy it now) #1621187691 lcoppes
$271.66 8/10/01 #1623721237 fosters2
$257.56 9/5/01 #1632731195 jbarkley
$191.38 9/26/01 #1640420470 jsrlab
$305.00 10/2/01 #1643475887 jbarkley
$154.50 10/2/01 #1642832080 testequipment
$255.00 10/31/01 #1654470787 hv2drive
$305.00 1/2/02 #1682423706 testgear
$184.51 2/3/02 #1695655719 electron78
no buy (asked $450) 2/27/02 ps-icl
$270.00 3/24/02 #1714525813 fallen-idc
$200.00 12/20/02 #3101067333 tctronics.com (10 bids)
$192.50 1/8/03 #3104522992 ashleyspoppy (untested) (17 bids $10 start)
$300.00 1/15/03 #3106720717 elizabethbydesign (15 bids $10 start+rsrv)
$275.00 1/22/03 #3108265925 ridgeeq@erols.com (calibrated) (3 bids $49 start+rsrv)
$157.50 3/24/03 #2516063103 j.a. (tested & working) (13 bids $10 start)
$208.50 8/25/04 #3834604987 johnnycongo (19 bids $10 start) (tested-working)
$154.50 8/31/04 #3835782757 cieinternational (10 bids $10 start) (powers up ok)
$138.52 9/16/04 #3839097235 johnnycongo (14 bids $10 start) ("excellent"-photos show some operation)
$89.88 (+pack +ship) 6/26/07 #330137033650 jtsele (6 bids $9.99 start) (working-guaranteed)
$190.07 (+$10 ship) 7/2/07 #200123930040 surplusbuyers (17 bids $0.99 start) (untested)
$76.00 (+pack +ship) 7/9/07 #330143099413 jtsele (12 bids $9.99 start) (working-guaranteed)
$183.50 (+~$26 ship) 1/29/08 #220194820461 anainstr (10 bids $9.9 start) (shown working)
$83.00 (+$15 ship) 6/25/08 #350072364353 tugtug01 (16 bids $0.98 start) (untested)
$153.49 (+$15 ship) 6/26/08 #350072051895 tugtug01 (15 bids $0.98 start) (untested)
$173.98 (+~$13 ship) 4/11/09 #190298515731 testeq (13 bids $10 start) (turns on - appears operational)
$88.55 (+$14 ship) 8/3/09 #180390524748 cdhlc (7 bids $5 start) (appears to function properly)
$100.00 (+~$16 ship) 7/7/11 #160612615743 chipxs (4 bids $79.99 start) (powers up - freq. display shown)

  • 0.002 Hz to 20 MHz
  • Up to 20 V p-p from 50 Ohms
  • Sine, Square, Triangle, Pulse, and Ramp Waveforms
  • 10 ns Rise/Fall
  • 10% to 90% Variable Symmetry in 1% Steps
  • Trigger, Gate, Counted Burst
  • Phase Lock, with Autoscan
  • AM, FM, VCF
  • Waveform Complement
  • 0.1% Accuracy over full frequency range
  • Programmable DC Offset from 0 to 7.5 Volts in 10 mV steps


    Designed for use in the TEK TM5000 Series Mainframes, the Tektronix FG 5010 Programmable 20 MHz Function Generator is a highly versatile GPIB programmable instrument and also extremely easy to operate in the manual mode as well. All functions are addressable via the lighted fron-panel pushbuttons with nomenclature and functionality clearly designated. The ability to store ten complete front panel set-ups and recall them with only two key-strokes or by a single command over the GPIB reduces GPIB programming time and enhances stand-alone bench applications.