Tektronix enhances 5 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

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Tektronix has launched the latest version of its 5 Series mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) with added support for power integrity testing and enhancements for debug and validation.

The 5 Series MSO, B version includes customer-centric updates led by a new auxiliary trigger input that lets users synchronize the oscilloscope to an external signal without consuming any of the 4, 6, or 8 full-capability input channels. For the optional, built-in arbitrary/function generator, the maximum frequency output increases from 50 MHz to a best-in-class 100 MHz, enabling higher frequency stimulus for measurements such as Bode plots and impedance measurements. These new capabilities make it possible to deliver faster and more thorough checks of power integrity on power distribution networks.

To serve the needs of engineers working and collaborating outside the lab, the oscilloscope works with new tools for offline analysis and cloud data storage. TekScope PC software enables analysis of oscilloscope waveform data anywhere, without tying up the oscilloscope and controls have been built into the scope to enable saving to TekDrive cloud storage. Users can save waveform data to the cloud, allowing teams to work and collaborate almost anywhere in the world.

A faster processor makes controls even more responsive and will support additional, more complex measurement analysis in the future

Additional features include:

  • A brighter display provides greater clarity, showcasing waveform detail from the instrument’s 12-bit ADCs.
  • A History Mode leverages the 5 Series B’s extended memory, allowing users to capture thousands of triggered events and easily review them to find events of interest.
  • Solid State Drive System ensures all user data is stored on a removable drive.

Both the original 5 Series and the new 5 Series B ship with low-loading passive probes with bandwidth up to 1 GHz, but also offer support for a wide range of probes, such as power rail and optically isolated probes like the IsoVu isolated probe, eliminating common-mode interference using optical isolation.