Tektronix unveils the 2 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

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Tektronix has announced the launch of the 2 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO).

The 2 Series MSO can be deployed seamlessly from the bench to the field and back, enabling new workflows on a scope. It is the first portable oscilloscope to offer benchtop performance and the Tektronix user interface. Weighing under 1.8kgs and just 38mm thin, the 2 Series MSO can fit into a small backpack delivering much greater portability.

The 2 Series MSO provides engineers with an easy to use 10.1” touchscreen display and the built-in capabilities of the optional Arbitrary Function Generator (AFG), pattern generator, voltmeter and frequency counter mean that users have much greater versatility built into one instrument – increasing what they can do while reducing the number of instruments to carry or purchase. Users also benefit from up to eight hours of battery power.

“This breakthrough product was a direct result of our proven Growth Accelerator innovation process and continued focus on our customers,” said Tami Newcombe, Tektronix President. “Our team worked closely with engineers to deeply understand their unique needs.”

The 2 Series MSO joins a line-up of other Tektronix oscilloscopes and engineers will be able to work using all these products. Providing the feel of a mobile device, debugging is faster and more intuitive. The coloured LED ring lights around the knobs indicate active sources or parameters to adjust or to indicate status.

With a variety of integrated options, the 2 Series MSO is equipped for advanced debugging in a single instrument, including:

  • Bandwidths from 70 MHz-500 MHz
  • Two or four analogue channel inputs
  • 16 digital channels (available with future software release)
  • 5 GS/s sample rate
  • Optional 50 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator
  • Built-in pattern generator, voltmeter, and frequency counter (features coming soon)
  • Optional battery provides up to eight hours of power

Natively integrated software tools allow engineers to collaborate, troubleshoot, and debug designs across time zones. The 2 Series MSO also includes TekDrive, a test and measurement data workspace in the cloud where engineers can upload, store, organise, and share any file from a connected device.

Users can also perform analysis on a waveform and save it back to the cloud for immediate viewing and feedback from peers.

The 2 Series MSO is designed for easy set up and immediate use. To extend and enhance the level of service, Tektronix has also included options to extend the warranty from one to three or five years.