Tektronix adds new capabilities to 5 Series mixed-signal oscilloscopes

Tektronix, Inc. has expanded its family of 5 Series mixed-signal oscilloscopes (MSO), first introduced in 2017, with the launch of its 5 Series B MSO with new functionality, including added support for power integrity testing and enhancements for debug and validation. Key new features include an auxiliary trigger input, a 250-GB removable solid-state drive, and 100-MHz maximum frequency.

The new 5 Series B MSO offers several advances including a new auxiliary trigger input that enables users to synchronize the oscilloscope to an external signal without consuming any of the 4, 6, or 8 full-capability input channels. Tektronix also increased the maximum frequency output from 50 MHz to 100 MHz for the optional, built-in arbitrary/function generator, which enables higher frequency stimulus for measurements such as Bode plots and impedance measurements.

“These new capabilities are invaluable for making fast, thorough checks of power integrity ON power distribution networks,” said Tektronix.

Tektronix adds new capabilities to 5 Series mixed-signal oscilloscopesFor greater collaboration, the 5 Series B MSO offers new tools for offline analysis and cloud data storage. The TekScope PC software enables analysis of the oscilloscope waveform data anywhere. It includes built-in controls that allow users to save data to the TekDrive cloud storage.

Other new features include a faster processor, a brighter display, and a solid-state drive system that ensures all user data is stored on a 250-GB removable drive. In addition, a new history mode enables users to capture and easily review thousands of triggered events, said Tektronix.

Both the original 5 Series and the new 5 Series B MSO ship with low-loading passive probes with bandwidth up to 1 GHz. The scopes support a variety of probes, including power rail and optically isolated probes such as the IsoVu Isolated Probe to eliminate common-mode interference using optical isolation.

Since the launch of the original 5 Series, the company has released 16 firmware updates. Available now, U.S. price listing for the Series B MSO starts at $16,000 MSRP.

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