New oscilloscope provides added support for power integrity testing

14-01-2022 | Tektronix | Test & Measurement

Tektronix, Inc. has launched its newest version of the award-winning 5 Series mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO). With many enhancements, the 5 Series MSO provides even more versatility while continuing to offer high-fidelity waveforms, unique spectrum analysis capabilities and flexible signal access appreciated by engineers across the globe.

Built on the performance and integrity engineers rely on with the original 5 Series MSO, the B version incorporates customer-centric updates led by a new auxiliary trigger input that enables users to synchronise the oscilloscope to an external signal without consuming any of the four, six, or eight full-capability input channels. For the optional, built-in arbitrary/function generator, the maximum frequency output increases from 50MHz to a best-in-class 100MHz, providing higher frequency stimulus for measurements including Bode plots and impedance measurements. These new capabilities are indispensible for making fast, complete checks of power integrity on power distribution networks.

To serve the demands of engineers working and collaborating outside the lab, the new MSO works with new tools for offline analysis and cloud data storage. TekScope PC software analyses oscilloscope waveform data anywhere without tying up the oscilloscope. Controls are built into the scope to allow saving to TekDrive cloud storage with a single button press. Users can simply save waveform data to the cloud, enabling teams to work and collaborate almost anywhere in the world.

“Setting up our 5 Series MSO has been really intuitive,” said Wyatt Callister, associate test engineer, Product Support Development at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. “Digging through the menus on older oscilloscopes can be quite a headache, but the nice, large, informative buttons on this new scope have been really useful. I appreciate Tektronix’s ongoing developments and the improved features they just released.”

A faster processor makes controls yet more responsive and will support further, more complex measurement analysis in the future.

“We’re excited to offer the latest update to one of our most innovative products,” says Suchi Srinivasan, product line general manager at Tektronix. “The new 5 Series B offers users intuitive operations with advanced measurements that teams can use almost anywhere with our TekDrive cloud.”

By Natasha Shek