MSO increases processing power for quicker analysis and data transfer speed

08-12-2023 | Tektronix | Test & Measurement

Tektronix, Inc. has launched its 4 Series B MSO, featuring state-of-the-art measurement performance capabilities, unmatched user experience, and advanced analysis capabilities on all channels. Made for embedded designers who demand superior accuracy, versatility and ease of use, the MSO provides the same cutting-edge signal fidelity as the earlier version 4 Series with bandwidths from 200MHz to 1.5GHz, real-time sampling at 6.25GS/s and up to 16-bit vertical resolution. It also incorporates the same award-winning, made-for-touch user interface with an upgraded processor system. Customers will note that the MSO user interface is twice as responsive and supplies significantly accelerated advanced analysis.

"The 4 Series B MSO was engineered to enable designers to analyse their systems faster to combat time-to-market pressure," said Daryl Ellis, Tektronix Mainstream Portfolio general manager. "The user interface, designed for touch, is intuitive, informative, and now more responsive. With the 4 Series B MSO, our customers will be able to tackle 99% of their mixed-signal design challenges and actually enjoy doing it."

The MSO is obtainable with up to six input channels, making it ideal for three-phase power analysis, and exclusive Spectrum View supplies multi-channel spectrum analysis in sync with time domain waveforms. Along with accelerating front-panel operation, the upgraded processor system also speeds up remote operation. The MSO can be remotely accessed and controlled by employing a simple web browser, dedicated TekScope PC software, or custom program through a full programming interface. The MSO greatly enhances time to answer on over 25 serial decode packages for inter-chip, automotive, power, aerospace buses, and more. Also, it speeds up algorithms and plotting used in existing analysis packages for power supply measurements, motor drive analysis, and double pulse testing.

"This instrument provides accuracy and analysis capabilities that make it ideal for challenges faced every day by design engineers, such as signal chain debugging, power analysis, protocol analysis, and noise analysis – to name a few," shared Jeffrey Miller, 4 Series Product Planner. "What sets the 4 Series B MSO apart from the rest is the premier user experience and faster analysis capabilities."

To support that level of unparalleled user experience, the 4 Series B MSO has a 13.3" (1920x1080) HD display employing industry-leading optical bonding for a greater screen contrast and viewing angle. Along with its 12-bit ADC and high sampling rate, the MSO shows in-depth signal detail.

By Seb Springall