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Tektronix 5 Series MSO

Tektronix 5 Series MSO

The 5 Series MSO in an integral component in power supply measurement, design, and analysis. Whether you are measuring switching loss and safe operating area, bode plots, power supply rejection ratios, or in-circuit inductor and transformers and more, the 5 Series MSO is the perfect complement to your bench. See how you can use the 5 Series MSO for today’s most popular applications, like automated serial bus analysis and jitter analysis.

  • Description

    More than just a new display and user interface. A new standard.


    Get the big picture and take total control, with the 15.6 HD touchscreen display. Use the capacitive pinch-zoom-swipe touchscreen, front panel controls, or mouse to analyze and manage multiple signals without fighting through menus.


    Don't run out of channels.


    Available with 4, 6, or 8 FlexChannel inputs. Each can be used to look at 1 analog signal or look at 8 digital logic signals, just by changing the probe. Display any analog signal as a high-resolution waveform, a spectrum, or both at the same time, with independent acquisition controls for each domain.


    Let no detail go unseen, with up to 16 bits of vertical resolution.


    12-bit analog to digital converters deliver up to 16 bits of vertical resolution using advanced digital signal processing. See and measure small signal details, even if they're riding on large signals.


    Buy what you need now. Add on as your needs change.




    • Bandwidth up to 2 GHz
    • Record Length up to 500 Mpoints


    Digital Inputs

    • TLP058 Logic Probes each provide 8 digital channels


    Operating System

    • Add Windows OS to run PC software on the scope


    Signal Generation

    • Add a built-in Arbitrary/Function Generator


    Advanced Analysis

    • Serial Decode/Trigger support for key buses like I2C, SPI, USB 2.0, Ethernet, CAN, LIN, many others
    • Automated compliance testing for Ethernet, USB 2.0, and Automotive Ethernet
    • Advanced Jitter Analysis
    • Automated Power Measurement and Analysis
    • Power Rail Measurements
    • Inverters, Motors and Drives Analysis


    New features and options make the best scopes better

    NEW Options

    • Vector Signal Analysis
    • Manchester decoding
    • SDLC protocol decoding
    • MIPI D-PHY (DSI/DSI) decoding
    • SVID protocol decoding
    • eUSB2 protocol decoding


    Free upgrade on all instruments

    • Built-in programming command translator


    Free upgrades on instruments with advanced analysis options

    • Instruments with Advanced Power Analysis (PWR option) gain enhanced frequency response analysis


    NEW Application Bundles

    • New bundles offer more application coverage for less cost than individual options


    NEW PC Software

    • TekScope waveform analysis software for Windows


    What's in the box?

    • 1 passive probe per input channel:
      • TPP0500B (500 MHz) when you choose either the 350 or 500 MHz bandwidth option
      • TPP1000 (1 GHz) when you choose either the 1 or 2 GHz bandwidth option
    • 1-year warranty on the included probes
    • 3-year warranty on the instrument
    • Mouse, power cord and front cover with attached accessory pouch
    • Printed Installation Manual covers safety and basic operation
    • Comprehensive Integrated Online Help
    • Certificate of traceability
  • ​​​​​​​Specs at a glance

    Input channels

    • 4, 6, or 8 FlexChannel® inputs
    • Each FlexChannel provides:
      • One analog signal that can be displayed as a waveform view, a spectral view, or both simultaneously
      • Eight digital logic inputs with TLP058 logic probe


    Bandwidth (all analog channels)

    • 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz (upgradable)


    Sample rate (all analog / digital channels)

    • Real-time: 6.25 GS/s
    • Interpolated: 500 GS/s


    Record length (all analog / digital channels)

    • 62.5 Mpoints standard
    • 125, 250, 500 Mpoints, (optional)


    Waveform capture rate

    • >500,000 waveforms/s


    Vertical resolution

    • 12-bit ADC
    • Up to 16-bits in High Res mode


    Standard trigger types

    • Edge, Pulse Width, Runt, Timeout, Window, Logic, Setup & Hold, Rise/Fall Time, Parallel Bus, Sequence, Visual Trigger, Video (optional), RF vs. Time (optional)


    Standard analysis

    • Cursors: Waveform, V Bars, H Bars, V&H Bars
    • Measurements: 36
    • Spectrum View: Frequency-domain analysis with independent controls for frequency and time domains
    • FastFrameTM: Segmented memory acquisition mode with maximum trigger rate >5,000,000 waveforms per second
    • Plots: Time Trend, Histogram, Spectrum and Phase Noise

    • Math: Basic waveform arithmetic, FFT, and advanced equation editor
    • Search: Search on any trigger criteria
    • Jitter: TIE and Phase Noise


    Optional analysis

    • Advanced Jitter and Eye Diagram Analysis
    • Advanced Spectrum View
    • RF vs. Time traces (magnitude, frequency, phase)
    • Digital Power Management
    • Mask/Limit Testing
    • Inverters, Motors, and Drives
    • LVDS Debug and Analysis
    • PAM3 Analysis
    • Advanced Power Measurements and Analysis


    Optional serial bus trigger, decode and analysis

    • I2C, SPI, I3C, RS-232/422/485/UART, SPMI, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, SENT, PSI5, Automotive Ethernet,MIPI D-PHY, USB 2.0, eUSB2, Ethernet, Audio, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC`429, Spacewire, 8B/10B, NRZ, Manchester, SVID, SDLC, MDIO


    Optional serial compliance test

    • Ethernet, USB 2.0, Automotive Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet
    • DDR3 debug, analysis, and compliance test


    Arbitrary/Function Generator (Optional and upgradable)

    • 50 MHz waveform generation
    • Waveform Types: Arbitrary, Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Triangle, DC Level, Gaussian, Lorentz, Exponential Rise/Fall, Sin(x)/x, Random Noise, Haversine, Cardiac


    Digital voltmeter (Free with product registration)

    • 4-digit AC RMS, DC, and DC+AC RMS voltage measurements


    Trigger frequency counter (Free with product registration)

    • 8-digit



    • 15.6-inch (396 mm) TFT color
    • High Definition (1,920 x 1,080) resolution
    • Capacitive (multi-touch) touchscreen
    • High Definition (1,920 x 1,080) resolution video output


    • USB Host (7 ports), USB 3.0 Device (1 port), LAN (10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet; LXI Compliant), Display Port, DVI-D, VGA



    • Remotely view and control the oscilloscope over a network connection through a standard web browser


    Standard probes

    • One 10 MΩ passive voltage probe with less than 4 pF capacitive loading per channel



    • 3 years standard with optional Total Protection Plans



    • 12.2 in (309 mm) H x 17.9 in (454 mm) W x 8.0 in (204 mm) D
    • Weight: <25 lbs. (11.4 kg)
  • Typical applications

    Embedded serial bus analysis

    Serial bus decode and trigger options transform the 4 Series MSO into an indispensable tool for debugging serial buses with automatic decode, trigger, and search. Here are a few examples:

    • I2C, SPI
    • I3C
    • RS-232 / 422 / 485 / UART
    • USB 2.0
    • Ethernet


    Automotive Serial Bus Analysis

    Car designers rely on serial buses for error-free communications between ECUs, sensors and actuators. They can also rely on the 5 Series MSO, equipped with CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, PSI5 and SENT decoding to be able to get a synchronized view of their systems. The automated Automotive Ethernet compliance suite lets you test to the standard, without becoming a high speed bus expert.


    Jitter Analysis

    locks are the heart of every embedded system and digital communication link. Jitter and other clock distortion can impact system operation, and getting to the root cause can be challenging without the right analysis tools.



    • Standard phase noise, TIE, and frequency plots and histograms
    • Optional advanced analysis with jitter decomposition and clock recovery


    Power Supply Analysis

    Make reliable, repeatable power quality, harmonics, switching loss, safe operating area measurements and more with the automated power measurement and analysis package.



    • Power quality and harmonics
    • Switching loss and safe operating area
    • In-circuit inductor and transformer analysis
    • Multi-output efficiency
    • Bode plots and power supply rejection ratio


    Power Integrity and Power Management

    Today’s boards can have 20 or more power rails. Most of these are less than a few volts and have strict noise limits. Accurate measurements demand special attention.



    • Digital Power Management option automates ripple and turn-on/off measurements
    • Up to 8 analog input channels
    • Compatible low-noise TPR Series power-rail probes
    • Decoding options for SVID and SPMI


    3-phase Inverters, Motors and Drives

    The Inverters, Motors and Drives Analysis package performs stable power measurements on 3-phase PWM systems with ease.



    • Up to 8 analog input channels
    • 3-phase wye, delta, and single-phase wiring configurations
    • Comprehensive power measurements
    • Harmonics analysis
    • DQ0 measurements
  • Compare (New Gen Scopes)

      3 Series MDO 4 Series MSO 5 Series MSO 6 Series MSO
    Bandwidth up to 1 GHz up to 1.5 GHz up to 2 GHz up to 8 GHz
    Vertical Resolution 8 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits
    Display 11.6" HD 13.3" HD 15.6" HD 15.6" HD
    Inputs TekVPI FlexChannel / TekVPI FlexChannel / TekVPI

    FlexChannel / TekVPI

    Advanced Analysis

        Compliance / Jitter / Windows OS

    Compliance / Jitter / Windows OS

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