Tektronix: The World's Standard in Digital Oscilloscopes

The digital oscilloscope is an indispensable tool for anyone designing, manufacturing or repairing electronic equipment. In today's fast-paced world, engineers need the best tools available to solve their measurement challenges quickly and accurately. As the eyes of the engineer, digital oscilloscopes are the key to meeting today's demanding measurement challenges.

The usefulness of a digital oscilloscope is not limited to the world of electronics. With the proper sensor, a digital oscilloscope can measure all kinds of phenomena. A sensor is a device that creates an electrical signal in response to physical stimuli, such as sound, mechanical stress, pressure, light, or heat. A microphone is a sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal.

Digital oscilloscopes are used by everyone from physicists to repair technicians. An automotive engineer uses a digital oscilloscope to correlate analog data from sensors with serial data from the engine control unit. A medical researcher uses a digital oscilloscope to measure brain waves. The possibilities are endless.

Not sure which Digital Oscilloscope is right for you?

You can learn more about the different types of digital oscilloscopes available, below. If you have questions, or need help deciding which digital oscilloscope is right for you, contact Tektronix for assistance.

Basic Oscilloscope Bench Oscilloscope Performance Oscilloscope




Fast, familiar, affordable digital oscilloscopes that are ready to go.

  • Design and Debug
  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing Test and Quality Control
  • Service and Repair

The next level in productivity. Fast, capable digital oscilloscopes for debugging mixed signal designs so you can do more in less time.

  • Embedded Design
  • Mixed Signal Design
  • Education and Training
  • Video Design
  • Automotive Electronics Design

Industry's best signal fidelity, verification and characterization capabilities help you shorten your design cycles. Fast, flexible in-depth analysis.

  • High Speed Serial Standards Testing and Compliance
  • Signal Path Analysis
  • Performance Mixed Signal Design
  • Memory/DDR
  • RF Measurements
  • Jitter

Interested in learning more?

Check out the digital oscilloscope tutorial support page to help you learn more about digital oscilloscope basics, concepts and applications. If you are looking for product support, visit the Downloads Finder page for product-specific information.

XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer

New to using oscilloscopes or just want a quick “refresher” on interpreting their specs? You’re in luck! We’ve condensed decades of oscilloscope expertise into a 60-page primer that includes:

  • Overviews of oscilloscope architecture, key controls, probe considerations, set-up and measurement techniques, and more
  • Clearly illustrated, easy-to-understand explanations to help you get up to speed quickly
  • Definitions of datasheet specifications to help you choose the best oscilloscope for your application
  • Quizzes and answer keys, so you can be confident you understand the material you’re reading
  • A glossary of oscilloscope terminology


XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer PDF