LPD64 Datasheet

6 Series Low Profile Digitizer

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Performance in numbers

Input Channels

  • 4 SMA inputs
  • Each SMA input supports Analog, Spectral (using DDC), or both simultaneously

Performance for EVERY Channel

  • Sample Rate: 25 GS/s
  • Bandwidth: DC to 8 GHz (optional)
  • Vertical Resolution: 12-bit ADC
  • Real-Time 2 GHz DDC (optional)
  • Record Length: 125 Mpts (std), 250 Mpts (optional)
  • Lowest-in-class Noise
  • Highest-in-class ENOB
  • Best-in-class channel-to-channel isolation

Real-Time Digital Down Converter (DDC)

  • Patented individual time domain and frequency domain controls
  • Up to 2 GHz capture bandwidth (optional)
  • IQ data transfers to PC for analysis (optional)
  • Frequency vs time, Phase vs time and Magnitude vs time plotting (optional)

Superior low noise, vertical resolution and accuracy

  • Low input noise enabled by new TEK061 front-end ASICs
  • Noise at 1mV/div: 54.8 uV @ 1 GHz
  • Input Range: 10mV to 10 V full scale
  • DC Gain Accuracy: +/-1.0% at all gain settings >1 mV/div
  • Effective Number of Bits (ENOB):
    • 8.2 bits at 1 GHz
    • 7.6 bits at 2.5 GHz
    • 7.25 bits at 4 GHz
    • 6.8 bits at 6 GHz
    • 6.5 bits at 8 GHz

Remote communication and connectivity

  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 port
  • USB 3.0 device port (USBTMC) up to 800 Megabits/second
  • LXI 1.5 Certified (VXI-11)
  • Easy remote access with e*Scope; just enter the instrument IP address into a browser
  • Award-winning user interface
  • Drivers: IVI-C, IVI-COM, LabVIEW
  • Support for VISA, MATLAB, Python, C/C++/C#, Sockets

Measurement Analysis

  • 36 standard measurements
  • Jitter Measurements (optional)
  • DDR Measurements (optional)
  • Power Measurements (optional)

Operating System

  • Closed Linux Embedded OS (standard)

Security & Declassification (option 6-SEC)

  • Password protect all user-accessible ports
  • Locks down the digitizer, prevents on-instrument user data storage
  • Meets the needs for top secret and high security environments



  • 2U (3.5 in./89 mm) tall & rack ready out of the box (standard configuration)
  • 17 in. (432 mm) wide
  • Fits into standard 24 - 32 in. (610 - 813 mm) racks
  • Air flow is left to right for rack setup


The 6 Series family

The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer (LPD64) represents the highest performance digitizer on all channels in its class. This high-speed digitizer has the functionality of a digitizer and the power of an oscilloscope, sharing a similar hardware platform as the 6 Series MSO.

The transition from a 6 Series MSO benchtop oscilloscope to a Low Profile Digitizer has never been easier for R&D engineers needing to move their code, test work and platform performance into manufacturing and automation. Both products support the same user interface, remote capability, performance characteristics and programming back-end to make this transition as simple and easy as possible. No need to rewrite test routines and development test cycle code!

For more information on the capabilities of the benchtop 6 Series MSO, including the award-winning user experience and the various analysis software options, please see the 6 Series MSO datasheet at www.tek.com/6SeriesMSO.







The Low Profile family

The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer expands the performance of the 5 Series MSO Low Profile by adding twice the number of Tektronix TEK049 ASICS in the same 2U footprint. Now with 25 GS/s and up to 8 GHz on all channels. Low Profile users now have the choice of extreme high channel count or extreme performance in the same rack form factor.

For more information on the capabilities of the benchtop 5 Series MSO Low Profile, please see the datasheet at www.tek.com/MSO58LP






Two 6 Series Low Profile Digitizers (left) and two 5 Series MSO Low Profile oscilloscopes (right)


Quick Comparison

6 Series Low Profile Digitizer

5 Series MSO Low Profile

Sample Rate 25 GS/s 6.25 GS/s
Analog Bandwidth Up to 8 GHz 1 GHz
RF (DDC) Span Bandwidth 2 GHz 500 MHz
ENOB @ 1 GHz 8.2 bits 7.6 bits
LXI compliance version 1.5  -
Rack Dimensions 2U 2U

Machine diagnostics for physics

Physics is constantly leading the world to exciting new scientific discoveries in both matter and energy. These experiments require digitizers and oscilloscopes with improvements in precision, accuracy, performance and density when monitoring target test points. The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer meets these requirements by bringing an industry leading performance, small form factor, Tektronix's class of reliability, easy remote accessibility, and award-winning user interface.







Common physics fields

  • High Energy (Particle) Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Condensed Matter

Research fields requiring single shot events or fast repetitive monitoring in their research labs; experiments like Photo Doppler Velocimetry (PDV), VISAR, gas guns, spectroscopy, accelerators and more. Many of these are diagnosing experiments and validating doppler shifts, phase alignments, beat frequencies, beam steering alignment or amplitudes. Doing this with reliable, high performance equipment is key for long term success.

Performance on every channel

Tired of turning on multiple digitizer channels and wondering what the sample rate, record length or bandwidth settings are? The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer has industry leading performance on EVERY channel, always. No compromises!

Key performance features:

  • 25 GS/s on ALL channels
  • DC to 8 GHz on ALL channels
  • Up to 250 Million samples on ALL channels
  • Up to 2 GHz RF DDC capture bandwidth on ALL channels
  • ALL channels fit nicely in a 2U rack-ready digitizer
  • 12-bit analog-to-digital converters
  • Best-in-class low noise
  • Best-in-class Effective Number Of Bits
  • Best-in-class channel isolation (crosstalk)







Spectrum View






Intuitive spectrum analyzer controls like center frequency, span and resolution bandwidth (RBW), independent from time domain controls, provide easy setup for frequency domain analysis. A spectrum view is available for each analog input, enabling multichannel mixed domain analysis.


It is often easier to debug an issue by viewing one or more signals in the frequency domain. Oscilloscopes and digitizers have included math-based FFTs for decades in an attempt to address this need. However, FFTs are notoriously difficult to use as they are driven by the same acquisition system that's delivering the analog time-domain view. When you optimize acquisition settings for the analog view, your frequency-domain view isn't what you want. When you get the frequency-domain view you want, your analog view is not what you want. With math-based FFTs, it is virtually impossible to get optimized views in both domains.

Spectrum View changes all of this. Tektronix' patented technology provides both a decimator for the time-domain and a digital down-converter for the frequency-domain behind each input. The two different acquisition paths let you simultaneously observe both time- and frequency-domain views of the input signal with independent acquisition settings for each domain. Other manufacturers offer various 'spectral analysis' packages that claim ease-of-use, but they all exhibit the limitations described above. Only Spectrum View provides both exceptional ease-of-use and the ability to achieve optimal views in both domains simultaneously.

Waveform and IQ data can easily be transferred from the 6 Series Low Profile to a PC using a variety of programming commands and API interfaces that come standard on all Tektronix 5 Series & 6 Series products.






Tektronix's TEK049 ASIC has a patented signal path enabling signals to travel from the ADC to both a traditional decimator (scope) and Digital Down Converter (DDC - RF) for independent control of both the time and frequency domains.



Behind the performance

The Tektronix-designed TEK049 ASIC contains 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that provide 16 times more resolution than traditional 8-bit ADCs. The TEK049 is paired with the new Tektronix TEK061 front-end amplifier with industry leading low noise that enables the best signal fidelity possible to capture small signals with high resolution.






Lowest in class noise enabled by new front-end amplifier


A key attribute to being able to view fine signal details on small, high-speed signals is noise. The higher a measurement systems' intrinsic noise, the less actual signal detail will be visible. This becomes more critical on a digitizer when the vertical settings are set to high sensitivity (like ≤ 10 mV/div) to view small signals that are prevalent in high-speed bus topologies. The 6 Series Low Profile has a new front-end ASIC, the TEK061, that enables breakthrough noise performance at the highest sensitivity settings.

In addition, a new High Res mode applies a hardware-based unique Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter based on the selected sample rate. The FIR filter maintains the maximum bandwidth possible for that sample rate while preventing aliasing and removing noise from the digitizer amplifiers and ADC above the usable bandwidth for the selected sample rate. High Res mode always provides at least 12 bits of vertical resolution and extends all the way to 16 bits of vertical resolution at ≤ 625 MS/s sample rates and 200 MHz of bandwidth.

Remote control made easy






Programming the 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer in a test rack for easy remote control has never been easier.


Automated test equipment and multichannel systems require robust programming capability and are often subject to rack-space constraints and/or speed restraints. The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer packs 4 high performance 25 GS/s channels into just 2 rack units and comes ready to mount in a rack. Each input can work as a precision analog channel and/or Spectrum channel with multiple remote interfaces that can be transferred over 1000Base-T Ethernet or Super Speed USB 3.0 ports to your local PC for further analysis. With the wide range of programming language support and GitHub repository, there are many ways to easily integrate your new digitizer into a test rack.

Key remote access features include:

  • 2 rack units high (3.5 inches) with rackmount attached
  • Easy web browser remote access and control
  • LXI 1.5 certified (VXI-11)
  • Ethernet and USB 3.0 (USBTMC) device port with up to 800 Mbps transfer rate
  • Programmers manual with 1000+ VISA commands
  • Programming support: IVI-C, IVI-COM, MATLAB, LabView, Python, VISA, Sockets, and more
  • Tektronix GitHub programming examples (https://github.com/tektronix/Programmatic-Control-Examples)






Easy remote control using e*Scope in a browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge


e*Scope is an easy remote viewing method of controlling a 5 Series or 6 Series oscilloscope or digitizer over a network connection through a standard web browser, in the exact same way that you do in-person. Simply type the instrument IP address into a modern browser and the LXI landing page is displayed, then select the Instrument Control to access e*scope. No drivers needed, it's all self-sustained with the browser, just like you were connected using the instrument screen or an attached monitor. Its fast, responsive and perfect for single or multiple instrument situations to visualize the data.






Easy remote control using e*Scope across multiple instruments by tiling browser tabs on a monitor for viewing








Synchronize multiple instrument channels within 200 ps using manual deskew and the Aux Trigger input


When synchronizing multiple instruments its important to have the smallest amount of skew between instrument channels to allow for data timing accuracy. Generally speaking this can be broken down into two types of skew; the part that comes from uncertainty between the aux trigger to analog channel, and the part that comes from trigger jitter. By calibrating out the effects of channel delay to the aux input we can reduce the amount of timing inaccuracy between instrument channels to just the jitter. This process is called deskewing an instrument.

Deskewing can be done to a reference channel that is simultaneously feeding a trigger edge (preferably over 1 Vpp) into the Aux Trigger input of multiple instruments and to the reference channel. When everything is adjusted, instrument to instrument channels can be within a very tight tolerance of only a couple sample points and within our specification of 200 ps. Whether you have 16 channels or 200 channels, all the data can be easily synchronized and analyzed.

Enhanced security option

The optional 6-SEC enhanced security option enables password-protected enabling/disabling of all instrument I/O ports and firmware upgrades. In addition, option 6-SEC provides the highest level of security by ensuring that internal memory never stores user settings or waveform data, in compliance with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) DoD 5220.22-M, Chapter 8 requirements and Defense Security Service Manual for the Certification and Accreditation of Classified Systems under the NISPOM. This ensures that you can confidently move the instrument out of a secure area.

Arbitrary/Function Generator (AFG)

The instrument contains an optional integrated arbitrary/function generator, perfect for simulating sensor signals within a design or adding noise to signals to perform margin testing. The integrated function generator provides output of predefined waveforms up to 50 MHz for sine, square, pulse, ramp/triangle, DC, noise, sin(x)/x (Sinc), Gaussian, Lorentz, exponential rise/fall, Haversine and cardiac. The AFG can load waveform records up to 128 k points in size from an internal file location or a USB mass storage device.

The AFG feature is compatible with Tektronix' ArbExpress PC-based waveform creation and editing software, making creation of complex waveforms fast and easy.

Digital Voltmeter (DVM) and Trigger Frequency Counter

The instrument contains an integrated 4-digit digital voltmeter (DVM) and 8-digit trigger frequency counter. Any of the analog inputs can be a source for the voltmeter, using the same probes that are already attached for general oscilloscope usage. The trigger frequency counter provides a very precise readout of the frequency of the trigger event on which you’re triggering.

Both the DVM and trigger frequency counter are available for free and are activated when you register your product.


All specifications are guaranteed unless noted otherwise. All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Model overview
LPD64 Low Profile Digitizer
Characteristic LPD64
Analog inputs
Bandwidth (calculated rise time) 1 GHz (400 ps), 2.5 GHz (160 ps), 4 GHz (100 ps), 6 GHz (66.67 ps), 8 GHz (50 ps)
DC Gain Accuracy 50 Ω: ±2.0% 1, (±2.0% at 2 mV/div, ±4.0% at 1 mV/div, typical)
50 Ω: ±1.0% 2 of full scale, (±1.0% of full scale at 2 mV/div, ±2.0% at 1 mV/div, typical)
ADC Resolution 12 bits
Vertical Resolution (all channels) 8 bits @ 25 GS/s; 8 GHz
12 bits @ 12.5 GS/s; 4 GHz
13 bits @ 6.25 GS/s (High Res); 2 GHz
14 bits @ 3.125 GS/s (High Res); 1 GHz
15 bits @ 1.25 GS/s (High Res); 500 MHz
16 bits @ ≤625 MS/s (High Res); 200 MHz
Sample Rate 25 GS/s on all channels
Record Length 125 Mpoints on all channels (standard)
250 Mpoints on all channels (optional)
Waveform Capture Rate >500,000 wfms/s (Peak Detect, Envelope acquisition mode),
>30,000 wfms/s (all other acquisition modes)
Arbitrary/Function Generator (option) 13 predefined waveform types with up to 50 MHz output
DVM 4-digit DVM (free with product registration)
Trigger Frequency Counter 8-digit frequency counter (free with product registration)

1Warranted specification, immediately after SPC, add 2% for every 5 °C change in ambient temperature.

2Warranted specification, immediately after SPC, add 1% for every 5 °C change in ambient temperature. At full scale is sometimes used to compare to other manufactures.

Vertical system
Input coupling
Input impedance 50 Ω, DC coupled

50 Ω ±3%


Input sensitivity range
50 Ω
1 mV/div to 1 V/div in a 1-2-5 sequence
Note: 1 mV/div is a 2X digital zoom of 2 mV/div.
Maximum input voltage

50 Ω: 2.5 VRMSat <100 mV/div, with peaks ≤ ±20 V (DF ≤ 6.25%)

50 Ω: 5 VRMSat ≥100 mV/div, with peaks ≤ ±20 V (DF ≤ 6.25%)

Effective bits (ENOB), typical
2 mV/div, High Res mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
4 GHz 5.9 
3 GHz 6.1 
2.5 GHz 6.2 
2 GHz 6.35 
1 GHz 6.8 
500 MHz 7.2 
350 MHz 7.4 
250 MHz 7.5 
200 MHz 7.75 
20 MHz 8.8 


50 mV/div, High Res mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
4 GHz 7.25 
3 GHz 7.5 
2.5 GHz 7.6 
2 GHz 7.8 
1 GHz 8.2 
500 MHz 8.5 
350 MHz 8.8 
250 MHz 8.9 
200 MHz
20 MHz 9.8 
2 mV/div, Sample mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
8 GHz 5.1 
7 GHz 5.3 
6 GHz 5.5 
5 GHz 5.65 
4 GHz 5.9 
3 GHz 6.05 
2.5 GHz 6.2 
2 GHz 6.35 
1 GHz 6.8 
500 MHz 7.2 
350 MHz 7.3 
250 MHz 7.5 
200 MHz 7.3 
20 MHz 7.6 


50 mV/div, Sample mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
8 GHz 6.5 
7 GHz 6.6 
6 GHz 6.8 
5 GHz
4 GHz 7.2 
3 GHz 7.4 
2.5 GHz 7.6 
2 GHz 7.7 
1 GHz 8.2 
500 MHz 8.4 
350 MHz 8.7 
250 MHz 8.8 
200 MHz 7.8 
20 MHz 7.9 
DC balance

0.1 div with DC-50 Ω digitizer input impedance (50 Ω terminated)

0.2 div at 1 mV/div with DC-50 Ω digitizer input impedance (50 Ω terminated)

Position range
±5 divisions
Offset ranges, maximum

Input signal cannot exceed maximum input voltage for the 50 Ω input path.

Volts/div Setting Maximum offset range, 50 Ω Input
1 mV/div - 99 mV/div ±1 V
100 mV/div - 1 V/div ±10 V
Offset accuracy

±(0.005 X | offset - position | + DC balance); Offset, position, and DC Balance in units of Volts

Bandwidth selections
8 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz, 7 GHz, and 8 GHz
6 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz
4 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, and 4 GHz
2.5 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, and 2.5 GHz
1 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, and 1 GHz
Bandwidth filtering optimized for
Flatness or Step response
Random noise, RMS, typical
50 Ω, typical


25 GS/s, Sample Mode, RMS
V/div 1 mV/div 2 mV/div 5 mV/div 10 mV/div 20 mV/div 50 mV/div 100 mV/div 1 V/div
8 GHz 158 μV 158 μV 208 μV 342 μV 630 μV 1.49 mV 3.46 mV 29.7 mV
7 GHz 141 μV 143 μV 192 μV 311 μV 562 μV 1.31 mV 3.11 mV 26.2 mV
6 GHz 127 μV 127 μV 165 μV 274 μV 489 μV 1.18 mV 2.71 mV 23.6 mV
5 GHz 112 μV 113 μV 149 μV 239 μV 446 μV 1.05 mV 2.42 mV 21.1 mV
12.5 GS/s, HiRes Mode, RMS
V/div 1 mV/div 2 mV/div 5 mV/div 10 mV/div 20 mV/div 50 mV/div 100 mV/div 1 V/div
4 GHz 97.4 μV 98.7 μV 124 μV 192 μV 344 μV 817 μV 1.92 mV 16.3 mV
3 GHz 82.9 μV 84 μV 105 μV 160 μV 282 μV 680 μV 1.62 mV 13.6 mV
2.5 GHz 76.5 μV 77.5 μV 93.8 μV 144 μV 257 μV 606 μV 1.44 mV 12.1 mV
2 GHz 68.1 μV 69.1 μV 83.6 μV 131 μV 226 μV 528 μV 1.28 mV 10.6 mV
1 GHz 54.8 μV 51.2 μV 63.4 μV 90.9 μV 160 μV 378 μV 941 μV 7.65 mV
500 MHz 39.7 μV 39.8 μV 48.1 μV 65.1 μV 115 μV 280 μV 666 μV 5.6 mV
350 MHz 33.8 μV 33.5 μV 40 μV 54.8 μV 94.3 μV 217 μV 560 μV 4.35 mV
250 MHz 30.8 μV 31.2 μV 36.1 μV 49.9 μV 80.3 μV 187 μV 482 μV 3.75 mV
200 MHz 25.3 μV 25.4 μV 29.7 μV 44 μV 70.7 μV 165 μV 445 μV 3.3 mV
20 MHz 8.68 μV 8.9 μV 10.4 μV 15.1 μV 27.5 μV 70.4 μV 158 μV 1.41 mV


Crosstalk (channel isolation), typical

≥ -80 dB up to 2 GHz

≥ -65 dB up to 4 GHz

≥ -55 dB up to 8 GHz

for any two channels set to 200 mV/div.

Horizontal system
Time base range
40 ps/div to 1,000 s/div
Sample rate range

6.25 S/s to 25 GS/s (real time)

50 GS/s to 2.5 TS/s (interpolated)

Record length range

All acquisition modes are 250 M maximum record length, down to 1 k minimum record length, adjustable in 1 sample increments.

Standard: 125 Mpoints

Option 6-RL-2: 250 Mpoints

Seconds/Division range
Record length 1 K 10 K 100 K 1 M 10 M 62.5 M 125 M 250 M
Standard: 125 M 40 ps - 16 s 400 ps - 160 s 4 ns - 1000 s 2.5 μs - 1000 s 5 μs - 1000 s N/A
Option 6-RL-2: 250 M 40 ps - 16 s 400 ps - 160 s 4 ps - 1000 s 2.5 μs - 1000 s 5 μs - 1000 s 10 μs - 1000 s
Aperture uncertainty
Time duration Typical jitter
<1 μs 80 fs
<1 ms 130 fs
Timebase accuracy

±1.0 x10-7over any ≥1 ms time interval

Description Specification
Factory Tolerance ±12 ppb. At calibration, 25 °C ambient, over any ≥1 ms interval
Temperature stability ±20 ppb across the full operating range of 0 °C to 50 °C, after a sufficient soak time at the temperature. Tested at operating temperatures
Crystal aging ±300 ppb. Frequency tolerance change at 25 °C over a period of 1 year
Delta-time measurement accuracy




 (assume edge shape that results from Gaussian filter response)

The formula to calculate delta-time measurement accuracy (DTA) for a given instrument setting and input signal assumes insignificant signal content above Nyquist frequency, where:

SR 1= Slew Rate (1stEdge) around 1stpoint in measurement

SR 2= Slew Rate (2ndEdge) around 2ndpoint in measurement

N = input-referred guaranteed noise limit (VRMS)

TBA = timebase accuracy or Reference Frequency Error

t p= delta-time measurement duration (sec)

1Dynamic noise is noise that appears with a signal applied (such as distortion or interleave errors).

Maximum duration at highest sample rate

5 ms (standard) or 10 ms (option 6-RL-2, 250 Mpoints)

Time base delay time range
-10 divisions to 5,000 s
Deskew range

-125 ns to +125 ns with a resolution of 40 ps (for Peak Detect and Envelope acquisition modes).

-125 ns to +125 ns with a resolution of 1 ps (for all other acquisition modes).

Delay between analog channels, full bandwidth, typical

≤ 10 ps for any two channels with input impedance set to 50 Ω, DC coupling with equal Volts/div or above 10 mV/div

Trigger system
Trigger modes
Auto, Normal, and Single
Trigger coupling

DC, HF Reject (attenuates > 50 kHz), LF Reject (attenuates < 50 kHz), noise reject (reduces sensitivity)

Trigger bandwidth (edge, pulse and logic), typical
Model Trigger type Trigger bandwidth
8 GHz Edge 8 GHz
8 GHz Pulse, Logic 4 GHz
6 GHz Edge 6 GHz
6 GHz Pulse, Logic 4 GHz
4 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 1 GHz: Edge, Pulse, Logic Product Bandwidth
Edge-type trigger sensitivity, DC coupled, typical
Path Range Specification
50 Ω path 1 mV/div to 9.98 mV/div 3.0 div from DC to instrument bandwidth
≥ 10 mV/div < 1.0 division from DC to instrument bandwidth
Line 90 V to 264 V line voltage at 50 - 60 Hz line frequency 103.5 V to 126.5 V
AUX Trigger in 250 mVPP, DC to 400 MHz
Edge-type trigger sensitivity, not DC coupled, typical
Trigger Coupling Typical Sensitivity
NOISE REJ 2.5 times the DC Coupled limits
HF REJ 1.0 times the DC Coupled limits from DC to 50 kHz. Attenuates signals above 50 kHz.
LF REJ 1.5 times the DC Coupled limits for frequencies above 50 kHz. Attenuates signals below 50 kHz.
Trigger jitter, typical

≤ 1.5 psRMSfor sample mode and edge-type trigger

≤ 7 psRMS≤ 2 psRMSfor edge-type trigger and FastAcq mode

≤ 40 psRMSfor non edge-type trigger modes

≤ 40 psRMSfor AUX trigger in, Sample acquisition mode, edge trigger

≤ 40 psRMSfor AUX trigger in, FastAcq acquisition mode, edge trigger

Trigger jitter, AUX input, typical

≤ 200 psRMSfor sample mode and edge-type trigger

≤ 220 psRMSfor edge-type trigger and FastAcq mode

AUX In trigger skew between instruments, typical

±100 ps jitter on each instrument with <450 ps skew; <550 ps total between instruments. Can be manually deskewed so channel-to-channel total skew is <200ps between instruments using AUX In.

Skew improves for pulse input voltages ≥1 Vpp

Trigger level ranges
Source Range
Any Channel ±5 divs from center of screen
Aux In Trigger ±5 V
Line Fixed at about 50% of line voltage

This specification applies to logic and pulse thresholds.

Trigger frequency counter

8-digits (free with product registration)

Trigger types
Positive, negative, or either slope on any channel. Coupling includes DC, AC, noise reject, HF reject, and LF reject
Pulse Width:

Trigger on width of positive or negative pulses. Event can be time- or logic-qualified

Trigger on an event which remains high, low, or either, for a specified time period. Event can be logic-qualified
Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again. Event can be time- or logic-qualified
Trigger on an event that enters, exits, stays inside or stays outside of a window defined by two user-adjustable thresholds. Event can be time- or logic-qualified
Trigger when logic pattern goes true, goes false, or occurs coincident with a clock edge. Pattern (AND, OR, NAND, NOR) specified for all input channels defined as high, low, or don't care. Logic pattern going true can be time-qualified
Setup & Hold:
Trigger on violations of both setup time and hold time between clock and data present on any input channels
Rise / Fall Time:
Trigger on pulse edge rates that are faster or slower than specified. Slope may be positive, negative, or either. Event can be logic-qualified

Trigger on B event X time or N events after A trigger with a reset on C event. In general, A and B trigger events can be set to any trigger type with a few exceptions: logic qualification is not supported, if A event or B event is set to Setup & Hold, then the other must be set to Edge, and Ethernet and High Speed USB (480 Mbps) are not supported

Visual trigger
Qualifies standard triggers by scanning all waveform acquisitions and comparing them to on-screen areas (geometric shapes). An unlimited number of areas can be defined with In, Out, or Don't Care as the qualifier for each area. A boolean expression can be defined using any combination of visual trigger areas to further qualify the events that get stored into acquisition memory. Shapes include rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, hexagon and user-defined
Parallel Bus:
Trigger on a parallel bus data value. Parallel bus can be from 1 to 4 bits (from the analog channels) in size. Supports Binary and Hex radices
I2C Bus (option 6-SREMBD):
Trigger on Start, Repeated Start, Stop, Missing ACK, Address (7 or 10 bit), Data, or Address and Data on I2C buses up to 10 Mb/s
SPI Bus (option 6-SREMBD):
Trigger on Slave Select, Idle Time, or Data (1-16 words) on SPI buses up to 20 Mb/s
RS-232/422/485/UART Bus (option 6-SRCOMP):
Trigger on Start Bit, End of Packet, Data, and Parity Error up to 15 Mb/s
CAN Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Start of Frame, Type of Frame (Data, Remote, Error, or Overload), Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, End Of Frame, Missing Ack, and Bit Stuff Error on CAN buses up to 1 Mb/s
CAN FD Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Start of Frame, Type of Frame (Data, Remote, Error, or Overload), Identifier (Standard or Extended), Data (1-8 bytes), Identifier and Data, End Of Frame, Error (Missing Ack, Bit Stuffing Error, FD Form Error, Any Error) on CAN FD buses up to 16 Mb/s
LIN Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Sync, Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, Wakeup Frame, Sleep Frame, and Error on LIN buses up to 1 Mb/s
FlexRay Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Start of Frame, Indicator Bits (Normal, Payload, Null, Sync, Startup), Frame ID, Cycle Count, Header Fields (Indicator Bits, Identifier, Payload Length, Header CRC, and Cycle Count), Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, End Of Frame, and Errors on FlexRay buses up to 10 Mb/s
SENT Bus (option 6-SRAUTOSEN)
Trigger on Start of Packet, Fast Channel Status and Data, Slow Channel Message ID and Data, and CRC Errors
SPMI Bus (option 6-SRPM):
Trigger on Sequence Start Condition, Reset, Sleep, Shutdown, Wakeup, Authenticate, Master Read, Master Write, Register Read, Register Write, Extended Register Read, Extended Register Write, Extended Register Read Long, Extended Register Write Long, Device Descriptor Block Master Read, Device Descriptor Block Slave Read, Register 0 Write, Transfer Bus Ownership, and Parity Error
USB 2.0 LS/FS/HS Bus (option 6-SRUSB2):
Trigger on Sync, Reset, Suspend, Resume, End of Packet, Token (Address) Packet, Data Packet, Handshake Packet, Special Packet, Error on USB buses up to 480 Mb/s
Ethernet Bus (option 6-SRENET):
Trigger on Start of Frame, MAC Addresses, MAC Q-tag, MAC Length/Type, MAC Data, IP Header, TCP Header, TCP/IPV4 Data, End of Packet, and FCS (CRC) Error on 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX buses
Audio (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Bus (option 6-SRAUDIO):
Trigger on Word Select, Frame Sync, or Data. Maximum data rate for I2S/LJ/RJ is 12.5 Mb/s. Maximum data rate for TDM is 25 Mb/s
MIL-STD-1553 Bus (option 6-SRAERO):
Trigger on Sync, Command (Transmit/Receive Bit, Parity, Subaddress / Mode, Word Count / Mode Count, RT Address), Status (Parity, Message Error, Instrumentation, Service Request, Broadcast Command Received, Busy, Subsystem Flag, Dynamic Bus Control Acceptance, Terminal Flag), Data, Time (RT/IMG), and Error (Parity Error, Sync Error, Manchester Error, Non-contiguous Data) on MIL-STD-1553 buses
ARINC 429 Bus (option 6-SRAERO):
Trigger on Word Start, Label, Data, Label and Data, Word End, and Error (Any Error, Parity Error, Word Error, Gap Error) on ARINC 429 buses up to 1 Mb/s
Trigger holdoff range
0 ns to 10 seconds
Acquisition system
Acquires sampled values
Peak Detect
Captures glitches as narrow as at all sweep speeds
From 2 to 10,240 waveforms
Min-max envelope reflecting Peak Detect data over multiple acquisitions
High Res

Applies a unique Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter for each sample rate that maintains the maximum bandwidth possible for that sample rate while preventing aliasing and removing noise from the oscilloscope amplifiers and ADC above the usable bandwidth for the selected sample rate.

High Res mode always provides at least 12 bits of vertical resolution and extends all the way to 16 bits of vertical resolution at ≤ 625 MS/s sample rates.


FastAcq optimizes the instrument for analysis of dynamic signals and capture of infrequent events.

Maximum waveform capture rate:

  >500,000 wfms/s (Peak Detect or Envelope Acquisition mode)

  >30,000 wfms/s (All other acquisition modes)

Roll mode

Scrolls sequential waveform points across the display in a right-to-left rolling motion, at timebase speeds of 40 ms/div and slower, when in Auto trigger mode.


Acquisition memory divided into segments.

Maximum trigger rate >5,000,000 waveforms per second

Minimum frame size = 50 points

Maximum Number of Frames: For frame size ≥ 1,000 points, maximum number of frames = record length / frame size.

For 50 point frames, maximum number of frames = 691,000 

Waveform measurements
Cursor types
Waveform, V Bars, H Bars, and V&H Bars
DC voltage measurement accuracy, Average acquisition mode
Measurement Type DC Accuracy (In Volts)
Average of ≥ 16 waveforms ±((DC Gain Accuracy) * |reading - (offset - position)| + Offset Accuracy + 0.05 * V/div setting)
Delta volts between any two averages of ≥ 16 waveforms acquired with the same oscilloscope setup and ambient conditions ±(DC Gain Accuracy * |reading| + 0.1 div)
Automatic measurements

36, of which an unlimited number can be displayed as either individual measurement badges or collectively in a measurement results table

Amplitude measurements

Amplitude, Maximum, Minimum, Peak-to-Peak, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot, Mean, RMS, AC RMS, Top, Base, and Area

Timing measurements

Period, Frequency, Unit Interval, Data Rate, Positive Pulse Width, Negative Pulse Width, Skew, Delay, Rise Time, Fall Time, Phase, Rising Slew Rate, Falling Slew Rate, Burst Width, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Time Outside Level, Setup Time, Hold Time, Duration N-Periods, High Time, and Low Time

Jitter measurements (standard)
TIE and Phase Noise
Measurement statistics
Mean, Standard Deviation, Maximum, Minimum, and Population. Statistics are available on both the current acquisition and all acquisitions
Reference levels
User-definable reference levels for automatic measurements can be specified in either percent or units. Reference levels can be set to global for all measurements, per source channel or signal, or unique for each measurement
Screen, Cursors, Logic, Search, or Time. Specifies the region of an acquisition in which to take measurements. Gating can be set to Global (affects all measurements set to Global) or Local (all measurements can have a unique Time gate setting; only one Local gate is available for Screen, Cursors, Logic, and Search actions).
Measurement plots
Time Trend, Histogram, and Spectrum plots are available for all standard measurements
Jitter analysis adds the following:

Jitter Summary, [email protected], RJ- δδ, DJ- δδ, PJ, RJ, DJ, DDJ, DCD, SRJ, J2, J9, NPJ, F/2, F/4, F/8, Eye Height, Eye [email protected], Eye Width, Eye [email protected], Eye High, Eye Low, Q-Factor, Bit High, Bit Low, Bit Amplitude, DC Common Mode, AC Common Mode (Pk-Pk), Differential Crossover, T/nT Ratio, SSC Freq Dev, SSC Modulation Rate

Measurement Plots
Eye Diagram and Jitter Bathtub
Eye Diagram Mask Testing

Automated mask pass/fail testing

Power analysis adds the following:

Input Analysis (Frequency, VRMS, IRMS, voltage and current Crest Factors, True Power, Apparent Power, Reactive Power, Power Factor, Phase Angle, Harmonics, Inrush Current, Input Capacitance )

Amplitude Analysis (Cycle Amplitude, Cycle Top, Cycle Base, Cycle Maximum, Cycle Minimum, Cycle Peak-to-Peak)

Timing Analysis (Period, Frequency, Negative Duty Cycle, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Pulse Width, Positive Pulse Width)

Switching Analysis (Switching Loss, dv/dt, di/dt, Safe Operating Area, RDSon)

Magnetic Analysis (Inductance, I vs. Intg(V), Magnetic Loss, Magnetic Property)

Output Analysis (Line Ripple, Switching Ripple, Efficiency, Turn-on Time, Turn-off Time)

Frequency Response Analysis (Control Loop Response Bode Plot, Power Supply Rejection Ratio, Impedance)

Measurement Plots
Harmonics Bar Graph, Switching Loss Trajectory Plot, and Safe Operating Area
Digital Power Management adds the following:

Ripple Analysis (Ripple)

Transient Analysis (Overshoot, Undershoot)

Power Sequence Analysis (Turn-on, Turn-off)

DDR3/LPDDR3 memory debug and analysis option (6-DBDDR3) adds the following:

Amplitude Measurements (AOS, AUS, Vix(ac), AOS Per tCK, AUS Per tCK, AOS Per UI, AUS Per UI)

Time Measurements (tRPRE, tWPRE, tPST, Hold Diff, Setup Diff, tCH(avg), tCK(avg), tCL(avg), tCH(abs), tCL(abs), tJIT(duty), tJIT(per), tJIT(cc), tERR(n), tERR(m-n), tDQSCK, tCMD-CMD, tCKSRE, tCKSRX)

Waveform math
Number of math waveforms
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide waveforms and scalars
Algebraic expressions
Define extensive algebraic expressions including waveforms, scalars, user-adjustable variables, and results of parametric measurements. Perform math on math using complex equations. For example (Integral (CH1 - Mean(CH1)) X 1.414 X VAR1)
Math functions
Invert, Integrate, Differentiate, Square Root, Exponential, Log 10, Log e, Abs, Ceiling, Floor, Min, Max, Degrees, Radians, Sin, Cos, Tan, ASin, ACos, and ATan
Boolean result of comparison >, <, ≥, ≤, =, and ≠
Filtering function
User-definable filters. Users specify a file containing the coefficients of the filter
FFT functions
Spectral Magnitude and Phase, and Real and Imaginary Spectra
FFT vertical units

Magnitude: Linear and Log (dBm)

Phase: Degrees, Radians, and Group Delay

FFT window functions
Hanning, Rectangular, Hamming, Blackman-Harris, Flattop2, Gaussian, Kaiser-Bessel, and TekExp
Spectrum View
Center Frequency
Limited by instrument analog bandwidth
74.5 Hz – 1.25 GHz (standard)

74.5 Hz – 2 GHz (option 6-SV-BW-1)

Coarse adjustment in a 1-2-5 sequence

RF vs. Time Traces
Magnitude vs. time, Frequency vs. time, Phase vs. Time
Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)
93 μHz to 62.5 MHz

93 μHz to 100 MHz (option 6-SV-BW-1)

Window types and factors
Window type Factor
Blackman-Harris 1.90 
Flat-Top 2  3.77 
Hamming 1.30 
Hanning 1.44 
Kaiser-Bessel 2.23 
Rectangular 0.89 
Spectrum Time
FFT Window Factor / RBW
Reference level
Reference level is automatically set by the analog channel Volts/div setting

Setting range: -42 dBm to +44 dBm

Vertical Position
-100 divs to +100 divs
Vertical units
dBm, dBµW, dBmV, dBµV, dBmA, dBµA
Number of searches
Search types

Search through long records to find all occurrences of user specified criteria including edges, pulse widths, timeouts, runt pulses, window violations, logic patterns, setup & hold violations, rise/fall times, and bus protocol events. Search results can be viewed in the Waveform View or in the Results table.

Display type
External monitor
1,920 horizontal × 1,080 vertical pixels (High Definition)
Display modes

Overlay: traditional oscilloscope display where traces overlay each other

Stacked: display mode where each waveform is placed in its own slice and can take advantage of the full ADC range while still being visually separated from other waveforms. Groups of channels can also be overlaid within a slice to simplify visual comparison of signals.

Horizontal and vertical zooming is supported in all waveform and plot views.
Sin(x)/x and Linear
Waveform styles
Vectors, dots, variable persistence, and infinite persistence
Movable and fixed graticules, selectable between Grid, Time, Full, and None
Color palettes
Normal and inverted for screen captures

Individual waveform colors are user-selectable

YT, XY, and XYZ
Local Language User Interface
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean
Local Language Help
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
Arbitrary-Function Generator optional
Function types
Arbitrary, sine, square, pulse, ramp, triangle, DC level, Gaussian, Lorentz, exponential rise/fall, sin(x)/x, random noise, Haversine, Cardiac
Amplitude range
Values are peak-to-peak voltages
Waveform 50 Ω 1 MΩ
Arbitrary 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Sine 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Square 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Pulse 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Ramp 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Triangle 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Gaussian 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Lorentz 10 mV to 1.2 V 20 mV to 2.4 V
Exponential Rise 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Exponential Fall 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Sine(x)/x 10 mV to 1.5 V 20 mV to 3.0 V
Random Noise 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Haversine 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Cardiac 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Sine waveform
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 50 MHz
Frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency accuracy
130 ppm (frequency ≤ 10 kHz), 50 ppm (frequency > 10 kHz)

This is for Sine, Ramp, Square and Pulse waveforms only.

Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z; 10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω
Amplitude flatness, typical

±0.5 dB at 1 kHz

±1.5 dB at 1 kHz for < 20 mVppamplitudes

Total harmonic distortion, typical

1% for amplitude ≥ 200 mVppinto 50 Ω load

2.5% for amplitude > 50 mV AND < 200 mVppinto 50 Ω load

This is for Sine wave only.

Spurious free dynamic range, typical

40 dB (Vpp≥ 0.1 V); 30 dB (Vpp≥ 0.02 V), 50 Ω load

Square and pulse waveform
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 25 MHz
Frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency accuracy
130 ppm (frequency ≤ 10 kHz), 50 ppm (frequency > 10 kHz)
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z; 10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω
Duty cycle range
10% - 90% or 10 ns minimum pulse, whichever is larger

Minimum pulse time applies to both on and off time, so maximum duty cycle will reduce at higher frequencies to maintain 10 ns off time

Duty cycle resolution
Minimum pulse width, typical
10 ns. This is the minimum time for either on or off duration.
Rise/Fall time, typical
5 ns, 10% - 90%
Pulse width resolution
100 ps
Overshoot, typical
< % for signal steps greater than 100 mVpp

This applies to overshoot of the positive-going transition (+overshoot) and of the negative-going (-overshoot) transition

Asymmetry, typical
±1% ±5 ns, at 50% duty cycle
Jitter, typical
< 60 ps TIERMS, ≥ 100 mVpp amplitude, 40%-60% duty cycle
Ramp and triangle waveform
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 500 kHz
Frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency accuracy
130 ppm (frequency ≤ 10 kHz), 50 ppm (frequency > 10 kHz)
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z; 10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω
Variable symmetry
0% - 100%
Symmetry resolution
DC level range

±2.5 V into Hi-Z

±1.25 V into 50 Ω

Random noise amplitude range

20 mVppto 5 Vppinto Hi-Z

10 mVppto 2.5 Vppinto 50 Ω

Maximum frequency
2 MHz
Gaussian pulse, Haversine, and Lorentz pulse
Maximum frequency
5 MHz
Lorentz pulse
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 5 MHz
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 2.4 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVppto 1.2 Vppinto 50 Ω

Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 500 kHz
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVppto 2.5 Vppinto 50 Ω

Memory depth
1 to 128 k
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVppto 2.5 Vppinto 50 Ω

Repetition rate
0.1 Hz to 25 MHz
Sample rate
250 MS/s
Signal amplitude accuracy
±[ (1.5% of peak-to-peak amplitude setting) + (1.5% of absolute DC offset setting) + 1 mV ] (frequency = 1 kHz)
Signal amplitude resolution

1 mV (Hi-Z)

500 μV (50 Ω)

Sine and ramp frequency accuracy

130 ppm (frequency ≤10 kHz)

50 ppm (frequency >10 kHz)

DC offset range

±2.5 V into Hi-Z

±1.25 V into 50 Ω

DC offset resolution

1 mV (Hi-Z)

500 μV (50 Ω)

DC offset accuracy

±[ (1.5% of absolute offset voltage setting) + 1 mV ]

Add 3 mV of uncertainty per 10 °C change from 25 °C ambient

Digital volt meter (DVM)
Measurement types

DC, ACRMS+DC, ACRMS, Trigger frequency count

Voltage resolution
4 digits
Voltage accuracy

±((1.5% * |reading - offset - position|) + (0.5% * |(offset - position)|) + (0.1 * Volts/div))

De-rated at 0.100%/°C of |reading - offset - position| above 30 °C

Signal ± 5 divisions from screen center


± 3% (40 Hz to 1 kHz) with no harmonic content outside 40 Hz to 1 kHz

AC, typical: ± 2% (20 Hz to 10 kHz)

For AC measurements, the input channel vertical settings must allow the VPPinput signal to cover between 4 and 10 divisions and must be fully visible on the screen

Trigger frequency counter



±(1 count + time base accuracy * input frequency)

The signal must be at least 8 mVppor 2 div, whichever is greater.

Maximum input frequency

10 Hz to maximum bandwidth of the analog channel

The signal must be at least 8 mVppor 2 div, whichever is greater.

Processor system
Host processor
Intel i5-4400E, 2.7 GHz, 64-bit, dual core processor
Internal storage
≥ 80 GB. Form factor is an 80 mm m.2 card with a SATA-3 interface


Operating system
Closed Embedded OS. No access to OS file system.
Input-Output ports
DisplayPort connector

A 20-pin DisplayPort connector; connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector

DVI connector

A 29-pin DVI-I connector; connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector


DB-15 female connector; connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector

Probe compensator signal, typical


Connectors are located on the lower front right of the instrument
0 to 2.5 V
1 kHz
Source impedance:
1 kΩ
External reference input
The time-base system can phase lock to an external 10 MHz reference signal .

There are two ranges for the reference clock.

The instrument can accept a high-accuracy reference clock of 10 MHz ±2 ppm or a lower-accuracy reference clock of 10 MHz ±1 kppm.

USB interface (Host, Device ports)

Front panel USB Host ports: Two USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports, one USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port

Rear panel USB Host ports: Two USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports, two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports

Rear panel USB Device port: One USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device port providing USBTMC support and up to 800 Mbps transfer speeds

Ethernet interface
10/100/1000 Mb/s
Auxiliary output

Rear-panel BNC connector. Output can be configured to provide a positive or negative pulse out when the oscilloscope triggers, the internal oscilloscope reference clock out, or an AFG sync pulse

Characteristic Limits
Vout (HI) ≥ 2.5 V open circuit; ≥ 1.0 V into a 50 Ω load to ground
Vout (LO) ≤ 0.7 V into a load of ≤ 4 mA; ≤0.25 V into a 50 Ω load to ground
Kensington-style lock
Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington-style lock

Class: LXI 2016 

Version: 1.5 

Power source
Power consumption

360 Watts maximum

Source voltage
100 - 240 V ±10% at 50 Hz to 60 Hz

115 V ±10% at 400 Hz

Physical characteristics

Height: 3.44 in (87.3 mm)

Width: 17.01 in (432 mm)

Depth: 23.85 in (605.7 mm)

Fits rack depths from 24 inches to 32 inches


29.4 lbs (13.34 kg)

The clearance requirement for adequate cooling is 2.0 in (50.8 mm) on the left and right sides of the instrument. Air flows from left to right through the instrument.
Rackmount configuration
2U rack mount kit is included as standard configuration
Environmental specifications
+0 °C to +50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)

-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)


5% to 90% relative humidity (% RH) at up to +40 °C

5% to RH above +40 °C up to +50 °C, noncondensing


5% to 90% relative humidity (% RH) at up to +60 °C, noncondensing

Up to 3,000 meters (9,843 feet)
Up to 12,000 meters (39,370 feet)
EMC Environmental and Safety

CE marked for the European Union and CSA approved for the USA and Canada

RoHS compliant

IVI driver

Provides a standard instrument programming interface for common applications such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft .NET, and MATLAB. Compatible with Python, C/C++/C# and many other languages through VISA.


Enables control of the oscilloscope over a network connection through a standard web browser. Simply enter the IP address or network name of the oscilloscope and a web page will be served to the browser. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements, and screen images or make live control changes to settings on the oscilloscope directly from the web browser.

LXI Web interface

Connect to the oscilloscope through a standard Web browser by simply entering the oscilloscope's IP address or network name in the address bar of the browser. The Web interface enables viewing of instrument status and configuration, status and modification of network settings, and instrument control through the e*Scope web-based remote control. All web interaction conforms to LXI specification, version 1.5.

Programming Examples

Programming with the 5 & 6 Series platforms has never been easier. With a programmers manual and a GitHub site you have many commands and examples to help you get started remotely automating your instrument. Seehttps://github.com/tektronix/Programmatic-Control-Examples.

Ordering Information

Use the following steps to select the appropriate instrument and options for your measurement needs.

Step 1
Start by selecting the model.
Model Number of channels
Each model includes
Rackmount attachments installed
Installation and safety manual (translated in English, French, German)
Embedded Help
Power cord
Calibration certificate documenting traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001/ISO17025 quality system registration
One-year warranty covering all parts and labor on the instrument.
Step 2
Configure your Low Profile Digitizer by selecting the analog channel bandwidth you need
Choose the bandwidth you need today by choosing one of these bandwidth options. You can upgrade it later by purchasing an upgrade option.
Bandwidth Option Bandwidth
6-BW-1000  1 GHz
6-BW-2500  2.5 GHz
6-BW-4000  4 GHz
6-BW-6000  6 GHz
6-BW-8000  8 GHz
Step 3
Add instrument functionality
Instrument functionality can be ordered with the instrument or later as an upgrade kit.
Instrument Option Built-in Functionality
6-RL-2  Extend record length from 125 Mpoints/channel to 250 Mpoints/channel
6-AFG Add Arbitrary / Function Generator
Step 4
Add optional serial bus triggering, decode, and search capabilities
Choose the serial support you need today by choosing from these serial analysis options. You can upgrade later by purchasing an upgrade kit.
Instrument Option Serial Buses Supported
6-SRAERO Aerospace (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429)
6-SRAUDIO Audio (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM)
6-SRAUTO Automotive (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and CAN symbolic decoding)
6-SRAUTOEN1 100BASE-T1 Automotive Ethernet serial analysis
6-SRAUTOSEN Automotive sensor (SENT)
6-SRCOMP Computer (RS-232/422/485/UART)
6-SREMBD Embedded (I2C, SPI)
6-SRENET Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
6-SRI3C MIPI I3C (I3C decode and search only)
6-SRPM Power Management (SPMI)
6-SRSPACEWIRE Spacewire serial analysis
Step 5
Add optional memory analysis
Instrument Option Advanced Analysis
6-DBDDR3 DDR3 and LPDDR3 Debug and Analysis
Step 6
Add optional analysis capabilities
Instrument Option Advanced Analysis
6-DJA Advanced Jitter and Eye Analysis
6-PWR Power Measurement and Analysis
6-DPM Digital Power Management
6-SV-RFVT Spectrum View RF versus Time Analysis and remote IQ data transferring
6-SV-BW-1  Increase Spectrum View Capture Bandwidth to 2 GHz
6-PAM3 PAM3 analysis
Step 7
Add accessories
Optional Accessory Description
020-3180-xx Benchtop conversion kit including four (4) instrument feet and a strap handle
016-2139-xx Hard transit case with handles and wheels for easy transportation
003-1929-xx SMA 8-lb Torque Wrench for connecting SMA cables
174-6211-xx 2x Matched SMA cables (within 1 pS)
174-6212-xx 4x Matched SMA cables (within 1 pS)
174-6215-00  Power Divider, 2-way, 50 Ohm, DC-18 GHz
174-6214-00  Power Divider, 4-way, 50 Ohm, DC-18 GHz
GPIB to Ethernet adapter Order model 4865B (GPIB to Ethernet to Instrument Interface) directly from ICS Electronics
Step 8
Select power cord option
Power Cord Option Description
A0 North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Includes mechanism that retains power cord to instrument
A1 Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
A2 United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
A3 Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
A5 Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
A6 Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
A10 China power plug (50 Hz)
A11 India power plug (50 Hz)
A12 Brazil power plug (60 Hz)
A99 No power cord
Step 9
Add extended service and calibration options
Service Option Description
G3 Three Year Gold Care Plan. Includes expedited repair of all product failures including ESD and EOS, access to a loaner product during repair or advanced exchange to reduce downtime, priority access to Customer Support among others.
G5 Five Year Gold Care Plan. Includes expedited repair of all product failures including ESD and EOS, access to a loaner product during repair or advanced exchange to reduce downtime, priority access to Customer Support among others.
R3 Standard Warranty Extended to 3 Years. Covers parts, labor and 2-day shipping within country. Guarantees faster repair time than without coverage. All repairs include calibration and updates. Hassle free - a single call starts the process.
R5 Standard Warranty Extended to 5 Years. Covers parts, labor and 2-day shipping within country. Guarantees faster repair time than without coverage. All repairs include calibration and updates. Hassle free - a single call starts the process.
C3 Calibration service 3 Years. Includes traceable calibration or functional verification where applicable, for recommended calibrations. Coverage includes the initial calibration plus 2 years calibration coverage.
C5 Calibration service 5 Years. Includes traceable calibration or functional verification where applicable, for recommended calibrations. Coverage includes the initial calibration plus 4 years calibration coverage.
D1 Calibration Data Report
D3 Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Option C3)
D5 Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Option C5)
Feature upgrades after purchase
Add feature upgrades in the future
The 6 Series products offer many ways to easily add functionality after the initial purchase. Node-locked licenses permanently enable optional features on a single product. Floating licenses allow license-enabled options to be easily moved between compatible instruments.
Upgrade feature Node-locked license upgrade Floating license upgrade Description
Add instrument functions SUP6-AFG SUP6-AFG-FL Add arbitrary function generator
SUP6-RL-2  SUP6-RL-2-FL Extend record length to 250 Mpts / channel
Add protocol analysis SUP6-SRAERO SUP6-SRAERO-FL Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429)
SUP6-SRAUDIO SUP6-SRAUDIO-FL Audio serial triggering and analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM)
SUP6-SRAUTO SUP6-SRAUTO-FL Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and CAN symbolic decoding)
SUP6-SRAUTOEN1 SUP6-SRAUTOEN1-FL 100Base-T1 automotive Ethernet serial analysis
SUP6-SRAUTOSEN SUP6-SRAUTOSEN-FL Automotive sensor serial triggering and analysis (SENT)
SUP6-SRCOMP SUP6-SRCOMP-FL Computer serial triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART)
SUP6-SREMBD SUP6-SREMBD-FL Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I2C, SPI)
SUP6-SRENET SUP6-SRENET-FL Ethernet serial triggering and analysis (10Base-T, 100Base-TX)
SUP6-SRI3C SUP6-SRI3C-FL MIPI I3C serial decoding and analysis
SUP6-SRPM SUP6-SRPM-FL Power Management serial triggering and analysis (SPMI)
SUP6-SRSPACEWIRE SUP6-SRSPACEWIRE-FL Spacewire serial analysis
SUP6-SRUSB2 SUP6-SRUSB2-FL USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS)
Add advanced analysis SUP6-DJA SUP6-DJA-FL Advanced jitter and eye analysis
SUP6-PWR SUP6-PWR-FL Advanced power measurements and analysis
SUP6-DPM SUP6-DPM-FL Digital power management
SUP6-SV-RFVT SUP6-SV-RFVT-FL Spectrum View RF versus time analysis
SUP6-SV-BW-1  SUP6-SV-BW-1-FL Increase Spectrum View capture bandwidth to 2 GHz
SUP6-PAM3 SUP6-PAM3-FL PAM3 analysis
Add memory analysis SUP6-DBDDR3 SUP6-DBDDR3-FL DDR3 and LPDDR3 debug and analysis
Add digital voltmeter SUP6-DVM N/A Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter (Free with product registration at www.tek.com/register6mso)


Bandwidth upgrades after purchase
Add bandwidth upgrades in the future

The analog bandwidth of 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer products can be upgraded after initial purchase. Bandwidth upgrades are purchased based on the current bandwidth and the desired bandwidth. All bandwidth upgrades can be performed in the field by installing a software license and a new front panel label.

Model to be upgraded Bandwidth before upgrade Bandwidth after upgrade Order this bandwidth upgrade
LPD64 1 GHz 2.5 GHz SUP6LP-BW10T254
1 GHz 4 GHz SUP6LP-BW10T404
1 GHz 6 GHz SUP6LP-BW10T604
1 GHz 8 GHz SUP6LP-BW10T804
2.5 GHz 4 GHz SUP6LP-BW25T404
2.5 GHz 6 GHz SUP6LP-BW25T604
2.5 GHz 8 GHz SUP6LP-BW25T804
4 GHz 6 GHz SUP6LP-BW40T604
4 GHz 8 GHz SUP6LP-BW40T804
6 GHz 8 GHz SUP6LP-BW60T804
Last Modified: 2019-07-15 05:00:00

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