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2 Series MSO

Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Datasheet

Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Datasheet

Compact, versatile oscilloscope for daily debug

The 2 Series MSO features up to 4 analog channels, 500 MHz bandwidth, 2.5 GS/s sample rate, 16 channel MSO, 50 MHz AFG, 4-bit digital pattern generator, advanced triggers, and protocol decode, all in a compact form factor about 1.5” thick. The 2 Series MSO is the go-to oscilloscope for electronic debug and test, no matter where you work.

With a capacitive touchscreen and a highly intuitive user interface truly designed for touch, the 2 Series MSO is a member of the Tektronix family of award-winning next generation oscilloscopes. The shared user interface and the programmatic interface makes it easy to use any Tektronix next generation oscilloscope

The optional battery pack extends the instrument capabilities by enabling the same instrument that is used in the lab to also be used in the field.

A large catalog of compatible probes and well-rounded set of accessories make the 2 Series MSO the most capable and versatile instrument in its class and suitable for a variety of applications.

Key performance specifications

Analog input channels

2 or 4 inputs


70 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, and 500 MHz

Sample rate

  • 2.5 GS/s half channels
  • 1.25 GS/s all channels

Record length

10 M points per channel

Vertical resolution

  • 8 bits ADC
  • Up to 16 bits in high-resolution mode

Standard trigger types

Edge, pulse width, runt, timeout, logic, setup & hold, rise/fall time, and parallel bus

Standard analysis

  • Cursors: Waveform, V bars, H bars, and V&H bars
  • Measurements: 37
  • Plots: XY, limit mask
  • Math: Basic waveform arithmetic, FFT, and advanced equation editor
  • Search: Search on any trigger criteria

Serial trigger, decode and analysis (optional)

I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, CAN XL, LIN, and SENT

Digital input channels (optional)

16 inputs

Arbitrary function generator (optional)

  • 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, and cardiac

Digital pattern generator (optional)

  • 4 bit
  • User defined, manual, and toggle


  • 10.1-inch TFT color
  • WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution
  • Capacitive (multi-touch) touchscreen


  • USB 2.0 Device (one port)
  • USB 2.0 Host (dual-port)
  • LAN (10/100 MB/s Base-T Ethernet)

Battery pack (optional)

  • Battery pack with two battery slots and hot-swap capability
  • Typical usage eight hours with dual batteries

Remote control

Remotely view and control the oscilloscope over a network connection through remote Virtual Network Computing (VNC).

VESA mount

100 mm x 100 mm VESA interface


Kensington lock, T-Bar style

Standard probes

One TPP0200 200 MHz, 10:1 voltage probe per channel

Collaborative tools (optional)

  • TekDrive: Save and recall waveforms, setups, and screenshots from TekDrive cloud​. Share data with other members on the team.
  • TekScope: Perform basic instrument control and transfer waveform data to PC. Offline analysis such as protocol decode, automated measurements, etc on saved data.

Accessories (optional)

  • Protective case bundle: Carrying bag, kick stand, protective rubber case
  • Rackmount kit
  • Hard case
  • Battery charger


One year standard


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Intuitive touchscreen with simplified front panel

The 2 Series MSO offers the same, award-winning user interface as the higher end Tektronix oscilloscopes and supports the touch interactions that you have come to expect in a touch-enabled consumer device.

  • Drag waveforms left/right or up/down to adjust horizontal and vertical position or to pan a zoomed view
  • Pinch and expand to change scale or zoom in/out in either horizontal or vertical directions
  • Swipe in from the right to reveal the results bar or down from the top to access the menus in the upper left corner of the display
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Interact with the capacitive touch display

The simplified front panel retains critical buttons and knobs with color-coded LED ring lights allowing quick access and easy adjustment of the most frequently-used instrument settings.

The membrane switch technology makes it rugged and suitable for use in harsh environments and easy to clean.

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Simplified and intuitive front panel with color coded LEDs

The combination of a streamlined front panel with an intuitive touch interface makes it easy for any new engineer to self-discover and begin using the instrument.

A USB mouse and a keyboard is also supported and can be used as a third interaction method with the instrument.

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Simultaneously view analog channels, decoded serial bus waveform, results table, measurement results, math FFT plot, and cursor readouts along with the setup information for each input with the highly customizable user interface.

Exceptionally easy to use interface with comprehensive analysis for fast insight

The user interface on the 2 Series MSO is designed from the ground up for touch operation. All the key information is presented as a series of badges with visual cues to show association. Get immediate access to instrument configuration or waveform management tasks with a single tap.

The 2 Series MSO offers a revolutionary new stacked display mode in this class. Traditionally all the waveforms were overlayed on a single graticule leading to unwanted tradeoffs.

  • Vertical scale and position of each waveform needs to be adjusted so that they do not overlap, resulting in usage of only a small percentage of the ADC range leading to inaccurate measurements.
  • Adjusting the waveform vertical scale and position leads to overlap, making it difficult to distinguish details on an individual waveform.

    In the stacked display mode, each waveform gets its own slice (additional graticule) representing the full ADC range to enable maximum visibility and accuracy. Groups of channels can also be overlayed to enable visual comparison of signals.

    The 2 Series MSO offers a comprehensive set of standard analysis tools including:

    • Waveform and screen-based cursors with user-selectable readout location.
    • 37 automated measurements with measurement statistics and gating, the ability to add an unlimited number of measurements, navigate from one occurrence to the next, and immediate viewing of the minimum or maximum result.
    • Basic and advanced waveform math including arbitrary equation editing.
    • Basic FFT analysis with options to view magnitude or phase, multiple options to customize window type, gating, and units. Works simultaneously across all analog channels.

    The large display in the 2 Series MSO provides plenty of viewing area not only for signals, but also for plots, measurement results tables, bus decode tables, and more. You can easily resize and relocate the various views to suit your needs.


Discovering a device fault is only the first step. Next, you must capture the event of interest to identify root cause. The 2 Series MSO provides a complete set of advanced triggers, including runt, logic, pulse width, triggers, timeout, rise/fall time, setup and hold, serial packet, and parallel data that can be used to capture complex infrequent events.

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Configuration menus are accessed by simply double tapping on the item of interest. In this case trigger badge was tapped to open trigger menu.

Act on event

Act on event capability built into the instrument enables users to setup the oscilloscope to respond by performing certain actions when a specified condition such as trigger event, measurement limit failure, search event or mask test events occur. This enables easy capture and analysis of rarely occurring events.

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An oscilloscope can be automated using the Act on event feature when a certain event occurs.

Navigation and search

With up to 10 M point record length, you can capture many events of interest, even thousands of serial packets in a single acquisition, while maintaining high resolution to zoom in on fine signal details.

Finding events of interest in a long waveform record can be time consuming without the right search tools.

The search feature allows you to automatically search through your acquisition for user-defined events. All occurrences of the event are highlighted with search marks for easy navigation. Search types include edge, pulse width, timeout, runt, window, logic, setup and hold, rise/fall time, and parallel/serial bus packet content. You can also quickly jump to the minimum and maximum value of search results.


Documenting test results and methods are critical when sharing data across a team, recreating a measurement later or delivering a customer report.

With a few taps on the screen, you can create as many custom callouts as needed, enabling you to document the specific details on the waveforms. With each callout, you can customize the text, location, color, font size, and font.

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Example of pulse width trigger used to trigger on a narrow pulse
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A bus waveform provides time-correlated decoded packets while the bus decode table presents all the packets from the entire acquisition; search can be used to navigate.

Mask testing

Mask testing offers a good way to test the quality of a signal. A mask defines a portion of the oscilloscope display that a signal must not enter. A mask can be defined either based on a golden signal with user defined tolerances or drawing mask segments on the screen.

The 2 Series MSO provides a comprehensive set of mask tools that allow:

  • Defining test duration in number of waveforms
  • Setting a violation threshold that must be met before considering a test failure
  • Counting violations/failures and reporting statistical information
  • Setting actions upon violations, test failure, and test complete

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Limit mask test based on golden reference signal

Serial protocol triggering and analysis (optional)

The 2 Series MSO offers a robust set of tools for working with the most common serial buses found in embedded design including I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, CAN XL, LIN, SENT.

The protocol decode and triggering capability is invaluable to trace the flow of activity through a system by observing the traffic on one or more serial buses.

  • Serial protocol triggering lets you trigger on specific packet content including start of packet, specific addresses, specific data content, unique identifiers, and errors.
  • Bus waveforms provide a higher-level, combined view of the individual signals of your bus such as; clock, data, and chip enable. This makes it easy to identify where packets begin and end, and identifying sub-packet components such as; address, data, identifier, and CRC.
  • The bus waveform is time-aligned with all other displayed signals, making it easy to measure timing relationships across various parts of the system under test.
  • The bus decode table provides a tabular view of all decoded packets in an acquisition. Packets are timestamped and listed consecutively with columns for each component like address and data.
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Bus menu provides options to configure the bus parameters.

Digital channels (optional)

The 2 Series MSO comes equipped with 16 digital channels. A P6316 digital probe can be used to connect up to 16 signals to the digital inputs of the oscilloscope. The accessories that are included with the probe enable you to connect directly to 8x2 square pin headers. The included flying lead sets and grabbers can be used to clip into surface mount devices or test points offering additional flexibility.

Each digital channel can be viewed separately to see its state. Alternately, several digital channels can be grouped to view them in a bus form. Symbol tables can also be applied to the bus view to get a higher level view of the bus transactions. Pattern triggering capability can be used to trigger on a pattern of interest.

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Digital channel trigger and decode

Arbitrary function generator (optional)

The 2 Series MSO includes an optional 50 MHz arbitrary function generator for simulating sensor signals within a design or adding noise to signals to perform margin testing. The AFG output is multiplexed with the Aux out signal.

Several predefined waveforms including sine, square, pulse, ramp/triangle, DC, noise, sin(x)/x (Sinc), gaussian, lorentz, exponential rise/fall, Haversine, and cardiac are included.

The arbitrary waveform generator provides 128k points of record for loading waveforms captured on the analog input, a saved file. Alternatively Tektronix ArbExpress PC-based waveform creation and editing software can be used to create complex waveforms quickly and easily.

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Flexible settings of AFG outputs. In this test case, 25% of noise was added to the Sine.

Bode plot

Analyze the frequency response of a system using the built-in Bode plot feature. The input voltage is swept across the user-selected range using the internal AFG or a supported external AFG. The gain and phase of the output relative to the input voltage is plotted at each point.

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Frequency Response Analysis on the 2 Series MSO.

Digital pattern generator (optional)

A 4-bit digital pattern generator with 4k point record length per bit is included on the 2 Series MSO for generating 4 digital signals at predefined voltage levels.

An output pattern can be loaded in memory using a predefined CSV file or the state of each output can be manually set to high, low, toggle, or Hi-Z as needed.

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Digital Pattern Generator


The 2 Series MSO contains several ports that you can use to connect the instrument to a network, directly to a PC, or to other test equipment.

  • Two USB 2.0 ports enable easy transfer of screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform data to a USB mass storage device. A USB mouse and keyboard can also be attached to USB host ports for instrument control and data entry.
  • The USB device port allows you to control the oscilloscope remotely from a PC.
  • The standard 10/100BASE-T ethernet port enables easy connection to networks, and remotely controlling the instrument and viewing the acquired data.

Programmatic interface and backward compatibility

Programmable interface commands can be used to remotely control the instrument through the USB device port or the ethernet port. This enables programming the instrument to perform an automated set of tasks or integrating into a larger system that includes other equipment for performing specific tasks.

The programmatic interface command set is compatible with the next generation of Tektronix oscilloscopes making it easy to reuse code written for other Tektronix oscilloscopes.

The instrument also supports a compatibility mode that, when enabled, makes the 2 Series MSO compatible with the programmatic commands of the legacy TDS2000, TBS1000, and MSO/DPO2000 family of Tektronix oscilloscopes. This compatibility mode makes it easy to replace an older model oscilloscope in an existing test system with the 2 Series MSO.

Battery pack (optional)

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Battery pack with two battery slots can be mounted on the back of the instrument.

The 2 Series MSO also supports an optional battery pack that provides additional flexibility to perform measurements in areas where there is no AC power available such as testing equipment in the field.

The battery pack has two battery slots and can support hot swapping of the batteries during operation to extend run time on batteries.

The batteries are charged when the instrument is on AC power, or using an external charger.

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External battery charger


In addition to the battery pack, several other accessories are available for the 2 Series MSO:

  • Install the instrument in a rack for production with the rackmount kit.
  • Carry the instrument into the field using the protective case bundle. The bundle includes a carrying bag, protective rubber case, and kick stand.
  • Ship the instrument using the hard travel case.

The 100 mm x 100 mm standard VESA interface on the back of the instrument is compatible with a wide variety of accessories.

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MSO24 mounted on an off the shelf arm
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Rackmount kit
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Hard carrying case
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Bundle with carrying bag, kick stand, and protective case

Education features

Help when you need it where you need it

The 2 Series MSO includes several helpful resources to get your questions answered rapidly without having to find a manual or go to a website:

  • Graphical images and explanatory text are used in numerous menus to provide quick feature overviews.
  • All menus include a question mark icon in the upper right that takes you directly to the portion of the integrated help system that applies to that menu.
  • The Getting acquainted with your instrument section in the Help menu enables you to quickly come up to speed with the instrument in a few minutes.

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Integrated help answers your questions rapidly without having to find a manual or go to the internet.

Feature control

The 2 Series MSO offers new ways to enable educators to devote more time to teaching circuit concepts instead of lab setup and management.

Educators can disable autoset, cursors, and automated measurements on the instruments. This allows students to focus on the basic concepts and helps them understand how to use the horizontal and vertical controls to get the waveform display, use the graticule to measure time and voltage, and manually plot/calculate the signal characteristics.


The 2 Series MSO is natively integrated with TekDrive collaborative test and measurement data workspace that allows users to upload, store, organize, search, download, and share any file type from any connected device.

  • Seamlessly access your data anywhere
  • Save/recall directly on instruments
  • Inspect, analyze, and report saved data on any device using a browser
  • Collaborate seamless with other contributors
  • Integrate into any workflow with scripting using REST API
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TekScope PC analysis software

Get the analysis capability of an award-winning oscilloscope on your PC. Analyze waveforms anywhere, anytime.

  • Analyze waveforms anywhere without an oscilloscope using the same UI as the oscilloscope
  • Share data with colleagues and customers
  • Synchronize waveforms from multiple oscilloscopes on the same screen
  • Add advanced analysis capabilities such as spectrum analysis, jitter analysis, and advanced bus decoding
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TekScope software on a PC


The 2 Series MSO is compatible with Kickstart Software. Kickstart is a PC-based application that enables setup and data collection across many types of bench instruments. It also offers a set of tools for quick and easy interaction and analysis of data.

  • Connect and control up to 8 instruments simultaneously
  • Supports SMU, DMM, power supplies, oscilloscopes, AFG, data loggers, and sensitive instruments
  • Automate data collection
  • Save and replicate test configurations
  • Plot collected data for a visual inspection of trends
  • Export data in different formats

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Kickstart multi-instrument controls and analysis


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

Model overview

Analog channels 24
Analog channel bandwidth70 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, and 500 MHz
500 MHz bandwidth guaranteed from 4 mV/div to 10 V/div.
Sample rate1.25 GS/s All channel, 2.5 GS/s half channels Interleaved
Record length10 M
Digital channels16
AFG outputs 1 (multiplexed with Aux Out)

Vertical system analog channels

Bandwidth limits
(limited by instrument bw)
20 MHz, 70 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, and 500 MHz
Input coupling

Input impedance

1 MΩ ± 1%, 14 pF ± 3 pF
TPP0200 probe tip
10 MΩ, < 12 pF
P6139B probe tip
10 MΩ, < 8 pF
Input sensitivity range
1 mV/div to 10 V/div
Vertical resolution
8 Bit
Maximum input voltage
300 Vrms CAT II with peaks < ±425 V
Derate at 20 dB/decade between 3 MHz to 30 MHz
Derate at 15.5 dB between 30 MHz to 300 MHz; above 300 MHz, 5 Vrms
DC gain accuracy
±3% derated at 0.10%/°C above 30 °C
Guaranteed, specification valid after 30 minute warm-up and Signal Path Compensation (SPC) at ambient.
Channel to channel isolation
100:1 <= 100 MHz, 30:1 > 100 MHz
Offset range
1 mV/div to 63.8 mV/div : +/-1 V
63.9 mV/div to 999.5 mV/div : +/-10 V
1 V/div to 10 V/div : +/-100 V

Vertical system digital channels

Input Channels
16 [D0:D15]
Thresholds per set of 8 channels
Threshold Selections
TTL, CMOS, ECL, PECL, User-Defined
User Defined Range
-15 V to +25 V
Minimum detectable pulse
5 ns
Threshold Accuracy
±180 mV + 2 % of threshold setting
Minimum Input Signal Swing
500 mVp-p
Maximum Input Signal Swing
+30 V, -20 V
Input Impedance
100 kΩ || 8 pF
Vertical Resolution
1 bit

Horizontal system analog channels

Timebase range
2 ns/div to 1000 s/div (all channel)
1 ns/div to 1000 s/div (half channel)
Timebase delay range
-10 divisions to 5000s
Channel to channel deskew range
-95 ns to +95 ns
Timebase accuracy
± 25 ppm over any ≥1 ms interval
Guaranteed, specification valid after 30 minute warm-up and Signal Path Compensation (SPC) at ambient.

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 holdoff range
0 s to 10 s
Trigger sensitivity
Edge type, DC coupled
Any analog input channel: the greater of 6 mV or 0.8 div
Aux In: 500 mVpp to 250 MHz

Trigger level ranges

Any input channel
±5 divisions from center of screen
Aux In
±8 V

Trigger types

Positive, negative, or either slope on any channel.
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 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.
Trigger on violations of both setup time and hold time between clock and data present on any input channels.
Trigger on pulse edge rates that are faster or slower than specified. Slope may be positive, negative, or either. Event can be logic-qualified.
Parallel (with MSO option)
Trigger on a parallel bus data value. Parallel bus can be from 1 to 20 bits (from the digital and analog channels) in size. Supports binary and hex radices.
I2C (option)
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 (option)
Trigger on slave select, idle time, or data (1-16 words) on SPI buses up to 20 Mb/s.
RS-232/422/485/UART (option)
Trigger on start bit, end of packet, data, and parity error up to 15 Mb/s.
CAN (option)
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, on CAN FD buses up to 16 Mb/s and on CAN XL buses up to 20 Mb/s.
LIN (option)
Trigger on sync, identifier, data, identifier and data, wakeup frame, sleep frame, and error on lin buses up to 1 Mb/s.
SENT (option)
Trigger on start of packet, fast channel status and data, slow channel message ID and data, and CRC errors.

Acquisition system modes

Acquired sample values
Peak Detect
Highest and the lowest sample within the decimation interval
Average of a series of acquired waveforms up to 10,240 acquisitions
Min-Max envelope over multiple acquisitions
Applies a unique bandwidth 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.
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.

Waveform measurements

Waveform, V bars, H bars, and V&H bars
Automatic measurements
37, 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
Time 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, time to max, and time to min
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).

Waveform math

Number of math waveforms
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide
Math Functions
Integrate, differentiate, log 10, log e, square root, exponential, and abs
Boolean result of comparison >, <, ≥, ≤, =, and ≠
Spectral magnitude and phase, and real and imaginary spectra
FFT 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


Search Types
Search through long records to find all occurrences of user specified criteria including edges, pulse widths, timeouts, runt pulses, logic patterns, setup & hold violations, rise/fall times, and bus protocol events.
Search results
Waveform view, results table.

Arbitrary function generator

Number of channels
1 (Multiplexed with Aux Out)
Operating modes
Continuous, burst
Sine, square, pulse, ramp, triangle, dc, noise, sin(x)/x(sinc), gaussian, lorentz, exponential rise, exponential decay, haversine, cardiac, and arbitrary
Amplitude and frequency range
Signal typeAmplitude range 50 ΩAmplitude range 1 MΩFrequency range
Sine10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V 0.1 Hz to 50 MHz
Square10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V 0.1 Hz to 20 MHz
Pulse10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V 0.1 Hz to 20 MHz
Ramp10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V 0.1 Hz to 500 KHz
DC Level 20 mV to 5V
Gaussian10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V 0.1 Hz to 5 MHz
Lorentz10 mV to 1.2 V 20 mV to 2.4 V 0.1 Hz to 5 MHz
Haversine10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V 0.1 Hz to 5 MHz
Exponential10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V 0.1 Hz to 5 MHz
Sin(X)/X10 mV to 1.5 V 20 mV to 3 V 0.1 Hz to 2 MHz
Random noise10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Cardiac10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V 0.1 Hz to 500 KHz
Arbitrary10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V 0.1 Hz to 25 MHz

DC offset

DC offset range
±2.5 V into Hi-Z, ±1.25 V into 50 Ω
DC offset resolution
1 mV into Hi-Z, 500 uV into 50 Ω
DC offset accuracy
±[(1.5% of absolute offset voltage setting) + 1 mV]
Guaranteed, specification valid after 30 minute warm-up and Signal Path Compensation (SPC) at ambient.

Digital pattern generator

Number of channels
Pattern memory length
4 K bits
Output amplitude
2.5 V, 3.3 V, 5 V (Continuous Mode)
5 V ( Burst Mode)
Bit Rate
1 bps to 25 Mbps


Display type
10.1 Inch LCD capacitive touch display
Display resolution
1280 x 800
Display modes
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
Language support
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean

Input/Output ports

USB interface
Two USB 2.0 host ports
One USB device port (providing USBTMC support)
Ethernet interface
One ethernet port, 10/100 Mb/s, and 1000 Mbps ethernet (in full duplex mode only)

Probe compensation signal

0 to 2.5 V
1 kHz
Source impedance
1 kΩ
Aux out
Front panel BNC connector multiplexed with AFG out. Output can be configured to provide a positive or negative pulse when oscilloscope triggers.
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.
Aux input
300 Vrms CAT II with peaks ≤ ±425 V
Security lock
Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington-style lock.
VESA mount
Standard (VESA MIS-D 100) 100 mm x 100 mm VESA mounting points on rear of instrument
Ground lug
Provides a safe ground return path when the instrument is operating on battery.


Remotely control and view the screen on the instrument
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.
TekScope brings the power of the oscilloscope analysis environment to the PC. You can have the flexibility to perform analysis tasks including serial decode, power analysis, timing, eye, and jitter analysis outside the lab. Visit to learn more.
Upload, store, organize, search, download, and share any file type from any connected device. TekDrive is natively integrated into the 2 Series MSO for seamless sharing and recalling of files - no USB stick is required. Visit to learn more.
Programming examples
Programming with the 2/4/5/6 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. See


Line power
100 - 240 V ± 10% at 50 Hz to 60 Hz
AC Adapter output
24 V DC, 2.71 A
Power consumption
60 W (max)


Battery power
Requires Opt 2-BATPK or 2-BP battery pack, with 2 slots for batteries
Supports up to 2 TEKBAT-01 Li-Ion rechargeable batteries
Cell chemistry
Nominal capacity
6700 mAh
14.52 VDC
450 g/1lb
Operating time, typical
Up to 4 hours single battery
Up to 8 hours dual batteries
Hot swappable

Physical characteristics


Instrument only

210 mm (8.26 in)
344 mm (13.54 in)
40.4 mm (1.59 in)

Instrument with battery pack

210 mm (8.26 in)
344 mm (13.54 in)
78 mm (3.07 in)


Instrument only
1.8 kg (4 lbs)
Instrument with battery pack
3.2 kg (7 lbs) – one battery
3.6 kg (8 lbs) – two batteries
Rackmount configuration
Clearance requirements
The clearance requirement for adequate cooling is 13 mm (0.5 in) on the rear of the instrument along the bottom edge (inlet vents) and top edge (exhaust vents).

EMC, environmental, and safety


0 °C to +50 °C (+32 °F to 120 °F)
Operating battery
0 °C to 45 °C (+32 °F to 113 °F)
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)


5% to 90% relative humidity at temperatures up to +30 °C,
5% to 60% relative humidity at temperatures greater than +30 °C and up to +50 °C.
5% to 90% relative humidity at temperatures up to +30 °C,
5% to 60% relative humidity at temperatures greater than +30°C and up to +60 °C.


Up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet)
Up to 12,000 meters (39,370 feet)

Regulatory compliance

Conforms to European Union EMC Directive (CE-marked)
Conforms to European Union Low Voltage Directive (CE-marked)
Conforms to ANSI/UL61010-1 and ANSI/UL61010-2-030 (CSA-marked)
Certified to CAN/CSA C22.2 No.61010-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.61010-2-030 (CSA-marked)
Conforms to European Union Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (CE-marked)

Ordering information

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

Step 1 – Select instrument model

Select the 2 Series instrument model

MSO22Mixed Signal Oscilloscope: 2 analog channels, 2.5 GS/s sample rate, 10 Mpts record length
MSO24Mixed Signal Oscilloscope: 4 analog channels, 2.5 GS/s sample rate, 10 Mpts record length
Each model includes
  • TPP0200 200 MHz, 10:1 probe (one per channel)
  • Instrument stand
  • Installation and safety manual (translated in English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese)
  • Embedded help
  • External power supply
  • Calibration certificate documenting traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001/ISO17025 quality system registration
  • One-year warranty covering all parts and labor cost on the instrument. One-year warranty covering all parts and labor cost on included probes

Step 2 – Configure bandwidth (required)

Configure your oscilloscope by selecting the analog channel bandwidth you need. You can also upgrade the bandwidth later by purchasing an upgrade option.

Bandwidth optionBandwidth range
2-BW-7070 MHz
2-BW-100100 MHz
2-BW-200200 MHz
2-BW-350350 MHz
2-BW-500500 MHz

Step 3 – Add functionality

Order additional items with your instrument.

2-P6139BAdd 500 MHz, 10x probes (one per channel). This is the recommended option for 350 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth instruments.
2-BATPKBattery pack with 2 battery slots and 1 battery (ships with instrument) for use with the 2 Series MSO.

Step 4 – Add instrument software functionality with an option bundle

Choose from option bundles with different levels of functionality to suit your application needs.

2-MSOAdd MSO function with 16 digital channels; includes P6316 digital probe and accessories
2-SOURCEArbitrary function generator (AFG), digital pattern generator (DPG), and frequency response analysis (Bode plot)
2-SERIALI2C, SPI, UART, CAN, CAN FD, CAN XL, SENT, LIN serial trigger and analysis

Step 5 – Add additional probes and adapters

Add additional recommended probes and adapters

Passive voltage probesDescription
TPP0100100 MHz bandwidth, 10x attenuation, BNC interface
TPP0200200 MHz bandwidth, 10x attenuation, BNC interface
P22216 MHz to 200 MHz bandwidth, 1x / 10x attenuation, BNC interface
P6139B500 MHz bandwidth, 10x attenuation, BNC interface
P6101B15 MHz bandwidth, 1x attenuation, BNC interface
P3010100 MHz bandwidth, 10x attenuation, BNC interface
Current probesDescription
TCPA300Current probe amplifier; 50 Ω feed-through termination (011-0049-XX) is required
With TCP312ADC to 100 MHz, 1 mA
With TCP305ADC to 50 MHz, 5 mA
With TCP303DC to 15 MHz, 5 mA
TCPA400 Current probe amplifier; 50 Ω feed-through termination (011-0049-XX) is required
With TCP404XLDC to 2 MHz, 1 A
TCP2020DC to 50 MHz, 10 mA
A6215 Hz to 50 kH, 10 mA to 2000 A pk
A622DC to 100 KHz
P6021A120 Hz to 60 MHz, 2 mA/mV, 10 mA/mV
P6022935 Hz to 120 MHz, 1 mA/mV, 10 mA/mV
TRCP30001 Hz to 16 MHz, 2 mV/A
TRCP060012 Hz to 30 MHz, 10 mV/A
TRCP03009 Hz to 30 MHz, 20 mV/A
CT125 KHz to 1 GHz, 5 mV/mA
CT21.2 KHz to 200 MHz, 5 mV/mA
CT6250 KHz to 2 GHz, 5 mV/mA
High voltage single ended probeDescription
P5100A500 MHz bandwidth, 100x attenuation
P6015A75 MHz bandwidth, 1000x attenuation
P5122200 MHz bandwidth, 100x attenuation
P5150500 MHz bandwidth, 50x attenuation
High voltage differential probeDescription
P5200A50 MHz bandwidth, 50:1/500:1 attenuation
Digital logic probeDescription
P631616 channel digital probe for MSO functionality

Step 6 – Select accessories

Add additional recommended accessories

Optional accessoriesDescription
2-BPBattery pack with 2 battery slots and 1 battery for use with 2 Series MSO (ships separately)
TEKBAT-01Additional battery for use with battery pack 2-BP or Opt 2-BATPK
TEKCHG-01Standalone battery charger for charging TEKBAT-01 battery
2-RKRackmount kit
2-PCCarrying bag with kickstand and protective case for instrument
2-HCHard carrying case
119-9125-XXAdditional AC/DC power supply
065-1088-XXAdditional 2 Series MSO stand

Step 7 – Select power cord option

Optional accessoriesDescription
A0North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
A1Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
A2United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
A3Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
A5Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
A6Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
A10China power plug (50 Hz)
A11India power plug (50 Hz)
A12Brazil (60 Hz)
A99No power cord
E1Universal euro bundle

Step 8 – Select service options

Protect your investment and your uptime with a service package for your 2 Series MSO.

Optimize the lifetime value of your purchase and lower your total cost of ownership with a calibration and extended warranty plan for your 2 Series MSO. Plans range from standard warranty extensions covering parts, labor, and 2-day shipping to Total Product Protection with repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS. See the below table for specific service options available on the 2 Series MSO family of products. Compare factory service plans

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Service optionsDescription
R3Standard warranty extended to 3 years. Covers parts, labor cost, 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
R5Standard warranty extended to 5 years. Covers parts, labor cost, 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
T3Three year total protection plan, includes repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS plus preventative maintenance. Including a 5 day turnaround time and priority access to customer support
T5Five year total protection plan, includes repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS plus preventative maintenance. Including a 5 day turnaround time and priority access to customer support
C3Calibration service 3 years. Includes traceable calibration or functional verification where applicable, for recommended calibrations. Coverage includes the initial calibration plus 2 years calibration coverage.
C5Calibration service 5 years. Includes traceable calibration or functional verification where applicable, for recommended calibrations. Coverage includes the initial calibration plus 4 years calibration coverage.
D1Calibration data report
D3Calibration data report 3 years (with option C3)
D5Calibration data report 5 years (with option C5)

Ordering information post purchase

The 2 Series products offer many options to easily add functionality after the initial purchase.

Bandwidth upgrades after purchase

The analog bandwidth of the 2 Series MSO can be upgraded after the 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 license.

Supported modelBandwidth optionBandwidth before upgradeBandwidth after upgrade
MSO22SUP2-BW70T100-270 MHz100 MHz
SUP2-BW70T200-270 MHz200 MHz
SUP2-BW70T350-270 MHz350 MHz
SUP2-BW70T500-270 MHz500 MHz
SUP2-BW100T200-2100 MHz200 MHz
SUP2-BW100T350-2100 MHz350 MHz
SUP2-BW100T500-2100 MHz500 MHz
SUP2-BW200T350-2200 MHz350 MHz
SUP2-BW200T500-2200 MHz500 MHz
SUP2-BW350T500-2350 MHz500 MHz
MSO24SUP2-BW70T100-470 MHz100 MHz
SUP2-BW70T200-470 MHz200 MHz
SUP2-BW70T350-470 MHz350 MHz
SUP2-BW70T500-470 MHz500 MHz
SUP2-BW100T200-4100 MHz200 MHz
SUP2-BW100T350-4100 MHz350 MHz
SUP2-BW100T500-4100 MHz500 MHz
SUP2-BW200T350-4200 MHz350 MHz
SUP2-BW200T500-4200 MHz500 MHz
SUP2-BW350T500-4350 MHz500 MHz

Instrument functionality upgrade with one of the option bundles

Option bundles with different levels of functionality are being offered to suit different application needs.

2-SOURCEArbitrary function generator (AFG), digital pattern generator (DPG), and frequency response analysis (Bode Plot)
2-SERIALI2C, SPI, UART, CAN, CAN FD, CAN XL, SENT, LIN serial trigger and analysis
SUP2-MSOAdd MSO function with 16 digital channels; includes P6316 digital probe and accessories

Additional software for extended functionality

Purchase additional software with flexible licensing to extend the capabilities of your instrument for collaboration and offline analysis. Option bundles with different levels of functionality are being offered to suit different application needs. Each of these bundles can be purchased as a 1-year subscription or as a perpetual license.

Software optionDescription
TEKSCOPE-STARTERTekScope PC software bundles for various applications
TEKDRIVE-STARTERTekDrive software for T&M workspace collaboration
KICKSTART-SUITEKickstart instrument control and data analysis software