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MSO2000/DPO2000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes - Datasheet

MSO2000/DPO2000 Datasheet. (This series has been replaced by MSO/DPO2000B)

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MSO2000/DPO2000 Datasheet. (This series has been replaced by MSO/DPO2000B)

Replaced by: MSO/DPO2000B


Features & Benefits

Key Performance Specifications
  • 200, 100 MHz Bandwidth Models
  • 2 and 4 Analog Channel Models
  • 16 Digital Channels (MSO Series)
  • 1 GS/s Sample Rate on All Channels
  • 1 Megapoint Record Length on All Channels
  • 5,000 wfm/s Maximum Waveform Capture Rate
  • Suite of Advanced Triggers
Ease of Use Features
  • Wave Inspector® Controls Provide Easy Navigation and Automated Search of Waveform Data
  • FilterVu™ Variable Low-pass Filter Allows for Removal of Unwanted Signal Noise while still Capturing High-frequency Events
  • 29 Automated Measurements, and FFT Analysis for Simplified Waveform Analysis
  • TekVPI® Probe Interface Supports Active, Differential, and Current Probes for Automatic Scaling and Units
  • 7 in. (180 mm) Widescreen TFT-LCD Color Display
  • Small Footprint and Lightweight – Only 5.3 in. (134 mm) deep and 7 lb. 14 oz. (3.6 kg)
  • USB 2.0 Host Port on the Front Panel for Quick and Easy Data Storage
  • USB 2.0 Device Port on Rear Panel for Easy Connection to a PC or Direct Printing to a PictBridge®-compatible Printer
  • Optional 10/100 Ethernet Port for Network Connection and Video Out Port to Export the Oscilloscope Display to a Monitor or Projector
Optional Serial Triggering and Analysis
  • Automated Serial Triggering, Decode, and Search Options for I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232/422/485/UART
Mixed Signal Design and Analysis (MSO Series)
  • Automated Triggering, Decode, and Search on Parallel Buses
  • Multichannel Setup and Hold Triggering

Feature-rich Tools for Debugging Mixed Signal Designs

Offering up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 1 GS/s sample rate, the MSO/DPO2000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Series delivers advanced debug features at an entry-level price. With up to 20 channels for analyzing analog and digital signals, you can quickly find and diagnose problems in complex designs. To capture long windows of signal activity while maintaining fine timing resolution, the MSO/DPO2000 offers a deep record length of 1 Mpoints standard on all channels.

With Wave Inspector® controls for rapid waveform navigation and automated serial and parallel bus analysis, the MSO/DPO2000 Oscilloscope Series from Tektronix provides the feature-rich tools you need to simplify and speed debug of your complex design.

Comprehensive Features Speed Every Stage of Debug

The MSO/DPO2000 Series offers a robust set of features to speed every stage of debugging your design – from quickly discovering an anomaly and capturing it, to searching your waveform record for the event and analyzing its characteristics and your device’s behavior.


Discover – A waveform capture rate of 5,000 wfm/s maximizes the probability of capturing elusive glitches and other infrequent events.

To debug a design problem, first you must know it exists. Every design engineer spends time looking for problems in their design, a time-consuming and frustrating task without the right debug tools.

The MSO/DPO2000 Series offers complete visualization of signals, providing fast insight into the real operation of your device. A waveform capture rate of 5,000 waveforms per second enables you to see glitches and other infrequent transients quickly, revealing the true nature of device faults. A digital phosphor display with intensity grading shows the history of a signal’s activity by intensifying areas of the signal that occur more frequently, providing a visual display of just how often anomalies occur.


Capture – Triggering on a specific transmit data packet going across an RS-232 bus. A complete set of triggers, including triggers for specific serial packet content, ensures you quickly capture your event of interest.

Discovering a device fault is only the first step. Next, you must capture the event of interest to identify root cause.

The MSO/DPO2000 Series provides a complete set of triggers – including runt, logic, pulse width/glitch, setup/hold violation, serial packet, and parallel data – to help quickly find your event. With up to a 1 Mpoint record length, you can capture many events of interest, even thousands of serial packets, in a single acquisition for further analysis while maintaining high resolution to zoom in on fine signal details.

From triggering on specific packet content to automatic decode in multiple data formats, the MSO/DPO2000 Series provides integrated support for a broad range of serial buses – I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232/422/485/UART. The ability to decode up to two serial and/or parallel buses simultaneously means you gain insight into system-level problems quickly.

To further help troubleshoot system-level interactions in complex embedded systems, the MSO2000 Series offers 16 digital channels in addition to its analog channels. Since the digital channels are fully integrated into the oscilloscope, you can trigger across all input channels, automatically time-correlating all analog, digital, and serial signals.


Search – I2C decode showing results from a Wave Inspector search for Address value 50. Wave Inspector controls provide unprecedented efficiency in viewing and navigating waveform data.

Finding your event of interest in a long waveform record can be time consuming without the right search tools. With today’s record lengths pushing to a million data points, locating your event can mean scrolling through thousands of screens of signal activity.

The MSO/DPO2000 Series offers the industry’s most comprehensive search and waveform navigation with its innovative Wave Inspector® controls. These controls speed panning and zooming through your record. With a unique force-feedback system, you can move from one end of your record to the other in just seconds. User marks allow you to mark any location that you may want to reference later for further investigation. Or, automatically search your record for criteria you define. Wave Inspector will instantly search your entire record, including analog, digital, and serial bus data. Along the way it will automatically mark every occurrence of your defined event so you can quickly move between events.


Analyze – FFT analysis of a pulsed signal. A comprehensive set of integrated analysis tools speeds verification of your design’s performance.

Verifying that your prototype’s performance matches simulations and meets the project’s design goals requires analyzing its behavior. Tasks can range from simple checks of rise times and pulse widths to sophisticated power loss analysis and investigation of noise sources.

The MSO/DPO2000 Series offers a comprehensive set of integrated analysis tools including waveform- and screen-based cursors, 29 automated measurements, and FFT analysis. Specialized application support for serial bus analysis is also available.

For extended analysis, National Instrument’s LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition provides over 200 built-in functions including time and frequency domain analysis, limit testing, data logging, and customizable reports.


Wave Inspector controls provide unprecedented efficiency in viewing, navigating, and analyzing waveform data. Zip through your 1 Mpoint record by turning the outer pan control (1). Get from the beginning to end in seconds. See something of interest and want to see more details? Just turn the inner zoom control (2).

Wave Inspector® Navigation and Search

A 1 Mpoint record length represents thousands of screens of information. The MSO/DPO2000 Series enables you to find your event in seconds with Wave Inspector, the industry’s best tool for navigation and search.

Wave Inspector offers the following innovative controls:


A dedicated, two-tier front-panel control provides intuitive control of both zooming and panning. The inner control adjusts the zoom factor (or zoom scale); turning it clockwise activates zoom and goes to progressively higher zoom factors, while turning it counterclockwise results in lower zoom factors and eventually turning zoom off. No longer do you need to navigate through multiple menus to adjust your zoom view. The outer control pans the zoom box across the waveform to quickly get to the portion of waveform you are interested in. The outer control also utilizes force-feedback to determine how fast to pan on the waveform. The farther you turn the outer control, the faster the zoom box moves. Pan direction is changed by simply turning the control the other way.


A dedicated Play/Pause front-panel button scrolls the waveform across the display automatically while you look for anomalies or an event of interest. Playback speed and direction are controlled using the intuitive pan control. Once again, turning the control further makes the waveform scroll faster and changing direction is as simple as turning the control the other way.


Search step 1: You define what you would like to find.


Search step 2: Wave Inspector automatically searches through the record and marks each event with a hollow white triangle. You can then use the Previous and Next buttons to jump from one event to the next.
User Marks

Press the Set Mark front-panel button to place one or more marks on the waveform. Navigating between marks is as simple as pressing the Previous (←) and Next (→) buttons on the front panel.

Search Marks

The Search button allows you to automatically search through your long acquisition looking for user-defined events. All occurrences of the event are highlighted with search marks and are easily navigated to, using the front-panel Previous (←) and Next (→) buttons. Search types include edge, pulse width/glitch, runt, logic, setup and hold, rise/fall time parallel bus, and I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232/422/485/UART packet content.


Digital phosphor technology enables a 5,000 wfm/s waveform capture rate and real-time intensity grading on the MSO/DPO2000 Series.

Digital Phosphor Technology

The MSO/DPO2000 Series’ digital phosphor technology provides you with fast insight into the real operation of your device. Its waveform capture rate of 5,000 wfm/s gives you a high probability of quickly seeing the infrequent problems common in digital systems: runt pulses, glitches, timing issues, and more.

Waveforms are superimposed with one another and waveform points that occur more frequently are intensified. This quickly highlights the events that over time occur more often or, in the case of infrequent anomalies, occur less often.

With the MSO/DPO2000 Series, you can choose infinite persistence or variable persistence, determining how long the previous waveform acquisitions stay on-screen. This allows you to determine how often an anomaly is occurring.


The MSO Series provides 16 integrated digital channels enabling you to view and analyze time-correlated analog and digital signals.

Mixed Signal Design and Analysis(MSO Series)

The MSO2000 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes provide 16 digital channels. These channels are tightly integrated into the oscilloscope's user interface, simplifying operation and making it possible to solve mixed-signal issues easily.


With the color-coded digital waveform display, groups are created by simply placing digital channels together on the screen, allowing the digital channels to be moved as a group. You can set threshold values for each pod of eight channels, enabling support for up to two different logic families.
Color-coded Digital Waveform Display

The MSO2000 Series has redefined the way you view digital waveforms. One common problem shared by both logic analyzers and mixed-signal oscilloscopes is determining if data is a one or a zero when zoomed in far enough that the digital trace stays flat all the way across the display. The MSO2000 Series has color-coded digital traces, displaying ones in green and zeros in blue.


White edges indicate additional information is available by acquiring at a higher sample rate.

The multiple transition detection hardware of the MSO2000 Series will show you a white edge on the display when the system detects multiple transitions. This acts as a visual reminder that increasing the sample rate on the next acquisition will reveal higher frequency information than your previous settings could acquire.

The MSO2000 Series simplifies channel setup by allowing you to group digital waveforms and enter waveform labels by using a USB keyboard. By simply placing digital waveforms next to each other, they form a group. Once a group is formed, you can position all the channels contained in that group collectively. This greatly reduces the normal setup time associated with positioning channels individually.


The P6316 MSO probe offers two eight-channel pods to simplify connecting to your device.
P6316 MSO Probe

This unique probe design offers two eight-channel pods, simplifying the process of connecting to the device-under-test. When connecting to square pins, the P6316 can connect directly to 8×2 square pin headers spaced on tenth-inch centers. When more attachment flexibility is required, you can use the included flying lead sets and grabbers to clip onto surface mount devices or test points. The P6316 offers outstanding electrical characteristics applying only 8 pF of capacitive loading with 101 kΩ input impedance.


Output of DAC Signal – Notice how FilterVu™ clearly shows the noise-free steps of the DAC in the foreground trace (yellow) which has removed all frequencies above 5.5 kHz. FilterVu also captures and displays high-frequency glitches up to the full bandwidth of the oscilloscope in the background trace (orange).

FilterVu™ Variable Low-pass Filter

Tired of being limited to a 20 MHz bandwidth filter in your oscilloscope? Simply turn on FilterVu and adjust the variable low-pass noise filter. Unlike other variable low-pass filters, FilterVu filters out the unwanted noise from your signal while still capturing glitches and other signal details up to the full bandwidth of the oscilloscope. It does this by showing two waveforms: a waveform that can be filtered (foreground waveform) and a glitch capture waveform (background waveform).

The filtered waveform uses a variable low-pass filter to block out noise, yielding a cleaner waveform to more precisely locate signal edges and amplitude levels. The result is improved confidence in you cursor measurements and cleaner documentation of important signal attributes. When the noise filter is adjusted to the lowest available noise-cutoff frequency, no more than 1% of high-frequency content that could cause the oscilloscope to alias will pass through the filter.

The glitch capture waveform shows signal details up to the full bandwidth of the oscilloscope. The oscilloscope captures pulses as narrow as 5 ns, using peak-detect min/max sampling, protecting you from missing unexpected glitches or other high-frequency events.

FilterVu is ideal for repetitive, nonrepetitive, and single-shot events.


Triggering on a specific data packet going across an I2C bus. The yellow waveform is clock and the blue waveform is data. A bus waveform provides decoded packet content including Start, Address, Read/Write, Data, and Stop.

Serial Triggering and Analysis (Optional)

On a serial bus, a single signal often includes address, control, data, and clock information. This can make isolating events of interest difficult. The MSO/DPO2000 Series offers a robust set of tools for debugging serial buses with automatic trigger, decode, and search for I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232/422/485/UART.

Serial Triggering

Trigger on packet content such as start of packet, specific addresses, specific data content, unique identifiers, etc. on popular serial interfaces such as I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232/422/485/UART.

Bus Display

Provides a higher-level, combined view of the individual signals (clock, data, chip enable, etc.) that make up your bus, making it easy to identify where packets begin and end and identifying subpacket components such as address, data, identifier, CRC, etc.

Bus Decoding

Tired of having to visually inspect the waveform to count clocks, determine if each bit is a 1 or a 0, combine bits into bytes, and determine the hex value? Let the oscilloscope do it for you! Once you’ve set up a bus, the MSO/DPO2000 Series will decode each packet on the bus, and display the value in hex, binary, decimal (LIN only), or ASCII (RS-232/422/485/UART only) in the bus waveform.


Event table showing decoded Identifier, DLC, DATA, and CRC for every CAN packet in a long acquisition.
Event Table

In addition to seeing decoded packet data on the bus waveform itself, you can view all captured packets in a tabular view much like you would see in a software listing. Packets are time stamped and listed consecutively with columns for each component (Address, Data, etc.).


Serial triggering is very useful for isolating the event of interest, but once you’ve captured it and need to analyze the surrounding data, what do you do? In the past, users had to manually scroll through the waveform counting and converting bits and looking for what caused the event. With the MSO/DPO2000 Series, you can have the oscilloscope automatically search through the acquired data for user-defined criteria including serial packet content. Each occurrence is highlighted by a search mark. Rapid navigation between marks is as simple as pressing the Previous (←) and Next (→) buttons on the front panel.

Designed to Make Your Work Easier


The MSO/DPO2000 is designed to make your work easier. The bright, widescreen display shows a long time window. Dedicated front-panel controls simplify operation. A USB host port on the front panel allows you to easily transfer screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform data to a memory stick.
Bright, Widescreen Display

The MSO/DPO2000 Series features a 7 inch (180 mm) widescreen, TFT-LCD display for seeing intricate signal details.

Dedicated Front-panel Controls

Per-channel vertical controls provide simple and intuitive operation. No longer do you need to share one set of vertical controls across all four channels.


A USB host port on the front panel enables easy transfer of screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform data to a USB thumb drive. The rear panel contains a USB device port for controlling the oscilloscope remotely from a PC or for connecting a USB keyboard. The USB device port can also be used to print directly to a PictBridge®-compatible printer. An optional 10/100 Ethernet port enables easy connection to networks and an optional Video Out port allows the oscilloscope display to be exported to an external monitor or projector.


The MSO/DPO2000 Series’ compact form factor frees up valuable space on your bench or desktop.
Compact Form Factor

A compact, portable form factor allows the MSO/DPO2000 Series to be easily moved between labs and, with a depth of just 5.3 inches (134 mm), it saves you valuable space on your test bench.


TekVPI probe interface simplifies connecting your probes to the oscilloscope.
TekVPI® Probe Interface

The TekVPI probe interface sets the standard for ease of use in probing. TekVPI probes feature status indicators and controls, as well as a probe menu button right on the comp box itself. This button brings up a probe menu on the oscilloscope display with all relevant settings and controls for the probe. TekVPI probes can be controlled remotely through USB, GPIB, or Ethernet, enabling more versatile solutions in ATE environments.


NI LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition is a fully interactive measurement acquisition and analysis software developed jointly with National Instruments and optimized for the MSO/DPO Series.


OpenChoice® Desktop software enables seamless connection between the oscilloscope and your PC.
Extended Analysis

Acquiring data and measurements from the MSO/DPO2000 Series is as simple as connecting a USB cable from the oscilloscope to your PC. Key software applications – NI LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition LE, OpenChoice® Desktop, and Microsoft Excel and Word toolbars – are included standard with each oscilloscope to enable fast and easy direct communication with your Windows PC.

NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition LE enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import, and save measurement data and signals using an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any programming. The optional Professional Version offers over 200 built-in functions that provide additional signal processing, advanced analysis, sweeping, limit testing, and user-defined step capabilities.

For simple tasks, the included OpenChoice Desktop enables fast and easy communication between the oscilloscope and your PC through USB, GPIB, or LAN for transferring settings, waveforms, and screen images.




Vertical System Analog Channels








Input Channels




Analog Bandwidth (-3 dB)*1

100 MHz

100 MHz

200 MHz

Calculated Rise Time

3.5 ns

3.5 ns

2.1 ns

Hardware Bandwidth Limits

20 MHz

Input Coupling


Input Impedance

1 MΩ ±2%, 11.5 pF ±2 pF

Input Sensitivity Range

2 mV/div to 5 V/div

Vertical Resolution

8 bits

Maximum Input Voltage, 1 MΩ

300 VRMS with peaks ≤ ±450 V

DC Gain Accuracy (with offset set to 0 V)

±3% for 10 mV/div to 5 V/div

±4% for 2 mV/div to 5 mV/div

Channel-to-Channel Isolation

(Any Two Channels at Equal Vertical Scale)

≥100:1 at ≤100 MHz

100:1 at ≤200 MHz

*1 Bandwidth is 20 MHz at 2 mV/div, all models.

Offset Range


1 MΩ

2 mV/div to 200 mV/div

±1 V

>200 mV/div to 5 V/div

±25 V

Vertical System Digital Channels


All MSO2000 Models

Input Channels

16 Digital (D15 to D0)


Threshold per set of 8 channels

Threshold Selections

TTL, CMOS, ECL, PECL, User Defined

User-defined Threshold Range

±20 V

Maximum Input Voltage

±40 V

Threshold Accuracy

±(100 mV +3% of threshold setting)

Maximum Input Dynamic Range

80 Vpk-pk (threshold setting dependent)

Minimum Voltage Swing

500 mVpk-pk

Input Impedance

101 kΩ

Probe Loading

8 pF

Vertical Resolution

1 bit

Horizontal System Analog Channels






Maximum Sample Rate (all channels)

1 GS/s

Maximum Record Length

(all channels)

1 Mpoints

Maximum Duration of Time Captured at Highest Sample Rate

(all channels)

1 ms

Time-base Range (s/div)

4 ns to 100 s

2 ns to 100 s

Time-base Delay Time Range

-10 divisions to 5000 s

Channel-to-Channel Deskew Range

±100 ns

Time-base Accuracy

±25 ppm

Horizontal System Digital Channels


All MSO2000 Models

Maximum Sample Rate (when using any of channels D7-D0)

1 GS/s (1 ns resolution)

Maximum Sample Rate (when using any of channels D15-D8)

500 MS/s (2 ns resolution)

Maximum Record Length (all channels)

1 Mpoints

Minimum Detectable Pulse Width

5 ns

Channel-to-Channel Skew

2 ns typical

Trigger System



Main Trigger Modes

Auto, Normal, and Single

Trigger Coupling

DC, HF reject (attenuates >85 kHz), LF reject (attenuates <65 kHz), noise reject (reduces sensitivity)

Trigger Holdoff Range

20 ns to 8 s

Trigger Signal Frequency Counter

Provides a higher accuracy means of identifying the frequency of trigger signals. Trigger Signal Frequency counter resolution is 6 digits.

Trigger Sensitivity



Internal DC Coupled

0.4 divisions from DC to 50 MHz

0.6 divisions > 50 MHz to 100 MHz

0.8 divisions > 100 MHz to 200 MHz


(Auxiliary Input)

200 mV from DC to 100 MHz, 1X attenuation

Trigger Level Range



Any Channel

±4.92 divisions from center of screen


(Auxiliary Input)

±6.25 V, 1X attenuation

±12.5 V, 10X attenuation

Trigger Modes




Positive or negative slope on any channel or front-panel auxiliary input. Coupling includes DC, AC, HF reject, LF reject, and noise reject.

Pulse Width

Trigger on width of positive or negative pulses that are >, <, =, or ≠ a specified period of time.


Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again.


Trigger when any logical pattern of channels goes false or stays true for specified period of time. Any input can be used as a clock to look for the pattern on a clock edge. Pattern (AND, OR, NAND, NOR) specified for all analog and digital input channels defined as High, Low, or Don’t Care.

Setup and Hold

Trigger on violations of both setup time and hold time between clock and data present on any of the input channels.

Rise/Fall Time

Trigger on pulse edge rates that are faster or slower than specified. Slope may be positive, negative, or either.


Trigger on line number, all lines, odd, even, or all fields on NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video signals.

I2C (optional)

Trigger on Start, Repeated Start, Stop, Missing ACK, Address (7 or 10 bit), Data, or Address and Data on I2C buses up to 3.4 Mb/s.

SPI (optional)

Trigger on SS, MOSI, MISO, or MOSI and MISO on SPI buses up to 10.0 Mb/s.

CAN (optional)

Trigger on Start of Frame, Frame Type (data, remote, error, overload), Identifier (standard or extended), Data, Identifier and Data, End of Frame, Missing ACK, or Bit Stuffing Error on CAN signals up to 1 Mb/s. Data can be further specified to trigger on ≤, <, =, >, ≥, or ≠ a specific data value. User-adjustable sample point is set to 50% by default.

RS-232/422/485/UART (optional)

Trigger on Tx Start Bit, Rx Start Bit, Tx End of Packet, Rx End of Packet, Tx Data, Rx Data, Tx Parity Error, and Rx Parity Error.

LIN (optional)

Trigger on Sync, Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, Wakeup Frame, Sleep Frame, Errors such as Sync, Parity, or Checksum Errors.

Parallel (available on MSO models only)

Trigger on a parallel bus data value.

Acquisition Modes




Acquire sampled values.

Peak Detect

Captures glitches as narrow as 3.5 ns at all sweep speeds.


From 2 to 512 waveforms included in average.


Scrolls waveforms right to left across the screen at sweep speeds slower than or equal to 40 ms/div.

Waveform Measurements




Waveform and Screen.

Automatic Measurements

29, of which up to four can be displayed on-screen at any one time. Measurements include: Period, Frequency, Delay, Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Positive Pulse Width, Negative Pulse Width, Burst Width, Phase, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot, Peak to Peak, Amplitude, High, Low, Max, Min, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Positive Pulse Count, Negative Pulse Count, Rising Edge Count, Falling Edge Count, Area and Cycle Area.


Isolate the specific occurrence within an acquisition to take measurements on, using either the screen, or waveform cursors.

Waveform Math




Add, subtract, and multiply waveforms.


Spectral magnitude. Set FFT Vertical Scale to Linear RMS or dBV RMS, and FFT Window to Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, or Blackman-Harris.




NI LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition

A fully interactive measurement software environment optimized for the MSO/DPO2000 Series, enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import, and save measurement data and signals using an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any programming.

Standard MSO/DPO2000 Series support for acquiring, controlling, viewing, and exporting your live signal data is permanently available through the software. The full version (SIGEXPTE) adds additional signal processing, advanced analysis, mixed signal, sweeping, limit testing, and user-defined step capabilities and is available for a 30-day trial period standard with each instrument.

OpenChoice® Desktop

Enables fast and easy communication between a Windows PC and the MSO/DPO2000 Series. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements, and screen images. Included Word and Excel toolbars automate the transfer of acquisition data and screen images from the oscilloscope into Word and Excel for quick reporting or further analysis.

IVI Driver

Provides a standard instrument programming interface for common applications such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft .NET, and MATLAB.


Enables control of the MSO/DPO2000 Series 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.

Display Characteristics



Display Type

7 in. (180 mm) liquid crystal TFT color display.

Display Resolution

480 horizontal × 234 vertical pixels (WQVGA).

Waveform Styles

Vectors, Dots (In Video Trigger mode), Variable Persistence, Infinite Persistence.


Full, Grid, Cross Hair, Frame.


YT and XY.

Maximum Waveform Capture Rate

Up to 5,000 wfm/s.

Input/Output Ports



USB 2.0 High-speed Host Port

Supports USB mass storage devices and keyboards. One port available on front panel.

USB 2.0 High-speed Device Port

Rear-panel connector allows for communication/control of oscilloscope through USBTMC or GPIB with a TEK-USB-488, and direct printing to all PictBridge-compatible printers.

LAN Port

RJ-45 connector, supports 10/100Base-T (requires DPO2CONN).

Video Out Port

DB-15 female connector, connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector (requires DPO2CONN).

Auxiliary Input

Front-panel BNC connector. Input Impedance 1 MΩ ±2%. Max input 300 VRMS CAT II with peaks ≤ ±450 V.

Probe Compensator Output

Front-panel pins

Amplitude: 5 V

Frequency: 1 kHz

Kensington Style Lock

Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington-style lock.

Power Source



Power Source Voltage

100 to 240 V ±10%

Power Source Frequency

45 to 65 Hz (90 to 264 V)

360 to 440 Hz (100 to 132 V)

Power Consumption

80 W maximum

Optional TekVPI® External Power Supply (119-7465-xx)

Output Voltage: 12 V

Output Current: 5 A

Power Consumption: 50 W

Physical Characteristics






















Rackmount Configuration


Cooling Clearance

2 in. (50 mm) required on left side and rear of instrument






0 ºC to +50 ºC


-40 ºC to +71 ºC



High: 30 ºC to 50 ºC, 5% to 60% Relative Humidity

Low: 0 ºC to 30 ºC, 5% to 95% Relative Humidity


High: 30 ºC to 55 ºC, 5% to 60% Relative Humidity

Low: 0 ºC to 30 ºC, 5% to 95% Relative Humidity



3,000 meters (9,843 feet)


12,000 meters (39,370 feet)

Random Vibration


0.31 GRMS from 5 to 500 Hz, 10 minutes each axis, 3 axes, 30 minutes total


2.46 GRMS from 5 to 500 Hz, 10 minutes each axis, 3 axes, 30 minutes total


   Electromagnetic Compatibility

EC Council Directive 2004/108/EC



CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010.1-04;


Complies with the Low Voltage Directive 2004/108/EC for Product Safety.

Ordering Information

DPO2000 Models




100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 1M record length,

2-channel digital phosphor oscilloscope


100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 1M record length,

4-channel digital phosphor oscilloscope


200 MHz, 1 GS/s, 1M record length,

4-channel digital phosphor oscilloscope

MSO2000 Models




100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 1M record length,

2+16 channel mixed-signal oscilloscope


100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 1M record length,

4+16 channel mixed-signal oscilloscope


200 MHz, 1 GS/s, 1M record length,

4+16 channel mixed-signal oscilloscope



All Models Include: One TPP0200 200 MHz, 10X Passive Probe per Analog Channel, User Manual and Translated Front-panel Overlay, Documentation CD (063-4118-xx), OpenChoice® Desktop Software, NI LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition LE Software, Calibration certificates document measurement traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001 Quality System Registration, Power Cord, and a three-year warranty. Please specify power plug and manual version when ordering.


MSO Models also Include: One P6316 16-channel logic probe and accessory kit, and accessory bag (016-2008-xx).


Application Modules




Automotive Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet-level information on CAN bus and LIN bus as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools, and packet decode tables with time stamp information.


Computer Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet-level information on RS-232/422/485/UART buses as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools, and packet decode tables with time stamp information.


Embedded Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet-level information on I2C and SPI buses as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools, and packet decode tables with time stamp information. Only two-wire SPI support available on DPO2012, MSO2012 models.

Instrument Options

Power Plug Options



Opt. A0

North America

Opt. A1

Universal Euro

Opt. A2

United Kingdom

Opt. A3


Opt. A5


Opt. A6


Opt. A10


Opt. A11


Opt. A99

No power cord

Language Options*2



Opt. L0

English manual

Opt. L1

French manual

Opt. L2

Italian manual

Opt. L3

German manual

Opt. L4

Spanish manual

Opt. L5

Japanese manual

Opt. L6

Portuguese manual

Opt. L7

Simplified Chinese manual

Opt. L8

Traditional Chinese manual

Opt. L9

Korean manual

Opt. L10

Russian manual

Opt. L99

No manual

*2 Language options include translated front-panel overlay for the selected language(s).

Service Options*3



Opt. CA1

Provides a single calibration event, or coverage for the designated calibration interval, whichever comes first.

Opt. D1

Calibration Data Report.

Opt. R5

Repair Service 5 years (including warranty).

Opt. SILV200

Standard Warranty Extended to 5 Years

*3 Probes and accessories are not covered by the oscilloscope warranty and Service Offerings. Refer to the datasheet of each probe and accessory model for its unique warranty and calibration terms.

Recommended Probes




1.5 GHz TekVPI® single-ended active probe

TDP0500*4, 6

500 MHz TekVPI 42 V differential probe


120 MHz TekVPI 30 Ampere AC/DC current probe


20 MHz TekVPI 150 Ampere AC/DC current probe


Current measurement system amplifiers


DC to 50 MHz, 50 Ampere current probe for use with TCPA300


DC to 2 MHz, 500 Ampere current probe for use with TCPA400


2.5 kV, 500 MHz, 100X high-voltage passive probe


±750 V, 200 MHz high-voltage differential probe


±1.5 kV, 200 MHz high-voltage differential probe


±6 kV, 100 MHz high-voltage differential probe

ADA400A*4, 5

100X, 10X, 1X, 0.1X high-gain differential amplifier

Recommended Accessories




Adds Ethernet (10/100Base-T) and Video Out Port


Service Manual (English only)


TekVPI to TekProbe BNC adapter


TekVPI Deskew Pulse Generator Signal Source


Deskew and Calibration Fixture


Digital Probe Leadset (8 channels)


TekVPI® External Power Supply


NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition Software – Full Version


GPIB-to-USB adapter


Soft Transit Case and Front Protective Cover


Front Protective Cover


Hard Transit Case (requires ACD2000)


Rackmount Kit. Does not include slide-out rails.

*4 Requires TekVPI external power adapter (119-7465-00); one per oscilloscope.

*5 Requires TPA-BNC adapter.

*6 Probes terminate into 50 Ω but oscilloscope will automatically adjust to account for 1 MΩ input.

*7 Requires 50 Ω feed through termination between the oscilloscope input and the BNC cable.


Three-year warranty covering all parts and labor, excluding probes.