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Keysight 4000 X-Series Oscilloscope vs. 4 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison


Display Size and Waveform Viewing Area
Tektronix 4 Series MSO
✔ 13.3 inch HD (1920 x 1080) – touch with gesture control
Oscilloscope
Keysight 4000A X-Series
12.1 inch SVGA (800 x 600) – touch but NO gesture control
Oscilloscope
Digital Channels
Tektronix 4 Series MSO
✔ No. of displayed busses limited only by scope memory – user adjustable on the display
✔ Up to 48 digital channels
✔ 6.25 GS/s sample rate
✔ Max. record length up to 62.5 Mpts (opt)
Keysight 4000A X-Series
Limited to 2 bus signals – anchored to the bottom of the display
Max. of 16 digital channels
1.25 GS/s sample rate
✔ Max. record length of 2 Mpts – when not using analog channels
Waveform Capture Rate
Tektronix 4 Series MSO
✔ Greater than 500,000 waveforms/s with FastAcq provides similar performance
Keysight 4000A X-Series
✔ Up to 1,000,000 waveforms/s – limited to 3 horizontal scale settings
Measurements and Math
Tektronix 4 Series MSO
✔ More than 4 math channels, and all can be displayed
✔ Graphical equation editor with easily recognizable math functions
✔ No. of measurements limited only by scope memory
✔ Measurements based on signal data values
Keysight 4000A X-Series
Max. of 4 math channels, but can only display 1
Limited math choices available through text-based menu
Max. of 10 measurements
Measurements based on displayed data points
Navigation and Search
Tektronix 4 Series MSO
controls ✔ Wave Inspector® controls for easy scrolling through long records
✔ User selectable record length
✔ Search based on signal data values – reliably find specified events
Oscilloscope
Keysight 4000A X-Series
Uses horizontal scale and position controls for zoom
Users cannot select record length only horizontal scale – can result in highly distorted waveforms
Search based on displayed data points – results in missing specified events
Oscilloscope
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1. 1.5 GHz only available on half channels.