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Keysight S-Series vs. 5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison

Oscilloscope Design
Tektronix 5 Series MSO
Industry First FlexChannels (up to 8) (each input is 1 analog or 8 digital)
Industry First 4, 6, 8 channel models
Industry First HD 1920 x 1080 15.6” Multi-touch capacitive display
Industry's Only Std. Closed Embedded OS or optional Windows 10 OS
✔ 12 bit Analog to Digital Converter
✔ >500,000 wfm/s update rate
Keysight S-Series
Fixed configuration: 4 Analog; 16 digital
4 channel models only
15” XGA 1024 x 768 Multi-touch display
Windows 7 only
10 bit Analog to Digital Converter
Not Specified (*tested to 600 wfms/s)
Waveform Capture Rate
Analog to Digital Converter (ADC)
Tektronix 5 Series MSO
✔ 12 bit ADC
✔ Up to 16 bits in new High Res mode
✔ 7.6 bits ENOB @ 1GHz 500mV Full Scale
Keysight S-Series
10 bit ADC
Up to 12 bits in HiRes mode
✔ 7.6 bits ENOB @ 1GHz 500mV Full Scale
Included Probing
Tektronix 5 Series MSO
✔ 1 GHz passive probes (≥1GHz models)
✔ 3.9pF Capacitive loading
✔ Automated compensation
✔ Stores compensation data in memory
✔ Hardware Dynamic Range 5mV to 100V
Keysight S-Series
500 MHz passive probes (≥1GHz models)
9.5pF Capacitive loading
Manual compensation
Can’t store compensation data
Hardware Dynamic Range 16mV to 40V
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* Not specified by Keysight, but maximum rate measured by Tektronix was 600 wfms/sec
** ENOB was tested by Tektronix at 500mV Full Scale and 90% of screen. Keysight is tested at 300mV Full Scale