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    4 Series MSO
    The 4 Series MSO datasheet provides an overview of the product's features, important specifications, and ordering information.
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    Application Software Bundles for the 4, 5 and 6 Series MSO Oscilloscopes
    Application bundles are a great alternative to purchasing individual options, especially if you plan to address diverse applications with your oscilloscope. Compared to individual options, these specially designed bundles: Offer better …
    Getting Started with Oscilloscope Automation and Python
    Engineers across many industries use automation to extend the capabilities of their oscilloscopes, and many engineers are using Python. The free programming language Python has significant advantages for automation: Versatility Easy to teach …
    Technical Brief
    Tektronix Software Solutions for Remote Educational Lab Challenges
    With Tektronix software platforms like TekDrive and TekScope, students no longer need to be in the lab or classroom to get hands-on experience with oscilloscopes.  This application note discusses how TekDrive, TekScope, and other Tektronix software …
    Application Note
    Next-Generation Oscilloscopes Brochure - 3 Series MDO, 4 Series MSO, 5 Series B MSO, 6 Series B MSO
    User interface designed for both touch and mouse Large touchscreen HD displays (1,920 × 1,080) Integrated spectrum analysis Powerful analysis Automated measurements with trend, histogram, and …
    4 Series MSO Upgrade Guide
    Many of the features of the 4 Series MSO are field-upgradable, including bandwidth, record length, arbitrary/function generator, digital channels, and protocol support.  This fact sheet lists all available post-purchase upgrades.
    Fact Sheet
    TekDrive Collaborative Data Workspace Flyer
    TekDrive is a collaborative data workspace that provides an oscilloscope-to-cloud software solution for instant data sharing and recall on an oscilloscope, PC, phone, or tablet.  This document highlights how TekDrive helps you stay productive while …
    Measuring the Control Loop Response of a Power Supply Using an Oscilloscope
    Most power supplies and regulators are designed to maintain a constant voltage over a specified current range. To accomplish this goal, they are essentially amplifiers with a closed feedback loop. An ideal supply needs to respond …
    Technical Brief
    Effective Measurement of Signals in Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Electronics Systems
    Introduction After years of research and design, Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices are rapidly being designed into a variety of power electronics applications. The shift from silicon to SiC is driving new energy …
    Technical Brief
    Software for the Education Lab
    Reliable and easy-to-use software to enhance the remote education experience Tektronix offers a range of efficient and intuitive remote education solutions that combine with our oscilloscopes, DMMs, data acquisition systems, or other …
    Fact Sheet
    Comparing the Traditional Oscilloscope FFT to Spectrum View Spectrum Analysis for Measuring Power Supply Control Loop Frequency Response
    New Tektronix oscilloscopes incorporate spectrum analysis using digital downconverters in each channel. The resulting displays are called Spectrum View. Using Spectrum View to generate Bode plots for power supply control loop frequency response …
    Characterizing Self-Generated EMI for Wireless and IoT Products with 4, 5 or 6 Series MSO Oscilloscopes
    Introduction An increasing number of manufacturers are adding or retrofitting wireless technology into new or existing products. The products that are benefiting include mobile, household, industrial, scientific, and medical devices …
    Application Note
    Verifying ESD Simulator Performance Using an Oscilloscope
    THIS APPLICATION NOTE Is intended to help designers verify the shape of current pulses from ESD simulators prior to compliance or precompliance testing Covers some basic theory on ESD Describes a basic testing system for …
    Application Note
    Troubleshooting ESD Failures Using an Oscilloscope
    THIS APPLICATION NOTE Is intended to help designers learn troubleshooting techniques for ESD compliance failures Covers some basic theory on ESD Describes a basic testing system for ESD troubleshooting, including an H …
    Application Note
    4 Series MSO Included Probes and Accessories
    Photograph and listing of included probes and accessories for the 4 Series MSO Oscilloscope.
    Fact Sheet
    Step by Step EMI Troubleshooting with 4, 5 and 6 Series MSO Oscilloscopes
    This application note will help you learn the basics of EMC and EMI troubleshooting and debugging.  It introduces a 3-step troubleshooting process and introduces the basics of radiated and conducted emissions troubleshooting. It covers the …
    Application Note
    Achieve Higher Vertical Resolution for More Precise Measurements
    This white paper describes an approach in which new oscilloscope ADC technology, combined with digital signal processing and a low-noise front end, can provide even higher resolution than found in conventional high bit-rate ADC implementations. It …
    Working Remotely with Tektronix Oscilloscopes
    There are several approaches you can take to work remotely with Tektronix oscilloscopes. The available techniques differ somewhat between instruments that run the Windows operating system and instruments that do not. This guide is …
    Technical Brief
    EMI Troubleshooting with the Latest-Generation Oscilloscopes
    Introduction EMI/EMC regulations help to ensure reliable operation and safety for users of electrical and electronic equipment. Regulations limit the allowable radiated emissions …
    Application Note
    Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
    Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.
    Product Selector Guide
    Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes
    Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes   FIGURE 1. Spectrum View enables simultaneous analog and spectrum views with independent controls in each domain.   Debugging embedded systems often involves looking …
    Application Note
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 4/5/6-PWR Application Software
    Introduction Today’s power supply designers are faced with increasing pressure to achieve power conversion efficiencies of 90% and even higher. This trend is driven by demand for longer battery life in portable electronics, the Internet of things …
    Application Note
    Decoding and Searching MIPI I3C Bus Activity with an Oscilloscope
    THIS APPLICATION NOTE Gives a brief orientation on the physical layer and packet structures of I3C with the goal of providing just enough detail to help with troubleshooting Explains how to set up decoding on an oscilloscope …
    Application Note
    Making Higher Accuracy Oscilloscope Measurements
    Introduction One of the most important functional blocks in a digital oscilloscope is the analog-to-digital converter or ADC. This technical brief explains why ADC resolution (number of bits) has become a more important consideration in …
    Technical Brief
    Measuring Power Supply Switching Loss with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction With the demand for improving power efficiency and extending the operating time of battery-powered devices, the ability to analyze power loss and optimize power supply efficiency is more critical than ever …
    Application Note
    Probing Techniques for Accurate Voltage Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
    This application note describes considerations and techniques for making accurate voltage measurements on power converters with an oscilloscope, especially as they relate to probe selection and application. It includes two examples for …
    Application Note
    Getting Started with Power Rail Measurements Application Note
    Most of today’s electronic designs require many different supply voltages to function properly. In fact, many components within a given circuit require multiple voltages. This is especially true with highly-integrated system on chip and …
    Application Note
    Troubleshooting USB 2.0 Problems with Your Oscilloscope
    Learn the basics of the USB 2.0 physical layer to help you troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with USB 2.0 bus …
    Application Note
    XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer
    After reading this primer, you will be able to: Describe how oscilloscopes work Describe the differences between analog, digital storage, digital phosphor, and digital sampling oscilloscopes Describe electrical waveform types Understand basic …
    How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
    Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In …
    Application Note
    Using FastFrame Segmented Memory on the 4/5/6 Series MSO
    Introduction Debug and verification of complex systems present many technical challenges, including capturing and visualizing multiple infrequent or intermittent events, such as serial data packets, laser pulses, and glitches …
    Technical Brief
    4 Series MSO vs MDO4000C
    Screen Size and Waveform Viewing Area 4 Series MSO 13.3” HD 1920 x 1080 MDO4000C Series 10.4” VGA 1024 x …
    Fact Sheet
    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 Keysight 4000A X-Series ✗ 12 …
    Rohde & Schwarz RTA4000 Series Oscilloscopes vs. 4 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes Comparison
    Display Size and Waveform Viewing Area Tektronix 4 Series MSO ✔ 13.3 inch HD (1920 x 1080) – touch with gesture control R&S RTA4000 Series ✗ 10.1 …
    Making Accurate Current Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
    This application note describes considerations and techniques for making accurate current measurements on power converters using an oscilloscope and a current probe. When used in conjunction with an oscilloscope’s voltage measurements …
    Application Note
    Debugging SPMI Power Management Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction Increasingly, mobile devices and other portable designs are adopting System Power Management Interface (SPMI) protocol for multimaster, multi-slave systems to monitor and dynamically control supply voltages based on real …
    Application Note
    Debugging SENT Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction Increasingly, automotive designs are adopting Single Edge Nibble Transmission (SENT) protocol for low-cost, asynchronous, point-topoint transmission of high-resolution data. Unlike basic protocol analyzers, oscilloscopes …
    Application Note
    Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction Embedded systems applications growing rapidly in the automotive industry. Many vehicle designs use CAN, LIN or FlexRay to communicate among electronic control units (ECUs), and between ECUs and sensors, actuators and …
    Application Note
    How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding
    Introduction Most microcontroller-based designs use I2C or SPI or both, to communicate among controllers and between controllers and peripheral chips. Seeing what’s going on in an embedded system when a chip sends a particular I2C or …
    Application Note
    Oscilloscope Selection Guide
    From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …
    Product Selector Guide