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    5 Series MSO Low Profile
    The 5 Series Low Profile Digitizer datasheet provides an overview of the product's features, important specifications, and ordering information.
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    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
    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 …
    Quantum Computing Solutions Flyer
    This flyer outlines Tektronix solutions for quantum computing applications, including qubit control, precision calibration and synchronization, qubit readout and measure, and more.
    Technical Brief
    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
    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 …
    Programming Interface Translator Technical Brief
    The PI Translator The PI Translator is a simple system. It acts as a "dictionary" that contains a list of legacy commands and their modern counterparts. In addition to direct translation, entries can be configured to alias to …
    Technical Brief
    Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
    Probe / Oscilloscope Compatibility *1 Some probes require an external power supply (1103) when used with the TDS3000 series. *2 When using with MSO / DPO2000 series, a …
    Product Selector Guide
    Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
    With today's rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools. Tektronix innovative test equipment reduces testing …
    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
    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
    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
    Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
    Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses, such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.  Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities …
    Application Note
    In-circuit Measurement of Inductors and Transformers with an Oscilloscope
    An oscilloscope can be used to measure the performance of inductors and transformers under operating conditions.  This application note: Provides a quick review of practical inductor and transformer theory, especially related to power supply …
    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
    Troubleshooting Multiple-bus Systems Using FlexChannel Input Channels Tech Brief
    Troubleshooting embedded systems with multiple processors, sensors, actuators, communications and human interfaces, often demands more than the 2 or 4 measurement channels available on most oscilloscopes.  More channels can help up to a point, but a …
    Technical Brief
    Visual Triggers: Graphical Methods for Capturing Bursts and Other Complex Signals on Oscilloscopes
    Visual triggers allow you to build triggers by thinking in terms of wave shapes. This technical brief starts by explaining how to quickly capture bursts of specific length by drawing boxes on an oscilloscope display. It then describes how to apply …
    Technical Brief
    Solutions for RADAR and Electronic Warfare
    Tektronix offers a wide range of hardware and software built to help you design and test mission-critical RF systems, such as military comms, radar and electronic warfare—from algorithm prototyping to testing to ongoing maintenance. Our products are …
    Tek049 ASIC Powers Next-Generation Oscilloscopes
    Introduction As electrical, optical, and wireless system technology grows ever more advanced, engineers require increasingly powerful tools to aid them in system design and debugging. To set the foundation for the next …
    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
    Measuring Digital Clock Stability and Jitter with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction Clocks are the heartbeats of embedded systems, providing timing references and synchronization between components, subsystems,and entire systems. Incorrect clock signal amplitudes and timing can prevent reliable …
    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