Frequently Asked Questions

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Does the 80C15 work on a DSA8200?

Yes the DSA8200 supports the 80C15 if the DSA8200 has firmware version V5.2.1.2 or later.

This FAQ applies to:
80C15, DSA8200
Will the P6516 Logic Probe work on my Oscilloscope?

The P6516 logic probe was only used with the original MSO4000 series. For the subsequent MSO4000B, MDO4000B and MDO4000C Series oscilloscopes, the P6516 was replaced by the P6616 logic probe.

This FAQ applies to:
MDO4014B-3, MDO4024C, MDO4034B-3, MDO4034C, MDO4054B-3, MDO4054B-6, MDO4054C, MDO4104B-3, MDO4104B-6, MDO4104C, MSO4014B, MSO4032, MSO4034, MSO4034B, MSO4054, MSO4054B, MSO4102B, MSO4102B-L, MSO4104, MSO4104B, MSO4104B-L
What is the maximum floating voltage for a single-ended probe?

A single-ended probe is a ground-referenced probe. The alligator clip connected to the side of the probe is a ground reference. This allows the scope and device under test have a common reference to ground.

This FAQ applies to:
P5122, P5150
Model 3706A Channel Pattern Creation

Here is a short procedure to create a channel pattern and measure ACV using Model 3706A.

This FAQ applies to:
3706, 3706A, 3730, 3731, 3732
How To Save and Transfer a Screenshot from the 5 or 6 Series MSO

Screenshots (also known as hard copies) can be transferred from the Series 5 and 6 MSO oscilloscope via the remote programming interface using just a few simple commands.  For information on how to send commands to the instrument via the remote programming interface, please see the

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64
5 or 6 Series MSO Software License Installation Process

After you place an order for an upgrade for your 5 or 6 Series MSO, you will receive an email (at the email address in your MyTek account). It will look about like this, but customized for you:

Dear Customer ([email protected])

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64
5 and 6 Series MSO Roll Mode

Roll Mode provides an instant display response when the oscilloscope is operating at very slow sweep speeds. Without it, the acquisition must complete before the display will update. With Horizontal Scale factors as slow as 1000 s/div, that can be a long wait.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64
5 and 6 Series MSO Setup and Session Files

The 5 and 6 Series MSO setup files contain all instrument settings, user-configured analysis, and reference waveforms, so they provide an easy way to return the oscilloscope to a known state.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64
5 and 6 Series MSO User Interface Differences

When you purchase a 5 Series MSO with the 5-WIN option or a 6 Series MSO with the 6-WIN option installed, or upgrade your 5 Series MSO with the SUP5-WIN upgrade, or upgrade your 6 Series MSO with the SUP6-WIN upgrade, you will see very few differences in the user interface.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
5 Series MSO Bandwidth Upgrades

Bandwidth upgrades to 500 MHz and 1 GHz can be accomplished by ordering an upgrade product and entering a new software license into the instrument. The instrument bandwidth appears in the Help-> About menu near the top of the window, between the Model and Serial Number.

This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58

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