Frequently Asked Questions

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How many digital channels are supported on the 5 and 6 Series MSO?

Each analog channel on the 5 and 6 Series MSO can be converted into 8 digital channels with the logic probe TLP058. 

For a 4-channel model (MSO54, MSO64), it is up to 32 digital channels.

For a 6-channel model (MSO56), it is up to 48 digital channels.


This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
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PicoAmmeters/Electromeers/Sensitive SMUs -What is Guard? */ /*-->*/


This FAQ applies to:
6482, 6485, 6487, 6514, 6517B
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How to reset the "Autoset" password in my TBS2000 series oscilloscope?

If you perform the TekSecure, it will reset the password back to the default one as this action will erase all the internal user stored memory. 


This FAQ applies to:
TBS2072, TBS2074, TBS2102, TBS2104
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How do I activate the free DVM for my scope?

After you have registered your oscilloscope on Tek.com, you should have received an email with instructions.  The email is sent to the address you used to login to te


This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104, MDO4014-3, MDO4014B-3, MDO4024C, MDO4034-3, MDO4034B-3, MDO4034C, MDO4054-3, MDO4054-6, MDO4054B-3, MDO4054B-6, MDO4054C, MDO4104-3, MDO4104-6, MDO4104B-3, MDO4104B-6, MDO4104C, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
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The applications modules I purchased are no longer showing up in my scope.

Push Utility on the front panel.


This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104, MDO3AERO, MDO3AFG, MDO3AUDIO, MDO3AUTO, MDO3BND, MDO3COMP, MDO3EMBD, MDO3FLEX, MDO3LMT, MDO3MSO, MDO3PWR, MDO4014-3, MDO4014B-3, MDO4024C, MDO4034-3, MDO4034B-3, MDO4034C, MDO4054-3, MDO4054-6, MDO4054B-3, MDO4054B-6, MDO4054C, MDO4104-3, MDO4104-6, MDO4104B-3, MDO4104B-6, MDO4104C
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What is the pin out of the communications port on the 2231A-30-3?

Below is the pin out of the connector.

Pin 1 = +5V


This FAQ applies to:
2231A-30-3
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Why isn’t the TPP1000 (Tektronix Passive Probe 1GHz) compatible with my scope

Short answer is that if your scope doesn’t have the notched key that allows the probe to connect, then the TPP probe requires a different termination resistance than what your scope can provide.


This FAQ applies to:
TPP0250, TPP0500B, TPP0502, TPP1000
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What are the differences between the TTR506A and TTR506A option LE?

The primary differences between the TTR506A LE and TTR506A are the dynamic range is lower (> 110 dB vs. > 122 dB), the trace noise magnitude is higher (< 0.012 dB RMS vs. < 0.008 dB RMS) and the trace noise phase is higher (< 0.05 vs. < 0.07).


This FAQ applies to:
TTR506A
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DPO/MSO5000B differences from the DPO/MSO5000 series.


This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B
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What are some of the advantages of the 5 and 6 Series MSO digital trigger?

Since its invention by Tektronix in the 1940s, the oscilloscope’s trigger system has been a key component of the products, providing a stable display of repetitive signals and the capture of specific events in a signal.


This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
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