With a remarkably innovative pinch-swipe-zoom touchscreen user interface, the industry's largest high-definition display, and 4, 6, or 8 FlexChannel™ inputs that let you measure one analog or eight digital signals, the 5 Series MSO is ready for today’s toughest challenges, and tomorrow’s too. It sets a new standard for performance, analysis, and overall user experience. See all oscilloscopes »
More than just a new display and user interface. A new standard.
Get the big picture and take total control, with the 15.6 HD touchscreen display. Use the capacitive pinch-zoom-swipe touchscreen, front panel controls, or mouse to analyze and manage multiple signals without fighting through menus.
Available with 4, 6, or 8 FlexChannel inputs. Each can be used to look at 1 analog signal or look at 8 digital logic signals, just by changing the probe. Display any analog signal as a high-resolution waveform, a spectrum, or both at the same time, with independent acquisition controls for each domain.
Let no detail go unseen, with up to 16 bits of vertical resolution.
12-bit analog to digital converters deliver up to 16 bits of vertical resolution using advanced digital signal processing. See and measure small signal details, even if they're riding on large signals.
Buy what you need now. Add on as your needs change.
Bandwidth up to 2 GHz
Record Length up to 125 Mpoints
TLP058 Logic Probes each provide 8 digital channels
Add Windows OS to run PC software on the scope
Add a built-in Arbitrary/Function Generator
Serial Decode/Trigger support for key buses like I2C, SPI, USB 2.0, Ethernet, CAN, LIN, many others
Automated compliance testing for Ethernet, USB 2.0, and Automotive Ethernet
TPP0500B (500 MHz) when you choose either the 350 or 500 MHz bandwidth option
TPP1000 (1 GHz) when you choose either the 1 or 2 GHz bandwidth option
1-year warranty on the included probes
3-year warranty on the instrument
Mouse, power cord and front cover with attached accessory pouch
Printed Installation Manual covers safety and basic operation
Comprehensive Integrated Online Help
Certificate of traceability
Accidents happen. Make sure you're protected.
We have the only plan in the industry to offer coverage for accidental damage. Yes, this includes screen damage, spills, broken mounts, and electrostatic discharge or electronic overstress events. Reduce unplanned repair or replacement costs with our Total Protection Plan. Watch the video or click below to learn more.
Car designers rely on serial buses for error-free communications between ECUs, sensors and actuators. They can also rely on the 5 Series MSO, equipped with CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and SENT decoding and triggering to be able to get a synchronized view of their systems. The automated Automotive Ethernet compliance suite lets you test to the standard, without becoming high speed bus expert.
Clocks are the heart of every embedded system and digital communication link. Jitter and other clock distortion can impact system operation, and getting to the root cause can be challenging without the right analysis tools.
Standard phase noise, TIE, and frequency plots and histograms
Optional advanced analysis with jitter decomposition and clock recovery
Make reliable, repeatable power quality, harmonics, switching loss, safe operating area measurements and more with the automated power measurement and analysis package. With up to 8 high-resolution channels and a wide range of available probes, the 5 Series MSO is also ideal for evaluating power supply sequencing, and digging into 3-phase power converters.
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Tek049 ASIC Powers Next-Generation Oscilloscopes The Tek049 ASIC is the powerhouse behind Tek’s new 5 Series MSO, and it will power next-generation oscilloscopes. This paper examines some of the technology and innovations in this new mixed-signal ASIC.
Literature number: 55W-61320-0
15 Jul 2019
5 Series MSO Feature Upgrades Most optional, factory-installed features for the 5 Series MSO are also available as field upgrades, and are installed simply by ordering an upgrade product and entering a new, node-locked software license into the instrument.
There are several general-…
FAQ ID: 235421
10 Jul 2019
5 and 6 Series MSO Setup File Recall Warning The 5 and 6 Series MSO will display a pop-up warning message when it is not completely successful recalling the saved state of the instrument with a setup or session file.
The following message will appear on the display:
The oscilloscope was…
FAQ ID: 235416
10 Jul 2019
5 Series MSO Free Trials Most field upgrades for the optional features for the 5 Series MSO are also available for a one-time, 30-day free trial. These are available simply by requesting a trial software license and installing the node-locked license in the instrument.
FAQ ID: 235426
10 Jul 2019
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…
FAQ ID: 235436
10 Jul 2019
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…
FAQ ID: 235441
10 Jul 2019
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. For example, if you want to build a library of standardized…
FAQ ID: 235446
10 Jul 2019
5 and 6 Series MSO 12-bit Scope Yes! Tektronix offers many different models of real-time oscilloscopes that provide 12-bit or greater vertical resolution for a variety of applications.
Because many high-vertical-resolution oscilloscopes on the market have technical trade-offs such as…
FAQ ID: 69266
10 Jul 2019
Difference between Position and Offset on an oscilloscope To answer this first you need to understand the layout of how your waveform trace is displayed.
On your oscilloscope you generally will see either 8 or 10 divisions vertically on the screen.
Along the left side of the screen you will see a marker…
5 or 6 Series MSO Multiple Displays Yes, the 5 and 6 Series MSO hardware supports a total of three displays, including the instrument’s internal display. The instrument provides DVI-D, Display Port, and VGA connectors on the rear panel.
The standard instrument (running the Linux operating…