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6 Series Low Profile Digitizer

Applications requiring high-speed digitizers shouldn’t trade-off performance when turning on channels. The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer sets a new standard by not interleaving sample rate, bandwidth or record length. You get the fastest and most accurate performance from your digitizer – all in a 2U space.

  • 25 GS/s on all 4 channels
  • DC to 8 GHz on all 4 channels
  • 12-bit analog-to-digital converters
  • Up to 1 billion samples (1 Gpt) on all 4 channels
  • Up to 2 GHz RF DDC bandwidth on all channels
  • 2U rack ready digitizer
  • Best in class low noise and ENOB

DC to 8 GHz

Sample Rate

25 GS/S

Vertical Resolution

12bit ADC

Rack Height

2U Rack Mount Ready

6 Series Low Profile Digitizer

Big Physics – Machine Diagnostics

Physics is constantly leading the world to exciting new scientific discoveries in both matter and energy. These experiments require digitizers and oscilloscopes with new levels of precision, performance and size when monitoring target test points. The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer exceed these by bringing an award winning oscilloscope user interface, industry leading performance, small form factor and Tektronix’s class of reliability. Test equipment just got better.

  • High Energy (Particle) Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Condensed Matter

Photonic Doppler Velocimetry PDV

6 Series Low Profile Digitizer
Built-in Spectrum View inputs with DDC & IQ data offload

Built-in Spectrum View inputs with DDC & IQ data offload

Whether you’re a spectrum analyzer expert or an occasional user, you’ll be able to put the built-in Spectrum View right to work. The Tektronix TEK049 ASIC has patented dual signal paths with an ADC and DDC that allow independent controls of both time domain and frequency domain.


  • Up to 2 GHz bandwidth with Digital Down Converter (DDC)
  • Individual time domain and frequency domain controls
  • Fast raw IQ data offloading to PC
  • RF vs Time Triggering (trigger on frequency or magnitude changes)

Spectrum View introduction video

Multi-channel spectrum analysis video

Read the new Spectrum View application note

High bandwidth manufacturing such as 5G and UWB

Higher data throughput is driving multiple technologies such as 5G mmWave, ultra wide band, WiGig and automotive RADAR. The 6 Series Low Profile is an ideal IF digitizer for multichannel systems and packs 4 high performace 25 GS/s channels into a 2U rack. By using the DDC, there's up to 30% reduction in data sizes, which means you get your data faster for post-processing.


  • 2 rack units high (3.5 inches) with rackmount attached
  • Easy Remote Control – browser access and control
  • Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer
  • Programming support: IVI-C, IVI-COM, MATLAB, LabView, Python, VISA, Sockets, and more
  • Built-in programming command translator

Visit Tektronix GitHub for programming examples

Programmers Manual PDF

High bandwidth Manufacturing such as 5G and UWB

Synchronize multiple high-speed digitizers

Turn two remote digitizers into a single virtual instrument. Discover, search and analyze across more channels then ever before.

  • View all channels simultaneously
  • Rearrange or group channels
  • Unlimited automated measurements
  • Easy Ethernet access

TekScope PC Analysis Software

Synchronize multiple high-speed digitizers
benchtop 6 Series MSO with its 15.6-inch HD display

Transition from design to manufacturing test, effortlessly

Eliminate work by using exactly the same software and test routines in production that you developed during design. Use the benchtop 6 Series MSO with its 15.6-inch HD display and pinch-swipe-zoom touchscreen for design validation. Run the same user interface, similar hardware while using the compact low-profile digitizer version in manufacturing.

6 Series MSO

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6 Series Low Profile Digitizer
5 Series MSO Low Profile
WaveRunner 8000-R Low Profile
National Instruments
ADP Series
Bandwidth (on all channels) 1 GHz to 8 GHz 1 GHz 1 GHz to 4 GHz 2.5 GHz (typical) 2.5 GHz (5186)
1.5 GHz (5185)
6.5 GHz (ADP7104)
4 GHz (ADP7084)
Analog Channels 4 8 4 2 2 4
Analog Sample Rate (on all channels) 25GS/s 6.25GS/s 10GS/s @ 1GHz
20GS/s >1GHz
5GS/s 6.25GS/s 16 GS/s (ADP7104)
10GS/s (ADP7084)
RF Input - DDC Bandwidth (Span) 2 GHz 500 MHz - - - 2.5GHz
ADC Resolution 12 bits 12 bits 8 bits 10 bits 10 bits 10 bits
ENOB 8.2 bits at 1 GHz
7.6 bits at 2.5 GHz
7.25 bits at 4 GHz
6.8 bits at 6 GHz
6.5 bits at 8 GHz
7.6 bits bits at 1 GHz - 7.2 bits at 924 MHz 6.3 bits at 1 GHz
6.0 bits at 2.5 GHz
5.5 bits at 5 GHz
7.9 bits at 1 GHz
7.5 bits at 2.5 GHz
6.9 bits at 4 GHz
6.7 bits at 6 GHz
6.5 bits at 8 GHz
Standard Record Length (on all channels) 125 Mpts 125 Mpts 64Mpts or 16Mpts @1GHz 100MS/ch 4 Kpts -
Optional Record Length (on all channels) 1 Gpts 500 Mpts - 1.6 GS/ch 100 Kpts -
Programmable Interface Python, Visa, IVI, Sockets, LXI, MATLAB, LabView Python, Visa, IVI, Sockets, MATLAB, LabView Python, Visa, IVI, Sockets, LXI, MATLAB, LabVIEW Visa, IVI, C/C++/C#, MATLAB, LabView LabView PI, IVI, LabView
Easy Remote Control via IP address Yes from Browser Yes from Browser WaveStudio No No No
Field Upgradable Bandwidth Yes No No No No No
Height (Rack Units) 2U 2U 2U 2U - AXI Chassis required 3U - PXI Chassis required 2U - AXI Chassis required
Operating System Windows 10 or Embedded Linux Closed Embedded Linux Windows Windows or Linux Windows Windows or Linux
Oscilloscope & Digitizer Matched Performance 6 Series MSO 5 Series MSO WaveRunner 8000 - - -