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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 250 Million samples 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

Particle Physics and nuclear physics use Tektronix IQ data

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


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

Real Time DDC from Tektronix TEK049 for offloading from LPD64

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
  • Frequency versus time, Phase versus time analysis and Magnitude versus time

Spectrum View introduction video

Multi-channel spectrum analysis video

Read the new Spectrum View application note


High bandwidth Manufacturing such as 5G and UWB

6 Series Low Profile Digitizer, can sync multi-channel digitizer up to 8GHz

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

C/C++/Python/MATLAB/LabView Programming Examples

Programmers Manual PDF


Transition from design to manufacturing test, effortlessly

6 Series family picture - side by side

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

See the ASIC that drives the 6 Series family


Model Bandwidth Sample Rate Vertical Resolution Rack Height List Price

DC to 8 GHz

25 GS/s

12-bits ADC

2U rack mount ready Configure & Quote
Model Bandwidth Sample Rate Vertical Resolution Rack Height List Price

DC to 8 GHz

25 GS/s

12-bits ADC

2U rack mount ready Configure & Quote
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) 250 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 - - -
I recently registered our Tektronix oscilloscope, updated the firmware and am currently trying to activate the free DVM & Frequency Counter.  I don’t see any software downloads for activating the DVM. Am I doing something wrong, or looking in the wrong spot?
After you have registered your oscilloscope on, you should have received an email with instructions.  The email is sent to the address you used to login to  If you haven't received the email after registration: Check your spam folde
Faq Id468046 15 Jan 2020
How do I set up a network drive on my 5 Series MSO or 6 Series MSO?
Introduction Network drives were introduced in firmware version 1.8.7 for 5 Series, 5 Series Low Profile, and 6 Series MSOs.  This feature allows you to specify a directory on another computer for the scope to use as storage.  To access this storage
Faq Id773296 15 Jan 2020
What is the difference between Windows 10 on my scope and standard Windows 10?
The Windows build on Tektronix scopes is from the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), specifically Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (Long-Term Service Branch 1607).  You can read more about the LTSC here:
Faq Id782291 15 Jan 2020
How do I keep Windows 10 up to date on my scope?
Updating Windows 10 Using Windows Update By default, Windows 10 will attempt to automatically keep itself up to date with the latest critical security patches, but it will not install optional updates.  To ensure Windows 10 receives all available upd
Faq Id782296 15 Jan 2020
6 Series MSO (non-Windows) Firmware - V1.22.5
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for 6 Series MSO and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer. This firmware only applies to instruments that do not have option 6-WIN (Windows 10) installed.

Part Number: 066198504
Software 14 Jan 2020
6 Series Low Profile Digitizer
The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer LPD64 offers the lowest input noise and up to 8 GHz analog bandwidth and provides the best signal fidelity for analyzing and debugging signals in a compact 2U rack space.

Literature Number: 48W-61595-2
Datasheet 12 Jan 2020
TEKVISA Connectivity Software - V4.2.0
TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various c

Part Number: 066093812
Software 27 Dec 2019
Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes
Spectrum View is a new way of performing spectrum analysis on an oscilloscope. This application note shows and explains how Spectrum View operates and how it differs from traditional oscilloscope FFT functions. Any analog signal may be presented as

Literature Number: 48W-61563-1
Application Note 26 Dec 2019
Tek049 ASIC Powers Next-Generation Oscilloscopes
The Tek049 is a new mixed-signal oscilloscope ASIC. It consists of 400 million transistors which make up its high-speed, precision ADCs and integrated DSP. The Tek049 recently debuted as the powerhouse behind Tek’s new 5 Series MSO and will power nex

Literature Number: 55W-61320-0
Whitepaper 26 Dec 2019
6 Series Low Profile Digitizer (LPD64)
With Factory Option 6-SEC Enhanced Security Instrument Declassification and Security

Part Number: 077157000
Manual 26 Nov 2019
6 Series Low Profile Digitizer
LPD64 Installation and Safety

Part Number: 071365900
Manual 26 Nov 2019
4, 5, 6 Series MSO (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64)
Programmer Manual

Part Number: 077130508
Manual 26 Nov 2019
4/5/6 Series MSO
MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64 Printable Application Help

Part Number: 077130308
Manual 26 Nov 2019
4, 5, 6 Series MSO (MSO44, MSO46, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64, LPD64)
Programmer Manual

Part Number: 077130509
Manual 26 Nov 2019
5 Series Low Profile Oscilloscope, 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer
MSO58LP, LPD64 Bench Conversion Kit

Part Number: 075110201
Manual 26 Nov 2019
5/6 Series MSO (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64)
Programmer Manual

Part Number: 077130506
Manual 26 Nov 2019
4, 5 and 6 Series MSO, 5 and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizers IVI-COM Driver - V1.6.0
TekSeriesScope IVI-COM Driver for 4, 5 and 6 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes; 5 and 6 Series Low Profile Digitizers IVI Scope class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI cla

Part Number: 066192807
Software 12 Nov 2019
How independent time and frequency controls beat traditional FFTs.
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If you're doing mixed frequency/time domain work, Spectrum View makes it easy. Learn how to set up 5 and 6 Series MSOs to display synchronized time and frequency domain views on multiple channels,...
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