Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

A mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) is a type of digital storage oscilloscope designed to display and compare both analog signals and digital signals. It has input channels for both analog signals and digital signals.

Analog signals are displayed as voltage levels varying continuously over time. These voltage-versus-time waveforms are traditionally measured using oscilloscopes. Signals may be connected directly to the oscilloscope’s analog input channels or connected through an oscilloscope probe.

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In contrast, digital channels measure logic values (0 or 1). The determination of whether a signal represents 0 or 1 is based on a threshold value set by the user. Digital logic signals have traditionally been measured by logic analyzers, but for many tasks a mixed signal oscilloscope is more convenient. MSOs provide much of the basic capabilities of a logic analyzer, namely digital timing analysis.

On an MSO, both the continuously variable analog waveforms from the analog input channels and digital, or logic, waveforms from the digital input channels are precisely displayed on a common timescale for comparison.

Another category of oscilloscopes is Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes which provide the ability to measure analog and digital mixed signals, and include a built-in spectrum analyzer for making radio frequency (RF) measurements in the frequency domain. For more information on various types of oscilloscopes, explanations of specifications, and how to make great measurements, visit The Oscilloscope Learning Center.

Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

Series Model Bandwidth Record Length Channels Color Display Request a Quote
MSO70000C/DX 4 GHz - 33 GHz 31.25 M - 1 G 4 analog
16 digital
12.1 in
(307 mm)
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6 Series MSO 1 GHz - 8 GHz 62.5 - 250 M 4 analog
8-32 digital (optional)
15.6 in.
(395 mm)
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5 Series MSO 350 MHz - 2 GHz 62.5 - 125 M 4–8 analog
8-64 digital (optional)
15.6 in.
(395 mm)
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4 Series MSO 200 MHz - 1.5 GHz 31.25 M - 62.5 M 4, 6 analog
up to 48 digital (optional)
13.3 in
(338 mm)
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3 Series MDO 100 MHz - 1 GHz 10 M 2, 4 analog
16 digital (optional)
1 RF (optional)
11.6 inches
(295 mm)
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MSO5000B 350MHz - 2 GHz 25 - 250 M 4 analog
16 digital
10.4 in.
(264 mm)
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MDO4000C 100 MHz - 1 GHz 20 M 2, 4 analog
16 digital (optional)
1 RF
10.4 in.
(264 mm)
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MDO3000 100 MHz - 1 GHz 10 M 2, 4 analog
16 digital (optional)
1 RF
9 in.
(229 mm)
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MSO2000B 100 MHz - 200 MHz 1 M 2, 4 analog
16 digital
7 in.
(180 mm)
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