6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Troubleshoot and validate high-speed designs now and into the future with upgradeable bandwidth that starts at 1 GHz and goes up to 8 GHz . Get accurate measurements with low noise and 25 GS/s sample rate per channel -- sample rate does not drop as you turn on channels. 

Bandwidth

Up to 8 GHz

Sample Rate

25 GS/s per channel

Record Length

Up to 250 Mpoints

Vertical Resolution

12 bits

Lowest noise at high sensitivity

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>75% reduction in noise from a typical oscilloscope at 1mV/div

See signals you couldn't see before.

  • Lowest input noise enabled by new TEK061 front-end ASICs.
  • 12-bit resolution at 4 GHz, and up to 16-bit resolution at 200 MHz
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Advanced measurements and analysis made easy

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Characterize jitter on GHz clocks and serial buses with ease. Effortlessly bring statistics into your everyday toolkit with integrated advanced measurements. For example, use the same drag and drop action for jitter or advanced power analysis as routine rise time and rms measurements.

  • Advanced Jitter Analysis
  • Advanced Power Analysis
  • High-speed Serial Compliance
  • Automated Measurements and Trend Analysis

Signal fidelity starts with probes

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Enter a world of versatility with four FlexChannel® inputs. Browse your circuits with included 1 GHz, 10x probes. Connect high performance single-ended active probes or differential probes, or do both at once with new TriMode probes. Expand your view by connecting a TLP058 probe to any input and get 8 digital channels - up to 32 digital channels.

  • 1 MΩ and 50 Ω input terminations
  • Four 1 GHz low-loading passive probes, included
  • New TDP7700 Series 4, 6 and 8 GHz Trimode probes

FlexChannel Input

1 high resolution analog input

8 digital logic inputs per channel

Touchscreen that works

  • 15.6 inch, ultra-responsive touchscreen
  • Pinch/zoom/swipe
  • Button and mouse operation

Confidence in numbers

Input Channels
4 FlexChannel inputs.
Each FlexChannel provides 1 analog signal input or 8 digital logic inputs with TLP058 probe

Bandwidth 1
1, 2.5, 4, 6, or 8 GHz

Sample Rate
25 GS/s on all analog/digital channels

Record Length 1
Up to 250 Mpoints on all analog/digital channels

Signal Generator 1
Arbitrary, Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Triangle, DC Level, Gaussian, Lorentz, Exponential Rise/Fall, Sin(x)/x, Random Noise, Haversine, Cardiac

Digital Voltmeter 2
4 digit

Trigger Frequency Counter 2
8 digit

Display
15.6-inch (385 mm)
TFT color HD (1920 x 1080) resolution Capacitive (multi-touch) touchscreen

1 - Optional and upgradeable
2 - Free with product registration

Add functionality or performance as your needs change

  • Add Bandwidth up to 8 GHz
  • Increase Record Length up to 250 Mpoints on each channel
  • Add Logic Probes for up to 32 Digital Channels
  • Add Windows 10 Operating System
  • Add an Arbitrary / Function Generator
  • Add advanced analysis: Serial decode/trigger, Automated Compliance, Power, Jitter

What's in the box?

  • 4 TPP1000 1 GHz, low-C passive probes
  • 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
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Models

Model Sample Rate Record Length Analog Channels Digital Channels List Price
MSO64

25 GS/s

62.5 - 250 Mpoints

4

Up to 32 (optional)

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ModelMSO64
Sample RateRecord LengthAnalog Channels

25 GS/s

62.5 - 250 Mpoints

4

Digital Channels

Up to 32 (optional)

Model Sample Rate Record Length Analog Channels Digital Channels List Price
MSO64

25 GS/s

62.5 - 250 Mpoints

4

Up to 32 (optional)

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ModelMSO64
Sample RateRecord LengthAnalog Channels

25 GS/s

62.5 - 250 Mpoints

4

Digital Channels

Up to 32 (optional)

  Tektronix
6 Series MSO
Tektronix
5 Series MSO
Keysight
S-Series
Rohde & Schwarz
RTP Series
Rohde & Schwarz
RTO Series
LeCroy
WavePro HD
Bandwidth Ranges 1 GHz to 8 GHz 350 MHz to 2 GHz 500 MHz to 8 GHz 4 GHz to 8 GHz 600 MHz to 6 GHz 2.5 GHz to 8 GHz
Bandwidth (on four channels) 8 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 4 GHz 4 GHz
Upgradeable Bandwidth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Number of Analog Channels 4 4, 6, or 8 4 4 2 or 4 4
Channel Input Impedance 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω 50 Ω, 1 MΩ 50 Ω, 1 MΩ
Analog Sample Rate (on four Channels) Up to 25 GS/s Up to 6.25 GS/s Up to 10 GS/s Up to 20 GS/s Up to 20 GS/s Up to 10 GS/s
Standard Record Length (on four Channels) 62.5 Mpts 62.5 Mpts 100 Mpts 50 Mpts 50 Mpts 50 Mpts
Integrated Arbitrary/Function Generator 50 MHz (opt) 50 MHz (opt) None None 100 MHz (opt.) None
Digital / Logic Analysis Channels (MSO) Up to 32 (opt) Up to 64 (opt) 16 (opt.) 16 (opt.) 16 (opt.) 16 (opt)
Waveform Capture Rate (wfms / Sec) >500,000 >500,000 >1,100 950,000 >1,000,000 Not Available
RMS Noise, 1mV/div, at 1 GHz, 4GHz, 8GHz 60 µV, 97 µV, 169 µV 254 µV, NA, NA 90 µV, 153 µV, 260 µV NA, 270 µV, 430 µV 100 µV, 240 µV, NA NA, 228 µV, 315 µV
ADC Resolution 12 bits 12 bits 10 bits 8 bits 8 bits 12 bits
Operating System Embedded OS
Windows 10 (opt)
Embedded OS
Windows 10 (opt)
Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 10
Standard Probes 1 GHz Passive
3.9 pF loading
Up to 1 GHz Passive
3.9 pF loading
500 MHz Passive
9.5 pF loading
None 500 MHz Passive
10 pF loading
500 MHz Passive
10 pF loading
Standard Warranty 3 years 3 years 1 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

Power Supply Analysis

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Make reliable, repeatable power quality, harmonics, switching loss, safe operating area measurements and more, with the automated power measurement and analysis. Save time with SPMI decoding and triggering. And rely on the 6 Series MSO low-noise performance for accurate evaluations of power supply noise.

Highlights

  • Power quality and harmonics
  • Switching loss and safe operating area
  • In-circuit inductor and transformer analysis
  • SPMI power management bus decoding and triggering

Jitter Analyisis

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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.

Highlights

  • Standard phase noise, TIE, and frequency plots and histograms
  • Optional advanced analysis with jitter decomposition and clock recovery

Serial Standards Compliance Testing

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Systems depend on fast, reliable data transfer. And high speed digital standards rely on rigorous test procedures to ensure that reliability. Automated compliance testing software manages the whole testing process with the 6 Series MSO -- setup, making measurements, checking against standard limits, and generating thorough reports.

Highlights

  • Automated USB 2.0 Compliance Testing
  • Automated Automotive Ethernet Compliance Testing

Access Digital Channels

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
TLP058 Logic Probe Each probe accesses 8 digital channels on any FlexChannel input Request a quote on this probe

Add Instrument Functions

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-AFG Add arbitrary function generator Request a quote
SUP6-DVM Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter Software upgrade license file provided upon registration.
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SUP6-RL-1 Extend record length to 125 Mpts / channel Request trial license

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SUP6-RL-1T2 Extent record length from 125 Mpts/channel to 250 Mpts/channel

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SUP6-RL-2 Extend record length to 250 Mpts / channel Request trial license

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SUP6-WIN Add removable solid state drive with Windows 10 license installed. No trial available

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Add Protocol Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-SRAERO Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429) Request a quote
SUP6-SRAUDIO Audio serial triggering and analysis (I 2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Request a quote
SUP6-SRAUTO Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay) Request a quote
SUP6-SRAUTOSEN Automotive sensor serial triggering and analysis (SENT) Request a quote
SUP6-SRCOMP Computer serial  triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART) Request a quote
SUP6-SREMBD Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I 2C, SPI) Request a quote
SUP6-SRENET Ethernet serial triggering and analysis (10Base-T, 100Base-TX) Request a quote
SUP6-SRPM USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS) (≥ 1 GHz model recommended for HS) Request trial license

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SUP6-SRUSB2 USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS) (≥ 1 GHz model recommended for HS) Request a quote

Add Serial Compliance Testing

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-CMAUTOEN Automotive Ethernet (100Base-T1 and 1000BASE-T1) automated compliance test solution Request a quote
SUP6-CMUSB2 USB 2.0 automated pre-compliance test solution Request a quote

Add Advanced Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-DJA Advanced jitter and eye analysis Request a quote
SUP6-PWR Power analysis Request a quote

Upgrade Bandwidth

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP6-BWxTy4 MSO64 bandwidth upgrade from x to y, where x and y are the hundreds of MHz  
Data SheetSoftware Package / Software OptionDescriptionConfigure and Quote
Opt. 6-AFG

Add built-in Arbitrary/Function Generator

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Opt. 6-CMAUTOEN

Automotive Ethernet (100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1) automated compliance test application

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Opt. 6-CMUSB2

USB2.0 automated compliance test application (Requires TDSUSBF USB test fixture). ≥2.5 GHz bandwidth required for high-speed USB

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Opt. 6-DJA

Simplifies identifying signal integrity concerns, jitter and their related sources and provides the highest sensitivity and accuracy available for real-time oscilloscopes

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Opt. 6-PS2

Power Solution Bundle (6-PWR, THDP0200, TCP0030A, 067-1686-XX deskew fixture)

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Opt. 6-PWR

Power measurement and analysis

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Opt. 6-RL-1

Extend record length to 125 Mpoints/channel

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Opt. 6-RL-2

Extend record length to 250 Mpoints/channel

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Opt. 6-SEC

Add password-protected enabling and disabling of all communication ports and firmware upgrades

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Opt. 6-SRAERO

MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 protocol trigger and decode of serial packet content

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Low Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TAP1500

Active Probe: 1.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI

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TAP2500

Active Probe: 2.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI

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TAP3500

Active Probe: 3.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI

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TAP4000

4 GHz, Single Ended Probe with TekVPI interface

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Current Probe
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TCP0020

Probe, AC/DC Current; 20 Amp; 50 MHz BW; TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard

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TCP0030A

Probe, AC/DC Current; 30 Amp DC, DC TO 120 MHZ; with TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard

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TCP0150 Current Probe: 20 MHz, 5 mA to 212 A, AC/DC, TekVPI Configure & Quote
High Voltage Differential Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TDP0500

Differential Probe: 500 MHz, 5X/50X, +/- 42V, TekVPI

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TDP1000

Differential Probe: 1 GHz, 5X/50X, +/- 42V, TekVPI

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THDP0100

Differential PROBE; 100 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE

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THDP0200

Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE

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TMDP0200

Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL MEDIUM VOLTAGE PROBE;TMPD0200

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Low Voltage Differential Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TDP1500

Differential Probe: 1.5 GHz, 1X/10X, +/-8.5V, TekVPI

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TDP3500

Differential Probe: 3.5 GHz, 5X, +/- 2V, TekVPI

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TDP4000

4 GHz, Differential Probe with TekVPI interface

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TDP7704

4 GHz, TriMode Probe with TekFlex connector, TekVPI+ interface

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TDP7706

6 GHz, TriMode Probe with TekFlex connector, TekVPI+ interface

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TDP7708

8 GHz, TriMode Probe with TekFlex connector, TekVPI+ interface

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Isolated Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TIVH02

Differential Probe; 200 MHZ, 50X/500X, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable

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TIVH02L Differential Probe; 200 MHZ, 50X/500X, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable Configure & Quote
TIVH05

Differential Probe; 500 MHZ, 50X/500X, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable

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TIVH05L

Differential Probe; 500 MHZ, 50X/500X, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable

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TIVH08

Differential Probe; 800 MHZ, 50X/500X, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable

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TIVH08L

Differential Probe; 800 MHZ, 50X/500X, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable

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TIVM1 Differential Probe; 1 GHZ, 5X/50X, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable Configure & Quote
TIVM1L Differential Probe; 1 GHZ, 5X/50X, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable Configure & Quote
Passive Probe
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TPP0502 Passive Probe: 500 MHz, 2X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
TPP1000 Passive Probe: 1 GHz, 10X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
High Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TPP0850

High Voltage Probe: 800 MHz, 50X, 2.5 kV, Single-ended, TekVPI

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Data SheetAccessoryDescription
HC5 Hard transit case for the 5 and 6 Series MSO
RM5 Rackmount kit for the 5 and 6 Series MSO
SUP6-WIN

Removable SSD with Windows license on 6 Series oscilloscopes

Is E*scope supported on the 5 series MSO with the Windows 10 installed?
The E*scope feature would be supported in Linux version of the 5 or 6 series MSO only. With firmware v1.8 or above, similar to the E*scope feature on the Windows 10 version would be supported along with the TightVNC.  TightVNC viewer would be required to…
FAQ ID: 474031 24 Sep 2018
Rohde & Schwarz RTP Series vs. 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to those of the Rohde & Schwarz RTP Series.
Literature number: 48W-61426-1
Competitive 20 Sep 2018
RM5 Rackmount Kit for 5/6 Series MSO
This document supports installing Tektronix 5/6 Series instruments in a rackmount kit to fit in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.
Part number: 071352302
Field Install Instructions
6 Series MSO
Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Datasheet
Literature number: 48W-61353-4
Datasheet
Visual Triggers: Graphical Methods for Capturing Bursts and Other Complex Signals on Oscilloscopes
Visual triggers let you capture waveforms of interest by drawing trigger areas on an oscilloscope display.  Start by learning how to trigger on bursts of specific length, then move on to pulse trains and more complex signals.
Literature number: 48W-61452-0
Technical Brief 11 Sep 2018
Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.
Literature number: 55W-29028-9
Selection Guide 06 Sep 2018
Oscilloscope Selection Guide
From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix.
Literature number: 46W-31080-4
Selection Guide 06 Sep 2018
5/6 Series MSO With Option 5-SEC Enhanced Security Instrument Declassification and Security Instructions
This document describes how to clear or sanitize 5 Series MSO instruments (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58) that have option 5-SEC installed, to allow removal from a secured area, or returning the instrument for repair.
Part number: 077140801
Declassification
Troubleshooting USB 2.0 Problems with Your Oscilloscope
Learn the basics of the USB 2.0 physical layer to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search on an oscilloscope equipped with USB 2.0 bus analysis…
Literature number: 55W-61092-1
Application Note 22 Aug 2018
Debugging SENT Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
SENT bus is used in automotive sensors to transmit measurements to electronic control units. This application note gives a brief orientation on SENT and explains how to set up decoding and triggering on a 5 Series MSO oscilloscope equipped with SENT…
Literature number: 55W-61326-1
Application Note 22 Aug 2018
Debugging SPMI Power Management Buses with an Oscilloscope
Get a brief orientation on the physical layer and packet structures of SPMI power management bus and learn how to set up decoding, triggering, and searching on an oscilloscope equipped with SPMI decoding.
Literature number: 48W-61436-0
Application Note 22 Aug 2018
Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
With today’s rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools. Tektronix innovative test equipment reduces…
Literature number: 37W-23378-4
Application Note 17 Aug 2018
5/6 Series MSO MSO5, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64 Install Upgrade Options
This document describes how to install optional upgrade licenses to add new functions or features to 5/6 Series MSO instruments (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64).
Part number: 071351901
Field Install Instructions
5/6 Series MSO (MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP, MSO64) Programmer Manual
This document describes the remote access programming commands for the MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO58LP and MSO64 instruments. Supports firmware version 1.8.
Part number: 077130504
Programmer
In-circuit Measurement of Inductors and Transformers with an Oscilloscope
Get a quick review of inductor and transformer theory, and learn how to use an oscilloscope with power analysis software to perform dynamic inductance measurements under operating conditions.
Literature number: 55W-61401-2
Application Note 19 Jul 2018
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