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8 Series Sampling Oscilloscope

The 8 Series Sampling Oscilloscope enables efficient and affordable optical component testing with an innovative disaggregated architecture. With a reconfigurable and compact design, an innovative user interface, and reliable high-end performance, it resembles an ideal test solution for manufacturing applications. The 8 Series is designed to adapt to a continuous increase in demand for higher bandwidths and baud rates addressing current and future test parameters.
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Up to 30GHz

Analog Channels

Up to 4 channels

Sample Rate

Up to 300 kS/s

Increased throughput by disaggregation

The 8 Series enables inexpensive, adaptable, and scalable solutions by leveraging the separation of acquisition hardware from measurement analysis. Stream data from the instrument through high-speed Ethernet to the analysis platform, limiting oscilloscope downtime and maximizing investment.

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Enhanced analysis with TSOVu user interface

Enhanced analysis with TSOVu

TSOVu is an advanced software platform that runs independent of the oscilloscope mainframe for both live and post-processing of acquired data. TSOVu offers efficient analysis of optical signals and includes support for eye diagrams as well as complex measurements like TDECQ.

  • Programmatic Interface commands available for automation
  • Parallel channel acquisition
  • Intuitive and easy to use

Save time, space, and money with modular design

Optimize test setups with the 8 Series’ compact form factor and user-swappable modules to quickly adapt to changes in workflow and accommodate next generation technologies. The smaller form factor of 8 Series instruments, driven by higher density devices, significantly reduces overall production floor space. The TSO820 Sampling Oscilloscope Mainframe also features up to 8 times faster pattern acquisition as compared to the previous generation, increasing test throughput.

  • 3U High, half-rack wide
  • Scalable channel count
  • Up to 4 optical channels per system
Tektronix 8 Series Sampling Oscilloscope
Tektonix 8 Series Oscilloscope

High performance hardware

Confidence in device measurements begins with the exceptional hardware platform of the 8 Series, enabling accurate, repeatable, and reliable measurements. The high-sensitivity, low noise design of 8 Series Optical Modules are ideal for single mode and multimode testing, especially on low power signals.

Optical testing simplified: The 8 Series Optical Clock Recovery

An ideal companion to the 8 Series Sampling Oscilloscope, the TCR801 Optical Clock Recovery is designed to support a growing list of optical standards. As a part of the 8 Series, this instrument simplifies optical testing by efficiently recovering the clock on high-speed optical signals.

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