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    Measuring the Control Loop Response of a Power Supply Using an Oscilloscope
    Most power supplies and regulators are designed to maintain a constant voltage over a specified current range. They are essentially amplifiers with a closed feedback loop. An ideal supply needs to respond quickly and maintain a constant output, but …
    Application Note
    TekDrive Collaborative Data Workspace Flyer
    TekDrive is a collaborative data workspace that provides an oscilloscope-to-cloud software solution for instant data sharing and recall on an oscilloscope, PC, phone, or tablet.  This document highlights how TekDrive helps you stay productive while …
    Fact Sheet
    Comparing the Traditional Oscilloscope FFT to Spectrum View Spectrum Analysis for Measuring Power Supply Control Loop Frequency Response
    New Tektronix oscilloscopes incorporate spectrum analysis using digital downconverters in each channel. The resulting displays are called Spectrum View. Using Spectrum View to generate Bode plots for power supply control loop frequency response …
    Programming Interface Translator Technical Brief
    Select Tektronix oscilloscopes include a programming command translator which allows new scopes to receive and interpret commands originally designed for "legacy" instruments. This facilitates the replacement of older oscilloscopes in automated …
    Technical Brief
    Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
    Tektronix probes ensure the highest signal fidelity possible from your device-under-test to your oscilloscope. With over 100 probe choices available, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes, you can find the probe you need for …
    Product Selector Guide
    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 testing …
    Application Note
    Achieve Higher Vertical Resolution for More Precise Measurements
    This white paper describes an approach in which new oscilloscope ADC technology, combined with digital signal processing and a low-noise front end, can provide even higher resolution than found in conventional high bit-rate ADC implementations. It …
    Working Remotely with Tektronix Oscilloscopes
    Most modern Tektronix oscilloscopes support one or more ways of working remotely.  These methods include simple file-sharing and offline analysis, control using PC software, custom programming in Python or other languages, and remote access over a …
    Technical Brief
    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.
    Selection Guide
    Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes
    Debugging embedded systems often involves looking for clues that are hard to discover just by looking at one domain at a time. The ability to look at time and frequency domains simultaneously can offer important insights. FIGURE 1. Spectrum …
    Application Note
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 4/5/6-PWR Application Software
    Optimizing and validating a power supply design requires a number of important measurements.  These include: Line-side power quality measurements, such as power factor, inrush current, and harmonics Switching device measurements, such as …
    Application Note
    Decoding and Searching MIPI I3C Bus Activity with an Oscilloscope
    The MIPI I3C standard defines a two-wire interface with a bidirectional data bus for connecting sensors to an application processor. This application note gives a brief orientation on the physical layer and packet structures of the I3C protocol. It …
    Application Note
    Using FastFrame Segmented Memory on the 4/5/6 Series MSO
    Communications systems, RADAR, and ultrasonic sensors all rely on signals that transfer information in bursts followed by dead time. Processor interrupt pulses can occur intermittently and infrequently. Conventional signal-shot acquisitions on …
    Technical Brief
    Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Explains the physical layer basics of common automotive buses - CAN, LIN, and FlexRay - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search …
    Application Note
    Debugging SPMI Power Management Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Designers of mobile devices and other portable systems rely on the System Power Management Interface (SPMI) protocol to monitor and dynamically control supply voltages based on real-time system demands. Enabling them to achieve lower power usage at …
    Application Note
    Debugging SENT Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
    The SENT bus is used in automotive sensors to transmit high-resolution measurements to electronic control units (ECUs), usually in the powertrain. Decoding the Single Edge Nibble Transmissions (SENT) by looking at the signals can be very difficult …
    Application Note
    Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
    Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses, such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.  Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities …
    Application Note
    Visual Triggers: Graphical Methods for Capturing Bursts and Other Complex Signals on Oscilloscopes
    Visual triggers allow you to build triggers by thinking in terms of wave shapes. This technical brief starts by explaining how to quickly capture bursts of specific length by drawing boxes on an oscilloscope display. It then describes how to apply …
    Technical Brief
    In-circuit Measurement of Inductors and Transformers with an Oscilloscope
    An oscilloscope can be used to measure the performance of inductors and transformers under operating conditions.  This application note: Provides a quick review of practical inductor and transformer theory, especially related to power supply …
    Application Note
    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 …
    Measuring Digital Clock Stability and Jitter with an Oscilloscope
    This application note explains how to use oscilloscope measurements to quantify the performance of any digital clock, including processor clocks and communications clocks. It briefly covers amplitude measurements and focuses on clock frequency …
    Application Note
    Troubleshooting Multiple-bus Systems Using FlexChannel Input Channels Tech Brief
    Troubleshooting embedded systems with multiple processors, sensors, actuators, communications and human interfaces, often demands more than the 2 or 4 measurement channels available on most oscilloscopes.  More channels can help up to a point, but a …
    Technical Brief
    Troubleshooting Ethernet Problems with your Oscilloscope
    This Application Note: •     Gives a brief orientation on the physical layer and packet structure of Ethernet, with a goal of providing just enough detail to help with troubleshooting •     Explains how to set up decoding on an oscilloscope …
    Application Note
    Troubleshooting USB 2.0 Problems with Your Oscilloscope
    Learn the basics of the USB 2.0 physical layer to help you 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 …
    Application Note
    How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding
    Learn about the physical layers of the most common interchip buses - I2C and SPI - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when you use automated decoding, triggering, and search on …
    Application Note
    Getting Started with Power Rail Measurements Application Note
    Most of today’s electronic designs require many different supply voltages to function properly. In fact, many components within a given circuit require multiple voltages. This is especially true with highly-integrated system on chip and …
    Application Note
    Solutions for RADAR and Electronic Warfare
    Tektronix offers a wide range of hardware and software built to help you design and test mission-critical RF systems, such as military comms, radar and electronic warfare—from algorithm prototyping to testing to ongoing maintenance. Our products are …
    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. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …
    Selection Guide