Updated Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope Bolsters Analysis and Data Transfer

Redesigned scope handles tasks from power analysis to pulse testing.

Spencer Chin, Senior Editor

December 12, 2023

1 Min Read
The 4 Series oscilloscope has been redesigned with an upgraded processor and provides higher analysis capabilities. Tektronics

Test and measurement supplier Tektronix has upgraded its touchscreen oscilloscope. The recently introduced 4 Series B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) features state-of-the-art measurement performance capabilities on all channels, unmatched user experience, and advanced analysis capabilities.

Aimed at embedded systems designers, the Tektronix 4 Series B MSO offers the same signal fidelity as the earlier version 4 Series with bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1.5 GHz. The scope uses a custom ASIC that performs real-time sampling at 6.25 GS/s and up to 16 bits in a high-resolution mode.  

The oscilloscope has an upgraded processor system that allows the instrument’s user interface to be twice as responsive and provide accelerated advanced analysis. Along with accelerating front-panel operation, the upgraded processor system also speeds up remote operation. The oscilloscope can perform sampling on three channels without any effects on resolution.

The 4 Series B MSO is available with up to six input channels, making it well suited for three-phase power analysis, and exclusive Spectrum View provides multi-channel spectrum analysis in sync with time domain waveforms. The 4 Series B MSO can be remotely accessed and controlled using a simple web browser, dedicated TekScope PC software, or custom program via a full programming interface.

The oscilloscope has a library of 25 serial decode packages for inter-chip, automotive, power, aerospace buses, and more. Additionally, it speeds up algorithms and plotting used in existing analysis packages for power supply measurements, motor drive analysis, and double pulse testing.

The 4 Series B MSO has a 13.3-inch, (1920x1080) HD display for greater screen contrast and viewing angle. Along with its 12-bit analog-to-digital converters and high sampling rate, the 4 Series B shows in-depth signal detail. All functions are accessible from the scope’s front panel.

About the Author(s)

Spencer Chin

Senior Editor, Design News

Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News, covering the electronics beat, which includes semiconductors, components, power, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and other related subjects. He is always open to ideas for coverage. Spencer has spent many years covering electronics for brands including Electronic Products, Electronic Buyers News, EE Times, Power Electronics, and electronics360. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him at @spencerchin.

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