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Tektronix reimagines performance and portability in oscilloscopes

29 June 2022 Test & Measurement

This new 2 series MSO can go seamlessly from the bench to the field and back, enabling workflows previously unimagined on a scope. It is the first portable oscilloscope to offer benchtop performance combined with the award-winning Tektronix user interface. Weighing less than 1,8 kg and 38 mm thick, the 2 series MSO can fit into a small backpack, delivering unmatched performance and portability.

Engineers can now achieve things not possible on previous oscilloscopes. With a 10,1-inch touchscreen display, working on the go is easier and quicker. The built-in capabilities of the optional arbitrary function generator (AFG), pattern generator, voltmeter and frequency counter mean users have versatility built into one instrument, increasing what they can do while reducing the number of instruments to carry or purchase. With up to eight hours of battery life engineers and technicians will discover a new level of freedom while working.

“This breakthrough product was a direct result of our proven growth accelerator innovation process and continued focus on our customers,” said Tami Newcombe, Tektronix president. “Our team worked closely with engineers to deeply understand their unique needs. We cannot wait to see how the 2 series MSO improves the way our customers work.”

The 2 series joins the strong line-up of other Tektronix oscilloscopes by incorporating the same user experience also found on the 3, 4, 5, and 6 series oscilloscopes. This makes it easier for engineers to work effortlessly by switching between these Tektronix products. With the feel of a mobile device, debugging becomes faster and more intuitive. The user experience is enhanced by using coloured LED ring lights around the knobs to indicate active sources, parameters to adjust or to indicate status.

With a variety of integrated options, the 2 series MSO is equipped for advanced debugging in a single instrument, including:

• Bandwidths from 70 MHz to 500 MHz.

• Two or four analog channel inputs.

• 16 digital channels (available with future software release).

• 2,5 GS/s sample rate.

• Optional 50 MHz arbitrary function generator.

• Pattern generator, voltmeter, and frequency counter (features coming soon).

• Optional battery provides up to eight hours of power.

Integrated software tools allow engineers to collaborate, troubleshoot, and debug designs. The 2 series includes TekDrive, a test and measurement data workspace in the cloud where engineers can upload, store, organise, and share any file from a connected device. Users can also perform analysis on a waveform and save it back to the cloud for immediate viewing and feedback from peers.


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