Portable Scope with Benchtop Performance

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Mixed signal oscilloscope has accuracy for laboratory with field portability

Re-engineered mixed signal oscilloscope improves workflows with ability to transfer easily between the laboratory and the field

Tektronix has released the 2 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO), increasing the range f possibilities in test and measurement engineering. The 2 Series MSO can go seamlessly from the bench to the field and back, enabling workflows previously difficult to achieve on a scope. It is the first portable oscilloscope to offer benchtop performance and the award-winning Tektronix user interface. Weighing less than two kilogrammmes and 38.1mm thin, the 2 Series MSO can fit into a small backpack, delivering unmatched performance and portability in field operations.

With the 2 Series MSO, engineers can achieve things not possible on previous oscilloscopes. The easy to use 25.65mm touchscreen display makes working on the go easier and faster. 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 power, engineers will have greater time to spend away from the desk.

“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 understand their unique needs. We cannot wait to see how the 2 Series MSO improves the way our customers work.”

Intuitive and Easy-to-Use

The 2 Series MSO joins the line-up of other Tektronix oscilloscopes with the same user experience also found on the 3, 4, 5, and 6 Series oscilloscopes. This makes it easier for engineers to work effortlessly across these Tektronix products, while the easy-to-use experience means engineers can do more in less time. With the feel of a mobile device, debugging is faster and more intuitive. The coloured LED ring lights around the knobs indicate active sources or parameters to adjust or to indicate status.

Portability and Performance

With a variety of integrated options, the 2 Series MSO is equipped for advanced debugging in a single instrument, including bandwidths from 70 MHz-500 MHz, two or four analogue channel inputs, 16 digital channels (available with future software release), 2.5 GS/s sample rate, optional 50 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator, built-in pattern generator and voltmeter & frequency counter (available with future software release). An optional battery provides up to eight hours of power.

Remote Work

Integrated software tools allow engineers to collaborate, troubleshoot and debug designs across time zones. The 2 Series MSO 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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