The 5 Series MSO Low Profile oscilloscope for machine diagnostics and automated test (ATE) applications combines high channel density and low-cost per channel at 1 GHz bandwidth. Developed by Tektronix, the scope is said to allow researchers and scientists to gather more accurate data and gain deeper insights into their machines while reducing test equipment space requirements.
Along with the new low-profile model, Tektronix also developed several optional power analysis and serial trigger/decode packages for aerospace and automotive markets for the 5 Series MSO.
The new 5 Series MSO Low Profile offers significant advantages, including:
More scope, less space – Conventional benchtop oscilloscopes used for machine diagnostics applications require 6U of rack space and yet provide only 4 input channels. The 5 Series MSO Low Profile provides a 6x improvement in channel density made possible by its combination of 8 FlexChannel inputs and its robust, space-saving 2U package. It also comes with competitive pricing of less than $5,000 per channel.
High performance — With 1 GHz analog bandwidth, 6.25 GS/sec sample rate on all channels, and 125 M record length, the 5 Series MSO Low Profile has the performance researchers and engineers need to capture accurate waveform data with high signal integrity.
High resolution — With 12-bit ADCs, lower noise and a high 7.6-bit ENOB (effective number of bits), the 5 Series MSO Low Profile shows more signal details compared to 8-bit oscilloscopes. The 12-bit ADCs provide 16 times the vertical resolution of traditional 8-bit ADCs, providing a larger dynamic range that allows users to measure small signal details riding on large signals.
Lab to production – The 5 Series MSO Low Profile is also well-suited for ATE applications where channel density and performance are critical. For these applications, engineers can start with the benchtop 5 Series MSO with its 15.6-in. HD touchscreen for development and then seamlessly transition to the compact, rack-friendly low-profile version in manufacturing. This also allows them to use the same software and test routines developed during R&D for manufacturing test applications, saving time and rack space.
Like all Tektronix oscilloscopes, the 5 Series MSO Low Profile employs a robust package, designed to strict standards for shake-and-shock, EMI/ESD immunity, and operating temperature range. In contrast to some solutions in this segment that are built as a one-off custom product with only one customer in mind, the 5 Series MSO Low Profile is built as a commercial product from a name brand that people trust for a wide range of industry needs.
Available for order now with deliveries starting in Q1 2018, the 5 Series MSO Low Profile is priced from $39,900 US MSRP. More information: www.tektronix.com/5SeriesMSOLP.