New software options for the 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope made by Tektronix include a power analysis solution, Automotive Ethernet testing solution, and serial trigger and decode solutions for the aerospace and automotive markets. These new solutions take advantage of 5 Series MSO features including up to 8 input channels, 12-bit resolution and a massive high-definition capacitive touch display and highly intuitive direct access user interface.
The new capabilities expand the applications supported by the 5 Series MSO with FlexChannel technology that allows 4, 6 or 8 analog channels and up to 64 digital channels, a new 12-bit signal acquisition system, 15.6-in. capacitive touch display, and a highly intuitive user interface. The first in a series of enhancements designed specifically for the 5 Series MSO, these packages let users quickly set up measurements and analyze results using the 5 Series MSO’s tap, drag, pinch and swipe touch interface that is earning rave reviews from users for its intuitive operation.
The new options solutions for the 5 Series MSO include the following:
Power analysis – The new 5-PWR power measurement and analysis solution lets designers take advantage of the 5 Series MSO’s high channel count and 12-bit resolution to easily perform a range of automated power measurements and analysis including power quality, harmonics, switching loss, safe operating area (SOA) and a variety of additional measurements. Designers working with the latest GaN and SiC power semiconductors will be able to combine the 5 Series MSO, 5-PWR measurement solution, and optically-isolated IsoVu probes to enable multi-channel, automated measurements of critical drive signals and switching voltages.
Aerospace – The 5-SRAERO option offers serial trigger and decode solutions for the most common serial buses used in the aerospace industry including MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429.
Automotive – The upgraded 5-SRAUTO protocol option package offers complete serial triggering and analysis of the major buses used in the automotive industry, including CAN, CAN FD, LIN and FlexRay. CAN FD support includes non-ISO and ISO versions of the standard. The new 5–CMAUTOEN Automotive Ethernet solution provides automated compliance support for the IEEE P802.3bw (100BASE-T1) and BroadR-Reach V3.2 specification requirements. This automated compliance solution includes test software that runs on the 5 Series MSO while performing Physical Media Attachment (PMA) transmitter Group 1 electrical measurement compliance tests, as defined by the OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG) standard for automotive Ethernet.
In addition to the new optional solutions, Tektronix is making FastFrame Segmented Memory mode and roll mode that enables easier viewing of slow-moving signal phenomena standard features and can be downloaded from https://www.tek.com/product-support for existing 5 Series MSO customers. The optional solutions offerings are available now and start at $1,850 US MSRP.