November 15, 2017
Tektronix, Inc. has announced the 5 Series MSO Low Profile oscilloscope for machine diagnostics and automated test (ATE) applications that the company says allows researchers and scientists to gather more accurate data and gain deeper insights into their machines while reducing test
Rack-mounted oscilloscopes are commonly used to evaluate the performance of various “machines” in such application areas as high energy physics (pulsed power), military and government for weapons testing and materials research. Software is typically used to control the instrument remotely. According to Tektronix, as with ATE applications, engineers and researchers often struggle to put together cost-effective data acquisition solutions with enough performance and channels to better monitor their experiments and overcome space constraints.
“The 5 Series MSO contains 8 analog channels or up to 64 digital channels in a fraction of the space of traditional benchtop scopes truly stands out and delivers significant benefits for machine diagnostics and similar research and production test applications,” said Brian Ice, the firm’s general manager, mainstream oscilloscopes, Tektronix.