Tektronix 3 Series MDO and 4 Series MSO Oscilloscopes.

Tektronix launches the 3 Series MDO and 4 Series MSO oscilloscopes


  • Tektronix is expanding its last generation family of oscilloscopes with the 3 Series MDO and 4 Series MSO.
  • The 3 Series MDO and 4 Series MSO oscilloscopes belong to the same family. However, they are more like cousins than brothers, because although they have an indisputable family resemblance, they do not have the same inputs architecture.
  • However, the two instrument ranges just announced by Tektronix share the same philosophy of ease of use with their intuitive user interface and over 11-inch touch screen.

The 3 Series MDO models use the same concept as the MDO 3000 and MDO4000 oscilloscopes: analog inputs with digital inputs plus an additional RF input for spectral signal analysis. However, with their 11.6-inch touch screen and user-friendly HMI, 3 Series MDO oscilloscopes are undeniably more ergonomic and modern than their predecessors.

3 and 4 Series share a user interface design with touch screens and front panels that puts the most essential controls at your fingertips. “We have made usability and versatility a top priority, so that engineers can focus on innovation and solving difficult problems without wasting time trying to understand how to use their oscilloscope,” said Chris Witt, vice president and general manager of Tektronix’ Time Domain division.

The 4 Series MSO models are the worthy heirs of the 5 Series and 6 Series oscilloscopes launched on the market in June 2017 and July 2018 respectively. All members of this family share the same scalable platform in terms of functions and bandwidth and has the same specificity that allows each of the analog inputs to be transformed into digital inputs via an appropriate probe compatible with all the instruments in the range. The so-called FlexChannels analog inputs can each accommodate a probe with 8 digital channels. This offers the possibility of bringing together on the same platform 4 analog channels up to 32 digital inputs.