The Tektronix 5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope was announced Winners of the 2017 Elektra Awards for 'Test Product of the Year'. The award was presented at the European Electronics Industry Awards event in London. The judges were looking for the test instrument or system introduced in the past 12 months that demonstrates is superiority to competitor products and Tek's new scope came out on top beating the likes of Keysight Technologies, Anritsu Corporation, Permatech, XJTAG and Rohde & Schwarz.
The Elektra awards recognize achievements of individuals and companies and are designed to promote best practice in product and business innovation, sales growth and employee motivation.
Tektronix’s 5 Series mixed signal oscilloscope has an analogue resolution of 12-bit over 4, 6, or 8 channels, with up to 2GHz bandwidth, and there is a DSP filter-based 16-bit mode for low-frequency signals. Analogue channels can be traded for up to 64 digital channels via a new ‘FlexChannel’ front panel connector.
“We are honoured that the 5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope has been recognized with this prestigious Elektra award,” said Chris Godfrey, Market Development Manager EMEA at Tektronix. “Innovating on behalf of our customers is at the core of Tektronix and we’re committed to empowering engineers to create and realize technological advances with ever greater ease, speed and accuracy.”
Introduced on June 6th 2017, the 5 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope redefines the midrange oscilloscope with a host of innovations including the industry's first FlexChannel™ technology that allows 4, 6 or 8 analog channels and up to 64 digital channels, integrated protocol analysis and signal generator, a new 12-bit signal acquisition system, a massive high-definition capacitive touch display, and a highly intuitive Direct Access user interface – delivering unprecedented flexibility and unmatched visibility into complex embedded systems.
As embedded systems used in everything from smartwatches to hybrid vehicles become more sophisticated, engineers developing these systems require more from their go-to test and measurement solution – the oscilloscope. To effectively and efficiently characterize and debug these more complex systems, designers need to look at a much larger number and a wider variety of signals than in the past. At the same time, usability and fast time-to-insight are critical to staying on time and budget. As a clean-slate design, the 5 Series MSO is the world’s first oscilloscope with the versatility and deep signal insight needed to meet these challenges.
At the heart of the instrument is a new Asic which combines traditional ADC, demultiplexer, trigger and digital acquisition components in a single device – cutting front-end noise by 4.5dB compared with earlier mid‑range Tektronix MSO offerings, and increasing functional integration between analogue and digital channels.
Control is optionally through a large (1,920×1,080) capacitive touchscreen, which features pinch, zoom and swipe, as well as working with a mouse.
Along with oscilloscope mode, the instrument can also be a logic analyser, arbitrary waveform generator, function generator, protocol analyser, DVM and trigger frequency counter. Some of these are pay-for options. DVM and trigger frequency counter come free, after registration
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