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6-Series B MSO

Tektronix 6 Series B MSO family




See beyond the noise with the NEW 6 Series B MSO.

More channels. More bandwidth. Less noise.



What's New in the B Version

More channels

  • 4, 6 and 8 channel models

Even lower noise

  • Industry-leading noise performance in all vertical ranges as percent of full scale

Higher bandwidth

  • 1- 8 GHz are still available. 10 GHz has been added

Flexible Sampling

  • 50 GS/s on 2 channels
  • 25 GS/s on 4 channels
  • 12.5 GS/s on >4 channels

Simplified security

  • All user data is stored on a removable solid state drive



Get to know the 6 Series B

Tektronix 6 Series MSO Demonstration


1. Performance specifications

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2. A new standard in usability

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3. Built-in measurements and analysis

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4. Tackling high-speed clocks and data

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5. Multi-channel spectrum analysis

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6. From 3 V power rails to 3-phase drives

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Lowest noise. More detail.

See signals you couldn't see before

  • Lowest input noise enabled by new TEK061 front-end ASICs

  • 12-bit resolution at 5 GHz and up to 16-bit resolution at 200 MHz

  • < 55 µV of noise at 1 mV/div and 1 GHz

  • < 1.25 mV of noise at 50 mV/div and 10 GHz

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Tektronix 6-Series Lowest Noise. More Detail.


Synchronized multi-channel spectrum analysis

Tektronix 6 Series B Spectrum View  

Get 4, 6 or 8 channels of spectrum analysis. Hardware digital downconverters (DDCs) in parallel with time domain signal processing unlock exciting capabilities.

  • Any analog channel can be viewed as a waveform, spectrum, or both

  • Plot and trigger on changes in RF frequency or magnitude

  • Spectrums and time domain waveforms are synchronized to correlate RF and time domain events

  • Spectrum controls such as center frequency and RBW are completely independent of time domain controls


Advanced analysis simplified

Characterize jitter on GHz clocks and serial buses with ease. Bring statistics into your everyday toolkit with integrated measurements. Use the same simple drag and drop action to add advanced and everyday measurements.

  • Automated measurements and trend analysis

  • Spectrum View synchronized multi-channel spectrum analysis

  • Advanced jitter analysis

  • Advanced power analysis

  • Power rail measurements

  • Memory analysis and debug

  • High-speed serial compliance


 Tektronix 6-Series B MSO Advanced Analysis


Fidelity begins at the probe tip

Tektronix 6 Series MSO Probes  

With 4, 6 or 8 FlexChannel® inputs you can browse your circuits with the included 1 GHz probes. Connect high performance single-ended active probes or differential probes, or do both at once with TriMode probes. Connect a TLP058 logic probe and get 8 digital channels on any FlexChannel input to expand your system visibility.

  • Built-in 1 MΩ and 50 Ω input terminations

  • 1 GHz low-loading passive probe for each input, included

  • TekVPI probe interfaces with 10W of probe power per channel for differential, current, power rail, and optically isolated probes

  • TDP7700 Series 4, 6, 8 and 10 GHz TriMode probes -- perfect for measuring high-speed communications


Specification Overview


Input Channels
4,6 or 8 FlexChannel inputs.
Each FlexChannel provides 1 analog signal input or 8 digital logic inputs with TLP0581 probe

Bandwidth 1
1, 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10 GHz

Sample Rate
50 GS/s on 2 analog channels
25 GS/s on 4 analog channels
12.5 GS/s on > 4 analog channels

Record Length 1
Up to 1 Gpoints on all analog/digital channels

Signal Generator 1
13 standard waveform types, plus arbitrary

Digital Voltmeter 2
4 digit

Trigger Frequency Counter 2
8 digit

15.6-inch (385 mm)
TFT color HD (1920 x 1080) resolution Capacitive (multi-touch) touchscreen

1 - Optional and upgradeable
2 - Free with product registration

Tektronix 6 Series B MSO drawing



Add capability as soon as you need it

Tektronix MSO64 Upgradeability

  • Add bandwidth up to 10 GHz

  • Increase record length up to 1 Gpoints on each channel

  • Add logic probes for up to 64 digital channels

  • Add a Windows 10 operating system

  • Add an Arbitrary / Function Generator

  • Add advanced analysis: serial decode/trigger, power, jitter, memory analysis and debug, and automated compliance testing

  • Choose from a wide range of voltage and current probes

What's in the box?

  • One TPP1000 1 GHz, low-C passive probe for each channel, with accessories

  • Front cover with accessory pouch

  • Mouse

  • Power cord

  • Printed Installation Manual covers safety and basic operation

  • Comprehensive built-in online help

  • Certificate of traceability

  • 1-year warranty on the instrument and included probes

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1GHz to 8GHz

25 GS/s

62.5 M - 1 G

12 bits at 5GHz / up to 16bits at 200MHz


Up to 32


1GHz to 10GHz

Up to 50 GS/s

62.5 M - 1 G

12 bits at 5GHz / up to 16bits at 200MHz


Up to 32


1GHz to 10GHz

Up to 50 GS/s

62.5 M - 1 G

12 bits at 5GHz / up to 16bits at 200MHz


Up to 48


1GHz to 10GHz

Up to 50 GS/s

62.5 M - 1 G

12 bits at 5GHz / up to 16bits at 200MHz


Up to 64



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Power Integrity and Power Management

Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Power Rail Measurements


Today’s boards can have 20 or more power rails. Many are less than 3 V and most have noise limits. Accurate noise measurements demand special attention.


  • Low measurement system noise

  • Compatible with low-noise TPR Series power-rail probes

  • Pairs with low-noise TPR Series power-rail probes

  • Decoding options for SVID and SPMI

  • Impedance measurements

Tek_doc_icon_nobg-1.png Getting Started with Power Rail Measurements Application Note



Jitter Analysis

Clocks are the heart of every embedded system and digital communication link. Jitter and other clock distortion can impact system operation, and getting to the root cause can be challenging without the right analysis tools.


  • Standard phase noise, TIE, and frequency plots and histograms

  • Optional advanced analysis with jitter decomposition and clock recovery

Tek_doc_icon_nobg-1.png Learn how to use the 6 Series MSO for Jitter Analysis
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Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Jitter testing




Serial Standards Compliance Testing

Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Serial Standards Compliance Testing


High speed digital interfaces rely on rigorous test procedures to ensure reliability and interoperability. Automated compliance testing software manages the whole testing process -- setup, making measurements, checking against limits, and generating detailed reports.


  • Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T, NBASE-T and XGBT

  • Automotive Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T1

  • MIPI D-PHY 1.2

  • Automotive Ethernet 100/1000BASE-T1

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Electromagnetic interference (EMI) troubleshooting

Each analog channel on the 6 Series MSO can show you a time domain waveform, a spectrum, or both. Time and frequency plots are synchronized to help you quickly determine which signals are the victims and which ones are the aggressors.

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Tektronix 4 Series MSO Electromagnetic interference (EMI) troubleshooting



3-phase Invertors, Motors and Drives

Tektronix 6 Series B MSO 3-phae Invertors, Motors and Drives testing


The Inverters, Motors and Drives Analysis package makes it easy to perform stable, reliable power measurements on 3-phase PWM systems.


  • Up to 8 analog input channels

  • 3-phase wye, delta, and single-phase wiring configurations

  • Comprehensive power measurements

  • Harmonics analysis 





Demonstration Videos


Using a Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Oscilloscope for Finding Anomalies Play icon
Jitter Measurement Demonstration on a Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Oscilloscope Play icon
Demonstration of Low Noise and High Resolution of a Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Play icon
Looking at Analog, Digital, and Serial Data Simultaneously with a Tektronix 6 Series B MSO Play icon



Application Notes & Technical Briefs


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