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6 Series Low Profile Digitizer

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Performance in numbers

Input channels

  • 4 SMA inputs
  • Each SMA input supports Analog, Spectral (using DDC), or both simultaneously

Performance for every channel

  • Sample Rate: 25 GS/s
  • Bandwidth: DC to 8 GHz (optional)
  • Vertical Resolution: 12-bit ADC
  • Real-Time 2 GHz DDC (optional)
  • Record Length: 125 Mpts (std), 250 Mpts, 500 Mpts or 1 Gpts (optional)
  • Lowest-in-class Noise
  • Highest-in-class ENOB
  • Best-in-class channel-to-channel isolation

Real-Time Digital Down Converter (DDC)

  • Patented individual time domain and frequency domain controls
  • Up to 2 GHz capture bandwidth (optional)
  • IQ data transfers to PC for analysis (optional)
  • Frequency vs time, Phase vs time and Magnitude vs time plotting (optional)
  • RF vs Time Triggering (optional)

Superior low noise, vertical resolution and accuracy

  • Low input noise enabled by new TEK061 front-end ASICs
  • Noise at 1 mV/div: 54.8 uV @ 1 GHz
  • Input Range: 10 mV to 10 V full scale
  • DC Gain Accuracy: +/-1.0% at all gain settings >1 mV/div
  • Effective Number of Bits (ENOB):
    • 8.2 bits at 1 GHz
    • 7.6 bits at 2.5 GHz
    • 7.25 bits at 4 GHz
    • 6.8 bits at 6 GHz
    • 6.5 bits at 8 GHz

Remote communication and connectivity

  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 port
  • USB 3.0 device port (USBTMC) up to 800 Megabits/second
  • LXI 1.5 Certified (VXI-11)
  • Easy remote access with e*Scope; just enter the instrument IP address into a browser
  • Award-winning user interface
  • Connect a Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor or KVM switch
  • Drivers: IVI-C, IVI-COM, LabVIEW, VOSS Scientific DAAAC
  • Support for VISA, MATLAB, Python, C/C++/C#, Sockets

Measurement analysis

  • 36 standard measurements
  • Jitter Measurements (optional)
  • User-Defined Filtering (optional)
  • DDR Measurements (optional)
  • Power Measurements (optional)
  • Advanced Spectrum View (optional)

Operating systems

  • Closed Embedded OS (standard)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (option 6-WINM2)

Security & declassification (option 6-SEC)

  • Password protect all user-accessible ports
  • Locks down the digitizer, prevents on-instrument user data storage
  • Meets the needs for top secret and high security environments


  • 2U (3.5 in./89 mm) tall & rack ready out of the box (standard configuration)
  • 17 in. (432 mm) wide
  • Fits into standard 24 - 32 in. (610 - 813 mm) racks
  • Air flow is left to right for rack setup

With the lowest input noise and up to 8 GHz analog bandwidth, the 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer LPD64 provides the best signal fidelity for analyzing and debugging signals in a compact 2U rack space. With four SMA inputs each supporting Analog, Spectral (using DDC), or both simultaneously, lowest-in-class noise, and highest-in-class ENOB, the 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer LPD64 is ready for next generation test rack designs.

The 6 Series family

The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer (LPD64) represents the highest performance digitizer on all channels in its class. This high-speed digitizer has the functionality of a digitizer and the power of an oscilloscope, sharing a similar hardware platform as the 6 Series MSO.

The transition from a 6 Series MSO benchtop oscilloscope to a Low Profile Digitizer has never been easier for R&D engineers needing to move their code, test work and platform performance into manufacturing and automation. Both products support the same user interface, remote capability, performance characteristics and programming back-end to make this transition as simple and easy as possible. No need to rewrite test routines and development test cycle code!

For more information on the capabilities of the benchtop 6 Series B MSO, including the award-winning user experience and the various analysis software options, please see the 6 Series B MSO datasheet at

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The Low Profile family

The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer expands the performance of the 5 Series MSO Low Profile by adding twice the number of Tektronix TEK049 ASICS in the same 2U footprint. Now with 25 GS/s and up to 8 GHz on all channels. Low Profile users now have the choice of extreme high channel count or extreme performance in the same rack form factor.

For more information on the capabilities of the 5 Series MSO Low Profile (8 channels, 1 GHz), please see the datasheet at

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Two 6 Series Low Profile Digitizers (left) and two 5 Series MSO Low Profile oscilloscopes (right)

Quick Comparison 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer 5 Series MSO Low Profile Digitizer
Sample Rate 25 GS/s 6.25 GS/s
Analog Bandwidth Up to 8 GHz 1 GHz
RF (DDC) Span Bandwidth 2 GHz 500 MHz
ENOB @ 1 GHz 8.2 bits 7.6 bits
LXI compliance version 1.5 -
Rack Dimensions 2U 2U

Machine diagnostics for physics

Physics is constantly leading the world to exciting new scientific discoveries in both matter and energy. These experiments require digitizers and oscilloscopes with improvements in precision, accuracy, performance and density when monitoring target test points. The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer meets these requirements by bringing an industry leading performance, small form factor, Tektronix's class of reliability, easy remote accessibility, and award-winning user interface.

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Common physics fields

  • High Energy (Particle) Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Condensed Matter

Research fields requiring single shot events or fast repetitive monitoring in their research labs; experiments like Photo Doppler Velocimetry (PDV), VISAR, gas guns, spectroscopy, accelerators and more. Many of these are diagnosing experiments and validating doppler shifts, phase alignments, beat frequencies, beam steering alignment or amplitudes. Doing this with reliable, high performance equipment is key for long term success.

Performance on every channel

Tired of turning on multiple digitizer channels and wondering what the sample rate, record length or bandwidth settings are? The 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer has industry leading performance on EVERY channel, always. No compromises!

Key performance features:

  • 25 GS/s on ALL channels
  • DC to 8 GHz on ALL channels
  • Up to 1 Billion samples on ALL channels
  • Up to 2 GHz RF DDC capture bandwidth on ALL channels
  • 12-bit analog-to-digital converters
  • Best-in-class low noise
  • Best-in-class Effective Number Of Bits
  • Best-in-class channel isolation (crosstalk)

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High Sample rate on each input enables a new class of density performance. In this example, 4 channels at 25 GS/s are measuring rising edges ~52 ps.

Spectrum View

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Intuitive spectrum analyzer controls like center frequency, span and resolution bandwidth (RBW), independent from time domain controls, provide easy setup for frequency domain analysis. A spectrum view is available for each analog input, enabling multichannel mixed domain analysis.

It is often easier to debug an issue by viewing one or more signals in the frequency domain. Oscilloscopes and digitizers have included math-based FFTs for decades in an attempt to address this need. However, FFTs are notoriously difficult to use as they are driven by the same acquisition system that's delivering the analog time-domain view. When you optimize acquisition settings for the analog view, your frequency-domain view isn't what you want. When you get the frequency-domain view you want, your analog view is not what you want. With math-based FFTs, it is virtually impossible to get optimized views in both domains.

Spectrum View changes all of this. Tektronix' patented technology provides both a decimator for the time-domain and a digital down-converter for the frequency-domain behind each input. The two different acquisition paths let you simultaneously observe both time- and frequency-domain views of the input signal with independent acquisition settings for each domain. Other manufacturers offer various 'spectral analysis' packages that claim ease-of-use, but they all exhibit the limitations described above. Only Spectrum View provides both exceptional ease-of-use and the ability to achieve optimal views in both domains simultaneously.

Waveform and IQ data can easily be transferred from the 6 Series Low Profile to a PC using a variety of programming commands and API interfaces that come standard on all Tektronix 5 Series & 6 Series products.

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Tektronix's TEK049 ASIC has a patented signal path enabling signals to travel from the ADC to both a traditional decimator (scope) and Digital Down Converter (DDC - RF) for independent control of both the time and frequency domains.

Behind the performance

The Tektronix-designed TEK049 ASIC contains 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that provide 16 times more resolution than traditional 8-bit ADCs. The TEK049 is paired with the new Tektronix TEK061 front-end amplifier with industry leading low noise that enables the best signal fidelity possible to capture small signals with high resolution.

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Lowest in class noise enabled by new front-end amplifier

A key attribute to being able to view fine signal details on small, high-speed signals is noise. The higher a measurement systems' intrinsic noise, the less actual signal detail will be visible. This becomes more critical on a digitizer when the vertical settings are set to high sensitivity (like ≤ 10 mV/div) to view small signals that are prevalent in high-speed bus topologies. The 6 Series Low Profile has a new front-end ASIC, the TEK061, that enables breakthrough noise performance at the highest sensitivity settings.

In addition, a new High Res mode applies a hardware-based unique Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter based on the selected sample rate. The FIR filter maintains the maximum bandwidth possible for that sample rate while preventing aliasing and removing noise from the digitizer amplifiers and ADC above the usable bandwidth for the selected sample rate. High Res mode always provides at least 12 bits of vertical resolution and extends all the way to 16 bits of vertical resolution at ≤ 625 MS/s sample rates and 200 MHz of bandwidth.

Building a next-generation test rack

Looking for a modern way to refresh your test rack, view, download or analyze your data? Looking to replace obsolete hardware without rewriting your code?

We understand that test rack designs take time and include numerous tradeoffs. Tektronix has heard your voice loud and clear and is blazing a new path to provide a richer set of tools to enable flexible ways to access data and replace obsolete hardware. If that means you’re automating a test rack with LabVIEW, Python or another interface, we have an expanding number of drivers and numerous support resources available.

Maybe you require an easy way to view waveforms on a remote computer. Not a problem, Tektronix has a software team designing new ways to control the instrument from a browser (E*Scope), store your data in the cloud (TekCloud), or stream data to our PC (TekScope). Providing modern age tools at your fingertips.

Lastly, users familiar with keyboards, mice, monitors, and KVM switches can continue to operate as they always have!

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Upgrade Automated Test Equipment (ATE) systems quickly and smoothly

Was your automation code written in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s?

Anyone working closely with automated test systems knows that moving to a new model or platform can be painful. Modifying an existing codebase for a new product can be prohibitively expensive and complicated. Now there's a solution.

All 5 and 6 Series Low Profile instruments include a Programmatic Interface (PI) Translator. When enabled, the PI Translator acts as an intermediate layer between your test application and the digitizer. The PI translator recognizes a subset of legacy commands from the popular DPO/MSO5000B, DPO7000C, and DPO70000C oscilloscope platforms and translates them on the fly into supported commands. The interface is designed to be human-readable and easily extensible, which means that you can customize its behavior to minimize the amount of effort required when transitioning from obsolete instruments to the newest Tektronix platform.

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How the PI Translator works from Automation software to Tek instrument

Access data in all the new ways you can dream about

Using TekDrive, you can upload, store, organize, search, download, and share any file type from any connected device. TekDrive is natively integrated into the 6 Series Low Profile instrument for seamless sharing and recalling of files - no USB stick is required. Analyze and explore standard files like .wfm, .isf, .tss, and .csv, directly in a browser with smooth interactive waveform viewers. TekDrive is purpose-built for integration, automation, and security.

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Programming with a Low Profile in a test rack has never been easier

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TekDrive collaborative workspace - save files directly from your 6 Series Low Profile and share across your team

The TekScope gives users the analysis capability of an award-winning oscilloscope on your PC. Analyze waveforms anywhere and anytime. The basic package is free and lets you scale and measure waveforms locally. Purchased options add advanced capabilities such as multi-scope analysis, bus decoding, power analysis, and jitter analysis, no matter which scope the data was acquired on. TekScope Multi-Scope enables you to connect and download data from up to 4 instruments (16-32 max channels) for easy viewing and cross-instrument analysis.

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Two LPD64 instruments being analyzed on PC running TekScope’s ‘Multi-Scope’

E*Scope is an easy method of viewing and controlling a 6 Series Low Profile instrument over a network connection in the same way that you do in-person with a monitor or keyboard. Simply type the instrument’s IP address into a browser to display the LXI landing page, then select the Instrument Control to access E*Scope. There are no drivers needed. It's all self-contained within the browser and you can control the instrument. It’s fast, responsive, and perfect for controlling or visualizing single or multiple instrument situations.

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Live browser control is available using e*Scope via a browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
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Tile multiple e*Scope browser tabs on a monitor for viewing live data


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Synchronize multiple instrument channels within 200 ps using manual deskew and the Aux Trigger input

When synchronizing multiple instruments its important to have the smallest amount of skew between instrument channels to allow for data timing accuracy. Generally speaking this can be broken down into two types of skew; the part that comes from uncertainty between the aux trigger to analog channel, and the part that comes from trigger jitter. By calibrating out the effects of channel delay to the aux input we can reduce the amount of timing inaccuracy between instrument channels to just the jitter. This process is called deskewing an instrument.

Deskewing can be done to a reference channel that is simultaneously feeding a trigger edge (preferably over 1 Vpp) into the Aux Trigger input of multiple instruments and to the reference channel. When everything is adjusted, instrument to instrument channels can be within a very tight tolerance of only a couple sample points and within our specification of 200 ps. Whether you have 16 channels or 200 channels, all the data can be easily synchronized and analyzed.

Enhanced security option

The optional 6-SEC enhanced security option enables password-protected enabling/disabling of all instrument I/O ports and firmware upgrades. In addition, option 6-SEC provides the highest level of security by ensuring that internal memory never stores user settings or waveform data, in compliance with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) DoD 5220.22-M, Chapter 8 requirements and Defense Security Service Manual for the Certification and Accreditation of Classified Systems under the NISPOM. This ensures that you can confidently move the instrument out of a secure area.

Arbitrary/Function Generator (AFG)

The instrument contains an optional integrated arbitrary/function generator, perfect for simulating sensor signals within a design or adding noise to signals to perform margin testing. The integrated function generator provides output of predefined waveforms up to 50 MHz for sine, square, pulse, ramp/triangle, DC, noise, sin(x)/x (Sinc), Gaussian, Lorentz, exponential rise/fall, Haversine and cardiac. The AFG can load waveform records up to 128 k points in size from an internal file location or a USB mass storage device.

The AFG feature is compatible with Tektronix' ArbExpress PC-based waveform creation and editing software, making creation of complex waveforms fast and easy.

Digital Voltmeter (DVM) and Trigger Frequency Counter

The instrument contains an integrated 4-digit digital voltmeter (DVM) and 8-digit trigger frequency counter. Any of the analog inputs can be a source for the voltmeter, using the same probes that are already attached for general oscilloscope usage. The trigger frequency counter provides a very precise readout of the frequency of the trigger event on which you’re triggering.

Both the DVM and trigger frequency counter are available for free and are activated when you register your product.

User-defined filtering (optional)

In the broad sense, any system that processes a signal can be thought of as a filter. For example, an oscilloscope channel operates as a low pass filter where its 3 dB down point is referred to as its bandwidth. Given a waveform of any shape, a filter can be designed that can transform it into a defined shape within the context of some basic rules, assumptions, and limitations.

Digital filters have some significant advantages over analog filters. For example, the tolerance values of analog filter circuit components are high enough that high order filters are difficult or even impossible to implement. High order filters are easily implemented as digital filters. Digital filters can be implemented as Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) or Finite Impulse Response (FIR). The choice of IIR or FIR filters are based upon design requirements and application.

The 6 Series Low Profile has the ability to apply designated filters to math waveforms through a MATH arbitrary function. Option 6-UDFLT takes this functionality a level deeper, providing more than MATH arbitrary basic functions and adds flexibility to support standard filters and can be used for application centric filter designs.

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Filters can be created through the Math dialog. Once a filter is edited, it can be easily applied, saved, and recalled for use or modification later.

Filter types supported on the 6 Series Low Profile include:

  • Low pass
  • High pass
  • Band pass
  • Band stop
  • All pass
  • Hilbert
  • Differentiator
  • Custom

Filter response types supported on the 6 Series Low Profile include:

  • Butterworth
  • Chebyshev I
  • Chebyshev II
  • Elliptical
  • Gaussian
  • Bessel-Thomson
The Filter Response control is available for all Filter Types except All-pass, Hilbert, or Differentiator.

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Filter creation dialog showing selection for Filter Type, Filter Response, Cutoff Frequency, Filter Order, and a graphical representation of Magnitude/Phase, Impulse Response, and Step Response

Filter designs can be saved, recalled, and applied once any editing has been completed.


All specifications are guaranteed and apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Model overview

LPD64 Low Profile Digitizer
Characteristic LPD64
Analog inputs 4
Bandwidth (calculated rise time) 1 GHz (400 ps), 2.5 GHz (160 ps), 4 GHz (100 ps), 6 GHz (66.67 ps), 8 GHz (50 ps)
DC Gain Accuracy

50 Ω: ±2.0% 1, (±2.0% at 2 mV/div, ±4.0% at 1 mV/div, typical)

50 Ω: ±1.0% 2 of full scale, (±1.0% of full scale at 2 mV/div, ±2.0% at 1 mV/div, typical)

ADC Resolution 12 bits
Vertical Resolution (all channels)

8 bits @ 25 GS/s; 8 GHz

12 bits @ 12.5 GS/s; 4 GHz

13 bits @ 6.25 GS/s (High Res); 2 GHz

14 bits @ 3.125 GS/s (High Res); 1 GHz

15 bits @ 1.25 GS/s (High Res); 500 MHz

16 bits @ ≤625 MS/s (High Res); 200 MHz

Sample Rate 25 GS/s on all channels
Record Length

125 Mpoints on all channels (standard)

250 Mpoints, 500 Mpoints or 1 Gpoints on all channels (optional)

Waveform Capture Rate

>500,000 wfms/s (Peak Detect, Envelope acquisition mode),

>30,000 wfms/s (all other acquisition modes)

Arbitrary/Function Generator (option) 13 predefined waveform types with up to 50 MHz output
DVM 4-digit DVM (free with product registration)
Trigger Frequency Counter 8-digit frequency counter (free with product registration)

Vertical system

Input coupling
Input impedance 50 Ω, DC coupled
50 Ω ±3%
Input sensitivity range
50 Ω
1 mV/div to 1 V/div in a 1-2-5 sequence
Note: 1 mV/div is a 2X digital zoom of 2 mV/div.
Maximum input voltage

2.3VRMS, at < 100 mV/div, with peaks ≤±20 V (Pulse Width ≤ 1 us).

5.5VRMS, at ≥ 100 mV/div, with peaks ≤±20 V (Pulse Width ≤ 200 us)

Effective bits (ENOB), typical
2 mV/div, High Res mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
4 GHz 5.9 
3 GHz 6.1 
2.5 GHz 6.2 
2 GHz 6.35 
1 GHz 6.8 
500 MHz 7.2 
350 MHz 7.4 
250 MHz 7.5 
200 MHz 7.75 
20 MHz 8.8 
50 mV/div, High Res mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
4 GHz 7.25 
3 GHz 7.5 
2.5 GHz 7.6 
2 GHz 7.8 
1 GHz 8.2 
500 MHz 8.5 
350 MHz 8.8 
250 MHz 8.9 
200 MHz
20 MHz 9.8 
2 mV/div, Sample mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
8 GHz 5.1 
7 GHz 5.3 
6 GHz 5.5 
5 GHz 5.65 
4 GHz 5.9 
3 GHz 6.05 
2.5 GHz 6.2 
2 GHz 6.35 
1 GHz 6.8 
500 MHz 7.2 
350 MHz 7.3 
250 MHz 7.5 
200 MHz 7.3 
20 MHz 7.6 
50 mV/div, Sample mode, 50 Ω, 10 MHz input with 90% full screen
Bandwidth ENOB
8 GHz 6.5 
7 GHz 6.6 
6 GHz 6.8 
5 GHz
4 GHz 7.2 
3 GHz 7.4 
2.5 GHz 7.6 
2 GHz 7.7 
1 GHz 8.2 
500 MHz 8.4 
350 MHz 8.7 
250 MHz 8.8 
200 MHz 7.8 
20 MHz 7.9 
DC balance

0.1 div with DC-50 Ω digitizer input impedance (50 Ω terminated)

0.2 div at 1 mV/div with DC-50 Ω digitizer input impedance (50 Ω terminated)

Position range
±5 divisions
Offset ranges, maximum

Input signal cannot exceed maximum input voltage for the 50 Ω input path.

Volts/div Setting Maximum offset range, 50 Ω Input
1 mV/div - 99 mV/div ±1 V
100 mV/div - 1 V/div ±10 V
Offset accuracy

±(0.005 X | offset - position | + DC balance); Offset, position, and DC Balance in units of Volts

Bandwidth selections
8 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz, 7 GHz, and 8 GHz
6 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz
4 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, and 4 GHz
2.5 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, and 2.5 GHz
1 GHz model, 50 Ohm
20 MHz, 200 MHz, 250 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, and 1 GHz
Bandwidth filtering optimized for
Flatness or Step response
Random noise, RMS, typical
50 Ω, typical
25 GS/s, Sample Mode, RMS
V/div1 mV/div 2 mV/div 5 mV/div 10 mV/div 20 mV/div 50 mV/div 100 mV/div 1 V/div
8 GHz158 μV 158 μV 208 μV 342 μV 630 μV 1.49 mV 3.46 mV 29.7 mV
7 GHz141 μV 143 μV 192 μV 311 μV 562 μV 1.31 mV 3.11 mV 26.2 mV
6 GHz127 μV 127 μV 165 μV 274 μV 489 μV 1.18 mV 2.71 mV 23.6 mV
5 GHz112 μV 113 μV 149 μV 239 μV 446 μV 1.05 mV 2.42 mV 21.1 mV
12.5 GS/s, HiRes Mode, RMS
V/div1 mV/div2 mV/div5 mV/div10 mV/div20 mV/div50 mV/div 100 mV/div1 V/div
4 GHz97.4 μV 98.7 μV 124 μV 192 μV 344 μV 817 μV 1.92 mV 16.3 mV
3 GHz82.9 μV 84 μV 105 μV 160 μV 282 μV 680 μV 1.62 mV 13.6 mV
2.5 GHz76.5 μV 77.5 μV 93.8 μV 144 μV 257 μV 606 μV 1.44 mV 12.1 mV
2 GHz68.1 μV 69.1 μV 83.6 μV 131 μV 226 μV 528 μV 1.28 mV 10.6 mV
1 GHz54.8 μV 51.2 μV 63.4 μV 90.9 μV 160 μV 378 μV 941 μV 7.65 mV
500 MHz39.7 μV 39.8 μV 48.1 μV 65.1 μV 115 μV 280 μV 666 μV 5.6 mV
350 MHz33.8 μV 33.5 μV 40 μV 54.8 μV 94.3 μV 217 μV 560 μV 4.35 mV
250 MHz30.8 μV 31.2 μV 36.1 μV 49.9 μV 80.3 μV 187 μV 482 μV 3.75 mV
200 MHz25.3 μV 25.4 μV 29.7 μV 44 μV 70.7 μV 165 μV 445 μV 3.3 mV
20 MHz8.68 μV 8.9 μV 10.4 μV 15.1 μV 27.5 μV 70.4 μV 158 μV 1.41 mV
Crosstalk (channel isolation), typical

≥ -80 dB up to 2 GHz

≥ -65 dB up to 4 GHz

≥ -55 dB up to 8 GHz

for any two channels set to 200 mV/div.

Horizontal system

Time base range
40 ps/div to 1,000 s/div
Sample rate range

6.25 S/s to 25 GS/s (real time)

50 GS/s to 2.5 TS/s (interpolated)

Record length range

All acquisition modes are 250 M maximum record length, down to 1 k minimum record length, adjustable in 1 sample increments.

Standard: 125 Mpoints

Option 6-RL-2: 250 Mpoints

Seconds/Division range
Record length 1 K 10 K 100 K 1 M 10 M 62.5 M 125 M 250 M 500M 1 G
Standard: 125 M 40 ps - 16 s 400 ps - 160 s 4 ns - 1000 s 2.5 μs - 1000 s 5 μs - 1000 s N/A N/A N/A
Option 6-RL-2: 250 M 40 ps - 16 s 400 ps - 160 s 4 ps - 1000 s 2.5 μs - 1000 s 5 μs - 1000 s 10 μs - 1000 s N/A N/A
Option 6-RL-3: 500 Mpts 40 ps - 16 s 400 ps - 160 s 4 ps - 1000 s 2.5 μs - 1000 s 5 μs - 1000 s 10 μs - 1000 s 20 us - 1000 s N/A
Option 6-RL-4: 1 Gpts 40 ps - 16 s 400 ps - 160 s 4 ps - 1000 s 2.5 μs - 1000 s 5 μs - 1000 s 10 μs - 1000 s 20 us - 1000 s 40 us - 1000 s
Aperture uncertainty (sample jitter)
Time duration Typical jitter
<1 μs 80 fs
<1 ms 130 fs
Timebase accuracy

±1.0 x10-7 over any ≥1 ms time interval

Description Specification
Factory Tolerance ±12 ppb

At calibration, 25 °C ambient, over any ≥1 ms interval

Temperature stability ±20 ppb across the full operating range of 0 °C to 50 °C, after a sufficient soak time at the temperature

Tested at operating temperatures

Crystal aging ±300 ppb

Frequency tolerance change at 25 °C over a period of 1 year

Delta-time measurement accuracy, nominal

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(assume edge shape that results from Gaussian filter response)

The formula to calculate delta-time measurement accuracy (DTA) for a given instrument setting and input signal assumes insignificant signal content above Nyquist frequency, where:

SR 1 = Slew Rate (1st Edge) around 1st point in measurement

SR 2 = Slew Rate (2nd Edge) around 2nd point in measurement

N = input-referred guaranteed noise limit (VRMS)

TBA = time base accuracy or reference frequency error

t p = delta-time measurement duration (sec)

Maximum duration at highest sample rate

5 ms (standard) or 10 ms (option 6-RL-2, 250 Mpoints)

Time base delay time range
-10 divisions to 5,000 s
Deskew range

-125 ns to +125 ns with a resolution of 40 ps (for Peak Detect and Envelope acquisition modes).

-125 ns to +125 ns with a resolution of 1 ps (for all other acquisition modes).

Delay between analog channels, full bandwidth, typical

≤ 10 ps for any two channels with input impedance set to 50 Ω, DC coupling with equal Volts/div or above 10 mV/div

Trigger system

Trigger modes
Auto, Normal, and Single
Trigger coupling

DC, HF Reject (attenuates > 50 kHz), LF Reject (attenuates < 50 kHz), noise reject (reduces sensitivity)

Trigger holdoff range
0 ns to 10 seconds
Trigger bandwidth (edge, pulse and logic), typical
Model Trigger type Trigger bandwidth
8 GHz Edge 8 GHz
8 GHz Pulse, Logic 4 GHz
6 GHz Edge 6 GHz
6 GHz Pulse, Logic 4 GHz
4 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 1 GHz: Edge, Pulse, Logic Product Bandwidth
Edge-type trigger sensitivity, DC coupled, typical
Path Range Specification
50 Ω path 1 mV/div to 9.98 mV/div 3.0 div from DC to instrument bandwidth
≥ 10 mV/div < 1.0 division from DC to instrument bandwidth
Line 90 V to 264 V line voltage at 50 - 60 Hz line frequency

103.5 V to 126.5 V

AUX Trigger in 250 mVPP, DC to 400 MHz
Edge-type trigger sensitivity, not DC coupled, typical
Trigger Coupling Typical Sensitivity
NOISE REJ 2.5 times the DC Coupled limits
HF REJ 1.0 times the DC Coupled limits from DC to 50 kHz. Attenuates signals above 50 kHz.
LF REJ 1.5 times the DC Coupled limits for frequencies above 50 kHz. Attenuates signals below 50 kHz.
Trigger jitter, analog channels, typical

≤ 1.5 psRMS for sample mode and edge-type trigger

≤ 2 psRMS for edge-type trigger and FastAcq mode

≤ 40 psRMS for non edge-type trigger modes

Trigger jitter, AUX input, typical

≤ 40 psRMS for sample mode and edge-type trigger

AUX In trigger skew between instruments, typical

±100 ps jitter on each instrument with <450 ps skew; <550 ps total between instruments. Can be manually deskewed so channel-to-channel total skew is <200ps between instruments using AUX In.

Skew improves for pulse input voltages ≥1 Vpp

Trigger level ranges
Source Range
Any Channel ±5 divs from center of screen
Aux In Trigger ±5 V
Line Fixed at about 50% of line voltage

This specification applies to logic and pulse thresholds.

Trigger frequency counter
8-digits (free with product registration)
Trigger types
Positive, negative, or either slope on any channel. Coupling includes DC, AC, noise reject, HF reject, and LF reject
Pulse Width:

Trigger on width of positive or negative pulses. Event can be time- or logic-qualified

Trigger on an event which remains high, low, or either, for a specified time period. Event can be logic-qualified
Trigger on a pulse that crosses one threshold but fails to cross a second threshold before crossing the first again. Event can be time- or logic-qualified
Trigger on an event that enters, exits, stays inside or stays outside of a window defined by two user-adjustable thresholds. Event can be time- or logic-qualified
Trigger when logic pattern goes true, goes false, or occurs coincident with a clock edge. Pattern (AND, OR, NAND, NOR) specified for all input channels defined as high, low, or don't care. Logic pattern going true can be time-qualified
Setup & Hold:
Trigger on violations of both setup time and hold time between clock and data present on any input channels
Rise / Fall Time:
Trigger on pulse edge rates that are faster or slower than specified. Slope may be positive, negative, or either. Event can be logic-qualified
Trigger on all lines, odd, even, or all fields of NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video signals
Trigger on B event X time or N events after A trigger with a reset on C event. In general, A and B trigger events can be set to any trigger type with a few exceptions: logic qualification is not supported, if A event or B event is set to Setup & Hold, then the other must be set to Edge, and Ethernet and High Speed USB (480 Mbps) are not supported
Visual trigger
Qualifies standard triggers by scanning all waveform acquisitions and comparing them to on-screen areas (geometric shapes). An unlimited number of areas can be defined with In, Out, or Don't Care as the qualifier for each area. A boolean expression can be defined using any combination of visual trigger areas to further qualify the events that get stored into acquisition memory. Shapes include rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, hexagon and user-defined.
Parallel Bus:
Trigger on a parallel bus data value. Parallel bus can be from 1 to 4 bits (from the analog channels) in size. Supports Binary and Hex radices
I2C Bus (option 6-SREMBD):
Trigger on Start, Repeated Start, Stop, Missing ACK, Address (7 or 10 bit), Data, or Address and Data on I2C buses up to 10 Mb/s
SPI Bus (option 6-SREMBD):
Trigger on Slave Select, Idle Time, or Data (1-16 words) on SPI buses up to 20 Mb/s
RS-232/422/485/UART Bus (option 6-SRCOMP):
Trigger on Start Bit, End of Packet, Data, and Parity Error up to 15 Mb/s
CAN Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Start of Frame, Type of Frame (Data, Remote, Error, or Overload), Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, End Of Frame, Missing Ack, and Bit Stuff Error on CAN buses up to 1 Mb/s
CAN FD Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Start of Frame, Type of Frame (Data, Remote, Error, or Overload), Identifier (Standard or Extended), Data (1-8 bytes), Identifier and Data, End Of Frame, Error (Missing Ack, Bit Stuffing Error, FD Form Error, Any Error) on CAN FD buses up to 16 Mb/s
LIN Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Sync, Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, Wakeup Frame, Sleep Frame, and Error on LIN buses up to 1 Mb/s
FlexRay Bus (option 6-SRAUTO):
Trigger on Start of Frame, Indicator Bits (Normal, Payload, Null, Sync, Startup), Frame ID, Cycle Count, Header Fields (Indicator Bits, Identifier, Payload Length, Header CRC, and Cycle Count), Identifier, Data, Identifier and Data, End Of Frame, and Errors on FlexRay buses up to 10 Mb/s
SENT Bus (option 6-SRAUTOSEN)
Trigger on Start of Packet, Fast Channel Status and Data, Slow Channel Message ID and Data, and CRC Errors
SPMI Bus (option 6-SRPM):
Trigger on Sequence Start Condition, Reset, Sleep, Shutdown, Wakeup, Authenticate, Master Read, Master Write, Register Read, Register Write, Extended Register Read, Extended Register Write, Extended Register Read Long, Extended Register Write Long, Device Descriptor Block Master Read, Device Descriptor Block Slave Read, Register 0 Write, Transfer Bus Ownership, and Parity Error
USB 2.0 LS/FS/HS Bus (option 6-SRUSB2):
Trigger on Sync, Reset, Suspend, Resume, End of Packet, Token (Address) Packet, Data Packet, Handshake Packet, Special Packet, Error on USB buses up to 480 Mb/s
Ethernet Bus (option 6-SRENET):
Trigger on Start of Frame, MAC Addresses, MAC Q-tag, MAC Length/Type, MAC Data, IP Header, TCP Header, TCP/IPV4 Data, End of Packet, and FCS (CRC) Error on 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX buses
Audio (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Bus (option 6-SRAUDIO):
Trigger on Word Select, Frame Sync, or Data. Maximum data rate for I2S/LJ/RJ is 12.5 Mb/s. Maximum data rate for TDM is 25 Mb/s
MIL-STD-1553 Bus (option 6-SRAERO):
Trigger on Sync, Command (Transmit/Receive Bit, Parity, Subaddress / Mode, Word Count / Mode Count, RT Address), Status (Parity, Message Error, Instrumentation, Service Request, Broadcast Command Received, Busy, Subsystem Flag, Dynamic Bus Control Acceptance, Terminal Flag), Data, Time (RT/IMG), and Error (Parity Error, Sync Error, Manchester Error, Non-contiguous Data) on MIL-STD-1553 buses
ARINC 429 Bus (option 6-SRAERO):
Trigger on Word Start, Label, Data, Label and Data, Word End, and Error (Any Error, Parity Error, Word Error, Gap Error) on ARINC 429 buses up to 1 Mb/s
RF Magnitude vs. Time and RF Frequency vs. Time (option 6-SV-RFVT):
Trigger on edge, pulse width and timeout events

Acquisition system

Acquires sampled values
Peak Detect
Captures glitches as narrow as 160 ps at all sweep speeds
From 2 to 10,240 waveforms
Min-max envelope reflecting Peak Detect data over multiple acquisitions
High Res

Applies a unique Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter for each sample rate that maintains the maximum bandwidth possible for that sample rate while preventing aliasing and removing noise from the oscilloscope amplifiers and ADC above the usable bandwidth for the selected sample rate.

High Res mode always provides at least 12 bits of vertical resolution and extends all the way to 16 bits of vertical resolution at ≤ 625 MS/s sample rates.


FastAcq optimizes the instrument for analysis of dynamic signals and capture of infrequent events.

Maximum waveform capture rate:

  • >500,000 wfms/s (Peak Detect or Envelope Acquisition mode)
  • >30,000 wfms/s (All other acquisition modes)

Roll mode
Scrolls sequential waveform points across the display in a right-to-left rolling motion, at timebase speeds of 40 ms/div and slower, when in Auto trigger mode.

Acquisition memory divided into segments.

Maximum trigger rate >5,000,000 waveforms per second

Minimum frame size = 50 points

Maximum Number of Frames: For frame size ≥ 1,000 points, maximum number of frames = record length / frame size.

For 50 point frames, maximum number of frames = 1,000,000

Waveform measurements

Cursor types
Waveform, V Bars, H Bars, V&H Bars, and Polar (XY/XYZ plots only)
DC voltage measurement accuracy, Average acquisition mode
Measurement Type DC Accuracy (In Volts)
Average of ≥ 16 waveforms ±((DC Gain Accuracy) * |reading - (offset - position)| + Offset Accuracy + 0.05 * V/div setting)
Delta volts between any two averages of ≥ 16 waveforms acquired with the same oscilloscope setup and ambient conditions ±(DC Gain Accuracy * |reading| + 0.1 div)
Automatic measurements

36, of which an unlimited number can be displayed as either individual measurement badges or collectively in a measurement results table

Amplitude measurements

Amplitude, Maximum, Minimum, Peak-to-Peak, Positive Overshoot, Negative Overshoot, Mean, RMS, AC RMS, Top, Base, and Area

Timing measurements

Period, Frequency, Unit Interval, Data Rate, Positive Pulse Width, Negative Pulse Width, Skew, Delay, Rise Time, Fall Time, Phase, Rising Slew Rate, Falling Slew Rate, Burst Width, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Time Outside Level, Setup Time, Hold Time, Duration N-Periods, High Time, Low Time, Time to Minimum, and Time to Maximum

Jitter measurements (standard)
TIE and Phase Noise
Measurement statistics
Mean, Standard Deviation, Maximum, Minimum, and Population. Statistics are available on both the current acquisition and all acquisitions
Reference levels
User-definable reference levels for automatic measurements can be specified in either percent or units. Reference levels can be set to global for all measurements, per source channel or signal, or unique for each measurement
Screen, Cursors, Logic, Search, or Time. Specifies the region of an acquisition in which to take measurements. Gating can be set to Global (affects all measurements set to Global) or Local (all measurements can have a unique Time gate setting; only one Local gate is available for Screen, Cursors, Logic, and Search actions).
Measurement plots
Histogram, Time Trend, Spectrum, Eye Diagram (TIE measurement only), Phase Noise (Phase Noise measurement only)
Fast eye rendering: Shows the Unit Intervals (UIs) that define the boundaries of the eye along with a user specified number of surrounding UIs for added visual context
Complete eye rendering: Shows all valid Unit Intervals (UIs)
Measurement limits
Pass/fail testing for user-definable limits on measurement values. Act on event for measurement value failures include Save Screen Capture, Save Waveform, System Request (SRQ), and Stop Acquisitions
Jitter analysis (option 6-DJA) adds the following:

Jitter Summary, [email protected], RJ- δδ, DJ- δδ, PJ, RJ, DJ, DDJ, DCD, SRJ, J2, J9, NPJ, F/2, F/4, F/8, Eye Height, Eye [email protected], Eye Width, Eye [email protected], Eye High, Eye Low, Q-Factor, Bit High, Bit Low, Bit Amplitude, DC Common Mode, AC Common Mode (Pk-Pk), Differential Crossover, T/nT Ratio, SSC Freq Dev, SSC Modulation Rate

Measurement plots
Eye Diagram and Jitter Bathtub
Fast eye rendering: Shows the Unit Intervals (UIs) that define the boundaries of the eye along with a user specified number of surrounding UIs for added visual context
Complete eye rendering: Shows all valid Unit Intervals (UIs)
Measurement limits

Pass/fail testing for user-definable limits on measurement values. Act on event for measurement value failures include Save Screen Capture, Save Waveform, System Request (SRQ), and Stop Acquisitions

Eye diagram mask testing

Automated mask pass/fail testing

Power analysis (option 6-PWR) adds the following:

Input Analysis (Frequency, VRMS, IRMS, voltage and current Crest Factors, True Power, Apparent Power, Reactive Power, Power Factor, Phase Angle, Harmonics, Inrush Current, Input Capacitance )

Amplitude Analysis (Cycle Amplitude, Cycle Top, Cycle Base, Cycle Maximum, Cycle Minimum, Cycle Peak-to-Peak)

Timing Analysis (Period, Frequency, Negative Duty Cycle, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Pulse Width, Positive Pulse Width)

Switching Analysis (Switching Loss, dv/dt, di/dt, Safe Operating Area, RDSon)

Magnetic Analysis (Inductance, I vs. Intg(V), Magnetic Loss, Magnetic Property)

Output Analysis (Line Ripple, Switching Ripple, Efficiency, Turn-on Time, Turn-off Time)

Frequency Response Analysis (Control Loop Response Bode Plot, Power Supply Rejection Ratio, Impedance)

Measurement Plots
Harmonics Bar Graph, Switching Loss Trajectory Plot, and Safe Operating Area
Digital Power Management (option 6-DPM) adds the following:

Ripple Analysis (Ripple)

Transient Analysis (Overshoot, Undershoot, Turn On Overshoot, DC Rail Voltage)

Power Sequence Analysis (Turn-on, Turn-off)

Jitter Analysis (TIE, PJ, RJ, DJ, Eye Height, Eye Width, Eye High, Eye Low)

DDR3/LPDDR3 memory debug and analysis option (6-DBDDR3) adds the following:

Amplitude Measurements (AOS, AUS, Vix(ac), AOS Per tCK, AUS Per tCK, AOS Per UI, AUS Per UI)

Time Measurements (tRPRE, tWPRE, tPST, Hold Diff, Setup Diff, tCH(avg), tCK(avg), tCL(avg), tCH(abs), tCL(abs), tJIT(duty), tJIT(per), tJIT(cc), tERR(n), tERR(m-n), tDQSCK, tCMD-CMD, tCKSRE, tCKSRX)

LVDS debug and analysis option (option 6-DBLVDS) adds the following:
Data Lane Measurements

Generic Test (Unit Interval, Rise Time, Fall Time, Data Width, Data Intra Skew (PN), Data Inter Skew (Lane-to-Lane), Data Peak-to-Peak)

Jitter Test (AC Timing, Clock Data Setup Time, Clock Data Hold Time, Eye Diagram (TIE), [email protected], DJ Delta, RJ Delta, DDJ, De-Emphasis Level)

Clock Lane Measurements

Generic Test (Frequency, Period, Duty Cycle, Rise Time, Fall Time, Clock Intra Skew (PN), Clock Peak-to-Peak)

Jitter Test (TIE, DJ, RJ)

SSC On (Mod Rate, Frequency Deviation Mean)

Waveform math

Number of math waveforms
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide waveforms and scalars
Algebraic expressions
Define extensive algebraic expressions including waveforms, scalars, user-adjustable variables, and results of parametric measurements. Perform math on math using complex equations. For example (Integral (CH1 - Mean(CH1)) X 1.414 X VAR1)
Math functions
Invert, Integrate, Differentiate, Square Root, Exponential, Log 10, Log e, Abs, Ceiling, Floor, Min, Max, Degrees, Radians, Sin, Cos, Tan, ASin, ACos, and ATan
Boolean result of comparison >, <, ≥, ≤, =, and ≠
Filtering function (standard)
Loading of user-definable filters. Users specify a file containing the coefficients of the filter.
Filtering function (option 6-UDFLT)
Filter types
Low pass, High pass, Band pass, Band stop, All pass, Hilbert, Differentiator, and Custom
Filter response types
Butterworth, Chebyshev I, Chebyshev II, Elliptical, Gaussian, and Bessel-Thomson
FFT functions
Spectral Magnitude and Phase, and Real and Imaginary Spectra
FFT vertical units

Magnitude: Linear and Log (dBm)

Phase: Degrees, Radians, and Group Delay

FFT window functions
Hanning, Rectangular, Hamming, Blackman-Harris, Flattop2, Gaussian, Kaiser-Bessel, and TekExp

Spectrum View

Center Frequency
Limited by instrument analog bandwidth
74.5 Hz – 1.25 GHz (Standard)

74.5 Hz – 2 GHz (option 6-SV-BW-1)

Coarse adjustment in a 1-2-5 sequence

RF vs. Time Traces
Magnitude vs. time, Frequency vs. time, Phase vs. time (with option 6-SV-RFVT)
RF vs. Time Trigger
Edge, pulse width, and timeout trigger on RF Magnitude vs. Time and RF Frequency vs. Time (with option 6-SV-RFVT)
Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

93 μHz to 62.5 MHz

93 μHz to 100 MHz (with option 6-SV-BW-1)

Window types and factors
Window type Factor
Blackman-Harris 1.90
Flat-Top 2 3.77
Hamming 1.30
Hanning 1.44
Kaiser-Bessel 2.23
Rectangular 0.89
Spectrum Time
FFT Window Factor / RBW
Reference level
Reference level is automatically set by the analog channel Volts/div setting

Setting range: -42 dBm to +44 dBm

Vertical Position
-100 divs to +100 divs
Vertical units
dBm, dBµW, dBmV, dBµV, dBmA, dBµA
Horizontal scaling
Linear, Log


Number of searches
Search types
Search through long records to find all occurrences of user specified criteria including edges, pulse widths, timeouts, runt pulses, window violations, logic patterns, setup & hold violations, rise/fall times, and bus protocol events. Search results can be viewed in the Waveform View or in the Results table.


Waveform type
Tektronix Waveform Data (.wfm), Comma Separated Values (.csv), MATLAB (.mat)
Waveform gating
Cursors, Screen, Resample (save every nth sample)
Screen capture type
Portable Network Graphic (*.png), 24-bit Bitmap (*.bmp), JPEG (*.jpg)
Setup type
Tektronix Setup (.set)
Report type
Adobe Portable Documents (.pdf), Single File web Pages (.mht)
Session type
Tektronix Session Setup (.tss)

Display (available only through the video out ports or e*Scope)

Display type
External monitor
Display resolution
1,920 horizontal × 1,080 vertical pixels (High Definition)
Display modes

Overlay: traditional oscilloscope display where traces overlay each other

Stacked: display mode where each waveform is placed in its own slice and can take advantage of the full ADC range while still being visually separated from other waveforms. Groups of channels can also be overlaid within a slice to simplify visual comparison of signals.

Horizontal and vertical zooming is supported in all waveform and plot views.
Sin(x)/x and Linear
Waveform styles
Vectors, dots, variable persistence, and infinite persistence
Movable and fixed graticules, selectable between Grid, Time, Full, and None
Color palettes

Normal and inverted for screen captures

Individual waveform colors are user-selectable

YT, XY, and XYZ
Local Language User Interface
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean
Local Language Help
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese

Arbitrary-Function Generator (optional)

Function types
Arbitrary, sine, square, pulse, ramp, triangle, DC level, Gaussian, Lorentz, exponential rise/fall, sin(x)/x, random noise, Haversine, Cardiac
Amplitude range
Values are peak-to-peak voltages
Waveform 50 Ω 1 MΩ
Arbitrary 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Sine 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Square 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Pulse 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Ramp 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Triangle 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Gaussian 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Lorentz 10 mV to 1.2 V 20 mV to 2.4 V
Exponential Rise 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Exponential Fall 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Sine(x)/x 10 mV to 1.5 V 20 mV to 3.0 V
Random Noise 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Haversine 10 mV to 1.25 V 20 mV to 2.5 V
Cardiac 10 mV to 2.5 V 20 mV to 5 V
Sine waveform
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 50 MHz
Frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency accuracy
130 ppm (frequency ≤ 10 kHz), 50 ppm (frequency > 10 kHz)

This is for Sine, Ramp, Square and Pulse waveforms only.

Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z; 10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω
Amplitude flatness, typical

±0.5 dB at 1 kHz

±1.5 dB at 1 kHz for < 20 mVpp amplitudes

Total harmonic distortion, typical

1% for amplitude ≥ 200 mVpp into 50 Ω load

2.5% for amplitude > 50 mV AND < 200 mVpp into 50 Ω load

This is for Sine wave only.

Spurious free dynamic range, typical

40 dB (Vpp ≥ 0.1 V); 30 dB (Vpp ≥ 0.02 V), 50 Ω load

Square and pulse waveform
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 25 MHz
Frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency accuracy
130 ppm (frequency ≤ 10 kHz), 50 ppm (frequency > 10 kHz)
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z; 10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω
Duty cycle range

10% - 90% or 10 ns minimum pulse, whichever is larger

Minimum pulse time applies to both on and off time, so maximum duty cycle will reduce at higher frequencies to maintain 10 ns off time

Duty cycle resolution
Minimum pulse width, typical
10 ns. This is the minimum time for either on or off duration.
Rise/Fall time, typical
5 ns, 10% - 90%
Pulse width resolution
100 ps
Overshoot, typical
< 6% for signal steps greater than 100 mVpp

This applies to overshoot of the positive-going transition (+overshoot) and of the negative-going (-overshoot) transition

Asymmetry, typical
±1% ±5 ns, at 50% duty cycle
Jitter, typical
< 60 ps TIERMS, ≥ 100 mVpp amplitude, 40%-60% duty cycle
Ramp and triangle waveform
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 500 kHz
Frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency accuracy
130 ppm (frequency ≤ 10 kHz), 50 ppm (frequency > 10 kHz)
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z; 10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω
Variable symmetry
0% - 100%
Symmetry resolution
DC level range

±2.5 V into Hi-Z

±1.25 V into 50 Ω

Random noise amplitude range

20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω

Maximum frequency
2 MHz
Gaussian pulse, Haversine, and Lorentz pulse
Maximum frequency
5 MHz
Lorentz pulse
Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 5 MHz
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 2.4 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVpp to 1.2 Vpp into 50 Ω

Frequency range
0.1 Hz to 500 kHz
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω

Memory depth
1 to 128 k
Amplitude range
20 mVpp to 5 Vpp into Hi-Z

10 mVpp to 2.5 Vpp into 50 Ω

Repetition rate
0.1 Hz to 25 MHz
Sample rate
250 MS/s
Signal amplitude accuracy
±[ (1.5% of peak-to-peak amplitude setting) + (1.5% of absolute DC offset setting) + 1 mV ] (frequency = 1 kHz)
Signal amplitude resolution

1 mV (Hi-Z)

500 μV (50 Ω)

Sine and ramp frequency accuracy

130 ppm (frequency ≤10 kHz)

50 ppm (frequency >10 kHz)

DC offset range

±2.5 V into Hi-Z

±1.25 V into 50 Ω

DC offset resolution

1 mV (Hi-Z)

500 μV (50 Ω)

DC offset accuracy

±[ (1.5% of absolute offset voltage setting) + 1 mV ]

Add 3 mV of uncertainty per 10 °C change from 25 °C ambient

Digital volt meter (DVM)

Measurement types

DC, ACRMS+DC, ACRMS, Trigger frequency count

Voltage resolution
4 digits
Voltage accuracy

±((1.5% * |reading - offset - position|) + (0.5% * |(offset - position)|) + (0.1 * Volts/div))

De-rated at 0.100%/°C of |reading - offset - position| above 30 °C

Signal ± 5 divisions from screen center


± 3% (40 Hz to 1 kHz) with no harmonic content outside 40 Hz to 1 kHz range

AC, typical: ± 2% (20 Hz to 10 kHz)

For AC measurements, the input channel vertical settings must allow the VPP input signal to cover between 4 and 10 divisions and must be fully visible on the screen

Trigger frequency counter




±(1 count + time base accuracy * input frequency)

The signal must be at least 8 mVpp or 2 div, whichever is greater.

Maximum input frequency

10 Hz to maximum bandwidth of the analog channel

The signal must be at least 8 mVpp or 2 div, whichever is greater.

Processor system

Host processor
Intel i5-4400E, 2.7 GHz, 64-bit, dual core processor, 8 GB system RAM
Operating system

Closed Embedded OS (std configuration). No access to OS file system.

Instrument with option 6-WINM2 installed: Microsoft Windows 10

Internal storage
≥ 80 GB. Form factor is an 80 mm m.2 card with a SATA-3 interface

512 GB m.2 drive with a SATA-3 interface (with option 6-WINM2)

Input-Output ports

DisplayPort connector
A 20-pin DisplayPort connector; connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector
DVI connector

A 29-pin DVI-I connector; connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector


DB-15 female connector; connect to show the oscilloscope display on an external monitor or projector

Probe compensator signal, typical

Connectors are located on the lower front right of the instrument
0 to 2.5 V
1 kHz
Source impedance:
1 kΩ
External reference input

The time-base system can phase lock to an external 10 MHz reference signal .

There are two ranges for the reference clock.

The instrument can accept a high-accuracy reference clock of 10 MHz ±2 ppm or a lower-accuracy reference clock of 10 MHz ±1 kppm.

USB interface (Host, Device ports)

Front panel USB Host ports: Two USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports, one USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port

Rear panel USB Host ports: Two USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports, two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports

Rear panel USB Device port: One USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Device port providing USBTMC support

Ethernet interface
10/100/1000 Mb/s
Auxiliary output

Rear-panel BNC connector. Output can be configured to provide a positive or negative pulse out when the oscilloscope triggers, the internal oscilloscope reference clock out, or an AFG sync pulse

Characteristic Limits
Vout (HI) ≥ 2.5 V open circuit; ≥ 1.0 V into a 50 Ω load to ground
Vout (LO) ≤ 0.7 V into a load of ≤ 4 mA; ≤0.25 V into a 50 Ω load to ground
Kensington-style lock
Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington-style lock

Class: LXI Core 2016

Version: 1.5

Power source

Power consumption

360 Watts maximum

Source voltage

100 - 240 V ±10% at 50 Hz to 60 Hz

115 V ±10% at 400 Hz

Physical characteristics


Height: 3.44 in (87.3 mm)

Width: 17.01 in (432 mm)

Depth: 23.85 in (605.7 mm)

Fits rack depths from 24 inches to 32 inches

29.4 lbs (13.34 kg)
The clearance requirement for adequate cooling is 2.0 in (50.8 mm) on the left and right sides of the instrument. Air flows from left to right through the instrument.
Rackmount configuration
2U rack mount kit is included as standard configuration

Environmental specifications

+0 °C to +50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)

-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)


5% to 90% relative humidity (% RH) at up to +40 °C

5% to 55% RH above +40 °C up to +50 °C, noncondensing

5% to 90% relative humidity (% RH) at up to +60 °C, noncondensing
Up to 3,000 meters (9,843 feet)
Up to 12,000 meters (39,370 feet)

EMC, Environmental, and Safety


CE marked for the European Union and CSA approved for the USA and Canada

RoHS compliant


IVI driver

Provides a standard instrument programming interface for common applications such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft .NET, and MATLAB. Compatible with Python, C/C++/C# and many other languages through VISA.


Enables control of the oscilloscope over a network connection through a standard web browser. Simply enter the IP address or network name of the oscilloscope and a web page will be served to the browser. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements, and screen images or make live control changes to settings on the oscilloscope directly from the web browser.

LXI Web interface

Connect to the oscilloscope through a standard Web browser by simply entering the oscilloscope's IP address or network name in the address bar of the browser. The Web interface enables viewing of instrument status and configuration, status and modification of network settings, and instrument control through the e*Scope web-based remote control. All web interaction conforms to LXI specification, version 1.5.

Programming Examples

Programming with the 4/5/6 Series platforms has never been easier. With a programmers manual and a GitHub site you have many commands and examples to help you get started remotely automating your instrument. See .

Ordering Information

Use the following steps to select the appropriate instrument and options for your measurement needs.

Step 1

Start by selecting the model.
Model Number of channels
Each model includes

Rackmount attachments installed

Installation and safety manual (translated in English, French, German)

Embedded Help

Power cord

Calibration certificate documenting traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001/ISO17025 quality system registration

One-year warranty covering all parts and labor on the instrument.

Step 2

Configure your Low Profile Digitizer by selecting the analog channel bandwidth you need
Choose the bandwidth you need today by choosing one of these bandwidth options. You can upgrade it later by purchasing an upgrade option.
Bandwidth Option Bandwidth
6-BW-1000 1 GHz
6-BW-2500 2.5 GHz
6-BW-4000 4 GHz
6-BW-6000 6 GHz
6-BW-8000 8 GHz

Step 3

Add instrument functionality

Instrument functionality can be ordered with the instrument or later as an upgrade kit.

Instrument Option Built-in Functionality
6-RL-2 Extend record length from 125 Mpts/channel to 250 Mpts/channel

Extend record length from 125 Mpts/channel to 500 Mpts/channel


Extend record length from 125 Mpts/channel to 1 Gpts/channel

6-AFGAdd Arbitrary / Function Generator
6-SEC 34Security package adds enhanced security that restricts user data from being saved to the instrument, password-protected enabling for USB ports and firmware updates. Recommended for highly classified data environments.
6-WINM24Instrument replaces std. embedded OS with Windows 10 Operating system on a m.⁠2 512 GB drive.

Step 4

Add optional serial bus triggering, decode, and search capabilities

Choose the serial support you need today by choosing from these serial analysis options. You can upgrade later by purchasing an upgrade kit.

Instrument Option Serial Buses Supported
6-SRAEROAerospace (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429)
6-SRAUTOAutomotive (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and CAN symbolic decoding)
6-SRAUTOSENAutomotive sensor (SENT)
6-SRCOMPComputer (RS-232/422/485/UART)
6-SREMBDEmbedded (I2C, SPI)
6-SRENETEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
6-SRI3C MIPI I3C (I3C decode and search only)
6-SRPMPower Management (SPMI)

Step 5

Add optional serial bus compliance testing
Choose the serial compliance testing packages you need today by choosing from these options. You can upgrade later by purchasing an upgrade kit. All options in the table below require option 6-WIN (SSD with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system).
Instrument Option Serial Buses Supported


2.5 and 5 GBASE-T Ethernet automated compliance test solution.

2.5 GHz is recommended

Step 6

Add optional memory analysis
Instrument Option Advanced Analysis


DDR3 and LPDDR3 Debug and Analysis

Step 7

Add optional analysis capabilities
Instrument Option Advanced Analysis

TekExpress automated LVDS test solution (requires option 6-DJA)

6-DJAAdvanced Jitter and Eye Analysis
6-DPM Digital Power Management
6-MTMMask and Limit testing

PAM3 Analysis (requires options 6-DJA and 6-WIN)

6-PWR Power Measurement and Analysis

Increase Spectrum View Capture Bandwidth to 2 GHz


Spectrum View RF versus Time analysis, trigger and remote IQ data transferring

6-UDFLTUser Defined Filter Creation Tool

NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video triggering

Step 8

Add accessories
Optional Accessory Description

Benchtop conversion kit including four (4) instrument feet and a strap handle


Hard transit case with handles and wheels for easy transportation


SMA 8-lb Torque Wrench for connecting SMA cables


2x Matched SMA cables (within 1 pS)


4x Matched SMA cables (within 1 pS)


Power Divider, 2-way, 50 Ohm, DC-18 GHz


Power Divider, 4-way, 50 Ohm, DC-18 GHz

GPIB to Ethernet adapter

Order model 4865B (GPIB to Ethernet to Instrument Interface) directly from ICS Electronics

Step 9

Select power cord option
Power Cord Option Description

North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)

Includes mechanism that retains power cord to instrument

A1 Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
A2 United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
A3 Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
A5 Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
A6 Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
A10 China power plug (50 Hz)
A11 India power plug (50 Hz)
A12 Brazil power plug (60 Hz)
A99 No power cord

Step 10

Add extended service and calibration options
Service Option Description
G3 Three Year Gold Care Plan. Includes expedited repair of all product failures including ESD and EOS, access to a loaner product during repair or advanced exchange to reduce downtime, priority access to Customer Support among others.
G5 Five Year Gold Care Plan. Includes expedited repair of all product failures including ESD and EOS, access to a loaner product during repair or advanced exchange to reduce downtime, priority access to Customer Support among others.
R3 Standard Warranty Extended to 3 Years. Covers parts, labor and 2-day shipping within country. Guarantees faster repair time than without coverage. All repairs include calibration and updates. Hassle free - a single call starts the process.
R5 Standard Warranty Extended to 5 Years. Covers parts, labor and 2-day shipping within country. Guarantees faster repair time than without coverage. All repairs include calibration and updates. Hassle free - a single call starts the process.
C3 Calibration service 3 Years. Includes traceable calibration or functional verification where applicable, for recommended calibrations. Coverage includes the initial calibration plus 2 years calibration coverage.
C5 Calibration service 5 Years. Includes traceable calibration or functional verification where applicable, for recommended calibrations. Coverage includes the initial calibration plus 4 years calibration coverage.
D1 Calibration Data Report
D3 Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Option C3)
D5 Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Option C5)

Feature upgrades after purchase

Add feature upgrades in the future
The 6 Series products offer many ways to easily add functionality after the initial purchase. Node-locked licenses permanently enable optional features on a single product. Floating licenses allow license-enabled options to be easily moved between compatible instruments.
Upgrade feature Node-locked license upgrade Floating license upgrade Description
Add instrument functions SUP6-AFG SUP6-AFG-FL Add arbitrary function generator
SUP6-RL-1T2 SUP6-RL-1T2-FL Extend record length from 125 Mpts to 250 Mpts / channel
SUP6-RL-1T3 SUP6-RL-1T3-FL Extend record length from 125 Mpts to 500 Mpts / channel
SUP6-RL-1T4 SUP6-RL-1T4-FL Extend record length from 125 Mpts to 1 Gpts / channel
SUP6-RL-2T3 SUP6-RL-2T3-FL Extend record length from 250 Mpts to 500 Mpts / channel
SUP6-RL-2T4 SUP6-RL-2T4-FL Extend record length from 250 Mpts to 1 Gpts / channel
SUP6-RL-3T4 SUP6-RL-3T4-FL Extend record length from 500 Mpts to 1 Gpts / channel
Add protocol analysis SUP6-SRAERO SUP6-SRAERO-FL Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429)
SUP6-SRAUDIO SUP6-SRAUDIO-FL Audio serial triggering and analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM)
SUP6-SRAUTO SUP6-SRAUTO-FL Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and CAN symbolic decoding)
SUP6-SRAUTOSEN SUP6-SRAUTOSEN-FL Automotive sensor serial triggering and analysis (SENT)
SUP6-SRCOMP SUP6-SRCOMP-FL Computer serial triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART)
SUP6-SREMBD SUP6-SREMBD-FL Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I2C, SPI)
SUP6-SRENET SUP6-SRENET-FL Ethernet serial triggering and analysis (10Base-T, 100Base-TX)
SUP6-SRI3C SUP6-SRI3C-FL MIPI I3C serial decoding and analysis
SUP6-SRPM SUP6-SRPM-FL Power Management serial triggering and analysis (SPMI)
SUP6-SRSPACEWIRE SUP6-SRSPACEWIRE-FL Spacewire (decode and search only)
SUP6-SRSVID SUP6-SRSVID-FL Serial Voltage Identification (SVID) serial decoding and analysis
SUP6-SRUSB2 SUP6-SRUSB2-FL USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS)
SUP6-SREUSB2 SUP6-SRESUB2-FL Embedded USB2 (eUSB2) serial decoding and analysis

Add serial compliance

All serial compliance products require option 6-WINM2 (Microsoft Windows 10 operating system)



Ethernet automated compliance test solution.

Add advanced analysis SUP6-DBLVDS SUP6-DBLVDS-FL LVDS debug and analysis (requires option 6-DJA and 6-WINM2)
SUP6-DJA SUP6-DJA-FL Advanced jitter and eye analysis
SUP6-PWR SUP6-PWR-FL Advanced power measurements and analysis

Digital power management

SUP6-SV-RFVT SUP6-SV-RFVT-FL Spectrum View RF versus time analysis and trigger
SUP6-SV-BW-1 SUP6-SV-BW-1-FL Increase Spectrum View capture bandwidth to 2 GHz
SUP6-PAM3 SUP6-PAM3-FL PAM3 analysis (requires option 6-DJA)
SUP6-UDFLTSUP6-UDFLT-FLUser Defined Filter Creation Tool
Add memory analysis SUP6-DBDDR3 SUP6-DBDDR3-FL

DDR3 and LPDDR3 debug and analysis

Add digital voltmeter SUP6-DVM N/A Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter

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