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Tektronix MSO46 Oscilloscope

Tektronix MSO46 Oscilloscope

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  • Analog bandwidth : 200 MHz to 1.6 GHz
  • Analog Channels : 6
  • Digital Channels : Up to 48 (optional)
  • Sample Rate : 6.25 GS/s
  • Record Length : 31.25 M to 62.5 M
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Tektronix MSO46 Oscilloscope

Never let a lack of channels slow down your verification and debug process again!

The Tektronix MSO46 offers better visibility into complex systems by offering four and six channel models with a 13.3-inch high-definition (1,920 x 1,080) display. Many applications, such as embedded systems, three-phase power electronics, automotive electronics, power supply design, and DC-to-DC power converters, require the observation of more than four analog signals to verify and characterize device performance, and to debug challenging system issues.

Most engineers can recall situations in which they were debugging a particularly difficult problem and wanted greater system visibility and context, but the scope they were using was limited to two or four analog channels. Using a second scope involves significant effort to align trigger points, difficulty in determining timing relationships across the two displays, and documentation challenges.

And while you might assume that a six channel scope would cost 50% more than a four-channel scope, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that six channel models are only ~20% more than four channel models. The additional analog channels can pay for themselves quickly by enabling you to keep current and future projects on schedule.


FlexChannel® technology enables maximum flexibility and broader system visibility

The 4 Series MSO redefines what a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) should be. FlexChannel technology enables each channel input to be used as a single analog channel, eight digital logic inputs (with the TLP058 logic probe), or simultaneous analog and spectrum views 4 with independent acquisition controls for each domain. Imagine the flexibility and configurability this provides.

With a six FlexChannel model, you can configure the instrument to look at six analog and zero digital signals. Or five analog and eight digital. Or four analog and 16 digital, three analog and 24 digital and so on. You can change the configuration at any time by simply adding or removing TLP058 logic probes, so you always have the right number of digital channels


Previous-generation MSOs required tradeoffs, with digital channels having lower sample rates or shorter record lengths than analog channels. The 4 Series MSO offers a new level of integration of digital channels. Digital channels share the same high sample rate (up to 6.25 GS/s), and long record length (up to 62.5 M points) as analog channels

Tektronix MSO46 Oscilloscope

Tektronix MSO4 Series Datasheet

Ordering information

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

Step 1
Start by selecting a model based on the number of FlexChannel inputs you need. Each FlexChannel input supports 1 analog or 8 digital input signals, interchangeably.
Model Number of FlexChannels
MSO44 4
MSO46 6
Each model includes
Four passive analog probes (with both four- and six-channel models):

  • 200 MHz bandwidth models: Four TPP0250 250 MHz probes
  • 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz or 1.5 GHz bandwidth models: Four TPP0500B 500 MHz probes
Installation and safety manual (translated in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese)
Embedded Help
Power cord
Calibration certificate documenting traceability to National Metrology Institute(s) and ISO9001/ISO17025 quality system registration
Three-year warranty covering all parts and labor on the instrument.
One-year warranty covering all parts and labor on included probes
Step 2
Configure your oscilloscope 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
4-BW-200 200 MHz
4-BW-350 350 MHz
4-BW-500 500 MHz
4-BW-1000 1 GHz
4-BW-1500 1.5 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
4-RL-1 Extend record length from 31.25 Mpoints/channel to 62.5 Mpoints/channel
4-AFG Add Arbitrary / Function Generator
4-SEC 1 Add enhanced security for instrument declassification and password protected enabling and disabling of all USB and Ethernet ports and firmware upgrade.

1This option must be purchased at the same time as the instrument. Not available as an upgrade.

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
4-SRAERO Aerospace (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429)
4-SRAUDIO Audio (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM)
4-SRAUTO Automotive (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and CAN symbolic decoding)
4-SRAUTOSEN Automotive sensor (SENT)
4-SRCOMP Computer (RS-232/422/485/UART)
4-SREMBD Embedded (I2C, SPI)
4-SRENET Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
4-SRI3C MIPI I3C (I3C decode and search only)
4-SRPM Power Management (SPMI)
Differential serial bus? Be sure to checkAdd analog probes and adapters for differential probes.
Step 5
Add optional analysis capabilities
Instrument Option Advanced Analysis
4-PWR-BAS 1 Power Measurements and Analysis
4-SV-BAS Spectrum View frequency domain analysis
4-PS2 Power Solution Bundle (4-PWR-BAS, THDP0200, TCP0030A, 067-1686-xx deskew fixture)

1This option is not compatible with option 4-PS2

Step 6
Add digital probes
Each FlexChannel input can be configured as eight digital channels simply by connecting a TLP058 logic probe to a FlexChannel input. You can order TLP058 probes with the instrument or separately.

For this instrument Order To add
MSO44 1 to 4 TLP058 Probes 8 to 32 digital channels
MSO46 1 to 6 TLP058 Probes 8 to 48 digital channels
Step 7
Add analog probes and adapters
Add additional recommended probes and adapters

Recommended Probe / Adapter Description
TAP1500 1.5 GHz TekVPI® active single-ended voltage probe, ±8 V input voltage
TAP2500 2.5 GHz TekVPI® active single-ended voltage probe, ±4 V input voltage
TCP0030A 30 A AC/DC TekVPI® current probe, 120 MHz BW
TCP0020 20 A AC/DC TekVPI® current probe, 50 MHz BW
TCP0150 150 A AC/DC TekVPI® current probe, 20 MHz BW
TRCP0300 30 MHz AC current probe, 250 mA to 300 A
TRCP0600 30 MHz AC current probe, 500 mA to 600 A
TRCP3000 16 MHz AC current probe, 500 mA to 3000 A
TDP0500 500 MHz TekVPI® differential voltage probe, ±42 V differential input voltage
TDP1000 1 GHz TekVPI® differential voltage probe, ±42 V differential input voltage
TDP1500 1.5 GHz TekVPI® differential voltage probe, ±8.5 V differential input voltage
TDP7704 4 GHz TriMode™ voltage probe
THDP0100 ±6 kV, 100 MHz TekVPI® high-voltage differential probe
THDP0200 ±1.5 kV, 200 MHz TekVPI® high-voltage differential probe
TMDP0200 ±750 V, 200 MHz TekVPI® high-voltage differential probe
TPR1000 1 GHz, Single-Ended TekVPI® Power-Rail Probe; includes one TPR4KIT accessory kit
TIVH02 Isolated Probe; 200 MHz, ±2500 V, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable
TIVH02L Isolated Probe; 200 MHz, ±2500 V, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable
TIVH05 Isolated Probe; 500 MHz, ±2500 V, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable
TIVH05L Isolated Probe; 500 MHz, ±2500 V, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable
TIVH08 Isolated Probe; 800 MHz, ±2500 V, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable
TIVH08L Isolated Probe; 800 MHz, ±2500 V, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable
TIVM1 Isolated Probe; 1 GHz, ±50 V, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable
TIVM1L Isolated Probe; 1 GHz, ±50 V, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable
TPP0502 500 MHz, 2X TekVPI® passive voltage probe, 12.7 pF input capacitance
TPP0850 2.5 kV, 800 MHz, 50X TekVPI® passive high-voltage probe
TPP1000 1 GHz, 10X TekVPI® passive voltage probe, 1.3 Meter cable, 3.9 pF input capacitance
P6015A 20 kV, 75 MHz high-voltage passive probe
TPA-BNC 1 TekVPI® to TekProbe™ BNC adapter
TEK-DPG TekVPI deskew pulse generator signal source
067-1686-xx Power measurement deskew and calibration fixture
Looking for other probes? Check out the probe selector tool atwww.tek.com/probes.

1Recommended for connecting your existing TekProbe probes to the .

Step 8
Add accessories
Add traveling or mounting accessories

Optional Accessory Description
HC4 Hard carrying case with instrument front protective cover
RM4 Rackmount kit
SC4 Soft carrying case with instrument front protective cover
Step 9
Select power cord option
Power Cord Option Description
A0 North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
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
T3 Three Year Total Protection Plan, includes repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS.
T5 Five Year Total Protection Plan, includes repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS.
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
You can 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 SUP4-AFG SUP4-AFG-FL Add arbitrary function generator
SUP4-RL-1 SUP4-RL-1-FL Extend record length to 62.5 Mpts / channel
Add protocol analysis SUP4-SRAERO SUP4-SRAERO-FL Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429)
SUP4-SRAUDIO SUP4-SRAUDIO-FL Audio serial triggering and analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM)
SUP4-SRAUTO SUP4-SRAUTO-FL Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and CAN symbolic decoding)
SUP4-SRAUTOSEN SUP4-SRAUTOSEN-FL Automotive sensor serial triggering and analysis (SENT)
SUP4-SRCOMP SUP4-SRCOMP-FL Computer serial triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART)
SUP4-SREMBD SUP4-SREMBD-FL Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I2C, SPI)
SUP4-SRENET SUP4-SRENET-FL Ethernet serial triggering and analysis (10Base-T, 100Base-TX)
SUP4-SRI3C SUP4-SRI3C-FL MIPI I3C serial analysis
SUP4-SRPM SUP4-SRPM-FL Power Management serial triggering and analysis (SPMI)
SUP4-SRUSB2 SUP4-SRUSB2-FL USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, and HS)
Add advanced analysis SUP4-SV-BAS SUP4-SV-BAS-FL Spectrum View frequency domain analysis
SUP4-PWR-BAS SUP4-PWR-BAS-FL Power measurements and analysis
Add digital voltmeter SUP4-DVM N/A Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter (Free with product registration at www.tek.com/register4mso)



Bandwidth upgrades after purchase
Add bandwidth upgrades in the future
You can easily upgrade the analog bandwidth of products after initial purchase. Bandwidth upgrades are purchased based on the number of FlexChannel inputs, the current bandwidth, and the desired bandwidth.

All 4 Series MSO models can be upgraded in the field to any bandwidth.

Model to be upgraded Bandwidth before upgrade Bandwidth after upgrade Order this bandwidth upgrade
MSO44 200 MHz 350 MHz SUP4-BW02T034
200 MHz 500 MHz SUP4-BW02T054
200 MHz 1 GHz SUP4-BW02T104
200 MHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW02T154
350 MHz 500 MHz SUP4-BW03T054
350 MHz 1 GHz SUP4-BW03T104
350 MHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW03T154
500 MHz 1 GHz SUP4-BW05T104
500 MHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW05T154
1 GHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW10T154
MSO46 200 MHz 350 MHz SUP4-BW02T036
200 MHz 500 MHz SUP4-BW02T056
200 MHz 1 GHz SUP4-BW02T106
200 MHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW02T156
350 MHz 500 MHz SUP4-BW03T056
350 MHz 1 GHz SUP4-BW03T106
350 MHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW03T156
500 MHz 1 GHz SUP4-BW05T106
500 MHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW05T156
1 GHz 1.5 GHz SUP4-BW10T156

Additional information






200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, 1.5 GHz


4 Channels, 6 Channels

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