Tektronix Oscilloscopes Valuable Features

Curtis Jones
Teacher (emeritus) at San Jose State University
One of the features that I look for is five subdivisions per division, because I want students to count divisions on the scope. I don't want them to just read numbers off the screen, I want them to get a feeling for what the waveforms are doing. When I was looking for a scope for that lab, that five subdivisions per division was important. It's also important to me that we can turn off the automatic setting feature of the oscilloscope. View full review »
Ron Olisar
SI Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are its ease of use, user interface, and PAM-4. The user interface is good and easy to use. Tektronix has the acquisition side done very well. View full review »
Designer/Consultant at a transportation company
The ability to have the serial protocol analysis is key. Isolated probes are good to have, as most of the scopes don't have it. It drives up the cost when you have to buy isolated probes. View full review »
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Founder at a tech company
It has digital scopes with a high bandwidth and digitized signal. It can do whatever you want with the signal. Since its user-friendly software allows you to work with the signal, which is pretty cool. It has a very good interface. There are fewer buttons, even though their boxes are very heavy in analog. View full review »
Electrical Design Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are everything they do. We primarily use the O-scopes and they help us figure out what's going wrong with our scope out signals. In term of the user interface, it's okay. Ours are older models and I know some of the newer ones have touchscreens on them. But still, it's not difficult to use, once you get used to it. View full review »
Electrical Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I haven't seen anything similar where it has a spectrum analyzer and regular scope together. They work simultaneously, so they call it "mixed domain." View full review »
Hardware Design Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the automation component in setting up some of these measurements. There a lot of software packages, which are a part of the 33-gig scope in particular, that make it easy to do some really complex measurements. For the most part, it's point and go. With the lower-end scopes, we use the Is4c bus decoding. That's a very valuable feature for us. We use that on a monthly basis to debug a lot of Is4c problems that seem to pop up every so often. View full review »
Chad Lee
Hardware Engineer at Northrop
It has a good user interface. It's easy to use, easy to read. It's intuitive. The easier it is to use, the quicker you can get your job done, figure out what's wrong and move on. Ease of use is really the key. View full review »
Engineer Manager
Tektronix is robust and reliable. It's a hammer-resistant machine, a fact which is most important on our manufacturing floor. The user interface is also good. I'm not in love with it, but it's really good. It's easy to control with our applications. View full review »
Jose Silva
Senior Design Engineer at PETsys Electronics SA
The most valuable feature is the quality. Also, the Ipath and measurements are fantastic and simple to implement. View full review »
Jason Rivera
Computer Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories
* Bandwidth * Reliability * Flexibility of measurements View full review »
Product Line Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* It is easy to use. It also has a great interface and products. * It takes 35 to 45 minutes to get acclimated to the solution. * The Tektronix user interface is like an Apple iPhone, but for oscilloscopes. It is simple to use. View full review »
Ramesh Thangellapslli
QA Director at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The latest trend is that you can store things and then you can see them. And they work at high frequencies and low frequencies. Also, the user interface is excellent. The GUI is so self-explanatory and there are the same knobs everywhere; the design is a standard design line. Tektronix has been in the industry now for 50 or 100 years. These are very good scopes. View full review »
Glenn Snyder
Principal Electrical Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
* It's multi-channel, four-channel * The frequency range that I can run it over * It has bandwidth filtering * The user interface is good, I don't have any complaints with it View full review »
Hor Lam Cheuk
Sr Engineer at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
B-scan is its most valuable feature. The user interface is very good. View full review »
Post Doctoral Researcher at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Time domain measurement is very accurate compared to other devices. View full review »
George Brown
Sr Electrical Engineer at TVH Americas
The sensitivity of the trigger and the reliability are the most valuable features. I see a lot of phase shift take place on a trigger but Tektronix always has the best. View full review »
R&D at LTK
The user interface is good. View full review »
Sai Ram Anand Vempati
Hardware Validation Engineer at Qualcomm
I like the ease of use in terms of the different applications. The user interface is user-friendly. View full review »
Engineer at NVIDIA Corporation
* Accuracy * High speed I mainly use the basic version, as I am working with signaling 30 minute measurements, and just need the origin waveform. I and taking that waveform out from the scope and do further analysis with the other tool I have. Therefore, I don't use too many features of the scope. View full review »
Jimmy Nieh
Radio Frequency Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Its transferring function: I can check transfers and responses for checking if a signal is back up and posting a response. The learning curve is fast. It takes about a day. The user interface is good, not very complicated. It is very intuitive. View full review »
Chris Cheng
Distinguished Technologist at HP Enterprise
It has very fast response with deep memory and gets the job done. The user interface is also very intuitive with a fast response. View full review »
Febin George
Lead Design Engineer at Cadence
It is easy to handle, so everyone likes to use it. The user interface is nice. There is also some pre-evaluation software that you can try. View full review »
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