Farnell now stocking the next generation Tektronix 2 Series MSO

The Tektronix 2 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope is a major advancement in test and measurement performance, versatility and portability.

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Farnell, an Avnet company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, is now shipping the new Tektronix 2 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (2 Series MSO). This next-generation instrument is a major advancement in test and measurement performance, versatility and portability, enabling engineers to detect and resolve problems seamlessly in the lab and the field.

The Tektronix 2 Series MSO is a truly innovative, new product built by engineers, for engineers, and is suitable for embedded design, industrial, automotive and power electronics applications. Designed for ease of use, the 2 Series MSO and features the same award-winning interface included in higher performance Tektronix oscilloscopes, such as the 4, 5 and 6 Series. New and experienced users can now enjoy rapid access to all the measurements and settings needed to carry out intuitive debugging and critical signal validation faster than ever before.


With many engineers and technicians working in a variety of locations, and now hybrid working a common practice, the ability to have highly performant test equipment on which teams can work collaboratively is a must have. The 2 Series MSO contains natively integrated software tools to allow engineers to collaborate, troubleshoot and debug across time zones. It also includes TekDrive, a test and measurement workspace in the cloud where engineers can upload, store, organise and share data from a connected device.

The sleek, lightweight design and high resolution 10.1-inch touchscreen display revolutionises the way engineers work. The capabilities of the optional 50 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator and built-in pattern generator, voltmeter and frequency counter provide greater versatility in a single unit while reducing the need for users to purchase or carry multiple instruments. At just 38mm thin and weighing only 1.8kg, it is the industry’s first entry-level scope that will fit into a laptop bag.

Key features of the 2 Series MSO include:

  • Bandwidths from 70 MHz-500 MHz
  • Two or four analog channel inputs
  • 16 digital channels (available with future software release)
  • 2.5 GS/s sample rate
  • Optional 50 MHz Arbitrary Function Generator
  • Built-in pattern generator, voltmeter, and frequency counter
  • Optional battery provides up to eight hours of power

Tektronix offers options to extend the warranty of the 2 Series MSO from one to three or five years and offers a discounted Total Product Protection service plan when purchased with the oscilloscope.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test, Tools & Production Supplies at Farnell said: “We are pleased to help bring-to-market the next generation in oscilloscopes from Tektronix. The 2 Series MSO will be welcomed by designers, service technicians and students who will all appreciate this high performance, versatile and portable oscilloscope. With the 2 Series MSO, engineers will be able to achieve new workflows previously unimagined on an oscilloscope.”

Tektronix, Inc. delivers innovative, precise, and easy-to-operate test, measurement, and monitoring solutions that solve problems, unlock insights, and drive discovery for more than 75 years. The company prides itself on working closely with customers to ensure they have the necessary tools to accelerate design workflows efficiently and accurately.

Farnell offers a full range of market-leading test, tools and production supplies from stock to support electronic design and test, with no minimum order value and an educational discount programme. Customers have free access to online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos and webinars with excellent customer and technical support available 24/5 in local language.

The new-to-market Tektronix 2 Series MSO Oscilloscope is now available from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.


About us

Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

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