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Oscilloscope Probes and Accessories

Choose from a broad portfolio of Tektronix probes and accessories, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes. With over 100 choices available, select the oscilloscope probe you need for your specific testing application.
Current probes for oscilloscopes

Current Probes

Best-in-class bandwidth and sensitivity. Safety Certified.

Low voltage differential probes for oscilloscopes

Low Voltage Differential Probes

Signal fidelity for serial bus PHY measurements.

High voltage differential probes for oscilloscopes

High Voltage Differential Probes

Industry leading performance up to 6000V. Safety Certified.

IsoVu Isolated probe for oscilloscopes

IsoVu Isolated Probes

Probing systems make high-resolution measurements in the presence of common mode signals or noise.

Passive probes for oscilloscopes

Passive Probes

Highest bandwidth, lowest probe loading.

Power rail probes for oscilloscopes

Power Rail Probes

Power rail probes offer low noise, low loading, high bandwidth, and high DC offset specifically for power integrity measurements.

Software for your Oscilloscope

Analyze your most challenging system designs by adding one of our 30+ packages to your oscilloscope.
Oscilloscope software

Analysis Software for Oscilloscopes

Automate your testing, simplify execution, and speed evaluation of your most challenging system designs using Tektronix software. Learn more about our oscilloscope software packages.

Keithley KickStart Software for I-V Characterization measurements

Keithley KickStart Software

Start measuring in minutes without complex programming. Perform I-V characterization and more.

DPO70000SX ATI performance oscilloscope

Oscilloscope Learning Center

Learn how to use oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, source measure units, and other instruments to troubleshoot system anomalies, provide measurement insights, debug EMI, and more.
Primer

Oscilloscope Basics and Fundamentals

In this comprehensive primer, you can learn everything you need to know about oscilloscope fundamentals, types, systems, setup, and use. 

SOLUTION BRIEF

Capacitance and Inductance Measurements Using an Oscilloscope and a Function Generator

Learn about impedance, impedance measurement methods, measurement ranges, and more with real-world examples.

APPLICATION NOTE

Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes

Learn about how Spectrum View analysis allows optimization of both time domain and frequency domain displays independently to offer important insights.

APPLICATION NOTE

How Oscilloscope Probes Affect Your Measurement

Learn how an oscilloscope probe changes the signal you’re measuring at the test point and what probing specifications to look for to minimize probing effects. 

Oscilloscope FAQs

Oscilloscope FAQs

What is an oscilloscope?

An oscilloscope graphically displays electrical signals and shows how they change over time. Learn more about how an oscilloscope works, what they're used for and the types of oscilloscopes.

How does an oscilloscope work?

An oscilloscope reconstructs electrical signals using three systems—vertical, horizontal and trigger—which work together to gather information about the electrical signal, so the oscilloscope can graphically display those signals.

How does an oscilloscope measure voltage?

An oscilloscope measures voltage waves by capturing physical phenomena such as vibrations or temperature, or electrical phenomena such as current or power with a sensor. The oscilloscope then converts that signal into a waveform and graphically displays it where the horizontal axis represents time and the vertical axis represents voltage.

What does an oscilloscope measure?

An oscilloscope measures voltage waves, but it can also be used to measure current, resistance, sound, capacitance, frequency and more.

How does an oscilloscope measure frequency?

Most oscilloscopes measure frequency automatically, but you can also use a simple equation (frequency=1/period) and the horizontal scale on your oscilloscope to measure frequency manually.

How can an oscilloscope measure current?

You can use an oscilloscope to measure current by measuring the voltage dropped across a shunt resistor or by using a current probe.

What are the different types of oscilloscopes?

There are two main types of oscilloscopes: analog and digital. Most engineers today use digital oscilloscopes, which fall into five categories: digital storage oscilloscopes, digital phosphor oscilloscopes, mixed signal oscilloscopes, mixed domain oscilloscopes, and digital sampling oscilloscopes.

What is a mixed signal oscilloscope?

mixed signal oscilloscope is a type of digital storage oscilloscope designed to capture, display, and compare both analog and digital signals.

What is a mixed domain oscilloscope?

Like a mixed signal oscilloscope, a mixed domain oscilloscope measures analog and digital signals, but has a built-in spectrum analyzer, allowing engineers to make radio frequency (RF) measurements as well.

How to use an oscilloscope

Learn the basics of how to set up and how to use an oscilloscope as well as basic measurement techniques with our Oscilloscope How-To Guide.

How to choose an oscilloscope

There are many factors to consider when buying an oscilloscope. Learn more in our guide on how to choose the best oscilloscope for your application.

Who uses an oscilloscope?

Scientists, engineers, physicists, medical researchers, repair technicians and educators use oscilloscopes to see signals change over time. There is no shortage of applications for this powerful instrument.

 

TekScopeStory

"We couldn't find equipment capable of making  measurements such as the high-side gate-source voltage. In fact, most differential signals in the presence of today’s higher frequency common mode
voltages cannot be measured accurately. That’s when Tektronix stepped in.”

Giovanni Franceschini, Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia(UniMoRe)

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