MSO (Mixed Signal Oscilloscope)

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MSO (Mixed Signal Oscilloscope)

3-in-1 Analyzer : Logic Analyzer, Protocol Analyzer, Simple DSO
• PC-based, USB3.0 interface
• 8 / 16 Channels
  (display digital and analog waveforms of the same channel)
• Digital Inputs : 2 GHz Timing, 200MHz State Analysis (Max.)
• Analog Inputs : 200 MS/s (Max.), Bandwidth 40 MHz
• 8 Gb Memory (Max.)
• PC RAM storage for streaming mode
• Utility model patent of Taiwan number M601827


MSO series Model Channels Sample Rate Memory Bus Trigger/
Protocol Analyzer
Power Sequence Cascade for
more channels
Mixed Signal Oscilloscope W MSO2008W  8 2GHz 2 Gb  I -
MSO2116W  16 2GHz 4Gb I, II -
 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope B MSO2116B  16 2GHz 4Gb I, II, III -
MSO2216B  16 2GHz  8Gb  I, II, III, IV  Yes  -
MSO2216B+  16 2GHz 8Gb I, II, III, IV Yes  Yes

Bus Decode : BiSS-C, CAN 2.0B/CAN FD, DP_Aux, eSPI, I²C, I²S, I3C, MII, Serial Flash, SPI, SVID,UART (RS232), USB PD 3.0, USB1.1, ... (90+)

Bus Trigger I : I2C
Bus Trigger II : CAN 2.0B/CAN FD, LIN2.2, SPI, UART (RS232)
Bus Trigger III : BiSS-C, DALI, DP_Aux, I3C, LPC, Modbus, PMBus, Profibus, SMBus, SVI2, USB1.1,...
Bus Trigger IV : eMMC 4.5, eSPI, MII, RGMII, RMII, SD 2.0 (SDIO 2.0), Serial Flash (SPI NAND), SVID

Protocol Analyzer I : I2C
Protocol Analyzer II : CAN 2.0B/CAN FD, LIN2.2, SPI, UART (RS232)
Protocol Analyzer III : BiSS-C, DALI, DP_Aux, I3C, MIPI RFFE, Modbus, Profibus, SMBus, USB1.1,...
Protocol Analyzer IV : eSPI, MII, RGMII, RMII, SVID


The MSO series is a 3-in-1 (logic + protocol + oscilloscope) analyzer with 16 channels and each channel supports simultaneous measurement of analog and digital signals. When measuring power management-related protocols, it can analyze the protocols and record the voltage value that relates to the protocols simultaneously. MSO series provides Logic Analyzer Mode & Protocol Analyzer Mode for protocol analysis.

In the past, many users had many questions about the setting of threshold voltage in logic analyzers. Therefore, Acute has added a one-key voltage level automatic detection and setting function to the MSO series products to save users setting time

For power sequence measurement, the MSO2000 series
 provides more than 16 channels (up to 128 channels) of simultaneous measurement solutions
(Depending on the selected model)
(For Power Sequence solution click here).


  • Logic Analyzer(LA) Mode

    MSO analog and digital channels can capture signals simultaneously.
    It can also stack an oscilloscope to compare digital and analog signals simultaneously, which is suitable for signal quality analysis.

    LA Storage Mode:
    Storage mode
    Long Time Record: Transitional Storage VS Compressed Storage
    For signal capture and analysis, usually require to record the signal for a long time. If the data is stored in a compressed way, it will cause your software to lag or even stop functioning when decompressing the data after it is sent back to the computer. Because PC memory size might insufficient for decompressed data size. To satisfy the requirement of smooth software operation and long-term recording without missing any data, the storage method adopted by the Acute analyzer is transitional storage rather than compression. After returning to the PC software, it doesn't need to do the decompression. The decoded results can be displayed while the analysis is finished. 

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    Software Main Window
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    Auto Threshold Settings:
    1.Auto Detect ALL
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    Trigger Settings Window
    Multiple Protocols Analysis Simultaneously:
    Ex: I2C + USB PD3.0

    MSO Stack With Other Vendors of Oscilloscope:

    (*Support DSO)SMBUS External DSO
    Stack DSO 1 Stack DSO 2

    MSO Enables Digital & Analog Channels (Using the same channels)

    Digital & Analog Signals From MSO and External DSO From Other Vendors
    MSO DSO en*BUS_SMBUS: Decode & Digital Signals   *DSO: MSO Analog Signals   *Ext DSO: External DSO Signals

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    Power Management Protocols Solution for MSO
    Ex: PMBus(CH0 & CH1) & The Related Power Voltage(CH2) (*Digital CH0, CH1    Analog: CH2 )
    Power Management

    Power Sequence Verification
    *This solution is only applicable to some MSO models.
    *MSO2000+ series supports cascading up to 8 devices(128 CH) for power sequence measurement.

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    Power Sequence Report(HTML Format)
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  • Protocol Analyzer(PA) Mode
    It is hardware decoding, may log protocol data very long time if without waveforms.
    Application timing: Preliminary protocol debug.

    PA Storage Mode:PA Storage Type
    Software Main Window:PA MODE


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