Tektronix Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes

The world first Mixed Domain Oscilloscope (MDO) was introduced by TEKTRONIX. This 6-in-1 oscilloscope that includes a logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer and protocol analyzer - all synchronized for an integrated view.

The MDO can simply be used as a mixed signal oscilloscope or as a spectrum analyzer, but the real power comes from the integration of the two. For the first time ever, you can see how your designs perform in both the time and frequency domains on a single instrument. View the RF spectrum at any point in time to see how it changes over time or with device state. Solve the most complicated design issues, quickly and efficiently, with an oscilloscope as integrated as your design.

Current available series are MDO4000C (replacement of MDO4000B) and MDO3000.

Key features

  • Mixed signal design and analysis
    • Automated triggering, decode, and search on serial and parallel buses
    • Per-channel threshold settings
    • Multichannel setup and hold triggering
  • Spectral analysis
    • Dedicated front-panel controls for commonly performed tasks
    • Automated peak markers identify frequency and amplitude of spectrum peaks
    • Manual markers
    • Trace types include: Normal, Average, Max Hold, and Min Hold
    • Detection types include: +Peak, -Peak, Average, and Sample
    • Spectrogram display for insight into slowly changing RF phenomena
    • Automated measurements include: Channel Power, Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (ACPR), and Occupied Bandwidth (OBW)
    • Trigger on RF power level
  • Mixed-domain and analysis
    • Time-correlated analog, digital, and RF signal acquisitions in a single instrument
    • Wave Inspector® controls provide easy navigation of time-correlated data from both the time and frequency domains
    • Amplitude, frequency, and phase vs. time waveforms derived from spectrum analyzer input
    • Selectable spectrum time to see how RF spectrum changes over time - even on a stopped acquisition
  • Optional serial triggering and analysis - serial protocol trigger, decode, and search for I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, RS-232/422/485/UART, MIL-STD-1553, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM
  • 264 mm (10.4 inches) bright XGA color display
  • Small footprint and lightweight - Only 147 mm (5.8 inches) deep and 5 kg (11 lb.)

Optional application support

  • Advanced RF triggering
  • Power analysis
  • Limit and mask testing
  • HDTV and custom video analysis
  • Vector signal analysis