Tektronix 3 Series MDO

Tektronix 3 Series MDO

With the largest display in class, improved low-level signal measurement accuracy and industry-leading probe performance, the 3 Series MDO sets a new standard for bench oscilloscopes. Whether you’re testing your baseband design for IoT or just for simple EMI sniffing, the 3 Series has a unique true hardware spectrum analyzer built right in with superior RF test performance and guaranteed RF specifications.

Industry-leading Probe Performance

Probes should not be overlooked as a key element in the measurement signal path. When you buy a 3 Series MDO you get the industry’s best probes free. Featuring industry-best loading of 3.9 pF to your oscilloscope, the TPP Series probes will be your go-to probe for everyday use.

 

Highlights

  • TPP Series probes included standard. One per analog channel.
  • Industry-best capacitive probe loading of 3.9 pF
  • 250 MHz, 500 MHz or 1 GHz probe bandwidth depending on instrument bandwidth

 

Low-level signal measurement accuracy improved by as much as 40%

When you are measuring low level signals, it is critical to have a low instrument noise floor for better measurement accuracy. New front-end used in 3 series MDO can help you improve your noise measurements by as much as 40%. When you are evaluating an oscilloscope, be sure to carefully check the random noise specifications of the oscilloscope. Not all oscilloscopes are created equal, and not all oscilloscope manufacturers test and publish their random noise specifications.

 

Key Performance Specifications

  • 2 and 4 analog channel models
  • 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz bandwidth models
  • Bandwidth is upgradable (up to 1 GHz)
  • Up to 5 GS/s sample rate
  • 10 M record length on all channels
  • >280,000 wfm/s maximum waveform capture rate
  • Standard passive voltage probes with 3.9 pF capacitive loading and 250 MHz, 500 MHz or 1 GHz analog bandwidth
  • Spectrum Analyzer
    • Frequency range: 9 kHz - 1 GHz (standard) or 3 GHz (optional)
    • Ultra-wide capture bandwidth up to 3 GHz
  • Arbitrary Function Generator (optional)
    • 13 predefined waveform types
    • 50 MHz waveform generation
    • 128 k arbitrary generator record length
    • 250 MS/s arbitrary generator sample rate
  • Digital Channels (optional)
    • 16 digital channels
    • 10 M record length on all channels
    • 121.2 ps timing resolution
  • Serial Bus Decode, Triggering and Search (optional)
    • Serial bus support for I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, USB 2.0, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429, and Audio standards
  • Digital Voltmeter / Frequency Counter (Free with product registration)
    • 4-digit DC, AC RMS, and DC+AC RMS voltage measurements
    • 5-digit frequency measurements