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MDO4000C

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Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

Ready for Anything!


Overview

Customizable and fully upgradeable 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope with synchronized insights into analog, digital, and RF signals

The most powerful mixed domain oscilloscope, the MDO4000 combines up to six instruments including options like a function generator and a built-in spectrum analyzer. Unlike any other instrument, it can synchronize RF, analog and digital channels – giving unprecedented insight into your design.


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More than just a powerful scope

Engineering designs today are a complex mix of processors, serial buses, and wireless interfaces. At the core of the MDO4000C is a reputable Tektronix oscilloscope paired with an expandable platform. Customize it to your testing needs. Add 16 logic channels, a 50 MHz arbitrary/function generator, protocol analysis, and an integrated true hardware 3 or 6 GHz spectrum analyzer to help tackle complex designs challenges.

      

Highlights

  • Integrated triggered acquisition system - over 125 trigger combinations in the time AND frequency domains

  • 20 Mpoint record length with Wave Inspector® controls

  • True spectrum analyzer hardware enables real spectrum analysis

  • Expandable functionality ensures usefulness well into the future

 

Accurate Measurements Matter

Put simply, the MDO Series scopes are designed to make the most accurate measurements in the industry – providing an unrivaled view into your designs. The MDO4000C takes measurements on actual acquisition data, while many other instruments only offer a snapshot view by taking measurements on display data. It doesn’t end there. We guarantee more specifications than many of our competitors, ensuring the MDO4000C will give you total confidence in your measurements. After all, measurement accuracy impacts design integrity. Why settle for anything less than precise.

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Industry Leading Probes - included with every purchase.

When examining the measurement signal path, probes are a key element that cannot be overlooked. When you buy an MDO4000C the industry’s best probes are included in the price. Featuring industry-best loading of 3.9 pF and bandwidth matched to your oscilloscope, the TPP-series probes will be your go-to probe for everyday use.

 
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Highlights

  • TPP-series probes included standard, one per analog channel

  • Industry-best capacitive probe loading of 3.9 pF

  • 500 MHz or 1 GHz probe bandwidth to match the scope’s bandwidth

 

Wireless Measurements - at a whole new level

Whether RF measurements make you smile or cringe, the MDO4000C oscilloscope with integrated hardware spectrum analyzer and SignalVu-PC software has you covered. Unlike oscilloscopes that offer FFT “spectrum analysis,” the MDO4000C with true spectrum analyzer provides a triggered acquisition system that is integrated across analog, digital and spectrum analyzer channels. You can perform RF measurements up to 6 GHz, and correlate events in the frequency domain with the time domain phenomena that caused them.

 Highlights

  • Base spectrum analyzer, included standard
  • Available 3 or 6 GHz spectrum analyzer option
  • Industry’s only true integrated spectrum analyzer hardware

 

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MDO4000 series vs regular scope FFTs

Models
Model


Analog
Bandwidth

Sample
Rate

Record
Length

Analog
Channels

Digital
Channels


Spectrum
Analyser

Function
Generator
Output


 

MDO4024C

200 MHz
 
2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints
 
4

16
(optional)
No

1
(optional)
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MDO4024C-SA3

350 MHz
 
2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints

4

16
(optional)

3 GHz

1
(optional)

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MDO4024C-SA6

500 MHz

2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints

4

16
(optional)
6 GHz

1
(optional)
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MDO4034C

1GHz 2.5-5.0 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional)

No

1
(optional)

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MDO4034C-SA3

200 MHz
 
2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints
 
4

16
(optional)
3 GHz

1
(optional)
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MDO4034C-SA6

350 MHz
 
2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints

4

16
(optional)

6 GHz

1
(optional)

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MDO4054C

500 MHz

2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints

4

16
(optional)
No
1
(optional)
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MDO4054C-SA3

1GHz 2.5-5.0 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional)

3 GHz

1
(optional)

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MDO4054C-SA6

200 MHz
 
2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints
 
4

16
(optional)
6 GHz

1
(optional)
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MDO4104C

350 MHz
 
2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints

4

16
(optional)

No

1
(optional)

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MDO4104C-SA3

500 MHz

2.5 GS/s

20 Mpoints

4

16
(optional)
3 GHz

1
(optional)
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MDO4104C-SA6

1GHz 2.5-5.0 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional)

6 GHz

1
(optional)

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More Applications & Webinars
Embedded Serial Bus Trigger, Decode & Analysis

A single serial bus signal often includes address, control, data, and clock information; making isolating events of interest difficult. The serial application modules for the MDO4000C series transform the oscilloscope into a robust tool for debugging serial buses with automatic trigger, decode, and search.

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Highlights

  • I2C, SPI, RS-232 / 422 / 485 / UART

  • CAN/CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay

  • I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM

  • MIL-STD-1553 , USB, Ethernet

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Read this App Note on debugging serial buses in embedded systems

 

Power Measurements & Analysis

The quest for ever-higher energy efficiency is placing new demands on designers and test instruments alike. Standby power constraints, higher switching speeds and signal ranges, lower-leakage semiconductor devices are pushing test conditions to new extremes. The MDO4000C offers power test solutions to address these ever evolving requirements.

Highlights

  • Power loss measurement at switching device
  • Measurement and analysis of ripple and noise
  • Characterization of power semiconductor devices
  • Debugging active power factor correction circuits
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Watch this video on troubleshooting power distribution in embedded systems

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Read this App Note on power supply measurement & analysis in embedded systems

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Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

When performing design EMI/EMC testing, there is always risk it will fail; leading to schedule and budget issues. The MDO4000C with built-in spectrum analyzer, and time correlation of analog, digital and RF signals enables you to perform pre-compliance testing in your lab - greatly improving the probability of a successful first pass of full EMI compliance testing.

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Watch this video to see how to locate sources of emissions for EMI troubleshooting

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Read this App Note on practical EMI troubleshooting

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Watch this webinar on a practical approach to EMI diagnostics

 

Automotive Buses - CAN / CAN FD Trigger, Decode & Analysis

The technical requirements of today’s automobiles require more sophisticated and sensitive electronic components and systems than ever. With six instruments in one, the Tektronix MDO4000C was developed to help meet the challenges for testing and verification of these advanced technologies. Now a single instrument can be used for:

  • Debugging & verifying CAN FD, CAN, LIN and FlexRay

  • High power testing for hybrid/electric vehicle

  • Verifying in-car wireless system

  • New component eval (MEMS sensors, LED drivers, LEDs

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Watch this video on our CAN / CAN FD protocol solutions

 
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45W_60646_1_Brochure_Automotive_Solutions Read more about our automotive solutions
 

 

WLAN Analysis with the MDO4000 and SignalVu-PC

Tony and Ian from Tektronix demonstrate how to connect an MDO4000B (or C) Mixed Domain Oscilloscope to a laptop running SignalVu-PC software, using Live Link to perform WLAN analysis.

In this video, you will be shown some shortcuts that will help find WLAN answers faster, as well as the SignalVU-PC Live Link feature, which allows you to capture and analyze data live as it is being acquired.

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They will walk you through how to answer questions like:

  • Are you transmitting a WLAN signal?

  • Is it pulsing like a WLAN signal should?

  • Are you transmitting a clean signal?

  • Is your signal hopping around in phase space correctly?

You will also see how to access the WLAN summary display, which shows top level pass/fails on different metrics, shortcuts to output the most helpful displays for any chosen standard, and how to use Live Link and search for instruments to display live data via the remote option.

 

 

RFID Tag Integration with the MDO4000 and SignalVu-PC

Kirk Jordan of Eventys talks about the challenges of Wireless Device Integration. He normally deals with micro-controllers, but now needs to integrate an RFID package.

View this video to learn how SignalVu-PC and the Tektronix MDO4000B multi-domain analysis helped him get his project up and running.

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