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  Tektronix DPO3000 oscilloscopes and MSO3000 mixed signal oscilloscopes - available in the UK from TTidd

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Channels 2 4 2 4 4
Bandwidth 100MHz 100MHz 300MHz 300MHz 500MHz
Sampling 2.5GS/s 2.5GS/s 2.5GS/s 2.5GS/s 2.5GS/s
Analog Ch. 2 4 2 4 4
Digital Ch. 16 16 16 16 16
Bandwidth 100MHz 100MHz 300MHz 300MHz 500MHz


Modules and Options
I˛C, SPI, CAN, LIN, RS-232/422/485/UART serial triggering and analysis options
HDTV and Custom video triggering option
NI LabVIEW SignalExpress TE software enables plug-and-play PC connectivity
  • 500MHz, 300MHz or 100 MHz Bandwidths
  • 2 and 4 channel models
  • MSO models add 16 digital channels with
    sophisticated logic analyser capabilities
  • Sample rates up to 2.5 GS/s (all channels)
  • 5 megasample record length (all channels)
  • 50,000 wfm/s max. waveform capture rate
  • Wave Inspector® controls for unprecedented efficiency in waveform analysis
  • 9 in. (229 mm) WVGA widescreen color display
  • Suite of advanced triggers
  • Serial Bus – I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, RS232/422/485/UART serial triggering, decode and analysis options
  • USB 2.0 on front panel - quick & easy data storage
  • USB 2.0 device port for direct PC control of oscilloscope using USBTMC
  • Built-in ethernet port (LAN)
  • Plug-and-play connectivity and analysis software solutions
  • e*Scope® remote viewing and control
  • TekVPI® probe interface supports active, differential
    and current probes for automatic scaling and units
  • Small footprint and light weight
    - only 5.4 in. (137mm) deep and 9 lbs. (4 kg)
  • Parallel bus display, logic triggering, per channel threshold settings, multi-channel setup and hold triggering (MSO3000)
  • MagniVu™ 121.2 ps technology provides finer timing resolution (MSO3000)

     3000 Series Main Data Sheet (PDF)

     Mixed Signal Debugging (PDF)

     Wave Inspector - Briefing Note (PDF)

     Debugging Low Speed Serial Buses in
        Embedded System Designs (PDF)

     TekVPI Probe Technology Architecture (PDF)

     TekVPI Probe Adaptor (PDF) 

Feature-Rich Tools for Debugging Mixed Signal Designs

The Power to Solve Problems Quickly – The DPO3000 Series digital phosphor oscilloscopes (DPO) deliver the performance you need to visualize even your most demanding signals.

Bandwidths range from 100 MHz to 500 MHz and with all models offering a minimum of 5x over-sampling on all channels and sin(x)/x interpolation standard, you can be confident that even the fastest transient events will be captured and displayed accurately.

The standard 5M record length on all channels enables you to capture long windows of signal activity while maintaining fine timing resolution. The 50,000 wfm/s waveform capture rate maximizes the probability of capturing elusive glitches and other infrequent events.

Fast waveform capture rate maximizes the probability of capturing elusive glitches and other infrequent events.

Perform Serial Debug for Common Standards

Serial Triggering and Analysis - One of the most common applications requiring long record length is serial data analysis in embedded system design. Embedded systems are literally everywhere. They can contain many different types of devices including microprocessors, microcontrollers, DSPs, RAM, EPROMs, FPGAs, A/Ds, D/As and I/O. These various devices have traditionally communicated with each other and the outside world using wide parallel buses. Today, however, more and more embedded systems are replacing these wide parallel buses with serial buses due to less board space required, fewer pins, lower power, embedded clocks, differential signaling for better noise immunity and most importantly, lower cost. While serial buses have a large number of benefits, they also present significant challenges that their predecessors (parallel buses) did not. Debugging bus and system problems can be more difficult, because it is harder to isolate events of interest and it is more difficult to interpret what is displayed on the oscilloscope screen. The DPO3000 Series addresses these problems.

Bus Display – Provides a higher level, combined view of the individual signals (clock, data, chip enable, etc.) that make up your bus, making it easy to identify where packets begin and end and identifying sub-packet components such as address, data, identifier, CRC, etc.

Serial Triggering – Trigger on packet content such as start of packet, specific addresses, specific data content, unique identifiers, etc., on the popular serial interfaces I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN and RS232/422/485/UART.

Bus Decoding – Tired of having to visually inspect the waveform to count clocks, determine if each bit is a 1 or a 0, combine bits into bytes and determine the hex value? Let the oscilloscope do it for you! The oscilloscope can decode each packet on the bus and display the value in hex, binary, decimal, or ASCII (depending on the standard) in the bus waveform.

Packet Decode Table – In addition to seeing decoded packet data on the bus waveform itself, you can view all captured packets in a tabular view much like you would see on a logic analyzer. Packets are time-stamped and listed consecutively with columns for each component (Address, Data, etc.).

Search – Serial triggering is very useful for isolating the event of interest, but once you’ve captured it and need to analyze the surrounding data, what do you do? In the past, users had to manually scroll through the waveform counting and converting bits and looking for what caused the event. With the DPO3000 Series, you can have the oscilloscope search through the acquired data for user-defined criteria including serial packet content. Each occurrence is highlighted by a search mark. Rapid navigation between marks is as simple as pressing the Previous and Next buttons on the front panel.

NEW - Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes (MSO Models)

To further help troubleshoot system-level interactions in complex embedded systems, the MSO3000 Series offers 16 digital channels in addition to its analog channels. Since the digital channels are fully integrated into the oscilloscope, you can trigger across all input channels, automatically time-correlating all analog, digital, and serial signals. The MagniVu™ high-speed acquisition enables you to acquire fine signal detail (up to 121.2 ps resolution) around the trigger point for precision measurements. MagniVu is essential for making accurate timing measurements for setup and hold measurements, clock delay, signal skew, and glitch characterization.

Wave Inspector Navigation

Imagine trying to efficiently use the internet if search engines didn't exist, web browser features such as favorites didn't exist or ISPs weren't around. Now you know how most modern oscilloscope users feel when trying to actually use the long record length in their digital oscilloscope. The longer the record length, the longer the time window you can capture with high resolution (high sample rate). Megapoint record lengths represent thousands of screens worth of signal activity. Tools for effectively and efficiently viewing, navigating and analyzing long record length acquisitions have been sorely neglected until now.

The 4000 Series redefines expectations for working with long record lengths with these innovative Wave Inspector controls:

Zoom/Pan. A dedicated, two-tier knob provides intuitive control of both zooming and panning. The inner knob adjusts zoom factor or scale. The outer knob pans the zoom box across the waveform. The farther you turn the outer knob, the faster the zoom box moves. No longer do you need to navigate through multiple menus to adjust your zoom view.

Play/Pause. A dedicated play/pause button scrolls the waveform automatically while you look for anomalies or an event of interest. Playback speed and direction are controlled using the intuitive pan knob.

User Marks. See something interesting on your waveform? Press the Set Mark button on the front panel to leave one or more "bookmarks" on the waveform. Navigating between marks is as simple as pressing the Previous and Next buttons on the front panel.

Search Marks. A robust waveform search feature allows you to search through your long acquisition based on user-defined criteria. All occurrences of the event are highlighted with search marks and are easily navigated to, using the front panel Previous and Next buttons. Search types include edge, pulse width, runt, logic, setup and hold, rise/fall time and I2C, SPI and CAN packet content.

Application Modules

Automotive Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet level information on CAN bus and LIN bus as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information.

Embedded Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet level information on I2C and SPI buses as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information. SPI is available on four-channel models only.

Computer Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet level information on RS-232/422/485/UART buses as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information.

HDTV and Custom (non-standard) Video Triggering Module.

TekVPI - The New Standard for Ease of Probing

The new TekVPI™ probe interface sets the standard for ease of use in probing. TekVPI probes feature status indicators and controls, as well as a probe menu button right on the comp box. This button brings up a probe menu on the oscilloscope display with all relevant settings and controls for the probe.

The TekVPI interface utilizes a new probe power management architecture enabling direct attachment of current probes without requiring a separate, bulky power supply. Finally, TekVPI probes can be controlled remotely via USB, GPIB or Ethernet, enabling more versatile solutions in ATE environments.

Unprecedented USB Connectivity

The DPO3000 Series delivers an unprecedented new level of USB plug n play operation and PC connectivity. Acquiring data and measurements from the instrument is as simple as connecting a USB cable from the oscilloscope to the PC.

Provided applications include National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition and OpenChoice® Desktop.

A USB port on the front panel enable simple transfer of screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform data in the palm of your hand.

Digital Design and Debug Applications

The interoperability of the DPO3000 Series oscilloscope with the Tektronix TLA5000 Series logic analyzer made possible by Tektronix’ Integrated View (iView™) feature enables digital designers to solve signal integrity challenges and effectively debug and verify their systems more quickly and easily.

The iView feature fully integrates the industry-leading performance and measurement accuracy of a Tektronix oscilloscope with the multi-channel and powerful triggering capabilities of a Tektronix logic analyzer. This integration allows designers to view time-correlated digital and analogue data in the same display window, and isolate analog characteristics of digital signals that are causing failures in their systems.

The iView Wizard feature simplifies this integration of the oscilloscope and logic analyzer by guiding the user through set up and connection. No user calibration is required. And, once set up, the iView feature is completely automated. The result - an integrated tool set for digital design and troubleshooting. (Requires iView cable and Tek-USB-488 converter).

Video Design and Development Applications

Many video engineers have remained loyal to analog oscilloscopes, believing the intensity gradations on an analog display are the only way to see certain video waveform details.

The DPO3000 Series' fast waveform capture rate coupled with its intensity graded view of the signal provides the same information-rich display as an analog oscilloscope, but with much more detail and all the benefits of digital scopes. With up to 1 GHz bandwidth and four inputs, the DPO3000 family provides ample performance for analog and digital video use.

Supplied Software

National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition LE.
A fully interactive measurement software environment optimized for the DPO3000 Series enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import and save measurement data and signals using an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any programming. Standard DPO3000 Series support for acquiring, controlling, viewing and exporting your live signal data is permanently available through the software.

Additional signal processing, advanced analysis, mixed signal, sweeping, limit testing and user-defined step capabilities are available for a 30-day trial period and can be activated at any time for a minimal license fee by contacting National Instruments.

OpenChoice® Desktop.
Enables fast and easy communication between a Windows PC and the DPO3000 Series via USB or LAN. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements and screen images.

IVI Driver.
rovides a standard instrument programming interface for common applications such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft .NET and MATLAB.

Included Accessories

All models include:
One P6139A 500 MHz 10x Passive Probe per Channel, Front Cover, User Manual, Documentation CD, OpenChoice® Desktop Software, National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition LE Software, Calibration Certificate, Power Cord, Accessory Bag. Three-year warranty (excluding probes).

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