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Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes integrate 6 instruments in one.
Press Release Summary:
March 4, 2014 - Integrating spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator, and digital voltmeter, MDO3000 Series canÂ test and debug virtually any embedded design. Customizable units feature 2 or 4 analog input channels with bandwidth from 100 MHz to 1 GHz, 16 digital channels, and 1 RF input channel. With FastAcq™ feature, oscilloscopesÂ provide capture rate of 280,000 waveforms/sec.Â UnitsÂ offer automated serial/parallel bus analysis and more than 125 trigger combinations.
Original Press Release
Tektronix Delivers Integration Breakthrough Offering Six Instruments in One Oscilloscope
Press release date: February 25, 2014
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes. The ultimate integrated oscilloscope that includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator and digital voltmeter [ http://in.tek.com/document/news-release/tektronix-announces-industry-firsts-enhanced-digital-communications-test-sets , the MDO3000 clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed to test and debug virtually any embedded design. In addition, Tektronix has developed the MDO3000 to be completely customizable, enabling customers to select the functionality and performance needed now, and later.
"The MDO3000 multiuse instrument enables Design Engineer's and Educational Research by offering the functionality of six independent instruments without the significant cost of separate instruments", said Kapil Sood, Managing Director, Tektronix India.
"The case for integrated, multi-instrument oscilloscopes is extremely compelling on multiple levels," said Dave Farrell general manager, Mainstream Oscilloscopes at Tektronix. "In addition to cost savings, the MDO3000 saves space on the engineer's bench, improves usability with the same basic controls for multiple instruments and ensures engineers always have access to all the instruments they need. There's no need to track down a spectrum analyzer or function generator when it's already built into your scope."
The only oscilloscope with an integrated spectrum analyzer, starting at INR 248000 only
Recent research shows over 25% of oscilloscope users now use a spectrum analyzer multiple times per week1, and over 40% of embedded design projects include some form of wireless [ http://in.tek.com/document/primer/creating-wireless-signals-arbitrary-waveform-generators capability2. As the world's only oscilloscope with a built-in spectrum analyzer, the MDO3000 Series is uniquely positioned to address this paradigm shift for today's designers. Now engineers can access both time domain and frequency domain analysis in a single instrument. When compared to both standalone oscilloscopes and basic spectrum analyzers in this class, the MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope [ http://in.tek.com/oscilloscope/mixed-signal-oscilloscopes#cat_mixed_signal provides best-in-class performance and features, providing the convenience of a single instrument without performance trade-offs.
Fully upgradeable platform
With the MDO3000 Series, engineers can start with the minimum performance and functional levels they need to accomplish the project at hand with the knowledge that their test platform can be upgraded in the field without delay. Performance upgrades include analog bandwidth of the oscilloscope and input frequency of the spectrum analyzer. Functional upgrades include the addition of digital channels, protocol analysis, arbitrary function generation or digital voltmeter measurements.
6 Instruments, 1 Oscilloscope, Infinite Versatility
The MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes feature 2 or 4 analog input channels with bandwidth ranging from 100 MHz to 1 GHz, 16 digital channels (optional) and one RF input channel matching the bandwidth of the oscilloscope (9 kHz up to analog bandwidth). The RF input frequency on any model can be extended to 3 GHz.
Based on the MSO/DPO3000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Series, the MDO3000 provides industry leading debug functionality. With the new FastAcqTM feature, the MDO3000 oscilloscopes offer more than 280,000 waveforms per second capture rate displayed on a vibrant digital phosphor display for easily finding infrequent anomalies in a signal. More than 125 available trigger combinations, automated serial and parallel bus analysis, innovative Wave Inspector controls, and optional automated power measurements round out the feature-set and ensure comprehensive tools for every stage of debug. This functionality is extended with the addition of 9 optional serial protocol analysis packages - I2C, SPI, RS-232, USB 2.0, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, MIL-STD-1553, and Audio.
The integrated, optional 50 MHz AFG functionality is more than two times faster than competitive offerings with eight times the arbitrary waveform record length. While the integrated digital voltmeter (DVM) provides 4-digit AC RMS, DC, or AC+DC RMS voltage measurements, as well as 5-digit frequency measurements in a large, easy-to-read display that makes changes in your readings instantly visible. The DVM feature is available free of charge when an MDO3000 product is registered.
Adding to the value story, MDO3000 instruments are the first in the industry to offer 3.9 pF passive voltage probing on instruments with a starting price of INR 248000. For higher speed applications, 1 GHz passive voltage probes are offered standard with 1 GHz instruments - the only in the industry. These low capacitance probes minimize the impact on devices under test while reducing signal distortion and cleanly passing the signal to the oscilloscope for measurement.
"The trend toward integrated instrumentation is one that we plan to embrace wholeheartedly. We can now give our engineers the full set of tools they need while lowering overall cost of ownership," said Scott Ausborn, test engineer supervisor, Logitech, UE. "But what makes the MDO3000 particularly attractive is the integrated spectrum analyzer. Wireless is showing up in more products every day, and EMI challenges come up regularly, so having a spectrum analyzer tightly integrated into our scopes isn't just a nice to have, it's becoming a core requirement."
Pricing & Availability
MDO3000 oscilloscopes are now available worldwide. Prices range from INR 248000 for starter instruments.
Join Our Online Launch Event
Register to attend the online launch event, and get exclusive access to launch activities, including demos, webinars, product videos and a chance to win a MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope along with other great prizes. To participate and register to win prizes go to www.tek.com/ultimatescope [ http://www.tek.com/ultimatescope then join us starting February 25, 2014 at 8 a.m. PDT for exclusive access to webinars, demos, product videos and application notes.
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Note 1: Tektronix market survey, 2012
Note 2: Embedded Market Study, 2013
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