Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if an AC signal applied to the MDO3000/4000/B RF 50 Ω input is going to exceed the maximum input power rating, and cause clipping, or damage?
MDO3000, MDO4000/B Advanced Math equation will calculate the AC signal's equivalent RF power in dBm, and the automatic High measurement will determine the maximum average power level of the AC signal applied to the 50 Ω analog input channel. Caution...
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What accessories come with the THS3000 series Oscilloscope?
All models include: THP0301-Y/B/M/G 300 MHz 10X passive probes, lithium-ion battery with 7-hour battery life, carrying handle, hanging strap, USB-A to mini USB-B cable for PC communication, Installation/Safety manual, documentation CD 1, AC power...
This FAQ applies to:
THS3014, THS3024, THS3014-TK, THS3024-TK
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What is the difference between the TPP0500B and the TPP0500?
The TPP0500B is same as the TPP0500 but has a newer probe cable that improves the durability of the probe.  The electrical and mechanical specifications are the same as for the non B model.
This FAQ applies to:
TPP0500, TPP0500B
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How do I use the MDO3000 to generate a frequency response curve?
The MDO3000 boasts a 50 MHz noise generator as a feature in the function generator, which can be used in conjunction with the wide-capture-bandwidth spectrum analyzer to produce a frequency response curve for an electronic system or device. The...
This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104, MDO3AFG, MDO3SA
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Can I load a standard copy of Windows OS on my Tektronix oscilloscope?
No, as the OS we are using is NOT 100% the same as the standard Window OS.  It may have the same base name, such as Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit: however to make it work with our hardware and instrument s/w we do incorporate some...
This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO5104B, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DSA70404, DSA70404B, DSA70404C, DSA70604, DSA70604B, DSA70604C, DSA70804, DSA70804B, DSA70804C, DSA71254, DSA71254B, DSA71254C, DSA71604, DSA71604B, DSA71604C, DSA72004, DSA72004B, DSA72004C, DSA72504D, DSA73304D, DSA8200, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX
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What are the acquisition bands in the MDO4000 and MDO4000B?
The acquisition bands are as follows: 9kHz - 3.75 GHz (MDO4000B) or 50 kHz - 3.75 GHz (MDO4000)2.75 GHz - 4.5 GHz3.5 GHz - 6.0 GHzThese bands overlap, allowing the MDO to have a 1 GHz capture bandwidth at all center frequencies and up to a 3.75...
This FAQ applies to:
MDO4014-3, MDO4014B-3, MDO4034-3, MDO4034B-3, MDO4054-3, MDO4054-6, MDO4054B-3, MDO4054B-6, MDO4104-3, MDO4104-6, MDO4104B-3, MDO4104B-6
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Utility software that loads DSA8200 set up files into the DSA8300.
Yes, there is setup file conversion utility for the 8000 series sampling scopes. Below is an extract from the Readme file for the current 8300 scope firmware download:The 6.2 and later product software media contains an independentutility...
This FAQ applies to:
DSA8200, DSA8300
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Will the DVM work on the MDO3000 series scope with a probe?
Yes,  the DVM works through the analog inputs, therefor you can use standard probes.If you have more questions please contact one of our Technical Support Centers and an Application Engineer will quickly answer your questions. 
This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104
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Can existing MSO3000/DPO3000 scopes be upgraded/modified to a MDO3000?
No, there is no conversion path to go from an existing MSO/DPO3000 to a new MDO3000. If you have more questions please contact one of our Technical Support Centers and an Application Engineer will quickly answer your questions. 
This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104
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Is the SA (Spectrum Analyzer) in the MDO3000 field upgradable?
Yes, the MDO3SA is field upgradable by customers. Any instrument can upgrade the SA input frequency to 3GHz using this quick process in the field. After inserting the SA app module in the MDO3000 the SA is enabled .The SA app module can be removed...
This FAQ applies to:
MDO3012, MDO3014, MDO3022, MDO3024, MDO3032, MDO3034, MDO3052, MDO3054, MDO3102, MDO3104, MDO3SA
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