Offering up to 20 GHz measurements, the Tektronix FCA3000 and FCA3100 Frequency Counter Series pack many different functions into one feature-rich instrument. With unprecedented resolution, you can capture very small frequency and time changes. And with the industry's most comprehensive analysis modes, including measurement statistics, histograms, and trend plots, you have the tools you need to quickly and accurately analyze your signal.
|Model||Max Frequency||Channels||Time Resolution||Frequency Resolution||List Price||Configure and Quote|
|FCA3000||300 MHz||2||100 ps||12 digit||US$2,390||Configure & Quote|
|FCA3003||3 GHz||3||100 ps||12 digit||US$3,500||Configure & Quote|
|FCA3100||300 MHz||2||50 ps||12 digit||US$3,740||Configure & Quote|
|FCA3103||3 GHz||3||50 ps||12 digit||US$4,850||Configure & Quote|
|FCA3020||20 GHz||3||100 ps||12 digit||US$6,930||Configure & Quote|
|FCA3120||20 GHz||3||50 ps||12 digit||US$8,260||Configure & Quote|
|12 digit/s frequency resolution||See small changes in frequency with industry-leading frequency resolution.|
|Down to 50 ps time resolution||Accurately capture signal details with industry-leading single-shot time resolution.|
|Multi-parameter display||Read critical auxiliary measurement values displayed with your main frequency, time, or phase measurement to quickly asses your device's performance.|
|Trend Plot mode||Plot measurement trends and graphically identify the extent of drift and intermittent events.|
|Histogram mode||Discover stability or noise problems by viewing results as a histogram.|
|Statistics mode||View multiple statistical values such as average, min, max, standard and Allan deviation to see how your signal is changing.|
|Optional TimeView™ software||Transform your timer/counter into a modulation domain analyzer and see frequency changes over time to truly characterize your device's performance.|
|USB and GPIB ports||Easily connect to a personal computer for further analysis or into an ATE system with the back-panel USB and GPIB ports; an emulation mode for legacy timer/counters further simplifies integrating into an existing ATE system.|
|PC Connectivity||Control your timer/counter, log data, and simply transfer and document your results with the included copy of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress software.|
|MS||Medium stability OCXO timebase, 2 X10-7|
|HS||High stability OCXO timebase, 5 X10-8|
|RP||Rear panel connectors|
Continuous Measurements with Zero Deadtime How-to Guide
This How-to Guide focuses on continuous measurement for the FCA3100 Series
Measurement Statistics, Histograms and Trend Plot Analysis Modes
Being able to observe signal integrity, jitter or even drift issues in frequency measurements is a critical component of testing. In this 6-page application note, learn how the integrated Statistics, Histogram and Trend Plot modes in Tektronix FCA and MCA Series Timer/Counter Analyzers simplify the calculation of measurement statistics when analyzing a device.
Time and Frequency Measurements for Oscillator Manufacturers
Engineers must perform a wide range of tasks to characterize an oscillator design. This application note explores techniques and tips for using the Tektronix FCA3000/3100 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers for fast, accurate measurements of precision oscillators in both design and production environments.
Compatibility Mode For FCA3000, FCA3100 and MCA3000 Series How-to Guide
This How-to Guide describes how to make a seamless drop-in replacement when using the unique "compatibility mode" of the FCA/MCA Series.
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