Offering up to 40 GHz measurements, the Tektronix MCA3000 Microwave Analyzer Series packs many different functions into one feature-rich instrument. The integrated power meter and two additional timer/counter channels offer you even more test functionality than other microwave analyzers on the market. 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.
|12 digit/s frequency resolution||See small changes in frequency with industry-leading frequency resolution.|
|100 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.|
|Integrated power meter||Measure frequency and power with a single connection, enabling you to analyze variations in signal power with 0.01 dBm resolution @ 100 ms acquisition time.|
|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.|
|HS||High stability OCXO timebase, 5 X10-8|
|US||Ultra high stability OCXO timebase, 1.5 X-8|
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.
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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