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  • Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate
    3 Series MDO
    The 3 Series MDO datasheet provides an overview of the product's features, important specifications, and ordering information.
    48W-61535-8
  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    When to Choose a Dedicated Arbitrary Function Generator (AFG)
    This technical brief is written to help you determine the optimum method of arbitrary function generation for your needs.  It shows examples of real-world applications and highlights key specifications of Tektronix and Keithley dedicated arbitrary …
    Technical Brief
    TekScope PC Waveform Analysis Flyer
    TekScope software delivers the analysis capabilities of the latest Tektronix oscilloscopes to your PC. Analyze waveforms anywhere, anytime. This flyer explains how TekScope software helps with greater productivity, advanced analysis, multi-scope …
    Brochure
    Expand the Analysis Capability of Your Oscilloscopes with TekScope PC Analysis Software
    TekScope PC Analysis Software provides a very flexible environment for waveform visualization, advanced measurements, serial protocol decode of a wide variety of buses, and many analysis tools. This application note discusses how TekScope PC Software …
    Application Note
    KickStart Software as a Bench Companion for Education
    The versatile Keithley KickStart Software platform meets a variety of different needs, which is incredibly beneficial for education applications due to the broad spectrum of topics covered in undergraduate and postgraduate studies.  This application …
    Application Note
    Recommended Electronics Engineering Benches for Education
    Recommended Education Bench Configurations Start with one of these three configurations to create the bench best suited for your students Fundamental Teaching Lab Prepare …
    Technical Brief
    Oscilloscope Selection Guide
    From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …
    Product Selector Guide
    Tektronix Software Solutions for Remote Educational Lab Challenges
    With Tektronix software platforms like TekDrive and TekScope, students no longer need to be in the lab or classroom to get hands-on experience with oscilloscopes.  This application note discusses how TekDrive, TekScope, and other Tektronix software …
    Application Note
    Next-Generation Oscilloscopes Brochure - 3 Series MDO, 4 Series MSO, 5 Series B MSO, 6 Series B MSO
    User interface designed for both touch and mouse Large touchscreen HD displays (1,920 × 1,080) Integrated spectrum analysis Powerful analysis Automated measurements with trend, histogram, and …
    Brochure
    Software for the Education Lab
    Reliable and easy-to-use software to enhance the remote education experience Tektronix offers a range of efficient and intuitive remote education solutions that combine with our oscilloscopes, DMMs, data acquisition systems, or other …
    Fact Sheet
    University of Oklahoma Case Study
    To get more students excited about engineering careers in RF and help them better understand Electromagnetics principles, University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Jay McDaniel worked with Tektronix to devise a 10-workstation lab for experiential …
    Case Study
    3 Series MDO vs TDS3000 Comparison Factsheet
    More Capability and More Flexibility 3 Series MDO ✔ Unique hardware spectrum analyzer ✔ Optional integrated logic analyzer channels and function generator ✔ …
    Fact Sheet
    Queensboro Community College Case Study
    Case Study
    3 Series Included Probes and Accessories
    Listing of included probes and accessories for the 3 Series MDO Oscilloscope.
    Fact Sheet
    Rohde & Schwarz RTM3000 vs. 3 Series MDO Comparison
    LOWER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP FOR THE IOT ERA Tektronix 3 Series MDO Cost* R&S RTM3000 Cost* Delta Mainframes (100 MHz to 1 GHz) $3,850 - $16,000 Mainframes (100 …
    Competitive
    3 Series MDO vs. MDO3000 Series
    Find more valuable resources at TEK.COM Copyright © Tektronix. All rights reserved. Tektronix products are covered by U.S. and foreign patents, issued and pending. Information in this publication supersedes that in all …
    Fact Sheet
    Keysight 3000T X-Series Oscilloscopes vs. 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes Comparison
    Screen Size and Waveform Viewing Area Tektronix x 3 Series MDO (11.6” HD 1920x1080 touch) Keysight X3000T-Series (8.5” VGA 800x480 touch) …
    Competitive
    3 Series MDO Spectrum Analyzer vs. Oscilloscope FFT Comparison
    1 GHz spectrum analyzer is standard in all 3 Series MDOs. Optional frequency range to 3 GHz Spectrum Analyzer Controls 11.6” HD touch display with award-winning user interface Standard spectrum analyzer …
    Fact Sheet
    Keysight N9320B BSA Spectrum Analyzer vs. 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Comparison
    3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope 2 or 4 analog channels Integrated spectrum analyzer (1GHz standard; 3GHz optional) 16 digital channels (optional) Integrated arbitrary/function generator (optional …
    Competitive
    Working Remotely with Tektronix Oscilloscopes
    There are several approaches you can take to work remotely with Tektronix oscilloscopes. The available techniques differ somewhat between instruments that run the Windows operating system and instruments that do not. This guide is …
    Technical Brief
    Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
    Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.
    Product Selector Guide
    Measuring Power Supply Switching Loss with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction With the demand for improving power efficiency and extending the operating time of battery-powered devices, the ability to analyze power loss and optimize power supply efficiency is more critical than ever …
    Application Note
    Probing Techniques for Accurate Voltage Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
    This application note describes considerations and techniques for making accurate voltage measurements on power converters with an oscilloscope, especially as they relate to probe selection and application. It includes two examples for …
    Application Note
    XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer
    After reading this primer, you will be able to: Describe how oscilloscopes work Describe the differences between analog, digital storage, digital phosphor, and digital sampling oscilloscopes Describe electrical waveform types Understand basic …
    Primer
    3 Series MDO Upgrade Guide
    Many of the features of the 3 Series MDO are field-upgradable, including bandwidth, arbitrary/function generator, digital channels, and serial decode support.  This 2-page fact sheet lists all available post-purchase upgrades.
    Fact Sheet
    Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction Embedded systems applications growing rapidly in the automotive industry. Many vehicle designs use CAN, LIN or FlexRay to communicate among electronic control units (ECUs), and between ECUs and sensors, actuators and …
    Application Note
    How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding
    Introduction Most microcontroller-based designs use I2C or SPI or both, to communicate among controllers and between controllers and peripheral chips. Seeing what’s going on in an embedded system when a chip sends a particular I2C or …
    Application Note
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 3-PWR
    Introduction Power supplies can be found in many different electronic devices, from children’s toys to computers and office equipment to industrial equipment. They are used to convert electrical power from one form to another for …
    Application Note
    How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
    Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In …
    Application Note
  • Do you have trouble making accurate current or voltage measurements? Are you able to make repeatable single ended, differential, and common mode measurements? Start making reliable power …
    Duration: 1m 25s
    A side-by-side comparison of the 11.6-inch HD display on the Tektronix 3 Series MDO and the 8.5-inch VGA display on the Keysight 3000T X-Series oscilloscope. The same I2C signals are shown on both …
    Duration: 1m 7s
    Aspiring electrical engineers from Queensborough Community College got an early preview of the 3 Series MDO after using an earlier generation Tek scope in their lab class.  See (and hear) their …
    Duration: 1m 40s
    With its built-in 1 GHz spectrum analyzer, the 3 Series MDO oscilloscope enables RF engineers to test the latest IoT devices using sub-GHz band without adding any extra cost. The basic RF …
    Duration: 04:25
    The 3 Series MDO offers impressive specifications and supports powerful measurement tools.   See how to make cursor measurements and automated measurements like peak-to-peak voltage,  period, and …
    Duration: 2m 48s
    TekScope PC software, combined with Tektronix oscilloscopes, makes it easy to log waveform data, waveform images and measurements on your PC.  Simply set the logging interval, count, and hit Start …
    Duration: 5m 29s
    Explore a collection of test and measurement tools chosen by Tektronix experts perfect for engineers working on power integrity. From measuring ripple on DC power rails to seeing noise on your …
    Duration: 1m 26s
    Learn how using TekScope software together with entry-level  oscilloscopes enables far greater insight into the data captured and far more powerful analysis and sharing capabilities than might be …
    Duration: 21:00
    Learn how a modern oscilloscope can provide six different capabilities: 1)Oscilloscope; 2) Spectrum Analyzer; 3) Protocol Analyzer; 4) Logic Analyzer; 5) AFG; 6) DVM/counter.
    Duration: 21:35
    The 3 Series MDO is a versatile addition to any bench.  Find out how digital channels can expand your visibility into your designs. Learn about the built-in spectrum analyzer options.  See serial …
    Duration: 5m 39s
    In just a few minutes you'll learn everything you need to know to be able to operate the 3 Series MDO.  You'll get a guided tour of the high-definition display, learn how to use the touchscreen to …
    Duration: 2m 37s
    Get an overview of the 3 Series MDO.  See how to operate the controls -- after the first 3 minutes you'll know everything you need to know to be able to operate the instrument.  Learn about making …
    Duration: 13m 34s
    Learn how the 1 GHz or 3 GHz built-in spectrum analyzers available in the 3 Series MDO can take the place of a stand-alone spectrum analyzer.  Learn about specifications, markers, spectrogram …
    Duration: 3m 0s
    The Tektronix 3 Series MDO and Keysight DSO/MSO 3000T X-Series use different techniques for making automated measurements.  The Tektronix 3 Series MDO calculates measurements and performs waveform …
    Duration: 2m 16s