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  • Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Datasheet
    KickStart Software simplifies what you need to know about your instrument so that in just minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device.  KickStart Software enables quick test setup and data visualization when …
    1KW-60965-10
    Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes
    Customizable and fully upgradeable 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope with synchronized insights into analog, digital, and RF signals
    48W-60277-10
    MDO4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes (Replaced by MDO4000B)
    Replaced by the MDO4000B -- Introducing the world’s first and only oscilloscope with a built-in spectrum analyzer. For the first time ever, you can capture time-correlated analog, digital, and RF signals for a complete system view of your device. See …
    48W-26875-4
  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
    Probe / Oscilloscope Compatibility *1 Some probes require an external power supply (1103) when used with the TDS3000 series. *2 When using with MSO / DPO2000 series, a …
    Product Selector Guide
    Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
    Introduction In designing modern electronic warfare and radar systems, you face significant challenges. You must develop solutions with the flexibility and adaptability required for next-generation threat detection and avoidance …
    Application Note
    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
    MDO4000 Series vs. Regular Oscilloscope FFTs
    Examine the MDO4000 Series vs a regular oscilloscope FFTs.
    Competitive
    Practical EMI Troubleshooting
    Introduction EMI/EMC regulations are in place throughout the world to provide a level of protection and safety for users of electrical and electronic equipment. A great deal of time …
    Application Note
    Wave Inspector® Navigation and Search: Simplifying Waveform Analysis
    Modern digital oscilloscopes can capture massive amounts of data which must then be analyzed. Discover how the Tektronix Wave Inspector® navigation and search capability gives you the tools to extract the answers you need fast and efficiently.
    Application Note
    Identifying Setup and Hold Violations with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
    Introduction Timing relationships between signals are critical to reliable operation of digital designs. With synchronous designs, the timing of the clock signal relative to data signals is especially important. Using a mixed …
    Application Note
    Replicating Real World Signals with an Arbitrary/Function Generator
    Learn how to simulate sensor and bus signals on an arbitrary waveform generator.  Find out how to capture signals using an oscilloscope, edit them using PC software, and play them back on an arbitrary/function generator.
    Application Note
    Introduction to Video Measurements
    In this application note, we demonstrate using a MSO/DPO5000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO/MSO/DPO3000 Series Oscilloscope to make a variety of video measurements that are common in standard and high definition systems.
    Application Note
    How to Use a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to Test Digital Circuits
    The ability to present both analog and digital representations of signals make mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) ideal for verifying and debugging digital circuits. This application note provides tips to help you efficiently debug …
    Application Note
    Capacitance and Inductance Measurements Using an Oscilloscope and a Function Generator
    Most labs have an ample supply of DMM's for measuring DC resistance, but when it comes to measuring inductance, capacitance and impedance, it is not always easy to find an LCR meter. LCR meters operate by applying an AC voltage to the …
    Application Note
    MDO How it Works
    In new designs, the level of integration among processors, sensors, and communications has increased, blurring the traditional lines between analog, digital, RF and power system design. Wireless technology is transforming …
    Technical Brief
    SOLUTIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH
    Brochure
    Testing a New Switch Mode Power Supply Design Poster
    Get a quick overview of the key measurements for verifying a new switch mode power supply (SMPS) design.  This poster shows key measurements, from verifying your prototype during initial startup, to optimizing switching loss and magnetic losses, to …
    Poster
    MDO Signal Path Teardown Poster
    MDO4000 and MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes deliver uncompromised oscilloscope performance combined with spectrum analyzer performance on par with standalone spectrum analyzers. But how do they do it? The answer lies in Tektronix’ custom ASICs, a …
    Poster
    Accurate Measurements Matter
    MDO4000C Series measurements are taken on actual acquisition data - providing as much data to the measurement algorithms as possible. The Keysight 4000 X-Series uses the lower resolution display data, which can produce measurements that are …
    Fact Sheet
    Tektronix MDO4000C Series Oscilloscopes
    This demonstration guide takes you through a series of step-by-step demonstrations on how the MDO4000C Series oscilloscope helps simplify the debug of mixed signal designs with its powerful functionality and integrated test instruments. This …
    How-to Guide
    Secrets of MDO Performance
    Learn how:The MDO4000 Series are able to leverage oscilloscope acquisition technology to achieve spectral fidelity on par with entry level spectrum analyzers.The design techniques used in the MDO4000 Series allow them to achieve spectral fidelity far …
    Whitepaper
    MDO4000C and MDO3000 Series Comparison Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet compares features and specifications of MDO4000C and MDO3000 Series mixed domain oscillscopes.
    Product Selector Guide
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis Primer
    A power supply is a component, subsystem, or system that converts electrical power from one form to another; commonly from alternating current (AC) utility power to direct current (DC) power. The proper operation of electronic devices ranging from …
    Primer
    Keysight N9320B Spectrum Analyzer vs MDO4000C Comparison
    MDO4000C Capabilities Not Available on Keysight N9320B 4 analog channels and 16 digital channels Function generator and DVM Serial / Parallel bus decode Capture bandwidth wide enough for …
    Competitive
    Keysight N9322C Spectrum Analyzer vs MDO4000C Series Comparison
    MDO4000C Capabilities Not Available on Keysight N9322C 4 analog channels and 16 digital channels Function generator and DVM Serial / Parallel bus decode Capture bandwidth wide enough for …
    Competitive
    Keysight 4000X vs MDO4000C Competitive Comparison
    Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, waveform capture rate, digital debug with MSO, and more.
    Competitive
    Keysight N9000A CXA Spectrum Analyers vs MDO4000C Series Comparison
    Side-by-side comparison on important specifications and features like correlating RF to other system signals and exceptionally wide capture bandwidth.
    Competitive
    Power Supply Measurement & Analysis with Bench Oscilloscopes
    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
    MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSC Spectrum Analyzer Comparison
    This fact sheet compares specifations and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSC Spectrum Analyzer
    Competitive
    MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSL Spectrum Analyzer Comparison
    MDO4000C Capabilities Not Available on Keysight N9322C 4 analog channels and 16 digital channels Function generator and DVM Serial / Parallel bus decode Capture bandwidth wide enough for …
    Competitive
    MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSV Spectrum Analyzer Comparison
    This fact sheet compares the specifications and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSV Spectrum Analyzer
    Competitive
    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
    Wi-Fi: Overview of the 802.11 Physical Layer and Transmitter Measurements
    Introduction Wi-Fi is a technology that allows many electronic devices to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves. The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi devices as any "Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) …
    Primer
    Fundamentals of the MDO4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
    Chapter 1: Introduction The MDO4000 Series from Tektronix represents a new paradigm in instrumentation; the Mixed Domain Oscilloscope, or MDO. These are the first instruments that are designed specifically to make synchronized or …
    Application Note
    Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
    Introduction Embedded systems are literally everywhere in our society today. A simple definition of an embedded system is a specialpurpose computer system that is part of a larger system or machine with the intended purpose of …
    Application Note
    Automotive Solutions Brochure
    TESTING TODAYS’ AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES Analyzing Data Communications, Power, Sensors and RF Technologies Power Electronics Design your power converter without an earth …
    Brochure
    Measuring Wireless Power Charging Systems for Portable Electronics
    Introduction Mobile electronics can be found everywhere - homes, hospitals, schools, purses, and pockets. With the explosion in portability, consumers have come to expect and demand long battery life. Energy efficient design …
    Application Note
    4 Series MSO vs MDO4000C
    COMPARISON FACT SHEET Screen Size and Waveform Viewing Area 4 Series MSO MDO4000C …
    Fact Sheet
  • Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.9.0 (Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    Users that originally purchased the KICKSTARTFL-BASE license will need to purchase the maintenance license KICKSTARTFL-SUITE-UP in order to use KickStart v2.7.0 and later versions. KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data …
    Application KICKSTART-2.9.0
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.8.0 (Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    Users that originally purchased the KICKSTARTFL-BASE license will need to purchase the maintenance license KICKSTARTFL-SUITE-UP in order to use KickStart v2.7.0 and later versions. KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data …
    Application KICKSTART-2.8.0
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.7.0 (Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    Users that originally purchased the KICKSTARTFL-BASE license will need to purchase the maintenance license KICKSTARTFL-SUITE-UP in order to use KickStart v2.7.0 and later versions. KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data …
    Application KICKSTART-2.7.0
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.6.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    "KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments.Key Features• Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings.• Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
    Application KICKSTART-2.6.0
    Tektronix Openchoice Desktop Application TDSPCS1 - V2.8
    The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop free application lets you capture oscilloscope screen images, waveform data, and settings from a Microsoft Windows computer. After installing the software, refer to the section “Connecting to a PC” in your …
    Utility 066093915
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.6
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146106
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.5
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146105
    TEKVISA Connectivity Software - V4.2.0
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093812
    DPO2000, MSO2000, DPO3000 and DPO4000, MSO3000 and MSO4000, MDO3000 and MDO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver - V1.5
    The Tektronix MSO/DPO2000, MDO/MSO/DPO3000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver is an IVI class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI class-compliant specific driver for an …
    Driver 066133104
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.23.0022
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143422
    MDO4000C FIRMWARE RELEASE - v1.10
    MDO4000C firmware update
    Firmware 066179905
    TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE - V4.1.1
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093811
    MDO4000C FIRMWARE V1.04
    This firmware is for all MDO4000C Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066179902
    Tektronix Openchoice Desktop Application TDSPCS1 - v2.6
    The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop free application lets you capture oscilloscope screen images, waveform data, and settings from a Microsoft Windows computer. After installing the software, refer to the section “Connecting to a PC” in your …
    Utility 066093914
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.4
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146104