Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the maximum power draw ratings for the 3 Series MDO TekVPI probes?

The 3 Series MDO has a max power draw of 25 Watts.
This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34

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Will the DVM work on the 3 Series MDO series scope with a probe?

Yes, the DVM works through the analog inputs, therefore you can use standard probes.


This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34
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Is the 3 Series MDO DVM the same as making an analog channel waveform measurement?

No, the 3 Series MDO uses a DVM IC that takes AC+DC RMS, DC and AC RMS measurements from signal on the respective channel inputs.


This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34
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Can the 3 Series MDO capture the time domain and the frequency domain simultaneously?

The 3 Series MDO is most importantly an oscilloscope but has a total of 6 different instruments individually built into it. Designed in such a way to minimize the clutter on your bench but give you the power and versatility you need.
This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34, MDO3SA

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Is the AFG (Arbitrary Function Generator) in the 3 Series MDO field upgradable?

Yes, the option SUP3 AFG is field upgradable by customers. Any instrument can upgrade the AFG functionality using this quick process in the field.
This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34, MDO3AFG

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Is the MSO (16 digital channel) in the 3 Series MDO field upgradable?

Yes, the option SUP3 MSO is field upgradable by customers. Any instrument can upgrade the MSO functionality using this quick process in the field.
This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34

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Is the SA (Spectrum Analyzer) in the 3 Series MDO field upgradable?

Yes, the options SUP3 SA1 (1GHz) and SUP3 SA3 (3 GHz) are field upgradable by customers. Any instrument can upgrade the SA input frequency to up to 3GHz using this quick process in the field.
This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34, MDO3SA

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Can existing MDO3000 scopes be upgraded/modified to a 3 Series MDO?

No, there is no conversion path to go from an existing MDO3000 to a new 3 Series MDO. 


This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34
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What are some of the benefits of the TekVPI probe interface?

The biggest benefits of the TekVPI™ probe interface are versatility and ease of use.


This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34
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What's included in the 3 Series MDO DDU option?

The Distribution Demo Unit (DDU) option on Tektronix oscilloscopes is an option provided to distributors for demoing scopes to customers with a set time limit before it expires. 


This FAQ applies to:
MDO32, MDO34
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