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3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

Experience a big, high-definition display in a compact, portable scope. An award-winning, made-for-touch interface turns the learning curve into a step function. The unique built-in spectrum analyzer option makes it great for RF analysis.
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Base Price
US $3,850 - US $4,600
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Bandwidth

Up to 1 GHz

Record length

10 Mpoints

Analog channels

2 or 4

Sample Rate

Up to 5 GS/s

 

The biggest display in its class, and remarkable user interface

See how the 3 Series MDO user interface helps you work better and faster.

With the same made-for-touch user interface technology as the award-winning 5 Series along with the largest display and highest resolution display in its class, the 3 Series MDO works how a scope should work.

  • 11.6-inch HD display
  • Pinch, tap, swipe capacitive touchscreen

Compact, yet packed with capabilities

See how to take great measurements and find elusive artifacts and anomalies.

It’s only 6 inches(15 cm) deep but the 3 Series MDO is a lot of oscilloscope. It gives you the tools you need to validate and troubleshoot complex embedded systems.

  • Up to 5 GS/s sample rate on each analog channel
  • More than 125 trigger combinations
  • Dozens of automated measurements
  • Wide range of available serial bus decode and trigger options
  • Optional 16 digital logic channels
  • Optional integrated 1 GHz or 3 GHz spectrum analyzer
  • Optional 50 MHz arbitrary / function generator

Specs at a glance

Input Channels

  • 2 or 4 analog
  • 16 digital1
  • 1 spectrum analyzer1

Bandwidth1

  • 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, or 1 GHz

Sample Rate

  • 5 GS/s (1 GHz model), 2.5 GS (all other models) on analog channels
  • Up to 8.25 GS/s (121 ps resolution) on digital channels

Record Length

  • 10 Mpoints on all channels

Spectrum Analyzer1

  • 1 GHz or 3 GHz

Signal Generator1

  • Arbitrary, Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Triangle, DC Level, Gaussian, Lorentz, Exponential Rise/Fall, Sin(x)/x, Random Noise, Haversine, Cardiac

Digital Voltmeter2

  • 4-digit AC RMS, DC, and AC+DC RMS voltage measurements

Trigger Frequency Counter2

  • 5-digit frequency measurements

Advanced Analysis1

  • Automated Power Measurements

Protocol Support1

  • I2C, SPI
  • RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, UART
  • CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay
  • MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429
  • I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM
  • USB 2.0

Display

  • 11.6-inch (295 mm)
  • HD color (1920 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen

Weight

  • 11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)
Included probes and accessories

1 - Optional and upgradeable
2 - Free with product registration

A built-in spectrum analyzer

See the built-in spectrum analyzer at work.

Whether you’re a spectrum analyzer expert or an occasional user, you’ll be able to put the built-in spectrum analyzer right to work. Unlike other oscilloscopes that offer FFT “spectrum analysis”, the 3 Series has a true spectrum analyzer built right in.

3 Series vs. regular scope FFTs

  • 1 GHz or 3 GHz built-in spectrum analyzer options
  • Industry’s only true integrated spectrum analyzer hardware
  • Ultra-wide capture bandwidth up to 3 GHz

Capable. Upgradeable.

See the capability the 3 Series MDO can bring to your bench.

Get all the debug tools you need right away or add them when you need them.

  • Bandwidth up to 1 GHz
  • Digital channels: MSO option adds 16 digital channels
  • Spectrum Analyzer up to 3 GHz
  • DVM/Freq Counter (free with registration)
  • Arbitrary/Function Generator
  • Advanced Analysis
    • Serial bus decoding and triggering
    • Automated Power Measurements

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Whether you’re debugging serial buses or designing to high speed digital standards, we’ve set a new standard in scope user interface so you can get to your answers faster and easier.

Explore The Range

Model Analog Bandwidth Analog Channels Digital Channels Sample Rate Record Length Spectrum Analyzer List Price
MDO32

100 MHz - 1 GHz

2

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

Up to 3 GHz (optional)

US $3,850
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MDO34

100 MHz - 1 GHz

4

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

Up to 3 GHz (optional)

US $4,600
Configure & Quote
Model Analog Bandwidth Analog Channels Digital Channels Sample Rate Record Length Spectrum Analyzer List Price
MDO32

100 MHz - 1 GHz

2

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

Up to 3 GHz (optional)

US $3,850
Configure & Quote
MDO34

100 MHz - 1 GHz

4

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

Up to 3 GHz (optional)

US $4,600
Configure & Quote
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3 Series MDO
Tektronix
MDO3000
Keysight
3000T X-Series
LeCroy
Wavesurfer 3000Z
Rohde & Schwarz
RTM3000 Series
Bandwidth 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz
Analog Channels 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 4 2 or 4
Digital Channels (optional) 16 16 16 16 16
Analog Sample Rate (All Channels) 2.5 GS/s or 5 GS/s 2.5 GS/s or 5 GS/s 2.5 GS/s 1 GS/s or 2 GS/s 2.5 GS/s
Standard Record Length (All Channels) 10 M 10 M 2 M 10 M 40 M
Integrated Spectrum Analyzer (optional) 1 GHz or 3 GHz Up to 3 GHz No No No
Integrated Arbitrary/Function Generator (optional) 50 MHz 50 MHz 20 MHz 25 MHz 25 MHz
Serial Bus Decode and Trigger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display 11.6-in touch
(1920 x 1080)
9-in
(800 x 480)
8.5-in touch
(800 x 480)
10.1 in touch
(1024 x 600)
10.1 in touch
(1280 x 800)
Standard Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

Embedded serial bus analysis

3 Series MSO Embedded Serial Bus Analysis

The 3 Series MDO helps you overcome system level challenges with automatic trigger, decode, and search options for serial buses. Options are available individually or as a cost-effective bundle.

  • I2C, SPI
  • RS-232 / 422 / 485 / UART
  • CAN/CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay
  • I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM
  • MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429
  • USB 2.0 (LS/FS/HS)

Power measurements and analysis

MDO32

The 3 Series offers power test solutions to help get fast answers in today’s world of higher switching speeds and stricter noise limits.

  • Power loss measurement at switching device
  • Measurement and analysis of ripple and noise
  • Characterization of power semiconductor devices

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) troubleshooting

EMI replay with spectrogram 4-channel

Not getting to the root cause of EMI failures can prevent you from shipping product. The 3 Series MDO with its built-in spectrum analyzer can help you sniff out sources of EMI fast.

Engineering education

MDO34

Go beyond AC and DC theory to cover mixed signal designs with logic channels and built-in spectrum analyzer. Tek scopes have earned their reputation for reliability and are the brand of scope most often found in industry labs.

  • Reliable instruments with 3-year warranties
  • Professional instruments used widely in industry
  • Available with integrated function generator, spectrum analyzer, logic channels and serial bus decoding
Data Sheet Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet Opt. 3-BND

Application bundle (includes all serial options and power analysis)

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-SRAUTO

Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay)

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-SRCOMP

Computer serial triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART)

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Opt. 3-SEC

Enhanced instrument security to enable password protected control of turning on/off all instrument ports and instrument firmware update functionality

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-SRUSB2

USB serial triggering and analysis (USB 2.0 LS, FS, HS)

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-SRAUDIO

Audio serial triggering and analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM)

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Opt. 3-MSO

16 digital channels; includes P6316 digital probe and accessories

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-PWR

Power measurement and analysis

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-SREMBD

Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I2C, SPI)

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Opt. 3-SA3

Increase spectrum analyzer input frequency range to 9 kHz – 3 GHz and capture bandwidth to 3 GHz

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View Datasheet Opt. 3-SRAERO

Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429)

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Opt. 3-AFG

Arbitrary function generator with 13 predefined waveforms and arbitrary waveform generation

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Opt. 3-SA1

Increase spectrum analyzer input frequency range to 9 kHz – 1 GHz and capture bandwidth to 1 GHz

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Add Instrument Functions

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 AFG Add arbitrary function generator Request a quote
SUP3 MSO Add 16 digital channels; includes P6316 digital probe and accessories Request a quote
SUP3 SA1 Increase spectrum analyzer input frequency range to 9 kHz – 1 GHz and capture bandwidth to 1 GHz Request a quote
SUP3 SA3 Increase spectrum analyzer input frequency range to 9 kHz – 3 GHz and capture bandwidth to 3 GHz Request a quote
SUP3 DVM Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter Software upgrade license key provided upon registration.

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SUP3 SEC Add enhanced instrument security to enable password protected control of turning on/off all instrument ports and instrument firmware update functionality Request a quote

Add Protocol Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 BND Application bundle (includes all serial options and power analysis) Request a quote
SUP3 SRAERO Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429) Request a quote
SUP3 SRAUDIO Audio serial triggering and analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Request a quote
SUP3 SRAUTO Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay) Request a quote
SUP3 SRCOMP Computer serial triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART) Request a quote
SUP3 SREMBD Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I2C, SPI) Request a quote
SUP3 SRUSB2 USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS) Request a quote

Add Advanced Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 PWR Power analysis Request a quote

Upgrade Bandwidth

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 BWxTy2 MSO32 bandwidth upgrade from x to y, where x and y are the hundreds of MHz  
SUP3 BWxTy4 MSO34 bandwidth upgrade from x to y, where x and y are the hundreds of MHz  
Current Probe
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet A621 Current Probe: 50 kHz, 10 mA to 2000 A, AC, BNC Configure & Quote
View Datasheet A622 Current Probe: 100 kHz, 10 mA to 100 A, AC/DC, BNC Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP0020 Probe, AC/DC Current; 20 Amp; 50 MHz BW; TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP0030A Probe, AC/DC Current; 30 Amp DC, DC TO 120 MHZ; with TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP0150 Current Probe: 20 MHz, 5 mA to 212 A, AC/DC, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP303 PROBE; AC/DC CURRENT; DC-15MHZ,150A DC, CERTIFICATE OF TRACEABLE CALIBRATION STANDARD Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP305A Probe, AC/DC Current; 50Amp DC, DC-50MHZ, Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP312A Probe, AC/DC Current; 30 Amp DC, DC-100MHZ, Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TCP404XL PROBE; AC/DC CURRENT, DC-2MHZ, 500A DC, 750A DC DERATED WITH DUTY CYCLE,CERTIFICATE OF TRACEABLE CALIBRATION STANDARD Configure & Quote
High Voltage Differential Probes
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet TDP0500

Differential Probe: 500 MHz, 5X/50X, +/- 42V, TekVPI

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View Datasheet TDP1000 Differential Probe: 1 GHz, 5X/50X, +/- 42V, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet THDP0100 Differential PROBE; 100 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE Configure & Quote
View Datasheet THDP0200 Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TMDP0200 Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL MEDIUM VOLTAGE PROBE;TMPD0200 Configure & Quote
High Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet TPP0850 High Voltage Probe: 800 MHz, 50X, 2.5 kV, Single-ended, TekVPI Configure & Quote
IsoVu Isolated Probes
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet TIVH02 IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 200 MHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TIVH02L IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 200 MHz, TekVPI, 10 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TIVH05 IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 500 MHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TIVH05L

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 500 MHz, TekVPI, 10 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips

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View Datasheet TIVH08 IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 800 MHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TIVH08L

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 800 MHz, TekVPI, 10 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips

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View Datasheet TIVM1 IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 1 GHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 5X(IVTIP5X) and 25X(IVTIP25X) tips Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TIVM1L

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 1 GHz, TekVPI, 10 m cable, includes 5X(IVTIP5X) and 25X(IVTIP25X) tips

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Low Voltage Differential Probes
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet ADA400A AMPLIFIER, DIFF; MICROVOLT, DIFFERENTIAL, - CERTIFICATE OF TRACEABLE CALIBRATION STANDARD Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TDP1500

Differential Probe: 1.5 GHz, 1X/10X, +/-8.5V, TekVPI

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View Datasheet TDP3500 Differential Probe: 3.5 GHz, 5X, +/- 2V, TekVPI Configure & Quote
Low Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet TAP1500 Active Probe: 1.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TAP2500 Active Probe: 2.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TAP3500

Active Probe: 3.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI

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Passive Probe
Datasheet Link Probe Description Configure and Quote
View Datasheet TPP0100 Passive Probe: 100 MHz, 10X, BNC Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TPP0200 Passive Probe: 200 MHz, 10X, BNC Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TPP0250 Passive Probe: 250 MHz, 10X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TPP0500B Passive Probe: 500 MHz, 10X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TPP0502 Passive Probe: 500 MHz, 2X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
View Datasheet TPP1000 Passive Probe: 1 GHz, 10X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
Accessory 119414600
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet

PROBE SET; RF MEASUREMENT,NEAR FIELD PROBE SET,PASSIVE,HAND HELD

Accessory 119660900
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet

ANTENNA; RUBBER COVERED,W/BNC CONNECTOR,KD4 VHF,UNTUNED,RUBBER CAP GLUED ON

Accessory HC3
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet Hard transit case for the 3 Series MDO (includes front cover)
Accessory P6316
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet MSO PROBE; 16 CHANNEL GENERAL PURPOSE PROBE
Accessory SC3
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet Soft carrying case for 3 Series oscilloscopes (includes front protective cover)
Accessory TEK-DPG
Datasheet Description
Accessory, Deskew Pulse Generator Signal Source with TekVPI Scope Interface
Accessory TEK-USB-488
Datasheet Description
USB TO IEEE488 (GPIB) COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTOR FOR USBTMC-USB488 COMPLIANT TEKTRONIX INSTRUMENTS
Accessory TPA-BNC
Datasheet Description
Probe adapter from TekProbe-BNC to TekVPI
Accessory TPA-N-PRE
Datasheet Description
External Preamp., TPA Connector, SMA input
Accessory TPA-N-VPI
Datasheet Description
View Datasheet Probe adapter from Type-N connector to TekVPI
Datasheet Accessory Description
119414600

PROBE SET; RF MEASUREMENT,NEAR FIELD PROBE SET,PASSIVE,HAND HELD

119660900

ANTENNA; RUBBER COVERED,W/BNC CONNECTOR,KD4 VHF,UNTUNED,RUBBER CAP GLUED ON

HC3 Hard transit case for the 3 Series MDO (includes front cover)
P6316 MSO PROBE; 16 CHANNEL GENERAL PURPOSE PROBE
SC3 Soft carrying case for 3 Series oscilloscopes (includes front protective cover)
View Datasheet TEK-DPG Accessory, Deskew Pulse Generator Signal Source with TekVPI Scope Interface
View Datasheet TEK-USB-488 USB TO IEEE488 (GPIB) COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTOR FOR USBTMC-USB488 COMPLIANT TEKTRONIX INSTRUMENTS
View Datasheet TPA-BNC Probe adapter from TekProbe-BNC to TekVPI
View Datasheet TPA-N-PRE External Preamp., TPA Connector, SMA input
TPA-N-VPI Probe adapter from Type-N connector to TekVPI
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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. After entering the new license key into the 3 Series MDO,
Faq Id777671 15 Jan 2020
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. After entering the new license key into the 3 Series MDO, the MSO option will be permanently enabled ba
Faq Id777676 15 Jan 2020
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. After entering the new license key into the 3 Series MDO, the AFG option will be permanently enabled ba
Faq Id777681 15 Jan 2020
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.
Faq Id777691 15 Jan 2020
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. Unfortunately to
Faq Id777686 15 Jan 2020
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. The download link below provides a PDF listing of wattage draw for different active probes and max limits of Tektronix scopes. This will help determine the connection options available for any scope
Faq Id777711 15 Jan 2020
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.
Faq Id777696 15 Jan 2020
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.  The 3 Series MDO option DDU includes most scope options (e.g. MSO*, AFG
Faq Id777651 15 Jan 2020
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. Oscilloscopes with TekVPI interface support a wide range of probes including TekVPI probes, BNC and TekProbe-BNC Level 1 probes, and TekProbe-BNC Level 2 probes (via
Faq Id777656 15 Jan 2020
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. 
Faq Id777666 15 Jan 2020
Is the MDO3000 free video the same as the DPO3VID.
On our past MSO/DPO3000 Series products, we had an extended video analysis module.  Well, we have now made all that capability standard on the MDO3000. And the 500MHz models and below also have a native 75 Ohm input termination – the native impedanc
Faq Id781581 15 Jan 2020
Where do I start learning about oscilloscopes and Tektronix offerings?
This document covers the basics of oscilloscopes including history and general operation, in this training presentation developed by a Tektronix Applications Engineer. Learn the XYZ's of Oscilloscopes »    
Faq Id778971 15 Jan 2020
3 Series MDO

Literature Number: 48W-61535-2
Datasheet 12 Jan 2020
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.2.0 (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 ab

Part Number: KICKSTART-2.2.0
Software 27 Dec 2019
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 c

Part Number: 066093812
Software 27 Dec 2019
Probing Techniques for Accurate Voltage Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
Making oscilloscope voltage measurements on power supplies is fundamental, but not without challenges. Much is  written on oscilloscopes, but probing techniques are often taken for granted. This application note focuses on probing and covers: Choos

Literature Number: 51W-60161-3
Application Note 27 Dec 2019
Measuring Power Supply Switching Loss with an Oscilloscope
Losses due to dissipation in switching devices such as MOSFET's and IGBT's contribute significantly to the overall losses in switch mode power supplies.  This application note explains how to measure switching loss and conduction loss in power supply

Literature Number: 46W-60010-3
Application Note 27 Dec 2019
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

Literature Number: 51W-26294-6
Application Note 27 Dec 2019
How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding
Learn about the physical layers of the most common interchip buses - I2C and SPI - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when you use automated decoding, triggering, and search on

Literature Number: 55W-61091-1
Application Note 27 Dec 2019
Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
Explains the physical layer basics of common automotive buses - CAN, LIN, and FlexRay - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search

Literature Number: 55W-61098-3
Application Note 27 Dec 2019
3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
3 Series MDO Installation and Safety

Part Number: 071360800
Manual 26 Dec 2019
Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 3-PWR
This application note describes common switch-mode power supply measurements using a Tektronix 3 Series MDO Oscilloscope. With the optional power measurement and analysis software, these oscilloscopes provide automated power measurements for fast ana

Literature Number: 48W-61574-0
Application Note 26 Dec 2019
3 Series MDO vs. MDO3000 Series
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope to those of the Tektronix MDO3000 Series Oscilloscopes.

Literature Number: 48W-61605-0
Fact Sheet 26 Dec 2019
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

Literature Number: 46W-31080-7
Selection Guide 26 Dec 2019
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.  

Literature Number: 55W-29028-13
Selection Guide 26 Dec 2019
Read This First
Update your instrument with the latest firmware

Part Number: 071365800
Manual 26 Nov 2019
HC3
3 Series MDO Transit Case

Part Number: 071361000
Manual 26 Nov 2019
3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
3 Series MDO Programmer Manual

Part Number: 077149800
Manual 26 Nov 2019
Probe and Accessories
Pouch Installation

Part Number: 071364700
Manual 26 Nov 2019
3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
3 Series MDO Specifications and Performance Verification

Part Number: 077149900
Manual 26 Nov 2019
3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
3 Series MDO Instrument Declassification and Security Instructions

Part Number: 077150100
Manual 26 Nov 2019
3 Series MDO Option Upgrades
Installation Instructions

Part Number: 071362500
Manual 26 Nov 2019
3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
3 Series MDO Service Manual

Part Number: 077150000
Manual 26 Nov 2019
3 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
3 Series MDO Rackmount Kit Installation

Part Number: 071360900
Manual 26 Nov 2019
Next-Generation Oscilloscopes Brochure - 3 Series MDO, 4 Series MSO, 5 Series MSO, 6 Series MSO
The 3 Series MDO and 4, 5 and 6 Series MSOs offer the largest displays and the greatest user experience of any oscilloscope.  This brochure gives an overview of the platforms, with the similarities and differences between the four series.

Literature Number: 48W-61573-0
Brochure 26 Nov 2019
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.

Literature Number: 48W-61569-1
Fact Sheet 26 Nov 2019
3 Series Included Probes and Accessories
Listing of included probes and accessories for the 3 Series MDO Oscilloscope.

Literature Number: 48W-61569-0
Fact Sheet 26 Nov 2019
3 Series MDO Spectrum Analyzer vs. Oscilloscope FFT Comparison
Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes have built-in spectrum analyzers with a dedicated RF input for significantly higher dynamic range than an oscilloscope using a regular input and an FFT function. This fact sheet compares the performance of the 3 Series MDO'

Literature Number: 48W-61578-0
Fact Sheet 26 Nov 2019
Keysight 3000T X-Series Oscilloscopes vs. 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope to those of the Keysight 3000T X-Series Oscilloscopes.

Literature Number: 48W-61579-0
Competitive 26 Nov 2019
Keysight N9320B BSA Spectrum Analyzer vs. 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Comparison
This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope to those of the Keysight N9320B BSA Spectrum Analyzer.

Literature Number: 48W-61577-0
Competitive 26 Nov 2019
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 os

Part Number: 066133104
Software 12 Nov 2019
3 Series MDO Firmware - V1.6.0
Download this firmware to install the latest updates for the 3 Series MDO oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 066201202
Software 12 Nov 2019
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.1.1 (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 ab

Part Number: KICKSTART-2.1.1
Software 12 Nov 2019
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