MDO4000C Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

MDO4000C Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

The most powerful mixed domain oscilloscope, the MDO4000 combines up to six instruments including options like a function generator and a built-in spectrum analyzer. Unlike any other instrument, it can synchronize RF, analog and digital channels – giving unprecedented insight into your design.
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Bandwidth

Up to 1 GHz

Record length

20 Mpoints

Analog channels

4

Sample Rate

Up to 5 GS/s

 

More than just a powerful scope

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Engineering designs today are a complex mix of processors, serial buses, and wireless interfaces. At the core of the MDO4000C is a reputable Tektronix oscilloscope paired with an expandable platform. Customize it to your testing needs. Add 16 logic channels, a 50 MHz arbitrary/function generator, protocol analysis, and an integrated true hardware 3 or 6 GHz spectrum analyzer to help tackle complex designs challenges.

Highlights

  • Integrated triggered acquisition system - over 125 trigger combinations in the time AND frequency domains
  • 20 Mpoint record length with Wave Inspector® controls
  • True spectrum analyzer hardware enables real spectrum analysis
  • Expandable functionality ensures usefulness well into the future

Accurate Measurements Matter

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Put simply, the MDO Series scopes are designed to make the most accurate measurements in the industry – providing an unrivaled view into your designs. The MDO4000C takes measurements on actual acquisition data, while many other instruments only offer a snapshot view by taking measurements on display data. It doesn’t end there. We guarantee more specifications than many of our competitors, ensuring the MDO4000C will give you total confidence in your measurements. After all, measurement accuracy impacts design integrity. Why settle for anything less than precise?

Industry Leading Probes – included with every purchase.

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When examining the measurement signal path, probes are a key element that cannot be overlooked. When you buy an MDO4000C the industry’s best probes are included in the price. Featuring industry-best loading of 3.9 pF and bandwidth matched to your oscilloscope, the TPP-series probes will be your go-to probe for everyday use.

Highlights

  • TPP-series probes included standard, one per analog channel
  • Industry-best capacitive probe loading of 3.9 pF
  • 500 MHz or 1 GHz probe bandwidth to match the scope’s bandwidth

Wireless Measurements - at a whole new level

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Whether RF measurements make you smile or cringe, the MDO4000C oscilloscope with integrated hardware spectrum analyzer and SignalVu-PC software has you covered. Unlike oscilloscopes that offer FFT “spectrum analysis,” the MDO4000C with true spectrum analyzer provides a triggered acquisition system that is integrated across analog, digital and spectrum analyzer channels. You can perform RF measurements up to 6 GHz, and correlate events in the frequency domain with the time domain phenomena that caused them.

Highlights

  • Available 3 or 6 GHz spectrum analyzer option
  • Industry’s only true integrated spectrum analyzer hardware
  • Spectrum analysis time-synchronized with analog and digital waveforms

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Competitive Comparison

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MDO4000C Series
Oscilloscope

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InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series
Oscilloscope

20 M points on 4 channels, max

Record Length

2 M points on 4 channels, max

On waveform data

Measurements

On displayed data

Dedicated hardware spectrum analyzer

Spectrum Analyzer

None.
Uses gated FFT on oscilloscope input

9 kHz to 6 GHz

RF Frequency Range

Max. range limited by horizontal time scale
<15 GHz

Up  to 1 GHz - 1 year warranty

Included Passive Probes

700 MHz - 90 day warranty

3.9 pF

Probe Capacitive Loading

9.5 pF

 


Models

Model Analog Bandwidth Sample Rate Record Length Analog Channels Digital Channels Spectrum Analyzer Function Generator Output List Price
MDO4024C 200 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
MDO4034C 350 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
MDO4054C 500 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
MDO4104C 1 GHz 2.5 - 5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
Model MDO4024C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
200 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model MDO4034C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
350 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model MDO4054C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
500 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model MDO4104C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
1 GHz2.5 - 5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model Analog Bandwidth Sample Rate Record Length Analog Channels Digital Channels Spectrum Analyzer Function Generator Output List Price
MDO4024C 200 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
MDO4034C 350 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
MDO4054C 500 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
MDO4104C 1 GHz 2.5 - 5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

-
Configure & Quote
Model MDO4024C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
200 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model MDO4034C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
350 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model MDO4054C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
500 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

Model MDO4104C
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
1 GHz2.5 - 5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output

1 (optional)

  Tektronix
MDO4000C
Tektronix
MDO3000
Keysight
4000 X-Series
LeCroy
HDO4000
R&S
RTE1000 Series
R&S
RTM2000 Series
Bandwidth 200 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 200 MHz to 1.5 GHz 200 MHz to 1 GHz 200 MHz to 1 GHz 200 MHz to 1 GHz
Upgradeable Bandwidth Yes Yes Yes -- -- Yes
Analog Channels 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4
Analog Sample Rate Up to 5 GS/s Up to 5 GS/s Up to 5 GS/s Up to 2.5 GS/s Up to 5 GS/s Up to 5 GS/s
Standard Record Length (All Channels) 20 M 10 M 2 M 12.5 M 10 M 10 M
Integrated Arbitrary/Function Generator 50 MHz (opt) 50 MHz (opt) 20 MHz (opt) -- -- --
Integrated Logic Channels (MSO) 16 (opt) 16 (opt) 16 (opt) 16 (opt) 16 (opt) 16 (opt)
Integrated Hardware Spectrum Analyzer Up to 6 GHz (opt) Up to 3 GHz (opt) -- -- -- --
Full Synchronization of Analog, Digital and RF Yes -- -- -- -- --
Standard Probes Up to 1 GHz Passive Up to 1 GHz Passive Up to 700 MHz Passive Up to 500 MHz Passive Up to 500 MHz Passive Up to 500 MHz Passive
Standard Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

 

Embedded Serial Bus Trigger, Decode and Analysis

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A single serial bus signal often includes address, control, data, and clock information; making isolating events of interest difficult. The serial application modules for the MDO4000C series transform the oscilloscope into a robust tool for debugging serial buses with automatic trigger, decode, and search.

Highlights

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

Power Measurements and Analysis

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The quest for ever-higher energy efficiency is placing new demands on designers and test instruments alike. Standby power constraints, higher switching speeds and signal ranges, lower-leakage semiconductor devices are pushing test conditions to new extremes. The MDO4000C offers power test solutions to address these ever evolving requirements.

Highlights

  • Power loss measurement at switching device
  • Measurement and analysis of ripple and noise
  • Characterization of power semiconductor devices
  • Debugging active power factor correction circuits

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

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When performing design EMI/EMC testing, there is always risk it will fail; leading to schedule and budget issues. The MDO4000C with built-in spectrum analyzer, and time correlation of analog, digital and RF signals enables you to perform pre-compliance testing in your lab - greatly improving the probability of a successful first pass of full EMI compliance testing.

Automotive Buses – CAN/CAN FD Trigger, Decode & Analysis

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The technical requirements of today’s automobiles require more sophisticated and sensitive electronic components and systems than ever. With six instruments in one, the Tektronix MDO4000C was developed to help meet the challenges for testing and verification of these advanced technologies. Now a single instrument can be used for:

  • Debugging & verifying CAN FD, CAN, LIN and FlexRay
  • High power testing for hybrid/electric vehicles
  • Verifying in-car wireless systems
  • New component eval (MEMS sensors, LED drivers, LEDs

 

Data SheetSoftware Package / Software OptionDescriptionConfigure and Quote
DPO4AERO Application Module: Aerospace Serial Triggering and Analysis (MIL-STD 1553, ARINC429) Configure & Quote
DPO4AUDIO Application Module: Audio Serial Triggering and Analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Configure & Quote
DPO4AUTO Application Module; Automotive Serial triggering, Decoding and Analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN) Configure & Quote
DPO4AUTOMAX Application Module: Extended Automotive Serial Triggering, Decoding and Analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay) Configure & Quote
DPO4BND Application Module; Bundle module for MDO/MSO/DPO4000B and MDO4000 Series (Includes DPO4AERO, DPO4AUDIO,DPO4AUTO,DPO4COMP,DPO4EMBD,DPO4ENET,DPO4LMT,DPO4PWR,DPO4USB,DPO4VID) Configure & Quote
DPO4COMP Application Module: Computer Serial Triggering and Analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART) Configure & Quote
DPO4EMBD Application Module: Embedded Serial Triggering and Analysis (I2C, SPI) Configure & Quote
DPO4ENET Application Module: Ethernet Serial Triggering and Analysis (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX) Contact Us
DPO4LMT Application Module: Limit and Mask Testing Configure & Quote
DPO4PWR Application Module: Power Measurement and Analysis Configure & Quote
Low Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TAP1500 Active Probe: 1.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI Configure & Quote
Current Probe
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TCP0020 Probe, AC/DC Current; 20 Amp; 50 MHz BW; TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Configure & Quote
TCP0030A Probe, AC/DC Current; 30 Amp DC, DC TO 120 MHZ; with TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard Configure & Quote
TCP0150 Current Probe: 20 MHz, 5 mA to 212 A, AC/DC, TekVPI Configure & Quote
High Voltage Differential Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TDP0500

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

Configure & Quote
TDP1000 Differential Probe: 1 GHz, 5X/50X, +/- 42V, TekVPI Configure & Quote
THDP0100 Differential PROBE; 100 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE Configure & Quote
THDP0200 Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE Configure & Quote
TMDP0200 Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL MEDIUM VOLTAGE PROBE;TMPD0200 Configure & Quote
Isolated Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TIVH02

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 200 MHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips

Configure & Quote
TIVH02L

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 200 MHz, TekVPI, 10 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips

Configure & Quote
TIVH05

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 500 MHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips

Configure & Quote
TIVH05L

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

Configure & Quote
TIVH08

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 800 MHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 50X(MMCX50X) and 500X(SQPIN500X) tips

Configure & Quote
TIVH08L

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

Configure & Quote
TIVM1

IsoVu optically isolated differential probe, 1 GHz, TekVPI, 3 m cable, includes 5X(IVTIP5X) and 25X(IVTIP25X) tips

Configure & Quote
TIVM1L

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

Configure & Quote
Passive Probe
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TPP0502 Passive Probe: 500 MHz, 2X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
TPP1000 Passive Probe: 1 GHz, 10X, TekVPI Configure & Quote
High Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TPP0850 High Voltage Probe: 800 MHz, 50X, 2.5 kV, Single-ended, TekVPI Configure & Quote
Data SheetAccessoryDescription
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

HCTEK54 Hard Carrying Case
RMD5000 Rackmount Kit
TPA-N-PRE External Preamp., TPA Connector, SMA input
TPA-N-VPI Probe adapter from Type-N connector to TekVPI
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Literature number: 48W-61606-0
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Literature number: 55T-18412-6
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FAQ ID: 72221 14 Aug 2019
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Tektronix probes ensure the highest signal fidelity possible from your device-under-test to your oscilloscope. With over 100 probe choices available, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes, you can find the probe you need for your…
Literature number: 60W_14232_10
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Literature number: 48W-60277-9
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The RF input on the MDO3000 and MDO4000 series has an N connector, so the RF input can support cables, antennas, and other adapters typically used with a spectrum analyzer.  The RF input is 50 ohms and it is AC coupled.  Below is a listing of some of …
FAQ ID: 64506 08 Aug 2019
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There are a couple different types of TekVPI interfaces, one with a notch and one without. The notch was implemented later and was put in place because the front end was designed differently and communicates uniquely with those types of probes. …
FAQ ID: 56226 08 Aug 2019
Will the P6516 Logic Probe work on my Oscilloscope?
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FAQ ID: 246206 07 Aug 2019
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FAQ ID: 56016 05 Aug 2019
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