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
The Tektronix MDO4000C mixed domain oscilloscope can measure digital, analog, and RF signals all at once enabling engineers to troubleshoot complex embedded designs more quickly.
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View this video on locating EMI emission sources with an MDO4000C
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A side-by-side comparison of the same waveform measurements performed on both the Tektronix MDO4000C and the Keysight X 4000A shows different results. 
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View this video to learn how to efficiently take power supply measurements
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View this video on troubleshooting Wi-Fi modules with an MDO4000C 
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How do I activate the free DVM for my scope?
After you have registered your oscilloscope on Tek.com, you should have received an email with instructions.  The email is sent to the address you used to login to tek.com.  If you haven't received the email after registration: Check your spam folder…
FAQ ID: 468046 17 Jul 2019
How do I mount a network drive on my MDO3000 or MDO4000C oscilloscope?
This procedure also applies to the DPO/MSO/MDO4000/4000B series oscilloscopes.  Note: This Mount a network drive will not work with a direct (peer-to-peer) connection. Must go through your local DNS server. To begin, press the “Menu” button in the Save/…
FAQ ID: 66201 17 Jul 2019
Programing - How to get and plot a waveform from DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series scope in Python
There are a few things that are needed for programming with an oscilloscope. First it's important to have a copy of your oscilloscopes Programmers manual. This can be found be searching for manuals on Tek.com and specifying Programmers manual in the…
FAQ ID: 64796 16 Jul 2019
How do I clear my memory using TekSecure on a MSO/DPO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
This procedure for clearing the memory on oscilloscope can be applied to the DPO/MSO/MDO4000, DPO/MSO3000 and DPO/MSO2000 Series oscilloscope families. By clearing the memory you will lose all saved reference waveforms, saved setups and all other settings…
FAQ ID: 64686 16 Jul 2019
How do I set up a Ethernet bus decode
Make sure your setup is prepared to decode, that you have the needed probes, scope options, test boards, etc. Once you have the options it's important to know how to use the options and probe your signal. To setup Ethernet bus decoding, turn on your bus,…
FAQ ID: 64731 16 Jul 2019
How do I set up a I2C Bus Decode
The procedure to set up a I2C bus decode and trigger is simple once you understand the basics. First you have to have the correct module or scope option. Second make sure your signal is on screen and taking up as much of the DAC as possible with good…
FAQ ID: 64756 16 Jul 2019
How do I set up a RS232 bus decode
The procedure to set up a RS232 bus decode and trigger is simple once you understand the basics. First you need to have the correct module or scope option. Second make sure your signal is on screen and taking up as much of the screen as possible with good…
FAQ ID: 64761 16 Jul 2019
What is aliasing and how do I detect it and fix it on my oscilloscope?
Aliasing is basically a form of under sampling and what is displayed on the scopes is an indistinguishable waveform. The under sampled waveform is then contstructed to look like a slower frequency waveform or a flat line in the case of the sample rate…
FAQ ID: 64691 16 Jul 2019
How do I save and load a reference waveform to a DPO/MSO3000 series oscilloscope?
This Video will explain how to setup, save and load a reference waveform. It can be done through a USB flash drive or by internal memory. This method for using reference waveforms can be applied to all MSO/DPO2000, MSO/DPO3000, MSO/DPO/MDO4000 series…
FAQ ID: 64641 16 Jul 2019
How do I set up a USB bus decode
First you must have the USB module or option key that enables USB decoding for your scope as well as proper probes. For help finding the right probe use our probe selector tool. When you go into the bus option you must select USB and then make sure you…
FAQ ID: 64726 16 Jul 2019
How do I run a Signal Path Compensation (SPC) on an DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
Signal Path Compensation (SPC) should be run anytime you are getting DC offsets in your signals, or your scope has moved locations and might have changed temperature, or if it's been more then a month since your last SPC. This is a standard procedure,…
FAQ ID: 64681 16 Jul 2019
How do I utilize the measurement features on a DPO/MSO/MDO3000 and DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
The Measurements are the same as the DPO/MSO2000 Series scopes. By going into the measurement menu you can add and remove up to 4 measurements. You can gate the measurements which allows you to only measure the part of the captured waveform that you…
FAQ ID: 64651 16 Jul 2019
How do I set up a CAN bus decode
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FAQ ID: 64751 16 Jul 2019
How can I increase the measurement accuracy using automated measurements vs cursors?
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FAQ ID: 62606 16 Jul 2019
How do I utilize the XY display feature on a DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
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FAQ ID: 64666 16 Jul 2019
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FAQ ID: 64791 16 Jul 2019
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FAQ ID: 64706 16 Jul 2019
5 and 6 Series MSO 12-bit Scope
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Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes
MDO4000C Series Datasheet Customizable and fully upgradeable 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope with synchronized insights into analog, digital, and RF signals
Literature number: 48W-60277-9
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