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.

Base Price
US $6,900 - US $17,400
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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

  • Base spectrum analyzer, included standard
  • Available 3 or 6 GHz spectrum analyzer option
  • Industry’s only true integrated spectrum analyzer hardware

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)

US $6,900
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MDO4034C 350 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

US $10,700
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MDO4054C 500 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

US $14,100
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MDO4104C 1 GHz 2.5 - 5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

US $17,400
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ModelMDO4024C
List PriceUS $6,900
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
200 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
ModelMDO4034C
List PriceUS $10,700
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
350 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
ModelMDO4054C
List PriceUS $14,100
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
500 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
ModelMDO4104C
List PriceUS $17,400
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
1 GHz2.5 - 5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
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)

US $6,900
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MDO4034C 350 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

US $10,700
Configure & Quote
MDO4054C 500 MHz 2.5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

US $14,100
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MDO4104C 1 GHz 2.5 - 5 GS/s 20 Mpoints 4 16 (optional) Up to 6 GHz

1 (optional)

US $17,400
Configure & Quote
ModelMDO4024C
List PriceUS $6,900
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
200 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
ModelMDO4034C
List PriceUS $10,700
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
350 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
ModelMDO4054C
List PriceUS $14,100
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
500 MHz2.5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
ModelMDO4104C
List PriceUS $17,400
Analog BandwidthSample RateRecord Length
1 GHz2.5 - 5 GS/s20 Mpoints
Analog ChannelsDigital ChannelsSpectrum Analyzer
416 (optional)Up to 6 GHz
Function Generator Output
<p>1 (optional)</p>
  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

 

Low Voltage Single Ended Probes
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TAP1500

Active Probe: 1.5 GHz, 10X, Single-ended, TekVPI

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Current Probe
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TCP0020

Probe, AC/DC Current; 20 Amp; 50 MHz BW; TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard

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TCP0030A

Probe, AC/DC Current; 30 Amp DC, DC TO 120 MHZ; with TekVPI Interface; Certificate of Traceable Calibration Standard

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TCP0150

Current Probe: 20 MHz, 5 mA to 212 A, AC/DC, TekVPI

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High Voltage Differential Probes
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TDP0500

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

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TDP1000

Differential Probe: 1 GHz, 5X/50X, +/- 42V, TekVPI

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THDP0100

Differential PROBE; 100 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE

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THDP0200

Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL HIGH VOLTAGE PROBE

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TMDP0200

Differential PROBE; 200 MHZ TekVPI DIFFERENTIAL MEDIUM VOLTAGE PROBE;TMPD0200

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Isolated Measurement Systems
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TIVM1

Differential Probe; 1 GHZ, 1X/5X/10X/20X/50X, +/- 50V, TekVPI, 3 Meter Cable

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TIVM1L

Differential Probe; 1 GHZ, 1X/5X/10X/20X/50X, +/- 50V, TekVPI, 10 Meter Cable

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Passive Probe
Datasheet LinkProbeDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TPP0502

Passive Probe: 500 MHz, 2X, TekVPI

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TPP1000

Passive Probe: 1 GHz, 10X, TekVPI

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High Voltage Single Ended Probes
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TPP0850

High Voltage Probe: 800 MHz, 50X, 2.5 kV, Single-ended, TekVPI

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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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MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSL Spectrum Analyzer Comparison

This fact sheet compares the specifications and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSL Spectrum Analyzer
Literature number: 48W-29951-0
Competitive 24 May 2016
MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSV Spectrum Analyzer Comparison

This fact sheet compares the specifications and the features of the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSV Spectrum Analyzer
Literature number: 48W-29952-0
Competitive 24 May 2016
Keysight N9320B Spectrum Analyzer vs MDO4000C Comparison

This factsheet compares specifications and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Agilent N9320B Spectrum Analyzer.
Literature number: 48W-29949-0
Competitive 24 May 2016
Keysight N9322C Spectrum Analyzer vs MDO4000C Series Comparison

This fact sheet compares specifications and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Keysight N9322C Spectrum Analyzer
Literature number: 48W-29948-0
Competitive 24 May 2016
What's included in the MDO3000 and MDO4000C 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. Questions arise about what's included in the MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series…
FAQ ID: 72196 03 May 2016
What are the primary differences between the DPO/MSO4000B, MDO4000, MDO4000B, and MDO4000C?
The 4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes (MDO) continues to be the only true RF/Time domain syncronized instrument on the market. The major differences between revisions of the DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series are described below. Please note the MDO4000C…
FAQ ID: 72111 03 May 2016
Why does my MDO4000C Series scope cause my USB flash drive to pop up with a scan and fix message on my PC?
The MDO4000C products have a new Linux kernel. The security settings of this kernel require that any USB flash drive that is removed without unmounting get tagged as a suspicious device. This can be seen when a drive is written to on the scope, removed…
FAQ ID: 72166 26 Jan 2016
What probes are supported on the RF input of the MDO3000 and MDO4000 series?
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 26 Jan 2016
Do the existing MSO/DPO/MDO4000/B Series application modules work with the MDO4000C?
Yes, almost all work from all legacy MSO/DPO/MDO4000/B series scopes. The only one that has some requirements is the MDO4TRIG which requires a spectrum analyzer option MDO4SA3 or MDO4SA6 be installed on your MDO4000C before RF triggering capabilities…
FAQ ID: 72146 22 Dec 2015
What is the standard warranty on the MDO4000C?
The MDO4000C comes standard with a 3 year product warranty on the instrument and a 1 year warranty on the probes. Note: The MDO4000C is the first product to offer a new service option called the Total Protection Plan with options for 3 or 5 years. These…
FAQ ID: 72151 16 Dec 2015
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