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More fun with the MDO3000

With six different instruments in a single box – including a spectrum analyzer – the MDO3000 mixed domain oscilloscope can handle just about any project you can dream up.

In an earlier post, we highlighted the use of an MDO3000 to measure the idle of a DeLorean automobile through the cigarette lighter. Now a blogger has connected this versatile oscilloscope to the engine control module of his Suzuki TL1000 V-strom motorcycle. In this 60 second video, watch how he creatively uses the XY display mode of the MDO3000 to serve as the gear position indicator:

For all the details, head over to the blog at or if you just want to see the result, take a look at his 60-second video below.


Since publishing the above blog, Tektronix is currently offering a free upgrade to 3/6 GHz spectrum analyzers and a free bundle of software applications on mixed-domain oscilloscopes.