At an entry-level price of €3,570, the Series 3 MDO is a compact, versatile instrument that can be placed on the engineer's desk. It features the largest display in its class with 11.6" screen diagonal and full HD resolution. The units have the same user interface as the rest of the portfolio and similar keys and buttons, but require less than 16 cm depth on the table.
The Series 3 MDO is more than an oscilloscope, it covers a wide range of debugging and validation tasks. It includes an integrated spectrum analyzer up to 3 GHz with separate RF input and similar specifications to a stand-alone spectrum analyzer. This allows users to debug radio modules and locate sources of interference with unwanted emissions without the need for an additional instrument. 16 digital input channels are available for mixed signal analysis. Comprehensive debugging and triggering options for serial protocols, optional power measurements and an optional AFG set a new standard for flexibility. A DVM/frequency counter is available free at product registration.
The new Series 3 MDO is available in bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz. The models have a sampling rate of 2.5 GS/s or 5 GS/s on all analog and digital channels. The standard recording length is 10 sampling points.
The distance between the front of the oscilloscope and the target is critical to get a full view of difficult circuits. Both the Series 3 MDO and the Series 4 MSO use the TekVPI interface to support the full range of Tektronix differential voltage probes, active voltage probes and current probes, plus the recently introduced Power Rail probes and optically isolated differential probes.
The Series 3 MDO will be available from June 4 at an entry-level price of €3,570 and the Series 4 MSO from €7,190.