InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series Oscilloscope MSOX3034

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The Keysight Technologies MSOX3034T is a 350Mhz Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) with 4 analog plus 16 digital channels. It features a large 8.5-inch capacitive touch screen so you can easily view and analyze signals and isolate signals in seconds with exclusive Zone touch triggering. This oscilloscope allows you to see more signal detail with the 1,000,000 wfms/s update rate and capture more data with up to 4 Mpts memory.



Basic Features

  • Bandwidth: 350 MHz
  • Bandwidth Upgrades: Available
  • Channels: 4 + 16
  • Max Memory Depth: 4 Mpts
  • Max Sample Rate: 5 GSa/s
  • Display Size: 8.5 inch
  • Waveform Update Rate: 1,000,000 wfms/s
  • ADC Bits: 8 bits
  • Special Triggers: edge, pulse width, video, protocol decodes, zone touch, edge then edge, pattern, runt pulse, rise/fall time, Nth edge burst, setup and hold
  • Operating System: Embedded


About Keysight InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series Oscilloscopes

The 3000T X-Series takes everything that was revolutionary about the A model and adds a capacitive touch screen, a user interface designed for touch, and the exclusive Zone touch trigger, all combined with an industry-leading uncompromised update rate of 1 million wfm/s to give you the confidence that you're seeing all of your signal detail, and the ability to discover any issues. And the addition of new analysis capabilities help you solve your hardest problems quickly. The 3000T X-Series once again redefines what you can expect in a general purpose oscilloscope by providing all of the performance and capability you need to get to measurement insights faster.


Additional Features

  • 8.5-inch capacitive touch screen
  • Designed for touch interface
  • Exclusive InfiniiScan Zone touch trigger
  • Wide range of serial decodes
  • 6-in-1 instrument integration
  • Analogue, digital, and frequency domain correlation with the gated FFT
  • 3-year standard calibration cycle



  • MSOX3034T -  MSO / MDO Oscilloscope
  • One N2843A 500MHz Passive Probe Per Channel (10:1)
  • N2756A 16 digital channel MSO cable
  • Certificate of Calibration
  • BenchVue software license (BV0004B)


Additional Information



Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: June 9 2020

Enrollment Ends: July 10 2020

RoadTesters Selected: July 17 2020 (estimated)

Product Shipped: July 31 2020

RoadTesting Begins: Aug 6 2020

Reminder/Update Email: Sept 6 2020

Submit Reviews By: Oct 6 2020

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


Terms and Conditions

InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series Oscilloscope MSOX3034  – RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series Oscilloscope MSOX3034 RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.


Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on July 10 2020

Announcement of Winner (estimated): July 17 2020

Prize:  InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series Oscilloscope MSOX3034

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners: 
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned.

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • , Does one need to submit a request for the license files in question?



  • Thanks for the opportunity!

    By the way, Keysight's EMAI Support team just sent me today license files that restores the expired features of the scope. image

  • I want to thank all the roadtesters for submitting their reviews. It's always great to see a 100% review completion.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • There are a few takeaways for me with this issue and I apologize if starting this thread creates a bit of a tangent for the scope review.


    1. The fully loaded experience is different from the limited experience and this little event gives us a chance to explore the "different versions" of the scope.


    2. The advertised "multiple instruments in one" tag is only applicable when the scope has the license for the multiple instruments. From a review perspective, the cost breakup for the license would add clarity. I would request to have keysight provide us with a standard license cost breakup at-least, so that we can do a value analysis. Me personally, I would spend a few hundred on a separate function generator rather than pay for an annual license for an integrated one. This will vary with use case. The logic analyzer and triggering options are a very different matter altogether.


    3. The license expired without warning. I had to move again so things went into a box for a few weeks and when it came out it was a different scope! My first thought was that I broke it as I was experimenting with the network connectivity and though an update or something occurred. This was disorienting hence this thread. I would appreciate keysight adding a bit of warning for license expiry. Add a timer or notice at boot indicating expiry dates etc. To be very honest, I was doubtful about the license validity from day one since they did not say "perpetual" like in the case of the RnS scope.


    4. This needs a new write-up. Even if Keysight provides us a license for all the features, I would like to take a fresh look at the scope. This would be the review of the bare-bones scope and if possible, this is something I would look at for every roadtest. Granted that most organizations can pay the extra money but the review is a recommendation. It says we tested something and we stand by it. If I love something I would say it. If I dislike something or if I find a bug(which we do many times), we tell the vendor to fix it. The scope here is an amazing piece of technology and frankly there are more things that I love about it than dislilke. But right now, I am not even sure what I am looking at.


    5. Missing part of the review is "how does the licensing work?" Do you need to send it to keysight or can it be done over the internet?(Later I know, but what does it look like?)


    Thanks again everyone for the feedback and happy holidays.



  • I was not planning to do any changes yet. As I said before, I also prefer to hear Keysight's opinion first. image




  • Attila,


    Don't make any changes yet. I contacted Keysight today. I am sure we can resolve this issue. Thnks for emailing and making me aware.


  • To all roadtesters...


    I am now aware of the issues with the licenses. I talked to Keysight today. I hope to resolve the issue soon.


  • I agree with   that it's very hard to see how anyone benefits from Road Test  equipment being shipped with short term licenses, but the Road Test proposition certainly doesn't preclude that.


    The issue does serve as a good reminder to all, that current scopes and some other test gear depends very heavily on software for functionality and that different manufacturers have very different business models.

    I think it's fair to say that some of those models are not as transparent as they should be - glossy leaflets frequently don't clearly differentiate between base and extra cost features.


    All the big scope manufacturers offer paid for additional functions with pretty steep official list prices and they all do offers from time to time, sometimes halving the price of a fully loaded instrument.

    You need to make up your own mind (and pick your time) when buying.


    I'd agree with   that not much negotiation happens in the sub £10k (or even sub £20k) bracket for scopes bought one at a time.


    One of the things I liked about the Picoscope I Road Tested recently is that the base software includes everything.


    On the other hand, it would be odd if some of the high end LeCroy, Keysight or Tek scopes did that, because the add on offerings cover a vast range and I can't imagine that anyone would ever want them all.

    If they bundle everything then there is very little incentive to put development effort into a feature that only 5% of customers would ever use.


    Part of the value of the Road Test is that these differences are discussed.



  • Scopes are complex instruments and the market for scopes is a complex one with lots of manufacturers vying for customers. Marketing strategies and performance features abound, including software released features and buyers and suppliers will haggle over the costs.

    Road testers are not buyers and road tests are just a part of marketing strategy (that I love).  Road tests bring value to the road tester and to the potential buyer and thus to the manufacturer. Ideally, everybody wins.

    When applying for a road test the potential tester needs to decide if the value they receive is worth the effort they will expend. Of course they need to understand exactly what it is they will be road testing and I'm sure there is always an effort made to describe what is on offer, but sometimes there may be some omissions,  errors or misunderstanding.

    (I once did a road test where the "free" compiler was crippled so badly it couldn't compile the demo software for the module)

    If we perform a road test from the point of view of a starving student hobbyist, this scope, even in its minimum configuration has just about the most capability of any road test instrument ever sponsored on this site. I don't see how it could possibly be interpreted as inferior value as a free instrument for a hobbyist.

    If we write the road test from the perspective of a potential buyer, this scope represents a modern and very capable and competitive entry in its intended market segment. In that segment, there are important factors, like how well does it integrate into the workflow with other Keysight instruments. The cost of the scope may be minor compared to the productivity gains it makes possible. This scope will sell because it represents good value in its intended market segment.

    As road testers, we still need to understand the value we receive and the value we add in return. If we value the opportunity to participate in road test programs, we should try to demonstrate that the road test marketing initiative is worth sponsoring.

    Okay, I am really uncomfortable standing on this soap box, I am stepping down...

  • I've been in a similar situation with a few tests.


    I've reviewed a great Renesas microcontroller. But the compiler license expired, so I can't use it in a reasonable way in new articles.


    I've reviewed AVNET's SmartEdge gateway. It comes with a demo of AVNET's IoTCloud solution. But with a 30 day license. By the time you understand the mechanisms you are stuck.

    I can still use that one in articles because it has some interesting hardware. But I was never able to show my cloud dashboard with custom metrics because of the 30 days.

    I don't understand the reasoning. No one wins at that point.