Tektronix MDO3054 Oscilloscope

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imageToday's integrated designs need an oscilloscope that is just as integrated - such as the MDO3000 Mixed Domain OscilloscopeMDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope (MDO) Series. It is the ultimate 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope that includes an integrated spectrum analyzer, arbitrary function generator, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, and digital voltmeter/counter. The MDO3000 is completely customizable and fully upgradeable. Add the instruments and performance you need now - or later.
Key Performance Specifications
  • 2 and 4 analog channel models
  • 1 GHz, 500 MHz, 350 MHz, 200 MHz, 100 MHz bandwidth models
  • Bandwidth is upgradable (up to 1 GHz)
  • Up to 5 GS/s sample rate
  • 10 M record length on all channels
  • >280,000 wfm/s maximum waveform capture rate
  • Standard passive voltage probes with 3.9 pF capacitive loading and 1 GHz, 500 MHz, or 250 MHz analog bandwidth
Spectrum Analyzer
  • Frequency range
    • Standard: 9 kHz - oscilloscope bandwidth
    • Optional: 9 kHz - 3 GHz
  • Ultra-wide capture bandwidth up to 3 GHz
Arbitrary Function Generator (Optional)
  • 13 predefined waveform types
  • 50 MHz waveform generation
  • 128 k arbitrary generator record length
  • 250 MS/s arbitrary generator sample rate
Logic Analyzer (Optional)
  • 16 digital channels
  • 10 M record length on all channels
  • 121.2 ps timing resolution
Protocol Analyzer (Optional)
  • Serial bus support for I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, USB 2.0, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, MIL-STD-1553, and Audio standards
Digital Voltmeter (Free with product registration)
  • 4-digit AC RMS, DC, and AC+DC RMS voltage measurements
  • 5-digit frequency measurements
Key Features
  • FastAcq™ high-speed waveform capture rate finds elusive signal anomalies quickly
  • Wave Inspector&#174 Controls provide easy navigation and automated search of waveform data
  • 33 automated measurements and waveform histograms for simplified waveform analysis
  • TekVPI&#174 probe interface directly supports active, differential, and current probes for automatic scaling and units
  • 9 in. (229 mm) WVGA widescreen color display
  • Small footprint and lightweight – Only 5.8 in. (147 mm) deep and 9.2 lb. (4.2 kg)
  • Spectral Analysis
    • Dedicated front-panel controls for commonly performed tasks
    • Automated peak markers identify frequency and amplitude of spectrum peaks
    • Manual markers enable non-peak measurements
    • Trace types include: Normal, Average, Max Hold, and Min Hold
    • Spectrogram display enables easy observation and insight into slowly changing RF phenomena
    • Automated measurements include: Channel Power, Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (ACPR), and Occupied Bandwidth (OBW)
  • Arbitrary Function Generation
    • Generate predefined signals to quickly simulate missing devices in designs
    • Capture signals on analog or digital inputs, transfer to the arbitrary edit memory, and replicate out from the AFG
    • Add noise to any signal to easily perform margin testing
  • Mixed signal design and analysis
    • Automated triggering, decode, and search on parallel buses
    • Multichannel setup and hold triggering
    • MagniVu™ high-speed acquisition provides 121.2 ps fine timing resolution on digital channels
  • Protocol Analysis
    • Trigger, decode and automatically search on packet-level content on most common embedded design serial bus standards.
    • Export protocol decode tables for use in documenting results
  • Digital Voltmeter and Frequency Counter
    • Quickly validate voltage or frequency measurements at a glance
    • Graphical readout provides information on stability of the measurement
  • Fully upgradeable
    • Add functionality, increase bandwidth or spectrum analyzer frequency range over time as your needs change or budget allows
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Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.
Comment List
  • After some kerfuffle with UPS and local customs, I have just received the review unit. It arrived in a fantastically large box.

  • tomaskek, the terms state that you have two months within receipt of the product, so I'd say you still have 8 weeks to produce your review.

  • Let me be the first to say thank you for the update image it is much appreciated and looking forward to your review.



  • Finally, oscilloscope is on my table. Shipping box was huge, i mean, really huge, like 1x1x0.7m.

    I want to say thank you Tektronix for selecting my application for MDO3054 roadtest, as well as Christian DeFeo for answering constant questions about shipping status.

    Roadtest review should be ready within 2-3 weeks from now, sorry, i can't do faster, lot of work.

  • Yes I've been tracking my unit as well - it arrived in the country a few days ago, just waiting for customs to do their thing.

  • Finally, review unit is in customs, it would be great too get it this week image

  • I'm not heard any further news either, but I'm sure things are happening as fast as they can. I understand your enthusiasm.

  • More than one week passed, but no news. Any update on shipping date ?

  • If you look at past Road Tests you will notice a pattern... Anyways about using all the time you have to write a single review, as Peter pointed out to me on a previous road test its better to write as you go or to write more than one piece. What I was really talking about was that there were no updates here in the comments. We usually see comments thanking E14 for winning, then a big YIPPY!! when they receive the item etc. something that lets the community know that they have not bailed as so many others have.


    Any ways no hard feelings we are all just wondering what this thing can really do.



  • Wow Kas, talk about assuming the worst in people......  Most of us here also have full time jobs (that usually includes, but also involves other responsibilities besides playing with test equipment) and writing a review worth your time reading takes a lot of time invested both to test/evaluate the equipment, document, and write a decent review.   I could put this thing on a desk and start hooking it up to demo boards and showing every feature, but that would make my review no better than a sell sheet or a manufacturer's rep coming in to demo it.  Not all level 1/2 Roadtesters are going to rush a 1 hour written review shortly after unboxing solely for the purpose of fulfilling an obligation and obtaining free stuff.  I would rather take *ALL* the time I am allotted to become an EXPERT on this product and learn all I can about what went into it, and where it can be improved before writing a review.  Is there anything specific about this product you are interested in or would like to see reviewed??? -Brian