Oscilloscope Combines Scope and Spectrum Analyzer Functionality In a Single Instrument
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 7:02am
Tektronix introduced what it asserts is the first mixed domain oscilloscope (MDO) that delivers the functionality of an oscilloscope and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. The MDO4000 Series gives engineers the ability to capture time-correlated analog, digital and RF signals for a complete system view to rapidly solve complicated design issues, saving days or even weeks of debug time. The instrument allows users to capture time-correlated analog, digital and RF signals across four analog, 16 digital and one RF channel. The RF input frequency range extends to 6 GHz and provides a capture bandwidth of greater than or equal to 1 GHz at all center frequencies. Users can also see up to four decoded serial and/or parallel buses at one time on the same display, so they can make accurate timing measurements to understand delays and latencies between command/control events in their design and changes in the RF spectrum. The MDO4000 also allows designers to see the RF spectrum of a signal at any point in time within a long acquisition to see how the spectrum changes over time or with device state.