Tektronix, Inc. has announced a series of new models, options and enhancements to its MSO/DPO4000B and MSO/DPO3000 mixed signal oscilloscope series. With these new bench oscilloscopes, the company aims to address embedded system test and debug needs at more aggressive price points.
Six new MSO/DPO4000B oscilloscope models
Tektronix is introducing six new MSO/DPO4000B oscilloscopes with 1 GHz performance. The company will offer two channel models with 20 Mpoint record lengths and two and four channel “lite” versions with 5 Mpoint record length. New “lite” or “L” models such as the DPO4102B-L drop the starting price for the series to under $10,000.
All 1 GHz oscilloscopes in the MSO/DPO4000B series include one TPP1000 1 GHz passive probe per analog channel. This general-purpose probe features extremely low 3.9 pF capacitive loading for visibility into the high-frequency signal details found in USB 2.0 and Ethernet devices. In contrast, competitive 1 GHz oscilloscopes typically come with 500 MHz probes, requiring additional investment for testing higher-speed signals.
Bandwidth upgrades for MSO/DPO3000, more serial bus support
New bandwidth upgrade products for the MSO/DPO3000 series oscilloscopes allow engineers to upgrade bandwidth (up to 500MHz) when project requirements change without purchasing a whole new instrument.
In addition to bandwidth upgrades, the MSO/DPO3000 series oscilloscopes also now provide comprehensive support for MIL-STD-1553 and FlexRay serial buses popular in the aerospace and automotive industries. Both the DPO3AERO and DPO3FLEX modules enable triggering on packet-level information as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signals, bus views, packet decoding, search tools, and packet decode tables with time-stamp information. Further broadening the range of serial bus support that includes I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, RS232/422/485/UART and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.
Availability & Pricing
The new 2-channel, 1 GHz MSO/DPO4000B oscilloscopes are available worldwide with a starting price of $9,990 US MSRP. The upgradeable MSO/DPO3000 models are also available now worldwide starting at $3,380 US MSRP.