FCA3000 / 3100 Frequency Counter

FCA3000 / 3100 Frequency Counter

Offering up to 20 GHz measurements, the Tektronix FCA3000 and FCA3100 Frequency Counter Series pack many different functions into one feature-rich instrument. With unprecedented resolution, you can capture very small frequency and time changes. And with the industry's most comprehensive analysis modes, including measurement statistics, histograms, and trend plots, you have the tools you need to quickly and accurately analyze your signal.

Features

Benefits

12 digit/s frequency resolution See small changes in frequency with industry-leading frequency resolution.
Down to 50 ps time resolution Accurately capture signal details with industry-leading single-shot time resolution.
Multi-parameter display Read critical auxiliary measurement values displayed with your main frequency, time, or phase measurement to quickly asses your device's performance.
Trend Plot mode Plot measurement trends and graphically identify the extent of drift and intermittent events.
Histogram mode Discover stability or noise problems by viewing results as a histogram.
Statistics mode View multiple statistical values such as average, min, max, standard and Allan deviation to see how your signal is changing.
Optional TimeView™ software Transform your timer/counter into a modulation domain analyzer and see frequency changes over time to truly characterize your device's performance.
USB and GPIB ports Easily connect to a personal computer for further analysis or into an ATE system with the back-panel USB and GPIB ports; an emulation mode for legacy timer/counters further simplifies integrating into an existing ATE system.
PC Connectivity Control your timer/counter, log data, and simply transfer and document your results with the included copy of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress software.

 

Models

Model Max Frequency Time Resolution Frequency Resolution List Price
FCA3000 300 MHz 100 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3003 3 GHz 100 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3100 300 MHz 50 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3103 3 GHz 50 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3020 20 GHz 100 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3120 20 GHz 50 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
ModelFCA3000
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
300 MHz100 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3003
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
3 GHz100 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3100
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
300 MHz50 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3103
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
3 GHz50 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3020
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
20 GHz100 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3120
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
20 GHz50 ps12 digit
Model Max Frequency Time Resolution Frequency Resolution List Price
FCA3000 300 MHz 100 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3003 3 GHz 100 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3100 300 MHz 50 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3103 3 GHz 50 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3020 20 GHz 100 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
FCA3120 20 GHz 50 ps 12 digit Configure & Quote
ModelFCA3000
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
300 MHz100 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3003
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
3 GHz100 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3100
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
300 MHz50 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3103
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
3 GHz50 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3020
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
20 GHz100 ps12 digit
ModelFCA3120
Max FrequencyTime ResolutionFrequency Resolution
20 GHz50 ps12 digit
Instrument Options
MS Medium stability OCXO timebase, 2 X10-7
HS High stability OCXO timebase, 5 X10-8
RP Rear panel connectors

 

Data SheetSoftware Package / Software OptionDescriptionConfigure and Quote
TVA3000 TimeView Modulation Domain Analysis Software Configure & Quote
Data SheetAccessoryDescription
HCTEK4321 Hard Carrying Case
RMU2U Rackmount Kit
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.
Part number: 077049501
Performance Verification
TimeView Modulation Domain Analysis Software, 30-day trial V2.1.21

Part number: 063431800
Demo
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series, DMM4000 Series, PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series, AFG2021
This document contains instructions for mounting a bench instrument onto the RMU2U rackmount tray, for installation in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Supported instruments include PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series Power Supplies, FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series…
Part number: 075101802
Field Install Instructions
Firmware Update Loader and FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Firmware V1.28

Part number: 066122900
Firmware
LabVIEW SignalExpress Step for FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 V1.1.0

Part number: 066123201
Application
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This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part number: 077049600
Declassification
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Part number: 075101800
Field Install Instructions
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
This document describes the programming commands for the FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers.
Part number: 077049400
Programmer
TimeView
This document describes the TimeView Modulation Domain Analyzer Software user interface and functions, as well as how to connect the application to a Tektronix FCA3000, FCA3100, or MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer.
Part number: 077051300
User
TimeView
This document describes how to intall the TimeView Modulation Domain Analyzer Software. TimeView lets you take remote measurements and analyze the results for FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers.
Part number: 071282100
Field Install Instructions
Tektronix Bench Instruments
This document describes how to install software, drivers, and files to use LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition software to remotely acquire data and measurements from supported Tektronix Bench Instruments.
Part number: 077052700
Field Install Instructions
FCA3000, FCA3100, MCA3000 Series
The FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Connectivity installation manual explains how to install cables and drivers, and how to set up connectivity software, to use the instrument with NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE.
Part number: 077049700
Field Install Instructions
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This manual provides information on the FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series measurement functions.
Part number: 077049301
Primary User
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers, Microwave Counter/Analyzers
This manual describes the installation and basic operations of the FCA3000/FCA3100/MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer instruments, in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.
Part number: 071278703
Primary User
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers, Microwave Counter/Analyzers
Revision A: This manual describes the installation and basic operations of the FCA3000/FCA3100/MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer instruments, in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.
Part number: 071278702
Primary User
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Revision A: This manual describes the installation and basic operations of the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments. This manual is written in English, Japanese, and Traditional…
Part number: 071278701
User
How do I use the programmer manual for my instrument?
TekVISA Download Link: TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE Hello and welcome to Tektronix, today I’m presenting the last part in the 3-part series on using TekVISA. I’ll be giving a basic overview of programmer manuals and how to use them to find the correct…
FAQ ID: 69186 17 May 2018
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer
This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.
Part number: 077049504
Performance Verification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer
This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.
Part number: 077049503
Performance Verification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer
This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.
Part number: 077049502
Performance Verification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer
This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.
Part number: 077049501
Performance Verification
What is TekVISA and how can I use it to communicate with and control my instrument?
VISA is an acronym that stands for Virtual Instrument Software Architecture. In a nutshell, VISA handles the communications between your computer’s OS and the instrument.  You may be familiar with TekVISA, which is Tektronix’s own brand of VISA. Agilent…
FAQ ID: 69176 26 Sep 2017
FCA3000, FCA3100, MCA3000 Series
This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part number: 077049601
Declassification
TimeView Modulation Domain Analysis Software, 30-day trial V2.1.21

Part number: 063431800
Demo
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Literature number: 3CW-25566-1
How-to Guide 08 Aug 2017
How do I download and install the 30-day trial version of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition?
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FAQ ID: 66221 02 Dec 2016
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series, DMM4000 Series, PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series, AFG2021
This document contains instructions for mounting a bench instrument onto the RMU2U rackmount tray, for installation in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Supported instruments include PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series Power Supplies, FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series…
Part number: 075101802
Field Install Instructions
Firmware Update Loader and FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Firmware V1.28

Part number: 066122900
Firmware
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