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3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

With the largest display in class, improved low-level signal measurement accuracy and industry-leading probe performance, the 3 Series MDO sets a new standard for bench oscilloscopes. Whether you’re testing your baseband design for IoT or just for simple EMI sniffing, the 3 Series has a unique true hardware spectrum analyzer built right in with superior RF test performance and guaranteed RF specifications.
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Base Price
US $3,850 - US $4,600
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Bandwidth

Up to 1 GHz

Record length

10 Mpoints

Analog channels

2 or 4

Sample Rate

Up to 5 GS/s

 

Industry-leading Probe Performance

Probes should not be overlooked as a key element in the measurement signal path. When you buy a 3 Series MDO you get the industry’s best probes free. Featuring industry-best loading of 3.9 pF to your oscilloscope, the TPP Series probes will be your go-to probe for everyday use.

See how probes affect your measurements
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Highlights

  • TPP Series probes included standard. One per analog channel.
  • Industry-best capacitive probe loading of 3.9 pF
  • 250 MHz, 500 MHz or 1 GHz probe bandwidth depending on instrument bandwidth

Low-level signal measurement accuracy improved by as much as 40%

When you are measuring low level signals, it is critical to have a low instrument noise floor for better measurement accuracy. New front-end used in 3 series MDO can help you improve your noise measurements by as much as 40%. When you are evaluating an oscilloscope, be sure to carefully check the random noise specifications of the oscilloscope. Not all oscilloscopes are created equal, and not all oscilloscope manufacturers test and publish their random noise specifications.

See guaranteed noise specifications on Tektronix 3 Series MDO, along with many others

Lower-Noise Pre-amp - Random Noise

Specs at a glance

Input Channels

  • 2 or 4 analog
  • 16 digital1
  • 1 spectrum analyzer

Bandwidth1

  • 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, or 1 GHz

Sample Rate

  • 5 GS/s (1 GHz model), 2.5 GS (all other models) on analog channels
  • Up to 8.25 GS/s (121 ps resolution) on digital channels

Record Length

  • 10 Mpoints on all channels

Spectrum Analyzer1

  • 1 GHz standard, 3 GHz optional

Signal Generator1

  • Arbitrary, Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Triangle, DC Level, Gaussian, Lorentz, Exponential Rise/Fall, Sin(x)/x, Random Noise, Haversine, Cardiac

Digital Voltmeter2

  • 4-digit AC RMS, DC, and AC+DC RMS voltage measurements

Trigger Frequency Counter2

  • 5-digit frequency measurements

Advanced Analysis1

  • Automated Power Measurements

Protocol Support1

  • I2C, SPI
  • RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, UART
  • CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay
  • MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429
  • I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM
  • USB 2.0

Display

  • 11.6-inch (295 mm)
  • HD color (1920 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen

Weight

  • 11.7 lbs (5.3 kg)
Included probes and accessories

1 - Optional and upgradeable
2 - Free with product registration
See the built-in spectrum analyzer at work.

A built-in spectrum analyzer

Whether you’re a spectrum analyzer expert or an occasional user, you’ll be able to put the built-in spectrum analyzer right to work. Unlike other oscilloscopes that offer FFT “spectrum analysis”, the 3 Series has a true spectrum analyzer built right in.

3 Series vs. regular scope FFTs

  • 1 GHz maximum frequency comes standard in every instrument, 3 GHz is optional
  • Industry’s only true integrated spectrum analyzer hardware
  • Ultra-wide capture bandwidth up to 3 GHz

Capable. Upgradeable.

Get all the debug tools you need right away or add them when you need them.

  • Bandwidth up to 1 GHz
  • Digital channels: MSO option adds 16 digital channels
  • Spectrum Analyzer up to 3 GHz
  • DVM/Freq Counter (free with registration)
  • Arbitrary/Function Generator
  • Advanced Analysis
    • Serial bus decoding and triggering
    • Automated Power Measurements
See the capability the 3 Series MDO can bring to your bench.

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Whether you’re debugging serial buses or designing to high speed digital standards, we’ve set a new standard in scope user interface so you can get to your answers faster and easier.

Explore The Range

Model Analog Bandwidth Analog Channels Digital Channels Sample Rate Record Length Spectrum Analyzer List Price
MDO32

100 MHz - 1 GHz

2

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

1 GHz (standard)
3 GHz (optional)

US $3,850
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MDO34

100 MHz - 1 GHz

4

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

1 GHz (standard)
3 GHz (optional)

US $4,600
Configure & Quote
Model Analog Bandwidth Analog Channels Digital Channels Sample Rate Record Length Spectrum Analyzer List Price
MDO32

100 MHz - 1 GHz

2

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

1 GHz (standard)
3 GHz (optional)

US $3,850
Configure & Quote
MDO34

100 MHz - 1 GHz

4

16 (optional)

Up to 5 GS/s

10 M

1 GHz (standard)
3 GHz (optional)

US $4,600
Configure & Quote
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3 Series MDO
Tektronix
MDO3000
Keysight
3000T X-Series
LeCroy
Wavesurfer 3000Z
Rohde & Schwarz
RTM3000 Series
Bandwidth 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz 100 MHz to 1 GHz
Analog Channels 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 4 2 or 4
Digital Channels (optional) 16 16 16 16 16
Analog Sample Rate (All Channels) 2.5 GS/s or 5 GS/s 2.5 GS/s or 5 GS/s 2.5 GS/s 1 GS/s or 2 GS/s 2.5 GS/s
Standard Record Length (All Channels) 10 M 10 M 2 M 10 M 40 M
Integrated Spectrum Analyzer 1 GHz (standard)
3 GHz (optional)
Up to 3 GHz No No No
Integrated Arbitrary/Function Generator (optional) 50 MHz 50 MHz 20 MHz 25 MHz 25 MHz
Serial Bus Decode and Trigger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display 11.6-in touch
(1920 x 1080)
9-in
(800 x 480)
8.5-in touch
(800 x 480)
10.1 in touch
(1024 x 600)
10.1 in touch
(1280 x 800)
Standard Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

Embedded serial bus analysis

The 3 Series MDO helps you overcome system level challenges with automatic trigger, decode, and search options for serial buses. Options are available individually or as a cost-effective bundle.

  • I2C, SPI
  • RS-232 / 422 / 485 / UART
  • CAN/CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay
  • I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM
  • MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429
  • USB 2.0 (LS/FS/HS)

Power measurements and analysis

The 3 Series offers power test solutions to help get fast answers in today’s world of higher switching speeds and stricter noise limits.

  • Power loss measurement at switching device
  • Measurement and analysis of ripple and noise
  • Characterization of power semiconductor devices

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) troubleshooting

Not getting to the root cause of EMI failures can prevent you from shipping product. The 3 Series MDO with its built-in spectrum analyzer can help you sniff out sources of EMI fast.

Engineering education

Go beyond AC and DC theory to cover mixed signal designs with logic channels and built-in spectrum analyzer. Tek scopes have earned their reputation for reliability and are the brand of scope most often found in industry labs.

  • Reliable instruments with 3-year warranties
  • Professional instruments used widely in industry
  • Available with integrated function generator, spectrum analyzer, logic channels and serial bus decoding

Explore Tek-Recommended Collections for your Application

Get a jump start with the exact tools you need. Our experts have preselected best fit accessories for five key applications to get you problem solving faster:

Data Sheet Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote

Add Instrument Functions

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 AFG Add arbitrary function generator Request a quote
SUP3 MSO Add 16 digital channels; includes P6316 digital probe and accessories Request a quote
SUP3 SA1 Increase spectrum analyzer input frequency range to 9 kHz – 1 GHz and capture bandwidth to 1 GHz Request a quote
SUP3 SA3 Increase spectrum analyzer input frequency range to 9 kHz – 3 GHz and capture bandwidth to 3 GHz Request a quote
SUP3 DVM Add digital voltmeter / trigger frequency counter Software upgrade license key provided upon registration.

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SUP3 SEC Add enhanced instrument security to enable password protected control of turning on/off all instrument ports and instrument firmware update functionality Request a quote

Add Protocol Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 BND Application bundle (includes all serial options and power analysis) Request a quote
SUP3 SRAERO Aerospace serial triggering and analysis (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429) Request a quote
SUP3 SRAUDIO Audio serial triggering and analysis (I2S, LJ, RJ, TDM) Request a quote
SUP3 SRAUTO Automotive serial triggering and analysis (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay) Request a quote
SUP3 SRCOMP Computer serial triggering and analysis (RS-232/422/485/UART) Request a quote
SUP3 SREMBD Embedded serial triggering and analysis (I2C, SPI) Request a quote
SUP3 SRUSB2 USB 2.0 serial bus triggering and analysis (LS, FS, HS) Request a quote

Add Advanced Analysis

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 PWR Power analysis Request a quote

Upgrade Bandwidth

Upgrade Description Purchasing Details
SUP3 BWxTy2 MSO32 bandwidth upgrade from x to y, where x and y are the hundreds of MHz  
SUP3 BWxTy4 MSO34 bandwidth upgrade from x to y, where x and y are the hundreds of MHz  
Datasheet 119414600
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet

PROBE SET; RF MEASUREMENT,NEAR FIELD PROBE SET,PASSIVE,HAND HELD

Datasheet 119660900
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet

ANTENNA; RUBBER COVERED,W/BNC CONNECTOR,KD4 VHF,UNTUNED,RUBBER CAP GLUED ON

Datasheet HC3
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Hard transit case for the 3 Series MDO (includes front cover)
Datasheet P6316
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet MSO PROBE; 16 CHANNEL GENERAL PURPOSE PROBE
Datasheet RM3
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet RACKMOUNT KIT FOR 3 SERIES OSCILLOSCOPES
Datasheet SC3
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Soft carrying case for 3 Series oscilloscopes (includes front protective cover)
Datasheet TEK-DPG
Datasheet Accessory
Accessory, Deskew Pulse Generator Signal Source with TekVPI Scope Interface
Datasheet TEK-USB-488
Datasheet Accessory
USB TO IEEE488 (GPIB) COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTOR FOR USBTMC-USB488 COMPLIANT TEKTRONIX INSTRUMENTS
Datasheet TPA-BNC
Datasheet Accessory
Probe adapter from TekProbe-BNC to TekVPI
Datasheet TPA-N-PRE
Datasheet Accessory
External Preamp., TPA Connector, SMA input
Datasheet TPA-N-VPI
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Probe adapter from Type-N connector to TekVPI
Datasheet Datasheet Accessory
119414600

PROBE SET; RF MEASUREMENT,NEAR FIELD PROBE SET,PASSIVE,HAND HELD

119660900

ANTENNA; RUBBER COVERED,W/BNC CONNECTOR,KD4 VHF,UNTUNED,RUBBER CAP GLUED ON

HC3 Hard transit case for the 3 Series MDO (includes front cover)
P6316 MSO PROBE; 16 CHANNEL GENERAL PURPOSE PROBE
RM3 RACKMOUNT KIT FOR 3 SERIES OSCILLOSCOPES
SC3 Soft carrying case for 3 Series oscilloscopes (includes front protective cover)
Description Datasheet TEK-DPG Accessory, Deskew Pulse Generator Signal Source with TekVPI Scope Interface
Description Datasheet TEK-USB-488 USB TO IEEE488 (GPIB) COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTOR FOR USBTMC-USB488 COMPLIANT TEKTRONIX INSTRUMENTS
Description Datasheet TPA-BNC Probe adapter from TekProbe-BNC to TekVPI
Description Datasheet TPA-N-PRE External Preamp., TPA Connector, SMA input
TPA-N-VPI Probe adapter from Type-N connector to TekVPI