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  • Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Datasheet
    KickStart Software simplifies what you need to know about your instrument so that in just minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device.  KickStart Software enables quick test setup and data visualization when …
    1KW-60965-4
    Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes
    Customizable and fully upgradeable 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope with synchronized insights into analog, digital, and RF signals
    48W-60277-9
    MDO4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes (Replaced by MDO4000B)
    Replaced by the MDO4000B -- Introducing the world’s first and only oscilloscope with a built-in spectrum analyzer. For the first time ever, you can capture time-correlated analog, digital, and RF signals for a complete system view of your device. See …
    48W-26875-4
  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    Working Remotely with Tektronix Oscilloscopes
    Most modern Tektronix oscilloscopes support one or more ways of working remotely.  These methods include simple file-sharing and offline analysis, control using PC software, custom programming in Python or other languages, and remote access over a …
    Technical Brief
    Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
    Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.
    Selection Guide
    MDO4000 Series vs. Regular Oscilloscope FFTs
    Examine the MDO4000 Series vs a regular oscilloscope FFTs.
    Competitive
    Measuring Wireless Power Charging Systems for Portable Electronics
    This application note shows methods for testing a Qi wireless charging system.  The device under test uses the Qi interface standard, developed by the Wireless Power Consortium. The application note explains how to use a mixed domain oscilloscope …
    Application Note
    Replicating Real World Signals with an Arbitrary/Function Generator
    Learn how to simulate sensor and bus signals on an arbitrary waveform generator.  Find out how to capture signals using an oscilloscope, edit them using PC software, and play them back on an arbitrary/function generator.
    Application Note
    MDO How it Works
    Look inside a Mixed Domain Oscilloscope to see how it acheives its spectrum analyzer performance, including high dynamic range and exceptionally high capture bandwidth with dedicated hardware and algorithms.
    Technical Brief
    MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSL Spectrum Analyzer Comparison
    This fact sheet compares specifications and features of  the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSL Spectrum Analyzer
    Competitive
    MDO Signal Path Teardown Poster
    MDO4000 and MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes deliver uncompromised oscilloscope performance combined with spectrum analyzer performance on par with standalone spectrum analyzers. But how do they do it? The answer lies in Tektronix’ custom ASICs, a …
    Poster
    MDO4000C and MDO3000 Series Comparison Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet compares features and specifications of MDO4000C and MDO3000 Series mixed domain oscillscopes.
    Selection Guide
    MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSV Spectrum Analyzer Comparison
    This fact sheet compares the specifications and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSV Spectrum Analyzer
    Competitive
    MDO4000C Series vs. Rohde & Schwarz FSC Spectrum Analyzer Comparison
    This fact sheet compares specifations and features of the MDO4000 Series to the Rohde & Schwarz FSC Spectrum Analyzer
    Competitive
    Fundamentals of the MDO4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
    Today’s design engineers often must debug complex devices, with integrated analog and digital signals, serial buses, and now RF signals for wireless communication. In this application note, learn how a Mixed Domain Oscilloscope (MDO) offers time …
    Application Note
    Introduction to Video Measurements
    In this application note, we demonstrate using a MSO/DPO5000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO/MSO/DPO3000 Series Oscilloscope to make a variety of video measurements that are common in standard and high definition systems.
    Application Note
    Wave Inspector® Navigation and Search: Simplifying Waveform Analysis
    Modern digital oscilloscopes can capture massive amounts of data which must then be analyzed. Discover how the Tektronix Wave Inspector® navigation and search capability gives you the tools to extract the answers you need fast and efficiently.
    Application Note
    Keysight N9320B Spectrum Analyzer vs MDO4000C Comparison
    Side-by-side comparison on important specifications and features like correlating RF to other system signals and exceptionally wide capture bandwidth.
    Competitive
    Keysight N9322C Spectrum Analyzer vs MDO4000C Series Comparison
    Side-by-side comparison on important specifications and features like correlating RF to other system signals and exceptionally wide capture bandwidth.
    Competitive
    Keysight 4000X vs MDO4000C Competitive Comparison
    Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, waveform capture rate, digital debug with MSO, and more.
    Competitive
    Keysight N9000A CXA Spectrum Analyers vs MDO4000C Series Comparison
    Side-by-side comparison on important specifications and features like correlating RF to other system signals and exceptionally wide capture bandwidth.
    Competitive
    Secrets of MDO Performance
    Learn how:The MDO4000 Series are able to leverage oscilloscope acquisition technology to achieve spectral fidelity on par with entry level spectrum analyzers.The design techniques used in the MDO4000 Series allow them to achieve spectral fidelity far …
    Whitepaper
    SOLUTIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH
    Brochure
    Capacitance and Inductance Measurements Using an Oscilloscope and a Function Generator
    Most labs have an ample supply of DMM's for measuring DC resistance, but when it comes to measuring inductance, capacitance and impedance, it is not always easy to find an LCR meter. LCR meters operate …
    Application Note
    Testing a New Switch Mode Power Supply Design Poster
    Get a quick overview of the key measurements for verifying a new switch mode power supply (SMPS) design.  This poster shows key measurements, from verifying your prototype during initial startup, to optimizing switching loss and magnetic losses, to …
    Poster
    Accurate Measurements Matter
    MDO4000C Series measurements are taken on actual acquisition data - providing as much data to the measurement algorithms as possible. The Keysight 4000 X-Series uses the lower resolution display data, which can produce measurements that are …
    Fact Sheet
    Automotive Solutions Brochure
    The pace of change in automotive electronics has never been faster, resulting in safer, more efficient, and more connected vehicles. Technologies such as high-speed data communications, wireless communications, radar, and power supplies underpin …
    Brochure
    Tektronix MDO4000C Series Oscilloscopes
    This demonstration guide takes you through a series of step-by-step demonstrations on how the MDO4000C Series oscilloscope helps simplify the debug of mixed signal designs with its powerful functionality and integrated test instruments. This …
    How-to Guide
    Identifying Setup and Hold Violations with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
    Problems with setup and hold timing are among the most challenging to identify.  Mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) are able to capture both analog and digital representations of signals, making them well-suited for identifying digital timing problems …
    Application Note
    Oscilloscope Selection Guide
    From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …
    Selection Guide
    Wi-Fi: Overview of the 802.11 Physical Layer and Transmitter Measurements
    Wi-Fi is a technology that allows many electronic devices to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves. The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi devices as any "Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) products that are based on the …
    Primer
    4 Series MSO vs MDO4000C
    This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 4 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to those of the Tektronix MDO4000 Series Oscilloscopes.
    Fact Sheet
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis Primer
    A power supply is a component, subsystem, or system that converts electrical power from one form to another; commonly from alternating current (AC) utility power to direct current (DC) power. The proper operation of electronic devices ranging from …
    Primer
    Power Supply Measurement & Analysis with Bench Oscilloscopes
    Today’s power supplies are driving to a level of efficiency never seen before, requiring design engineers to perform specialized power measurements that are time-consuming and complex. Learn how using a Tektronix Bench Oscilloscopes provides fast …
    Application Note
    Practical EMI Troubleshooting
    After failing an EMI compliance test, where do you start? This application note gives guidance on connecting the information in your test report to a source of radiated emissions.  It provides information that applies to any spectrum analyzer -- such …
    Application Note
    Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
    Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses, such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.  Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities …
    Application Note
    How to Use a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to Test Digital Circuits
    Learn how to set up a mixed signal oscilloscope and how use it in several applications including: triggering on pulse width violations, combining analog and digital waveforms to capture crosstalk, troubleshooting setup/hold violations, and checking …
    Application Note
    How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
    Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In …
    Application Note
    Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
    Tektronix probes ensure the highest signal fidelity possible from your device-under-test to your oscilloscope. With over 100 probe choices available, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes, you can find the probe you need for …
    Product Selector Guide
    Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
    With today's rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools. Tektronix innovative test equipment reduces testing …
    Application Note
  • Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.6
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146106
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.3.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features: Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
    Application KICKSTART-2.3.0
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.2.1 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
    Application KICKSTART-2.2.1
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.5
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146105
    TEKVISA Connectivity Software - V4.2.0
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093812
    DPO2000, MSO2000, DPO3000 and DPO4000, MSO3000 and MSO4000, MDO3000 and MDO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver - V1.5
    The Tektronix MSO/DPO2000, MDO/MSO/DPO3000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver is an IVI class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI class-compliant specific driver for an …
    Driver 066133104
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.23.0022
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143422
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - Release Candidate - V3.17.0013
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143420
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.16.0014
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143419
    MDO4000C FIRMWARE RELEASE - v1.10
    MDO4000C firmware update
    Firmware 066179905
    TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE - V4.1.1
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093811
    MDO4000C FIRMWARE V1.04
    This firmware is for all MDO4000C Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066179902
    Tektronix Openchoice Desktop Application TDSPCS1 - v2.6
    The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop free application lets you capture oscilloscope screen images, waveform data, and settings from a Microsoft Windows computer. After installing the software, refer to the section “Connecting to a PC” in your …
    Utility 066093914
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.4
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146104