The MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope (MDO) SeriesMDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope (MDO) Series, a 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope from Tektronix reducing cost and maximising workspace.


The MDO3000 MDO3000 includes an integrated spectrum analyzer, arbitrary function generator, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, and digital voltmeter/counter. Completely customizable the MDO3000MDO3000 allows the user to add instruments and performance as required. Containing an integrated 4-digit digital voltmeter (DVM) and 5-digit frequency counter, any of the analog inputs can be a source for the voltmeter, using the same probes that are already attached for general oscilloscope usage. The display is both numeric and graphical and shows minimum, maximum, and average values of the measurement as well as the range of values measured over the previous five second interval.




A fast waveform capture rate of greater than 280,000 wfm/s with FastAcq facilitates the identification of infrequent problems common in digital systems: runt pulses, glitches, timing issues, and more.


Intensity grading is used to indicate how often rare transients are occurring relative to normal signal characteristics with four waveform palettes available in FastAcq acquisition mode.

The MDO3000 MDO3000 is the first oscilloscope in its class to include an integrated spectrum analyzer with a frequency range of 9 kHz up to the analog bandwidth of the instrument which can be upgraded to 3 GHz (option MDO3SA), enabling spectral analysis on most consumer wireless standards.


"As designs are becoming integrated, so too should the oscilloscopes used to test them."


Chris Godfrey, Global Product Director Test & Tools, Premier Farnell, said: “We are pleased to grow our Tektronix range with the addition of the MDO3000MDO3000.  As designs are becoming integrated, so too should the oscilloscopes used to test them.  Our drive is to support the customer from design right through to production and this product’s great range of features makes it easier for engineers to diagnose problems quickly and efficiently.”




Dave Farrell, general manager, Mainstream Oscilloscopes at Tektronix, said: “There’s a fundamental shift with regard to wireless in embedded systems. With RF technologies so established and affordable, they are becoming as accepted and widely used as serial data was a few years ago.  In addition, with digital signals increasing in speed, the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) has become a common problem requiring looking at the RF spectrum of even non-wireless systems.  Just as MSOs have replaced analog-only oscilloscopes, it follows that MDOs are the next logical evolution and are becoming the accepted mainstream industry standard.”


Key performance specifications - Technical Datasheet

  • Oscilloscope
    • 2 and 4 analog channel models
    • 1 GHz, 500 MHz, 350 MHz, 200 MHz, 100 MHz bandwidth models
    • Bandwidth is upgradable (up to 1 GHz)
    • Up to 5 GS/s sample rate
    • 10 M record length on all channels
    • >280,000 wfm/s maximum waveform capture rate
    • Standard passive voltage probes with 3.9 pF capacitive loading
    • and 1 GHz, 500 MHz, or 250 MHz analog bandwidth
  • Spectrum Analyzer
    • Frequency range
      • Standard: 9 kHz - oscilloscope bandwidth
      • Optional: 9 kHz - 3 GHz
    • Ultra-wide capture bandwidth up to 3 GHz