Start Date: 1/20/13 06:00 PM
End Date: 2/11/13 06:00 PM
by  Instructorman  on Mar 12, 2013
Hello Element 14 community members! The instrument I am reviewing in this Road Test is a Tektronix MDO4104-3, a mixed domain (time and frequency) oscilloscope with four 1 GHz analogue channels, 16 digital channels and one 3 GHz RF channel. Tektronix offers oscilloscopes in three ranges, basic, bench, and performance with a variety of bandwidths, input channels, screen sizes and features. The MDO4000 series is in the bench range and is packed with several powerful and useful features not found in entry level or basic oscilloscopes. To clarify, the instrument I received for this Road Test is an MDO4104-3. The instrument described on the Road Test web site is an MDO4014-3. The difference is in the analogue bandwidth: the 4104-3 has a 1 GHz bandwidth and the 4014-3 has a 100 MHz...
by  aemarconnet  on Mar 17, 2013
Here is the first portion of my review. I will be putting together another update with more contect, this was just some initial thoughts Part 2 - a more details
by  ScottHarris  on Apr 8, 2013
Here’s the first portion of my review: Some initial thoughts and a video demonstrating the mixed domain capabilities of the scope combined with the I2C serial bus decode option. I’l be posting more videos and a more detailed review. I received the oscilloscope on a Friday afternoon, unpacked it, and took it to the lab. It was not long before I realized that Element14 had sent me the MDO4104-3 (1 GHz analog bandwidth), not the MDO4014-3 (100 MHz bandwidth) that I was expecting. I contacted Element14 on Monday morning and I was informed that I had received the correct model. As a result, I'll be reviewing the MDO4104-3 model. Figure 1. The contents of the box. Figure 2. A clsoe up of the accesories and probes. The oscilloscope comes with a nice complement of accessories: