Tektronix 4000 Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes
The MSO4000 Series is a part of the 4000 Series family along with the DPO4000 Series.
The MSO4000 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes (MSOs) provide all the features and benefits of the DPO4000 ( The DPO4000 Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPOs) are the first oscilloscopes to offer usable deep memory on all channels, excellent performance, serial trigger and analysis options and all in the most compact form factor in their class. ) But the MSO4000 Series add 16 integrated digital channels, which enable you to visualize and correlate analog and digital signals on a single instrument. This integration extends triggering functionality across all 20 channels providing pattern and state triggering ideal for debugging mixed analog and digital designs.
MagniVu™The main digital acquisition mode on the MSO4000 Series will capture up to 10 M points at 500 MS/s (2 ns resolution). In addition to the main record, the MSO4000 provides an ultra high resolution mode called MagniVu which acquires 10,000 points at up to 16.5 GS/s (60.6 ps resolution). Both main and MagniVu waveforms are acquired on every trigger and can be switched between at any time, running or stopped. MagniVu provides close to ten times finer timing resolution than any other MSO on the market, instilling confidence when making critical timing measurements on digital waveforms.
The Power to Solve Problems Quickly - The Performance and Feature Set You Expect The 4000 Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPO) deliver the performance you need to visualize even your most demanding signals. Bandwidths range from 350 MHz to 1 GHz, and with all models offering a minimum of 5x over-sampling on all channels and sin(x)/x interpolation standard, you can be confident that even the fastest transient events will be captured and displayed accurately. The standard 10 M record length on all channels enables you to capture long windows of signal activity while maintaining fine timing resolution. The 4000 Series offers a variety of analytical solutions including cursors, 25 automatic measurements, statistics and waveform math. Despite a tiny footprint (only 5.4 in. deep) and light weight (11 lbs.), the 4000 Series offers exceptional performance, a large 10.4 in. XGA display and knob-per-channel vertical controls.
Mixed Signal Design and Analysis in the MSO4000 Series
As an embedded design engineer, you are faced with the challenge of ever increasing system complexity. A typical embedded design may incorporate various analog signals, high- and lowspeed serial digital communication and microprocessor buses, just to name a few. Serial protocols such as I2C and SPI are used frequently for chip-to-chip communication, but parallel buses are still used in many applications. Microprocessors, FPGAs, Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) are all examples of ICs that present unique measurement challenges in today's embedded designs. The MSO4000 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes offer the addition of 16 digital channels. These channels are tightly integrated into the oscilloscope,s user interface, simplifying operation and making it possible to solve mixed signal issues more easily.
Easy to Set Up and Use
The 4000 Series has a clean front panel with familiar knobs and a large 10.4 in. XGA display - all in a package that is only 5.4 in. deep and weighs only 11 lbs. With USB plug-and-play operation and PC connectivity, acquiring data and measurements from the instrument is as simple as connecting a USB cable from the oscilloscope to the PC. Provided applications include National Instruments SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition, OpenChoice® Desktop and Microsoft Excel and Word toolbars, enabling fast and easy direct communication with your Windows PC. USB and CompactFlash ports on the front panel enable simple transfer of screenshots, instrument settings and waveform data in the palm of your hand. When it comes to mixed signal design and debug, you want your instrument to be intuitive so you can start solving problems quickly. The MSO4000 Series drives like an oscilloscope, the tool you already know how to use. You do not have to relearn how to use the instrument every time you turn it on.
Wave Inspector Navigation
Imagine trying to efficiently use the internet if search engines didn't exist, web browser features such as favorites didn't exist or ISPs weren't around. Now you know how most modern oscilloscope users feel when trying to actually use the long record length in their digital oscilloscope. The longer the record length, the longer the time window you can capture with high resolution (high sample rate). Megapoint record lengths represent thousands of screens worth of signal activity. Tools for effectively and efficiently viewing, navigating and analyzing long record length acquisitions have been sorely neglected until now.
The 4000 Series redefines expectations for working with long record lengths with these innovative Wave Inspector controls:
Search Marks - A robust waveform search feature allows you to search through your long acquisition based on user-defined criteria. All occurrences of the event are highlighted with search marks and are easily navigated to, using the front panel Previous and Next buttons. Search types include edge, pulse width, runt, logic, setup and hold, rise/fall time and I2C, SPI and CAN packet content.
Play/Pause - A dedicated play/pause button scrolls the waveform automatically while you look for anomalies or an event of interest. Playback speed and direction are controlled using the intuitive pan knob.
User Marks - See something interesting on your waveform? Press the Set Mark button on the front panel to leave one or more "bookmarks" on the waveform. Navigating between marks is as simple as pressing the Previous and Next buttons on the front panel.
Zoom/Pan - A dedicated, two-tier knob provides intuitive control of both zooming and panning. The inner knob adjusts zoom factor or scale. The outer knob pans the zoom box across the waveform. The farther you turn the outer knob, the faster the zoom box moves. No longer do you need to navigate through multiple menus to adjust your zoom view.
Serial Triggering and Analysis
The 4000 Series addresses represents the ultimate tool for engineers working with low-speed serial buses such as I2C, SPI, RS-232 and CAN.
- Bus Display - Provides a higher level combined view of the individual signals that make up your bus, making it easy to identify where packets begin and end and identifying sub-packet components including address, data, identifier, and CRC.
- Serial Triggering - Tektronix oscilloscopes from TestEquitySerial Triggering. Trigger on packet content such as start of packet, specific addresses, specific data content, and unique identifiers on popular low-speed serial interfaces.
- Bus Decoding - Tired of having to visually inspect the waveform to count clocks, determine if each bit is a 1 or a 0, combine bits into bytes and determine the hex value? Let the oscilloscope do it for you! Once you've set up a bus, the oscilloscope will decode each packet on the bus, and display the value in either hex or binary in the bus waveform.
- Packet Decode Table - In addition to seeing decoded packet data on the bus waveform itself, you can view all captured packets in a tabular view much like you would see on a logic analyzer. Packets are listed consecutively with columns for each component.
- Search - Serial triggering is very useful for isolating the event of interest. With the DPO4000 Series, you can search through the acquired data for user-defined criteria including serial packet content. Each occurrence is highlighted by a search mark. Rapid navigation between marks is as simple as pressing the Prev and Next buttons on the front panel.
- DPO4AUTO - Automotive Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet level information on CAN bus as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information.
- DPO4EMBD - Embedded Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet level information on I2C and SPI buses as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information. SPI is available on four-channel models only.
- DPO4COMP - Computer Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on packet level information on RS-232 buses as well as analytical tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information.
- DPO4VID - Provides the industry's most complete suite of HDTV and custom (non-standard) video triggers.
Unprecedented USB Connectivity
The 4000 Series delivers an unprecedented new level of USB plug n play operation and PC connectivity. Acquiring data and measurements from the instrument is as simple as connecting a USB cable from the oscilloscope to the PC. Provided applications include National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, OpenChoice® Desktop, and Microsoft Excel and Word toolbars enabling fast and easy direct communication with your Windows PC. USB and CompactFlash ports on the front panel enable simple transfer of screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform data in the palm of your hand.
Video Design and Development Applications
Many video engineers have remained loyal to analog oscilloscopes, believing the intensity gradations on an analog display are the only way to see certain video waveform details. The DPO4000 Series fast waveform capture rate, coupled with its intensity-graded view of the signal, provides the same information-rich display as an analog oscilloscope, but with much more detail and all the benefits of digital scopes.
Standard features such as IRE and mV graticules, holdoff by fields, video polarity, and an Autoset smart enough to detect video signals, make the DPO4000 Series the easiest to use oscilloscope on the market for video applications. And with up to 1 GHz bandwidth and four analog inputs, the DPO4000 Series provides ample performance for analog and digital video use.
Finally, the DPO4000 Series video functionality is further extended with the optional DPO4VID video application module. DPO4VID provides the industry's most complete suite of HDTV and custom (non-standard) video triggers.
The P6516 MSO Probe - This unique probe design offers two eight-channel pods. Each channel ends with a new probe tip design that includes a recessed ground for simplified connection to the device-under-test. This sleek new probe simplifies the process of connecting to the device-under-test. The coax on the first channel of each pod is colored blue making it easy to identify. The common ground uses an automotive style connector making it easy to create custom grounds for connecting to the device-under-test. When connecting to square pins, the P6516 has an adapter that attaches to the probe head extending the probe ground flush with the probe tip so you can attach to a header. The P6516 offers outstanding electrical characteristics applying only 3 pF of loading.
The TekVPI™ probe interface sets the standard for ease of use in probing.TekVPI probes feature status indicators and controls, as well as a probe menu button right on the comp box itself. This button brings up a probe menu on the oscilloscope display with all relevant settings and controls for the probe. The TekVPI interface utilizes a new probe power management architecture enabling direct attachment of current probes without requiring a separate, bulky power supply. Finally, TekVPI probes can be controlled remotely via USB, GPIB or Ethernet, enabling more versatile solutions in ATE environments.
National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition. A fully interactive measurement software environment optimized for the 4000 Series enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import and save measurement data and signals using an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any programming. Standard 4000 Series support for acquiring, controlling, viewing and exporting your live signal data is permanently available through the software. Additional signal processing, advanced analysis, mixed signal, sweeping, limit testing and user-defined step capabilities are available for a 30-day trial period. Click here for full version
OpenChoice® Desktop. Enables fast and easy communication between a Windows PC and the 4000 Series via USB or LAN. Transfer and save settings, waveforms, measurements and screen images.
IVI Driver. Provides a standard instrument programming interface for common applications such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft .NET and MATLAB.