MSOs tout enhanced mixed signal performance, probing capability to 33 GHz
Tektronix, Inc introduced the new MSO/DPO70000DX Series of performance oscilloscopes that feature models with 23-GHz, 25-GHz, and 33-GHz bandwidth and enhanced tools for debugging digital and analog circuits. The new MSO70000DX instruments provide 80 picosecond timing resolution on its 16 digital channels. This enables engineers to get accurate feedback on logic or protocol performance for serial buses like USB, I2C, and SPI in real-time while performing analog validation of high speed DDR memory on the four high-bandwidth channels. The new models offer customers a variety of upgrade options to preserve investments as needs change including bandwidth upgrades, product conversions and trade-up programs. The MSO models include iCapture simultaneous digital-analog acquisition capability, unique to Tektronix performance MSOs and logic analyzers. This feature allows the engineer to easily and quickly verify the analog characteristics of any of the 16 signals connected to the MSO70000DX series' digital channels without changing probes or connections. Both the MSO and DPO models in the new series feature a wide dynamic range of 600 mV/div (6 V full scale) at maximum voltage setting, five times more than the 70000D series. Record length is now four times as long at 1 Gsamples/channel on two channels. Processor speed has also been improved which enables faster decode on longer records. In addition, the instruments support a more than 300,000 wfms/s acquisition rate.
Tektronix, Inc., www.tektronix.com