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TDP7000 Series TriMode Probes

TriMode™ Probe Family

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The TDP7700 Series TriMode probes provide the highest probe fidelity available for real-time oscilloscopes. In addition, with connectivity innovations such as solder down tips with the probe’s input buffer mounted only a few millimeters from the end of the tip, the TDP7700 series probes provide unmatched usability for connecting to today’s most challenging electronic designs.

Key features

  • High bandwidth for signal fidelity
    • 10 GHz TDP7710
    • 8 GHz TDP7708
    • 6 GHz TDP7706
    • 4 GHz TDP7704
  • Minimal device impact
    • Thin and flexible solder tips
    • Lightweight and flexible probe cable
    • Active buffer tip design for low probe loading
  • Easy to connect TekFlex™ Connector technology
    • Pinch-to-Open accessory connector
    • Versatile Connectivity - solder down tips, optional browser for handheld or fixtured probing, and coaxial input (SMA adapter)
    • Cross compatibility with P7700 series tip accessories
    • Full Bandwidth to 10 GHz
    • Probe cable and solder down tips operate over an extended temperature range
  • Probe and tip specific S-parameters
    • Full AC calibration of the probe and tip's signal path based upon unique s-parameter models
    • Unique DSP filters created for each probe and tip
  • FlexChannel® interface for oscilloscope/probe control and usability
    • Direct control via probe buttons or from the oscilloscope's menus
    • Automated control of probe settings via the oscilloscope
    • Automatic recognition of the probe and tip when attached to the oscilloscope

TDP7700 Series TriMode Probes

With TriMode probing one probe setup makes differential, single ended, and common mode measurements accurately. This unique capability allows you to work more effectively and efficiently, switching between differential, single ended and common mode measurements without moving the probe's connection points.

TDP7700

TekFlex connector technology

The TDP7700 Series TriMode probes use the new TekFlex connector technology that combines a high speed signal path with power and communication support for an active buffer tip in a single, easy to connect accessory connector. The TekFlex connector has a pinch-to-open design that when open requires minimal force to attach an accessory tip. When the TekFlex connector is closed, it provides a secure connection to the accessory to avoid accidental disconnections.

With the TekFlex connector, the TDP7700 series probes offer a set of active probe tips with the probe's buffer amplifier only millimeters from the input connections. The short signal path enabled with the active tips provides high fidelity and a high impedance input. It also minimizes signal loss, capacitance, and additive noise.

TDP7700
P77STFLXA solder down, flex-circuit accessory with an active buffer amplifier on its tip.

TDP7700
P77STFLXB solder down, flex-circuit accessory provides a probing solution for DDR4 and LPDDR4 electrical validation when used with Nexus XH Series Interposers.
TDP7700
P77STCABL solder down accessory with a long reach, flexible cable combined with an active buffer amplifier on the tip.

Browser accessory for handheld probing

When you need to make a quick measurement or debug a problem, the TDP7700 series browser accessory provides a simple to use option. With precision engineered tips that are easy to see and position accurately, the P77BRWSR handheld browser accessory enables hand or fixtured probing and is ideal for probing fine pitch components and differential traces with spacing as narrow as 0.2 mm (.008 in).

TDP7700
P77BRWSR handheld browser accessory enables hand or fixtured probing with adjustable tip spacing.

The browser's tips have a full range of compliance and are adjustable in spacing using a convenient thumb wheel. A headlight on the tip enhances visibility of the probe point and can be switched on and off as needed. The browser tips are constructed of high strength BeCu and super-ceramic resistors Patent pending pin technology . TheP77BRWSR handheld browser accessory enables hand or fixtured probing with signal fidelity and convenience.

TDP7700
Headlight on P77BRWSR handheld browser accessory enables hand or fixtured probing and enhances visibility of the probe point

Coaxial input (SMA) adapter

RF/coaxial connectors, such as SMA, are often found on test fixtures or on prototype board designs. Attaching a TDP7700 series probe to these on-board connectors is easy with the SMA adapter. The P77C292MM adapter allows you to connect to 2.92 mm, 3.5 mm or SMA connectors with full bandwidth and low noise. The P77C292MM adapter includes TriMode functionality enabling differential, single ended, and common mode measurements.

The termination voltage can be set manually or automatically using voltage sense circuitry in the TDP7700 probe and covers a range of ±2.5 V.

TDP7700
P77C292MM SMA/2.92mm adapter for connecting to coaxial connectors

Specifications

Specifications are guaranteed unless noted otherwise. All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Characteristic Description

Bandwidth (typical)

TDP7704

TDP7706

TDP7708

TDP7710

4 GHz

6 GHz

8 GHz

10 GHz

Operating Voltage Window, A and B inputs

±4 V (2.92 tip)

±5.25 V (active tip)

±10 V (browser tip)

Differential Input Range

±2V (2.92 tip)

±5V (active tip)

±12V (browser tip)

DC input resistance (differential)

50 Ω (P77C292MM tip)

100k Ω (active tips)

144k Ω (browser tip)

DC Accuracy ±2%
TriMode functionality

Yes

Differential only (browser tip)

Electrical characteristics

Attenuation
Solder-in tips
4x
Browser
10x
Coaxial input (SMA) adapter
0.7x/1.3x/2.7x/5x/10x
DC gain accuracy, typical
±2.0%
Output zero, typical
±4 mV
Linearity, typical
±1%
Input sense voltage accuracy, typical
Vin ±30 mV over the operating voltage range of the 2.92 mm adapter tip.
Termination voltage range, typical
± 2.5 mV.
Overload indicator range, typical
The Overload indicator is active when the probe input is current limited or when an input overvoltage condition is detected.
CMRR/DMRR, typical
Frequency rangeMin. CMRR/DMRR
≤ 50 MHz34 dB
> 50 MHz, ≤ 800 MHz24 dB
> 800 MHz, ≤ 4 GHz14 dB
> 4 GHz, ≤ 10 GHz10 dB
Time delay, typical

5.05 ns ± 0.1 ns

Small signal rise time, typical
Probe 10% - 90% Rise time 20% - 80% Rise Time
TDP7710<45 ps<32 ps
TDP7708<55 ps<38 ps
TDP7706 <65 ps <46 ps
TDP7704 <100 ps <72 ps
Small signal frequency response, typical
Probe Frequency response
TDP7710≥10 GHz
TDP7708 ≥8 GHz
TDP7706 ≥6 GHz
TDP7704 ≥4 GHz
System noise, 10 mvV/div, probe with P77STCABL tip
System Noise
ProbeA, B modeC modeD mode
TDP7710<4.65 mV RMS<4.65 mV RMS<4.65 mV RMS
TDP7708<4.65 mV RMS<4.65 mV RMS<4.65 mV RMS
TDP7706<4.1 mV RMS<4.1 mV RMS<4.1 mV RMS
TDP7704<4.1 mV RMS<4.1 mV RMS<4.1 mV RMS
System Noise, typical
ProbeA, B modeC modeD mode
TDP7710<3.6 mV RMS<2.8 mV RMS<3.9 mV RMS
TDP7708<3.3 mV RMS<2.6 mV RMS<3.8 mV RMS
TDP7706<3.0 mV RMS<2.5 mV RMS<3.7 mV RMS
TDP7704<2.7 mV RMS< 2.3 mV RMS<3.2 mV RMS
DC input resistance, typical
Tips/Adapters Differential
P77C292MM

100 Ω

P77STFLXA, P77STCABL

100 kΩ

P77BRWSR

144 kΩ ± 20%

Low frequency input capacitance (differential, typical)
Solder-in tips
0.4 pF
Browser

0.23 pF @ 50 mil spacing

0.22 pF @ 200 mil spacing

Operating voltage window, typical
Solder-in tips
±5.25 V
Browser
±10 V
SMA adapter
±4 V
DC gain accuracy, typical
±2.0%
Offset voltage range, typical
Solder-in tips
-4 V to +4 V
Browser
-10 V to +10 V
SMA adapter
-4 V to +4 V
Non-destructive input range, typical
Solder-in tips, Browser
-15 V to +15 V
SMA adapter
-5 V to +5 V
Input slew rate, typical
≥ 30 V/ns, single-ended, both inputs
Input range, typical
Solder-in tips
Single-ended Differential
2.5 Vpp 5.0 Vpp
Browser
Single-ended Differential
6.0 Vpp 12.0 Vpp
SMA adapter
Single-ended Differential
1.2 Vpp 2.0 Vpp
SMA adapter termination voltage range
-4 V to +4 V

Impedance graphs

TDP7700
P77STCABL differential impedance
TDP7700
P77STCABL SE impedance
TDP7700
P77STFLXA differential impedance
TDP7700
PST77FLXA SE impedance
TDP7700
P77BRWSR differential impedance

Nominal characteristics

Weight
Probe cable and head
3.5 oz
Probe (comp box, cable, head)
9.6 oz
Cable length
1.21 m (4.0 feet)
Oscilloscope interface
TekVPI ®
Accessory connector
TekFlex

Environmental

Temperature range
Compensation box and browser
Operating: 0 °C to +50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)

Non-Operating: -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)

Cable and solder-in tips

Operating: -35 °C to 85 °C (-31 °F to 185 °F)

Non-Operating: -35 °C to 85 °C (-31 °F to 185 °F)

SMA adapter

Operating: -35 °C to 85 °C (-31 °F to 185 °F)

Non-Operating: -35 °C to 85 °C (-31 °F to 185 °F)

Altitude non-operating
12,000 meters
Humidity, comp box
Operating
5% to 90% relative humidity (% RH) at up to +40 °C, 5% to 55% RH above +40 °C up to +50 °C, non-condensing.
Nonoperating
5% to 90% RH (Relative Humidity) at up to +40 °C, 5% to 55% RH above +40 °C up to +60 °C, non-condensing.

Compatibility

Compatible oscilloscopes

The TDP7700 series probes are compatible with the following oscilloscopes:

MSO6 series

Ordering information

TDP7700 models

TDP7710
10 GHz TriMode probe with TekFlex connector technology
TDP7708
8 GHz TriMode probe with TekFlex connector technology
TDP7706
6 GHz TriMode probe with TekFlex connector technology
TDP7704
4 GHz TriMode probe with TekFlex connector technology

Standard accessories

All probes include the following items: Manual, Two solder-in tips, Certificate of traceable calibration, Calibration data report, One-year warranty

Service options

Opt. C3
Calibration Service 3 Years
Opt. C5
Calibration Service 5 Years
Opt. D3
Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Opt. C3)
Opt. D5
Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Opt. C5)
Opt. G3
Complete Care 3 Years (includes loaner, scheduled calibration, and more)
Opt. G5
Complete Care 5 Years (includes loaner, scheduled calibration, and more)
Opt. R3
Repair Service 3 Years (including warranty)
Opt. R3DW

Repair Service Coverage 3 Years (includes product warranty period). 3-year period starts at time of instrument purchase

Opt. R5
Repair Service 5 Years (including warranty)
Opt. R5DW

Repair Service Coverage 5 Years (includes product warranty period). 5-year period starts at time of instrument purchase

Recommended accessories

Tektronix part number Description
P77STFLXA
TDP7700
Active, solder-in tip with TekFlex connector technology, 20 GHz (5 tips/kit) Each probe ships with two of these solder-in tips as standard accessories.
P77STFLXB
TDP7700

Flex circuit based DDR4/LPDDR4 memory solder in tips. These tips use flex circuit material and provide soldered, multi-point connections. They support full TriMode measurement capabilities and full probe bandwidth, 15 GHz (5 tips/kit).

P77STCABL
TDP7700
Active, coaxial cable based, solder-in tip with TekFlex connector technology, 20 GHz
P77BRWSR
TDP7700
Browser accessory with TekFlex connector technology, 8 GHz
P77C292MM
TDP7700
SMA Coaxial adapter with TekFlex connector technology, 20 GHz
407-6019-xx
TDP7700
Probe adapter to attach the browser to the PPM203B articulated arm/positioner
020-3162-xx
TDP7700
Replacement tip for browser accessory
020-3160-xx
TDP7700
Browser pen wand
020-3161-xx
TDP7700
Browser hands-free tripod
121-1003-xx
TDP7700
Magnetic cable holder
129-1867-xx
TDP7700
Large metal cable band
129-1857-xx
TDP7700
Small metal cable band
020-3163-xx
TDP7700
Browser adapters
196-3436-xx
TDP7700
Browser ground lead
016-2111-xx
TDP7700
Color bands
017-0103-xx
TDP7700
38 AWG wire spool
020-3167-xx
TDP7700
Double-sided adhesive tape