MCA3000

Offering up to 40 GHz measurements, the Tektronix MCA3000 Microwave Analyzer Series packs many different functions into one feature-rich instrument. The integrated power meter and two additional timer/counter channels offer you even more test functionality than other microwave analyzers on the market. With unprecedented resolution, you can capture very small frequency and time changes. And with the industry's most comprehensive analysis modes, including measurement statistics, histograms, and trend plots, you have the tools you need to quickly and accurately analyze your signal.

Base Price
US $11,200 - US $16,500
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Features

Benefits

12 digit/s frequency resolution See small changes in frequency with industry-leading frequency resolution.
100 ps time resolution Accurately capture signal details with industry-leading single-shot time resolution.
Multi-parameter display Read critical auxiliary measurement values displayed with your main frequency, time, or phase measurement to quickly asses your device's performance.
Trend Plot mode Plot measurement trends and graphically identify the extent of drift and intermittent events.
Histogram mode Discover stability or noise problems by viewing results as a histogram.
Statistics mode View multiple statistical values such as average, min, max, standard and Allan deviation to see how your signal is changing.
Integrated power meter Measure frequency and power with a single connection, enabling you to analyze variations in signal power with 0.01 dBm resolution @ 100 ms acquisition time.
Optional TimeView™ software Transform your timer/counter into a modulation domain analyzer and see frequency changes over time to truly characterize your device's performance.
USB and GPIB ports Easily connect to a personal computer for further analysis or into an ATE system with the back-panel USB and GPIB ports; an emulation mode for legacy timer/counters further simplifies integrating into an existing ATE system.
PC Connectivity Control your timer/counter, log data, and simply transfer and document your results with the included copy of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress software.

 

Model Max Frequency Time Resolution Frequency Resolution List Price
MCA3027 27 GHz 100 ps 12 digit US $11,200
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MCA3040 40 GHz 100 ps 12 digit US $16,500
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Model Max Frequency Time Resolution Frequency Resolution List Price
MCA3027 27 GHz 100 ps 12 digit US $11,200
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MCA3040 40 GHz 100 ps 12 digit US $16,500
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Instrument Options
HS High stability OCXO timebase, 5 X10-8
US Ultra high stability OCXO timebase, 1.5 X-8

 

Data Sheet Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote
Datasheet HCTEK4321
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Hard Carrying Case
Datasheet RMU2U
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Rackmount Kit
Datasheet Datasheet Accessory
HCTEK4321 Hard Carrying Case
RMU2U Rackmount Kit
Measurement Statistics, Histograms and Trend Plot Analysis Modes
Being able to observe signal integrity, jitter or even drift issues in frequency measurements is a critical component of testing. In this 6-page application note, learn how the integrated Statistics, Histogram and Trend Plot modes in Tektronix FCA …

Literature Number: 3CW-25567-0
Fact Sheet
Can my oscilloscope operate on 400Hz power?
Most scopes have a wide range of operating voltages and frequencies, a full list can be found in the user manual of your specific oscilloscope. If you're having trouble finding your answer or can't find the manual, please call our Technical Support …
Faq Id63266
What is TekVISA and how can I use it to communicate with and control my instrument?
VISA is an acronym that stands for Virtual Instrument Software Architecture. In a nutshell, VISA handles the communications between your computer’s OS and the instrument.  You may be familiar with TekVISA, which is Tektronix’s own brand of VISA …
Faq Id69176
How do I use TekVISA to send commands to my instrument?
TekVISA Download Link:TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE In order to communicate with and control the scope, you can use OpenChoice Talker-Listener. Back on the Application and Utilities panel, click on OpenChoice Talker Listener and click Start …
Faq Id69181
How do I download and install the 30-day trial version of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition?
Note: NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition is no longer offered by Tektronix. This FAQ is "historical only".National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition is a measurement automation tool that allows SignalExpress to control a Tektronix …
Faq Id66221
How do I set up a I2C Bus Decode?
The procedure to set up a I2C bus decode and trigger is simple once you understand the basics. First you have to have the correct module or scope option. Second make sure your signal is on screen and taking up as much of the DAC as possible with good …
Faq Id64756
How do I use the programmer manual for my instrument?
TekVISA Download Link: TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE Hello and welcome to Tektronix, today I’m presenting the last part in the 3-part series on using TekVISA. I’ll be giving a basic overview of programmer manuals and how to use them to find the …
Faq Id69186
MCA3000 Microwave Counter Analyzer Power Meter, Datasheet

Literature Number: 3CW-25557-5
Datasheet
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer

This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.


Part Number: 077049504
Performance Verification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzers, Microwave Counter/Analyzers

This manual describes the installation and basic operations of the FCA3000/FCA3100/MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer instruments, in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.


Part Number: 071278703
Primary User
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzers, Microwave Counter/Analyzers

Revision A: This manual describes the installation and basic operations of the FCA3000/FCA3100/MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer instruments, in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.


Part Number: 071278702
Primary User
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzers, Microwave Counter/Analyzers

Revision A: This manual describes the installation and basic operations of the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments. This manual is written in English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.


Part Number: 071278701
User
FCA3000, FCA3100, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzers Declassification and Security Instructions

This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part Number: 077049601
Declassification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer

This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.


Part Number: 077049503
Performance Verification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer

This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.


Part Number: 077049502
Performance Verification
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series, DMM4000 Series, PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series, AFG2021
Rackmount Kit RMU2U Instructions

This document contains instructions for mounting a bench instrument onto the RMU2U rackmount tray, for installation in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Supported instruments include PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series Power Supplies, FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer, MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzers, DMM4000 Series Digital Multimeters, and the AFG2021 Arbitrary/Function Generator.
Part Number: 075101802
Field Install Instructions
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer

This manual lists the specifications and provides a detailed performance procedure for the FCA3000/FCA3100 Series Counter/Timer/Analyzer and the MCA3000 Series Microwave Counter/Analyzer instruments.


Part Number: 077049501
Performance Verification
FCA3000, FCA3100, MCA3000, DMM4000, PWS2000, and PWS4000 Series
RMU2U Rackmount Kit Installation Manual

This document contains instructions for mounting a supported bench instrument onto the RMU2U rackmount tray, for installation in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Supported instruments include PWS2000 and PWS4000 Series Power Supplies, FCA3000 and MCA3000 Series Frequency Counter/Analyzers, and DMM4000 Series
Part Number: 075101800
Field Install Instructions
Tektronix Bench Instruments
PC Connectivity Installation Manual

This document describes how to install software, drivers, and files to use LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition software to remotely acquire data and measurements from supported Tektronix Bench Instruments.
Part Number: 077052700
Field Install Instructions
FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzers User Manual

This manual provides information on the FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series measurement functions.
Part Number: 077049301
Primary User
TimeView
Modulation Domain Analyzer Software User Manual

This document describes the TimeView Modulation Domain Analyzer Software user interface and functions, as well as how to connect the application to a Tektronix FCA3000, FCA3100, or MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzer.
Part Number: 077051300
User
TimeView
Modulation Domain Analyzer Software Installation Manual

This document describes how to intall the TimeView Modulation Domain Analyzer Software. TimeView lets you take remote measurements and analyze the results for FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers.
Part Number: 071282100
Field Install Instructions
FCA3000, FCA3100, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzers Connectivity Installation Instructions

The FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Connectivity installation manual explains how to install cables and drivers, and how to set up connectivity software, to use the instrument with NI LabVIEW SignalExpress LE.
Part Number: 077049700
Field Install Instructions
FCA3000 and FCA3100 Series, MCA3000 Series
Timer/Counter/Analyzer, Microwave Counter/Analyzer Programmer Manual

This document describes the programming commands for the FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Timer/Counter/Analyzers.
Part Number: 077049400
Programmer
Compatibility Mode For FCA3000, FCA3100 and MCA3000 Series How-to Guide
This How-to Guide describes how to make a seamless drop-in replacement when using the unique "compatibility mode" of the FCA/MCA Series.

Literature Number: 3CW-25566-1
How-to Guide
Firmware Update Loader and FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 Series Firmware V1.28
This is a zip-file that includes a loader and firmware for the FCA3000, FCA3003, FCA3020, FCA3100, FCA3103, FCA3120, MCA3027, MCA3040 frequency counter/timer/analyzers.

Part Number: 066122900
Firmware
LabVIEW SignalExpress Step for FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 V1.1.0
This SignalExpress Step provides the capability to connect, control, acquire and log the data from the FCA3000, FCA3100, and MCA3000 series instruments from the Signal Express Environment. The step has the ability to capture, transfer and save …

Part Number: 066123201
Application
TimeView Modulation Domain Analysis Software, 30-day trial V2.1.21
The TimeView Modulation Domain Analysis Software is used to analyze dynamic signal variation of frequency versus time. This is a 30-day trial version of TVA3000 which is available for sale. This software offers advanced statistical analysis including …

Part Number: 063431800
Demo