MSO4000 / DPO4000

The MSO/DPO4000B Series is being replaced by the MDO4000C Series. The MDO4000C can be configured as a digital phosphor oscilloscope (DPO) or as a mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) to suit your application.
Learn more about the MDO4000C Series.

Feature-rich tools for debugging mixed signal designs.

Offering up to 1 GHz bandwidth and 5 GS/s sample rate, the MSO/DPO4000B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Series delivers the performance you need to see fast-changing signal details. With as many as 20 channels, you can analyze analog and digital signals with a single instrument. Combine that with automated serial and parallel bus analysis, innovative Wave Inspector® controls, and automated power measurements, and the MSO/DPO4000B Series provides the feature-rich tools you need to simplify and speed debug of your complex design.

Looking for the MSO4000B Series at 100 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz or 1 GHz? You will find their replacements in the MDO4000B Series. These oscilloscopes have a built-in spectrum analyzer at no additional cost. Learn more about these products today.

Features

Benefits

2 or 4 analog and 16 digital channels Analyze analog and digital signals on a single instrument for system-level troubleshooting of complex designs.
Digital phosphor display Quickly discover glitches and infrequent events with a greater than 340,000 wfm/s waveform capture rate and intensity-graded display.
Complete set of triggers Rapidly capture signal anomalies with over 125 available trigger combinations, including setup/hold, serial packet content and parallel data.
Wave Inspector® controls Easily search, mark and navigate long record lengths to find all occurrences of your event.
Automated Measurements Simplify analysis of your device with 42 automated measurements, FFT analysis, measurement statistics, waveform histograms, and advanced waveform math.
Parallel bus triggering and analysis (MSO Series) Quickly debug your parallel bus with automated trigger, decode and search. Capture fast transitions with timing resolution up to 60.6 ps.
Serial triggering and analysis (optional) Quickly debug common serial buses with automated trigger, decode and search – I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, RS-232/422/485/UART, I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM, and MIL-STD-1553.
Power analysis (optional) Achieve fast, accurate results with integrated automated power measurements.
Low-capacitance passive voltage probing Four probes with industry-best 4pF capacitive loading and up to 1 GHz bandwidth are included standard to ensure accurate measurements

 

Datasheet ACD4000B
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Soft Carrying Case
Datasheet HCTEK54
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet Hard Carrying Case
Datasheet NEX-HD2HEADER
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet NEXUS TECHNOLOGY, INC. MICTOR TO HEADER PIN ADAPTER
Datasheet RMD5000
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Description Datasheet Rackmount Kit
Datasheet TPA-BNC
Datasheet Accessory
Probe adapter from TekProbe-BNC to TekVPI
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ACD4000B Soft Carrying Case
HCTEK54 Hard Carrying Case
NEX-HD2HEADER NEXUS TECHNOLOGY, INC. MICTOR TO HEADER PIN ADAPTER
RMD5000 Rackmount Kit
Description Datasheet TPA-BNC Probe adapter from TekProbe-BNC to TekVPI
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KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.2.1 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …

Part Number: KICKSTART-2.2.1
Application
Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses, such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.  Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities …

Literature Number: 48W-19040-21
Application Note
How to Use a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to Test Digital Circuits
Learn how to set up a mixed signal oscilloscope and how use it in several applications including: triggering on pulse width violations, combining analog and digital waveforms to capture crosstalk, troubleshooting setup/hold violations, and checking …

Literature Number: 3GT-24008-4
Application Note
Capacitance and Inductance Measurements Using an Oscilloscope and a Function Generator
Most labs have an ample supply of DMM's for measuring DC resistance, but when it comes to measuring inductance, capacitance and impedance, it is not always easy to find an LCR meter. LCR meters operate …

Literature Number: 75W-28152-0
Application Note
Measuring Power Supply Switching Loss with an Oscilloscope
Losses due to dissipation in switching devices such as MOSFET's and IGBT's contribute significantly to the overall losses in switch mode power supplies.  This application note explains how to measure switching loss and conduction loss in power supply …

Literature Number: 46W-60010-3
Application Note
What is SPC?
SPC is the acronym for Signal Path Compensation. SPC's.  Running Signal Path Compensation corrects for DC inaccuracies caused by temperature variations and/or long-term drift. The benefit of running SPC is that is optimizes the oscilloscope's …
Faq Id60041
How do I mount a network drive on my MDO3000 or MDO4000C oscilloscope?
This procedure also applies to the DPO/MSO/MDO4000/4000B series oscilloscopes.  Note: This Mount a network drive will not work with a direct (peer-to-peer) connection. Must go through your local DNS server. To begin, press the “Menu” button in the …
Faq Id66201
How do I reduce noise on signals using an oscilloscope?
There are many methods to reduce many types of noise on a signal. Tektronix oscilloscopes can do this through bandwidth limiting the scope input, averaging your signal, changing the sampling method to hi-resolution mode, and more. This video …
Faq Id64706
How do I connect an SMA male output to Oscilloscopes with TekVPI BNC inputs?
Use a Tektronix part number 015-0572-XX SMA female to BNC male adapter. This adapter will plug onto the BNC on the front of the scope and connect to a SMA cable. For more questions please press the "Contact Us" button on the right of the screen.   
Faq Id63516
What probe interface does my oscilloscope have?
Oscilloscope series Probe interface CSA7000/CSA7000B TekConnect DPO2000 TekVPI DPO3000 …
Faq Id64251
How do I set up a USB bus decode?
First you must have the USB module or option key that enables USB decoding for your scope as well as proper probes. For help finding the right probe use our probe selector tool. When you go into the bus option you must select USB and then make sure …
Faq Id64726
What are the differences between the MSO4000B/DPO4000B Series and the MSO4000/DPO4000 Series?
Please see the attached PDF for the differences between the MSO4000B/DPO4000B and the MSO4000/DPO4000. For information comparing the MSO/DPO4000B to the MDO4000/B/C Series please use this FAQ >> CLICK HERE
Faq Id58621
How do I set up a RS232 bus decode?
The procedure to set up a RS232 bus decode and trigger is simple once you understand the basics. First you need to have the correct module or scope option. Second make sure your signal is on screen and taking up as much of the screen as possible with …
Faq Id64761
How do I set up an Ethernet bus decode?
Make sure your setup is prepared to decode, that you have the needed probes, scope options, test boards, etc. Once you have the options it's important to know how to use the options and probe your signal. To setup Ethernet bus decoding, turn on your …
Faq Id64731
What is the maximum bit rate a decoded SPI bus can trigger on?
Different oscilloscopes have different triggering circuitry therefor the limits of what speeds can be achieved vary by scope. Please use the following table to easily look up your scope and determine your max SPI bus trigger level.  For more …
Faq Id62256
Companies such as National Instruments and LeCroy sell USB-to-GPIB adapters. How do their adapters compare to the TEK-USB-488?
The products from National Instruments (GPIB-USB-B or GPIB-USB-HS) and LeCroy (WS-GPIB) are USB host to GPIB device adapter. These would be used for instruments that have a GPIB interface with controllers that have a USB port. The TEK-USB-488 was …
Faq Id56456
Are the DPO2AUTO+ DPO2COMP+ and DPO2EMBD Application Modules licensed to a specific MSO2000 or DPO2000 Series oscilloscope serial number? Are the DPO3AERO+ DPO3AUDIO+ DPO3AUTO+ DPO3COMP+ DPO3EMBD+ DPO3FLEX+ DPO3PWR+ and DPO3VID Application Modules licensed to a specific MSO3000 or DPO3000 Series oscilloscope serial number? Are the DPO4AERO+ DPO4AUDIO+ DPO4AUTO+ DPO4AUTOMAX+ DPO4COMP+ DPO4EMBD+ DPO4ENET+ DPO4USB+ DPO4LMT+ DPO4PWR+ MDO4TRIG+ and DPO4VID Application Modules licensed to a specific MDO4000, MSO4000 or DPO4000 Series oscilloscope serial number?
The application modules are not licensed to a specific oscilloscope serial number and can be swapped between the various models within the oscilloscope series.
Faq Id55201
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
How do I utilize the math channel feature on a DPO/MSO/MDO3000 or DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
There are three main functionalities on the Math button on this scope. They range from Dual Waveform Math, FFT (Fast Fourier Transform), and Advance Math. These three functionalities have a range of abilities and are explained in this short YouTube …
Faq Id64656
Is there a mictor adapter for the P6616 (logic probe for MSO5000B, MSO4000B, and MDO4000C + MDO4MSO) or P6516 (logic probe for the MSO4000 Series) or the P6316 (logic probe for MSO2000, MSO3000, MDO3000 + MDO3MSO Series)?
A mictor adapter is available from our partner Nexus Technologies. Use the mictor adapter NEX-HD2HEADER http://www.nexustechnology.com/products/laAccessories/hd2header/  
Faq Id59716
Why do I see 16 flat lines for the MSO digital logic inputs when the same signals are displayed properly on the analog channels and all channels are setup for valid trigger threshold levels?
A common mistake for some, we first recommend verifing that the front panel MSO digital probe is properly connected by squeezing the probe's side latch buttons to un-plug, remove the probe then re-insert the probe label side up into the front panel …
Faq Id60251
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 setup my DPO/MSO4000B to NI Signal Express?
Please click on video below.  
Faq Id64606
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
Can the P6139B be used on scopes that shipped with a P6139A? What is the difference between the P6139A and the P6139B?
From a specifications perspective, the probes are identical. Both are 500 MHz, 10X passive probes. The P6139B can be used on oscilloscopes that shipped with the P6139A. From a mechanical perspective, there are some differences: - Sharper tip …
Faq Id58111
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 Parallel Bus Decode?
For doing Parallel Bus decode Tektronix recommends using a MSO or MDO + MSO option Series oscilloscopes. This feature comes standard in the Bus menu and can be used in a variety of ways. Start by turning it on, selecting the channel and setting your …
Faq Id64771
What is aliasing and how do I detect it and fix it on my oscilloscope?
Aliasing is basically a form of under sampling and what is displayed on the scopes is an indistinguishable waveform. The under sampled waveform is then contstructed to look like a slower frequency waveform or a flat line in the case of the sample …
Faq Id64691
How do I configure the LAN settings on an MDO4000C series oscilloscope?
This procedure also applies to the DPO/MSO/MDO4000B series oscilloscopes. As it stands now, all 4000 series scopes  require a live network connection  be made on the scope in order to set and save LAN settings. If the scope does not have a network …
Faq Id66236
My Tektronix oscilloscope uses the Linux operating system.  Where do I get a copy of the linux open source code as stated in the GNU Lesser General Public License notice?
For our Linux based instruments or programs licensed under the “GNU General Public License (GPL) or Lesser GNU General Public License (LGPL)” the complete corresponding sources are available. You can order a complete machine-readable copy of the …
Faq Id64866
How do I utilize the XY display feature on a DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
The XY display format can be used to measure the phase relationship between two or more synchronous signals. This measurement technique involves inputting one signal into the vertical system as usual and then another signal into the horizontal system …
Faq Id64666
How can I change the TekVISA Instrument descriptor “device name” used to identify the oscilloscopes to which I routinely connect?
Open TekVISA V4.0.0+ OpenChoice Instrument Manager by selecting Start -> All Programs -> TekVISA ->  OpenChoice Instrument Manager.Select (highlight) the Instrument descriptor listed in the Instruments list for the connected Oscilloscope.Click the …
Faq Id66181
How do I use the Save and Recall functionality of the MDO4000 series oscilloscope?
To save a screen image, go to the Save/Recall menu at the bottom of the scope. From there select the Save Screen Image softkey. This will pop up a new window with saving options. Saving a screen image requires an external memory device, such as a USB …
Faq Id69156
When should I use MagniVu on my oscilloscope?
MagniVu allows you to have higher resolution to accurately determine edge placement on your digital data. It helps you to make precise timing measurements on digital edges. On the MSO/MDO4000/B/C and MSO5000/B Series, you can see up to 32 times more …
Faq Id63886
Can the P6316, P6516, or P6616 logic probes be used interchangeably?
The simple answer is no they can't be used interchangeably. The front end of the logic channels are different so different logic probes are needed between the scopes.   For MSO2000/B, MSO3000, and MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes, only the P6316 logic …
Faq Id59166
How do I erase and declassify an MSO/DPO2000, MSO/DPO/MDO3000, and MSO/DPO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
This example will show you how to declassify the MDO4000/B/C Series oscilloscope. This procedure also applies to the MSO/DPO4000/B, MSO/DPO/MDO3000, and the MSO/DPO2000/B series of oscilloscope.The first step in the declassification process is …
Faq Id66231
Do the existing MSO/DPO/MDO4000/B Series application modules work with the MDO4000C?
Yes, almost all work from all legacy MSO/DPO/MDO4000/B series scopes. The only one that has some requirements is the MDO4TRIG which requires a spectrum analyzer option MDO4SA3 or MDO4SA6 be installed on your MDO4000C before RF triggering capabilities …
Faq Id72146
The data sheet for my oscilloscope says that the vertical input sensitivity is 1 mV/div to 10 V/div in 1 MΩ mode. But I turn the Vertical Scale control fully clockwise and I can only get down to 10 mV/div. What am I doing wrong?
You probably aren't doing anything wrong. But you do have a 10X probe attached to that channel, right? The 1 mV/div specs relate to the oscilloscope inputs. If the signal’s source impedance is relatively low (<< 1 MOhm), the signal’s frequency is …
Faq Id58571
What are some of the benefits of the TekVPI probe interface?
The biggest benefits of the TekVPI™ probe interface are versatility and ease of use. Oscilloscopes with TekVPI interface support a wide range of probes including TekVPI probes, BNC and TekProbe-BNC Level 1 probes, and TekProbe-BNC Level 2 probes …
Faq Id56016
Why Should My Signal Fit Within The Screen Of My Tektronix Oscilloscope?
Scaling your signal to fit within the screen will remove signal distortion caused by clipping. Clipping is caused by exceeding the limits of the instrument's input. Tektronix's digital oscilloscopes are designed such that each division is 25 digital …
Faq Id60306
How do I clear my memory using TekSecure on a MSO/DPO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
This procedure for clearing the memory on oscilloscope can be applied to the DPO/MSO/MDO4000, DPO/MSO3000 and DPO/MSO2000 Series oscilloscope families. By clearing the memory you will lose all saved reference waveforms, saved setups and all other …
Faq Id64686
How do I Set Up a LIN serial Bus decode?
For doing Local Interconnect Network (LIN) bus decode Tektronix recommends using a DPO/MSO/MDO series oscilloscope. This feature can be purchased as a module or option key on any of these types of oscilloscopes. Start by turning it on the bus channel …
Faq Id64781
How do I Set up a Military Standard 1553 serial bus decode?
For doing Military Standard 1553 bus decode Tektronix recommends using a DPO/MSO/MDO 2000 or higher series oscilloscope. This feature can be purchased as a module or option key on any of these types of oscilloscopes. Start by turning it on the bus …
Faq Id64776
I could not find any information regarding the increase in bits in resolution for HiRes mode. Is there any information available?
The increase in bits in resolution depends on the decimation ratio.  The decimation ratio can be determined as follows:D = MFs / FsMFs is the maximum non-interleaved sampling frequency of the scope.  For example: 5 GS/s for the DPO4104B or 2.5 GS/s …
Faq Id55421
Programing - How do I get a Screen Capture from DPO4000 scope using Python?
There are a few things that are needed for programming with an oscilloscope. First it's important to have a copy of your oscilloscopes Programmers manual. This can be found be searching for manuals on Tek.com and specifying Programmers manual in the …
Faq Id64791
Will the P6516 Logic Probe work on my MSO4000B, MDO4000B and MDO4000C Series oscilloscopes?
The P6516 logic probe was only used with the original MSO4000 series. For the subsequent MSO4000B, MDO4000B and MDO4000C Series oscilloscopes, the P6516 was replaced by the P6616 logic probe. The P6616 logic probe will not work on the original …
Faq Id246206
What is the difference between Position and Offset on an oscilloscope?
To answer this first you need to understand the layout of how your waveform trace is displayed. On your oscilloscope you generally will see either 8 or 10 divisions vertically on the screen. Along the left side of the screen you will see a marker …
Faq Id247211
What is the difference between the P6139A and the P6139B?
From a specifications perspective, the probes are identical. Both are 500 MHz, 10X passive probes. The P6139B can be used on oscilloscopes that shipped with the P6139A.From a mechanical perspective, there are some differences:- Sharper tip- Ground …
Faq Id64441
What are the primary differences between the DPO/MSO4000B, MDO4000, MDO4000B, and MDO4000C?
The 4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes (MDO) continues to be the only true RF/Time domain syncronized instrument on the market. The major differences between revisions of the DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series are described below. Please note the MDO4000C …
Faq Id72111
What cart does my scope use?
Below are the Instrument Carts that can be purchased from Tektronix.                                         K4000                                                                             K420                              K475 More information can …
Faq Id64561
Can active probes with TekProbe interface (such as a P6205) be used on the DPO4000B or MSO4000B series scopes?
Yes. A TPA-BNC adaptor is required for people to connect legacy TekProbe interface probes to the new TekVPI interface. The adapter works on any TekVPI scopes inlcuding the MSO/DPO/MDO4000/B/C, MSO/DPO/MDO3000 MSO/DPO2000/B or MSO/DPO5000/B or …
Faq Id60416
How can I increase the measurement accuracy using automated measurements vs cursors?
While Cursors are quick and easy at approximating measurements, using the automated measurements can give you a much better and accurate measurement results. Here are some techniques to be successful in making accurate measurements. Always use …
Faq Id62606
What feature does the DPO4BND included?
DPO4BND includes the features for the following modules …
Faq Id72101
What rackmount does my scope use?
Oscilloscope Family Rackmount TDS1000/TDS2000 RM2000 TDS1000B/TDS2000B/TDS2000C RM2000B TPS2000/TPS2000B No Rackmount - Strap hanger 343-1689 …
Faq Id64571
How do I utilize the measurement features on a DPO/MSO/MDO3000 and DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
The Measurements are the same as the DPO/MSO2000 Series scopes. By going into the measurement menu you can add and remove up to 4 measurements. You can gate the measurements which allows you to only measure the part of the captured waveform that you …
Faq Id64651
When should I run SPC?
Signal Path Compensation (SPC) can be run at any time. The best times to run SPC are: After the oscilloscope has been powered on and has warmed up for 20 minutes or more. If the temperature has changed more than 5 degrees C since the last SPC was …
Faq Id60156
How do I save and load a reference waveform to a DPO/MSO3000 series oscilloscope?
This Video will explain how to setup, save and load a reference waveform. It can be done through a USB flash drive or by internal memory. This method for using reference waveforms can be applied to all MSO/DPO2000, MSO/DPO3000, MSO/DPO/MDO4000 …
Faq Id64641
How do I run a Signal Path Compensation (SPC) on an DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series oscilloscope?
Signal Path Compensation (SPC) should be run anytime you are getting DC offsets in your signals, or your scope has moved locations and might have changed temperature, or if it's been more then a month since your last SPC. This is a standard procedure …
Faq Id64681
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
When running SPC (signal path compensation) on my oscilloscope, I get the message that SPC failed.  What does failing SPC indicate?
When an oscilloscope says SPC failed, 99.9 percent of the time it is a hardware failure that will need repair.  A few things you can do before sending in for repair: Make sure all inputs (probes and cables) are removed from all the channel inputs …
Faq Id59621
I cannot see my signal on the Oscilloscope. What can I do?
You have many options to help diagnose this issue, below are a few suggestions to get started. If you find yourself needing more help, please connect with our Technical Support Center. You can get started by pressing the "Contact Us" button on the …
Faq Id63686
Which probes are compatible with oscilloscopes with the TekVPI probe interface?
There are a couple different types of TekVPI interfaces, one with a notch and one without. The notch was implemented later and was put in place because the front end was designed differently and communicates uniquely with those types of probes …
Faq Id56226
I downloaded and Installed OpenChoice Desktop, but it doesn't recognize my scope.
Refer to the Prerequisites.txt file available to download on the same page for OpenChoice desktop. Make sure you have all the prerequisites specified.    Prerequisites 1. PC equipped with  Microsoft Windows 7 32 Bit and 64 Bit OS, Windows 8.1 32 Bit …
Faq Id474266
Programing - How to get and plot a waveform from DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series scope in Python
There are a few things that are needed for programming with an oscilloscope. First it's important to have a copy of your oscilloscopes Programmers manual. This can be found be searching for manuals on Tek.com and specifying Programmers manual in the …
Faq Id64796
Why does the Tkdpo2k3k4k_ReadWaveform() function in the Tkdpo2k3k4k IVI-C driver time out every time I call it when I am connected to the instrument via Ethernet? The function call works fine over USB, but over Ethernet it always times out.
The Tkdpo2k3k4k_ReadWaveform() function makes use of the Service Request Event in VISA so the scope can notify the driver when it has completed its acquisition and the waveform data is ready to be fetched as opposed to the driver polling the scope …
Faq Id72221
Do you have a detailed application note on how to use DPO/MSO4000B Series Oscilloscopes for debugging embedded systems+ serial signals+ power designs+ and general purpose design applications?
Please see the MSO4000B / DPO4000B Series Lab Exercise Book for more details. This lab manual states many walk through labs that will help you under many aspects of how to use the oscilloscopes. Just download the attached lab manual.   Note: Many …
Faq Id58161
How do I set up a CAN bus decode?
Depending on what scope you have will depend on what options are availiable for decoding your CAN signal. For all the DPO/MSO2000/3000/4000/5000 and MDO3000/4000 Series scopes there are modules or license keys that can be purchased. Once you have one …
Faq Id64751
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
MDO4000C, MDO4000B, MDO4000, MSO4000B, DPO4000B, and MDO3000 Series
Digital Oscilloscopes

This manual explains the use of commands for remotely controlling youroscilloscope. With this information, you can write computer programs toperform functions, such as setting the front-panel controls, taking measurements, performing statistical calculations, and exporting data for use in other programs.


Part Number: 077051009
Programmer
Tektronix Demo 3 Board Instruction Manual
Demo 3 Board Instruction Manual

This document describes the operation of the Tektronix Demo 3 Board. The Demo 3 board provides signals to demonstrate key Tektronix instrument features.


Part Number: 071286202
Training/Tutorials
MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Phosphor OscilloscopesSpecifications and Performance Verification

Revision B. This manual contains the specifications and the performance verification procedures for the MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.


Part Number: 077050903
Performance Verification
MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes

This MSO4000B and DPO4000B series user manual explains how to operate the oscilloscope and includes installation procedures. It also provides information about features, functions, and applications.


Part Number: 071281004
Primary User
MDO4000C, MDO4000B, MDO4000, MSO4000B, DPO4000B, and MDO3000 Series
Digital Oscilloscopes

This manual explains the use of commands for remotely controlling youroscilloscope. With this information, you can write computer programs toperform functions, such as setting the front-panel controls, taking measurements, performing statistical calculations, and exporting data for use in other programs.


Part Number: 077051007
Programmer
MDO4000B, MDO4000, MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Oscilloscopes Programmer Manual

This manual explains the use of commands for remotely controlling your oscilloscope. With this information, you can write computer programs to perform functions, such as setting the front-panel controls, taking measurements, performing statistical calculations, and exporting data for use in other programs.
Part Number: 077051005
Programmer
RMD5000
Tektronix DPO & MSO 4000B Series and DPO & MSO5000/B Series Rackmount Kit Instructions

These instructions describe the installation of the rackmount kit to your standard bench-top instrument.
Part Number: 075102002
Field Install Instructions
MDO4000, MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Oscilloscopes Programmer Manual

This manual explains the use of commands for remotely controlling your oscilloscope. With this information, you can write computer programs to perform functions, such as setting the front-panel controls, taking measurements, performing statistical calculations, and exporting data for use in other programs.
Part Number: 077051003
Programmer
MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes Service Manual

This document provides information for technicians to maintain or service a product. Information is given to the module level, and may include product care and cleaning tips, troubleshooting information, adjustments, and how to replace parts.
Part Number: 077051202
Service
MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series and Application Modules
Declassification and Security

If you have data security concerns, this document helps you to sanitize or remove memory devices from the Tektronix MSO4000B Series and DPO4000B Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes.


Part Number: 077051101
Declassification
MDO4000, MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Oscilloscopes Programmer Manual

This manual explains the use of commands for remotely controlling your oscilloscope. With this information, you can write computer programs to perform functions, such as setting the front-panel controls, taking measurements, performing statistical calculations, and exporting data for use in other programs.
Part Number: 077051002
Programmer
MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes User Manual

This MSO4000B and DPO4000B series user manual explains how to operate the oscilloscope and includes installation procedures. It also provides information about features, functions, and applications.
Part Number: 071281002
Primary User
MSO4000B and DPO4000B Series
Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes Service Manual

This document provides information for technicians to maintain or service a product. Information is given to the module level, and may include product care and cleaning tips, troubleshooting information, adjustments, and how to replace parts.
Part Number: 077051201
Service
Read This First
Download the Latest IVI Drivers Read This First

This document is targeted to product users and explains installation procedures.
Part Number: 061438100
Release Notes
HCTEK54
Transit Case Instructions

This document provides information about the features and using the HCTEK54 transit case.
Part Number: 071282800
User
MDO4000, MSO4000, MSO4000B, DPO4000, DPO4000B Series
Application Module Installation Manual

This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part Number: 071213601
User
Probe and Accessories
Pouch Installation Instructions

This document provides installation instructions for the MSO/DPO4000B probe and accessires pouch.
Part Number: 071283000
Field Install Instructions
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.2.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
"KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the …

Part Number: KICKSTART-2.2.0
Application
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.1.1 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
"KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the …

Part Number: KICKSTART-2.1.1
Application
TEKVISA Connectivity Software - V4.2.0
TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …

Part Number: 066093812
Driver
DPO2000, MSO2000, DPO3000 and DPO4000, MSO3000 and MSO4000, MDO3000 and MDO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver - V1.5
The Tektronix MSO/DPO2000, MDO/MSO/DPO3000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver is an IVI class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI class-compliant specific driver for an …

Part Number: 066133104
Driver
KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.1.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
"KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the …

Part Number: KICKSTART-2.1.0
Application
TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE - V4.1.1
TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …

Part Number: 066093811
Driver
MSO4000B, DPO4000B Firmware - V3.22
This firmware is an upgrade for all MSO/DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063447007
Firmware
Tektronix Openchoice Desktop Application TDSPCS1 - v2.6
The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop free application lets you capture oscilloscope screen images, waveform data, and settings from a Microsoft Windows computer. After installing the software, refer to the section “Connecting to a PC” in your …

Part Number: 066093914
Utility
MSO4000B, DPO4000B Firmware, V3.20
This firmware is an upgrade for all MSO/DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063447006
Firmware
Oscilloscope Combines Logic Analyzer With Ease Of Use For Better Debugging
Product Article
Oscilloscope Selection Guide
From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …

Literature Number: 46W-31080-7
Selection Guide
How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In …

Literature Number: 51W-26294-6
Application Note
Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.  

Literature Number: 55W-29028-13
Selection Guide
Making Accurate Current Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
Accurately measuring current with oscilloscopes is essential for power supply design and general electronics. Learn how to measure current using shunt resistors and voltage probes, and how to use clamp-on current probes with your oscilloscope. Get …

Literature Number: 51W-60171-2
Application Note
Making MicroVolt Biomedical Measurements
Learn how paying attention to grounding, isolation, and probe shielding can produce very refined biomedical measurement, inexpensively.

Literature Number: 48W-28061-0
Technical Brief
Probing Techniques for Accurate Voltage Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
Making oscilloscope voltage measurements on power supplies is fundamental, but not without challenges. Much is  written on oscilloscopes, but probing techniques are often taken for granted. This application note focuses on probing and …

Literature Number: 51W-60161-3
Application Note
XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer
After reading this primer, you will be able to: Describe how oscilloscopes work Describe the differences between analog, digital storage, digital phosphor, and digital sampling oscilloscopes Describe electrical waveform types Understand basic …

Literature Number: 03Z-8605-7
Primer
Wave Inspector® Navigation and Search: Simplifying Waveform Analysis
Modern digital oscilloscopes can capture massive amounts of data which must then be analyzed. Discover how the Tektronix Wave Inspector® navigation and search capability gives you the tools to extract the answers you need fast and efficiently.

Literature Number: 48T-19039-9
Application Note
Tektronix: 53% Faster for Digital Debug
The Digital Debug Research Study by Hansa GCR set out to find the best oscilloscope for debugging digital signals. In their quest, Hansa GCR challenged engineers to compare 3 scopes for this everyday engineering task. Watch this five-minute video to …
Competitive
Tektronix MSO/DPO4000 Series vs. Agilent 5000A+ 6000A+ and 7000A Fact Sheet
Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, and record length.

Literature Number: 3GW-21844-6
Competitive
Smiths Detection Relies on Tektronix to Take the Trouble out of Troubleshooting
A team of engineers at Smith Detection needed to quickly, efficiently and accurately identify and resolve problems during the development of complex handheld devices. Learn how Smith Detection engineers used Tektronix bench instruments to identify a …

Literature Number: 48W-24397-0
Technical Brief
10 Reasons Why You Have Never Seen a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Like This
Learn more about all the innovative user-friendly features on the MSO4000 Series that have been designed to make your work easier.

Literature Number: 3GT-20214-0
Brochure
MDO4000B Series vs. Agilent/Keysight MSOX4000A Series
When comparing oscilloscopes, check the details of the operation and look for “hidden” costs that prevent you from getting the versatility in performance you need to complete the wide-variety of fundamental measurement challenges you have today and …

Literature Number: 48W-30246-0
Competitive
Tek oscilloscopes catch analog and digital signals
Product Article
Tektronix MSOs Set Performance Benchmarks
Product Article
Tektronix MSO4000 Series vs. LeCroy MS-500 Probe Fact Sheet
The Tektronix MSO4000 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope with P6516 digital probe, go head-to-head with the LeCroy MS-500 probe in this insightful product comparison brief. See side-by-side comparisons on size, flexible probing, and other key …

Literature Number: 3GW-20891-0
Competitive
Tektronix MSO/DPO4000 Series vs. LeCroy WaveRunner Xi Fact Sheet
Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, and waveform capture rate.

Literature Number: 48W-22679-3
Competitive
Tektronix MSO4000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes Win 2008 EDN China Innovation Award
Award
Tektronix Adds Support for Automated APCO P25 Transmitter Compliance Testing
Also Releases a Series of Enhancements, Upgrades for Real-time Spectrum Analyzers Including Noise Figure and Gain Measurement CapabilityBEAVERTON, Ore., July 29, 2014 - Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring …
News Release
Tektronix MSO4000 Series vs. LeCroy MS-500 Mixed Signal Solution Fact Sheet
Side-by-side comparison on important features like display size, searching on analog and digital data, and setup and hold triggering.

Literature Number: 3GK-20891-0
Competitive
Test methodologies for high-speed serial designs
Product Article
Tektronix MSO/DPO4000 Series vs. LeCroy WaveSurfer XS Fact Sheet
Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, and waveform capture rate.

Literature Number: 48W-22680-3
Competitive
Portable Scopes Designed for Embedded Design and Debug
Product Article
Power Supply Measurement & Analysis with Bench Oscilloscopes
Today’s power supplies are driving to a level of efficiency never seen before, requiring design engineers to perform specialized power measurements that are time-consuming and complex. Learn how using a Tektronix Bench Oscilloscopes provides fast …

Literature Number: 3GZ-23612-6
Application Note
Power Supply Measurement and Analysis Primer
A power supply is a component, subsystem, or system that converts electrical power from one form to another; commonly from alternating current (AC) utility power to direct current (DC) power. The proper operation of electronic devices ranging from …

Literature Number: 55T-18412-6
Primer
Introduction to Video Measurements
In this application note, we demonstrate using a MSO/DPO5000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO/MSO/DPO3000 Series Oscilloscope to make a variety of video measurements that are common in standard and high definition systems.

Literature Number: 3GW-20975-2
Application Note
3000 X-Series vs. MSO/DPO4000B Series True Cost of Your Scope
Tektronix bench oscilloscopes are packed with innovative features to help you get your job done faster, built right into the scope. And, with a comprehensive set of probes and accessories included standard, you can start testing right out of the box …

Literature Number: 3GW-27919-0
Competitive
iCub Robot Gets Battery Power with Help of Tektronix Oscilloscope, Voltage and Current Probes
Developers at the Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia (IIT) needed to validate and troubleshoot a new battery backpack power supply system for the iCub robot, an open-source cognitive humanoid robot platform. This case study shows how IIT used the …

Literature Number: 48W-31073-0
Case Study
Testing a New Switch Mode Power Supply Design Poster
Get a quick overview of the key measurements for verifying a new switch mode power supply (SMPS) design.  This poster shows key measurements, from verifying your prototype during initial startup, to optimizing switching loss and magnetic losses, to …

Literature Number: 46W-60156-0
Poster
Embedded-design MSOs pack all test tools in one box
Product Article
MSO/DPO4000 & MSO/DPO3000 Series vs. LeCroy MS-500 Mixed Signal Solution
Side-by-side comparison on important features like display size, searching on analog and digital data, and setup and hold triggering.

Literature Number: 3GT-24011-0
Competitive
MSO/DPO4000 Series vs. Yokogawa DLM2000 Series
Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, user-experience, digital debug with a MSO and more.

Literature Number: 3GW-24237-1
Competitive
MSO/DPO4000 vs. Agilent MSO7000B Fact Sheet
Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, waveform navigation and search, waveform capture rate, digital debug with MSO, and more.

Literature Number: 48T-25674-0
Competitive
MSO/DPO4000B Series vs. Agilent MSO/DSO3000 X-Series
Side-by-side comparison on important features like serial triggering and decode, measurements and waveform math, digital debug with MSO, and more.

Literature Number: 48W-27796-1
Competitive
REVIEW: Cost-effective scopes time-correlate analog+ digital signals
Product Article
TekScope Anywhere, TM
TekScope Anywhere™ brings the power of the oscilloscope analysis environment to the PC. Your workflow becomes more flexible because you can now perform complex analysis tasks including timing, eye, and jitter analysis outside of the lab. Waveform …

Part Number: 066177100
Application
MSO4000B, DPO4000B Firmware, V3.18
This firmware is an upgrade for all MSO/DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063447005
Firmware
Tektronix Toolbars for Microsoft Office, V4.0.4
Tektronix Toolbars for Microsoft Office v4.0.4 provide toolbars (add-ins) for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.This version of Toolbars requires OpenChoice TekVISA v4.0.0 or higher be preinstalled on the PC or Windows based Oscilloscope.The Toolbar …

Part Number: 066133202
Utility
MSO4000B, DPO4000B Firmware, V3.16
This firmware is an upgrade for all MSO/DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063447004
Firmware
TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE, V4.0.4
TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol. When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …

Part Number: 066093809
Driver
MSO4000B, DPO4000B FIRMWARE, V2.96
This firmware is an upgrade for all MSO/DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063447002
Firmware
MSO4000B, DPO4000B FIRMWARE, V2.90
This firmware is an upgrade for all MSO/DPO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063447001
Firmware
DPO2000, DPO3000, DPO4000 IVI Driver
The Tektronix DPO2000, DPO3000, DPO4000 IVI Driver is an IVI class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI class-compliant specific driver for an oscilloscope exports the API …

Part Number: 066133101
Driver
DPO4000B AND MSO4000B FIRMWARE V2.52
This firmware is an upgrade for all DPO4000B and MSO4000B Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063432911
Firmware
DPO4000 AND MSO4000 FIRMWARE V2.62
This firmware is an upgrade for all DPO4000 and MSO4000 Series oscilloscopes.

Part Number: 063397016
Firmware
USING MATLAB WITH MSO_DPO4000 AND MSO_DPO3000 SERIES OSCILLOSCOPES v1.0
MATLAB is a software environment and programming language that enables Tektronix oscilloscope users to acquire and analyze data, graphically visualize data, make custom measurements, generate reports, and develop automated applications. Perform …

Part Number: 066110000
Driver
Tektronix Drives Dramatic Shift in Mainstream Oscilloscope Market
With Pricing and Line-up Changes, RF-Capable Oscilloscopes Replace Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes for General Purpose TestingBEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 25, 2014 - Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that its …
News Release
Tektronix Expands Revolutionary MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Series with Entry Level Models
Now Starting at $12,200 New Models Address Trend toward Growing Use of Inexpensive RF in Mass Market Applications BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 2, 2012 - Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that it has expanded …
News Release
This video shows how the MDO4000B linked to SignalVu-PC can be used to debug and test the integration of a WLAN module in an embedded design. The MDO4000B multi-domain capability helps with the …
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