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    3 Series MDO
    The 3 Series MDO datasheet provides an overview of the product's features, important specifications, and ordering information.
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    Recommended Electronics Engineering Benches for Education
    Whether you are teaching engineering fundamentals or more advanced topics like mixed-signal or RF analysis, Tektronix has a bench configuration for your education lab.  Start with one of these recommended configurations for your engineering lab and …
    Next-Generation Oscilloscopes Brochure - 3 Series MDO, 4 Series MSO, 5 Series MSO, 6 Series MSO
    User interface designed for both touch and mouse Large touchscreen HD displays (1,920 × 1,080) Integrated spectrum analysis Powerful analysis Automated measurements with trend, histogram, and …
    Software for the Education Lab
    Tektronix offers a range of efficient and intuitive remote education solutions that combine with our oscilloscopes, DMMs, data acquisition systems, or other tools to help students put engineering theory into practice.  Read this flyer to learn how …
    Fact Sheet
    University of Oklahoma Case Study
    To get more students excited about engineering careers in RF and help them better understand Electromagnetics principles, University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Jay McDaniel worked with Tektronix to devise a 10-workstation lab for experiential …
    Case Study
    3 Series MDO vs TDS3000 Comparison Factsheet
    This factsheet compares the features of new 3 Series MDO oscilloscopes to the TDS3000 Series, which is no longer available for order.
    Fact Sheet
    Queensboro Community College Case Study
    Case Study
    3 Series Included Probes and Accessories
    Listing of included probes and accessories for the 3 Series MDO Oscilloscope.
    Fact Sheet
    Rohde & Schwarz RTM3000 vs. 3 Series MDO Comparison
    This fact sheet compares published pricing of Tektronix 3 Series MDO oscilloscopes to those of the Rohde & Schwarz RTM3000 Series.
    3 Series MDO vs. MDO3000 Series
    Fact Sheet
    Keysight 3000T X-Series Oscilloscopes vs. 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes Comparison
    Screen Size and Waveform Viewing Area Tektronix x 3 Series MDO (11.6” HD 1920x1080 touch) Keysight X3000T-Series (8.5” VGA 800x480 touch) …
    3 Series MDO Spectrum Analyzer vs. Oscilloscope FFT Comparison
    1 GHz spectrum analyzer is standard in all 3 Series MDOs. Optional frequency range to 3 GHz Spectrum Analyzer Controls 11.6” HD touch display with award-winning user interface Standard spectrum analyzer …
    Fact Sheet
    Keysight N9320B BSA Spectrum Analyzer vs. 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Comparison
    Working Remotely with Tektronix Oscilloscopes
    Most modern Tektronix oscilloscopes support one or more ways of working remotely.  These methods include simple file-sharing and offline analysis, control using PC software, custom programming in Python or other languages, and remote access over a …
    Technical Brief
    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.
    Selection Guide
    Measuring Power Supply Switching Loss with an Oscilloscope
    Introduction With the demand for improving power efficiency and extending the operating time of battery-powered devices, the ability to analyze power loss and optimize power supply efficiency is more critical than ever …
    Application Note
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with 3-PWR
    This application note describes common switch-mode power supply measurements using a Tektronix 3 Series MDO Oscilloscope. With the optional power measurement and analysis software, these oscilloscopes provide automated power measurements for fast …
    Application Note
    How to Troubleshoot System Problems Using an Oscilloscope with I2C and SPI Decoding
    Learn about the physical layers of the most common interchip buses - I2C and SPI - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when you use automated decoding, triggering, and search on …
    Application Note
    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 …
    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 …
    3 Series MDO Upgrade Guide
    Many of the features of the 3 Series MDO are field-upgradable, including bandwidth, arbitrary/function generator, digital channels, and serial decode support.  This 2-page fact sheet lists all available post-purchase upgrades.
    Fact Sheet
    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 …
    Application Note
    Debugging CAN, LIN and FlexRay Automotive Buses with an Oscilloscope
    Explains the physical layer basics of common automotive buses - CAN, LIN, and FlexRay - to enable you to troubleshoot bus problems or system issues.  Learn how to set up and interpret the results when using automated decoding, triggering, and search …
    Application Note
    2020 Tektronix and Keithley Product Catalog
    We have the right products to ensure your success. Browse our new Tektronix and Keithley Product Catalog and explore our complete line of test and measurement solutions. You’ll find over 130 pages of key product details and specifications …
    Selection Guide
    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 …
    Selection Guide
  • Learn how using TekScope software together with entry-level  oscilloscopes enables far greater insight into the data captured and far more powerful analysis and sharing capabilities than might be …
    Duration: 21:00
    Learn how a modern oscilloscope can provide six different capabilities: 1)Oscilloscope; 2) Spectrum Analyzer; 3) Protocol Analyzer; 4) Logic Analyzer; 5) AFG; 6) DVM/counter.
    Duration: 21:35
    The 3 Series MDO offers impressive specifications and supports powerful measurement tools.   See how to make cursor measurements and automated measurements like peak-to-peak voltage,  period, and …
    Duration: 2m 48s
    Get an overview of the 3 Series MDO.  See how to operate the controls -- after the first 3 minutes you'll know everything you need to know to be able to operate the instrument.  Learn about making …
    Duration: 13m 34s
    Learn how the 1 GHz or 3 GHz built-in spectrum analyzers available in the 3 Series MDO can take the place of a stand-alone spectrum analyzer.  Learn about specifications, markers, spectrogram …
    Duration: 3m 0s
    In just a few minutes you'll learn everything you need to know to be able to operate the 3 Series MDO.  You'll get a guided tour of the high-definition display, learn how to use the touchscreen to …
    Duration: 2m 37s
    The 3 Series MDO is a versatile addition to any bench.  Find out how digital channels can expand your visibility into your designs. Learn about the built-in spectrum analyzer options.  See serial …
    Duration: 5m 39s
    With its built-in 1 GHz spectrum analyzer, the 3 Series MDO oscilloscope enables RF engineers to test the latest IoT devices using sub-GHz band without adding any extra cost. The basic RF …
    Duration: 04:25
    Do you have trouble making accurate current or voltage measurements? Are you able to make repeatable single ended, differential, and common mode measurements? Start making reliable power …
    Duration: 1m 25s
    Explore a collection of test and measurement tools chosen by Tektronix experts perfect for engineers working on power integrity. From measuring ripple on DC power rails to seeing noise on your …
    Duration: 1m 26s
    The Tektronix 3 Series MDO and Keysight DSO/MSO 3000T X-Series use different techniques for making automated measurements.  The Tektronix 3 Series MDO calculates measurements and performs waveform …
    Duration: 2m 16s
    A side-by-side comparison of the 11.6-inch HD display on the Tektronix 3 Series MDO and the 8.5-inch VGA display on the Keysight 3000T X-Series oscilloscope. The same I2C signals are shown on both …
    Duration: 1m 7s
    Aspiring electrical engineers from Queensborough Community College got an early preview of the 3 Series MDO after using an earlier generation Tek scope in their lab class.  See (and hear) their …
    Duration: 1m 40s