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MSO4054B Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

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The MSO4054B is a 500 MHz, 4+16 channel Mixed Signal Oscilloscope from Tektronix. Measure voltage or current signals over time in an electronic circuit or component to display amplitude, frequency, rise time, etc. Applications include troubleshooting, production test, and design.

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Additional Features:

  • Bandwidth: 500 MHz
  • Channels: 4 Analog and 16 Channel Digital
  • Sample Rate: 2.5 GS/s
  • Record Length: 20 Mpts
  • >50,000 wfm/s Maximum Waveform Capture Rate
  • Standard Passive Voltage Probes with Less than 4 pF Capacitive Loading and 500 MHz or 1 GHz Analog Bandwidth
  • Wave Inspector® Controls provide Easy Navigation and Automated Search of Waveform Data
  • 41 Automated Measurements, Waveform Histograms, and FFT Analysis for Simplified Waveform Analysis
  • TekVPI® Probe Interface supports Active, Differential, and Current Probes for Automatic Scaling and Units
  • 10.4 in. (264 mm) Bright XGA Color Display

Connectivity

  • Two USB 2.0 Host Ports on the Front Panel and Two on the Rear Panel for Quick and Easy Data Storage, Printing, and Connecting a USB Keyboard
  • USB 2.0 Device Port on Rear Panel for Easy Connection to a PC or Direct Printing to a PictBridge®-compatible Printer
  • Integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet Port for Network Connection and Video Out Port to Export the Oscilloscope Display to a Monitor or Projector

Optional serial triggering and analysis

  • Automated Serial Triggering, Decode, and Search Options for I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, RS-232/422/485/UART, MIL-STD-1553, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM

Mixed Signal Design and Analysis

  • Automated Triggering, Decode, and Search on Parallel Buses
  • Per-channel Threshold Settings
  • Multichannel Setup and Hold Triggering
  • MagniVu™ High-speed Acquisition Provides 60.6 ps Fine Timing
  • Resolution on Digital Channels

With the MSO405B you can analyze up to 20 analog and digital signals with a single instrument to quickly find and diagnose problems in complex designs. With a 500 MHz bandwidth and a minimum of 2.5GS/s oversampling on all channels ensure you have the performance you need to see fast-changing signal details. To capture long windows of signal activity while maintaining fine timing resolution, the MSO4054B offers a deep record length of 20M points standard on all channels.

With Wave Inspector® controls for rapid waveform navigation, automated serial and parallel bus analysis, limit and mask testing, and automated power analysis – the MSO4054B from Tektronix provides the feature-rich tools you need to simplify and speed debug of your complex design.

Comprehensive Features Speed Every Stage of Debug
The MSO/DPO4000B Series offers a robust set of features to speed every stage of debugging your design – from quickly discovering an anomaly and capturing it, to searching your waveform record for the event and analyzing its characteristics and your device's behavior.

Discover
To debug a design problem, first you must know it exists. Every design engineer spends time looking for problems in their design, a time-consuming and frustrating task without the right debug tools.

The MSO/DPO4000B Series offers the industry's most complete visualization of signals, providing fast insight into the real operation of your device. A fast waveform capture rate - greater than 50,000 waveformsper second - enables you to see glitches and other infrequent transients within seconds, revealing the true nature of device faults. A digital phosphor display with intensity grading shows the history of a signal's activity by intensifying areas of the signal that occur more frequently, providing a visual display of just how often anomalies occur.

Capture
Discovering a device fault is only the first step. Next, you must capture the event of interest to identify root cause.

Accurately capturing any signal of interest begins with proper probing. The MSO/DPO4000B Series includes four low-capacitance probes for accurate signal capture. These industry-first high-impedance passive voltage probes have less than 4 pF of capacitive loading to minimize the effect of the probe on your circuit's operation, offering the performance of an active probe with the flexibility of a passive probe.

The MSO/DPO4000B Series provides a complete set of triggers – including runt, timeout, logic, pulse width/glitch, setup/hold violation, serial packet, and parallel data – to help quickly find your event. With up to a 20M point record length, you can capture many events of interest, even thousands of serial packets, in a single acquisition for further analysis while maintaining high resolution to zoom in on fine signal details.

From triggering on specific packet content to automatic decode in multiple data formats, the MSO/DPO4000B Series provides integrated support for the industry's broadest range of serial buses – I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, RS-232/422/485/UART, MIL-STD-1553, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM. The ability to decode up to four serial and/or parallel buses simultaneously means you gain insight into system-level problems quickly.

To further help troubleshoot system-level interactions in complex embedded systems, the MSO4000B Series offers 16 digital channels in addition to its analog channels. Since the digital channels are fully integrated into the oscilloscope, you can trigger across all input channels, automatically time correlating all analog, digital, and serial signals. The MagniVu™ high-speed acquisition enables you to acquire fine signal detail (up to 60.6 ps resolution) around the trigger point for precision measurements. MagniVu is essential for making accurate timing measurements for setup and hold, clock delay, signal skew, and glitch characterization.

Search
Finding your event of interest in a long waveform record can be time consuming without the right search tools. With today's record lengths pushing beyond a million data points, locating your event can mean scrolling through thousands of screens of signal activity.

The MSO/DPO4000B Series offers the industry's most comprehensive search and waveform navigation with its innovative Wave Inspector® controls. These controls speed panning and zooming through your record. With a unique force-feedback system, you can move from one end of your record to the other in just seconds. User marks allow you to mark any location that you may want to reference later for further investigation. Or, automatically search your record for criteria you define. Wave Inspector will instantly search your entire record, including analog, digital, and serial bus data. Along the way it will automatically mark every occurrence of your defined event so you can quickly move between events.

Analyze
Verifying that your prototype's performance matches simulations and meets the project's design goals requires analyzing its behavior. Tasks can range from simple checks of rise times and pulse widths to sophisticated power loss analysis and investigation of noise sources.

The MSO/DPO4000B Series offers a comprehensive set of integrated analysis tools including waveform- and screen-based cursors, 41 automated measurements, advanced waveform math including arbitrary equation editing, waveform histograms, FFT analysis, and trend plots for visually determining how a measurement is changing over time. Specialized application support for serial bus analysis, power supply design, limit and mask testing, and video design and development is also available.

For extended analysis, National Instrument's LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition provides over 200 built-in functions including time and frequency domain analysis, data logging, and customizable reports.

Mixed Signal Design and Analysis (MSO Series)
The MSO4000B Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes provide 16 digital channels. These channels are tightly integrated into the oscilloscope's user interface, simplifying operation and making it possible to solve mixed-signal issues easily.

Color-coded DigitalWaveform Display
The MSO4000B Series has redefined the way you view digital waveforms. One common problem shared by both logic analyzers and mixed signal oscilloscopes is determining if data is a one or a zero when zoomed in far enough that the digital trace stays flat all the way across the display. The MSO4000B Series has color-coded digital traces, displaying ones in green and zeros in blue.

The multiple transition detection hardware of the MSO4000B Series will show you a white edge on the display when the system detects multiple transitions. White edges indicate that more information is available by zooming in or acquiring at faster sampling rates. In most cases zooming in will reveal the pulse that was not viewable with the previous settings. If the white edge is still present after zooming in as far as possible, this indicates that increasing the sample rate on the next acquisition will reveal higher frequency information than the previous settings could acquire.

The MSO4000B Series simplifies channel setup by allowing you to group digital waveforms and enter waveform labels by using a USB keyboard. By simply placing digital waveforms next to each other, they form a group. Once a group is formed, you can position all the channels contained in that group collectively. This greatly reduces the normal setup time associated with positioning channels individually.

MagniVu™ High-speed Acquisition
The main digital acquisition mode on the MSO4000B Series will capture up to 20M points at 500 MS/s (2 ns resolution). In addition to the main record, the MSO4000B Series provides an ultra high-resolution record called MagniVu which acquires 10,000 points at up to 16.5 GS/s (60.6 ps resolution). Both main and MagniVu waveforms are acquired on every trigger and can be switched between in the display at any time, running or stopped. MagniVu provides significantly finer timing resolution than comparable MSOs on the market, instilling confidence when making critical timing measurements on digital waveforms.

P6616 MSO Probe
This unique probe design offers two eight-channel pods. Each channel ends with a probe tip featuring a recessed ground for simplified connection to the device under test. The coax on the first channel of each pod is colored blue making it easy to identify. The common ground uses an automotive-style connector making it easy to create custom grounds for connecting to the device under test. When connecting to square pins, the P6616 has an adapter that attaches to the probe head extending the probe ground flush with the probe tip so you can attach to a header. The P6616 offers outstanding electrical characteristics, having only 3 pF of capacitive loading, a 100 kΩ input resistance, and capable of acquiring toggle rates >500 MHz and pulses as short as 1 ns in duration.

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