Tektronix 4000B Series Digital Phosphor
The 4000B Series family includes
the DPO4000B Series and the MSO4000B Series. The DPO4000B Series Digital
Phosphor Oscilloscopes (DPOs) are the first oscilloscopes to offer
usable deep memory on all channels, excellent performance, serial
trigger and analysis options and all in the most compact form factor in
The MSO4000B Series Mixed Signal
Oscilloscopes (MSOs) provide all the features and benefits of the
DPO4000B, but add 16 integrated digital channels, enabling you to
visualize and correlate analog and digital signals on a single
instrument. This integration extends triggering functionality across all
20 channels providing pattern and state triggering ideal for debugging
mixed analog and digital designs.
The new 4000B models include some important
improvements over the previous 4000 models.
These include a 20 million point record length on
all channels simultaneously, and new wide bandwidth passive probes with
less than 4pF capacitive loading.
MSO4000B series - Mixed signal analysis - the power of an
oscilloscope and logic analyser in one
The MSO4000B combines all the power of a
DPO4000B oscilloscope with logic analyser functionality. The MSO4000B
comes equipped with up to 4 analog channels plus 16 digital channels and
industry-leading specifications, all in a package that is as easy to use
as an oscilloscope.
A typical embedded design may incorporate various
analog signals, high- and lowspeed serial digital communication and
microprocessor buses, just to name a few. Serial protocols such as I2C
and SPI are used frequently for chip-to-chip communication, but parallel
buses are still used in many applications. Microprocessors, FPGAs,
Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)
are all examples of ICs that present unique measurement challenges in
today's embedded designs. The MSO4000B Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes
offer the addition of 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 more easily.
Debug Smarter, Not Harder!
The 4000B Series digital phosphor
oscilloscopes deliver the performance you need to visualize even your
most demanding signals.
Bandwidths range from 350 MHz to 1 GHz, and
with all models offering a minimum of 5-times over-sampling on all
channels and sin(x)/x interpolation standard, you can be confident that
even the fastest transient events will be captured and displayed
The standard 20 M record length on all
channels enables you to capture long windows of signal activity while
maintaining fine timing resolution.
The 4000B Series offers a variety of
analytical solutions including cursors, 25 automatic measurements,
statistics and waveform math. Despite a tiny footprint of only
14cm deep and light weight of
24kg., the DPO4000B Series offers exceptional
performance, a large 10.4" XGA display and knob per channel vertical
Wave Inspector Navigation
Imagine trying to efficiently use the internet if
search engines didn't exist, web browser features such as favorites
didn't exist or ISPs weren't around. Now you know how most modern
oscilloscope users feel when trying to actually use the long record
length in their digital oscilloscope. The longer the record length, the
longer the time window you can capture with high resolution (high sample
rate). Megapoint record lengths represent thousands of screens worth of
signal activity. Tools for effectively and efficiently viewing,
navigating and analyzing long record length acquisitions have been
sorely neglected until now.
The 4000B Series redefines expectations for working
with long record lengths with these innovative Wave Inspector controls:
Zoom/Pan. A dedicated, two-tier knob
provides intuitive control of both zooming and panning. The inner knob
adjusts zoom factor or scale. The outer knob pans the zoom box across
the waveform. The farther you turn the outer knob, the faster the zoom
box moves. No longer do you need to navigate through multiple menus to
adjust your zoom view.
Play/Pause. A dedicated play/pause button
scrolls the waveform automatically while you look for anomalies or an
event of interest. Playback speed and direction are controlled using the
intuitive pan knob.
User Marks. See something interesting on
your waveform? Press the Set Mark button on the front panel to leave one
or more "bookmarks" on the waveform. Navigating between marks is as
simple as pressing the Previous and Next buttons on the front panel.
Search Marks. A robust waveform search
feature allows you to search through your long acquisition based on
user-defined criteria. All occurrences of the event are highlighted with
search marks and are easily navigated to, using the front panel Previous
and Next buttons. Search types include edge, pulse width, runt, logic,
setup and hold, rise/fall time and I2C, SPI and CAN packet content.
Serial Triggering and Analysis
The DPO4000B Series represents the
ultimate tool for engineers working with low-speed serial buses such as
I2C, SPI and CAN.
Provides a higher level combined view of the individual signals that
make up your bus, making it easy to identify where packets begin and end
and identifying sub-packet components including address, data,
identifier, and CRC.
Trigger on packet content such as start of packet, specific addresses,
specific data content, and unique identifiers on popular low-speed
Tired of having to visually inspect the
waveform to count clocks, determine if each bit is a 1 or a 0, combine
bits into bytes and determine the hex value? Let the oscilloscope do it
for you! Once you’ve set up a bus, the oscilloscope will decode each
packet on the bus, and display the value in either hex or binary in the
Packet Decode Table.
In addition to seeing decoded packet data on the bus waveform itself,
you can view all captured packets in a tabular view much like you would
see on a logic analyzer. Packets are listed consecutively with columns
for each component.
Serial triggering is very useful for isolating the event of interest.
With the DPO4000B Series, you can search through the acquired data for
user-defined criteria including serial packet content. Each occurrence
is highlighted by a search mark. Rapid navigation between marks is as
simple as pressing the Prev and Next buttons on the front panel.
DPO4AUTO and DPOAUTOMAX.
Automotive Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on
packet level information on CAN bus as well as analytical tools such as
digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding, search tools
and packet decode tables with timestamp information.
The AUTOMAX module includes FlexRay analysis in
addition to LIN and CAN buses.
Embedded Serial Triggering and Analysis Module. Enables triggering on
packet level information on I2C and SPI buses as well as analytical
tools such as digital views of the signal, bus views, packet decoding,
search tools and packet decode tables with timestamp information. SPI is
available on four-channel models only.
TekVPI - The New Standard for Ease of
The new TekVPI™ probe interface sets the
standard for ease of use in probing. TekVPI probes feature status
indicators and controls, as well as a probe menu button right on the
comp box. This button brings up a probe menu on the oscilloscope display
with all relevant settings and controls for the probe.
The TekVPI interface utilizes a new probe
power management architecture enabling direct attachment of current
probes without requiring a separate, bulky power supply. Finally, TekVPI
probes can be controlled remotely via USB, GPIB or Ethernet, enabling
more versatile solutions in ATE environments.
Unprecedented USB Connectivity
The DPO4000B Series delivers an unprecedented
new level of USB plug n play operation and PC connectivity. Acquiring
data and measurements from the instrument is as simple as connecting a
USB cable from the oscilloscope to the PC.
Provided applications include National
Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, OpenChoice® Desktop, and
Microsoft Excel and Word toolbars enabling fast and easy direct
communication with your Windows PC.
Dual USB ports on the front panel (plus two on the
enable simple transfer of screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform
data in the palm of your hand.
Digital Design and Debug Applications
The interoperability of the DPO4000B Series
oscilloscope with the Tektronix TLA5000 Series logic analyzer made
possible by Tektronix’ Integrated View (iView™) feature enables digital
designers to solve signal integrity challenges and effectively debug and
verify their systems more quickly and easily.
The iView feature fully integrates the
industry-leading performance and measurement accuracy of a Tektronix
oscilloscope with the multi-channel and powerful triggering capabilities
of a Tektronix logic analyzer. This integration allows designers to view
time-correlated digital and analogue data in
the same display window, and isolate analog characteristics of digital
signals that are causing failures in their systems.
The iView Wizard feature simplifies this
integration of the oscilloscope and logic analyzer by guiding the user
through set up and connection. No user calibration is required. And,
once set up, the iView feature is completely automated. The result - an
integrated tool set for digital design and troubleshooting. (Requires
iView cable and Tek-USB-488 converter).
Video Design and Development Applications
Many video engineers have remained loyal to
analog oscilloscopes, believing the intensity gradations on an analog
display are the only way to see certain video waveform details.
The DPO4000B Series' fast waveform capture
rate coupled with its intensity graded view of the signal provides the
same information-rich display as an analog oscilloscope, but with much
more detail and all the benefits of digital scopes. With up to 1 GHz
bandwidth and four inputs, the DPO4000B family provides ample performance
for analog and digital video use.
National Instruments SignalExpress Tektronix
A fully interactive measurement software environment optimized
for the DPO4000B Series enables you to instantly acquire, generate, analyze, compare, import and save measurement data and signals using an
intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that does not require any
programming. Standard DPO4000B Series support for acquiring, controlling,
viewing and exporting your live signal data is permanently available
through the software.
Additional signal processing, advanced analysis,
mixed signal, sweeping, limit testing and user-defined step capabilities
are available for a 30-day trial period and can be activated at any time
for a minimal license fee by contacting National Instruments.
Enables fast and easy communication between a
Windows PC and the DPO4000B Series via USB or LAN. Transfer and save
settings, waveforms, measurements and screen images.
TekXL and TekW Toolbars.
Integrated into Microsoft Office and allow you
to transfer waveforms and plot measurements using Excel and capture
screen images in a Word document.
Remote control/communications over GPIB, USB and Ethernet. Includes a
Talker Listener to record and replay scripts for automating common
tasks, an Instrument Manager and a Call Monitor for logging
communications to the instrument.
Provides a standard instrument programming interface for common
applications such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Microsoft .NET and MATLAB.
All models include:
One passive voltage probe per analog channel (TPP0500 500 MHz, 10X, 3.9
pF for 500 MHz and 350 MHz models; TPP1000 1 GHz, 10X, 3.9 pF for 1 GHz
models), Front Cover, User Manual Documentation CD, OpenChoice® Desktop
Software, NI LabVIEW SignalExpress™ Tektronix Edition Software,
Calibration Certificates, Power Cord,
Accessory Bag. Three-year warranty (excluding probes).
MSO models also include one P6616 16-channel logic
probe and a logic probe accessory kit.