Tektronix DPO71254C 12.5 GHz Oscilloscope
Engineers rely on an oscilloscope throughout their design cycle, from prototype turn-on to production testing. The MSO/DPO70000 Series oscilloscopes’ unique capabilities combined with exceptional signal acquisition performance and analysis accelerate your measurement tasks.
Key performance specifications
- Up to 33 GHz analog bandwidth and rise time as fast as 9 ps. Enables measurement on the latest high-speed serial standards
- True 33 GHz Real-time Analog Bandwidth on 2 Channels with 33 GHz models
- Industry-leading sample rate and timing resolution
- 100 GS/s on 2 Channels (33, 25, 23, 20, 16, and 12.5 GHz models)
- Four-channel Simultaneous Performance
- Up to 23 GHz Bandwidth
- Up to 50 GS/s Real-time Sample Rate
- Up to 500 Megasample Record Length with MultiView Zoom™ for quick navigation
- Fastest Waveform Capture Rate with >300,000 wfms/s maximum per channel
- 16 Logic Channels with 80 ps Timing Resolution for Debug of digital and analog signals (MSO70000 Series only)
- Unique iCapture® capability enables viewing analog characteristics of digital channels with single probe connection
- 6.25 Gb/s Real-time Serial Trigger – Assures triggering on the first instance of a specified NRZ or 8b/10b pattern to allow isolation of pattern-dependent effects
- Application Support for High-speed Serial Industry Standards, wideband RF, Power supplies, and memory – Enables standard-specific certification, measurement automation, and ease of use
- Superior signal integrity and excellent signal-to-noise ratio – observe the truest representation of your waveform
- Pinpoint® triggering – minimize time spent trying to acquire problem signals for efficient troubleshooting and shortened debug time
- Visual Trigger – precisely qualify triggers and find unique events in complex waveforms
- Search and Mark – provides waveform or serial bus pattern matching and software triggers for signals of interest
- Automated Serial Analysis options for PCI Express, 8b/10b encoded serial data, I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, RS-232/422/485/UART, USB 2.0, HSIC, MIL-STD-1553B, and MIPI® D-PHY and M-PHY
- P7600 and P7500 TriMode™ probing system – perfectly matched signal connectivity
- P6780, P6750, and P6717A high-performance 17-channel logic probes with bandwidths up to 2.5 GHz for connections to today’s fast digital signals (MSO70000 Series only)
- USB 2.0 host port on both the front panel and rear panel for quick and easy data storage, printing, and connecting a USB keyboard
- Integrated 10/100 Ethernet port for network connection and Video Out port to export the oscilloscope display to a monitor or projector
- High-speed serial industry standards compliance
- SignalVu® RF and vector signal analysis
- DDR memory bus analysis
- Design verification including signal integrity, jitter, and timing analysis
- Design characterization for high-speed, sophisticated designs
- Certification testing of serial data streams for industry standards
- Memory bus analysis and debug
- Prototype turn-on and power supply verification
- Research and investigation of transient phenomena
- Production testing of complex systems
- Spectral analysis of transient or wide-bandwidth RF signals
|Model||Analog Bandwidth||Analog Sample Rate – 2/4 Channels||Standard Memory – Analog + Digital||Analog Channels||Logic Channels|
|DPO70404C||4 GHz||25 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO70404C||4 GHz||25 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO70604C||6 GHz||25 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO70604C||6 GHz||25 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO70804C||8 GHz||25 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO70804C||8 GHz||25 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO71254C||12.5 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO71254C||12.5 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO71604C||16 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO71604C||16 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO72004C||20 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO72004C||20 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO72304DX||23 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO72304DX||23 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO72504DX||25 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO72504DX||25 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
|DPO73304DX||33 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||31 MS||4||—|
|MSO73304DX||33 GHz||100 GS/s / 50 GS/s||62 MS||4||16|
System turn-on and verification
From the time a design is first powered up through the initial operational checks, the MSO/DPO70000 Series provide the features you need.
Uncompromised four-channel acquisition
With very low noise and up to 50 GS/s sample rate on all four channels the DPO70000 Series ensures that signal integrity checks and timing analysis can be done without worrying about noise and jitter in the scope distorting the measurements. Single-shot bandwidths up to 23 GHz on all four channels ensure that you’ll capture your signals of interest without worrying about undersampling when using more than 1 or 2 channels.
For applications requiring the lowest internal noise and jitter, 100 GS/s performance further reduces noise and jitter and provides additional measurement headroom.
Unmatched acquisition and signal-to-noise performance
The superior signal integrity and excellent signal-to-noise ratio of the MSO/DPO70000 Series ensures confidence in your measurement results.
- Up to 33 GHz, matched across 4 channels
- Bandwidth enhancement eliminates imperfections in frequency response all the way to the probe tip. User-selectable filters for each channel provide magnitude and phase correction for more accurate representation of extremely fast signals. In addition, only Tektronix allows the user to disable the bandwidth enhancement for applications needing the highest measurement throughput.
- Simultaneous high sample rate on all channels captures more signal details (transients, imperfections, fast edges)
- 100 GS/s on 2 channels and 50 GS/s on all analog channels for the 12.5 through 33 GHz models
- 25 GS/s on all analog channels for the 4, 6, and 8 GHz models
- 12.5 GS/s on all logic channels in the MSO70000 Series
- Low jitter noise floor and high vertical accuracy provide additional margin in your measurements
- Long record length provides high resolution and extended-duration waveform capture
- Standard 31 MS per channel on the DPO70000 Series and 62 MS on the MSO70000 Series
- Optional up to 125 MS on all four channels (4, 6, and 8 GHz models) and 250 MS (12.5 through 20 GHz models) on all four channels; up to 500 MS on four channels/1 GS on two channels for 23, 25, and 33 GHz models.
- On the MSO70000 Series, the record length of logic channels matches the analog record lengths for uncompromised analog and digital acquisition
- MultiView Zoom helps you manage long records, compare and analyze multiple waveform segments
- With high signal-to-noise ratio and low internal noise floor, the MSO/DPO70000 Series enable you to perform precise characterization measurements. When debugging a DUT, a low noise floor and maximum signal fidelity of the measurement instrument allows you to find the smallest anomalies affecting the DUT’s performance. For RF signals, a lower noise floor translates into a higher dynamic range, opening the MSO/DPO70000 Series to a wider range of applications.
Widest range of probing solutions
Whether you need to measure 8 Gb/s serial data, fast digital logic, or switching currents from your new power supply design, Tektronix offers a vast array of probing solutions, including active single-ended, differential, logic, high voltage, current, optical, and a wide range of probe and oscilloscope accessories.
P7633 Low Noise TriMode probes simplify complex measurement setups.
P6780 Differential Logic probes provide high-bandwidth connections for up to 16 digital signals.
16-channel digital acquisition (MSO70000 Series)
When you have many interfaces to verify, the MSO70000 Series with 4 analog and 16 logic channels enables efficient channel-to-channel timing checks. With timing resolution of 80 ps, the MSO70000 Series’ digital acquisition system enables you to make precise timing measurements on as many as 20 channels simultaneously.
iCapture™ – One connection for analog and digital (MSO70000 Series)
The number of signals that must be verified can often make the checkout of a design long and involved. By using the iCapture™ digital-to-analog multiplexer feature, you can easily verify the analog characteristics of any of the 16 signals connected to the MSO70000 Series’ digital channels without changing probes or connections. Using iCapture™, you can quickly view the analog characteristics of any input channel. If the signal is working as expected, relegate it to a digital-only view and continue testing other lines.
Bus decoding and triggering
Verifying your system operation often requires the ability to see specific system states on a key bus such as the DDR SDRAM interface. The MSO/DPO70000 Series includes parallel and serial bus decoding that provides deeper insight into the system’s behavior. Using the bus triggering capability of the MSO/DPO70000 Series to isolate the exact state needed or find invalid bus sequences is as easy as defining the bus and choosing the bit pattern or symbolic word that describes the desired state. In addition, serial bus decoding for 8b/10b encoded data, I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, USB, and MIPI® DSI and CSI2 buses enables you to identify where control and data packets begin and end as well as identify subpacket components such as address, data, CRC, etc.
Symbolic bus formats simplify identifying system states and setting up bus triggers.
Deep record length available on all channels
Longer duration events such as power supply sequencing and system status words can be analyzed without sacrificing timing resolution using the long memory depths available on all four analog channels in the DPO70000 Series as well as the 16 logic channels of the MSO70000 Series. Optional memory depths up to 125 MS (Option 10XL) on the 4, 6, and 8 GHz models, 250 MS (Option 20XL) on the 12.5 through 20 GHz models and 500 MS (4 channels)/1 GS (2 channels) with option 50XL on the 23 through 33 GHz models are available.
10 ms duration capture of synchronous high-speed and low-speed signals at 25 GS/s.
Power supplies can be a critical failure point in any system. Careful testing of the power delivery system’s power on sequence can be time consuming. The MSO70000 Series provides independent logic thresholds for each logic channel enabling multiple logic voltages to be set up and observed simultaneously for quick verification of the system’s power rails.
Protocol and serial pattern triggering
To verify serial architectures, the serial pattern triggering for NRZ serial data streams with built-in clock recovery in the MSO/DPO70000 Series allows correlating events across physical and link layers. The instruments can recover the clock signal, identify transitions, and allow you to set the desired encoded words for the serial pattern trigger to capture. This feature comes standard on the MSO70000 Series and is available on the DPO70000 Series as Option ST6G. For higher bit rate standards like USB 3.0, the 8b/10b serial pattern trigger and decode covers data rates up to 6.25 Gb/s.
Pattern lock triggering adds an extra dimension to NRZ serial pattern triggering by enabling the oscilloscope to take synchronized acquisitions of a long serial test pattern with outstanding time base accuracy. Pattern lock triggering can be used to remove random jitter from long serial data patterns. Effects of specific bit transitions can be investigated, and averaging can be used with mask testing. Pattern lock triggering supports up to 6.25 Gb/s NRZ serial data streams and is standard on the MSO70000 Series instruments, or is included as part of Option ST6G on the DPO70000 Series.
Visual Trigger – Find the signal of interest quickly
Finding the right cycle of a complex bus can require hours of collecting and sorting through thousands of acquisitions for an event of interest. Defining a trigger that isolates the desired event speeds up debug and analysis efforts.
Visual Trigger qualifies the Tektronix Pinpoint Triggers by scanning through all waveform acquisitions and comparing them to on-screen areas (geometric shapes). Up to eight areas can be created using a mouse or touchscreen, and a variety of shapes (triangles, rectangles, hexagons, or trapezoids) can be used to specify the desired trigger behavior. Once shapes are created, they can be edited interactively to create ideal trigger conditions
Customized serial triggering. Visual Trigger set to find a serial data pattern of 1101 0101.
Multiple channel triggering. Visual Trigger areas can be associated with events spanning multiple channels such as packets transmitted on two USB2.0 buses simultaneously.
By triggering only on the most important signal events, Visual Trigger can save hours of capturing and manually searching through acquisitions. In seconds or minutes, you can find the critical events and complete your debug and analysis efforts. Using the Mark All Trigger Events feature, once your Visual Trigger is set, your oscilloscope can automatically search the entire acquired waveform for all events with the same characteristics and mark them for you – a great time-saving feature.
DDR memory. Visual Trigger used to isolate a rare occurrence of a write burst on a specific bit pattern in DDR3. The trigger event is a Write DQ burst of 11000000, when the DQ launch starts from a non-tri-state voltage value. DDR memory bus events involve clocks, strobes and data channels as well as multiple amplitudes and bursts of data.
Boolean logic trigger qualification. Boolean logic using logical OR allows the user to simultaneously monitor each bit and capture the occurrence of an anomaly at any point in the acquisition.
Trigger on the width of a burst of 10 pulses. By drawing a “Must be outside” area before the first clock pulse and a second “Must be outside” area after the tenth pulse, as shown, you can define a Visual Trigger setup that captures the desired burst width.
System characterization and margin testing
When a design is working correctly and the next task is to fully characterize its performance, the MSO/DPO70000 Series offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of analysis and certification tools, such as math expressions, waveform mask testing, pass/fail testing, event searching, and event marking. Tools for automation reduce the tedium, increase reliability, and speed up the process of making hundreds of characterization measurements.
Advanced waveform analysis
Full analysis of the power, voltage, and temperature corners of your system under test can be very time consuming. The MSO/DPO70000 Series offer a wide range of built-in advanced waveform analysis tools.
Waveform cursors make it easy to measure trace-to-trace timing characteristics, while cursors that link between YT and XY display modes make it easy to investigate phase relationships and Safe Operating Area violations. Select from 53 automatic measurements using a graphical palette that logically organizes measurements into Amplitude, Time, Histogram, and Communications categories. Gather further insight into your measurement results with statistical data such as mean, min, max, standard deviation, and population.
Define and apply math expressions to waveform data for on-screen results in terms that you can use. Access common waveform math functions with the touch of a button. Or, for advanced applications, create algebraic expressions consisting of live waveforms, reference waveforms, math functions, measurement values, scalars, and user-adjustable variables with an easy-to-use calculator-style editor.
With deep acquisition memory, margin testing can be done over many cycles and long duration trends in the data can be observed. Plus, data from the oscilloscope can be captured into Microsoft Excel using the unique Excel toolbar, and formatted into custom reports using the Word toolbar provided with the MSO/DPO70000 Series.
Automated tools to increase measurement throughput
Ease of use and measurement throughput are key when a large number of measurements must be completed with a performance oscilloscope. MSO70000 Series come standard with the DPOJET Advanced Jitter and Eye Diagram measurement application, providing the tools you need to quickly perform a high volume of measurements and collect statistics. DPOJET Essentials is standard on the DPO70000 Series with the DPOJET advanced version available as an option. Application-specific measurement packages are also available that extend DPOJET and perform the extensive set of tests required by industry standard groups. User-defined measurements can be added to DPOJET using the Application Developers Kit (ADK) that comes standard with the oscilloscope.
DPOJET Jitter and Eye Diagram Analysis – Simplify identifying signal integrity concerns, jitter, and their related sources with DPOJET software. DPOJET provides the highest sensitivity and accuracy available for real-time oscilloscopes.
When performing receiver testing on a serial transceiver, a BER measurement is often required. The MSO/DPO70000 series offer an optional built-in error detector function for 8b/10b-encoded signals. The built-in error detector comes with presets for testing PCIe, USB3.0, and SATA signals up to 6 Gb/s. The error detector settings can be customized to work with a generic 8b/10b-encoded signal and can be set to detect bit, character, or frame errors. When an error is detected, the scope will trigger and display the waveform bits where the error occurred.
RF and vector signal analysis
When vector signal analysis of RF or baseband signals is needed, the optional SignalVu® application enables measurements in multiple domains (frequency, time, phase, modulation) simultaneously. SignalVu® measurements are fully correlated with the scope’s time domain acquisition and triggering. Time domain events, such as commands to an RF subsystem, can be used as trigger events, while the subsystem’s RF signal can be seen in the frequency domain. SignalVu also provides wireless standards measurements such as IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/j/p/n/ac that can be correlated in the time domain 1.
SignalVu® Vector Signal Analysis – Easily verify wide-bandwidth designs such as wideband radar, high data-rate satellite links, WLAN 802.11, or frequency-hopping radios and characterize wideband spectral events. SignalVu® combines the functionality of a vector signal analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, and the powerful triggering capabilities of the MSO/DPO70000 Series – all in a single package.
1 Also check http://www.tek.com/signalvu for the latest information.
TekExpress® software automation framework
The TekExpress® software automation framework has been developed for automated one-button testing of high-speed serial data standards. TekExpress® efficiently executes the required tests for many serial standards such as SATA, SAS, MIPI® D-PHY, MHL, MIPI® M-PHY, PCI Express®, USB 3.0, DisplayPort, and 10GBASE-T Ethernet. Run on an external Windows PC, the TekExpress® software orchestrates the instrument setup and control sequences to provide complete test results for complete design validation.
Beyond using the TekExpress® framework, custom applications that you develop yourself using application development environments such as MATLAB® can further extend the tool set of the MSO/DPO70000 Series.
Characterization measurements depend upon accuracy and repeatability. The wide bandwidth and unmatched signal fidelity of the MSO/DPO70000 analog front end ensures that your signal quality measurements such as rise times are faithful and amplitude correct with flatness of ±0.5 dB.
TekExpress® USB 3.0 Automated Test Software (Option USB-TX) – TekExpress® USB 3.0 provides an automated, simple, and efficient way to test USB 3.0 transmitter and receiver hosts and devices consistent with the requirements of the SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus Electrical Compliance Test Specification. The application automates selection of appropriate fixture de-embed, CTLE and reference channel emulation filters and measurement selections based on device type, test type, test points, and selected probes. In addition, USB-TX leverages DPOJET allowing debug and advanced characterization of USB 3.0 solutions.
TekExpress® SATA Automated Compliance Test Software – Complete support for SATA Gen1/2/3 defined test suites for transmitters and receivers. Reduce your compliance test time by approximately 70% with simple, efficient automation of all required test suites with TekExpress® software. Also included is auto-recognition of all required test equipment, precise DUT/Host control, and one-button testing.
TekExpress® PCI Express Gen 1/2/3 Automated Test Software (Option PCE3) – Provides the most comprehensive solution for PCI Express Gen 1/2/3 transmitter compliance testing as well as debug and validation of PCI Express devices against the PCI-SIG specifications. The application automates selection of appropriate fixture de-embed and reference channel emulation filters and measurement selections based on test type, device data rate, transmitter equalization, link width, and selected probes. In addition, the Option PCE3 application includes a TekExpress compliance automation solution that integrates the PCI-SIG’s Sigtest test software with Tektronix’ DPOJET-based PCI Express Jitter and Eye Diagram & SDLA Serial Data Link Analysis Visualizer analysis tools for debug. Results are presented in a comprehensive HTML format for engineering test documentation.
TekExpress® MHL Advanced Analysis and Compliance Software (Option MHD) – Provides the most comprehensive solution for MHL 1.0/2.0/1.3/2.1 compliance testing as well as debug and validation of MHL devices against the latest MHL specifications. The application automates Transmitter, Sink and Dongle Electrical tests. Results are presented in a comprehensive HTML format for engineering test documentation
Custom filter and de-embed capability
Create your own filters or use the filters provided as standard with the MSO/DPO70000 Series to enhance your ability to isolate or remove a component of your signal (noise or specific harmonics of the signal). These customizable FIR filters can be used to implement signal-processing techniques, such as removing signal pre-emphasis or minimizing the effects of fixtures and cables connected to the device under test. Using the optional Serial Data Link Analysis Visualizer (SDLA64) application, you can gain further insight into serial data links with the capability to emulate the serial data channel from its S-parameters, remove reflections, cross-coupling, and loss caused by fixtures, cables, or probes, and open closed eyes caused by channel effects using receiver equalization techniques, such as CTLE, DFE, FFE. IBIS-AMI models for silicon-specific receiver equalization can used to observe on-chip behavior.
SDLA – Serial Data Link Analysis Visualizer (Option SDLA64) – Offers the capability to emulate the serial data channel, de-embed fixtures, cables, or probes, and add or remove equalization. Option SDLA64 also provides processing of waveforms with IBIS-AMI Receiver Equalization, or CTLE, FFE and/or DFE equalization. DPOJET provides advanced measurement and jitter analysis of the resulting waveforms.
Application-specific solutions – enable standard-specific certification, measurement automation, and extended signal analysis
Accurate, Simple, and Customizable Physical Layer Certification Testing – For designers with industry-standard certification needs, standard-specific compliance and analysis modules that configure the pass/fail waveform mask and measurement limit testing are available as options on the MSO/DPO70000 Series. Modules are available for PCI Express®, DDR Memory, Serial ATA, SAS, HDMI, Ethernet, DisplayPort, MIPI® D-PHY and M-PHY, Power Supplies, and USB.
DDR Memory Bus Analysis (Option DDRA) – Automatically identify DDR1, LPDDR, LPDDR2, LPDDR3, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, and GDDR3 Reads and Writes and makes JEDEC conformance measurements with pass/fail results on all edges in every Read and Write burst. DDRA provides capabilities for measurements of clock, address, and control signals. In addition to enabling conformance testing DDRA with DPOJET is the fastest way to debug complex memory signaling issues. DDRA can also use the Command/Address lines to trigger on specific read/write states when running on the MSO70000 Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope, which offers 16 channels of digital logic probing.
USB 3.0 Transmitter Test Solution (Option USB3) – Perform verification, characterization, and debug of USB 3.0 devices. Measurements are implemented in DPOJET and are compliant to the USB 3.0 specification. For compliance and automation, USB-TX is available.
PCI Express® Transmitter Compliance and Debug (Option PCE3) – Analyze the performance of your PCI Express® Rev 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 (draft spec) design with comprehensive test support. Using DPOJET, Option PCE3 enables tests that conform to PCI-SIG standards.
Ethernet Compliance Test Solution (Option ET3) – Receive full PHY layer support for Ethernet variants 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T with the comprehensive, integrated Tektronix® Ethernet tool set. Analog verification, automated compliance software, and device characterization solutions are all included.
MIPI® D-PHY Characterization and Analysis Solution (Option D-PHY) – Verify to the D-PHY specification by rapidly characterizing and discovering sources of jitter and signal integrity concerns using the fully flexible and customizable test setup. Using DPOJET, Option D-PHY enables transmitter high-speed data-clock timing measurements, along with a full range of electrical characteristics in high-speed or low-power modes.
MIPI® M-PHY Debug, Analysis, Characterization and Conformance Test Solution (Option M-PHY) – Verify to the M-PHY specification by rapidly characterizing and discovering sources of jitter and signal integrity concerns. Using DPOJET, Option M-PHY enables transmitter signaling and timing measurements such as differential transmit eye diagrams, rise and fall times, slew rate, amplitude parameters, common mode voltages on each lane for both the large and small amplitude configurations, as well as the terminated and unterminated cases.
XGbT 10GBASE-T Automated Compliance Software – Quickly perform 10GBASE-T measurements per the IEEE 802.3an-2006 standard including Power Spectral Density (PSD), Power Level, and Linearity, with a simplified instrument configuration. XGbT provides flexible control over test configurations and analysis parameters, enabling more in-depth device characterization.
10GBASE-KR/KR4 Compliance and Debug Solution (Option 10G-KR) – Automated compliance measurements for IEEE 802.3ap-2007 specifications. This option includes an automated compliance solution and debugging with DPOJET. The automated test setup measures transmitter equalization levels generating 12 results for each tap and 120 results for 9 different measurements in approximately 15 minutes.
Tektronix SFP+ QSFP+ Tx is developed on a Real Time Oscilloscope platform, which is the platform of choice for engineers designing their products around SFF-8431 & SFF-8634 technology. Option SFP-TX and SFP-WDP enable both an Automation Solution (for Compliance) and DPOJET Option (for Debug), Users can save up to 80% on testing time compared to manual testing. TWDPc – Transmitter Waveform Distortion Penalty for Copper Measurements are available with Option SFP-WDP. SFF-8431 SFP+ TWDPc based Matlab code is integrated into the SFP-WDP option to make sure Engineers can use this measurement in the automated setup.
HDMI Compliance Test Solution (Option HT3) – A fast, efficient solution for HDMI compliance measurement challenges, no matter if you are working on a Source, Cable, or Sink solution. This application provides all the HDMI compliance test solutions you need to ensure quality and interoperability.
DisplayPort Compliance Test Solution (Option DP12) – Supports DisplayPort Compliance Test Standard (CTS) source test with four-line simultaneous testing using the Tektronix® P7300SMA Series probes and DisplayPort software. Detailed test reports with waveform plots, pass/fail results, and margin analysis are included.
Power Measurement and Analysis Software (Option PWR) – DPOPWR, Advanced Power Measurement and Analysis software allows the user to configure multiple measurements with custom defined settings, measure and analyze power dissipation in switching devices, and magnetic parameters in a single acquisition. The Trajectory plot computes turn-on loss, turn-off loss and Conduction loss parameters for each cycle. Measurements such as Phase, Conduction loss, amplitude, and Voltage harmonics provide more insight to Input/Output characterization of power supplies. A single mht format file with append feature provides an easy way of generating reports which include measurements, test results, and plot images.
This is the start of your concept. Before a product can go to market, you often need to complete a series of certification tests on the industry-standard high-speed serial buses in your design. These tests can involve many hours of wrestling with test fixtures, reading certification documents, and collecting sufficient data to validate that your system passes the required tests.
MSO70000 – A dedicated solution configured for today’s high-speed serial design challenges
The MSO70000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes are specially configured to address high-speed serial data designs by encapsulating many of the serial domain features needed for high-speed serial verification and characterization. These standard features on the MSO70000 Series are options on the DPO70000 Series.
Serial pattern triggering
Real-time serial pattern triggering and protocol decode with built-in clock recovery recovers the clock signal, identifies the transitions, and decodes characters and other protocol data. You can see the 8b/10b bit sequences decoded into their words for convenient analysis, and set the desired encoded words for the serial pattern trigger to capture. With pattern lock triggering, the MSO70000 Series can synchronize to long serial test patterns with data rates up to 6.25 Gb/s and remove random jitter.
DPOJET jitter, timing, and eye diagram analysis
The MSO70000 Series features the highest-accuracy jitter and timing measurements as well as comprehensive analysis algorithms. Tight timing margins demand stable, low-jitter designs. You can make jitter measurements over contiguous clock cycles on every valid pulse in a single-shot acquisition. Multiple measurements and trend plots quickly show system timing under variable conditions, including Random, Deterministic, and Bounded Uncorrelated Jitter separation.
Communications mask testing
Provides a complete portfolio of masks for verifying compliance to serial communications standards. Over 150 masks including the following standards are supported – PCI Express®, ITU-T/ANSI T1.102, Ethernet IEEE 802.3, ANSI X3.263, Sonet/SDH, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, USB, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, IEEE 1394b, RapidIO, OIF Standards, Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI), Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI).
Communications mask testing.
62 MS record length
62 MS on all four channels provides a longer time sequence at high resolution. Optional record lengths up to 125 MS for the 4, 6, and 8 GHz models, 250 MS for the 12.5 through 20 GHz models and 500 MS (4 channels)/1 GS (2 channels) on 23 to 33GHz models extend the acquisition time sequence.
With standard features that extend the functionality of the Tektronix DPO70000 Series to address high-speed serial signal analysis and certification, the MSO70000 Series offers a specialized instrument that efficiently addresses your design challenges.
Protocol Decode for High Speed Serial buses
The MSO/DPO70000 Series oscilloscopes provide optional protocol analysis for HSS buses such as PCI Express gen 1/2/3, MIPI D-PHY (CSI, DSI) and 8b/10b-encoded buses. With these capabilities, bit sequences can be decoded into familiar commands and data packets for faster analysis. With the PCI Express decoder, the data is displayed in a protocol-aware view using characters and terms from the standard, such as the ordered sets: SKP, Electrical Idle, and EIEOS
Table View of the Bus Protocol. The results table provides a protocol view of the bus and with a mouse click allows correlation of what is happening in the physical layer to what is happening in the protocol layers.
Protocol and Electrical Views of an HSS Bus. The data in the results table and the acquired waveform are time correlated, enhancing the ability to identify possible causes of protocol errors due to electrical signaling.
Both the 8b/10b serial bus trigger and the advanced search and mark feature on the oscilloscope are integrated with the HSS protocol decode to quickly isolate events of interest in a HSS data stream.
User-selectable bandwidth limit filters
While wide bandwidth is needed to characterize your high-speed serial designs, certification testing can require a specific instrument bandwidth appropriate for the signal’s data rate in order to correlate test results between different test labs. The MSO/DPO70000 Series feature user-selectable bandwidth limiting filters. Using these bandwidth limit filters which range from 500 MHz to 32 GHz, you will ensure that your measurement is done using the bandwidth specified by the industry standard.
Throughout the design cycle, MSO/DPO70000 Series oscilloscopes provide the ability to debug malfunctioning subsystems and isolate the cause. With the high waveform capture rate of FastAcq® you can quickly identify signal anomalies that occur intermittently – saving minutes, hours, or even days by quickly revealing the nature of faults so sophisticated trigger modes can be applied to isolate them. Using Pinpoint® triggers, infrequent events such as glitches or signal runts caused by bus contention or signal integrity issues can be captured, analyzed, and then eliminated.
FastAcq® – Expedites debugging by clearly showing imperfections
More than just color grading or event scanning, the FastAcq® proprietary DPX® acquisition technology captures signals at more than 300,000 waveforms per second on all four channels simultaneously, dramatically increasing the probability of discovering infrequent fault events. And with a simple turn of the intensity knob you can clearly “see a world others don’t see”, displaying the complete picture of your circuit’s operation. Some oscilloscope vendors claim high waveform capture rates for short bursts of time, but only MSO/DPO70000 Series oscilloscopes, enabled by DPX® technology, can deliver these fast waveform capture rates on a sustained basis.
Whether you’re trying to find a problem signal or need to isolate a section of a complex signal for further analysis, like a DDR Read or Write burst, Tektronix Pinpoint® triggering provides the solution. Pinpoint® triggering allows selection of virtually all trigger types on both A and B trigger events delivering the full suite of advanced trigger types for finding sequential trigger events. Pinpoint® triggers provide trigger reset capabilities that begin the trigger sequence again after a specified time, state, or transition so that even events in the most complex signals can be captured. Other oscilloscopes typically offer less than 20 trigger combinations; Pinpoint® triggering offers over 1400 combinations, all at full performance. Visual Trigger extends the Pinpoint Triggering’s capabilities, adding another level of trigger qualification to find important events in a wide variety of complex signals.
With Enhanced Triggering, trigger jitter is reduced to <100 fs. With this stability at the trigger point, the trigger point can be used as a measurement reference.
B scan event trigger
Users who wish to create eye diagrams from data bursts synchronized or initiated by an A event will find the B Event Scan trigger function especially useful. B Event Scan is an A to B trigger sequence that will trigger and capture burst event data of interest defined by the B Event setup menu. Captured bits can be scanned in a sequential or randomized fashion, alternatively the trigger can toggle between two successive B trigger events.
B Event Scan identifies specific events to build an eye diagram.
Use B Event Scan trigger on DDR DQS edges used to construct an eye diagram of all bits in a burst.
Logic pattern triggering
Logic pattern triggering allows logic qualification that controls when to look for faults and ignore events that do not occur during the desired state. On the MSO70000 Series, up to 20-bit wide logic pattern triggering enhances the Pinpoint® trigger capabilities by helping you isolate the specific system state and analog events that are causing system failure.
Digital A then analog B triggering (MSO70000 Series only)
Advanced triggering capabilities include Digital A then Analog B to help you to identify a specific digital pattern or system state and then wait for an analog event such as a runt pulse to trigger the acquisition.
Integrated logic channels (MSO70000 Series only)
The MSO70000 Series extends the debug capabilities of a 4-channel oscilloscope with an additional 16 logic channels that can be used to provide system level context when the fault occurs. This context, such as an illegal system state or error, may be the clue that leads to the root cause. When other oscilloscopes require you to use a logic analyzer to see the digital data you need to solve your debugging challenge, the MSO70000 Series can effectively debug and verify many digital timing issues in the system more quickly and easily. With 80 ps timing resolution and channel-to-channel skews of as little as 160 ps, the integrated logic channels allow you to view and measure time-correlated digital and analog data in the same display window.
Integrated Logic Channels – Provide time-correlated analog and digital visibility for system debugging.
When the key events you are interested in are widely spaced in time, such as bursts of activity on a bus, the FastFrame™ segmented memory feature on the MSO/DPO70000 Series enables you to capture the events of interest while conserving acquisition memory. Using multiple trigger events, FastFrame™ captures and stores short bursts of signals and saves them as frames for later viewing and analysis. On the MSO70000 Series, FastFrame™ and bus or logic triggering enable you to capture your fastest, bursty signals on the analog channels at the highest sample rate while the logic channel trigger recognizes the bus cycle of interest. Capturing thousands of frames is possible, so long-term trends and changes in the bursting signal can be analyzed.
iCapture™ (MSO70000 Series only)
When an anomaly is seen on digital lines, iCapture™ delivers new insight into the analog behavior of the digital signals. With iCapture™, you can route any 4 of the 16 logic channels to the MSO70000 Series’ analog acquisition system so that these signals can be viewed in finer detail. The unique multiplexer circuitry of iCapture™ provides simultaneous digital and analog views of signals without needing to move the logic probe or double probe the circuit.
Advanced search and mark
Isolating the key event causing your system failure can often be a tedious task. With the Advanced Event Search and Mark feature standard on the MSO/DPO70000 Series, examining data and highlighting important events, skipping the unimportant ones, and enhancing the comprehension of event relationships is made easy. With ASM, you’ll be able to navigate through long record length acquisitions effortlessly and quickly locate the event you have been trying to find. Advanced searches can be defined individually or using the scope’s trigger settings as the definition for the search. Even Visual Trigger areas can be used as part of the ASM criteria.
Advanced Search and Mark – Highlights important events and provides convenient previous and next buttons and mouse clicks to navigate between events of interest effortlessly.
Embedded serial bus (I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485, UART, USB) decoding and triggering
The MSO/DPO70000 Series instruments provide integrated support for a broad range of serial buses – I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, and USB. This support for up to 16 separate serial buses enables you to monitor or debug subsystems and components, such as frequency synthesizers, D/A converters, and Flash Memory that are controlled or monitored through serial control buses. While monitoring or debugging these serial buses alone is relatively easy, decoding events on the serial bus can also enable more complex system-level debugging. When you experience an issue with a higher-speed serial interface, the clue to what is going wrong may be found by using the serial bus decode feature to observe the data on your I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, or USB interface.
Probing – analog and digital
Often the biggest challenge in debugging a system is getting access to the required signals. Tektronix offers a wide array of probing solutions, including the P7600 and P7500 TriMode™ probing system with bandwidths that are perfectly matched to the MSO/DPO70000 Series. The P7600 and P7500 TriMode™ probes allow you to switch among differential, single ended, and common-mode measurements without moving the probe from its connection points. The P7600 series combines low noise, 33 GHz bandwidth and the convenience of Trimode probing. The P7500 Series offers probes with performance from 4 GHz to 25 GHz and offers several low-cost solder tips with quick connection features that allow moving the probe to various solder points fast and easy.
The low-cost solder tips available for the P7500 TriMode™ probes allow quick connection so moving the probe to various solder points is fast and easy.
On the MSO70000 Series, the P6780 differential, P6750 high-density D-Max®, and P6717A general-purpose logic probes provide connectivity to low-speed and high-speed digital signals with low loading, small size, and a range of accessories for soldering or browsing.
Solder tip accessories designed for the P6780 differential logic probes provide access to signals on tightly spaced vias and fine-pitched components.
In addition to assisting engineers with design tasks, the MSO/DPO70000 Series allow test engineers to test analog and digital signals with a wide range of clock speeds and data rates. Rackmount options are available for mounting the MSO/DPO70000 Series into an EIA standard 19 inch (487 mm) rack. An IEEE 488.2 standard GPIB interface is standard on all models.
LXI Class C
Using the LXI Web Interface, you can connect to the MSO/DPO70000 Series through a standard web browser by simply entering the oscilloscope’s IP address in the address bar of the browser. The web interface enables viewing of instrument status and configuration, as well as status and modification of network settings. All web interaction conforms to the LXI Class C specification.
OpenChoice® analysis tools
The OpenChoice® Software allows you to customize your test and measurement system with familiar analysis tools. The analysis and networking features of the OpenChoice® software add more flexibility to Tektronix MSO/DPO70000 Series oscilloscopes: Using the fast embedded bus, waveform data can be moved directly from acquisition to analysis applications on the Windows® desktop at much faster speeds than conventional GPIB transfers.
Implementation by Tektronix of industry-standard protocols, such as TekVISA™ interface and ActiveX controls, are included for using and enhancing Windows® applications for data analysis and documentation. IVI instrument drivers are included to enable easy communication with the oscilloscope using GPIB, RS-232, and LAN connections from programs running on the instrument or an external PC.
The Application Development Kit (ADK) extends the OpenChoice® framework to support custom end-user and third-party application development. ADK documentation describes how to implement the Data Store Public Interface to speed internal transfer of waveform data through user-created data processing algorithms and display the results in real time on the oscilloscope screen. The Data Store Public Interface is >2X faster than traditional GPIB-based data transfer techniques. The Data Store Public Interface is accessible through MathWorks MATLAB® or .NET languages such as C# or Visual Basic. Other features of the ADK include a DPOJET plug-in that enables users to add custom measurements to this market-leading timing and jitter analysis tool. The ADK provides comprehensive documentation and coding examples to aid the user in developing their own unique analysis tool kit to quickly capture and analyze their signals.
With industry-leading acquisition speed and signal-to-noise ratio performance, the MSO/DPO70000 Series can provide researchers with tools that allow them to capture, display, and analyze high-speed and transient signals with unmatched precision.
Full control of acquisition and display parameters
You have full control of the instrument’s acquisition modes. Choose the mode you need to do your job the fastest: Automatic, Constant Sample Rate, or Manual settings. When you are doing signal exploration and want a lively signal, the default Automatic mode provides you with the liveliest display update rate. If you want the highest real-time sample rate that will give you the most measurement accuracy, then the Constant Sample Rate mode is for you. It will maintain the highest sample rate and provide the best real-time resolution. Finally, the Manual mode ensures direct and independent control of the sample rate and record length for applications requiring specific settings.
The OpenChoice® architecture provides a comprehensive software infrastructure for faster, more versatile operations. Data transfer utilities, such as the Excel or Word toolbar plug-ins can be used to simplify analysis and documentation on the Windows® desktop or on an external PC.
The MSO/DPO70000 Series instruments excel in usability with a suite of productivity features, such as a touch screen, flat menu structures, intuitive graphical icons, knob-per-channel vertical controls, right clicks, mouse wheel operation, and familiar Windows-based controls.
When your oscilloscope is connected to a network, use the Windows® Remote Desktop utility to access your oscilloscope from across the lab or across the globe.
MyScope® – Create your own control windows
Easily create your own personalized “toolbox” of oscilloscope features in a matter of minutes using a simple, visual, drag-and-drop process. Once created, these custom control windows are easily accessed through a dedicated MyScope® button and menu selection on the oscilloscope button/menu bar, just like any other control window. You can make an unlimited number of custom control windows, enabling each person who uses the oscilloscope in a shared environment to have their own unique control window. MyScope® control windows will benefit all oscilloscope users, eliminating the ramp-up time that many face when returning to the lab after not using an oscilloscope for a while, and enables the power user to be far more efficient. Everything you need is found in one control window rather than navigating through multiple menus to repeat similar tasks.
Option asset management: floating or fixed
Many Tektronix application solutions and hardware options are enabled with an encrypted license key that is entered through the oscilloscope’s Utilities menu. You now have two options. The first option is a fixed license applied to a specific scope serial number and is permanently enabled. A fixed license cannot be moved from one oscilloscope to another.
The second option is a floating license. Floating licenses provide the capability to move a license-key enabled option from one oscilloscope to another. This capability helps users with distributed teams and several Tektronix MSO/DPO70000, or DPO7000, and MSO/DPO5000 Series oscilloscopes to better manage their assets and deploy applications or other options such as extended memory to the oscilloscope where it is needed.
This view in the floating license system identifies the license’s current user and location allowing you to easily manage your floating license inventory.
Managing and deploying floating licenses uses an easy online licensing management system. All floating license management functions are maintained on Tektronix secure servers and no infrastructure or your company IT department involvement is necessary. Simply utilize your myTek account to access, track, and deploy your oscilloscope floating-license enabled options.
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