Tektronix (www.tek.com) has unveiled a scope from the MSO/DPO5000 family of oscilloscopes, the MSO5034. This 350 MHz oscilloscope allows users to analyze four analog and 16 digital signals in one instrument to easily diagnose and locate problems in complex designs.
The oscilloscope provides a complete visualization of signal to deliver faster insight into the device’s real operation. Its proprietary FastAcq technology offers a fast waveform capture that allows users to view glitches and infrequent transients within seconds and reveal the true characteristic of the device faults.
To help users find an event, the MSO5034 features a complete set of triggers that include glitch, runt, timeout, width, pattern, transition, setup/hold violation, state, serial packet, and parallel data. Its enhanced triggering options, which can be utilized as a measurement reference, minimizes trigger jitter at the trigger point.
With a record length of up to 125 M point, users can capture numerous events of interest in a single acquisition while keeping a high resolution. This allows users to zoom in for further analysis of the signal.
The oscilloscope’s MultiView Zoom function allows users to simultaneously investigate multiple segments of the captured waveform and compare them with events in real time. Meanwhile, its FastFrame Segmented Memory feature enables users to efficiently use large records by capturing numerous trigger events in one record, which effectively eliminates time gaps between events of interest. In this mode, users can also measure and view the segments separately or as an overlay.
Aside from automatic decode in multiple data to triggering on specific content, the MSO5034 oscilloscope also offers integrated support for a vast array of serial buses, such as I2C, RS-232/422/485/UART, SPI and USB.