Features and Benefits
Key Performance Specifications
- 3.5 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 1 GHz, and 500 MHz Bandwidth Models
- Models: DPO7054C , DPO7104C , DPO7254C , DPO7354C
- Up to 40 GS/s Real-time Sample Rate on One or Two Channels and up to 10 GS/s on All Four Channels
- Up to 500 Megapoint Record Length with MultiView Zoom™
- >250,000 wfms/s Maximum Waveform Capture Rate with FastAcq™
- FastFrame™ Segmented Memory Acquisition Mode with >310,000 Waveforms per Second Capture Rate
- User-selectable Bandwidth Limit Filters for Better Low-frequency Measurement Accuracy
- Pinpoint® Triggering provides the Most Flexible and Highest Performance Triggering, with over 1400 Combinations to Address Virtually Any Triggering Situation
- Advanced Search and Mark to Find Specific Events in the Entire Waveform
- MyScope® Custom Control Windows and Right Mouse Click Menus for Exceptional Efficiency
- 53 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
- 12.1 in. (307 mm) Bright XGA Display with Touch Screen
- USB Host Ports on the Front and Side Panels for Quick and Easy Data Storage, Printing, and Connecting USB Peripherals
- Integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet Port for Network Connection and Video Out Port to Export the Oscilloscope Display to a Monitor or Projector
- Microsoft® Windows 7 64-bit Operating System for Easy Connectivity and Integration into Your Environment
- LXI Class C Compliant
Optional Serial Triggering and Analysis
- Automated Serial Triggering and Decode Options for I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, and USB 2.0
- Automated Serial Analysis for MIPI® D-PHY DSI-1 and CSI-2
- Automated Serial Decode and Vehicle Network Monitoring of CAN and LIN
- Clock Recovery from Serial Data Streams
- 64-bit NRZ Serial Pattern Trigger for Isolation of Pattern-dependent Effects up to 1.25 Gb/s
Optional Technology Specific Analysis
- Software Solutions provide Built-in Domain Expertise for MIPI® D-PHY, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 Compliance Testing, Jitter, Timing, Eye Diagrams, Power, DDR Memory Bus Analysis, and Wideband RF
- Limit and Mask Testing provide Quick Insight into Signal Characteristics
Simplified Analysis for Complex Digital Designs
With the DPO7000C Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope Series, you can analyze analog and serial bus signals with a single instrument to quickly find and diagnose problems in complex designs. Bandwidths up to 3.5 GHz and sample rates up to 40 GS/s 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 DPO7000C Series offers a deep record length of up to 12.5M points standard on all channels and an optional record length of up to 500M points on two channels.
With Advanced Search and Mark and MultiView Zoom™ features for rapid waveform navigation, and more than 15 optional software and analysis packages for common technologies and in-depth analysis tasks, the DPO7000C Series 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 DPO7000C 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 – Fast waveform capture rate - over 250,000 wfm/s - maximizes the probability of capturing elusive glitches and other infrequent events.
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 DPO7000C Series offers the industry's most complete visualization of signals, providing fast insight into the real operation of your device. Tektronix proprietary FastAcq™ technology delivers a fast waveform capture – greater than 250,000 waveforms per second – that enables you to see glitches and other infrequent transients within seconds, revealing the true nature of device faults. A digital phosphor display with color intensity grading shows the history of a signal's activity by using color to identify areas of the signal that occur more frequently, providing a visual display of just how often anomalies occur.
Capture – Triggering on a specific transmit data packet going across an RS-232 bus. A complete set of triggers, including triggers for specific serial packet content, ensures you quickly capture your event of interest.
Discovering a device fault is only the first step. Next, you must capture the event of interest to identify root cause.
The DPO7000C Series provides a complete set of triggers – including runt, glitch, width, timeout, transition, pattern, state, setup/hold violation, window, comm, and serial pattern – to help quickly find your event. Enhanced Triggering reduces trigger jitter at the trigger point. In this mode, the trigger point can be used as a measurement reference.
To enable complex system debug and validation, the DPO7000C Series provides Pinpoint® triggering, using Silicon Germanium (SiGe) technology to provide trigger performance up to the bandwidth of the oscilloscope and over 1400 trigger combinations. Most other trigger systems offer multiple trigger types only on a single event (A event), with the delayed trigger (B event) selection limited to edge-type triggering, and often do not provide a way to reset the trigger sequence if the B event doesn’t occur. But Pinpoint triggering provides a full suite of advanced trigger types on both A and B triggers with Reset triggering to begin the trigger sequence again after a specified time, state, or transition so that even events in the most complex signals can be captured.
With up to a 500M 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. Investigate multiple segments of your waveform capture simultaneously with MultiView Zoom™ to quickly compare events in real time. FastFrame™ Segmented Memory mode enables you to make efficient use of large records by capturing many trigger events in a single record eliminating large time gaps between events of interest. View and measure the segments individually or as an overlay.
From triggering on specific packet content to automatic decode in multiple data formats, the DPO7000C Series provides integrated support for a broad range of serial buses – I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, USB 2.0, CAN, LIN, and MIPI D-PHY. The ability to decode up to 16 serial buses simultaneously means you gain insight into system-level problems quickly.
Search – Results of an advanced search for a runt pulse or a narrow glitch within a long waveform record. Each instance of the runt or glitch is automatically marked for easy reference.
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 DPO7000C Series offers the industry's most comprehensive search and waveform navigation with the standard Advanced Search and Mark feature and front-panel controls. User marks allow you to mark any location that you may want to reference later for further investigation. Or, automatically search your entire record for the criteria you define. Along the way it will automatically mark every occurrence of your defined event so you can quickly move between events. The advanced search and mark capability of the DPO7000C Series can search for up to eight different events simultaneously and stop a live acquisition when it finds an event of interest, saving even more time.
Analyze – Waveform histogram of a falling edge showing the distribution of edge position (jitter) over time. Included are numeric measurements made on the waveform histogram data. A comprehensive set of integrated analysis tools speeds verification of your design's performance.
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, characterization of system clocks, and investigation of noise sources. The DPO7000C Series offers a comprehensive set of integrated analysis tools including waveform- and screen-based cursors, 53 automated measurements, advanced waveform math including arbitrary equation editing, waveform histograms, and FFT analysis.
Every DPO7000C Series oscilloscope includes the DPOJET Essentials jitter and eye pattern analysis software package, extending the oscilloscope's measurement capabilities to make measurements over contiguous clock and data cycles in a single-shot real-time acquisition. This enables measurement of key jitter and timing analysis parameters such as Time Interval Error and Phase Noise to help characterize possible system timing issues. Analysis tools such as plots for time trends and histograms quickly show how timing parameters change over time, and spectrum analysis quickly shows the precise frequency and amplitude of jitter and modulation sources.
Specialized application support for serial bus debug and compliance test, jitter and eye pattern analysis, power supply design, limit and mask testing, DDR memory bus analysis, and wideband RF is also available.
Advanced Search and Mark
Search step 1: You define what you would like to find.
Search step 2: Advanced Search and Mark automatically searches through the record and marks each event with a solid colored triangle. You can then use the Previous and Next buttons to jump from one event to the next.
A 12.5M point standard record length represents thousands of screens of information. The DPO7000C Series enables you to find your event in seconds with Advanced Search and Mark.
Press the Set/Clear front-panel button to place one or more marks on the waveform. Navigating between marks is as simple as pressing the Previous (?) and Next (?) buttons on the front panel.
The Search button allows you to automatically search through your long acquisition looking for user-defined events. 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, glitch, width, timeout, runt, pattern, state, setup and hold, transition, and window.
Digital Phosphor Technology
Digital phosphor technology enables greater than 250,000 wfm/s waveform capture rate and real-time color grading on the DPO7000C Series.
The DPO7000C Series' digital phosphor technology provides you with fast insight into the real operation of your device. Its fast waveform capture rate – greater than 250,000 wfm/s – gives you a high probability of quickly seeing the infrequent problems common in digital systems: runt pulses, glitches, timing issues, and more.
Waveforms are superimposed with one another and waveform points are color coded by frequency of occurrence. This quickly highlights the events that occur more often over time or, in the case of infrequent anomalies, occur less often.
With the DPO7000C Series, you can choose infinite persistence or variable persistence, determining how long the previous waveform acquisitions stay on-screen. This allows you to determine how often an anomaly is occurring.
Serial Triggering and Analysis (Optional)
Triggering on a specific OUT Token packet on a USB full-speed serial bus. A bus waveform provides decoded packet content including Start, Sync, PID, Address, End Point, CRC, Data values, and Stop.
On a serial bus, a single signal often includes address, control, data, and clock information. This can make isolating events of interest difficult. The DPO7000C Series offers a robust set of tools for debugging serial buses with automatic trigger and decode on I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, LIN, and USB 2.0, and decode for MIPI D-PHY DSI-1 and CSI-2 serial buses.
Trigger on packet content such as start of packet, specific addresses, specific data content, unique identifiers, etc. on popular serial interfaces such as I2C, SPI, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, and USB 2.0.
Provides a higher-level, combined view of the individual signals (clock, data, chip enable, etc.) that make up your bus, making it easy to identify where packets begin and end and identifying subpacket components such as address, data, identifier, CRC, etc.
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 DPO7000C Series will decode each packet on the bus, and display the value in hex, binary, decimal (USB only) or ASCII (USB and RS-232/422/485/UART only) in the bus waveform.
Event Table Display
Event table showing decoded serial packet data in a long acquisition.
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 in a software listing. Packets are time stamped and listed consecutively with columns for each component (Address, Data, etc.).
Serial triggering is very useful for isolating the event of interest, but once you’ve captured it and need to analyze the surrounding data, what do you do? In the past, users had to manually scroll through the waveform counting and converting bits and looking for what caused the event. With the DPO7000C Series, you can have the oscilloscope automatically 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 Previous (?) and Next (?) buttons on the front panel.
CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode Software (Optional)
CAN and LIN Timing and Protocol Decode.
The optional CAN/LIN serial analysis software package (Option LSA) enables you to ensure seamless and reliable operation of a CAN or LIN network. The software measures oscillator tolerance and propagation delay on CAN buses, provides CAN triggering, and simultaneously decodes CAN and LIN messages.
Serial Bus Compliance Test (Optional)
USB 2.0 Compliance Testing.
Software packages for automated compliance test are available for MIPI D-PHY (Option D-PHY), Ethernet 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T (Option ET3), and USB 2.0 (Option USB) physical-layer devices. These software packages enable you to conduct testing using the standard's specified compliance tests.
Power Analysis (Optional)
Switching Loss measurements. Automated power measurements enable quick and accurate analysis of common power parameters.
The optional power analysis software package (Option PWR) enables quick and accurate analysis of power quality, switching loss, harmonics, magnetic measurements, safe operating area (SOA), modulation, ripple, and slew rate (di/dt, dv/dt). Automated, repeatable power measurements are available with a touch of a button; no external PC or complex software setup is required. The package includes a report generation tool to create customizable, detailed reports to document your measurement results.
Advanced Analysis, Jitter, Timing, and Eye Diagram Measurements (Optional)
Advanced Analysis, Jitter, Eye Diagram, and Timing measurements.
The optional DPOJET Advanced software package (Option DJA) offers extended capabilities, providing a complete suite of analysis tools for insight into jitter and timing as well as other signal quality issues. DPOJET Advanced adds advanced tools such as Rj/Dj separation, eye diagram masks, and Pass/Fail limits for conformance testing. The innovative one-touch wizard makes setup for jitter measurements easy. DPOJET Advanced is also a measurement framework that works in conjunction with standards-specific compliance test packages for applications such as DDR memory and USB.
Limit and Mask Testing (Optional)
Mask testing an OC-12 signal, capturing any violations of the mask.
The optional limit test (Option LT) and mask test (Option MTM) software packages are useful for long-term signal monitoring, characterizing signals during design, and testing on a production line. The limit test software compares a tested signal to a known good or "golden" version of the same signal with user-defined vertical and horizontal tolerances. The mask test software includes a robust set of masks for telecommunications and computer standards for easily checking compliance to a standard. Additionally, custom masks can be created and used for characterizing signals. With both software packages you can tailor a test to your specific requirements by defining test duration in a number of waveforms, setting a violation threshold that must be met before considering a test a failure, counting hits along with statistical information, and setting actions upon violations, test failure, and test complete. Whether specifying a limit template or a mask, conducting pass/fail tests in search of waveform anomalies such as glitches has never been easier.
DDR Memory Bus Analysis (Optional)
The optional DDR memory analysis software package (Option DDRA) automatically identifies DDR1, DDR2, DDR3, LP-DDR, LP-DDR2, and GDDR3 Reads and Writes and makes JEDEC conformance measurements with Pass/Fail results on all edges in every Read and Write burst, perfect for debugging and troubleshooting DDR memory buses. Also provided are common measurements of clock, address, and control signals. Used in conjunction with DPOJET (Option DJA), Option DDRA is the fastest way to debug complex memory signaling issues.
Vector Signal Analysis (Optional)
SignalVu™ enables detailed analysis in multiple domains.
The optional SignalVu™ vector signal analysis packages (Options SVE, SVM, SVO, SVP, and SVT) easily validate wideband designs and characterize wideband spectral events. By combining the signal analysis engine of Tektronix real-time spectrum analyzers with the wide bandwidth acquisition of Tektronix digital oscilloscopes, you can now evaluate complex baseband signals directly on your oscilloscope. You get the functionality of a vector signal analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, and the powerful trigger capabilities of a digital oscilloscope – all in a single package. Whether your design validation needs include wideband radar, high data-rate satellite links, or frequency-hopping communications, SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software can speed your time-to-insight by showing you time-variant behavior of these wideband signals.
Designed to Make Your Work Easier
Large, High-resolution Display
The DPO7000C Series features a 12.1 in. (307 mm) XGA color display with an integrated touch screen for seeing intricate signal details.
Dedicated Front-panel Controls
Per-channel vertical controls provide simple and intuitive operation. No longer do you need to share one set of vertical controls across all four channels.
USB 2.0 host ports on the front and side panels enable easy transfer of screenshots, instrument settings, and waveform data to a USB thumb drive. The rear panel contains a GPIB port for controlling the oscilloscope remotely from a computer. An integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet port enables easy connection to networks and a Video Out port allows the oscilloscope display to be exported to an external monitor or projector. PS-2 ports for keyboard and mouse are included for security-conscious applications that require the USB ports to be disabled. A standard removable hard disk drive makes customizing settings for different users easy as well as enables use in secure environments.
TekVPI® Probe Interface
TekVPI probe interface simplifies connecting your probes to the oscilloscope.
The 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 probe itself. This button brings up a probe menu on the oscilloscope display with all relevant settings and controls for the probe. The TekVPI interface enables direct attachment of a current probe without requiring a separate power supply. TekVPI probes can be controlled remotely through USB, GPIB, or Ethernet, enabling more versatile solutions in ATE environments.
MyScope® Custom Control Window
MyScope custom control windows are created with a simple drag-and-drop process enabling each user to have a unique interface.
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 menu selection on the oscilloscope. This is ideal in a shared resource environment where each person can have their own custom control interface suited to their particular use. MyScope control windows 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 enabling power users to be far more efficient.
Floating licenses offer an alternative method to manage your Tektronix asset. Floating licenses allow license-key enabled options to be easily moved among all your MSO/DPO5000, DPO7000, and DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series of Tektronix oscilloscopes. Floating licenses are available for many license-key enabled options. To order a floating version of an option license add “DPOFL-“ prefix to the option name. (e.g. DPOFL-ET3)
Check www.tektronix.com for additional information about floating license options.
Interoperability with Logic Analyzer for Digital Design and Debug
The Tektronix Integrated View (iView™) data display enables digital designers to solve signal integrity challenges and effectively debug and verify their systems more quickly and easily. This integration allows designers to view time-correlated digital and analog data in the same display windows, and isolate the analog characteristics of the digital signals that are causing system failures. No user calibration is required. And, once set up, the iView feature is completely automated.
Remote Operation and Extended Analysis
There are many ways to connect to your DPO7000C Series oscilloscope to conduct extended analysis. The first makes use of the Windows Remote Desktop capability – connect directly to your oscilloscope and operate the user interface remotely through the built-in Remote Desktop. A second way to connect is through Tektronix OpenChoice® software which makes use of the fast embedded bus, transferring waveform data directly from acquisition to analysis applications on the Windows desktop at much faster speeds than conventional GPIB transfers. Industry-standard protocols, such as TekVISA™ interface and ActiveX controls are included for using and enhancing Windows applications for data analysis and documentation. IVI-COM instrument drivers are included to enable easy communication with the oscilloscope using GPIB, serial data, and LAN connections from programs running on the instrument or an external PC. Or, use the Software Developer's Kit (SDK) to help create custom software to automate multistep processes in waveform collection and analysis with Visual BASIC, C, C++, MATLAB, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and other common Application Development Environments (ADE). Microsoft® Excel and Word toolbars are included to simplify data capture and transfer directly to these programs running on the Windows desktop. A third way to connect to your oscilloscope is through NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition, enabling 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.