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Analog/Digital Design and Debug Applications

When you’re innovating to a schedule, there’s no time to track down a logic analyzer or protocol analyzer to find elusive mixed-signal problems. Luckily, new highly-integrated instruments are available and are designed to give you a coherent view into the analog and digital signals, serial protocols, and RF signals that make up today’s complex embedded systems.

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Digital Debugging Tips Using a Mixed Signal or a Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

Digital Debugging Tips Using a Mixed Signal or a Mixed Domain Oscilloscope


This application note provided useful information for verifying and debugging with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) complex designs that may include analog and digital signals and multiple buses.

Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs

Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs


Find out how the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities of the popular MSO and DPO Series oscilloscopes solve serial bus integration and debug challenges of many buses such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.

XYZs Signal Generator Primer

XYZs Signal Generator Primer


This primer explains the basics of Signal Generators, including the many types of generators, their applications and their contribution to a complete test and measurement solution.


Analog/Digital Design and Debug Application Notes:

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Tektronix MSO2000B Oscilloscopes




Offering up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 1 GS/s sample rate, the MSO/DPO2000B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Series provides advanced debug features at an entry-level price

MDO3000 Series Oscilloscopes - Power

MDO3000 Series Oscilloscopes



At the heart of the MDO3000 is a tried-and-true Tektronix oscilloscope paired with a base spectrum analyzer and digital voltmeter. Then you can customize it to your testing needs. Add 16 logic channels, a 50 MHz arbitrary/function generator, protocol analysis, and an expanded 3 GHz spectrum analyzer to help tackle today’s - and tomorrow’s - complex designs.

Tektrnix MDO4000C Digital Oscilloscope - IoT- Internet of Things Image

MDO4000C Series Oscilloscopes



The most powerful mixed domain oscilloscope, the MDO4000 combines up to six instruments including a function generator and a built-in spectrum analyzer. Unlike any other instrument, it can synchronize RF, analog and digital channels – giving unprecedented insight into your design.

Tektronix MSO5000B Oscilloscopes

MSO/DPO5000B Series Oscilloscopes



MSO/DPO5000B Series oscilloscopes, designed for engineers debugging and verifying complex systems, provide exceptional signal fidelity, and advanced analysis and math capabilities, for your bench or for your lab. MSO models include 16 digital timing channels and all models can be equipped to decode common serial protocols—providing a comprehensive view of your systems. Plus, you can run Windows®-based analysis software right on the scope.

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AFG3000C Series Arbitrary Function Generators

AFG3000C Series Arbitrary / Function Generators



Today's designs are often complex, demanding a variety of stimulus signals during test. With 12 standard waveforms, arbitrary waveform capability, and signal impairment options, the AFG3000C Series Arbitrary / Function Generator supports a wide range of application needs with one instrument. Best-in-class performance ensures signals are accurately reproduced. A large display and 25 shortcut keys make the AFG3000C Series Arbitrary / Function Generator both easy to learn and easy to use.

AFG2000 Series Arbitrary / Function Generators

AFG2000 Series Arbitrary / Function Generators



Usually, generating a range of signals requires investment in a high-end signal generator. Introducing the Tektronix AFG2000. With 20 MHz bandwidth, 14-bit resolution, and 250 MS/s sample rate, the AFG2021 Arbitrary / Function Generator can create simple and complex signals. But perhaps its most impressive feature is its entry-level price.

Tektronix RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer

RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer



The RSA306B USB spectrum analyzer might be small but it packs a big punch. It’s loaded with features you’d expect from spectrum analyzers twice the size and twice the price. Perfect for everyday tasks.

DMM7510 7½-Digit Graphical Sampling Multimeter

DMM7510 Digit Graphical Sampling Multimeter



The DMM7510 combines a precision, high-resolution digital multimeter (DMM), graphical touchscreen display, and high-speed, high-resolution digitizer to create the first graphical sampling multimeter. With pA-level sensitivity and 1Msample/s sampling, it accurately measures ultra-low sleep mode currents and transmit drain currents from wireless devices.

Keithley 2400 SourceMeter SMU Instruments

2400 SourceMeter SMU Instruments



Keithley 2400 Series SMU instruments offer four-quadrant precision voltage and current source/load coupled with measurement now on a touchscreen user interface. These instruments can simultaneously source and measure current from 10 fA to 10 A pulse and/or voltage from 100nV to 200V, for 1000W pulse and 100W DC total power.

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