Tektronix FCA3003 3 GHz Three-Channel Frequency Counter/Analysis

Manufacturer: Tektronix
Model Number: FCA3003
The Tektronix Tektronix FCA3003 3 GHz, 3-Ch, 100 ps, Standard Timebase Frequency Counter/Analyzer pack many different functions into one feature-rich instrument. With industry-leading frequency and time resolution, the FCA Series comes standard with deep internal memory and a fast data transfer rate of 250k samples/s to internal memory. In addition, the multi-parameter display shows auxiliary measurements alongside your main measurement to provide you with the results you need at a glance. With the industry's most comprehensive analysis modes, including measurement statistics, histograms, and trend plots, you have the tools you need to quickly and accurately analyze your signal. High-resolution on the Tektronix is critical for R&D and production testing on today's demanding designs. The FCA Series delivers 12-digit/s frequency resolution and for time measurements, single-shot resolution of 100 ps is available with measurement values displayed up to 14 digits. With industry-leading performance, the Tektronix provides you with fast, precise measurements. For correct calculation of statistical parameters, the Tektronix comes standard with limit qualifying capability. By setting limits, you can isolate one cluster in your calculation. This is important for applications such as verifying the jitter of digital pulses that appear in discrete clusters in CD players or in HDB3-coded data. Also available is hysteresis compensation for time interval measurements. By adding hysteresis, you can reduce trigger-level error from the typical 15-20 mV found in most counters on the market today, down to a typical 2.5 mV. This means 6-8 times improved trigger precision in critical time interval measurements. Up to 250,000 measurement results per second can be stored in the internal memory. Alternatively, you can transfer up to 15,000 measurement results per second in Block mode through the GPIB or USB interface.

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  • Frequency range: 300 MHz (channel A and B) + 3 GHz (channel C)
  • Manual trigger mode: 300 – 400 MHz
  • Input channels: 3
  • Single-shot time resolution: 100 ps
  • Frequency resolution: 12 digit/s
  • Voltage resolution: 3 mV or better
  • Optional high-stability oven time base: 5×10e–8
  • Measurement Throughput: Data transfer rate to internal memory: 250k sample/s (up to 3.75M samples stored), Data transfer rate over USB/GPIB Bus (Block mode): Up to 15k sample/s, Individually triggered measurements: Up to 650 measurements/s
  • Automated measurements: Frequency, Period, Ratio, Time Interval, Time Interval Error, Pulse Width, Rise/Fall Time, Phase Angle, Duty Cycle, Maximum Voltage, Minimum Voltage, Peak-to-Peak Voltage
  • Multi-parameter display
  • Trend plot mode
  • Measurement statistics mode
  • Histogram mode
  • Allan deviation
  • Zero dead-time frequency/period measurements
  • Continuous data streaming over USB/GPIB bus during measurement
  • Programmable pulse output from 0.5 Hz to 50 MHz
  • Optional rear-panel inputs
  • USB device and GPIB ports on rear panel for quick PC connectivity
  • GPIB interface supports full SCPI-compatible programmability and offers an emulation mode for plug-and-play replacement in existing ATE systems
  • External arming input
  • 10 MHz reference oscillator output
  • Includes national instrument’s LabVIEW SignalExpress TE limited edition software for connecting your bench
  • Optional TimeView software available for modulation domain analysis

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