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Industry Comparison Guide:
Agilent InfiniiVision 7000B Series versus
Tektronix 4000B Series Oscilloscopes
Agilent’s InfiniiVision Series oscilloscopes are engineered for the best signal visibility. The InfiniiVision 7000B
offers: the industry’s largest display (12.1 inch), fastest uncompromised update rate (100,000 waveforms per
second), the only integrated and upgradable mixed signal oscilloscope option, all in a small, portable form
factor. With best in class application support, the InfiniiVision 7000B will speed your time to market.
Agilent 7000B Series
InfiniiVision scopes incorporate
acquisition memory, waveform
processing, and display memory in
an advanced 0.13 μASIC.
This patented 3rd generation
technology, known as MegaZoom III, delivers up to
100,000 waveforms (acquisitions) per second with
responsive deep memory always available.*
This means the InfiniiVision scopes have a higher
probability of capturing infrequent/random glitches
than the Tek 4000 Series.
* Tektronix 4000 Series requires manual setting of memory
depth to maintain high sample rates. Although it offers up
to 20 Mpts of memory, the default setting is 10 Kpts in an
attempt to speed the responsiveness of the scope.
Bandwidth
Memory depth
Sample rate - 1 GHz model
Sample rate – 500 MHz and below
Max update rate – Analog Ch only
Max update rate – Analog and MSO
Max update rate – Analog and MSO
and Serial
Display
Vertical noise
Upgradable MSO
MSO sample rate (full memory)
Hardware accelerated serial decode
Channel to Channel isolation
(100 MHz and above)
Tektronix 4000B Series
100 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz
Up to 8 M
Up to 4 GSa/s
Up to 4 GSa/s
100,000 wfms/s
100,000 wfms/s
100,000 wfms/s
√
x
x
√
√
√
√
350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz
Up to 20 M*
Up to 5 GSa/s
Up to 2.5 GSa/s
62,000 wfms/s
90 wfms/s
30 wfms/s
x
√
√
x
x
x
x
12.1 inch XGA LCD
20 mV at 100 mV/div
Yes
Up to 2 GSa/s
Yes
100:1
√
√
√
√
√
√
10.4 inch XGA LCD
30 mV at 100 mV/div
No
Up to 500 MSa/s
No
30:1
x
x
x
x
x
x
Industry’s best signal visibility
Fastest uncompromised update rate:
• 100,000 waveforms/sec shows jitter, infrequent
events and subtle signal detail that the Tektronix
4000 Series misses
• 2 times faster compared to Tektronix’s banner
spec 50,000 wfms/sec
• Up to 500,000 times faster when tektronix
enables the features they promote like 10M of
memory, digital channels and/or serial decode
• 12.1 inch 1024x768 XGA resolution display provides
excellent viewing area for analog, digital and serial
information
Agilent InfiniiVision 7000B clearly shows signal jitter
and metastable state after just a couple seconds, even
with deep memory and digital channels on
Tektronix 4000 Series update rate drops when you turn
on deep memory and digital channels and the scope
misses the signal jitter and metastable state
Turning on serial decode on Agilent’s InfiniiVision
7000B has no impact on its waveform update rate and
it is able to capture the error frame on this CAN bus
Turning on serial decoding severely limits the update
rate of the Tektronix 4000 series as it is not able to
capture the error frame
Nearly 40% more viewing area than the
Tekronix 4000 Series
Insightful applications
Agilent’s InfiniiVision 7000B offers the broadest range
of insightful application support in its class:
Industry’s only hardware accelerated decode
• Hardware accelerated decode provides responsive
decode of serial buses without slowing down
the oscilloscope and also increases probability of
capturing infrequent communication errors
Additional form factors
• 6000 Series => Stackable
• 6000L Series => Rackable
• 6000 BAT
=> Battery power
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Product specifications and descriptions in this document
subject to change without notice.
© Agilent Technologies, Inc. 2011
Printed in USA, October 25, 2011
5989-9580EN
Hardware accelerated serial decode
I2C, SPI, RS-232/UART, I2S, CAN/LIN, FlexRay,
Altera/Xilinx FPGA, 1553, Power
Vector signal analysis
Segmented memory
Hardware accelerated mask testing
Agilent 7000 Series
Tektronix 4000 Series
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
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