TA488 AD2201 200 MHz active differential probe, BNC

The AD2201 is a 200 MHz bandwidth active differential probe suitable for high-speed measurement applications, with a differential measurement range of ±20 V and a common-mode range of up to ±60 V (DC + peak AC). 

This differential probe extends the functionality of standard single-ended input oscilloscopes to allow a safe and accurate method of making differential voltage measurements. Applications include making safe measurements in power circuit applications and acquisition of high-speed balanced differential signals found in serial communications buses such as BroadR-Reach (see application note).

Recently redesigned, the AD2201 replaces the TA045 with the same performance specifications, but with improved powering options. This probe now includes an in-line battery module, with a 5 V USB power lead integrated for use with standard off-the-shelf USB chargers.

The kit includes the following items:

  • AD2201 probe
  • Test hooks, pair, red and black
  • Crocodile clips, pair, red and black
  • 9 V battery
  • USB power cable (mains adaptor not included)
Top view of the AD2201 probe with its accessories laid out
Available for back order. More stock coming soon.
Title Language Issue Size Updated All products All languages All documents Status
TA045 200 MHz 60 V Differential Probe User’s Guide English 1 479 KB Nov 07 2016 english open
TA488 (AD2201) and TA489 (AD2801) EU Declaration of Conformity English 1 781 KB Jan 03 2024 english open

Accessories for the TA488 AD2201 200 MHz active differential probe, BNC

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USB Power lead for differential probe range
AD2201 differential oscilloscope probe specifications
Bandwidth DC to 200 MHz (–3 dB)
Attenuation ratio 10:1
Accuracy ±1%
Rise time 1.75 ns
Input impedance 500 kΩ ∥ 7 pF each side to ground
Input voltage 
Differential range ±20 V
Common mode range ±60 V
Absolute max. voltage
(either input to ground) 
±60 V
Swing (into 50 kΩ load) ±2 V
Offset (typical)  < ±2 mV
Noise (typical) 0.3 mV RMS
Source Impedance (typical)  50 Ω
CMRR (typical)  80 dB at 100 Hz; 50 dB at 10 MHz
Ambient operating temperature –10 to +40 °C
Ambient storage temperature –30 to +70 °C
Power requirements
USB power lead (TA531) 5 V DC 300 mA
Battery  9 V (PP3, 6LR61) 
Length of input leads 50 cm
Length of BNC lead 125 cm
Weight 300 g
Dimension (LxWxH) 111 mm x 22 mm x 14 mm
Compliance Designed and tested in accordance with the European standard publication EN 61010-031:2015 (Safety requirements for hand-held probe assemblies for electrical measurement and test)