Oscilloscope and Data Logger Application Notes

Power, portability and performance

PicoScope 3000 Series PC Oscilloscopes & Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 3000D Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope with 4 analog and 16 digital input channels.

PicoScope 3000 Series USB-powered PC oscilloscopes are small, light, and portable and can easily slip into a laptop bag while offering a range of high-performance specifications.

These oscilloscopes offer 2 or 4 analog channels and a built-in function / arbitrary waveform generator. MSO models add 16 digital channels. Key performance specifications:

  • 200 MHz analog bandwidth
  • 1 GS/s real-time sampling
  • 512 MS buffer memory
  • 100,000 waveforms per second
  • 16 channel logic analyzer (MSO models)
  • Arbitrary waveform generator
  • USB 3.0 connected and powered


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See also The A to Z of PC Oscilloscopes