The latest PicoScope 2000 Series low-cost, ultra-compact oscilloscopes give you better performance and more features than ever before – all in an extremely portable package. Now you can carry an oscilloscope, function generator, arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer and serial protocol decoder with you wherever you go. PicoScope USB oscilloscopes run on practically any PC or laptop with Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Up to 100 MHz bandwidth • Up to 1 GS/s sampling on analog channels • Mixed signal (MSO) models with 16 digital channels • Up to 128 MS deep buffer memory • Up to 1 MHz function generator and AWG • Serial decoding, math channels, spectrum analyzer, color persistence display, mask limit testing included as standard
Entry-level models from only $129 / €109 / £79 without probes
Deep-memory models from only $379 / €319 / £229 including probes
Read PicoScope 2000 Series detailed description and specifications
Watch Picoscope 2208B unboxing video (YouTube) produced by the Code and Life blog [2016-05]
The brand new PicoScope 2000 Series low-cost, ultra-compact oscilloscopes give you better performance and more features than ever before – all in an extremely portable package. Now you can carry an oscilloscope, function generator, arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer and serial protocol decoder with you wherever you go. PicoScope USB oscilloscopes run on practically any PC or laptop with Windows 7, 8 or 10.
These oscilloscopes may be small, but just look at the features that are included in the price:
There are 15 models to choose from in the new PicoScope 2000 Series with varying channel counts, bandwidths and buffer memory depths. Here is just a selection of the models available in the PicoScope 2000 Series:
|PicoScope 2204A without probes||10 MHz||2||Yes||$129 / €109 / £79|
|PicoScope 2206B||50 MHz||2||Yes||$379 / €319 / £229|
|PicoScope 2408B||100 MHz||4||Yes||$1235 / €1045 / £749|
|PicoScope 2205A MSO||25 MHz||2+16D||Yes||$489 / €419 / £299|
|PicoScope 2208B MSO||100 MHz||2+16D||Yes||$1075 / €909 / £649|
The new PicoSource PG900 Series differential pulse generators can stimulate a transmission path, device or network with a broad-spectrum signal in a single instant. These signals are invaluable for making high-speed broadband measurements in many fields such as time-domain reflectometry, semiconductor testing, gigabit interconnect and port testing, and in radar systems.
Despite the dominance of high-speed differential data in today's digital, computing, interconnect and telecommunications systems, it was hard to find cost-effective, fast-transition differential pulse generators... until now!
Highlights of the new PicoSource PG900 Series differential pulse generators:
The PicoScope 9000 Series sampling oscilloscopes are specialized USB-connected measuring instruments for viewing high-speed, repetitive signals such as serial data streams and test patterns. They are available with bandwidths of 12 GHz and 20 GHz, and with optional TDR (time-domain reflectometry), TDT (time-domain transmissometry) and optical-input capabilities.
For those developing custom applications for the PicoScope 9300 Series sampling oscilloscopes, an updated PicoScope 9300 Series Programmer's Guide is now available. This includes new instructions on programming the oscilloscopes in TDR (time-domain reflectometry) and TDT (time-domain transmissometry) applications as well as measurement of optical parameters. These sampling oscilloscopes can be controlled from a PC through either the USB or Ethernet port to provide all the functions available in the PicoSample 3 software, including:
Pico Technology now recommends the GigaProbes DVT30-1MM Dual Probe TDR Interconnect Analysis Kit for use with the PicoScope 9000 Series. The DVT30 is a 30 GHz balanced odd-mode 100 Ω differential time-domain reflectometry (TDR) probe, featuring conductive diamond-tipped contacts that can make a reliable connection to differential striplines and device pads on PCBs. It is thus ideal for making accurate measurements of signal levels and impedances on high-speed differential data lines. The DVT30-1MM can also be used on 50 Ω single-ended circuits using the adaptors included in the kit. [2009-08]
PicoAssured is the new range of high-quality refurbished products from Pico Technology. You can now buy ex-demonstration and recently discontinued oscilloscopes at less than their original prices and still enjoy these first-class benefits:
The PicoAssured range of oscilloscopes includes:
|PicoScope 2200 Series
|50 to 200 MHz
Arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) built in
|From £244.30 /
US $403 /
|PicoScope 3200A Series
|60 to 200 MHz
Function generator or AWG built in
|From £339.15 /
US $560 /
|PicoScope 3400A Series
|60 to 200 MHz
Function generator or AWG built in
|From £509.15 /
US $840 /
|PicoScope 3000 MSO Series
|60 to 200 MHz
2 analog channels + 16 digital
AWG built in
|From £551.65 /
US $910 /
We've just released the next generation of PicoScope 3000 Series oscilloscopes: the PicoScope 3000D Series. All scopes in this range feature deep memory, allowing high sampling rates to be maintained even at slower sweep speeds for capturing long waveforms in fine detail. Here's a summary of the specifications of the new PicoScope 3000D Series:
|PicoScope 3203D||2A||50 MHz||64 MS|
|PicoScope 3203D MSO||2A+16D||50 MHz||64 MS|
|PicoScope 3204D||2A||70 MHz||128 MS|
|PicoScope 3204D MSO||2A+16D||70 MHz||128 MS|
|PicoScope 3205D||2A||100 MHz||256 MS|
|PicoScope 3205D MSO||2A+16D||100 MHz||256 MS|
|PicoScope 3206D||2A||200 MHz||512 MS|
|PicoScope 3206D MSO||2A+16D||200 MHz||512 MS|
|PicoScope 3403D||4A||50 MHz||64 MS|
|PicoScope 3403D MSO||4A+16D||50 MHz||64 MS|
|PicoScope 3404D||4A||70 MHz||128 MS|
|PicoScope 3404D MSO||4A+16D||70 MHz||128 MS|
|PicoScope 3405D||4A||100 MHz||256 MS|
|PicoScope 3405D MSO||4A+16D||100 MHz||256 MS|
|PicoScope 3406D||4A||200 MHz||512 MS|
|PicoScope 3406D MSO||4A+16D||200 MHz||512 MS|
1. AC adapter supplied for 4-channel operation with low-power USB ports
2. A = analog, D = digital
We recently reached the final of Elektronik magazine's Product of the Year 2016 awards, with the PicoScope 3000D Series oscilloscopes winning a place in the Measurement Technology category. Pico Technology's Carl Bradbury visited Elektronik in Munich to pick up the award.
The PicoScope 3000D Series scopes can capture up to 100,000 waveforms per second. Models are available with bandwidths up to 200 MHz, 2 or 4 channels, plus 16 digital channels on the mixed signal (MSO) models. Buffer sizes range from 64 to 512 MS. Maximum sampling rate is 1 GS/s and connection to the PC is by USB 3.0. Digital triggering, spectrum analysis and an arbitrary waveform generator are included as standard.
Continuing the theme of PicoScope 2000 Series oscilloscopes, this month's video presents the four new mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) in the series. Each MSO includes includes a logic analyzer integrated with an oscilloscope, packaged in an ultra-compact enclosure no bigger than the standard two-channel and four-channel oscilloscopes in the series.
Watch PicoScope 2000 Mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) (YouTube video)
Each MSO model provides:
The four models are as follows:
PicoScope 2205A MSO – 25 MHz, 500 MS/s, 48 kS buffer
PicoScope 2206B MSO – 50 MHz, 1 GS/s, 32 MS buffer
PicoScope 2207B MSO – 70 MHz, 1 GS/s, 64 MS buffer
PicoScope 2208B MSO – 100 MHz, 1 GS/s, 128 MS buffer
Visit the Pico Technology channel on YouTube for more videos about PicoScope oscilloscopes, PicoScope software and other Pico products. [2016-05]
PicoScope Beta 6.12.2, the latest release of the PicoScope 6 oscilloscope software, includes:
Download PicoScope R6.12.2 Beta (free of charge)
This new release of the PicoScope software for Apple Mac computers now supports the recently released PicoScope 2000A and 2000B oscilloscopes. Note that PicoScope for OS X contains most but not all of the features (detailed list published in March 2015 newsletter) of PicoScope for Windows. Please download the software to check that it is suitable for your application.
Download PicoScope R126.96.36.199 Beta for OS X (free of charge) [2016-05]
Aaron Hexamer's powerful FRA4PicoScope app now works for the new PicoScope 2000A and 2000B oscilloscopes as well as most other PicoScopes. It uses the oscilloscope's signal generator to drive the circuit under test and produces a Bode plot of amplitude and phase response. The app was developed for testing the stability of switch mode power supplies (SMPS) but could also be used to analyze any amplifier or control system with a feedback loop.
Download the code from Bitbucket [2016-05]
We're adding features to PicoScope all the time. Recent additions include new serial protocols; math functions for filtering, frequency and duty cycle; and improved support for touchscreens. Watch this video to see the new features in action.
Be one of the first to try our new beta release, PicoScope 6.12.1. This includes a number of experimental features that will soon be appearing in our stable software, including: