The new PicoScope 6407 USB Digitizer provides high–speed data capture for custom industrial and scientific applications. It can handle a wide variety of signals including:
high–speed serial data; waveforms from automated test rigs, prototype circuits and high–frequency PCBs; radio, laser and radar IF signals; and many types of experimental data.
The deep memory buffer on the PicoScope 6407 is unsurpassed by any other USB or plug–in digitizer in this price range, and allows high–speed capture of very long data records. A USB streaming mode allows continuous capture of unlimited amounts of data.
Portable. No backplane or mainframe needed — just plug into your computer’s USB port.
Flexible. Can be used with the PicoScope software as an oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer.
Great value. The price includes a generous 5–year parts and labour warranty. All the features described here are included in the price — so no expensive add–ons to worry about.
Technical and ordering information on the PicoScope 6407
PicoScope 6 basic menu overview
There’s a new four–part series of videos especially for beginners to the PicoScope software. The topics covered include:
There are many more videos than we can list here, so please explore our YouTube channel and find the video that will answer your questions. You can also help us improve our content by leaving your comments below the video.
PicoScope 9000 Series training videos: Part 7
The PicoScope 9000 Series 12 GHz PC Sampling Oscilloscopes are specialized instruments designed for analyzing serial data signal quality, for characterizing cables, connectors and circuit boards, and for TDR/TDT testing. 8 GHz optical–input models are also available.
These scopes require careful setting up to obtain accurate results, so we have produced a series of instructional videos to help you use their capabilities to the full. Here is a selection of the latest video releases:
Explore our ever–growing library of videos on our YouTube channel
Watch out for more videos later!
PicoScope 6404 500 MHz oscilloscope quiz
The lucky winner of last month’s draw for a PicoScope 6404 500 MHz Oscilloscope is Ray Freshwater from Cambridge, UK. Congratulations, Ray, and please tell your friends and colleagues how good the scope is!
The questions and correct answers were:
What size is the buffer memory of the PicoScope 6404? 1 GS.
What is the rise time of the PicoScope 6404? 700 ps.
How many built–in measurements are available in scope mode in PicoScope 6? 15.
PicoScope 6 serial decoding supports a range of data formats. Please choose the correct list. RS232/UART, I²C, SPI and CAN bus.
Oldest product in use
Last month we announced the winner of our ‘Oldest Product in Use’ competition: it was an ADC-100 used by Frank Thompson for monitoring heart rates. Frank kindly supplied an application note, which is now on our website.
Read ‘Have a Heart’ by Frank Thompson
Here are some of the questions and answers that have cropped up recently on our discussion forum:
Q. PicoScope Time Stamps. I need the absolute time between a series of triggered captures. Timestamp for each capture, time or tick count e.g. for the x–axis will be fine. Is that possible with PicoScope 6?
A. Yes. Display the Properties window using the Views > View Properties command. When you capture multiple waveforms into the waveform buffer, the Properties window will show a time stamp for each one, to the nearest second.
Q. Using TA041 Differential Voltage Probe with ADC-24. Although the TA041 is labelled as a Differential Probe, I do not want to use it in differential mode. Can I hook it up single-ended? Does the differential processing happen within the probe, which then outputs a signal voltage that the ADC-24 reads as single–ended?
A. The TA041 is designed to be used with a scope input. You can still connect it to the ADC-24, but you would have to adapt the BNC connector to give you two wire outputs. Although the TA041 is a differential probe, it can still be used in single–ended mode just by grounding the negative input. This method can be used to isolate the logger from high voltages.
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