Mixed-signal oscilloscope

A mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) has both analog and digital input channels. PicoScope MSOs are available with 2, 4 or 8 analog channels and up to 16 digital channels.

An MSO can accurately time-correlate the analog and digital channels, thus offering a distinct advantage over a separate oscilloscope and logic analyzer. In PicoScope, digital channels may be grouped and displayed as a bus with each bus value displayed at the bottom of the display in hex, binary, decimal, or as an analog level for DAC testing.

Advanced triggers can be set across both the analog and digital channels.

Serial bus decoding and analysis can help to rapidly pinpoint the cause of data transmission errors.

Many electronic designs employ serial protocols such as I2C and SPI to simplify communication between system blocks. Serial bus protocols can reduce wiring complexity on a printed circuit board (PCB), but debugging their implementation is difficult with traditional oscilloscopes. Engineers can decode the acquired serial data by hand, or export the data for post-processing and decoding.

PicoScope solves the problem with automated decoding of popular serial protocols, saving hours of debugging time.

Mixed signal triggering

MSO Pattern Trigger

To find the PicoScope MSOs, go to the Oscilloscope comparison chart and check the "Mixed signal oscilloscopes" box.