Sampling oscilloscope videos

Here you will find a collection of videos that will show you how to get the most out of PicoScope Oscilloscope Software.

Whether you’re a novice PicoScope user, someone who just wants to find out more about PicoScope, or one of the legion of long-term PicoScope users, these free-to-watch videos will help increase your knowledge and understanding.

Introduction to the PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope

Sampling oscilloscope expert Pete Darby gives an introduction to the new 20 GHz PicoScope 9300.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Basic Menu Overview

Sampling oscilloscope expert Pete Darby gives a basic introduction to the PicoScope 9000 graphical user interface.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Basic Menu: Channels and Timebase

A closer look at the channel and timebase menu, including how to set amplitude and timebase to correctly display the signal.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Basic Menu: Trigger, Acquisition, Display

A demonstration of trigger sources, acquisition and display settings used to further enhance the way data is displayed.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Basic Menu: Saving and Loading Captures

A brief introduction to saving and recalling waveforms and setups.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: Jitter Measurement

Jitter measurement is fundamental to high-speed digital data applications. This video demonstrates 3 ways of measuring jitter using the PicoScope 9000. The data used is NRZ (non-return to zero).

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Generators

Pete demonstrates the features of the built-in dual multi-function signal generators fitted to the PicoScope 9211A and 9231A.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: Making Optical Measurements

Industry Expert Pete Darby shows you how to increase the accuracy of your measurements using the PicoScope 9000 when making rise-time measurements in optical signals that have a high level of uncertainty and jitter.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: SATA Cable Test Using TDR

TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) can be used for pre-compliance testing of SATA cables to determine impedance and length.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Spectrum Analyzer

The PicoScope 9000 includes FFT spectrum analyzer mode to view signals in the frequency domain. This video demonstrates a typical application comparing the phase angles between harmonics.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Optical Signal Test

Basics of high-speed optical signal characterization using a PicoScope 9221A or 9231A, includes configuration and dark level calibration. Also illustrates the need to use the Bessel-Thomson filter for compliance testing.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Generators

Pete demonstrates the features of the built-in dual multi-function signal generators fitted to the PicoScope 9211A and 9231A.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Channel Math

Industry Expert Pete Darby presents examples using the different operands available for advanced mathematical operations on or between channels. Includes an interesting demonstration of how different window algorithms used in FFTs appear in the time domain.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: Clock Characterization

Characterizing signals is a fundamental use for a sampling scope. Pete demonstrates how to make measurements such as rise/fall time and frequency, and also takes a closer look at anomalies.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: Eye Diagram Analysis

Industry Expert Pete Darby uses Eye Diagrams to determine the characteristics of an RZ (return to zero) data signal.

PicoScope 9000 Series - TDR Basics

This video demonstrates the basics of using the TDR system on the PicoScope 9211A and 9231A sampling oscilloscopes. In this example the scope is configured for TDR, calibrated and impedance measurements made on 2 different coaxial cables.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: TDT Measurements

Fundamentals of making TDT measurements using the PicoScope 9211A or 9231A.

PicoScope 9000 Series - TDR Correction

This video continues from the previous TDR Basics video, illustrating the method of improving the accuracy of TDR acquisitions and measurements using the TDR Correction feature. Also includes a detailed demonstration of the calibration and set up of the TDR Correction feature.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Pattern Sync Trigger

Often a premium feature with sampling scopes, the PicoScope 9000's built-in "pattern sync trigger" can step through an eye diagram one bit at a time to view the source of potential anomalies.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Advanced Menus: Optical Pattern Sync Trigger

The pattern sync trigger can also be used for optical signals. As Industry Expert Pete Darby scans through the bits one at a time, the anomalies present in unfiltered optical signals can be isolated with ease.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: Improving TDT Accuracy

A method of improving the accuracy of TDT acquisitions and measurements using the TDT Correction feature. Includes a detailed demonstration of the calibration and setup of this feature.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Making Measurements

Using built-in measurements to characterize features of electrical signals saves time, and significantly improves measurement accuracy compared to visual and manual measurements.

PicoScope 9000 Series - Application: Mask Testing

The PicoScope 9000 can be used for pre-compliance testing of data standards. One of the methods for this is mask testing. Here, mask testing is applied to an STM4 data stream eye diagram.

Pico Technology at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Our very own Mark Ashcroft, RF Business Development Manager, gives an insight into Pico Technology's products at the 2016 International Microwave Symposium.