PicoScope 2104 & 2105

Handheld oscilloscopes

PicoScope 2104 & 2105 Specifications

Oscilloscope – vertical
Model PicoScope 2104 PicoScope 2105
Input channels 1
Input type Built-in oscilloscope probe
Bandwidth 10 MHz 25 MHz
Rise time (calculated) 35 ns 14 ns
Vertical resolution 8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 12 bits
Input sensitivity 20 mV/div to 4 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Input ranges (full scale) ±100 mV to ±20 V in 8 ranges
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Input characteristics 1 MΩ in parallel with 20 pF
DC accuracy ±3%
Linearity < 1 LSB at 25 °C
Overvoltage protection ±50 V (DC + AC peak)
Oscilloscope — horizontal
Maximum sampling rate (real-time) 50 MS/s 100 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate (repetitive signals, ETS mode) 1 GS/s 2 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate (continuous streaming mode) 1 kS/s in PicoScope 6
Record length limited to 64 kS in PicoScope, unlimited when using the SDK
Timebase ranges 200 ns/div to 5000 s/div
(10 ns/div to 5000 s/div with ETS)
100 ns/div to 5000 s/div
(5 ns/div to 5000 s/div with ETS)
Buffer memory# 8 kS 24 kS
Maximum buffer segments 10,000
Maximum waveforms per second 180 wfm/s (PC-dependent)

# Shared between active channels

Source Main input
Trigger modes None, auto, repeat, single
Digital triggers Rising edge, falling edge
Maximum pre–trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Maximum post–trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples (selectable in 1 sample steps)
Trigger level Adjustable over whole of selected voltage range
Trigger sensitivity Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope
Spectrum analyzer
Frequency range DC to maximum bandwidth of scope
Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman–Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 to 4096 in powers of 2 Selectable from 128 to 16384 in powers of 2
X axis Linear or log 10
Y axis Logarithmic (dbV, dBu, dBm, arbitrary) or linear (volts)
Math channels
General functions −x, x+y, x−y, x*y, x/y, x^y, sqrt, exp, ln, log, abs, norm, sign, sin, cos, tan, arcsin, arccos, arctan, sinh, cosh, tanh, derivative, integral, delay
Filter functions Lowpass, highpass, bandstop, bandpass
Graphing functions Frequency, duty cycle
Multi-waveform functions Min, max, average, peak
Operands Input channel, reference waveforms, time, constants, pi
Automatic measurements
Oscilloscope mode AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak to peak, rise time, rising rate
Spectrum mode Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, THD %, THD dB, THD+N, SFDR, SINAD, SNR, IMD
Statistics Minimum, maximum, average, standard deviation
Mask limit testing
Mask generation Auto generate from captured waveform, manual drawing, manual coordinate entry
Actions Highlight on screen, select in buffer overview, activate alarm
Statistics Pass/fail, failure count, total count
Initiating events Capture, buffer full, mask fail
Alarm actions Beep, play sound, stop/restart capture, run executable, save current buffer/all buffers
Interpolation Linear or sin(x)/x
Persistence modes Digital color, analog intensity, fast, advanced
Data export
Output file formats BMP, CSV, GIF, JPG, MATLAB 4, PDF, PNG, PicoScope data, PicoScope settings, TXT
Output functions Copy to clipboard, print
Temperature range (operating) 0 °C to 45 °C
Temperature range (stated accuracy) 20 °C to 30 °C
Physical properties
Probe and cable

220 mm (8.6 in) long
3 m (9.8 ft) long
32 mm (1.2 in)
Windows software PicoScope for Windows
PicoLog for Windows
Software development kit (SDK)
Windows 7, 8 or 10 recommended (read more)
Mac OS X software PicoScope for Mac OS X (beta)
Software development kit (SDK)
Mac OS X version 10.9 or 10.10 recommended
Linux software PicoScope for Linux (beta)
Software development kit (SDK)
See Linux Software & Drivers for details of supported distributions
Languages Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Additional items supplied Quick start guide, software CD-ROM, accessories kit (ground clip, spring hook, BNC adaptor, insulating cap, IC probing cap, replacement probe tip)
PC connectivity USB 2.0 port (compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 3.0; USB 1.1 not recommended)
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Compliance European EMC and LVD standards
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
Total satisfaction guarantee In the event that this product does not fully meet your requirements you can return it for an exchange or refund. To claim, the product must be returned in good condition within 14 days.
Warranty 5 years