PicoScope 2200 Series
The PicoScope 2200A Series oscilloscopes offer a modern and portable alternative to bulky benchtop devices. You can now fit a 200 MHz, 1 GS/s instrument easily in your laptop bag! They are perfect for engineers on the move; ideal for a wide range of applications including design, test, education, service, monitoring, fault finding, and repair.
The PicoScope 2200A Series oscilloscopes offer a small, light, modern alternative to bulky benchtop devices. You can now fit a 200 MHz, 1 GS/s instrument easily in your laptop bag or even in your pocket! They are perfect for engineers on the move; ideal for a wide range of applications including design, test, education, service, monitoring, fault finding, and repair.
A small form factor is not the only benefit of these PC-based scopes. With our PicoScope 6 software, high-end features such as serial decoding and mask limit testing are included as standard. New functionality is regularly delivered through free upgrades.
The PicoScope 2200A Series oscilloscopes provide fast real-time sampling rates up to 1 GS/s, equivalent to a timing resolution of only 1 ns. For repetitive signals, equivalent-time sampling (ETS) mode can boost the maximum effective sampling rate up to an incredible 10 GS/s, allowing even finer resolution down to 100 ps. All scopes support configurable length pre-trigger and post-trigger capture.
At slower sampling rates the oscilloscope can stream data continously across the USB link bypassing the on-board buffer memory. In this mode PicoScope can collect waveforms with as many as 100 million samples. This deep memory is ideal for long captures of serial data that can then be decoded using the included serial decoding tools.
All PicoScope 2200A Series oscilloscopes have both a built-in function generator and an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG).
The function generator can output sine, square, triangle, DC level and many more standard waveforms. As well as level, offset and frequency controls, advanced options allow you to sweep over a range of frequencies. Combined with the spectrum peak hold option, this creates a powerful tool for testing amplifier and filter responses.
Trigger tools allow one or more cycles of a waveform to be output when various conditions are met such as the scope triggering or a mask limit test failing.
Depending on the model chosen, a 2 MS/s or 20 MS/s arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is also included. AWG waveforms can be created or edited using the built-in AWG editor, imported from oscilloscope traces, or loaded from a spreadsheet.
As well as the standard range of triggers found on most oscilloscopes, the PicoScope 2200A Series offers one of the best selections of advanced triggers available. These include pulse width, windowed and dropout triggers to help you find and capture your signal quickly.
Most digital oscilloscopes still use an analog trigger architecture based on comparators. This can cause time and amplitude errors that cannot always be calibrated out. The use of comparators often limits the trigger sensitivity at high bandwidths and can also create a long trigger rearm delay.
For over 20 years Pico have been pioneering the use of full digital triggering using the actual digitized data. This reduces trigger errors and allows our oscilloscopes to trigger on the smallest signals, even at the full bandwidth. All triggering is digital, resulting in high threshold resolution with programmable hysteresis and optimal waveform stability.
On selected models, the reduced rearm delay provided by digital triggering, together with segmented memory, allows the capture of events that happen in rapid sequence. At the fastest timebase, rapid triggering can capture a new waveform every 2 microseconds until the buffer is full. The mask limit testing function helps to detect waveforms that fail to meet your specifications.
Most oscilloscopes are built down to a price. PicoScopes are built up to a specification.
Careful front-end design and shielding reduces noise, crosstalk and harmonic distortion. Decades of oscilloscope design experience can be seen in improved pulse response and bandwidth flatness. We are proud of the dynamic performance of our products and publish these specifications in detail. The result is simple: when you probe a circuit, you can trust in the waveform you see on the screen.
The USB connection makes printing, copying, saving, and emailing your data from the field quick and easy. The high-speed USB interface allows fast data transfer, while USB powering removes the need to carry around a bulky external power supply, making the kit even more portable for the engineer on the move.