PicoScope 4824

PicoScope 4824 Specifications

Oscilloscope — vertical
Input channels 8
Bandwidth (−3 dB) 20 MHz (50 mV to 50 V ranges)
10 MHz (10 mV and 20 mV ranges)
Rise time (calculated) 17.5 ns (50 mV to 50 V ranges)
35.0 ns (10 mV and 20 mV ranges)
Input type BNC, 20 mm spacing
Vertical resolution 12 bits
Software-enhanced vertical resolution Up to 16 bits
Input sensitivity 2 mV/div to 10 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Input ranges ±10 mV to ±50 V full scale, in 12 ranges
Input coupling Software-selectable AC / DC
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ∥ 19 pF
DC accuracy ±1% of full scale ±300 μV
Analog offset range (vertical position adjustment) ±250 mV (10 mV to 500 mV ranges)
±2.5 V (1 V to 5 V ranges)
±25 V (10 V to 50 V ranges)
Overvoltage protection ±100 V (DC + AC peak)
Oscilloscope — horizontal
Maximum sampling rate (real-time) 80 MS/s (1 to 4 channels in use)
40 MS/s (5 to 8 channels in use)
Maximum sampling rate (continuous streaming mode) 10 MS/s using PicoScope 6 software
80 MS/s per channel using supplied API, 160 MS/s total across all channels (PC-dependent)
Timebase ranges 20 ns/div to 5000 s/div
Buffer memory 256 MS shared between active channels
Streaming buffer memory (PicoScope) 100 MS
Streaming buffer memory (SDK) Up to available PC memory
Maximum buffer segments (PicoScope) 10,000
Maximum waveforms per second 100,000 (PC-dependent)
Timebase accuracy ±20 ppm (+5 ppm/year)
Sample jitter 25 ps RMS typical
Dynamic performance (typical)
Crosstalk 20 000:1, DC to 20 MHz
Harmonic distortion < −60 dB, 10 mV range
< −70 dB, 20 mV and higher ranges
SFDR > 60 dB, 20 mV and 10 mV ranges
> 70 dB, 50 mV and higher ranges
Noise 45 μV RMS on 10 mV range
Bandwidth flatness DC to full bandwidth (+0.2 dB, −3 dB)
Pulse response < 1% overshoot
ADC ENOB 11.3 bits
Source Channels A to H
Trigger modes Free run, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Trigger types Edge with adjustable hysteresis, pulse width, window, window pulse width, dropout, window dropout, interval, logic level, runt pulse
Trigger sensitivity Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth
Maximum pre-trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Maximum post-trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples
Trigger rearm time < 3 μs on fastest timebase
Maximum trigger rate Up to 10 000 waveforms in a 30 ms burst
Trigger level All trigger levels, window levels and hysteresis values settable with 1 LSB resolution across input range
Pulse width trigger Settable with 1 sample resolution from 1 sample (minimum 12.5 ns) up to 4 billion sample intervals
Function generator
Standard output signals Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage, ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half-sine, white noise, PRBS
Standard signal frequency DC to 1 MHz
Sweep modes Up, down, dual
Triggering Can trigger a counted number of waveform cycles or sweeps (up to 1 billion)
from the scope trigger or manually from software.
Frequency accuracy ±20 ppm
Frequency resolution < 20 mHz
Voltage range ±2 V
Amplitude and offset adjustment Signal amplitude and offset within ± 2V range. Adjustable in approx 300 μV steps.
Amplitude flatness < 0.5 dB to 1 MHz typical
DC accuracy ±1% of full scale
SFDR 87 dB typical
Output characteristics Rear-panel BNC, 600 Ω output impedance
Overvoltage protection ±10 V
Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Update rate 80 MS/s
Buffer size 16 kS
Resolution 14 bits
Bandwidth 1 MHz
Rise time (10% to 90%) 150 ns
Spectrum analyzer
Frequency range DC to 20 MHz
Display modes Magnitude, average, peak hold
Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman-Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 up to 1 million in powers of 2
Scale / units 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 channels, reference waveforms, time, constants, pi
Automatic measurements
Scope 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 and standard deviation
Serial decoding
Protocols 1-Wire, ARINC 429, CAN, DCC, DMX512, Ethernet (10Base-T), FlexRay, I²C, I²S, LIN, PS/2, SENT, SPI, UART/RS-232, USB 1.0
Inputs All input channels with any mixture of protocols
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, trigger signal generator
Interpolation Linear or sin(x)/x
Persistence modes Digital color, analog intensity, fast, custom
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
Temperature range (storage) –20 °C to +60 °C
Humidity range (operating) 5% to 80% RH non-condensing
Humidity range (storage) 5% to 95% RH non-condensing
Physical properties
Dimensions 190 x 170 x 40 mm
Weight < 0.55 kg
Windows software PicoScope 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
What's in the box?

PicoScope 4824 high-resolution oscilloscope
USB 3.0 cable
USB Oscilloscope Quick Start Guide
Software and Reference CD-ROM

PC connectivity SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible)
Power requirements Powered from single USB 3.0 port or two USB 2.0 ports
Safety approvals LVD compliant
EMC approvals Tested to meet EN61326-1:2006 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B
Environmental approvals RoHS and WEEE compliant
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