PicoScope® 5000 Series
High speed and high resolution. Breakthrough ADC technology switches from 8 to 16 bits in the same oscilloscope.
With its deep memory, the PicoScope 5000D Series can decode 1-Wire, ARINC 429, CAN and CAN-FD, DCC, DMX512, Ethernet 10Base-T and 100Base-TX, FlexRay, I²C, I²S, LIN, PS/2, MODBUS, SENT, SPI, UART (RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485) and USB 1.1 protocol data as standard.
Decoding helps you see what is happening in your design to identify programming and timing errors and check for other signal integrity issues.
Timing analysis tools help to show the performance of each design element, identifying parts of the design that need to be improved to optimize overall system performance.
Graph format shows the decoded data (in hex, binary, decimal or ASCII) in a timing diagram format, beneath the waveform on a common time axis, with error frames marked in red. You can zoom in on these frames to investigate noise or distortion, and each packet field is assigned a different color, so the data is easy to read.
Mask limit testing allows you to compare live signals against known good signals, and is designed for production and debugging environments.
Simply capture a known good signal, draw a mask around it, and then attach the system under test. PicoScope will check for mask violations and perform pass/fail testing, capture intermittent glitches, and can show a failure count and other statistics in the Measurements window.
The majority of digital oscilloscopes still use an analog trigger architecture based on comparators. This causes time and amplitude errors that cannot always be calibrated out and often limits the trigger sensitivity at high bandwidths.
In 1991 Pico pioneered the use of fully digital triggering using the actual digitized data. This technique reduces trigger errors and allows our oscilloscopes to trigger on the smallest signals, even at the full bandwidth. Trigger levels and hysteresis can be set with high precision and resolution.
The sub-1 µs rearm delay provided by digital triggering, together with segmented memory, allows up to 10 000 waveforms to be captured in a 10 ms burst.
The PicoScope 5000 Series offers an industry-leading set of advanced triggers including pulse width, runt pulse, windowed, logic and dropout.
The spectrum view plots amplitude against frequency and is ideal for finding noise, crosstalk or distortion in signals. The spectrum analyzer in PicoScope is of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) type which, unlike a traditional swept spectrum analyzer, can display the spectrum of a single, non-repeating waveform.
A full range of settings gives you control over the number of spectrum bands (FFT bins), window types, scaling (including log/log) and display modes (instantaneous, average, or peak-hold).