PicoScope 6407

High-speed USB digitizer

The PicoScope 6407 Digitizer is a compact USB plug-in device that turns your PC or laptop into a 4-channel, high-speed digitizer / PC oscilloscope.

PicoScope 6407 Specifications

Oscilloscope — vertical
Input channels 4
Bandwidth (–3 dB) 1 GHz
Rise time (calculated) 350 ps 
Input type SMA
Resolution 8 bits
Enhanced resolution 12 bits
Input sensitivity 20 mV/div
Input range (full scale) ±100 mV
Input coupling DC
Input impedance 50 Ω ±2%
DC accuracy ±3% of full scale
Overvoltage protection ±2 V (DC + peak AC)
Oscilloscope — horizontal
Maximum sampling rate (single-shot) 1 channel in use: 5 GS/s
2 channels in use: 2.5 GS/s (using A+C, A+D, B+C, B+D)
3 or 4 channels in use: 1.25 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
9.7 MS/s  using PicoScope
>10 MS/s using the supplied SDK (PC-dependent)
Timebase ranges

1 ns/div to 5000 s/div
50 ps/div to 200 s/div
Buffer memory
(shared between active channels)
1 GS
Maximum buffer segments 10,000
Timebase accuracy ±5 ppm
Dynamic performance (typical)
DC to 100 MHz
100 MHz to 1 GHz

Step response ±3% after 3 ns, typical
Noise <0.5 mV RMS
Triggering (general)
Trigger modes Free run, single, repeat, auto, rapid, ETS
Maximum pre-trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Maximum post-trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples
Maximum trigger rate Up to 10,000 waveforms in a 20 ms burst
Rearm time <1 µs on fastest timebase
Triggering (analog inputs)
Trigger types Rising or falling edge with adjustable hysteresis, pulse width, window, window pulse width, dropout, window dropout, delay, interval, level, logic, runt pulse
Trigger sources Channels A to D, AUX
Trigger level Adjustable over whole of selected voltage range
Trigger sensitivity 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope
Auxiliary trigger (AUX) input
Trigger types Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic
Input impedance 50 Ω ±1%
Input type Rear panel BNC
Input coupling DC
Voltage range ±5 V
Threshold range ±1 V
Bandwidth 25 MHz
Overvoltage protection ±5 V (DC + AC peak)
Reference clock input (SDK only)
Clock input characteristics 50 Ω, BNC, ±1 V, DC coupled
Frequency range 5, 10, 20, 25 MHz, user-selectable
Connector Rear-panel BNC, shared with AUX trigger
Level Adjustable threshold, ±1 V
Overvoltage protection ±5 V
Function generator
Standard waveforms Sine, square, triangle, ramp (up/down), sin (x)/x, Gaussian, half–sine, white noise, PRBS, DC level
Frequency range DC to 20 MHz
Frequency accuracy Same as scope timebase accuracy
Output voltage range (peak to peak) ±250 mV  to ±2 V  (into high-impedance load)
Offset adjustment ±1 V  (maximum combined output ±2.5 V)
Amplitude flatness 1.5 dB  DC to 20 MHz, typical
Connector type Rear-panel BNC
Overvoltage protection ±5 V
Arbitrary waveform generator
Update rate 200 MS/s
Buffer size 16,384 samples
Resolution 12 bits
Bandwidth 20 MHz
Rise time (10%–90%, calculated) 10 ns, typical
Spectrum analyzer
Frequency range DC to 2.5 GHz
Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman–Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top
Number of FFT points From 128 to 1,048,576
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 Low pass, high pass, band stop, band pass
Graphing functions Frequency, duty cycle
Multi-waveform functions Min, max, average, peak
Operands Input channel, 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, 100Base-TX), 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 40 °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
IP rating IP 20
Physical properties
Dimensions 255 x 170 x 40 mm
(approx 10 x 6.7 x 1.6 in)
Weight <1 kg
(approx 2 lb  2 oz)
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
Additional hardware (supplied) USB 2.0 cable, carry case, user manuals and software CD–ROM
PC interface USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 and USB 1.1 compatible; USB 1.1 not recommended)
Power supply
AC adaptor
12 V  ±2 V  @ 3.5 A
External adaptor supplied (suitable for USA, UK, Europe and Australasia)
Safety approvals European LVD standard
EMC approvals European EMC standard
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
Environmental approvals RoHS 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