PicoScope 9300 Series

USB Sampling Oscilloscopes

At 20 GHz bandwidth, the PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes address digital and telecommunications applications of 10 Gb/s and higher, microwave applications up to 20 GHz and timing applications with a resolution down to 64 fs. Optional 11.3 Gb/s clock recovery, optical to electrical converter or differential, de-skewable time domain reflectometry sources (40 ps/200 mV or 60 ps/6 V) complete a powerful, small-footprint and cost-effective measurement package.

PicoScope 9300 specifications

Oscilloscope – vertical (analog)
Channels PicoScope 9341: 4
All other models: 2
Bandwidth
Full
Narrow

DC to 20 GHz
DC to 10 GHz
Rise time (calculated)
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
10% to 90%, tR = 0.35/BW
17.5 ps
35 ps
Input connectors 2.92 mm (K) female, compatible with SMA and PC3.5
Resolution 16 bits, 40 μV/LSB
Scale factors (sensitivity) 1 mV/div to 500 mV/div in 1-2-5 sequence with 0.5% fine increments
Operating input voltage 1 V p-p within ±1 V range (with digital feedback, single-valued)
±400 mV relative to channel offset (without digital feedback, multi-valued)
Nominal input impedance (50 ±1) Ω
Accuracy ±2% of full scale ±2 mV over nominal temperature range (assuming temperature-related calibrations are performed)
DC offset range Adjustable from −1.000 V to 1.000 V in 10 mV increments (coarse). Also adjustable in fine increments of 0.2 mV. Referenced to the center of display graticule.
Maximum safe input voltage 16 dBm, or ±2 V (DC + peak AC)
Optical/electrical converter (PicoScope 9321)
Bandwidth (−3 dB) 9.5 GHz typical
Effective wavelength range 750 nm to 1650 nm
Calibrated wavelengths 850 nm (MM), 1310 nm (MM/SM), 1550 nm (SM)
Transition time 51 ps typical (10% to 90% calculated from tR = 0.48/optical BW)
Noise 4 μW (1310 & 1550 nm), 6 μW (850 nm) maximum @ full electrical bandwidth
DC accuracy ±25 μW ±10% of full scale
Maximum input peak power +7 dBm (1310 nm)
Fiber input Single-mode (SM) or multi-mode (MM)
Fiber input connector FC/PC
Input return loss SM: −24 dB typical
MM: −16 dB typical, −14 dB maximum
Timebase (sequential equivalent time sampling mode)
Digitizing rate With digital feedback (single-valued): DC to 1 MHz
Without digital feedback (multi-valued): DC to 40 kHz
Delta time interval accuracy
  Sequential equivalent time For >200 ps/div: ±0.2% of of delta time interval ±12 ps.
  Random equivalent time For =200 ps/div: ±5% of Delta time interval ±5 ps, whichever is smaller.
  Real time ±0.2% of of delta time interval or full horizontal scale, whichever is greater.
Scale
  Sequential equivalent time 5 ps/div to 3.2 ms/div (main, intensified and delayed)
  Random equivalent time 50 ns/div to 100 us/div
  Real time 2 μs/div to 100 ms/div
  Roll 200 ms/div to 10 s/div
Time interval resolution
  Sequential equivalent time =(screen width) / (record length) or approximately 64 fs, whichever is larger.
  Random equivalent time 4 ns min.
  Real time 1 μs min.
Data record length 32 to 32 768 points (single channel) in x2 sequence
Deskew 1 ps resolution, 100 ns max
Acquisition modes Sample (normal), average, envelope
Dynamic performance (typical)
RMS noise
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
With averaging

< 1.5 mV typical, < 2 mV maximum
< 0.8 mV typical, < 1.1 mV maximum
100 μV system limit
Trigger
Trigger sources All models: external direct, external prescaled, internal direct and internal clock triggers.
PicoScope 9302 and 9321 only: external clock recovery trigger
External direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity DC to 100 MHz : 100 mV p-p
100 MHz to 2.5 GHz: increasing linearly to 200 mV p-p
External direct trigger jitter 1.8 ps (typ.) or 2.0 ps (max.) + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
Internal direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity DC to 10 MHz: 100 mV p-p
10 MHz to 100 MHz: 100 mV p-p to 400 mV p-p (channels 1 and 2 only)
Internal direct trigger jitter 35 ps (typ.) or 40 ps (max.) + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS (channels 1 and 2 only)
External prescaled trigger bandwidth and sensitivity 1 to 14 GHz: 200 mV p-p to 2 V p-p
External prescaled trigger jitter 1.8 ps (typ.) or 2.0 ps (max.) + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
Pattern sync trigger clock frequency 10 MHz to 11.3 GHz
Pattern sync trigger pattern length 7 to 8 388 607 (223−1)
Clock recovery (PicoScope 9302 and 9321)
Clock recovery trigger data rate and sensitivity 6.5 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s: 100 mV p-p
>100 Mb/s to 11.3 Gb/s: 20 mV p-p
Recovered clock trigger jitter 1 ps (typ.) or 1.5 ps (max.) + 1.0% of unit interval
Maximum safe trigger input voltage ±2 V (DC + peak AC)
Input characteristics 50 Ω, AC coupled
Input connector SMA (F)
Signal generator output
Modes Pulse, PRBS NRZ/RZ, 500 MHz clock, trigger out
Period range, pulse mode 8 ns to 524 μs
Bit time range, NRZ/RZ mode 4 ns to 260 μs
NRZ/RZ pattern length 27−1 to 223−1
TDR pulse outputs PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of output channels 2, differential
Impedance 50 Ω
Connectors Front panel SMA (f) x 2 Head N (m) fitted with N (f)-SMA (m) adaptor
Output enable Independent control for each channel
Pulse polarity Channel 1: positive-going from zero volts
Channel 2: negative-going from zero volts
Interchangeable positive and negative pulse heads
Rise time (20% to 80%) 57 ps guaranteed 35 ps guaranteed
Amplitude 2.5 V to 6 V into 50 Ω 200 mV typical into 50 Ω
Amplitude adjustment 20 mV increments Fixed
Amplitude accuracy ±10%  
Offset   90 mV max. into 50 Ω
Level protection Adjustable from 2.5 V to 8 V  
Output pairing Amplitudes and limit paired or independent  
Period range 1 μs to 60 ms
Period accuracy ±100 ppm
Width range 200 ns to 4 μs, 0% to 50% duty cycle
Width accuracy ±10% of width ±100 ns
Deskew between outputs −1 ns to +1 ns typical, in 1 ps increments −500 ps to +500 ps typical, in 1 ps increments
Timing modes Step, coarse timebase, pulse
Patterns NRZ and RZ with variable length
TDR pre-trigger output PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Polarity Positive-going from zero volts
Amplitude 700 mV typical into 50 Ω
Pre-trigger 25 ns to 35 ns typical, adjustable in 5 ps increments
Pre-trigger to output jitter 2 ps max.  
TDT system PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of TDT channels 2
Incident rise time (combined oscilloscope and pulse generator, 10% to 90%) 60 ps or less, each polarity 40 ps or less, each polarity
Jitter 3 ps + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS, max. 2.2 ps + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS, max.
Corrected rise time Min. 50 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is greater, typical
Max. 3 x time/div, typical
Min. 30 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is greater, typical.
Max. 3 x time/div, typical.
Corrected aberrations = 0.5% typical
TDR system PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of channels 2
Incident step amplitude 50% of input pulse amplitude, typical
Incident rise time (combined oscilloscope, step generator and TDR kit, 10% to 90%) 60 ps or less, each polarity 40 ps or less, each polarity
Reflected step amplitude 25% of input pulse amplitude, typical
Reflected rise time (combined oscilloscope, step generator and TDR kit, 10% to 90%) 65 ps or less @ 50 Ω termination, each polarity 45 ps or less @ 50 Ω termination, each polarity
Corrected rise time Minimum: 50 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is greater, typical.
Maximum: 3 x time/div, typical.
Minimum: 30 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is greater, typical.
Maximum: 3 x time/div, typical.
Corrected aberration = 1% typical
Measured parameters Propagation delay, gain, gain dB
TDR/TDT scaling PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
TDT vertical scale volts, gain (10 m/div to 100 /div)
TDR vertical scale volts, ρ (10 mρ/div to 2 ρ/div), Ω (1 Ω/div to 100 Ω/div)
Horizontal scale time (200 ns/div longest) or distance (meter, foot, inch)
Distance preset units propagation velocity (0.1 to 1.0) or dielectric constant (1 to 100)
Math functions
Mathematics Up to four math waveforms can be defined and displayed
Math functions, arithmetic +, −, ×, ÷, ceiling, floor, fix, round, absolute, invert, (x+y)/2, ax+b
Math functions, algebraic ex, ln, 10x, log10, ax, loga, d/dx, integrate, x2, sqrt, x3, xa, x−1, sqrt(x2 +y2)
Math functions, trigonometric sin, sin−1, cos, cos−1, tan, tan−1, cot, cot−1, sinh, cosh, tanh, coth
Math functions, FFT Complex FFT, complex inverse FFT, magnitude, phase, real, imaginary
Math functions, combinatorial logic AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, XNOR, NOT
Math functions, interpolation Linear, sin(x)/x, trend, smoothing
Math functions, other Custom formula
FFT Up to four FFTs simultaneously
FFT window functions Rectangular, Hamming, Hann, flat-top, Blackman–Harris, Kaiser–Bessel
Eye diagram Automatically characterizes NRZ and RZ eye patterns based on statistical analysis of waveform
Measurement and analysis
Markers Vertical bars, horizontal bars (measure volts) or waveform markers
Automatic measurements Up to 10 at once
Measurements, X parameters Period, frequency, pos/neg width, rise/fall time, pos/neg duty cycle, pos/neg crossing, burst width, cycles, time at max/min, pos/neg jitter ppm/RMS
Measurements, Y parameters Max, min, top, base, peak-peak, amplitude, middle, mean, cycle mean, AC/DC RMS, cycle AC/DC RMS, pos/neg overshoot, area, cycle area
Measurements, trace-to-trace Delay 1R-1R, delay 1F-1R, delay 1R-nR, delay 1F-nR, delay 1R-1F, delay 1F-1F, delay 1R-nF, delay 1F-nF, phase deg/rad/%, gain, gain dB
Eye measurements, X NRZ Area, bit rate, bit time, crossing time, cycle area, duty cycle distortion abs/%, eye width abs/%, rise/fall time, frequency, period, jitter p-p/RMS
Eye measurements, Y NRZ AC RMS, average power lin/dB, crossing %/level, extinction ratio dB/%/lin, eye amplitude, eye height lin/dB, max/min, mean, middle, pos/neg overshoot, noise p-p/RMS one/zero level, p-p, RMS, S/N ratio lin/dB.
Eye measurements, X RZ Area, bit rate/time, cycle area, eye width abs/%, rise/fall time, jitter p-p/RMS fall/rise, neg/pos crossing, pos duty cycle, pulse symmetry, pulse width
Eye measurements, Y RZ AC RMS, average power lin/dB, contrast ratio lin/dB/%, extinction ratio lin/dB/%, eye amplitude, eye high lin/dB, eye opening, max, min, mean, middle, noise p-p/RMS one/zero, one/zero level, peak-peak, RMS, S/N
Histogram Vertical or horizontal
Mask tests
Mask geometry Acquired signals are tested for fit outside areas defined by up to eight polygons.
Standard or user-defined masks can be selected.
Built-in masks, ANSI T1.102 DS1 (1.544 Mb/s) to STS3 (155.520 Mb/s)
Built-in masks, Ethernet 1.25 Gb/s 1000Base-CX Absolute TP2 to 10xGB Ethernet (12.5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, Fibre Channel FC133 (132.8 Mb/s) to 10x Fibre Channel (10.5188 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, G.984.2 XAUI-E Far (3.125 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, InfiniBand 2.5G (2.5 Gb/s) to 5.0G (5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, ITU G.703 DS1 (1.544 Mb/s) to 155 Mb (155.520 Mb/s)
Built-in masks, PCI Express R1.0a 2.5G (2.5 Gb/s) to R2.1 5.0G (5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, RapidIO Level 1, 1.25 Gb/s to 3.125 Gb/s
Built-in masks, SATA 1.5G (1.5 Gb/s) to 3.0G (3 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, SONET/SDH OC1/STMO (51.84 Mb/s) to FEC 1071 (10.709 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, USB USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s), USB 3.1 (10 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, XAUI 3.125 Gb/s
Display
Styles Dots, vectors, persistence, grey scaling, color grading
Persistence time Variable or infinite
Screen formats Auto, single YT, dual YT, quad YT, XY, XY + YT, XY + 2 YT
Environmental
Temperature range (operating) +5 °C to +35 °C.
Temperature range (stated accuracy) +15 °C to +25 °C.
Temperature range (storage) −20 °C to +50 °C
Physical properties
Dimensions 170 mm x 260 mm x 40 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 1.2 kg max
Software
PicoSample 3 for Windows PicoSample 3 software has many advanced features such as mathematical analysis, histogram analysis, eye-diagram analysis and mask testing. All features are included as standard. Updates can be downloaded for free.
Software development kit The SDK allows you to control the scope from your own program. The software can act as an ActiveX COM server, allowing any program to send commands to it using a standard Windows protocol. This is ideal for production–test environments where multiple scopes need to be controlled from a single PC, or where automated tests need to be run. The SDK contains full documentation and example code for various programming languages.
Languages English
General
PC operating system requirements 32-bit edition of Windows XP (SP3), 32 or 64-bit edition of Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
LAN connection 10/100 Mb/s (PicoScope 9211A and 9231A only)
USB ports USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 1.1)
Compliance FCC (EMC), CE (EMC and LVD)
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
Accessories
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Accessories included VIEW ACCESSORIES

PicoScope 9301 accessories included

  • 9300 Standard Accessories Kit

    • PicoSample™ 3 software CD
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 12 V power supply, universal input
    • Localized mains lead (line cord)
    • USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
    • LAN cable, 1 m
    • SMA/PC 3.5/2.92 wrench
    • Storage and carry case
    • TA170 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(m-f) connector saver adaptor (fitted to each input channel)
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PicoScope 9302 accessories included

  • 9300 Standard Accessories Kit

    • PicoSample™ 3 software CD
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 12 V power supply, universal input
    • Localized mains lead (line cord)
    • USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
    • LAN cable, 1 m
    • SMA/PC 3.5/2.92 wrench
    • Storage and carry case
    • TA170 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(m-f) connector saver adaptor (fitted to each input channel)
  • 14 GHz Power Divider Kit

    • 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(f-f-f) 3-resistor 6 dB power divider
    • 2x 10 cm precision, sleeved coaxial SMA(m-m) cable
    • 10 GHz 10 dB SMA(m-f) attenuator
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PicoScope 9311 accessories included

  • 9300 Standard Accessories Kit

    • PicoSample™ 3 software CD
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 12 V power supply, universal input
    • Localized mains lead (line cord)
    • USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
    • LAN cable, 1 m
    • SMA/PC 3.5/2.92 wrench
    • Storage and carry case
    • TA170 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(m-f) connector saver adaptor (fitted to each input channel)
  • 2x 14 GHz Power Divider Kit, each containing

    • 1x 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(f-f-f) 3-resistor 6 dB power divider
    • 2x 10 cm precision, sleeved coaxial SMA(m-m) cable
  • 2x 14 GHz 25 ps TDR Kit, each comprising

    • 1x 18 GHz, 50 Ω SMA(m-m) within series adapter
    • 1x 18 GHz, SMA(f) reference short
    • 1x 18 GHz, SMA(f) reference load
  • 2x 10 GHz 20 dB SMA(m-f) attenuator
  • 2x 30 cm precision, sleeved coaxial SMA(m-m) cable
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PicoScope 9312 accessories included

  • 9300 Standard Accessories Kit

    • PicoSample™ 3 software CD
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 12 V power supply, universal input
    • Localized mains lead (line cord)
    • USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
    • LAN cable, 1 m
    • SMA/PC3.5/2.92 wrench
    • Storage and carry case
    • TA170 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(m-f) connector saver adaptor (fitted to each input channel)
  • 2x 14 GHz Power Divider Kit, each containing

    • 1x 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(f-f-f) 3-resistor 6 dB power divider
    • 2x 10 cm precision, sleeved coaxial SMA(m-m) cable
  • 2x 14 GHz 25 ps TDR Kit, each comprising

    • 1x 18 GHz, 50 Ω SMA(m-m) within series adapter
    • 1x 18 GHz, SMA(f) reference short
    • 1x 18 GHz, SMA(f) reference load
  • 40 ps Tunnel Diode Head -rising edge
  • 40 ps Tunnel Diode Head -falling edge
  • 2x 60 cm 50 Ω coaxial SMA(m-m) pulse drive cable
  • 2x 18 GHz, 50 Ω N(f) -SMA(m) inter-series adapter (fitted to Tunnel Diode Heads)
  • 2x 30 cm precision, sleeved coaxial SMA(m-m) cable
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PicoScope 9321 accessories included

  • 9300 Standard Accessories Kit

    • PicoSample™ 3 software CD
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 12 V power supply, universal input
    • Localized mains lead (line cord)
    • USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
    • LAN cable, 1 m
    • SMA/PC3.5/2.92 wrench
    • Storage and carry case
    • TA170 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(m-f) connector saver adaptor (fitted to each input channel)
  • 1x 14 GHz Power Divider Kit, comprising

    • 1x 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(f-f-f) 3-resistor 6 dB power divider
    • 2x 10 cm precision, sleeved coaxial SMA(m-m) cable
    • 1x 10 GHz 10 dB SMA(m-f) attenuator
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PicoScope 9341 accessories included

  • 9300 Standard Accessories Kit

    • PicoSample™ 3 software CD
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 12 V power supply, universal input
    • Localized mains lead (line cord)
    • USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
    • LAN cable, 1 m
    • SMA/PC3.5/2.92 wrench
    • Storage and carry case
    • TA170 18 GHz 50 Ω SMA(m-f) connector saver adaptor (fitted to each input channel)
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