The PicoScope 6 software will allow up to a maximum 10MS/s (shared between all channels) in streaming mode, apart from the PicoScope 2104/5, 2204A and 2205A as they are low memory devices.
With the deeper memory devices e.g. from the PicoScope 3000 Series, it is possible to achieve faster streaming rates when using the Software Development Kit.
e.g. the USB 2.0 PicoScope 3206B should be able to achieve ~30MS/s while the new USB 3.0 PicoScope 3200 and 3400 D MSO models are capable of around 125MS/s (shared between all channels and dependent on PC resources).
If you are referring to the 'Using PicoScope PC Oscilloscopes for Fast USB Data Acquisition' article (available from http://www.picotech.com/support/kb/kbfiles/PicoScopeUSBStreaming.pdf
) with respect to the quoted 1MS/s, then it is scheduled for an update by our Technical Publications team in light of the new products.
With regards to serial decoding, the data would be processed post-capture, so you could collect the data and then view the packets once they have been decoded afterwards. The data cannot be processed in the midst of collection, but it can be processed once a trace has been collected.
I hope this helps.