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Picoscope Data Acquisition

Postby skypaul » Thu May 15, 2008 2:51 am

I noticed the sampling rate for some of the models is half when both channels in used as compared to when only one channel in used. For example the 5000 series, it is 1GSa/s when one channel in used, and it is only 500MSa/s when 2 channels in used. Is this related to the number of data acquisition units used inside the unit? I was guessing 5000 series have only one data acquisition unit and it is shared between both channels; while models like 3000 series, they have 2 data acquisition units inside. Is my assumption correct?
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Postby ziko » Thu May 15, 2008 1:16 pm

Hi skypaul,

The 5000 has 2 ADCs, it uses both ADCs at the highest sample rate. The 3204/5/6 have 2 ADCs whilst the 3224/3 and 3424/3 have one ADC.

Hope this helps.

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