500-MHz PC 'scopes offer deep buffer memory and USB 3.0 interface

September 09, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
With up to 500 MHz bandwidth on four channels, and 2 Gsamples of buffer memory, the PicoScope 6000 Series uses hardware acceleration and a USB 3.0 interface to acquire and display many megasamples of data per screen update while maintaining a fast sample rate.

Pico positions the 6000 series as the highest-performance USB oscilloscope available, with deeper buffer memory as standard than any other unit. A suite of advanced debugging tools is included as standard with the scopes.

All models include an integrated function generator or arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), advanced triggering, automatic measurements with statistics, an FFT spectrum analysis mode, comprehensive waveform maths, mask limit testing, and serial decoding for popular industry standards such as I 2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN and FlexRay.

PicoScope 6000 Series scopes are compact and portable devices that fit easily in a briefcase, and include a five-year warranty as standard. Prices start at €2414 / $3292 / £1995 for the 250 MHz model with function generator, through to €5439 / $7417 / £4495 for the 500 MHz model with arbitrary waveform generator and 2 G samples of buffer memory. A set of four high-quality matched probes is supplied with every scope.

Pico Technology; www.picotech.com