Pico Technology (www.picotech.com) has announced the release of its PicoScope 3000 Series of USB Oscilloscopes, which provide unrivalled performance and is a cost-effective substitute for traditional benchtop oscilloscopes.
Unlike benchtop oscilloscopes, PicoScope 300 series is light and small enough that it can easily fit into a laptop bag. Since it is USB powered, it eliminates the need for an external power supply, allowing users to use it wherever and whenever they want to.
The series also offers 60 to 200 MHz bandwidth, which is complemented by a market-leading real-time sampling rate of 500 MS/s.
Although various scopes in the market offer high maximum sampling rates, they cannot sustain these rates on long timebases due to the absence of deep memory. The PicoScope 3000 series, on the other hand, is designed with a deep memory that can handle up to 128 million samples.
Its maximum zoom factor and zoom controls enable users to view every detail of the waveform with ease, while its segmented memory eliminates the problem of finding a glitch on the screen. It also allows each captured waveform to be stored in the buffer memory, enabling review and rewind of previous waveforms.
Most digital oscilloscopes offered today in the market use analog trigger and architecture based comparators, which create a trigger “re-arm” delay and limit the trigger sensitivity. The PicoScope 3000 series provides full digital triggering that use actual digitized data, which allows the scope to trigger on the smallest signals even at the full bandwidth and to reduce trigger errors.