Pico Technology (www.picotech.com) has released its PicoScope 2200 Series of ultra-compact USB oscilloscopes, which feature an oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator and spectrum analyzer all in one affordable and powerful device.
These compact oscilloscopes deliver the performance and features of other oscilloscopes that are several times their price and size. These oscilloscopes can also be conveniently taken anywhere, since they are small enough to fit in laptop bags.
The PicoScope 2200 dual-channel PC Oscilloscopes feature up to 200 megasamples per second real-time sampling rates, which can be increased using equivalent-time sampling to as much as 4 gigasamples per second in case of repetitive signals. The range’s high sampling rates combined with 25 MHz analogue bandwidth and 16,000 sample buffer memory make it ideal for use in various applications.
The scopes also eliminate the need for external power supply or batteries, as they obtain their power from the USB 2.0 interface. The scope’s USB port provides high-speed data to PC and delivers high-resolution and responsive display.
The PicoScope 2200 range of USB oscilloscopes are designed with similar software functions and features available in high-end oscilloscopes only, such as the PicoScope 6 software for Windows. This software allows easy saving of data in various formats including PNG and BMP images, CSV text and MATLAB binary files. It also features examples and drivers for C/C++, LabVIEW, Visual Basic and Delphi for integration into custom applications.
A click of a button in the scope allows users to shift from time domain to frequency domain and use the scope as a spectrum analyzer. Its full range of settings provides control over various spectrum bands, display modes and window types.