Pico Technology (www.picotech.com) has unveiled its all-new PicoScope 6000 Series oscilloscopes –the first USB scopes to offer a 5 gigasample per second (GS/s) real-time sampling rate. The oscilloscopes also feature a unique 350 MHz bandwidth on four channels and have a huge 1-gigasample memory buffer, unmatched on any bench-top or USB scope.
PicoScope 6000 Series is the newest product line from Pico Technology’s 18 years of expertise in PC Oscilloscope design. The series packs more features and performance compared to other Oscilloscope design into a space-saving USB Oscilloscope enclosure. In addition to its headline specifications, these scopes feature an arbitrary waveform generator, a built-in function generator, switchable bandwidth limiting on each channel, mask limit testing and switchable 50-ohm and 1-megohm inputs.
PicoScope 6000 Series connects to any Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows XP computer with a USB 2.0 interface. The user can use one with a personal computer to save space on workbench, or link it to a laptop to create a portable device that is perfect for on-site demonstrations and field servicing. The high bandwidths and sampling rates make the scopes ideal for digital and analogue circuit designers, test installers and engineers. If the user wants to write his own application to control the scope, Pico Technology provides a software development kit that includes example code, free of charge.
Like all PC Oscilloscopes from Pico Technology, the PicoScope 6000 Series is the most efficient and cost saving oscilloscopes. “You buy only the specialized oscilloscope hardware, while your own PC looks after the standard functions such as display, disk storage and networking,” said Managing Director Alan Tong. “All of the scope’s features are included in the initial price, so there are no expensive upgrades or optional extra modules. You only need to decide whether to buy the scope on its own or with four 500 MHz compensated x10 probes.”