Pico Technology (www.picotech.com) has unveiled a portable handheld oscilloscope that is suitable for hobbyists, technicians, students and anyone in search for an affordable, easy-to-use, single channel PC oscilloscope — the PicoScope 2104.
Offering 10 MHz bandwidth, 50 MS/s maximum sampling rate, this new oscilloscope also delivers a memory of up to eight kS and a resolution of eight bits.
Ergonomically designed to perfectly fit the user’s hand, the 2104 oscilloscope is lightweight and comfortable to use, regardless if the user is right-handed, left-handed, or has small or big hands.
Although it comes in a compact and portable design, the oscilloscope still delivers the various powerful features found in traditionally larger oscilloscopes.
Eliminating the need for additional oscilloscope probes, power supplies, or complex installation procedures, the 2104’s plug-and-play technology enables users to conveniently plug the oscilloscope into a PC and start working at once.
Users can control the oscilloscope using its top button, which flashes a green light to indicate that it is running. The tip of the oscilloscope illuminates a beam of light to enable users to see the area being tested. When all the signals have been captured, pressing the button again will stop the oscilloscope, which will then reflect a red light.
The user can hold down the button to activate the oscilloscope’s auto setup function. This function automatically sets up the trigger configuration and timebase to display the signal found on the input.
PicoScope 2104 also comes with various oscilloscope software that provide users the added functionality of spectrum analyzer as well as of a meter and data logger.