Pico Technology (www.picotech.com) has released a dual channel Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) that allows users to simultaneously measure both digital and analogue signals and view the digital data and analogue waveforms on the screen.
The 25 MHz PicoScope 2205 MSO offers 16 digital channels, a mixed signal sampling rate of 200 MS/s, a buffer memory of 48 kS and a vertical resolution of eight bits, making it ideally suited for circuit design as well as testing and troubleshooting.
It offers five professional instruments — a logic analyzer, function generator, oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator and a function generator — in a single compact package.
PicoScope 2205 MSO offers maths and reference channels, mask limit testing, serial decoding, advanced digital triggering, color persistence display and automatic measurements.
The USB-powered, full-featured oscilloscope has 16 digital inputs that can be individually displayed or in arbitrary groups labeled with decimal, hexadecimal or binary values. A logic threshold ranging between -5 V and +5 V can be defined for every eight-bit input port. A bit pattern and an optional transition on the input can activate the digital trigger, while advanced logic triggers can be set on the digital or analog input channels or both, enabling complex mixed-signal triggering.
The compact, USB–powered design of the oscilloscope implies that it can be used both in the field and on the desktop. Its ability to be used as a function generator, spectrum analyzer and arbitrary waveform generator makes it a complete test and measurement lab.