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PICO – New PicoVNA 106 vector network analyzer

Check out our New PicoVNA vector network analyzer! frequency range 300 kHz - 6 GHz. Click here for more info. pico new Better
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The World’s First Flexible Resolution Oscilloscope!

For the first time in an oscilloscope, reconfigurable ADC technology has been utilized to offer a choice of resolutions from 8 to 16 bits in a single product. As well as flexible resolution, these oscilloscopes have ultra-deep memory buffers of up to 512 MS to allow long captures at high sampling rates. More information on the PicoScope 5000 Flexible Resolution Oscilloscopes.  
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New Range of Mixed-Signal PicoScopes

The new PicoScope 3000D Series Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes(MSOs) are ideal for engineers working on a diverse range of embedded systems. These compact USB-connected devices form a complete portable test system, with two or four analog channels and sixteen digital channels as well as a built-in arbitrary waveform generator. “We have completely redesigned the PicoScope 3000 Series MSOs,” explained Managing Director Alan Tong. “The key specifications—sampling rate, buffer size and display update rate—have all been improved, while we’ve retained the benefit of USB-powering that makes PicoScopes so much more convenient and portable than their traditional benchtop equivalents.” The PicoScope 3000D Series MSOs are available with analog bandwidths from 60 MHz to 200 MHz. Maximum digital input frequency is 100 MHz, equivalent to a data rate of 200 Mb/s (5 ns pulse width) on each channel. All models come with a USB 3.0 interface and are fully compatible with USB 2.0, giving high performance and fast update rates with both port types.
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USB 3.0 scopes display 100,000 waveforms per second

now has even faster waveform update rates. This means that, in persistence display mode, the software can collect more waveforms per second, resulting in a shorter time to catch an intermittent glitch. For example, consider a rare glitch that would have taken an hour, on average, to find with a PicoScope 2204Arunning PicoScope 6.8.8 in persistence mode. The same oscilloscope is now 55x faster with the latest PicoScope 6.10.2 beta, so you could now expect to see the same glitch in just over a minute. For a list of the speed improvements for some of our most popular scopes, see "Oscilloscope Waveform Update Rates".
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PicoScope 2205A oscilloscope review

There's a new independent review of the PicoScope 2205A by the RoadTest group, part of the Element14 Community on element14.com. We're particularly pleased by this one as we scored 10/10 in all six categories: performance, specifications, software quality, ease of use, support materials and price! It's a very detailed review that should answer most of your questions about the scope, including:
  • Understanding the specifications
  • Comparison with other manufacturers
  • Package contents
  • Teardown (at the owner's risk!)
  • Installation
  • The PicoScope software
  • Various tests in time and frequency domains
  • Data logging with PicoLog
Read PicoScope 2205A Review by Gough Lui
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PicoScope.tv

For the latest instructional videos on how to use PicoScope please visit picoscope.tv Whether you’re a novice PicoScope user, someone who just wants to find our more about PicoScope, or one of the legion of long–term PicoScope users, the free–to–watch videos at picoscope.tv will help increase your knowledge and understanding
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20 GHz Sampling Oscilloscopes

The PicoScope 9300 Series Sampling Oscilloscopes can perform pre-compliance tests, fault-finding, design, debug and margin testing on serial communications signals such as 10 Gb Ethernet, SONET/SDH STM64 and FEC1071, 10x Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand and PCI Express, all for only $14,995.
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New 8 channel oscilloscope

The PicoScope 4824 is a low cost, portable solution for multi-input applications. With 8 high-resolution analog channels you can easily analyze audio, ultrasound, vibration, power, and timing of complex systems, and perform a wide range of precision measurement tasks on multiple inputs at the same time. Although the scope has the same small footprint as Pico’s existing 2- and 4-channel models, the BNC connectors still accept all common probes and accessories with ample spacing of 20 mm.
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Pico wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise!

We're extremely proud to announce that we have received a Queen's Award for Enterprise, the UK's highest accolade for business success. It's also the only business award that includes an invitation to meet HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace! We'd like to thank you, our loyal customers, for contributing to the growth of our company over its 23-year history. However, we are not going to rest on our laurels, so look out for the exciting new products and software features that we plan to introduce this year.
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Software News

New Drivers for BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi

These new Drivers will enable you to control PicoScopes using BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi, or similar ARM powered platforms. If you develop any interesting applications let us know bysharing your ideas on our forum

PicoScope beta for Mac OS X!

The long-awaited native version of PicoScope 6 for Mac OS X is now available as a beta build. We are aiming to make the feature set of the beta version follow that of the Linux release. We look forward to any reports and user experience details on how the software behaves, so please don't keep it to yourself -share it on our forum. The beta version includes drivers and an SDK (mainly aimed at experts). Download from Pico Labs

PicoScope R6.9.14 new features

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PicoScope R6.10.2 beta new features

Download PicoScope R6.10.2 Beta now

Linux Support

Our PicoScope Beta software is now available for Linux and supports all PicoScope oscilloscopes. The Linux software supports all Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions http://www.picotech.com/linux.html

MATLAB® Support

MATLAB® users can communicate directly with Pico Technology's hardware using Instrument Control Toolbox™ and a native MATLAB instrument driver that is included at no charge along with the Pico Technology's hardware. This allows users to control instruments directly from MATLAB, including instrument setup, data collection, and any other functionality available to the device. The Instrument Control Toolbox provides a direct and consistent interface to each device while exposing the inherent features of the hardware.   Pico Technology is a member of The MathWorks Connections Program. Support Packages are available for the following PicoScope ranges:  
  • PicoScope 2000 (Beta): 2104, 2105, 2204A and 2205A
  • PicoScope 3000: 3200 and 3400 models (MSO models not fully supported)
  • PicoScope 5000
Additional Support Packages will be added as they are created.  
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3 axis accelerometer

Three Axis Accelerometer Kit enables accurate vibration measurements. The new Three-Axis Accelerometer Kit allows easy measurement of acceleration in the range ±5g on each axis. More information on the Three Axis Accelerometer
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New 4 Channel Sampling Scope

The PicoScope 9341 is the only compact 4 channel sampling oscilloscope on the market. The small footprint of the PicoScope 9341 allows it to be positioned right next to the device or port under test, without recourse to expensive pull-out sampling modules. Also, optional high-impedance TETRIS® active probes are available with bandwidths up to 2.5 GHz. They stack on a 0.1 inch (2.54 mm) pitch to allow probing of closely spaced device leads. More information on the PicoScope 9300 Sampling scope range
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New pocket-sized oscilloscopes

The new PicoScope 2200A Series oscilloscopes occupy about the area of a passport and are only 19 mm (3/4") thick. Connected to and powered by USB, they offer bandwidths up to 200 MHz and feature an arbitrary waveform generator, yet are almost 80% smaller than the previous generation of PicoScopes. This makes them perfect for engineers on the move to keep in their laptop bag, while offering all the features and performance of a traditional bench-top oscilloscope. More information on the PicoScope 2200 oscilloscope range
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New USB 3.0 Oscilloscopes with Ultra-deep memory!

With up to 500 MHz bandwidth on four channels, and an industry-leading 2 G samples of buffer memory, the new PicoScope 6000 Series has both the performance and the advanced analysis capability to speed debug of today’s complex electronic designs. Hardware acceleration and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface allow the PicoScope 6000 to acquire and display many megasamples of data per screen update without slowing down.
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