Oscilloscope and Data Logger Application Notes

Power, portability and performance

PicoScope 3000 Series PC Oscilloscopes & Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 3000 Series USB-powered PC oscilloscopes are small, light, and portable and can easily slip into a laptop bag while offering a range of high-performance specifications.

These oscilloscopes offer 2 or 4 analog channels and a built-in function / arbitrary waveform generator. MSO models add 16 digital channels. Key performance specifications:

  • 200 MHz analog bandwidth
  • 1 GS/s real-time sampling
  • 512 MS buffer memory
  • 100,000 waveforms per second
  • 16-channel logic analyzer (MSO models)
  • Arbitrary waveform generator
  • USB 3.0 connected and powered


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  2. Getting started with FRA4PicoScope
  3. Fast Fourier Transforms explained
  4. PicoScope 6 sampling rate adjustment
  5. A field mill for measuring atmospheric electricity
  6. Choosing the right Pico Technology active differential probe
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  14. Using the PicoScope logic trigger functions
  15. Using analog offset to maximize oscilloscope resolution
  16. Power consumption of flash memory using a high-resolution oscilloscope
  17. Debugging an I²C bus with a PicoScope mixed-signal oscilloscope
  18. Low-distortion measurements with high-resolution oscilloscopes
  19. Waveform averaging in PicoScope
  20. How to tune (compensate) x10 oscilloscope probes
  21. Audio spectrum analysis
  22. Non-destructive testing of wood
  23. Mains power analysis - measuring power factor
  24. Electrocardiogram (ECG) circuit for use with oscilloscopes
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  26. What to look for when choosing an oscilloscope
  27. Detta skall du titta på när du väljer oscilloskop
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See also The A to Z of PC Oscilloscopes