Test and Measurement News

April 2017

New 25 GHz PicoScope sampling oscilloscopes!

The PicoScope 9300 Series 20 GHz sampling oscilloscopes have been joined by two new 25 GHz models. The new scopes offer these impressive specifications:

  • 2 or 4 channels
  • Down to 14 ps calculated rise time
  • 1 MS/s sample rate to 32 kS store
  • 64 fs, 15 THz effective sampling rate
  • Up to 15 GHz prescaled trigger
  • 2.5 GHz direct trigger
  • Pattern sync trigger of length 7 to 223–1
  • 1.8 ps typical RMS jitter
  • 16-bit ADC resolution

Learn more >

Video of the month: PicoScope 4444

In this second video on the new PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope, Carl Bradbury presents more information on the device's capabilities, plus the matching range of voltage and current probes. Find out how the PicoScope 4444 can help you to make accurate differential measurements.

Watch >

New sprung hook probes and CAT III test prods and leads

You can use our new test prods and leads with the new PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope and in many other applications.

  • TA308 and TA309 black and red 1000 V CAT III shrouded 4 mm to 4 mm 0.5 m test leads. Use with any test equipment requiring shrouded 4 mm connectors.
  • TA327 and TA328 black and red unshrouded sprung hooks. For making temporary connections to exposed conductors where touch protection is not required.TA327 & TA328 sprung hooks, TA310 & TA311 test prods
  • TA310 and TA311 black and red 1000 V CAT III test prods. Designed to make safe contact with conductors in fixed mains wiring installations.

More Pico test prods and leads >

Prize draw winners

We held a series of prize draws at Embedded World in Nuremberg, back in March. The winner of the grand prize, a PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope, is:

Dr. Adrian Zink
from Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Congratulations, Dr Zink. You can now make four-channel, high-precision, single-ended and differential measurements!

The winners of the daily prize draws are Sascha Grunert, Daniel Baeder and Stefan Paulus, each of whom receives a PicoScope 2206B mixed-signal oscilloscope!

Tech Tip: Multiple view tabs in PicoScope 6

If you create a large number of scope, spectrum and XY views in PicoScope 6, you may find that you run out of screen space. As an alternative, you can stack multiple views in the same viewport, as in this picture. Each view is identified by a tab, with a label that you can edit.

To stack one view on top of another, simply drag the first view's tab on top of the second.

More about PicoScope 6 >


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