Test and Measurement News

December 2006

PicoScope 5000 Series Update

We hope that you received our special announcement about the new PicoScope 5000 Series top-of-the-range PC Oscilloscopes. Here’s a quick reminder of the main specifications:

  • 250 MHz analog bandwidth
  • 1 gigasample per second
  • Up to 128 megasample buffer
  • 125 megasample per second arbitrary waveform generator
  • USB 2.0 connection to your PC

A new PDF data sheet for the PicoScope 5000 series can now be downloaded from our website.

Tech Tip: Zooming and Panning in PicoScope

The PicoScope PC Oscilloscope software usually captures more data than it can show on the screen at one time. You can easily use the zoom and pan functions to see all of this data.

  • Capture your data, and then click the red STOP button or press the space bar.
  • To zoom and pan horizontally, click the horizontal zoom control just to the right of the timebase control. To zoom in by a factor of two, change it from x1 to x2.
  • A horizontal scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the waveform. Drag this to pan backwards and forwards in time.
  • To zoom and pan vertically, click the vertical zoom control just to the right of the AC/DC selector. To zoom in by a factor of two, change it from Off to x2.
  • A vertical scroll bar will appear either to the left or to the right of the waveform depending, on which channel you are using. Drag this to pan up and down in voltage.
  • Don’t try to zoom by changing the timebase or voltage range controls, as this will erase the data you have just captured.

Find out more about PicoScope and download the latest version


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