Test and Measurement News

February 2019

New 5 GHz PicoScope 9404-05!

The PicoScope 9404-05 is the first of its kind: a sampler-extended real-time oscilloscope (SXRTO). It's as easy to use as a real-time scope but gives you a choice of real-time or equivalent-time sampling.

  • 5 GHz bandwidth
  • 1 TS/s effective sampling rate
  • 4 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • Under $15,000

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See the PicoScope 9404-05 at Embedded World, Nuremberg, this month. Details below.

Focus on: PicoScope 4444 high-resolution differential oscilloscope

The PicoScope 4444 allows you to make true differential measurements at up to ±50 V (±1000 V CAT III using the PicoConnect 442 probe).

  • 4 differential channels
  • 20 MHz bandwidth
  • 12 to 14-bit resolution
  • 256 MS buffer memory
  • Powered probe interface

The PicoScope 4444 is now supported by PicoLog – see below.

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Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies - again!

Pico has just picked up another award from The Sunday Times after being voted one of the UK's best places to work.

Check our Careers section below to see how you could become part of the Pico success story!

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PicoLog 6.1.9 Beta released

The latest beta release of PicoLog provides these new features:

  • Vertical scrolling in table view with mouse
  • Support for PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope and Pico D9 accessories
  • Fixed-length capture (circular buffer and stop after time) options
  • Increased maximum graph zoom factor by 4x
  • New database for increased performance and stability

Release notes

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Farnell E14 reviews the PicoScope 5444D MSO

The PicoScope 5444D MSO is part of the PicoScope 5000D Series of FlexRes oscilloscopes that provide 8 to 16 bits of vertical resolution, with up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 1 GS/s sampling speed. You select the most appropriate hardware resolution for the requirements of each measurement.

A panel of six of E14's readers tested the PicoScope 5444D and posted detailed results, with hundreds of screenshots and photos. Out of a maximum possible score of 30 stars, they rated the PicoScope at 28. Read the reviews and find out what's so good about PicoScopes.

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Tech Tip: counting triggers

Q. How can I count trigger events in PicoScope 6?

A. This is equivalent to counting captures, assuming that each trigger event results in a capture. Set up a Repeat trigger on the desired event. Set the maximum number of captures (under Preferences) to a large number. Then observe the number of captures in the capture buffer, as shown in the top toolbar.

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Tech Tip: 75 ohm video termination

Q. How can I connect a 75 ohm video signal to a PicoScope 5444D?

A. The PicoScope 5000 Series scopes have 1 megohm input impedance. To avoid reflections and amplitude errors, you must terminate the signal in a 75 ohm load. To do this conveniently, connect a 75 ohm BNC feedthrough terminator between the cable and the scope input. Your video signal will then be correctly terminated.

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