Saelig announced the availability of the new PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes, which are 80 percent smaller than their predecessors, similar in size to a passport but three-quarter inches thick.
Connected to a PC's USB port for power and communication, they offer bandwidths up to 200MHz. They feature a sample rate of up to 1GSa/s, with high-speed streaming of data up to 1MSa/s, enabling data captures of up to 100 million samples in length, the company says. The series incorporates a built-in 100MSa/s or 1GSa/s waveform generator, and the oscilloscopes can produce standard signals such as sine, square, and triangle waveforms with programmable sweep, and can also act as a 12-bit 20MSa/s full-function arbitrary waveform generator that can reproduce sampled signals.
The free PicoScope software delivers a high-resolution visual display, and incorporates a range of signal processing features: spectrum analyzer, automatic measurements with statistics, channel math, reference waveforms, multiple scope and spectrum views, and serial protocol decoding for I2C, CANbus, SPI, I2S, and UART. Example code is also supplied for users who want to develop custom applications in C, Visual Basic, LabView, etc.
A Software Development Kit (SDK) is also included, which allows scope control using custom or third-party software. The SDK and PicoScope are Windows-compatible, and example programs in C, Excel and LabView are also provided.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.