PicoScope 6404C Oscilloscope Kit

Pico Technology
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  • Beskrivelse
  • Mere information
  • Specifikationer
  • 4 channels
  • Switchable 1 MΩ/50 Ω inputs
  • Built-in function generator or arbitrary waveform generator
  • Built-in spectrum analyzer
  • Advanced digital triggering
  • Serial decoding of I2C, I2S, SPI, UART/RS-232, CAN, LIN, FlexRay
  • Math channels with over 20 functions
  • 26 automatic measurements with statistics 
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • 4 x 10:1 oscilloscope probes
  • Tough carry case
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) for Excel, LabVIEW, MATLAB and programming languages like C, C#, C++, and Visual Basic .NET
  • Operates with Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit)


  • 4-Channel high–performance USB oscilloscope 500 MHz bandwidth, 5 GS/s real-time sampling and 50 GS/s repetitive sampling.
    1 G/Sample buffer size.
    Built-in function generator.

    4 x oscilloscope probes (x1/x10) and carry case included.

    Oscilloscopes and digitizers in the PicoScope 6000 Series give you both ultimate performance and ultimate value for money. If you need a high–performance USB oscilloscope or a high–speed USB digitizer the PicoScope 6000 Series is for you.

    High bandwidth, high sampling rate
    With the choice of either a 250 MHz, 350 MHz or 500 MHz analog bandwidth complemented by a real–time sampling rate of 5 GS/s, your PicoScope 6000 Series scope can display single–shot pulses with 200 ps time resolution. ETS mode boosts the maximum sampling rate even further, allowing a more detailed display of repetitive pulses.

    Huge buffer memory
    The PicoScope 6000 Series gives you the deepest buffer memory available as standard on any oscilloscope at any price. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and hardware acceleration ensures that the display is smooth and responsive even with long captures. Other oscilloscopes have high maximum sampling rates, but without deep memory they cannot sustain these rates on long timebases. The 2-gigasample buffer on the PicoScope 6404D can hold two 200 ms captures at the maximum sampling rate of 5GS/s. To help manage all this data, PicoScope can zoom up to 100 million times using a choice of two zoom methods. There are zoom buttons as well as an overview window that lets you zoom and reposition the display by simply dragging with the mouse.

    Advanced triggers
    As well as the standard range of triggers found on most oscilloscopes, your PicoScope 6000 Series scope has a built–in set of advanced triggers to help you capture the data you need.

    Custom probe settings
    The custom probes feature allows you to correct for gain, attenuation, offsets and nonlinearities in special probes, or to convert to different units of measurement. You can save definitions to disk for later use. Definitions for standard Pico–supplied probes are included.

    Rapid triggering
    The PicoScope 6000 Series has high–speed circuitry that can trigger on and capture over one million waveforms a second, increasing your chances of spotting an infrequent glitch.

    High–speed data acquisition
    The drivers and software development kit (SDK) supplied allow you to write your own software or interface to popular third–party software packages. If the 1 gigasample record length isn’t enough, the drivers support data streaming, a mode that captures gap–free continuous data through the USB port directly to the PC’s RAM or hard disk at a maximum rate of <10 MS/s (PC–dependent).

    Ultimate performance, ultimate value for money
    With 4 channels, up to 500 MHz bandwidth, 5 GS/s real–time sampling and up to 1 GS memory, the PicoScope 6000 Series are the ultimate USB oscilloscopes.
    A quantum leap in PC–based test equipment, the PicoScope 6000 Series give you world–beating performance together with all the features you would expect from a PicoScope oscilloscope. And — unlike other manufacturers — all features are included as standard (when new features are added you simply need to download a free copy of the software).

    If you want the ultimate performance and the ultimate value for money, you want a PicoScope 6000 Series oscilloscope.

    Documents available for download:
    PicoScope 6000 data sheet

    Oscilloscope – vertical
    Model PicoScope 6402C PicoScope 6402D PicoScope 6403C PicoScope 6403D PicoScope 6404C PicoScope 6404D
    Input channels 4
    Bandwidth*
    (-3 dB)
    250 MHz
    (200 MHz ±50 mV range)
    350 MHz
    (250 MHz ±50 mV range)
    500 MHz
    (all ranges)
    Hardware bandwidth limiter Switchable, 20 MHz Switchable, 25 MHz
    Rise time (10%–90%, calculated) 1.4 ns (50 mV range 1.8 ns) 1.0 ns (50 mV range 1.4 ns) 0.7 ns (all ranges)
    Input type Single-ended, BNC connector
    Resolution 8 bits
    Enhanced resolution 12 bits
    Input sensitivity 10 mV/div to 4 V/div at x1 zoom (1 MΩ input)
    10 mV/div to 1 V/div at x1 zoom (50 Ω input)
    Input ranges (full scale) ±50 mV to ±20V, in 9 ranges (1 MΩ input)
    ±50 mV to ±5V, in 7 ranges (50 Ω input)
    Input coupling AC, DC or 50 Ω DC, software-selectable
    Input characteristics 1 MΩ in parallel with 15 pF (AC or DC coupling) or 50 Ω (DC coupling) 1 MΩ in parallel with 10 pF (AC or DC coupling) or 50 Ω (DC coupling)
    DC accuracy ±3% of full scale
    Analog offset range (vertical position adjust) ±50 mV to ±200 mV ranges
    ±500 mV range
    ±1 V range
    ±2 V range
    ±5 V range
    ±10 V range
    ±20 V
    ±0.5 V
    ±2.5 V
    ±2.5 V
    ±2.5 V
    ±20 V (50 Ω ±0.5 V)
    ±20 V
    ±20 V
    ±2 V
    ±10 V (50 Ω ±5 V)
    ±10 V (50 Ω ±4.5 V)
    ±10 V (50 Ω ±3.5 V)
    ±35 V (50 Ω ±0.5 V)
    ±30 V
    ±20 V
    Overvoltage protection ±100 V to ground (1 MΩ inputs), 5.5 V RMS (50 Ω inputs)

    *Quoted bandwidth is with supplied probes or at BNC when 50 Ω impedance selected

    Oscilloscope – horizontal
    Maximum sampling rate (single-shot)
    1 channel in use
    2 channels in use
    3 or 4 ch. in use


    5 GS/s
    2.5 GS/s
    1.25 GS/s
    Maximum sampling rate (repetitive signals, ETS mode) 50 GS/s
    Maximum sampling rate
    (continuous streaming mode)
    10 MS/s using PicoScope. >150 MS/s using the supplied SDK (PC-dependent)
    Timebase ranges
    Real-time
    ETS

    1 ns/div to 5000 s/div
    50 ps/div to 100 ns/div
    Buffer memory
    (shared between active channels)
    256 MS 512 MS 512 MS 1 GS 1 GS 2 GS
    Streaming buffer memory (PicoScope) 100 MS
    Streaming buffer memory (SDK) Up to available PC memory
    Maximum buffer segments (PicoScope) 10,000
    Maximum buffer segments (using SDK) 250,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
    Maximum waveforms per second 170,000 wfm/s (PC-dependent)
    Timebase accuracy ±2 ppm
    Timebase ageing 1 ppm per year
    Dynamic performance (typical)
    Crosstalk 17 000:1 typical at 20 MHz
    1000:1 typical at full bandwidth
    5600:1 typical at 20 MHz
    560:1 typical at full bandwidth
    Harmonic distortion –55 dB typical –54 dB typical
    SFDR 60 dB typical 55 dB typical
    Noise 200 μV RMS (50 mV range) 320 μV RMS (50 mV range)
    Triggering (general)
    Trigger modes Free run, single, repeat, auto, rapid, ETS
    Maximum pre-trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
    Maximum post-trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples
    Maximum trigger rate Up to 10,000 waveforms in a 10 ms burst
    Rearm time Less than 1 µs on fastest timebase
    Pulse width trigger Settable with 1 sample resolution from 1 sample (minimum 200 ps) up to 4 billion sample intervals
    Triggering (analog inputs)
    Trigger types Rising or falling edge with adjustable hysteresis, pulse width, window, window pulse width, dropout, window dropout, delay, interval, level, logic, runt pulse
    Trigger sources Channels A to D, AUX
    Trigger level Adjustable over whole of selected voltage range
    Trigger sensitivity 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope
    Auxiliary trigger input (AUX)
    Trigger types Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic
    Input characteristics 50 Ω ±1%, DC coupled
    Input type Rear-panel BNC, shared with reference clock input
    Threshold range ±1 V
    Bandwidth 25 MHz
    Overvoltage protection ±5 V (DC + AC peak)
    Reference clock input (SDK only)
    Clock input characteristics 50 Ω, BNC, ±1 V, DC coupled
    Frequency range 5, 10, 20, 25 MHz, user-selectable
    Connector Rear-panel BNC, shared with AUX trigger
    Level Adjustable threshold, ±1 V
    Overvoltage protection ±5 V
    Probe compensation output
    Impedance 600 Ω
    Frequency 1 kHz square wave
    Level 2 V pk–pk
    Function generator
    Standard waveforms
    C models
    D models

    Sine, square, triangle, DC level
    As C models plus ramp (up/down), sin (x)/x, Gaussian, half-sine, white noise, PRBS
    Frequency range DC to 20 MHz
    Frequency accuracy Same as scope timebase accuracy
    Frequency resolution < 0.05 Hz
    Sweep modes Up, down, dual
    Signal generator triggering Scope, manual, or AUX input; programmable number of cycles from 1 to 1 billion
    Amplitude range 250 mV to 2 V pk
    Offset adjustment ±1 V
    Output voltage limits –2.5 V to +2.5 V
    DC accuracy ±1% of full scale
    Connector type Rear-panel BNC
    Output impedance 50 Ω
    Overvoltage protection ±5 V
    Function generator and arbitrary waveform generator
    Update rate n/a 200 MS/s n/a 200 MS/s n/a 200 MS/s
    Buffer size n/a 64 kS n/a 64 kS n/a 64 kS
    Resolution n/a 12 bits n/a 12 bits n/a 12 bits
    Spectrum analyzer
    Frequency range DC to 250 MHz DC to 350 MHz DC to 500 MHz
    Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
    Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman–Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top
    Number of FFT points From 128 to 1 048 576
    Scale / units X axis : linear or log 10
    Y axis : logarithmic (dbV, dBu, dBm, arbitrary) or linear (volts)
    Math channels
    General functions −x, x+y, x−y, x*y, x/y, x^y, sqrt, exp, ln, log, abs, norm, sign, sin, cos, tan, arcsin, arccos, arctan, sinh, cosh, tanh, derivative, integral, delay
    Filter functions Low pass, high pass, band stop, band pass
    Graphing functions Frequency, duty cycle
    Multi-waveform functions Min, max, average, peak
    Operands Input channel, reference waveforms, time, constants, pi
    Automatic measurements
    Scope mode AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak to peak, rise time, rising rate.
    Spectrum mode Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, THD %, THD dB, THD+N, SFDR, SINAD, SNR, IMD
    Statistics Minimum, maximum, average and standard deviation
    Serial decoding
    Protocols CAN, LIN, I²C, UART/RS-232, SPI, I²S, FlexRay
    Inputs All input channels with any mixture of protocols
    Mask limit testing
    Mask generation Auto generate from captured waveform, manual drawing, manual coordinate entry
    Actions Highlight on screen, select in buffer overview, activate alarm
    Statistics Pass/fail, failure count, total count
    Alarms
    Initiating events Capture, buffer full, mask fail
    Alarm actions Beep, play sound, stop/restart capture, run executable, save current buffer/all buffers, trigger signal generator
    Display
    Interpolation Linear or sin(x)/x
    Persistence modes Digital color, analog intensity, fast, custom
    Data export
    Output file formats BMP, CSV, GIF, JPG, MATLAB 4, PDF, PNG, PicoScope data, PicoScope settings, TXT
    Output functions Copy to clipboard, print
    Environmental
    Temperature range (operating) 0 °C to 40 °C
    Temperature range (stated accuracy) 20 °C to 30 °C
    Temperature range (storage) –20 °C to +60 °C
    Humidity range (operating) 5% to 80% RH non-condensing
    Humidity range (storage) 5% to 95% RH non-condensing
    Physical properties
    Dimensions 255 x 170 x 40 mm
    (approx 10 x 6.7 x 1.6 in)
    280 x 170 x 40 mm
    (approx 11 x 6.7 x 1.6 in)
    Weight 1 kg
    (approx 2 lb  3 oz)
    1.3 kg
    (approx 2 lb  14 oz)
    Software
    Windows software PicoScope for Windows
    Software development kit (SDK)
    Windows 7, 8 or 10 recommended (read more)
    Mac OS X software PicoScope for Mac OS X (beta)
    Software development kit (SDK)
    Mac OS X version 10.9 or 10.10 recommended
    Linux software PicoScope for Linux (beta)
    Software development kit (SDK)
    See Linux Software & Drivers for details of supported distributions
    Languages Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
    General
    Additional hardware (supplied) USB 3.0 cable, universal mains (AC) power supply, mains lead (power cord), carry case, user manuals and software CD-ROM, probes in probe case:
    PS6402C/D & PS6403C/D - TA150
    PS6404C/D - TA133
    PC requirements Microsoft Windows 7, 8 (not Windows RT) and 10
    PC interface USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible; USB 1.1 not recommended)
    Power supply
    AC adaptor
    12 V @ 4 A
    External adaptor supplied (suitable for USA, UK, Europe and Australasia)
    Safety approvals European LVD standard
    EMC approvals European EMC standard
    FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
    Environmental approvals RoHS compliant