Electronic Design

USB Scope Integrates Signal Generator

Pico-AThe PS4262 is a 2-channel, 5-MHz, 16-bit-resolution oscilloscope that includes a built-in low-distortion signal generator. It is a full-featured oscilloscope, with a function/arbitrary waveform generator that includes a sweep function to facilitate rapid frequency response analysis. It also offers advanced scope capabilities such as: spectrum analysis, mask limit testing, math functions, reference waveforms, advanced digital triggering, serial decoding, automatic measurements, and color persistence display. Careful front-end design and shielding has minimized noise, crosstalk, and harmonic distortion to yield a precision 16-bit data-acquisition tool. As well as the standard range of triggers found on most oscilloscopes, the PS4262’s advanced digital triggers include pulse width, windowed, and dropout triggers to help capture significant data. Sampling rate (real-time 1 or 2 channels) is 10 Msamples/s. The PS6242 can continuously stream data via USB at 1 Msample/s. A large 16-Megasample buffer allows accurate waveform expansion and deep data discovery. The mask limit testing function can be used to scan through lengthy waveforms to identify questionable signals in the waveform buffer. When used in spectrum analyzer mode, the scope provides a menu of eleven automatic frequency-domain measurements such as IMD, THD, SFDR and SNR. The included PicoScope software harnesses the PC’s extensive processing power, storage, graphics, and networking capabilities. The scope, including two probes and a USB cable, is available now at $1129.95 with a 5-year parts and labor warranty.


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