17 October 2007
Pico Technology, worldwide leaders in the design and manufacture of PC Oscilloscopes, now offer enhanced resolution and fast USB data streaming for their High-Precision PC Oscilloscope range.
The PicoScope 3224 and 3424 high-precision PC Oscilloscopes are now able to offer 16-bit resolution when used with the latest PicoScope 6 software release. They now also offer fast USB streaming when used with the new software. The fast streaming mode operates automatically whenever the user selects timebases of 200 ms or slower. In fast streaming mode, the sample rate can now be as high as 256 kilosamples per second depending on the PC in use, allowing high-speed gap-free recording of data.
The PicoScope 3000 series high-precision PC Oscilloscopes have large memory buffers that allow even long-duration signals to be captured at the top sampling speed of 20 MS/s. They offer 1% voltage accuracy and 100 ppm timebase accuracy. Timebases from 500 ns/div to 50 s/div and voltage ranges from ±20 mV to ±20 V make them suitable for a wide range of applications, including general analog, audio and digital design and repair. With their improved 16-bit resolution, the oscilloscopes produce excellent high-quality waveforms that can be vertically zoomed to reveal even higher levels of detail. This resolution gives the instruments a 96-dB dynamic range, which enables them to detect low-level harmonics when used in spectrum analyser mode, for applications such as noise and vibration analysis.