04 May 2023
Pico Technology Ltd. is excited to announce major updates and additions to their ground-breaking PicoScope PC-based 9000 Series oscilloscopes. Now featuring a 30 GHz bandwidth model, alongside updated 5 GHz, 16 GHz, and 20 GHz models, PicoScope is setting new standards in the Test and Measurement industry.
Alan Tong, CEO, emphasized Pico's commitment to offering "compact, low-cost, and fully featured broadband oscilloscope solutions. Pico Technology has consolidated its position as a leading oscilloscope manufacturer with bandwidths ranging from 10MHz to 30 GHz.”
PicoScope 9000 series consists of two distinct product architectures, both delivering high performance at reasonable prices:
These are unique and surprisingly fast and affordable measurement solutions that can accurately capture, and measure and characterise RF and microwave signals. The PicoScope 9000s readily address Gigabit data stream quality, and RF and microwave modulated envelope and waveshape fidelities. Signals that are now so widely proliferated across our communication and computing networks, imaging, diagnostic, tracking and control systems, and right down to our homes, cars, pockets, wrists and possibly implants.
Unlike truly transient (single event) real time capture oscilloscopes, these distinctive Pico products do not carry the tremendous cost, footprint and energy munching burdens or channel sharing compromises of Nyquist compliant data capture. They instead rely upon repetitive or clock based signal (as most real world signals are) to build and display precise and statistically rich captures of high speed waveshape and data eyes. Which the Pico 9000 instruments achieve, without sample rate or resolution compromise, across multiple input channels. Generally with greater resolution than their more costly transient real time peers can achieve; even when they turn to super-Nyquist Equivalent Time Sampling; as most do when transient capture data bandwidth proves too costly!
The supplied software unlocks the full potential of the PicoScope 9000 products in applications such as Gigabit Comms physical layer test and characterisation:
To Pulse and Waveshape characterisations, the PicoSample software presses home inherent direct-to-sampler signal processing advantage with:
Also Broadband Modulated Envelope characterisations, for which the PicoSample software can build and measure a new live trace that accurately envelopes another (live) amplitude or pulse modulated carrier trace.
PicoScope 9000 Oscilloscopes can be purchased as two or four channel instruments with optional clock from data recovery (to 11.3 Gb/s, 5.65 GHz clock). The 9300 2-channel, 20 GHz Sampling Oscilloscopes can be configured with an integrated 9 GHz Optical to Electrical convertor, or with internal 50 ps pulse generators to address single ended or differential TDT / TDR network fault detection and measurements. In these cases PicoSample software supports a comprehensive set of optical and protocol masks, and distance and impedance measurements.
Alan Tong concludes "PicoScope 9000 instruments and PicoSample software deliver a distinctive price, performance, and feature combination, making them cost-effective choices across the 1 GHz to 30 GHz oscilloscope market. Boasting a significant price advantages compared to competing, PicoScope 9000 devices redefine value in the industry.
Across 10 models and bandwidths of 5 GHz, 16 GHz, 20 GHz and now 30 GHz, PicoScope 9000 oscilloscope prices range:
PicoScope 9402-05 2 channel 5 GHz SXRTO $ 12,375 € 9,985 £ 8,685
PicoScope 9341-30 4 channel 30 GHz SSO $ 38,685 € 31,205 £ 27,145