Pico Technology introduces high resolution PC oscilloscope

PicoScope 3224 (Hi-res)

05 September 2005
Category: Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 3224 PC Oscilloscope now available, featuring two channels, USB 2.0 connectivity and 12-bit resolution.

Pico Technology, the market leader in PC Oscilloscopes, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new PicoScope 3224 PC Oscilloscope. The two-channel oscilloscope has 12-bit resolution, 20 MS/s sampling rate and a large 512 KS memory buffer. The USB 2.0 connection makes connecting and installing the oscilloscope easy and allows a smooth, responsive waveform display. The USB 2.0 interface also powers the unit, eliminating the need for an external power supply.

The majority of Oscilloscopes on the market offer 8-bit resolution with small waveform buffers. The PicoScope 3224, with its high resolution and large memory, is ideally suited to applications such as NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) studies as well as audio analysis. Its large memory buffer allows even long-duration signals to be captured at its top sampling speed of 20 MS/s. It offers 1% voltage accuracy and 100 ppm timebase accuracy. With its 12-bit resolution, the oscilloscope produces high-quality waveforms that can be vertically zoomed to reveal even higher levels of detail. This resolution gives the instrument a 72 dB dynamic range, which enables it to detect low-level harmonics when used in spectrum analyser mode.

The PicoScope 3224 is supplied with the PicoScope and PicoLog software applications, a 32-bit Windows driver and support for numerous third-party applications. PicoScope provides oscilloscope, spectrum analyser and multimeter functions, with the ability to measure, save and print waveforms. PicoLog turns the PC into a powerful Data Logger that can export data to a spreadsheet or display it as a graph, in real time or using recorded data. These programs are easy for the novice to operate, but also contain a full range of advanced features for expert users. Software updates are available free of charge from the Pico Technology website.

Alan Tong, Technical Director at Pico Technology, said “Customers will find that the PicoScope 3224 has all the capabilities and the high quality of the well-established PicoScope 3000 Series, a range of products that puts Pico Technology at the forefront of the PC Oscilloscope market.”

The PicoScope 3224 PC scope is available immediately, direct from Pico Technology or one of its authorised distributors, at a cost of £399 + VAT. Further information can be obtained from the Pico Technology website or by calling +44 (0) 1480 396 395.