Pico Technology Unveils Latest Addition to PC Oscilloscope Range

PicoScope 3424 PC (Hi-res)

12 July 2005
Category: Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 3424 PC Oscilloscope now available, featuring four channels, USB connectivity and 12-bit resolution.

Pico Technology, the market leader in PC Oscilloscopes, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new PicoScope 3424 PC Oscilloscope. The four-channel oscilloscope has 12-bit resolution, 20 MS/s sampling rate and a large 512k memory buffer. The addition of a USB 2.0 connection makes connecting and installing the oscilloscope easy, and enables rapid display updates. The USB 2.0 interface also powers the unit, eliminating the need for an external power supply.

The four-channel PicoScope 3424 is the latest addition to the PicoScope 3000 series of high-performance PC Oscilloscopes. 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. Timebases from 500 ns/div to 50 s/div and voltage ranges from +/- 20 mV to +/ 20 V make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including general analog, audio and digital design and repair. 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, for applications such as noise and vibration analysis.

The PicoScope 3424 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 “The PicoScope 3424 adds 12-bit resolution and four-channel sampling capabilities to our highly popular PicoScope 3000 range. Customers familiar with the quality and ease of use of our existing products will find that we have continued this tradition with the PicoScope 3424, whilst adding new features to secure our leading position in the PC Oscilloscope market.”

The PicoScope 3424 is available immediately, direct from Pico Technology or one of their authorised distributors, at a cost of £699 + VAT. Further information can be obtained from the Pico Technology website or by or by calling +44 (0)1480 396 395.