Pico Technology wins Elektra 2013 "Test Product of the Year" award

28 November 2013
Category: Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 5000 Series oscilloscopes give engineers the ability to capture high-speed and high-resolution signals with a choice of 8-bit to 16-bit resolutions in a single product.

St Neots, UK – November 28th 2013 – Pico Technology, leader in PC-based oscilloscopes, announced today that the PicoScope 5000 Series Flexible Resolution oscilloscopes have won the Elektra 2013 Test Product of the Year award, presented at the European Electronics Industry Awards event in London.

The Elektra awards recognize achievements of individuals and companies, and are designed to promote best practice in product and business innovation, sales growth and employee motivation.

The PicoScope 5000 was selected unanimously by a jury of experts from the media, industry, and academic research, who said they were “impressed at how this product challenged a traditional approach to oscilloscope design in a highly versatile product.”

“We are honoured that the PicoScope 5000 has been recognized with this prestigious Elektra award”, said Alan Tong, Managing Director at Pico Technology.  “We believe that the 5000 Series is the most versatile oscilloscope on the market and this nomination highlights our dedication to providing innovative, cost-effective alternatives to traditional test equipment and data acquisition products that help engineers do their job.”

Introduced in May 2013, the PicoScope 5000 Series employ eight reconfigurable ADCs to provide 1 GS/s at 8-bits resolution with 60 dB SFDR – much better than scopes with 8-bit ADCs.  The scope can be configured to sample at 500 MS/s with 12-bits resolution through 14-bits at 125 MS/s and > 70 dB SFDR.  If only two channels are required then resolution can be increased to 15 bits, and in single-channel mode all the ADCs are combined to give a 16 bits at 62.5 MS/s.

As well as flexible resolution, the oscilloscopes have ultra-deep memory buffers up to 512 MS to allow long captures at high sampling rates. They also include, as standard, advanced software features such as serial decoding, mask limit testing and segmented memory.

In addition to flexible resolution, the PicoScope 5000 provides a versatile toolset that can be applied to a wide range of measurement tasks in both time and frequency domains.