PicoScope 9300 USB-controlled sampling oscilloscope

Pico increased the bandwidth of its PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes

Pico Technology has increased the bandwidth of its PicoScope 9300 family of sampling oscilloscopes with two new 25 GHz models. The UK manufacturer presents those USB-controlled sampling oscilloscopes as an option for viewing and measuring RF and microwave signals and high speed datastreams.

The new 2 and 4 channel 25 GHz models, added to the existing 20 GHz PicoScope 9300 Series, now support fifth harmonic capture for data up to including 10 Gb/s, and third harmonic capture up to 16 Gb/s.

These rates, and others in between, are found in Ethernet, Thunderbolt, USB 3.1, PCIe 4, Rapid I/O, e-SATA, OC-192 / STM-64 and OC-256. All have transmission lines, cables, components, transmitters and receivers that need pre-compliance testing and characterization.

To probe multiple broadband signals in-system with minimal invasion of the measurement and without interrupting system, Pico Technology offers PicoConnect 900 probes for microwave and gigabit applications.

These interchangeable AC or DC coupling probes with three gain ratios (÷ 5, ÷ 10 and ÷ 20) are particularly suited to the analysis of analogue and pulse data flow systems. Their 50 Ω inputs make them compatible with any other type of instrument.

All PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes can now be upgraded, free of charge, to full touchscreen operation with the latest PicoSample 3 software. PicoSample 3.25 also includes new masks for USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2.

The new PicoScope 9301-25 and 9341-25 sampling oscilloscopes are available for $16 765 / €14 235 / £11 765 and $26 235 / €22 275 / £18 405 respectively.