PicoScope 9402-05 and 9402-16 oscilloscope modules

PicoScope 9402-05 and 9402-16 oscilloscope modules feature two channels at 5 GHz and 16 GHz

  • Pico Technology is expanding its family of sampler-extended real-time oscilloscopes (SXRTOs) with two dual-channel models.
  • The PicoScope 9402-05 and 9402-16 modules, which complement the 9404-05 and 9404-16 four-channel oscilloscopes introduced last year, cover a 5 GHz and 16 GHz frequency band respectively.

These oscilloscope modules, which are controlled by a PC via a USB link, are suitable for digitizing repetitive signals. They sample signals with a resolution of 12 bits at a speed of up to 500 MS/s per channel in real time and up to 2.5 TS/s in equivalent time.

These features allow them to display and measure transients of 22 ps and pulse widths of up to 45 ps. They also enable clock performance and eye diagram analysis of gigabit signals up to 10 Gb/s (down to the third harmonic), according to Pico.

Their sub-2 ps RMS trigger jitter and 5 GHz trigger bandwidth also make margin analysis and characterization of high-speed serial data systems possible.

The option of clock and data recovery up to 8 Gb/s combined with an external trigger input extends the oscilloscope’s SXRTO triggering capability across the entire frequency bandwidth of the 16 GHz models.

Real-time broadband sampling modes include carrier envelope capture, baseband modulation, and envelope tracking of signals in the traditional wireless communication frequency bands (900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.5 GHz).

These USB-controlled instruments are supplied with PicoSample 4 software that provides a graphical interface for instrument control and display of waveforms, measurements, and statistical data. For OEM and custom applications, the PicoScope 9400s can be controlled remotely using ActiveX controls. Any programming language that supports the Windows COM interface standard, including JavaScript and C, can be used.

The two-channel PicoScope 9402-05 with 5 GHz bandwidth is priced at $10,795 / €9,095 / £7,895 and the 16 GHz bandwidth PicoScope 9404-16 at $19,495 / €17,245 / £14,995.