Comtest is offering the PicoScope 2000 models from Pico Technology, UK-based design, development and manufacturer of PC Oscilloscopes and data loggers.  This addition further expands the applications and debug capabilities of Pico’s powerful yet highly portable oscilloscopes.

PicoScope two-channel, four-channel and mixed-signal models have the functionality of an oscilloscope plus a logic analyser (on mixed-signal oscilloscopes ((MSO)) models), spectrum analyser, function generator, arbitrary waveform generator, and serial bus analyser with support for 15 protocols included as standard. They are USB-powered and come in an ultra-portable package that can be easily transported in a laptop bag.

PicoScope 2000A 2- and 4-channel models are ideal for technicians, trainers, students, and hobbyists doing fault-finding on signals up to 25MHz. The 2205A MSO has 2 analogues plus 16 digital channels for viewing and making measurements on digital or mixed technology designs.

PicoScope 2000B Series models are equipped with deep buffer memory from 32 to 128 M samples, bandwidths of 50, 70 or 100 MHz supported with sampling speeds to 1 GS/s, and hardware acceleration to deliver over 80,000 waveforms per second update rates.

Like the “A” models they are available in 2- and 4-channel models, plus 2+16 channel MSO versions. The “B” series models are packaged in the same size ultra-portable enclosure as the “A” Series, making them ideal for use in the lab or on the move, or for fast low-cost shipment to wherever needed.

The 2000 Series models connect to a host PC or tablet and are powered via the USB interface. They are controlled and operated with PicoScope 6 software that takes advantage of available PC processing power, display, touchscreen and traditional control capabilities. Advanced features such as segmented memory, mask limit testing, advanced waveform math and decoders for popular serial buses are included as standard.

The 2000A and B Series deliver an all-inclusive instrument with capabilities normally found in high-end benchtop instruments, yet they are hand-sized.  Engineers and consultants can have a 2000 Series PicoScope as their personal portable waveform laboratory.

PicoScope 6 software, included with the 2000 Series scopes, has been updated with support for touchscreen PCs and tablets, and colour-keyed serial bus decoding that highlights individual field types in a message frame with different colours for easy interpretation.

New releases of the software, that further enhance the performance and functionality of PicoScope products, are posted regularly on and are available to download free of charge for the lifetime of the product. In addition to Windows, there are Linux and Mac OS X versions of the software.

The PicoScope Software Development Kit (SDK) enables engineers to write custom applications for the 2000 Series, making them ideal for a wide range of OEM applications such as power system and machine health monitoring, high-energy physics, and medical electronics applications.

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