PicoScope 4824 8 kanaals Scope

De PicoScope 4000 serie is ontworpen om aan de verwachtingen van de hedendaagse professionele ingenieurs.

Met zijn 8 channels en 12-bit resolutie met een ADC per kanaal, voorziet de  PicoScope 4824 de functionaliteit die u nodig heeft voor preciezie, time-correlated waveform metingen op meerdere kanalen eb eeb grote rnage van signaal types.

Combining high resolution technology with 256 Msamples buffer memory, powerful debug tools and a built-in arbitrary waveform generator, the PicoScope 4824 is the ideal oscilloscope for precise measurements and rapid debug. Tools such as Mask Limit Testing, Serial Bus Decoding, Advanced Digital Triggers and Persistence Mode help to track problems for rapid troubleshooting. Waveforms are captured in high resolution, making it easy to distinguish signal from noise to ease debug and analysis.

8 channel oscilloscope
The PicoScope 4824 is a low cost, portable solution for multi-input applications.

With 8 high-resolution analog channels you can easily analyze audio, ultrasound, vibration, power, and timing of complex systems, and perform a wide range of precision measurement tasks on multiple inputs at the same time. Although the scope has the same small footprint as Pico’s existing 2-and 4-channel models, the BNC connectors still accept all common probes and accessories with ample spacing of 20 mm.

Despite its compact size, there is no compromise on performance. With a high 12-bit vertical resolution, bandwidth of 20 MHz, 256 MS buffer memory, and a fast sampling rate of 80 MS/s, the PicoScope 4824 has the power and functionality to deliver accurate results. It also features deep memory to analyze multiple serial buses such as UART, I2C, SPI, CAN and LIN plus control and driver signals.

Data Acquisition
With 256 Msamples of buffer memory the scope can capture over 5 minutes of continuous 50/60 Hz waveform data with high timing resolution. Using the Software Development Kit (SDK) you can write custom applications with storage limited only by the PC hard disk size
Typical Applications

•Single- and 3-phase power transmission analysis
•Complex embedded system development
•Multi-sensor systems
•DC power supply sequencing
•Drives and controls
•Automotive system design, debug and validation
•7.1 and 5.1 audio system measurements

Applications - Power measurements
The PicoScope 4824 is ideal for making a range of power measurements on high voltages and currents and low-voltage control signals. For the best results, use a Pico differential voltage probe (TA041 or TA057) in combination with a current clamp (TA167). To improve the efficiency and reliability of power designs, the scope can display and analyze standby power dissipation, inrush current and steady-state power consumption. PicoScope’s built-in measurements and statistics of parameters such as true RMS, frequency, peak-to-peak voltage and THD allow accurate analysis of power quality.

Nonlinear loads and modern power-conversion equipment produce complex waveforms with significant harmonic content. These harmonics reduce efficiency by causing increased heating in equipment and conductors, misfiring in variable speed drives, and torque pulsations in motors. The 12-bit PicoScope 4824 has the precision to measure distortion typically up to the 100th harmonic. On the supply side, power quality issues such as sags and dips, swells and spikes, flicker, interruptions and long-term voltage and frequency variations can also be checked for regulatory compliance.

In a 3-phase distribution system, it is important to characterize and balance loads across phases. With 8 channels the PicoScope 4824 can monitor waveforms of current and voltage on all 4 conductors of a 3-phase plus-neutral system. This helps to identify mismatches that can cause breaker tripping, or transformer and conductor overheating.

Applications - Complex embedded systems
When debugging an embedded system with a scope, you can quickly run out of channels. You may need to look at an I2C or SPI bus at the same time as multiple power rails, DAC outputs and logic signals. With eight channels, the PicoScope 4824 can cope with all of this. Choose whether to decode up to eight serial buses, with analog waveforms and decoded data both visible, or a combination of serial buses and other analog or digital signals. PicoScope provides advanced triggering on all channels, so you can search for runt pulses, drop-outs and noise as well as looking for data patterns using the 4-input Boolean logic trigger.

Uw complete software pakket.
De PicoScope 4824 wordt eleverd met PicoScope oscilloscope software. PicoScope is uw complete test en meet lab in een eenvoudig te gebruiken applicatie. Tevens een volledig functionerende oscilloscoop met geavanceerde functies zoals digitale persistentie, wiskundige functies en geautomatiseerde metingen. PicoScope software bied u tevens de mogelijkheid om uw PicoScope 4824 te gebruiken als een spectrum analyser. PicoScope is vrij te gebruiken op zoveel computers als u wenst en wordt regelmatig geupdated met nieuwe functies en verbeteringen en u kunt altijd de laatste versies downloaden van de Pico website.

Wenst u zelf software te schrijven of een applicatie van derde te gebruiken dan is dit ook geen probleem. Pico leverd een gratis software ontwerp kit welke verschillende software bevat met software drivers en voorbeeldcodes.

At a glance
Model Input channels Bandwidth
(−3 dB)
sampling rate
Buffer memory Arbitrary
waveform generator
PicoScope 4824 8 20 MHz 80 MS/s 256 MS 80 MS/s
Oscilloscope — Vertical
Input channels 8
Connector type BNC, 20 mm spacing
Bandwidth (−3 dB) 20 MHz (50 mV to 50 V ranges)
10 MHz (10 mV and 20 mV ranges)
Rise time (calculated) 17.5 ns (50 mV to 50 V ranges)
35.0 ns (10 mV and 20 mV ranges)
Vertical resolution 12 bits
Software-enhanced vertical resolution Up to 16 bits
Input ranges ±10 mV to ±50 V full scale, in 12 ranges
Input sensitivity 2 mV/div to 10 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Input coupling AC / DC
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ∥ 19 pF
DC accuracy ±1% of full scale ±300 μV
Analogue offset range
(vertical position adjustment)
±250 mV (10 mV to 500 mV ranges)
±2.5 V (1 V to 5 V ranges)
±25 V (10 V to 50 V ranges)
Overvoltage protection ±100 V (DC + AC peak)
Oscilloscope — Horizontal (timebase)
Maximum sampling rate (real-time) 80 MS/s (1 to 4 channels in use)
40 MS/s (5 to 8 channels in use)
Maximum sampling rate (USB streaming) 10 MS/s using PicoScope 6 software
80 MS/s per channel using supplied API. 160 MS/s total across all channels. (PC dependent)
Timebase ranges (real time) 20 ns/div to 5000 s/div
Buffer memory
(shared between active channels)
256 MS
Buffer memory (streaming mode) 100 MS in PicoScope software. Up to available PC memory when using supplied API
Waveform buffer 10,000 segments
Maximum waveforms per second 12,000 wfm/s (PC dependent)
Timebase accuracy ±20 ppm (+5 ppm/year)
Sample jitter 25 ps RMS typical
Dynamic performance (typical)
Crosstalk (full bandwidth) 20 000:1, DC to 20 MHz
Harmonic distortion < −60 dB, 10 mV range
< −70 dB, 20 mV and higher ranges
SFDR > 60 dB, 20 mV and 10 mV ranges
> 70 dB, 50 mV and higher ranges
Noise 45 μV RMS on 10 mV range
ADC ENOB 11.3 bits
Pulse response < 1% overshoot
Bandwidth flatness (at scope input) DC to full bandwidth (+0.2 dB, −3 dB)
Source Channels A to H
Trigger modes None, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Advanced trigger types Edge: rising, falling or either edge; adjustable hysteresis
Pulse width: negative or positive pulse; wider or narrower than a specified width, or inside/outside a range of widths
Window: entering or leaving a voltage range
Window pulse width: signal is inside or outside a voltage range for a set time
Dropout: inactivity over a user–defined time interval
Window dropout: signal does not enter or exit a voltage range for at least a set time
Interval: time between two edges is greater or less than a set time, or inside/outside a time range
Logic level: arbitrary logic state of up to four selected input channels
Runt pulse: crosses one threshold but not the other
Trigger sensitivity Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth
Maximum pre-trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Maximum post-trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples
Trigger re-arm time < 3 μs on fastest timebase
Maximum trigger rate Up to 10 000 waveforms in a 30 ms burst
Advanced digital trigger levels All trigger levels, window levels and hysteresis values settable with 1 LSB resolution across input range
Advanced digital trigger time intervals All time intervals settable with 1 sample resolution from 1 sample (minimum 12.5 ns) up to 4 billion sample intervals
Function generator
Standard output signals Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage, ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half-sine, white noise, PRBS
Standard signal frequency DC to 1 MHz
Sweep modes Up, down, dual with selectable start/stop frequencies and increments
Triggering Can trigger a counted number of waveform cycles or sweeps (up to 1 billion)
from the scope trigger or manually from software.
Output frequency accuracy ±20 ppm
Output frequency resolution < 20 mHz
Output voltage range ±2 V
Output voltage adjustments Signal amplitude and offset within ± 2V range. Adjustable in approx 300 μV steps.
Amplitude flatness < 0.5 dB to 1 MHz typical
DC accuracy ±1% of full scale
SFDR 87 dB typical
Output characteristics Rear panel BNC, 600 Ω output impedance
Overvoltage protection ±10 V
Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Update rate 80 MS/s
Buffer size 16 kS
Resolution 14 bits
Bandwidth 1 MHz
Rise time (10% to 90%) 150 ns
Spectrum analyser
Frequency range
DC to 20 MHz
Display modes Magnitude, average, peak hold
Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman,
Blackman-Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 up to 1 million in powers of 2
Math channels
Functions −x, x+y, x−y, x*y, x/y, x^y, sqrt, exp, ln, log, abs, norm, sign, sin, cos, tan, arcsin, arccos, arctan, sinh, cosh, tanh, freq, derivative, integral, min, max, average, peak, delay
Operands Input channels A to H, reference waveforms, time, π
Automatic measurements
Scope mode AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak to peak, rise time, rising rate.
Spectrum mode Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, THD %, THD dB, THD+N, SFDR, SINAD, SNR, IMD
Statistics Minimum, maximum, average and standard deviation
Serial decoding
Protocols CAN, LIN, I2C, I2S, UART/RS-232, SPI, FlexRay
Mask limit testing
Statistics Statistics Pass/fail, failure count, total count
PicoScope 6 for Windows PicoScope 6 is your complete test and measurement lab in one application. Features include:
Capture modes: oscilloscope, spectrum and persistence.
Channel maths: calculate the sum, difference, product, inverse or create your own custom function using standard arithmetic, exponential and trigonometric functions.
Mask limiting testing: pass/fail, failure count, total count.
Serial Decoding: decode data from a serial bus such as I²C.
Automated measurements
Scope mode: AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak–to–peak, rise time and rising rate.
Spectrum mode: frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD % and THD dB), total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N), spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), signal+noise+distortion to signal+noise ratio (SINAD), signal to noise ratio (SNR) and intermodulation distortion (IMD).
Export data formats: comma separated values (CSV), tab delimited (TXT), Windows bitmap (BMP), graphics interchange format (GIF), portable network graphics (PNG), MATLAB 4 format (MAT).
Full details for PicoScope 6
Linux drivers Linux Software & Drivers for PicoScope 4824
Software development kit A growing collection of drivers and example code for various programming languages.
PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MiB
Free disk space: 32–bit: 600 MB, 64–bit: 1.5 GB
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MiB
Free disk space: 32–bit: 850 MB, 64–bit: 2 GB
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB 3.0 compliant port
Operating environment
Temperature  range

0 °C to 45 °C (20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)
5 to 80% RH, non–condensing
Storage environment
Temperature  range

-20 to +60 °C
5 to 95% RH, non–condensing
Physical Properties
Dimensions 190 x 170 x 40 mm
Weight < 0.55 kg
Language Support
PicoScope 6

Full support for: English, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Spanish
UI only: Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
User’s guide
Programmer’s guide
Quick Start Guide

English, Chinese (simplified), German, Spanish, French, Italian
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Data sheet English, Chinese (simplified), German, Spanish, French, Italian
What's in the box? USB 3.0 cable, carry case, user manuals, software CD–ROM and a double-headed USB 2.0 cable
PC connectivity SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible)
Power requirements Powered from single USB 3.0 port or two USB 2.0 ports
Compliance RoHS compliant, WEEE, and LVD compliant. Tested to meet EN61326-1:2006 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B.
Warranty 5 years