Mixed-signal oscilloscopes offer high-speed performance

27-02-2020 | Saelig | Test & Measurement

Saelig Company has introduced the PicoScope 6000E Series 8-channel 500MHz Oscilloscopes, which offers eight to 12-bits of vertical resolution, 5GSa/s sampling rate, and 4GSa memory, enabling these scopes to display single-shot pulses with 200ps time resolution. The two models in the series are the PicoScope 6804E with 8-bit A/D resolution and the PicoScope 6824E with 8, 10, or 12-bits 'FlexRes' resolution. Both models can work with an extra 4-bits of resolution with the enhanced vertical resolution software feature – a digital signal processing technique built into PicoScope 6. These oscilloscopes provide eight analog channels, plus eight or 16 optional digital channels when accepting the plug-in TA369 MSO pods, allowing accurate time-correlation of analog and digital channels.

Both 6000E models include a 14-bit 200MS/s arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). Its variable sample clock avoids the jitter on waveform edges seen with fixed-clock generators and allows the generation of accurate frequencies down to 100μHz. AWG waveforms can be created or edited utilising the built-in editor, imported from oscilloscope traces, loaded from a spreadsheet or exported to a .csv file. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and hardware acceleration guarantee that the display is smooth and responsive even with long captures. The device's software includes decoders for many serial protocols.

Supported by the software, these devices offer an ideal, cost-effective package for design, research, test, education, service, and repair.

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