High-resolution oscilloscope for high-speed applications

01-03-2024 | Saelig | Test & Measurement

Saelig Company, Inc. now offers the PicoScope 6428E-D four-channel high-speed oscilloscope, a new addition to Pico Technology’s PicoScope 6000E Series, supplying up to 3GHz bandwidth with a maximum vertical resolution of 12bits into 50-Ohm inputs, with an exceptionally fast, real-time sampling rate of 10GSa/s. Larger than ±500mV input signals can be accommodated with external attenuators or probes designed to use 50-Ohm inputs. The 4GSa buffer can hold up to two 200ms captures at the maximum sampling rate of 10GSa/s, which is useful when recording multiple instances of a complex signal in different signal conditions and capturing very fast high-frequency signals with precision for detailed signal analysis. The device can display single-shot pulses with 100ps time resolution. Its accurate timing and amplitude resolution can reveal critical signal integrity issues, such as timing errors, glitches, dropouts, crosstalk and metastability issues.

The PicoScope 6428E-D is designed for scientists, engineers and researchers working in high-speed applications who need to capture, measure, and analyze sub-nanosecond waveform events – either in stand-alone applications or integrated as part of a larger system. Traditional benchtop mixed-signal oscilloscopes take up bench space, and models with eight analog channels are prohibitively expensive for many engineers working on next-generation designs. The 6428E-D delivers a low ownership cost for this instrument class and comes with free software upgrades as new features become available.

Typical applications include high-energy physics, particle accelerators, LIDAR, VISAR, spectroscopy, medical imaging, semiconductor/production test, and non-destructive testing.

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By Seb Springall