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Four channel PC oscilloscope

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article image Pico’s latest addition to PC oscilloscope range.

PICO Technology, represented in Australia by Emona Instruments , has announced the release of the new PicoScope 3424 PC oscilloscope.

The four-channel oscilloscope has 12-bit resolution, 20MS/s sampling rate and a large 512k memory buffer.

The addition of a USB 2.0 connection makes connecting and installing the oscilloscope easy, and enables rapid display updates. The USB 2.0 interface also powers the unit, eliminating the need for an external power supply.

The four-channel PicoScope 3424 is the latest addition to the PicoScope 3000 series of high-performance PC oscilloscopes. Its large memory buffer allows even long-duration signals to be captured at a top sampling speed of 20MS/s.

It offers 1% voltage accuracy and 100ppm timebase accuracy. Timebases from 500ns/div to 50s/div and voltage ranges from 20mV to 20V make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including general analogue, audio and digital design and repair.

With its 12-bit resolution, the oscilloscope produces high-quality waveforms that can be vertically zoomed to reveal even higher levels of detail.

This resolution gives the instrument a 72dB dynamic range, which enables it to detect low-level harmonics when used in spectrum analyser mode, for applications such as noise and vibration analysis.

The PicoScope 3424 is supplied with the PicoScope and PicoLog software applications, a 32-bit Windows driver and support for numerous third-party applications.

PicoScope provides oscilloscope, spectrum analyser and multimeter functions, with the ability to measure, save and print waveforms.

PicoLog turns the PC into a powerful data logger that can export data to a spreadsheet or display it as a graph, in real time or using recorded data.

These programs are easy for the novice to operate, but also contain a full range of advanced features for expert users. Software updates are available free of charge from the Pico Technology website.

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