New low-cost sampling scopes suit high-speed digital and microwave test
These new two- and four-channel 25GHz models add to the existing 20GHz PicoScope 9300 Series, and can now support 5th harmonic capture for data speeds up to 10Gb/s, and 3rd harmonic capture for data-streams up to 16Gb/s. These rates are increasingly found in Ethernet, Thunderbolt, USB 3.1, PCIe 4, Rapid I/O, e-SATA, OC-192 / STM-64 and OC-256 situations. All of these technologies have transmission lines, cables, components, transmitters and receivers that need appropriate development tools for pre-compliance testing and characterization. Owning a real-time scope with a 25GHz bandwidth has usually been prohibitively expensive, but now engineers can have their own 25GHz sampling oscilloscope on any bench or wherever it is needed.
Probing multiple broadband signals in-system and with minimal signal disturbance is also often a challenge. So Pico Technology has designed some cost-effective, low-invasive, high-performance PicoConnect 900 probes to accompany the 9300 family of sampling scopes. Uniquely configured as interchangeable AC- or DC-coupled probe heads in three division ratios (÷5, ÷10 and ÷20), these connecting devices are ideally suited for transparent in-system probing of analog, pulse, impulse and high-speed serial data streams. They can also be used with other non-Pico instrument types that have 50 ohm inputs.
The PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscopes, when used with the appropriate PC, offer full touchscreen operation using the latest PicoSample 3 Software (provided free). PicoSample 3.25 also includes new masks for USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2.
Made by Pico Technology, Europe's award-winning oscilloscope adapter manufacturer, the new PicoScope 9301-25 and 9341-25 Sampling Oscilloscopes are now available now starting at under $20,000 from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA technical distributor.
About Saelig Company Inc.
Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing remarkable, unique test and measurement and control products and components for use in a wide variety of industries. Products lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer service, and fast delivery.