Test & Measurement
A digital oscilloscope for the analog world
The new PicoScope 4262 from Pico Technology is a 2 channel, 16 bit very-high-resolution oscilloscope (VHRO) with a built-in low-distortion signal generator. With its 5 MHz bandwidth, it can easily analyze audio, ultrasonic and vibration signals, characterize noise in switched mode power supplies, measure distortion, and perform a wide range of precision measurement tasks.The
The PicoScope 4262 connects to any Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 computer with a USB 2.0 port. You can use it with a PC to save space on your workbench, or connect it to a laptop to create a portable instrument that’s perfect for field servicing and on-site work. As it is USB-powered, there is no need to carry a separate AC adapter. If you want to write your own application to control the scope or use it as a digitizer, Pico provides a software development kit, including example code, free of charge.
Alan Tong, Managing Director of Pico Technology, explained the thinking behind the new scope: “Most digital oscilloscopes have been designed for viewing fast digital signals. The trend has been to use new technology solely to increase sampling rate and bandwidth. With the PicoScope 4262 we have focused on what’s important for measuring analog signals: increasing the resolution, improving dynamic range, and reducing noise and distortion.”
The PicoScope 4262 oscilloscope is on sale now, priced at only £750 including two probes, a carry case and a 5-year parts and labor warranty. Order from your local distributor or visit www.picotech.com.