PicoScope 6407
High Speed USB Digitizer
4 Channels
5 GS/s real time sampling
Built in Function and Arbitrary Waveform Generators
1 GHz Bandwidth
USB connected
1 GS buffer size
The PicoScope 6407 Digitizer is a compact USB plug in device that turns your PC or laptop into a 4 channel, high speed digitizer. With a PicoScope 6407 you can easily digitize a 1 GHz sine wave with a timing resolution of 200 ps.

Buffer Memory

Your PicoScope 6407
Digitizer has a memory
depth of one billion samples.
Other digitizers have high
maximum sampling rates,
but without the deep memory of
the PicoScope 6407 they can't
sustain these rates on long timebases.
Your PicoScope 6407 can sample at 5 GS/s at timebases all the way down to 20 ms/div, giving a total acquisition time of 200 ms. If that's not enough, the driver supports streaming mode for capturing unlimited gap free data directly to your PC's RAM or hard disk at over 10 MS/s.
The large buffer enables the use of segmented memory. Each captured waveform segment is stored in the buffer so you can rewind and review thousands of previous waveforms. No longer will you see a glitch on the screen only for it to vanish before you stop the scope.

Advanced triggers

As well as the standard range of triggers found on all oscilloscopes, your PicoScope 6407 offers a comprehensive set of advanced triggers including pulse width, windowed and dropout triggers to help you capture the data you need.

USB connected, Why make things difficult?

Many digitizers use complicated, and often expensive, interfaces to connect the digitizer to your PC. The PicoScope 6407 doesn't. Your PicoScope high speed digitizer simply connects to a USB port on any compatible Windows based PC or laptop. So there's no need to buy a separate interface or waste time dismantling your PC to connect the digitizer. (The ability to just plug in your digitizer to a USB port, along with the small size and weight of the PicoScope 6407, also means that you can take your PicoScope Digitizer with you, giving you access to a high speed digitizer wherever you are.)

Picoscope 6407 Digitizer

More Than Just a Digitizer

Pico are committed to providing value for money. That's why when you buy a PicoScope 6407 USB Digitizer you don't just get a digitizer. Using the power of the supplied PicoScope software you can use your PicoScope 6407 as a 4 channel, 1 GHz oscilloscope with a voltage range of -100 mV to +100 mV. Alternatively you can use the spectrum Analyser function in PicoScope for recording measurements in the frequency domain. But that's not all… Your PicoScope 6407 also includes a built in function generator and an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) with a 16,000 sample buffer.

Why Pay More?

At Pico they don't do “optional extras”. Other companies may think that you should pay for high end features such as mask limit testing, serial decoding, advanced triggering, automatic measurements, math channels, XY mode, digital filtering and segmented memory. We don't. When you buy a PicoScope Digitizer everything is included in the price.

Free software development kit

Your PicoScope Digitizer comes with a software developement kit (SDK) that includes drivers for Windows based PCs and example code for various programming languages and third party software such as LabVIEW. Using the SDK you can develop your own programs to collect and analyse data from the digitizer.

Power, Performance, Portability

With 4 channels, 1 GHz bandwidth, 1 GS buffer size and 5 GS/s real time sampling, a USB connected PicoScope 6407 Digitizer gives you the power, performance and portability you need at a price you can afford.

PicoScope 6407 Digitizer Specifications
Oscilloscope Vertical
ModelPicoScope 6407 (PP795)
Bandwidth (-3dB)1GHz
Rise time (calculated) One channel in use: 0.7 ns
Two channels in use: 1.0 ns
3 or 4 channels in use: 1.4 ns
Input Channels4
Vertical resolution8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution12 bits
DC Accuracy±3%
Input sensitivity20 mV/div
Input impedance50 Ω 2%
Input typeSMA
Input couplingDC
Input ranges (full scale)±100 mV
Overvoltage protection±2V (DC + Peak AC)
Basic triggersRising, falling
Advanced triggers Edge: single edge or dual edge; adjustable hysteresis
Pulse width: negative or positive pulse; wider or narrower than a specified width
Window: entering or leaving a voltage range
Dropout: inactivity over a user defined time interval
Window dropout: signal does not enter or exit a voltage range for at least a set time
Interval: time between two edges is greater or less than a set time, or inside/outside a time range
Logic level: arbitrary logic state of Channels A to D and AUX
Runt pulse: crosses one threshold but not the other
Trigger Modes Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic, delayed
Maximum trigger rateUp to 10,000 waveforms in a 20 ms burst
Trigger sourcesChannels A to D, AUX
Trigger levelAdjustable over whole of selected voltage range
Re arm timeLess than 1µs on fastest timebase
Maximum pre trigger delay100% of capture duration
Maximum post trigger delay4 billion samples
Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Sample rate200 MS/s
Buffer size16,384 samples
Resolution12 bits
Bandwidth20 MHz
Rise time (10 to 90%)10 ns, typical
Operating environment
Temperature range

0°C to 40°C (20°C to 30°C for quoted accuracy)
Storage environment
Temperature range

-20°C to +60°C
5% to 95% RH, non condensing
IP ratingIP 20
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions255 x 170 x 40mm (approx 10 x 6.7 x 1.6in)
Weight<1kg (approx 2.2lb)
Oscilloscope Horizontal
Maximum sampling rate
(single shot)
One channel in use: 5GS/s
Two channels in use:2.5GS/s
(using A+C, A+D, B+C, B+D)
3 or 4 channels in use:1.25GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
1 MS/s using PicoScope
>10 MS/s using the supplied SDK (PC dependent)
Buffer memory
(shared between active channels)
Waveform bufferUp to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase accuracy±5ppm
Dynamic Performance (typical)
DC to 100 MHz
100 MHz to 1 GHz

Step response±3% after 3 ns, typical
Noise<0.5 mV RMS
Auxiliary Trigger/Reference Clock Input (AUX)
Input typeRear panel BNC
Input impedance50 Ω ±1%
Input couplingDC
Voltage range±5 V
Bandwidth (AUX TRIGGER)25 MHz
Input threshold±1 V
Overvoltage protection±5 V
Frequency range (CLOCK INPUT)5 MHz to 25 MHz
Signal generator
Standard output waveforms Sine, square, triangle, ramp (up/down), sin (x)/x, Gaussian, half sine, white noise, PRBS, DC level
Frequency rangeDC to 20 MHz
Output frequency accuracy±5 ppm
Output voltage range (peak to peak)±250 mV to ±2 V (into high impedance load)
Offset voltage adjustment±1 V (maximum combined output ±2.5 V)
Amplitude flatness1.5 dB DC to 20 MHz, typical
Connector typeRear panel BNC
Overvoltage protection±5 V
Sweep modesUp, down, dual with selectable start/stop frequencies and increments
PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: Pentium II processor, or equivalent
Memory: 64 MiB (XP) / 512 MiB (Vista) / 1 GiB (Windows 7 and 8)
Operating system: 32 or 64 bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB 1.1 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 2GHz Pentium IV processor, or equivalent
Memory: 256MB (XP) / 1GB (Vista / Win 7 & 8)
Operating system: 32 or 64 bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (or above), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
PicoScope 6 for Windows
Linux drivers32 bit drivers
Software development kitIncludes drivers and example code for various programming languages including C, C#, Excel and LabVIEW.
Power supply NZ 12V/3.5A external adaptor supplied
Compliance FCC, CE,RoHS compliant
Accessories Included
Additional hardware USB 2.0 cable, carry case, user manuals
Software PicoLog & PicoScope 6 CD ROM
DocumentationUser's guide, Programmer's guide & Installation guide