PicoScope 2000 Series
2000 Series
Like benchtop oscilloscopes,
only smaller and better!
  • 2 channel, 4 channel and MSO models
  • Up to 100 MHz bandwidth
  • Decode 15 serial protocols as standard
  • Windows, Linux and Mac software
  • 6 instruments in one
  • Ultra-compact design
  • Up to 128 MS buffer memory
  • USB connected and powered
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  • 2 Channels
  • 2 Channels + MSO
  • 4 Channels
  • 2 Channels Bandwith Memory Sample Rate Price
    2 Channels + MSO Bandwith Memory Sample Rate Price
    4 Channels Bandwith Memory Sample Rate Price
    PicoScope 2204A (PP906) 10 MHz8 kS100 MS/s NZ$266.00* Order
    PicoScope 2205A (PP907) 25 MHz16 kS200 MS/s NZ$427.00* Order
    PicoScope 2206B (PQ012) 50 MHz32 MS500 MS/s NZ$690.00* Order
    PicoScope 2207B (PQ013) 70 MHz64 MS1 GS/s NZ$967.00* Order
    PicoScope 2208B (PQ014) 100 MHz128 MS1 GS/s NZ$1313.00* Order
    PicoScope 2205A MSO (PQ008) 25 MHz48 kS500 MS/s NZ$852.00* Order
    PicoScope 2206B MSO (PQ009) 50 MHz32 MS1 GS/s NZ$1152.00* Order
    PicoScope 2207B MSO (PQ010) 70 MHz64 MS1 GS/s NZ$1475.00* Order
    PicoScope 2208B MSO (PQ011) 100 MHz128 MS1 GS/s NZ$1890.00* Order
    PicoScope 2405A (PQ015) 25 MHz48 kS500 MS/s NZ$852.00* Order
    PicoScope 2406B (PQ016) 50 MHz32 MS1 GS/s NZ$1129.00* Order
    PicoScope 2407B (PQ017) 70 MHz64 MS1 GS/s NZ$1590.00* Order
    PicoScope 2408B (PQ018) 100 MHz128 MS1 GS/s NZ$2144.00* Order
    2 channel 2 channel MSO 4 channel
*15% GST applicable for sales within NZ

Your Complete Test & Measurement Laboratory

You can use your PicoScope 2000 Series as an advanced oscilloscope, spectrum Analyser, function generator, arbitrary waveform generator and protocol decoder out of the box. Mixed signal models also add a 16 channel logic Analyser. A complete electronics lab in one compact, low-cost, USB-powered unit.

The PicoScope 2000A models deliver unbeatable value for money and are ideal for education, hobby and field service use. In the lab the low cost allows one scope per person rather than having to share.

The PicoScope 2000B models have the added benefits of deep memory (up to 128 MS), higher bandwidth (up to 100 MHz) and faster waveform update rates. PicoScope 2000B models give you the performance to carry out advanced analysis of your waveforms. They are ideal for design, debug and serial decoding.

  • High-end Oscilloscope
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High-End Oscilloscope

At the heart of every PicoScope 2000 is an advanced oscilloscope which offers everything you would expect and much more besides:

  • 10,000 waveform circular buffer
  • Up to 80,000 waveforms per second update rate
  • Mask limit testing
  • Advanced math & filtering
  • Measurements with statistics
  • Advanced digital triggering
  • Resolution enhancement to 12 bits

Logic Analyser / Mixed Signal Ability

The PicoScope 2000 Series includes mixed signal models that include 16 digital inputs so that you can view digital and analog signals simultaneously.

The digital inputs can be displayed individually or in named groups with binary, decimal or hexadecimal values shown in a bus-style display. A separate logic threshold from -5 V to +5 V can be defined for each 8-bit input port. The digital trigger can be activated by any bit pattern combined with an optional transition on any input. Advanced logic triggers can be set on either the analog or digital input channels, or both to enable complex mixed-signal triggering.

The digital inputs bring extra power to the serial decoding options. You can decode serial data on all analog and digital channels simultaneously, giving you up to 18 channels of data. You can for example decode multiple SPI, I²C, CAN bus, LIN bus and FlexRay signals all at the same time!

Mixed Signal Oscilloscope / Logic Analyser (roll over red squares for description)

Serial Bus Decoding and Protocol Analysis

PicoScope can decode 1-Wire, ARINC 429, CAN, DCC, DMX512, Ethernet, FlexRay, I²C, I²S, LIN, PS/2, SENT, SPI, UART (RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485), and USB protocol data as standard, with more protocols in development and available in the future with free-of-charge software upgrades.

Multiple protocols can be captured and decoded, the only limit being the number of available channels (18 for MSO models). The ability to observe data flow across a bridge (such as CAN bus in, LIN bus out) is incredibly powerful.

The deep memory buffers make the PicoScope 2000B models ideal for serial decoding as it is possible to capture and decode many thousands of frames of data.

FFT Spectrum Analyser

The spectrum view plots amplitude against frequency, revealing details that would otherwise be hidden in an oscilloscope view. It is ideal for finding noise, crosstalk or distortion in signals.

You can display multiple spectrum views alongside oscilloscope views of the same data. A comprehensive set of automatic frequency-domain measurements can be added to the display, including THD, THD+N, SNR, SINAD and IMD. A mask limit test can be applied to a spectrum and you can even use the AWG and spectrum mode together to perform swept scalar network analysis.

With PicoScope 2000B models FFTs of up to 1 million points can be computed in milliseconds giving superb frequency resolution. Increasing the number of points in a FFT also lowers the noise floor revealing otherwise hidden signals.

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Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) and Function Generator

All PicoScope 2000 Series oscilloscopes have a built-in function generator and arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) which output signals on a front panel BNC.

The function generator can produce sine, square, triangle and DC level waveforms, and many more besides, while the AWG allows you to import custom waveforms from data files or create and modify them using the built-in graphical AWG editor.

As well as level, offset and frequency controls, advanced options allow you to sweep over a range of frequencies. Combined with the advanced spectrum mode, with options including peak hold, averaging and linear/log axes, this creates a powerful tool for testing amplifier and filter responses.

PicoScope 2000B models have trigger options that allow one or more cycles of a waveform to be output when various conditions are met, such as the scope triggering or a mask limit test failing.

Download New Features or Write Your Own

The software development kit (SDK) allows you to write your own software and includes drivers for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac (OS X) and Linux (including Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone).

Example code shows how to interface to third-party software packages such as Microsoft Excel, National Instruments LabVIEW and MathWorks MATLAB.

There is also an active community of PicoScope users who share code and applications on both the forum and PicoApps section of the web site. The Frequency Response Analyser shown opposite is one of the most popular 3rd party applications.

Travel Essentials

Small, thin, light and USB powered, the PicoScope 2200A is a go anywhere scope.

The PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes offer a small, light, modern alternative to bulky benchtop devices. You can now even fit an oscilloscope in your pocket!

On the bench a PicoScope saves valuable space and allows the scope to be placed right by the unit under test.

Laptop users benefit even more: with no power supply required you can now carry an oscilloscope with you all the time in your laptop bag. Perfect for the engineer on the move.

Many engineers buy a PicoScope with their own money. That way wherever they work in their careers they have their own personal oscilloscope without having to share or waste time learning different user interfaces.

PicoScope 2000 Specifications
10 MHz
25 MHz
50 MHz
70 MHz
100 MHz
2 Channel
4 Channel
2 Channel MSO
2205A MSO
2206B MSO
2207B MSO
2208B MSO
Oscilloscope — vertical (analog inputs)
10 MHz25 MHz50 MHz70 MHz100 MHz
Rise time (calculated) 35 ns14 ns7 ns5 ns3.5 ns
Vertical resolution8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolutionUp to 12 bits
Input ranges ±50 mV, ±100 mV, ±200 mV, ±500 mV, ±1 V, ±2 V, ±5 V, ±10 V, ±20 V ±20 mV, ±50 mV, ±100 mV, ±200 mV, ±500 mV, ±1 V, ±2 V, ±5 V, ±10 V, ±20 V
Input sensitivity (10 vertical divisions) 10 mV/div to 4 V/div4 mV/div to 4 V/div
Input couplingAC / DC
Input connectorBNC(f)
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ± 1% || 14 pF ± 2 pF1 MΩ ± 1% || 16 pF ± 1 pF
Analog offset range (vertical position adjustment) None±250 mV (20 mV to 200 mV ranges)
±2.5 V (500 mV to 2 V ranges)
±25 V (5 V to 20 V ranges)
Analog offset control accuracy N/A±1% of offset setting, additional to basic DC accuracy
DC accuracy±3% of full scale ±200 µV
Overvoltage protection±100 V (DC + AC peak)
Oscilloscope — vertical (digital inputs, MSOs only)
Input channels
16 channels (2 ports of 8 channels each)
Input connectors2.54 mm pitch, 10 x 2 way connector
Maximum input frequency100 MHz (200 Mb/s)
Minimum detectable pulse width5 ns
Input impedance200 kΩ ±2% || 8 pF ±2 pF
Input dynamic range±20 V
Digital threshold range ±5 V
Overvoltage protection±50 V
Threshold grouping Two independent threshold controls: Port 0: D0 to D7, Port 1: D8 to D15
Threshold selectionTTL, CMOS, ECL, PECL, user-defined
Port threshold accuracy±350 mV (inclusive of hysteresis)
Hysteresis< ±250 mV
Minimum input voltage swing500 mV pk-pk
Channel-to-channel skew2 ns typical
Minimum input slew rate10 V/µs
Oscilloscope — Horizontal
Maximum Sampling Rate
100 MS/s
200 MS/s
500 MS/s
500 MS/s
1 GS/s
1 GS/s
1 GS/s
Equivalent sampling rate
(ETS mode)
2 GS/s4 GS/s5 GS/s10 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(USB streaming)
1 MS/s9.6 MS/s
Shortest timebase10 ns/div5 ns/div2 ns/div1 ns/div
Longest timebase5000 s/div (approx 14 hours per waveform in chart recorder view)
Buffer memory (block mode)* 8 kS 16 kS 48 kS 32 MS 32 MS 64 MS 128 MS
Buffer memory
(USB streaming mode)
100 MS (shared between active channels)
Waveform buffers10 000
Maximum waveforms per second200080 000
Initial timebase accuracy±100 ppm±50 ppm
Timebase drift±5 ppm / year
Sample jitter 30 ps RMS typical20 ps RMS typical3 ps RMS typical
ADC samplingSimultaneous
* Maximum sampling rate and buffer memory are shared between active channels. On MSO models each group of 8 inputs counts as a channel. Maximum sampling rate on MSO digital channels is 500 MS/s.
Dynamic Performance
Crosstalk (full bandwidth) Better than 200:1 Better than 300:1
Harmonic distortion< -50 dB at 100 kHz, full scale input, typical
(100 kHz, full-scale input, typical)
> 52 dB ±20 mV range: > 44 dB
±50 mV range and higher: > 52 dB
Noise < 150 μV RMS (±50 mV range) < 220 μV RMS (±20 mV range) < 300 μV RMS (±20 mV range)
Bandwidth Flatness
(at scope input)
(+0.3 dB, -3 dB) from DC to full bandwidth
SourcesCh A, Ch B, Ch C, Ch D. Any MSO digital channel
Trigger Modes None, auto, repeat, singleNone, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Advanced Triggers Edge, window, pulse width, window pulse width, dropout, window dropout, interval, logic. Edge, window, pulse width, window pulse width, dropout, window dropout, interval, runt pulse, logic
Trigger types, ETSRising or falling edgeRising or falling edge (available on Ch A only)
Trigger sensitivity, real-time Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth
Trigger sensitivity, ETS10 mV p-p, typical, at full bandwidth
Maximum pre–trigger capture100% of capture size
Maximum post–trigger delay4 billion samples
Trigger re–arm time
in rapid trigger mode
N/A< 2 µs on fastest timebase< 1 µs on fastest timebase
Max. waveforms
in rapid trigger mode
N/A9610 000
Function Generator
Standard output signalsSine, square, triangle, DC voltage, ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half sine
Pseudorandom output signalsNoneWhite noise, PRBS
Standard signal frequencyDC to 100 kHzDC to 1 MHz
Sweep modesUp, down, dual with selectable start/stop frequencies and increments
Output frequency accuracy±100 ppm±50 ppm
Output frequency resolution< 0.01 Hz
Output voltage range±2 V
Output adjustmentsAny amplitude and offset within ±2 V range
Amplitude flatness (typical)< 1 dB to 100 kHz< 0.5 dB to 1 MHz
DC accuracy±1% of full scale
SFDR> 55 dB @ 1 kHz full scale sine wave> 60 dB @ 10 kHz full scale sine wave
Connector typeFront panel BNC with 600 Ω output impedance
Overvoltage protection±10 V
Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Update rate2 MS/s20 MS/s
Buffer size4 kS8 kS
Resolution12 bits
Bandwidth100 kHz>1 MHz
Rise time (10% to 90%)< 2 µs< 120 ns
Spectrum Analyser
Frequency RangeDC to analog bandwidth of oscilloscope
Display modesMagnitude, peak hold, average
Windowing functionsRectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat top
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 to half the available buffer memory in powers of 2, up to a maximum of 1 048 576 points
Math channels and Software filters
Functions −x, x+y, x−y, x*y, x/y, x^y, sqrt, exp, ln, log, abs, norm, sign, sin, cos, tan, arcsin, arccos, arctan, sinh, cosh, tanh, freq, derivative, integral, min, max, average, peak, delay, duty
Software filtersHighpass, lowpass, bandpass, bandstop
Operands A, B (input channels), C, D (input channels, 4-channel models only), T (time), reference waveforms, constants, pi, digital channels (MSO models only)
Automatic Measurements
Scope Mode AC RMS, true RMS, frequency, cycle time, duty cycle, DC average, falling rate, rising rate, low pulse width, high pulse width, fall time, rise time, minimum, maximum, peak to peak
Spectrum Mode Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, THD dB, SNR, SINAD, SFDR, total power, average amplitude at peak, THD %, THD+N, IMD
StatisticsMinimum, maximum, average and standard deviation
Serial Decoding
Protocols 1-Wire, ARINC 429, CAN, DCC, DMX512, FlexRay, Ethernet 10Base-T, USB 1.1, I²C, I²S, LIN, PS/2, SPI, SENT, UART/RS-232 (subject to bandwidth and sampling rate of chosen oscilloscope model)
Mask Limit Testing
Mask generationNumeric (automatic) or Graphical (manual)
StatisticsPass/fail, failure count, total count
Available actions on mask fail Beep, play sound, stop capture, save waveform, trigger signal generator / AWG, run executable
InterpolationLinear or sin(x)/x
Persistence ModesDigital color, analog intensity, custom, or none
SDK / API details and specifications for customers writing their own software
Supplied drivers32 and 64-bit drivers for Windows 7, 8 and 10, Linux drivers, Mac OS X drivers
Example codeC, C#, Excel VBA, VB.NET, LabVIEW, MATLAB
Maximum USB
streaming sampling rate*
1 MS/s5 MS/s31 MS/s
Buffer memory
in USB streaming mode*
Limited only by PC
Segmented memory buffers*N/A96128000256000512000
* These specifications apply when using the drivers / writing your own software. Refer to Horizontal section above when using PicoScope software
Package contents PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscope
2 or 4 switchable 10:1/1:1 oscilloscope probes (except for PicoScope 2204A / 2205A when purchased without probes)
TA136 digital cable (MSOs only)
2 x TA139 pack of 10 logic test clips (MSOs only)
USB cable, Software and reference CD, Quick start guide
PC ConnectivityUSB 2.0 (USB 1.1 and 3.0 compatible). USB cable included.
Power RequirementsPowered from USB port
Dimensions (including connectors) 142 x 92 x 19 mm, < 0.2 kg130 x 104 x 18.8 mm, < 0.2 kg
Temperature range, operating 0 °C to 50 °C
Temperature range, operating
for stated accuracy
15 °C to 30 °C
Temperature range, storage-20 °C to +60 °C
Humidity range, operating5% to 80% RH non-condensing
Humidity range, storage5% to 95% RH non-condensing
Altitude rangeup to 2000 m
Pollution degree2
Safety approvalsDesigned to EN 61010-1:2010
Pollution degree2
Environmental approvalsRoHS, WEEE
EMC approvalsTested to meet EN61326-1:2013 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B
Software included PicoScope 6 for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10
32-bit and 64-bit SDK for Windows 7, 8 and 10
32-bit and 64-bit example programs (C, Microsoft Excel VBA, LabVIEW)
Free software
available for download
PicoScope 6 (beta) for Linux and OS X. Please note that the Linux and OS X beta versions of PicoScope do not yet have mask limit test or math channel functions. SDK (beta) for Linux and OS X
Languages supported Simplified Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
PP823 PP908 PP909 PP910 2206A 2207A 2208A superceded

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