PicoScope 3000D
Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

The new PicoScope 3000D Series Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes (MSOs) are ideal for engineers working on a diverse range of embedded systems.

These compact USB-connected devices form a complete portable test system, with two or four analog channels and sixteen digital channels as well as a built-in arbitrary waveform generator.

The PicoScope 3000 Series MSOs have been completely redesigned.
The key specifications—sampling rate, buffer size and display update rate—have all been improved.
PicoScope 3203D MSO 50 MHz 2 Channel Oscilloscope (PP956)   $1333.00*     Order
PicoScope 3204D MSO 70 MHz 2 Channel Oscilloscope (PP931)   $1553.00*     Order
PicoScope 3205D MSO 100 MHz 2 Channel Oscilloscope (PP932)   $1913.00*   Order
PicoScope 3206D MSO 200 MHz 2 Channel Oscilloscope (PP933)   $2465.00*   Order
PicoScope 3403D MSO 50 MHz 4 Channel Oscilloscope (PP957)   $1773.00*    Order
PicoScope 3404D MSO 70 MHz 4 Channel Oscilloscope (PP934)   $2133.00*    Order
PicoScope 3405D MSO 100 MHz 4 Channel Oscilloscope (PP935)   $2705.00*   Order
PicoScope 3406D MSO 200 MHz 4 Channel Oscilloscope (PP936)   $3505.00*   Order
  • The PicoScope 3000D Series MSOs are available with analog bandwidths from 50 MHz to 200 MHz. Maximum digital input frequency is 100 MHz, equivalent to a data rate of 200 Mb/s (5 ns pulse width) on each channel.
  • All models come with a USB 3.0 interface and are fully compatible with USB 2.0, giving high performance and fast update rates with both port types.
  • Like all PicoScopes, they display waveforms in a resizable window on your PC's screen, giving you an uncluttered space for multiple high-resolution analog and digital traces. It's easy to save, share and analyze waveforms, with all of your PC's networking, storage and processing facilities instantly available.
  • The deep memory buffers of 64 to 512 megasamples, much larger than other scopes costing several times more, allow long captures even at fast real-time sampling rates of up to 1 gigasample per second.
  • Hardware-accelerated data processing maintains smooth and rapid display updates even with very large capture sizes.

The PicoScope 3000D Series offers a comprehensive suite of advanced features as standard, including math channels, automatic measurements with statistics, spectrum analysis and color persistence display mode. Also built in are advanced digital triggering with pulse width, window, dropout, channel logic, digital pattern and other qualifiers, mask limit testing and alarms. Serial decoding supports SPI, I2C, I2S, RS-232/UART, CAN, LIN and FlexRay protocols on up to 20 analog and digital channels, even with a mixture of protocols at the same time. All these features are included in the purchase price, not expensive optional extras as on many competing products.

A free SDK is available for developing applications in popular programming languages such as C, Microsoft Visual Basic® and Excel VBA, and National Instruments LabVIEW®, with example code included.

Digital Channels

To view the digital signals in the PicoScope 6 software, simply click the digital channels button. Channels can be added to the view by dragging and dropping, and can then be reordered, grouped, and renamed.

Digital Channels
Digital Inputs

The 16 digital inputs can be displayed individually or in arbitrary groups labelled with binary, decimal or hexadecimal values. 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 the digital input channels, or both.

Serial Decoding For Digital Signals

The PicoScope 3000 Series MSO models bring extra power to the serial decoding features outlined in Serial decoding for analog signals. You can decode serial data on all analog and digital inputs simultaneously, giving you up to 20 channels of data with any combination of serial protocols!

Serial Decoding For Digital Signals
Click here to see ‘Picoscope 6 Software with Digital Signals' screen-shot with captions
Specifications For MSO Models
Vertical (analog)
Model PicoScope 3203D
MSO (PP956)
PicoScope 3204D
MSO (PP931)
PicoScope 3205D
MSO (PP932)
PicoScope 3206D
MSO (PP933)
PicoScope 3403D
MSO (PP957)
PicoScope 3404D
MSO (PP934)
PicoScope 3405D
MSO (PP935)
PicoScope 3406D
MSO (PP936)
Input channels2 channels, BNC single-ended4 channels, BNC single-ended
Bandwidth (-3dB)50MHz70MHz100MHz200MHz50MHz70MHz100MHz200MHz
Rise time (calculated)7.0 ns5.0 ns3.5 ns1.75 ns7.0 ns5.0 ns3.5 ns1.75 ns
Vertical Resolution8 bits
Input Ranges±20 mV to ±20 V full scale in 10 ranges
Input Sensitivity4 mV/div to 4 V/div in 10 vertical divisions
Input CouplingAC/DC
Input Characteristics1 MΩ ±1% in parallel with 14 pF
DC Accuracy±3% of full scale ±200 µV
Analogue Offset Range
(vertical position adjust)
±250 mV (20 mV, 50 mV, 100 mV, 200 mV ranges)
±2.5 V (500 mV, 1 V, 2 V ranges)
±20 V (5 V, 10 V, 20 V ranges)
Offset adjust accuracy±1% of offset setting, additional to DC accuracy
Overvoltage Protection±100V (DC+AC peak)
Vertical (digital)
Input Channels16 channels (2 ports of 8 channels each)
Input Connectors2.54 mm pitch, 10 x 2 way connector
Maximum Input Frequency100 MHz (200Mb/s)
Minimum detectable pulse width5 ns
Input Impedance
(with TA136 cable)
200 kΩ ±2% || 8 pF ±2 pF
Digital threshold range±5 V
Input Dynamic Range±20 V
Overvoltage Protection±50 V
Threshold GroupingTwo independent threshold controls: Port 0 (D0 to D7), Port 1 (D8 to D15)
Threshold SelectionTTL, CMOS, ECL, PECL, user-defined
Threshold Accuracy±100 mV
Minimum Input Voltage Swing500 mV pk-pk
Channel-to-Channel Skew< 2 ns typical
Minimum Input Slew Rate10 V/μs
Maximum Sampling Rate
1 GS/s (1 analog channel in use)
500 MS/s (Up to 2 analog channels or digital ports* in use)
250 MS/s (Up to 4 analog channels or digital ports* in use)
125 MS/s (5 or more analog channels or digital ports* in use)
*A digital port contains 8 digital channels
Maximum equivalent-time sampling rate (repetitive signals)* 2.5 GS/s2.5 GS/s5 GS/s10 GS/s 2.5 GS/s2.5 GS/s5 GS/s10 GS/s
Maximum Sampling Rate(streaming) 10 MS/s in PicoScope software, divided between active channels (PC-dependent)
125 MS/s using the supplied SDK, divided between active channels (PC-dependent)
Timebase Ranges 1 ns/div to 5000 s/div 1 ns/div to 5000 s/div 1 ns/div to 5000 s/div500 ps/div to 5000 s/div 1 ns/div to 5000 s/div1 ns/div to 5000 s/div1 ns/div to 5000 s/div500 ps/div to 5000 s/div
Buffer Memory64 MS128 MS256 MS512 MS64 MS128 MS256 MS512 MS
Buffer Mmemory (Streaming)100 MS in PicoScope software. Up to available PC memory when using supplied SDK.
Maximum Waveform Buffer Segments
**using the supplied SDK
10 000 in Picoscope software
130 000** 250 000** 500 000** 1 000 000** 130 000** 250 000** 500 000** 1 000 000**
Timebase Accuracy ±50 ppm±50 ppm±2 ppm±2 ppm ±50 ppm±50 ppm±2 ppm±2 ppm
Timebase Drift per Year ±5 ppm±5 ppm±1 ppm±1 ppm ±5 ppm±5 ppm±1 ppm±1 ppm
Sample Jitter< 3 ps RMS typical
ADC SamplingSimultaneous sampling on all enabled channels
Maximum Capture Rate100 000 waveforms per second (PC dependent)
Accessories Included (MSO kit contents)
Additional Hardware Switchable x1/x10 probes in carrying case (quantity to match the number of analog channels)
USB cable
SoftwareSoftware and reference CD
DocumentationQuick Start Guide
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2 Channel MSO Models
Ch A Ch B Probe compensation pin 16 digital inputs
AWG and function generator USB port
Earth terminal
4 Channel MSO Models
Ch A Ch B Ch C Ch D 16 digital inputs
Probe compensation pin
AWG and function generator USB port DC power input
Earth terminal
*15% GST applicable for sales within NZ


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