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Lightweight, high-performance PC oscilloscopes from Pico Technology

06 April 2006

Pico Technology has introduced the PicoScope 2104 and 2105 - lightweight, high-performance PC Oscilloscopes designed to fit in your hand. These cost-effective instruments give you all the capabilities of a conventional oscilloscope in a compact probe that you can carry anywhere. With the new PicoScope 2105 USB PC Oscilloscope, Pico Technology has packed many of the features of a high-performance bench-top oscilloscope into a small, lightweight instrument that can be held like an oscilloscope probe.

When used with the PicoScope software supplied, the PicoScope 2105 converts any laptop or desktop PC with USB support into a powerful oscilloscope, without the need for additional probes or power supplies. An entry-level version, the PicoScope 2104, is also available to suit less demanding applications.

The PicoScope 2105 is suitable for a wide range of troubleshooting tasks on analogue and digital circuits. It has high performance, with a 100 megasample per second real-time sampling rate, a repetitive-signal sampling rate of 2 gigasamples per second provided by digital equivalent-time sampling, and a 25 MHz analogue bandwidth. The instrument has eight input voltage ranges from ±100 mV to ±20 V. The USB interface and plug-and-play software make installation easy, and the user can set up, start and stop the unit by pressing a single pushbutton. A beam of light from the probe tip illuminates the area under test.

The PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes are supplied with the PicoScope oscilloscope software and PicoLog data logging software, a 32-bit driver with fully documented programming interface, and example programs in C, Visual Basic, Delphi, LabVIEW and VEE. The software is compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP.

Alan Tong, Managing Director at Pico Technology, said “We have produced two highly capable and compact PC Oscilloscopes that engineers and technicians can carry around with them. With a PicoScope 2104 or 2105 and our free software CD, any PC or laptop can become a high-speed PC Oscilloscope.”

The PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes are available immediately direct from Pico Technology or one of its authorised distributors, at £125 and £199 + VAT respectively.


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