The Flexible Resolution Oscilloscope
The PicoScope 5442D MSO belongs to the 5000D series family.
Today’s electronic designs employ a wide range of signal types: analog, digital, serial (both high- and low-speed), parallel, audio, video, power distribution and so on. All need to be debugged, measured and validated to ensure that the device under test is functioning correctly and within specification.
To handle this variety of signal types, PicoScope 5000D FlexRes hardware employs multiple high-resolution ADCs at the input channels in different time-interleaved and parallel combinations to optimize either the sampling rate to 1 GS/s at 8 bits, the resolution to 16 bits at 62.5 MS/s, or other combinations in between – you select the most appropriate hardware resolution for the requirements of each measurement.
Different models available
2 and 4 channel models are available, all featuring a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, providing lightning-fast saving of waveforms while retaining compatibility with older USB standards. The PicoSDK® software development kit supports continuous streaming to the host computer at rates up to 125 MS/s. The product is small and light, and operates silently thanks to its low-power fanless design.
Free Software for ever
Supported by the free-of-charge and regularly updated PicoScope 6 software, the PicoScope 5000D Series offers an ideal, cost-effective package for many applications, including design, research, test, education, service and repair.
The PicoScope 5442D MSO provides 4 analog channels and 16 digital channels.
- FlexRes 8 to 16-bit hardware resolution
- Up to 200 MHz analog bandwidth
- 1 GS/s sampling at 8-bit resolution
- 62.5 MS/s sampling at 16-bit resolution
- Up to 512 MS capture memory
- 16 digital channels on MSO models
- 130 000 waveforms per second
- Built-in arbitrary waveform generator
- 18 serial decoding protocols as standard
- Up to 200 MHz spectrum analyzer
What is FlexRes?
Pico FlexRes flexible resolution oscilloscopes allow you to reconfigure the scope hardware to increase either the sampling rate or the resolution. This means you can reconfigure the hardware to be either a fast (1 GS/s) 8-bit oscilloscope for looking at digital signals, or a high-resolution 16-bit oscilloscope for audio work and other analog applications. Whether you’re capturing and decoding fast digital signals or looking for distortion in sensitive analog signals, FlexRes oscilloscopes are the answer.
Software Development Kit - write your own apps
The software development kit (SDK) allows you to write your own software and includes drivers for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac (macOS) 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 the Pico forum and PicoApps section of the picotech.com web site. The Frequency Response Analyzer shown opposite is one of the most popular third-party applications.
More informations on the Pico website.
- PicoScope 5000D Series oscilloscope
- 1 x TA155 Pico blue USB 3 cable 1.8 m
- 60 MHz models: 2/4 x TA375 probes
100 MHz models: 2/4 x TA375 probes
200 MHz models: 2/4 x TA386 probes
- 4-channel models: 1 x PS011 5 V 3.0 A PSU
- MSO models: 1 x TA136 MSO cable
- MSO models: 2 x TA139 set of MSO clips
- Quick start guide