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Fast Four-Channel PicoScope 6404 PC Oscilloscope
The new four-channel PicoScope 6404 PC Oscilloscope has an analog bandwidth of 500 MHz. This is matched by a real-time sampling rate of 5 GS/s, which guarantees accurate representation of signals up to the full bandwidth. The oscilloscope also has an ultra-deep 1gigasample buffer memory that allows capture and analysis of complex waveforms, even when sampling at full speed.
Building on the company's 20 years of experience in PC oscilloscope design, this instrument packs high performance and added features into a space-saving USB oscilloscope enclosure. As well as the headline specifications, the scope offers a built-in function generator, arbitrary waveform generator, mask limit testing, switchable bandwidth limiting on each channel, and switchable 1-megohm and 50 Ω inputs. This is in addition to the spectrum analysis, advanced triggering and serial decoding that are standard features of the company's PC oscilloscopes.
The scope connects to any Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 computer with a USB 2.0 port. It can be used with a PC to save space on a workbench, or it can be connected to a laptop to create a portable instrument that is ideal for field servicing and on-site demonstrations.
The high sampling rate and bandwidth makes the PC oscilloscope suitable for analog and digital circuit designers, test engineers and installers. And for those users who want to write their own application to control the scope or use it as a digitizer, Pico Technology provides a software development kit, including example code, free of charge. The PicoScope 6404 also includes valuable features, such as segmented memory, serial decoding and advanced digital triggers, at no extra cost.
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