Handheld Oscilloscopes

Suitable for Hobbyists, Students, Technicians & anyone looking for an easy-to-use, affordable, A Powerful Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer & Meter

PicoScope handheld oscilloscopes convert your laptop or desktop PC into a powerful oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and meter without the need for additional probes or power supplies.

The PicoScope 2104 and 2105 are portable handheld oscilloscopes that are ideally suited for use by hobbyists, students, technicians, and anyone looking for an easy–to–use, affordable, single–channel PC oscilloscope.


Power and performance in your hand

Handheld oscilloscopes from Pico have been ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in your hand. Whether you’re left–handed, right–handed, have big or small hands, PicoScope handheld scopes are lightweight and comfortable to use.

The small size of PicoScope handheld oscilloscopes makes them ideal for portable use, while still including the powerful features normally found in larger oscilloscopes.

The PicoScope 2105 has a 100 megasample per second real-time sampling rate. For repetitive signals the sampling rate can be increased to 2 gigasamples per second using digital equivalent-time sampling. These high sampling rates combined with a 24,000 sample buffer memory and 25 MHz analogue bandwidth make the PicoScope 2105 suitable for a wide range of trouble–shooting tasks on both analogue and digital circuits. The entry–level PicoScope 2104 is also available for use in less–demanding applications.


“Easy to use” just got easier

Using your PicoScope handheld oscilloscope could not be easier: plug–and–play technology allows you to simply plug the oscilloscope into a USB port and start using it straight away. No need for power supplies, additional oscilloscope probes or complex installation procedures.

Designed for single–handed operation, the oscilloscope can be controlled using a button located on the top of the scope. Press the button to start the oscilloscope; the button will flash green to indicate the scope is running. A beam of light will illuminate the tip of the scope so you can clearly see the area being probed. Once you’ve captured your signal, press the button again. The button will glow red to indicate the scope has stopped.

To make your oscilloscope even easier to use you can activate PicoScope’s powerful autosetup function by simply holding down the button. The autosetup function will automatically set up the timebase and trigger level to display the signal that PicoScope finds on the scope’s input.

Your complete test and measurement lab in a single instrument

PicoScope handheld USB oscilloscopes are supplied withPicoScope oscilloscope software that provides oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and meter functions. PicoScope software makes full use of your PC’s processing capabilities allowing you to view real–time signals, zoom in on your signal, and save and print captured waveforms.

Also supplied is PicoLog data acquisition software. With PicoLog you can transform your PC into a high–speed data logger.

We realise that you may want to write your own software, or use a third–party package, so we also supply a 32–bit driver with fully documented programming interface, and example programs in C, Visual Basic, Delphi, LabVIEW and VEE.

PicoScope 2104 and 2105 handheld oscilloscopes come complete with a protective case and an accessory kit that includes a ground clip, hooked tip and insulating tip shrouds. In the unlikely event that you damage the PicoScope’s tip, it can simply be unscrewed and replaced.

All you need in a handheld oscilloscope

Equally at home both in the lab or the field, a Pico handheld oscilloscope eliminates the need for power supplies and oscilloscope probes. With oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, meter and data logger functions, all in an incredibly easy–to–use package, a Pico handheld oscilloscope gives you the performance, features and quality you would expect from a Pico oscilloscope, all at an affordable price.



Order No. Description
PP317 PicoScope 2104 USB hand held PC Oscilloscope, 10MHz
PP315 PicoScope 2105 USB hand held PC Oscilloscope, 25MHz





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PicoScope 2104 and 2105 Handheld Scope Specifications

Oscilloscope — Vertical
Model PicoScope 2104 PicoScope 2105
Bandwidth 10 MHz 25 MHz
Rise time (calculated) 35 ns 14 ns
Input channels 1
Vertical resolution 8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 12 bits
DC accuracy ±3%
Linearity < 1 LSB at 25 °C
Input characteristics 1 MΩ  in parallel with 20 pF
Input type Oscilloscope probe
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Input ranges (full scale) ±100 mV  to ±20 V  in 8 ranges
Overload protection ±50 V  (DC+AC peak)
Oscilloscope — Horizontal
Maximum sampling rate
(single shot)
50 MS/s 100 MS/s
Sampling rate
(repetitive signals)
1 GS/s 2 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
10 MS/s in PicoScope 6
Buffer memory 8,000 samples 24,000 samples
Waveform buffer Up to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase ranges 200 ns/div  to 5000 s/div
(10 ns/div  to 5000 s/div  withETS)
100 ns/div  to 5000 s/div
(5 ns/div  to 5000 s/div  with ETS)
PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MiB
Free disk space: 32–bit: 600 MB, 64–bit: 1.5 GB
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MiB
Free disk space: 32–bit: 850 MB, 64–bit: 2 GB
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB 3.0 compliant port
Operating environment
Temperature range
0 °C  to 45 °C
(20 °C  to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)
Physical Properties
Probe and Cable
220 mm  (8.6 in) long
3 m  (9.8 ft) long
32 mm  (1.2 in)
PicoScope 6 for Windows PicoScope 6 is your complete test and measurement lab in one application. Features include:
Capture modes: oscilloscope, spectrum and persistence.
Channel maths: calculate the sum, difference, product, inverse or create your own custom function using standard arithmetic, exponential and trigonometric functions.
Mask limiting testing: pass/fail, failure count, total count.
Serial Decoding: decode data from a serial bus such as I²C.
Automated measurements
Scope mode: AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak–to–peak, rise time and rising rate.
Spectrum mode: frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD % and THD dB), total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N), spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), signal+noise+distortion to signal+noise ratio (SINAD), signal to noise ratio (SNR) and intermodulation distortion (IMD).
Export data formats: comma separated values (CSV), tab delimited (TXT), Windows bitmap (BMP), graphics interchange format (GIF), portable network graphics (PNG), MATLAB 4 format (MAT).
Full details for PicoScope 6
PicoLog for Windows PicoLog data acquisition software can collect up to 1 million samples. Features include:
Multiple views — view data as a graph, spreadsheet or text
Parameter scaling — convert raw data into standard engineering units
Math functions — use mathematical equations to calculate additional parameters
Alarm limits — program an alert if a parameter goes out of a specified range
IP networking — transfer measurements via a LAN or over the Internet
Full details on PicoLog
Linux drivers 32–bit drivers and 64–bit drivers
Software development kit Includes drivers and example code for various programming languages including C, Delphi, Excel, LabVIEW and Visual Basic. Download SDK
Language Support
PicoScope 6
Full support for: English, Français, Deutsch
Menus and dialogs only for: Italiano, Español, Svenska
Full support for: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
Menus and dialogs only for: 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), Čeština, Dansk, suomi, Ελληνικά, Magyar, 한국어, 日本語, Norsk, Polski, Português, română, Русский, Svenska, Türkçe
User’s guide
Programmer’s guide
Installation guide
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español
Data sheet English
Additional hardware (supplied) USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, software CD–ROM
PC interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Compliance European EMC and LVD standards
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
Total Satisfaction Guarantee In the event that this product does not fully meet your requirements you can return it for an exchange or refund. To claim, the product must be returned in good condition within 14 days.
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