High-Resolution USB Oscilloscopes

12-16bit resolution,Low noise & distortion provide unmatched signal fidelity.Most models include an AWG,some models with differential inputs and IEPE interfaces.

The PicoScope 4000 Series are designed to meet the requirements of today’s professional engineers.

Whether you require an oscilloscope for general use, field–servicing, research and development or scientific use, a high–resolution PicoScope 4000 Series oscilloscope is the scope you need.


PicoScope 4224 and 4424 Precision Oscilloscopes

What would you do with a high-resolution, 2– or 4–channel oscilloscope that is accurate to 1%, is USB connected and powered, and is small enough to take anywhere?

The 2–channel PicoScope 4224 and the 4–channel PicoScope 4424 are high–resolution oscilloscopes that are suitable for general, scientific and field–service use. With 12–bit resolution (adjustable up to 16 bits in enhanced resolution mode) and 1% accuracy they also make an excellent choice for noise, vibration and mechanical analysis.

Now you can measure everything from small signals to large voltages

The PicoScope 4000 Series have input ranges from ±50 mV to ±100 V full–scale (±50 mV to ±20 V for the PicoScope 4224 IEPE) so you can measure small signals from sensors as well as higher voltages from power supply circuits and motor drives.

The convenience and speed you need

Your PicoScope 4000 Series scope is powered from the USB 2.0 interface, so there’s no need for you to carry an external power supply or batteries with you. The USB port also delivers high–speed data to your PC to give you a responsive, high–resolution display. With 80 MS/s real–time sampling, the 4000 Series are one of the fastest USB–powered 12–bit scopes available.

Deep memory without compromising performance

Thanks to the advanced 32 megasample buffer which is ‘always on’, there is never a compromise between buffer size and performance. The PicoScope 4000 Series always maximises both the buffer size and display update rate at the same time. Now you can easily capture every detail of every waveform without compromising the performance of your scope.

Your complete software package

The PicoScope 4224 and 4424 are supplied withPicoScope oscilloscope software. PicoScope is your complete test and measurement lab in one easy–to–use application. As well as a fully–functioning oscilloscope with advanced features such as digital persistence, math functions and automated measurements, PicoScope software allows you to use your PicoScope 4224 or 4424 as a spectrum analyser. PicoScope is free to use on as many PCs as you like, it’s regularly updated with new features and enhancements, and you can always download the latest version from the Pico website.

We know that you may want to write your own software or use a third party application to control your PicoScope oscilloscope. No problem. We also provide a free software development kit that contains various software drivers and example code.

An IEPE oscilloscope that you can afford

Normally if you want to use IEPE sensors you either need to buy an expensive oscilloscope with an IEPE interface, or an equally expensive add-on module. Not anymore. Our PicoScope 4224 IEPE is at a price you can afford, and features an integrated IEPE interface making it compatible with industry–standard IEPE accelerometers and microphones.

Your powerful high–resolution oscilloscope

With both 2– and 4–channel versions, 20 MHz analogue bandwidth, 80 MS/s real–time sampling, 12–16 bits resolution, 1% accuracy and a wide input range, a PicoScope 4000 Series USB scope is the powerful high–resolution oscilloscope that will fulfill your needs.


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PP492 PicoScope 4224 2 channel, 20MHz no probes
PP478 PicoScope 4224 20MHz, with probes and carry case
PP695 PicoScope 4224-IEPE 20MHz with 2 IEPE current sources
 PP493  PicoScope 4424 4 channel, 20MHz no probes
PP479 PicoScope 4424 Kit 20MHz, 80MS/s with probes and carry case


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PicoScope 4224 and 4424 USB Oscilloscope Specifications

Oscilloscope — Vertical
Model PicoScope 4224
(view specifications for PicoScope 4224 IEPE)
PicoScope 4424
Bandwidth 20 MHz (10 MHz on ±50 mV range)
Rise time (calculated) 17.5 ns on all ranges except 50 mV;
35 ns on 50 mV range
Input channels 2 4
Vertical resolution 12 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 16 bits
DC accuracy ±1%
Input sensitivity 10 mV/div to 20 V/div
Input characteristics 1 MΩ in parallel with 22 pF
Input type Single–ended, BNC connector
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Input ranges (full scale) ±50 mV to ±100 V in 11 ranges
Overload protection ±200 V (DC+AC peak)
Oscilloscope — Horizontal
Maximum sampling rate (single shot)
1 channel in use
2 channels in use
3 or 4 channels in use
80 MS/s
80 MS/s
80 MS/s
80 MS/s#1
20 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
10 MS/s (Record length limited to 20 MS in PicoScope, unlimited when using the supplied SDK)
Buffer memory 32 M  samples shared between active channels
Waveform buffer Up to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase ranges 100 ns/div to 5000 s/div
Timebase accuracy 50 ppm with ≤10 ps jitter
Source Any input channel
Basic triggers Auto, repeat, single, rapid, none
Advanced triggers Rising edge, falling edge, edge with hysteresis, pulse width, runt pulse, dropout, logic, windowed
Maximum pre trigger delay 10 x “per division” timebase setting
Maximum post trigger delay 50 s
Spectrum Analyser
Bandwidth 20 MHz
Frequency range DC to 20 MHz
Maximum number of bins 1,048,576
Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
Window types Blackman, Gaussian, triangular, Hamming, Hann, Blackman–Harris, flat–top, rectangular
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)
5% to 80% RH, non–condensing
Storage environment
Temperature range
-20 to +60°C
5 to 95% RH, non–condensing
Physical Properties
Dimensions 200 x 140 x 35 mm (approx 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.4 in)
Weight <500 g (approx 1.1 lb)
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
Software development kit Includes drivers and example code for various programming languages including C, Excel, LabVIEW and Visual Basic.Download SDK
Language Support
PicoScope 6
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
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文
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
RoHS compliant
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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