PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes

Sampling Oscilloscopes

If you’re looking for an affordable way to measure high–speed electrical signals, you can’t do better than the PicoScope

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PicoScope sampling oscilloscopes

 

The New Face of Sampling Oscilloscopes

If you’re looking for an affordable way to measure high–speed electrical signals, you can’t do better than the PicoScope range of PC Sampling Oscilloscopes.

PicoScope 9200

Designed specifically for the complex task of analysing high-speed electrical signals, PicoScope 9200 Sampling Oscilloscopes are ideal for many advanced applications including: signal analysis, timing analysis, testing and design of high–speed digital communication systems, network analysis, semiconductor testing, and research and development.

Specifications of the PicoScope 9200 range include:

  • 12 GHz  bandwidth on 2 channels
  • 8 GHz  optical–electrical converter(PicoScope 9221A and 9231A only)
  • Dual timebase from 10 ps/div
  • Up to 10 GHz  trigger bandwidth
  • 1 GHz  full–function direct trigger
  • 5 TS/s  equivalent time sample rate
  • Integrated 2.7 Gb/s  clock recovery(not PicoScope 9201A)
  • Integrated pattern sync trigger(not PicoScope 9201A)
  • High resolution cursor and automatic waveform measurements with statistics
  • Waveform processing including FFT
  • Time and voltage histograms
  • Eye–diagram measurements for NRZ and RZ
  • Automated mask test
  • USB 2.0
  • LAN (PicoScope 9211A and 9231A only)
  • Familiar Windows graphical user interface
  • Lightweight and energy–efficient design

Typical applications include:

  • Electrical standards compliance testing
  • Semiconductor characterization
  • Telecom service and manufacturing
  • Timing analysis
  • Digital system design and characterization
  • TDR/TDT measurement and analysis (PicoScope 9211A and 9231A only)
  • Electronic mask drawing and display
  • Automatic pass/fail limit testing
  • High-speed serial bus pulse response

 

PicoScope 9300

At 20 GHz bandwidth the PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes address digital and telecommunications applications of 10 Gb/s and higher, microwave applications up to 20 GHz and timing applications with a resolution down to 64 fs. Optional 11 Gb/s clock recovery, optical to electrical converter or differential, de-skewable Time Domain Reflectometry sources (40 or 60 ps) complete a formidable, small-footprint and cost-effective measurement package.

Specifications of the PicoScope 9300 :

20 GHz bandwidth in a compact USB instrument

  • 20 GHz (17.5 ps) bandwidth
  • 1 MS/s sample rate to 32 kS store
  • 0.064 ps, 15 THz effective sample rate
  • 14 GHz prescaled & 2.5 GHz direct trigger
  • Pattern trigger of length 7 to 223-1
  • Jitter <1.8 ps rms + 20 ppm delay
  • 16 bit, 60 dB dynamic range

 

Features

PicoScope 9200

  • Triggers and Clock Data Recovery (CDR)
  • Optional 9.5 GHz Optical Input
  • TDR / TDT Analysis
  • Built-in signal generator
  • PicoSample 3 software
  • Measurement of over 100 waveform parameters with statistics
  • Powerful mathematical analysis
  • Histogram analysis
  • Eye–diagram analysis
  • Mask testing
  • FFT analysis
  • Sampling modes
  • Software Development Kit

PicoScope 9300

  • 12 GHz bandwidth
  • Compact and lightweight
  • 10 GHz prescaled trigger
  • 1 GHz full-function direct trigger
  • Built–in 2.7 Gb/s clock recovery
  • Pulse parameter measurements
  • Optical–to–electrical converter
  • Powerful mathematical analysis
  • Histogram analysis
  • Eye–diagram analysis
  • Mask testing
  • FFT analysis
  • Pattern sync trigger and eye line mode
  • Software Development Kit

Ordering

 

PP463 PicoScope 9201A 12 GHz Sampling scope with UK and EU p/s
PP472 PicoScope 9201A 12 GHz Sampling scope with US p/s
PP473 PicoScope 9211A 12 GHz sampling scope with TDR – UK & EU p/s
PP474 PicoScope 9211A 12 GHz sampling scope with TDR – US p/s
PP654 PicoScope 9221A 12 GHz Optical Sampling scope, UK and EU p/s
PP665 PicoScope 9221A 12 GHz Optical Sampling scope, US p/s
PP664 PicoScope 9231A 12 GHz Optical Sampling scope, TDR – UK and EU p/s
PP666 PicoScope 9231A 12 GHz Optical sampling scope, TDR – US p/s
PP890 PicoScope 9301 20 GHz sampling scope kit.
PP891 PicoScope 9302 20 GHz sampling scope clock recovery kit

 

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Specification

PicoScope 9200 Oscilloscope Specifications

Channels (vertical)
Channels 2 (simultaneous acquisition)
Bandwidth
Full
Narrow
DC to 12 GHz
DC to 8 GHz
Pulse response rise time
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
10% to 90%, calculated from Tr – 0.35/BW
29.2 ps
43.7 ps
RMS noise, maximum
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
With averaging
2 mV
1.5 mV
100 µV system limit
Scale factors (sensitivity) 2 mV/div to 500 mV/div.
1-2-5 sequence and 0.5% fine increments
Nominal input impedance (50 ±1) Ω
Input connectors SMA (F)
Timebase (horizontal)
Timebases 10 ps/div to 50 ms/div(main, intensified, two delayed, or dual delayed)
Delta time interval accuracy
For horizontal scale > 450 ps/divFor horizontal scale = 450 ps/div
±0.2% of Delta Time Interval ±15 ps at a temperature within ±3 °C of horizontal calibration temperature.
±15 ps or ±5% of Delta Time Interval ±5 ps, whichever is smaller at a temperature within ±3 °C of horizontal calibration temperature.
Time interval resolution 200 fs minimum
Trigger
Trigger sources External direct trigger, external prescaled trigger, internal clock trigger, clock recovery trigger (not 9201A)
Direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity
DC to 100 MHz
100 MHz to 1 GHz
100 mV p-p
Increasing linearly from 100 mV p-p to 200 mV p-p
Prescaled trigger bandwidth and sensitivity
1 to 7 GHz
7 to 8 GHz
8 to 10 GHz typical
200 MV p-p to 2 V p-p
300 mV p-p to 1 V p-p
400 mV p-p to 1 V p-p
Trigger RMS jitter, maximum 4 ps + 20 ppm of delay setting
Data Acquisition
ADC resolution 16 bits
Digitising rate DC to 200 kHz  maximum
Acquisition modes Sample (normal), average, envelope
Data record length 32 to 4096 points maximum per channel in x2 sequence
Display
Display resolution Variable
Display style Dots, vectors, variable or infinite persistence, variable or infinite grey scaling, variable or infinite colour grading
Measurement and Analysis
Marker Vertical bars, horizontal bars (measure volts) or waveform markers (x and +)
Automatic measurements Up to 40 automatic pulse measurements
Histogram Vertical or horizontal
Mathematics Up to four math waveforms can be defined and displayed
FFT Up to two fast Fourier transforms can be run simultaneously with the built–in filters (rectangular, Nicolson, Hann, flat-top, Blackman–Harris and Kaiser–Bessel)
Eye diagram Automatically characterises NRZ and RZ eye patterns. Measurements are based on statistical analysis of the waveform.
Mask test Acquired signals are tested for fit outside areas defined by up to eight polygons. Standard or user–defined masks can be selected.
Clock Recovery and Pattern Sync Trigger (PicoScope 9211A only)
Clock recovery sensitivity
12.3 Mb/s to 1 Gb/s
1 Gb/s to 2.7 Gb/s
50 mV  p-p
100 mV  p-p
Continuous rate
Pattern sync trigger 10 Mb/s to 8 Gb/s with pattern length from 7 to 65,535 max.
Recover clock RMS trigger jitter, maximum 1 ps  + 1.0% of unit interval
Maximum safe trigger input voltage ±2 V (DC + peak AC)
Trigger input connector SMA (F)
Signal Generator Output (PicoScope 9211A and 9231A)
Rise/fall times 100 ps  (20% to 80%) typical
Modes Step, coarse timebase, pulse, NRZ, RZ
Optical–electrical (O/E) Converter (PicoScope 9221A and 9231A)
Unfiltered bandwidth DC to 8 GHz  typical.
DC to 7 GHz  guaranteed at full electrical bandwidth
Effective wavelength range 750 nm  to 1650 nm
Calibrated wavelengths 850 nm (MM), 1310 nm (MM/SM), 1550 nm (SM)
Transition time 10% to 90% calculated from Tr – 0.48 / BW: 60 ps max.
RMS noise, maximum 4 µW (1310 and 1550 nm), 6 µW (850 nm)
Scale factors (sensitivity) 1 µV/div to 400 µV/div (full scale is 8 divisions)
DC accuracy, typical ±25 µW ±10% of vertical scale
Maximum input peak power +7 dBm  (1310 nm)
Fiber input Single-mode (SM) or multi–mode (MM)
Fiber input connector FC/PC
Input return loss
SM
MM
-24 dB, typical
-16 dB, typical; -14 dB, maximum
PC Requirements
Processor 1 GHz
Memory 512 MiB
Disk space PicoScope 9000 software requires aproximately 30 MiB
Operating system 32–bit edition of Windows XP (SP3), 32– or 64–bit edition of Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports USB 1.1 compliant port minimum.
USB 2.0 compliant port recommended.
Environmental
Operating environment
Temperature rangeHumidity
+5 °C to +35 °C for normal operation
+15 °C to 25 °C for stated accuracy
Up to 85% RH, non–condensing, at +25 °C
Storage environment
Temperature range
Humidity
-20 °C to +50 °C
Up to 95% RH, non–condensing
Physical Properties
Dimensions 170 x 255 x 40 mm   (6.7 x 10.0 x 1.6 in)
Weight 1.1 kg max (2.3 lb)

PicoScope 9300 Oscilloscope Specifications

PicoScope 9300 Oscilloscope Specifications

 PicoScope 9300 specs

Channels (vertical)
Channels 2 (simultaneous acquisition)
Bandwidth
Full
Narrow
DC to 20 GHz
DC to 10 GHz
Pulse response rise time
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
10% to 90%, calculated
17.5 ps
35 ps
RMS noise
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
With averaging
< 1.5 mV typical, < 2 mV maximum
< 0.8 mV typical, < 1.1 mV maximum
100 μV system limit
Operating input voltage 1 V p-p within ±1 V range (with digital feedback, single-valued)
±400 mV relative to channel offset (without digital feedback, multi-valued)
DC offset range Adjustable from –1.000 V to 1.000 V in 10 mV increments (coarse). Also adjustable in fine increments of 0.2 mV. Referenced to the center of display graticule.
Maximum safe input voltage 16 dBm, or ± 2 V (DC + peak AC)
Scale factors (sensitivity) 1 mV/div to 500 mV/div in 1-2-5 sequence with 0.5% fine increments
Resolution 16 bits, 40 µV/LSB
Accuracy ±2% of full scale ±2 mV over nominal temperature range
Nominal input impedance (50 ±1) Ω
Input connectors 2.92 mm (K) female, compatible with SMA
Deskew 1 ps resolution, 100 ns max
Timebase (Sequential equivalent time sampling mode)
ScaleSequential equivalent time
Random equivalent time
Real Time
Roll
5 ps/div to 3.2 ms/div (main, intensified and delayed)
50 ns/div to 100 us/div
2 us/div to 100 ms/div
200 ms/div to 10 s/div
Delta time interval accuracySequential equivalent time
Random equivalent time
Real Time
For >200 ps/div: ±0.2% of of delta time interval ± 12 ps.
For ≤200 ps/div: ± 5% of Delta Time Interval ± 5 ps, whichever is smaller.
±0.2% of of Delta Time Interval or Full Horizontal Scale, whichever is greater.
Time interval resolutionSequential equivalent time
Random equivalent time
Real Time
≤(screen width) / (record length) or approximately 64 fs, whichever is larger.
4 ns min.
1 µs min.
Trigger
Trigger sources All models: external direct, external prescaled, internal direct and internal clock triggers.
PicoScope 9302 and 9321 only: external clock recovery trigger
External direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity DC to 100 MHz : 100 mV p-p
100 MHz to 2.5 GHz: increasing linearly to 200 mV p-p
External direct trigger jitter 1.8 ps (typ.) or 2.0 ps (max.) + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
Internal direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity DC to 10 MHz: 100 mV p-p
10 MHz to 100 MHz: 100 mV p-p to 400 mV p-p
Internal direct trigger jitter 35 ps (typ.) or 40 ps (max.) + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
External prescaled trigger bandwidth and sensitivity 1 to 14 GHz: 200 mV p-p to 2 V p-p
External prescaled trigger jitter 1.8 ps (typ.) or 2.0 ps (max.) + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
Pattern sync trigger clock frequency 10 MHz to 11.3 GHz
Pattern sync trigger pattern length 7 to 8 388 607 (223−1)
Clock Recovery (PicoScope 9302 and 9321)
Clock recovery trigger data rate and
sensitivity
6.5 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s: 100 mV p-p
>100 Mb/s to 11.3 Gb/s: 20 mV p-p
Recovered clock trigger jitter 1 ps (typ.) or 1.5 ps (max.) + 1.0% of unit interval
Maximum safe trigger input voltage ±2 V (DC + peak AC)
Input characteristics 50 ohm, AC coupled
Input connector SMA (F)
Data Acquisition
ADC resolution 16 bits
Digitising rate With digital feedback (single-valued): DC to 1 MHz
Without digital feedback (multi-valued): DC to 40 kHz
Acquisition modes Sample (normal), average, envelope
Data record length 32 to 32 768 points (single channel) in x2 sequence
Display
Styles Dots, vectors, persistence, grey scaling, color grading
Persistence time Variable or infinite
Screen formats Auto, single YT, dual YT, quad YT, XY, XY + YT, XY + 2 YT
Measurement and Analysis
Markers Vertical bars, horizontal bars (measure volts) or waveform markers
Automatic measurements Up to 10 at once
Measurements, X parameters Period, frequency, pos/neg width, rise/fall time, pos/neg duty cycle, pos/neg crossing, burst width, cycles, time at max/min, pos/neg jitter ppm/RMS
Measurements, Y parameters Max, min, top, base, peak-peak, amplitude, middle, mean, cycle mean, AC/DC RMS, cycle AC/DC RMS, pos/neg overshoot, area, cycle area
Measurements, trace-to-trace Delay 1R-1R, delay 1F-1R, delay 1R-nR, delay 1F-nR, delay 1R-1F, delay 1F-1F, delay 1R-nF, delay
1F-nF, phase deg/rad/%, gain, gain dB
Eye measurements, X NRZ Area, bit rate, bit time, crossing time, cycle area, duty cycle distortion abs/%, eye width abs/%,
rise/fall time, frequency, period, jitter p-p/RMS
Eye measurements, Y NRZ AC RMS, average power lin/dB, crossing %/level, extinction ratio dB/%/lin, eye amplitude, eye
height lin/dB, max/min, mean, middle, pos/neg overshoot, noise p-p/RMS one/zero level, p-p,
RMS, S/N ratio lin/dB.
Eye measurements, X RZ Area, bit rate/time, cycle area, eye width abs/%, rise/fall time, jitter p-p/RMS fall/rise, neg/pos
crossing, pos duty cycle, pulse symmetry, pulse width
Eye measurements, Y RZ AC RMS, average power lin/dB, contrast ratio lin/dB/%, extinction ratio lin/dB/%, eye amplitude, eye high lin/dB, eye opening, max, min, mean, middle, noise p-p/RMS one/zero, one/zero
level, peak-peak, RMS, S/N
Histogram Vertical or horizontal
Math Functions
Mathematics Up to four math waveforms can be defined and displayed
Math functions, arithmetic +, –, ×, ÷, ceiling, floor, fix, round, absolute, invert, (x+y)/2, ax+b
Math functions, algebraic ex , ln, 10x, log10, ax , loga , d/dx, integrate, x2 , sqrt, x3 , xa , x-1, sqrt(x2 +y2 )
Math functions, trigonometric sin, sin-1, cos, cos-1, tan, tan-1, cot, cot-1, sinh, cosh, tanh, coth
Math functions, FFT Complex FFT, complex inverse FFT, magnitude, phase, real, imaginary
Math functions, combinatorial logic AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, NXOR, NOT
Math functions, interpolation Linear, sin(x)/x, trend, smoothing
Math functions, other Custom formula
FFT Up to four FFTs simultaneously
FFT window functions Rectangular, Hamming, Hann, Flat-top, Blackman-Harris, Kaiser-Bessel
Mask Tests
Mask geometry Acquired signals are tested for fit outside areas defined by up to eight polygons.
Standard or user-defined masks can be selected.
Built-in masks, SONET/SDH OC1/STMO (51.84 Mb/s) to FEC 1071 (10.709 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, Ethernet 1.25 Gb/s 1000Base-CX Absolute TP2 to 10xGB Ethernet (12.5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, Fibre Channel FC133 (132.8 Mb/s) to 10x Fiber Channel (10.5188 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, PCI Express R1.0a 2.5G (2.5 Gb/s) to R2.1 5.0G (5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, InfiniBand 2.5G (2.5 Gb/s) to 5.0G (5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, XAUI 3.125 Gb/s
Built-in masks, RapidIO Level 1, 1.25 Gb/s to 3.125 Gb/s
Built-in masks, SATA 1.5G (1.5 Gb/s) to 3.0G (3 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, ITU G.703 DS1 (1.544 Mb/s) to 155 Mb (155.520 Mb/s)
Built-in masks, ANSI T1.102 DS1 (1.544 Mb/s) to STS3 (155.520 Mb/s)
Built-in masks, G.984.2 XAUI-E Far (3.125 Gb/s)
Signal Generator Output
Modes Pulse, PRBS NRZ/RZ, 500 MHz clock, trigger out
Period range, pulse mode 8 ns to 524 µs
Bit time range, NRZ/RZ mode 4 ns to 260 µs
NRZ/RZ pattern length 27 −1 to 223−1
TDR Pulse outputs PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of output channels 2, differential
Impedance 50 Ω
Connectors Front panel SMA (f) x 2 Head N (m) fitted with N (f)-SMA (m) adaptor
Output enable Independent control for each channel
Pulse polarity Channel 1: positive-going from zero volts
Channel 2: negative-going from zero volts
Interchangeable positive and negative pulse
heads
Rise time (20% to 80%) 57 ps guaranteed 35 ps guaranteed
Amplitude 2.5 V to 6 V into 50 Ω 200 mV typical into 50 Ω
Amplitude adjustment 20 mV increments Fixed
Amplitude accuracy ±10%
Offset 90 mV max. into 50 Ω
Level protection Adjustable from 2.5 V to 8 V
Output pairing Amplitudes and limit paired or independent
Period range 1 µs to 60 ms
Period accuracy ±100 ppm
Width range 200 ns to 4 µs, 0% to 50% duty cycle
Width accuracy ±10% of width ±100 ns
Deskew between outputs −1 ns to 1 ns typical, in 1 ps increments −500 ps to 500 ps typical, in 1 ps increments
Timing modes step, coarse timebase, pulse
Patterns NRZ and RZ with variable length
TDR Pre-trigger output PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Polarity Positive-going from zero volts
Amplitude 700 mV typical into 50 Ω
Pre-trigger 25 ns to 35 ns typical, adjustable in 5 ps increments
Pre-trigger to output jitter 2 ps max.
TDT system PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of TDT channels 2
Incident rise time (combined oscilloscope and pulse generator, 10% to 90%) 60 ps or less, each polarity 40 ps or less, each polarity
Jitter 3 ps + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS, max. 2.2 ps + 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS, max.
Corrected rise time Min. 50 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical
Max. 3 x time/div, typical
Min. 30 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical.
Max. 3 x time/div, typical.
Corrected aberrations ≤ 0.5% typical
TDR system PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of channels 2
Incident step amplitude 50% of input pulse amplitude, typical
Incident rise time (combined oscilloscope, step
generator and TDR kit, 10% to 90%)
60 ps or less, each polarity 40 ps or less, each polarity
Reflected step amplitude 25% of input pulse amplitude, typical
Reflected rise time (combined oscilloscope, step
generator and TDR kit, 10% to 90%)
65 ps or less @ 50 Ω termination, each polarity 45 ps or less @ 50 Ω termination, each polarity
Corrected rise time Minimum: 50 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical.
Maximum: 3 x time/div, typical.
Minimum: 30 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical.
Maximum: 3 x time/div, typical.
Corrected aberration ≤ 1% typical
Measured parameters propagation delay, gain, gain dB
TDR/TDT scaling PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
TDT vertical scale volts, gain (10 m/div to 100 /div)
TDR vertical scale volts, rho (10 mrho/div to 2 rho/div), ohm (1 ohm/div to 100 ohm/div)
Horizontal scale time or distance (meter, foot, inch) time (40 ns/div longest) or distance (meter, foot, inch)
Distance preset units propagation velocity (0.1 to 1.0) or dielectric constant (1 to 100)
Optical/Electrical converter (PicoScope 9321)
Bandwidth (-3 dB) 9.5 GHz typical
Effective wavelength range 750 nm to 1650 nm
Calibrated wavelengths 850 nm (MM), 1310 nm (MM/SM), 1550 nm (SM)
Transition time 51 ps typical (10% to 90% calculated from Tr = 0.48/optical BW)
Noise 4 μW (1310 & 1550 nm), 6 μW (850 nm) maximum @ full electrical bandwidth
DC accuracy ±25 μW ±10% of full scale
Maximum input peak power +7 dBm (1310 nm)
Fiber input Single-mode (SM) or multi-mode (MM)
Fiber input connector FC/PC
Input return loss SM: –24 dB typical
MM: –16 dB typical, –14 dB maximum

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