There are many online articles comparing USB oscilloscopes (such as PicoScopes) with their benchtop predecessors. Some of these reviews are based on inaccurate or out-of-date ideas about how USB oscilloscopes work. We have set the record straight in a forum post called The USB bottleneck myth debunked

In this post, we explain:

  • Why the USB interface doesn’t limit sampling rate
  • Why PicoScopes don’t slow down when using deep memory
  • How PicoScopes can beat benchtop oscilloscopes on display update rates

Read The USB bottleneck myth debunked