USB format for 5 GS/s digitizer -

USB format for 5 GS/s digitizer


The PicoScope 6407 USB digitizer from Pico Technology has four 1 GHz 50-ohm analog inputs and a 5 GS/s sampling rate.

It can handle a variety of signals such as high-speed serial data; waveforms from automated test rigs, prototype circuits and high-frequency PCBs; radio, laser and radar IF signals; and many types of experimental data. 

The 1‑gigasample memory buffer on the 6407 allows high-speed capture of very long data records while a  USB streaming mode allows continuous capture of unlimited amounts of data at up to 13 MS/s.

Unlike systems such as PCI and PXI that require a specialized backplane or mainframe, the USB-connected PicoScope 6407 is a compact instrument that can be plugged into any Windows PC or laptop. The software development kit (SDK) supplied allows the digitizer to be integrated into any programming environment that supports C calling conventions. This includes languages such as Visual Basic, C++ and C#, and instrumentation software such as National Instruments LabVIEW. Example programs are included.

The device offers a built-in function generator and arbitrary waveform generator, and an external trigger input.

The PicoScope 6407 can also be used with Pico Technology’s PicoScope software, which provides all of the functions of an oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer as well as advanced features such as automatic measurements with statistics, color persistence, mask limit testing, advanced triggering and serial decoding.

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