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Number of channels 2 channels - PicoScope 524x models
4 channels - PicoScope 544x models
Bandwidth (-3dB)* 60 MHz for PicoScope 5x42 models
100 MHz for PicoScope 5x43 models
200 MHz for PicoScope 5x44 models
Bandwidth limiting (-3dB) 20 MHz, switchable
Rise time 
(calculated, 10% to 90%)
5.8 ns for 60 MHz models
3.5 ns for 100 MHz models
1.8 ns for 200 MHz models
Input connectors BNCs on front panel
Resolution** 8 bits, 12 bits, 14 bits, 15 bits, 16 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution Hardware resolution 4 bits
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ±1% || 13 pF, ±1 pF
Input coupling AC/DC
Input ranges (full scale) ±10 mV to ±20 V full scale, in 11 ranges
Input sensitivity 2mV/div to 4 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Analog offset range ±250 mV (10, 20, 50, 100, 200 mV ranges),
±2.5 V (500 mV, 1 V, 2 V ranges),
±20 V (5, 10, 20 V ranges)
DC accuracy
±50 mV to ±20 V
±10 mV and ±20 mV ranges
≥ 12-bit mode:
8-bit mode:
All modes:
±0.25% typical @ 25°C (±1% of full scale max @ 20 - 30°C)
±1% typical @ 25°C (±3% of full scale max @ 20 - 30°C)
±2% typical @ 25°C (±5% of full scale max @ 20 - 30°C)
Overvoltage protection ± 100 V (DC AC peak)
* Note in 16 bit mode bandwidth is limited to 60MHz
** Maximum effective resolution is limited on the lowest voltage ranges: ±10 mV = 8 bits • ±20 mV = 12 bits. All other ranges can use full resolution.
Max. sampling rate
Any 1 channel
Any 2 channels
Any 3 channels
Four channels
8-bit mode
1 GS/s
500 MS/s
250 MS/s
250 MS/s
12-bit mode
500 MS/s
250 MS/s
125 MS/s
125 MS/s
14-bit mode
125 MS/s
125 MS/s
125 MS/s
125 MS/s
15-bit mode
125 MS/s
125 MS/s
16-bit mode
62.5 MS/s
Sampling rate (repetitive sampling) 2.5 GS/s for 60 MHz models
5 GS/s for 100 MHz models
10 GS/s for 200 MHz models
Sampling rate (USB streaming) 10 MS/s in PicoScope 6. >10 MS/s using supplied API
Timebase ranges 2 ns/div to 1000s/div for 60 MHz models
1 ns/div to 1000s/div for 100 MHz models
500 ps/div to 1000s/div for 200 MHz models
Buffer memory** (8-bit) 16 MS to 512 MS see ordering information below
Buffer memory** (≥ 12-bit) Buffer memory for ≥ 12-bit is halved
Buffer memory** continuous streaming 100 MS in PicoScope software
Waveform buffer (no. of segments) 10,000 in PicoScope software
Timebase accuracy (drift) ±50 ppm (±5 ppm/year) for 60 MHz models
±2 ppm (±1 ppm/year) for 100 MHz and 200 MHz models
Sample jitter 3 ps RMS, typical
** Shared between active channels
DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE (typical; analog channels)
Crosstalk Better than 400:1 up to full bandwidth (equal voltage ranges)
Total harmonic distortion (THD) 8-bit mode: > 60 dB at 100 kHz full scale input 
≥ 12-bit mode:> 70 dB at 100 kHz full scale input
SFDR 8 and 12-bit: > 60 dB at 100 kHz full scale input 
14 to 16-bit: > 70 dB at 100 kHz full scale input
Noise (on 50 mV range) 8-bit mode 120 μV RMS 
12-bit mode 110 μV RMS 
14-bit mode 100 μV RMS 
15-bit mode 85 μV RMS 
16-bit mode 70 μV RMS
Bandwidth flatness ( 0.3 dB, -3 dB) from DC to full bandwidth
Source Normal, auto, repeat, single, ETS, rapid
Trigger modes None, Auto, Repeat, Single, Rapid (segmented memory)
Advanced triggers Pulse width, dropout, window, delay, logic, edge with hysteresis
Trigger types (ETS mode) Rising, falling
Sensitivity Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope. 
ETS mode: Typical 10 mV p-p, at full bandwidth
Maximum pre-trigger capture 100% of capture size
Maximum post-trigger capture 4 billion samples
Trigger re-arm time < 2 μs on fastest timebase
Maximum trigger rate Up to 10,000 waveforms in a 20 ms burst
Trigger types Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic
Input characteristics Front panel BNC, 1 MΩ ±1% || 13 pF ±1 pF
Bandwidth DC to full oscilloscope bandwidth (60, 100 or 200 MHz)
Voltage range ±5 V, DC coupled
Overvoltage protection ±100 V (DC AC peak)
FUNCTION GENERATOR (Fitted to all models)
Standard output signals Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage
Standard signal frequency DC to 20 MHz
Output frequency accuracy ±50 ppm (±5 ppm/year) for 60 MHz models
±2 ppm (±1 ppm/year) for 100 MHz and 200 MHz models
Output frequency resolution < 0.05 Hz
Output voltage range ±2 V with ±1% DC accuracy
Output voltage adjustment Signal amplitude and offset adjustable in approx. 0.25 mV steps within overall ± 2 V range
Amplitude flatness < 2 dB to 20 MHz, typical @ 50 Ω load
SFDR > 70 dB, 10 kHz full scale sine wave
Connector type BNC, 50 Ω output impedance
Overvoltage protection ±20 V
Sweep modes Up, down, or alternating, with selectable start/stop frequencies and increments
AWG (B models only)
Update rate 200 MS/s
Buffer size 16 kS - PicoScope 5x42B models
32 kS - PicoScope 5x43B models
48 kS - PicoScope 5x44B models
Resolution 14 bits (output step size approximately 0.25 mV)
Bandwidth > 20 MHz
Rise time (10% to 90%) < 10 ns
Output characteristics 600 Ω
Output frequency 1 kHz
Output level 3 V pk-pk
Overvoltage protection 10 V
Frequency range DC to full oscilloscope bandwidth (60, 100 or 200MHz)
Display modes Magnitude, average, peak hold
Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman-Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 to 1 million in powers of 2
Functions −x, x y, x−y, x*y, x/y, x^y, sqrt, exp, ln, log, abs, norm, sign, 
sin, cos, tan, arcsin, arccos, arctan, sinh, cosh, tanh, delay
Operands A, B, C, D (input channels), T (time), reference waveforms, pi
Oscilloscope AC RMS, true RMS, DC average, cycle time, frequency, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, 
rising rate, rise time, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak to peak
Spectrum Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, THD %, 
Statistics Minimum, maximum, average and standard deviation
Protocols I²C, I²S, SPI, RS232/UART, CAN, LIN, FlexRay
Statistics Pass/fail, failure count, total count
Interpolation Linear or sin(x)/x
Persistence modes Digital color, analog intensity, custom, or none
PC connectivity USB 2.0 hi-speed (USB 1.1 and USB 3.0 compatible)
Power requirements 1 A (2 channels) from 2 USB ports (double-headed cable supplied) or 1.5 A at 5 V (up to 4 channels) from AC adaptor
Dimensions 190 x 170 x 40 mm (including connectors)
Weight < 0.5 kg
Temperature range Operating: 0 °C to 50 °C (20 °C to 30 °C for stated accuracy). Storage: –20 °C to 60 °C.
Humidity range Operating: 5 %RH to 80 %RH non-condensing. Storage: 5 %RH to 95 %RH non-condensing.
Environment Dry locations only; up to 2000 m altitude
Safety approvals Designed to EN 61010-1:2010
EMC approvals Tested to EN61326-1:2006 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B
Environmental approvals RoHS and WEEE compliant
Software/PC requirements PicoScope 6, SDK and example programs. 
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Windows RT not supported)
Accessories USB cable(s), 2 or 4 probes in probe case, AC adaptor for 4-channel scope
Languages (PicoScope software only): Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese,
Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish and Turkish
Languages (full support): English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
Ordering Information
Model PicoScope 5242A
PicoScope 5242B
PicoScope 5442A
PicoScope 5442B
Channels 2 FG 2 FG/AWG 4 FG 4 FG/AWG
Bandwidth 60 MHz 60 MHz 60 MHz 60 MHz
Memory 16 MS 32 MS 16 MS 32 MS
Lead time Usually in Stock Usually in Stock Usually in Stock Usually in Stock
Order online
Calibration Certificate - Takes a few extra days to ship [CC028]
Model PicoScope 5243A
PicoScope 5243B
PicoScope 5443A
PicoScope 5443B
Channels 2 FG 2 FG/AWG 4 FG 4 FG/AWG
Bandwidth 100 MHz 100 MHz 100 MHz 100 MHz
Memory 64 MS 128 MS 64 MS 128 MS
Lead time Usually in Stock Usually in Stock Usually in Stock Usually in Stock
Order online
Calibration Certificate - Takes a few extra days to ship [CC028]
Model PicoScope 5244A
PicoScope 5244B
PicoScope 5444A
PicoScope 5444B
Channels 2 FG 2 FG/AWG 4 FG 4 FG/AWG
Bandwidth 200 MHz 200 MHz 200 MHz 200 MHz
Memory 256 MS 512 MS 256 MS 512 MS
Lead time Usually in Stock Usually in Stock Usually in Stock Usually in Stock
Order online
Calibration Certificate - Takes a few extra days to ship  [CC028]
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Point Roberts, WA 98281

Western Canada - Vancouver BC

Tel:1.800.663.6001 or 1.604.925.6150
Address: 2454 Haywood Ave
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1Y1

Eastern Canada - Markham, Ontario

Tel:1.800.465.0164 or 1.905.513.7027
Address: 3555 14th Ave, Unit 12,
Markham, Ontario L3R 0H5