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Oscilloscope — Vertical
Model PicoScope 3404A/B PicoScope 3405A/B PicoScope 3406A/B
Bandwidth (-3 dB) 60 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz
Hardware bandwidth limit 20 MHz, switchable
Rise time (calculated) 5.8 ns 3.5 ns 1.75 ns
Input Channels 4
Vertical resolution 8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 12 bits
DC accuracy ±3% of full scale
Input sensitivity 10 mV/div to 4 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Input ranges (full scale) ±50 mV  to ±20 V  in 9 ranges
Analogue offset range
50 mV  to 200 mV  ranges
500 mV  to 2 V  ranges
5 V  to 20 V  ranges

±250 mV
±2.5 V
±20 V
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ±1% in parallel with 14 pF ±1 pF
Input type Single–ended, BNC connector
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Overload protection ±100 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

1 GS/s
500 MS/s
250 MS/s

1 GS/s
500 MS/s
250 MS/s

1 GS/s
500 MS/s
250 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate (repetitive signals) 2.5 GS/s 5 GS/s 10 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
≥ 10 MS/s (PC dependent)
Buffer memory*
A models
B models

4 MS
8 MS

16 MS
32 MS

64 MS
128 MS
Waveform buffer (segmented memory) Stores up to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase ranges 2 ns/div to 200 s/div 1 ns/div to 200 s/div 500 ps/div to 200 s/div
Timebase accuracy ±50 ppm
Sample jitter < 5 ps  RMS

* Shared between active channels

Dynamic Performance (typical)
Crosstalk Better than 400:1 up to full bandwidth (equal voltage ranges)
Harmonic distortion < -50 dB at 100 kHz full scale input
SFDR 52 dB  typical
ADC ENOB 7.6 bits
Noise 180 µV  RMS (on most sensitive range)
Pulse response < 5% overshoot
Bandwidth flatness ( 0.3 dB, -3 dB) at scope input, from DC to full bandwidth


Source Any input channel
Trigger modes None, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Basic trigger types Rising, falling
Advanced triggers Edge: rising, falling or dual edge with adjustable hysteresis
Window: signal enters or exits a user–defined voltage range
Pulse width: a negative or positive pulse is wider or narrower than a set width, or inside/outside a range of widths
Window pulse width: signal is inside or outside a voltage range for a set time
Dropout: signal does not cross a voltage threshold for at least a set time
Window dropout: signal does not enter or exit a voltage range for at least a set time
Interval: time between two edges is greater or less than a set time, or inside/outside a time range
Logic: arbitrary logic state of Channels and EXT matches a user–defined pattern
Runt pulse: signal crosses one voltage threshold and returns without crossing the other
Trigger sensitivity Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope
Maximum pre–trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Maximum post–trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples
Trigger re–arm time < 2 µs on fastest timebase
Maximum trigger tate Up to 10,000 waveforms in a 20 ms burst


External Trigger
Trigger types Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic, delayed
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ±1% in parallel with 14 pF ±1 pF
Input type Front panel BNC connector
Bandwidth 60 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz
Voltage range ±5 V, DC coupled
Overvoltage protection ±100 V (DC AC peak)


Probe Compensation Output
Output frequency 1 kHz, square wave
Output voltage 1.6 V pk–pk (typical)
Output characteristics 600 Ω


Spectrum Analyser
Frequency range DC to 60 MHz DC to 100 MHz DC to 200 MHz
Windowing functions Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman–Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat–top
Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 to 1 million in powers of 2


Function Generator (all models)
Output waveforms
All models
B models only

Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage
Ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half–sine, white noise, PRBS
Output frequency range DC to 1 MHz
Sweep modes Up, down, dual with selectable start/stop frequencies and increments
Bandwidth > 1 MHz
Output frequency accuracy ±50 ppm
Output frequency resolution < 0.01 Hz
Output voltage range ±2 V
Offset voltage adjustment Signal amplitude and offset adjustable in approximately 1 mV  steps within overall ±2 V  range
DC accuracy ±1% of full scale
Amplitude flatness < 0.5 dB to 1 MHz, typical
SFDR > 60 dB, 10 kHz full scale sine wave
Connector type Front panel BNC
Output characteristics 600 Ω
Overvoltage protection ±10 V


Arbitrary Waveform Generator (B models only)
Update rate 20 MS/s
Buffer size 8 kS 8 kS 16 kS
Resolution 12 bits (output step size approximately 1 mV)
Bandwidth > 1 MHz
Rise time (10% to 90%) < 100 ns
Other specifications as per function generator


PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: Pentium II processor, or equivalent
Memory: 64 MiB (XP) / 512 MiB (Vista) / 1 GiB (Win 7)
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 2 GHz Pentium IV processor, or equivalent
Memory: 256 MiB (XP) / 1 GiB (Vista / Win 7)
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (or above), Vista or Windows 7
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port


Operating environment
Temperature range

0 °C to 40 °C  (20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)


Physical Properties
Dimensions (including connectors) 190 x 170 x 40 mm  (approximately 7.5 x 6.7 x 1.6 in)
Weight < 500 g  (approximately 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
Linux drivers 32–bit drivers
Software development kit Includes drivers and example code for various programming languages including C, Excel and LabVIEW. Download SDK


Language Support
PicoScope 6

Full support for: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español
Menus and dialogs only for: 中文 (简体), 正體中文 (繁體), Čeština, Dansk, suomi, Ελληνικά, Magyar, 한국어, 日本語, Norsk, Polski, Português, română, Русский, Svenska, Türkçe
User’s guide
Programmer’s guide
Quick Start Guide

English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文


Data sheet English 中文 (简体), Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
Additional hardware (supplied)
  • 4 x oscilloscope probes
  • Single–headed USB cable
  • Double–headed USB cable
  • Universal mains (AC) power supply
  • User manuals
  • software CD–ROM
PC interface USB 2.0
Power requirements < 1000 mA @ 5 V from either:
  1. Using the supplied mains adaptor
    (suitable for USA, UK, Europe and Australasia)
  2. From USB using the supplied double–headed USB cable
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
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.
Warranty 5 years



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