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Serial Decoding - UPDATE

The new PicoScope beta release, 6.13, adds Modbus RTU and ASCII to its growing list of serial decoders. Modbus is used in industrial automation to communicate with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

PicoScope 6 now supports a total of 18 serial protocols and is the only oscilloscope that can decode Modbus.


You can use PicoScope to decode data from a serial bus such as CAN bus. Unlike a conventional bus analyzer, PicoScope lets you see the high-resolution electrical waveform at the same time as the data. RS232/UART and SPI formats added to serial decoding mode

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Oscilloscope Specifications

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VariantPicoScope 5203PicoScope 5204
Number of channels 2
Vertical resolution 8 bits
Bandwidth (at probe tip) 250 MHz
Maximum sampling rate (single shot)
One channel in use
Two channels in use

1 GS/s
500 MS/s
Maximum sampling (repetitive signals) 20 GS/s
Buffer size
One channel in use
Two channels in use

32 MS/channel
16 MS/channel

128 MS/channel
64 MS/channel
Input characteristics
Voltage ranges
Overload protection

BNC, 1 MΩ in parallel with 15 pF
Selectable AC/DC
±100 mV to ±20 V in 8 ranges
±100 V

50 ppm


Trigger modes Normal, auto, repeat, single, ETS
Basic triggers rising / falling edge triggers
Advanced triggers Pulse width, dropout, window, delay, logic
External trigger
Trigger threshold
Input characteristics
Overload protection

Variable up to ±20 V
12 mV typical
150 MHz
±100 V

Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Arbitrary waveform buffer 10 to 8192 samples
Standard waveforms Sine, square, triangle, ramp (up/down), sin (x)/x, Gaussian, half sine, noise, DC
Special modes Triggering, gating
Sample rate 125 MS/s
Output characteristics BNC, 50 Ω
Resolution 12 bits
Amplitude ±250 mV to ±2 V (±2.5 V with DC offset)
DC offset ±1 V

Auxiliary Input/Output (AUX IO)

Input impedance 100 kΩ
Output impedance 600 Ω
Maximum input voltage 5 V
Input threshold 1.65 V (nominal)

PC Requirements

Minimum Processor: Pentium II processor, or equivalent
Memory: 64 MB minimum
Disk space: 300 MB minimum
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP
Ports: USB 1.1 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 2 GHz Pentium IV processer, or equivalent
Memory: 256 MB
Disk space: 1 GB
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port


Operating environment
Temperature range


0 °C to 40 °C for normal operation
20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy
5% to 80% RH, non-condensing
Storage environment
Temperature range


-20 °C to 60 °C
5% to 95% RH, non-condensing

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions 170 x 255 x 40 mm
(6.7 x 10.0 x 1.6 in)
Weight 0.9 kg
(31.7 oz)
Compliance European EMC and LVD standards
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A


Supplied software/hardware PicoScope 6 software, drivers, SDK
Tough carry case
2 x 250 MHz x1/x10 oscilloscope probes
USB 2.0 cable
AC adaptor
Power supply
AC adaptor
6 V ±5% @ 2.5 A
External adaptor supplied (suitable for USA, UK, Europe and Australasia)
Buy Now       5203 Scope (Kit) PP376
     5204 Scope (Kit) PP377

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