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Pico 9300 Series Sampling Oscilloscope

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Channels (vertical)
Channels 2 (simultaneous acquisition)

DC to 20 GHz
DC to 10 GHz
Pulse response rise time
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
10% to 90%, calculated
17.5 ps
35 ps
RMS noise
Full bandwidth
Narrow bandwidth
With averaging

< 1.5 mV typical, < 2 mV maximum
< 0.8 mV typical, < 1.1 mV maximum
100 μV system limit
Operating input voltage 1 V p-p within ±1 V range (with digital feedback, single-valued)
±400 mV relative to channel offset (without digital feedback, multi-valued)
DC offset range

Adjustable from –1.000 V to 1.000 V in 10 mV increments (coarse). Also adjustable in fine increments of 0.2 mV. Referenced to the center of display graticule.

Maximum safe input voltage 16 dBm, or ± 2 V (DC peak AC)
Scale factors (sensitivity) 1 mV/div to 500 mV/div in 1-2-5 sequence with 0.5% fine increments
Resolution 16 bits, 40 µV/LSB
Accuracy ±2% of full scale ±2 mV over nominal temperature range
Nominal input impedance (50 ±1) Ω
Input connectors 2.92 mm (K) female, compatible with SMA
Deskew 1 ps resolution, 100 ns max
Timebase (Sequential equivalent time sampling mode)

Sequential equivalent time
Random equivalent time
Real Time

5 ps/div to 3.2 ms/div (main, intensified and delayed)
50 ns/div to 100 us/div
2 us/div to 100 ms/div
200 ms/div to 10 s/div
Delta time interval accuracy

Sequential equivalent time
Random equivalent time
Real Time

For >200 ps/div: ±0.2% of of delta time interval ± 12 ps.
For ≤200 ps/div: ± 5% of Delta Time Interval ± 5 ps, whichever is smaller.
±0.2% of of Delta Time Interval or Full Horizontal Scale, whichever is greater.
Time interval resolution

Sequential equivalent time
Random equivalent time
Real Time

≤(screen width) / (record length) or approximately 64 fs, whichever is larger.
4 ns min.
1 µs min.
Trigger sources All models: external direct, external prescaled, internal direct and internal clock triggers.
PicoScope 9302 and 9321 only: external clock recovery trigger
External direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity DC to 100 MHz : 100 mV p-p
100 MHz to 2.5 GHz: increasing linearly to 200 mV p-p
External direct trigger jitter 1.8 ps (typ.) or 2.0 ps (max.) 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
Internal direct trigger bandwidth and sensitivity DC to 10 MHz: 100 mV p-p
10 MHz to 100 MHz: 100 mV p-p to 400 mV p-p
Internal direct trigger jitter 35 ps (typ.) or 40 ps (max.) 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
External prescaled trigger bandwidth and sensitivity 1 to 14 GHz: 200 mV p-p to 2 V p-p
External prescaled trigger jitter 1.8 ps (typ.) or 2.0 ps (max.) 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS
Pattern sync trigger clock frequency 10 MHz to 11.3 GHz
Pattern sync trigger pattern length 7 to 8 388 607 (223−1)
Clock Recovery (PicoScope 9302 and 9321)
Clock recovery trigger data rate and
6.5 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s: 100 mV p-p
>100 Mb/s to 11.3 Gb/s: 20 mV p-p
Recovered clock trigger jitter 1 ps (typ.) or 1.5 ps (max.) 1.0% of unit interval
Maximum safe trigger input voltage ±2 V (DC peak AC)
Input characteristics 50 ohm, AC coupled
Input connector SMA (F)
Data Acquisition
ADC resolution 16 bits
Digitising rate With digital feedback (single-valued): DC to 1 MHz
Without digital feedback (multi-valued): DC to 40 kHz
Acquisition modes Sample (normal), average, envelope
Data record length 32 to 32 768 points (single channel) in x2 sequence
Styles Dots, vectors, persistence, grey scaling, color grading
Persistence time Variable or infinite
Screen formats Auto, single YT, dual YT, quad YT, XY, XY YT, XY 2 YT
Measurement and Analysis
Markers Vertical bars, horizontal bars (measure volts) or waveform markers
Automatic measurements Up to 10 at once
Measurements, X parameters Period, frequency, pos/neg width, rise/fall time, pos/neg duty cycle, pos/neg crossing, burst width, cycles, time at max/min, pos/neg jitter ppm/RMS
Measurements, Y parameters Max, min, top, base, peak-peak, amplitude, middle, mean, cycle mean, AC/DC RMS, cycle AC/DC RMS, pos/neg overshoot, area, cycle area
Measurements, trace-to-trace Delay 1R-1R, delay 1F-1R, delay 1R-nR, delay 1F-nR, delay 1R-1F, delay 1F-1F, delay 1R-nF, delay
1F-nF, phase deg/rad/%, gain, gain dB
Eye measurements, X NRZ Area, bit rate, bit time, crossing time, cycle area, duty cycle distortion abs/%, eye width abs/%,
rise/fall time, frequency, period, jitter p-p/RMS
Eye measurements, Y NRZ AC RMS, average power lin/dB, crossing %/level, extinction ratio dB/%/lin, eye amplitude, eye
height lin/dB, max/min, mean, middle, pos/neg overshoot, noise p-p/RMS one/zero level, p-p,
RMS, S/N ratio lin/dB.
Eye measurements, X RZ Area, bit rate/time, cycle area, eye width abs/%, rise/fall time, jitter p-p/RMS fall/rise, neg/pos
crossing, pos duty cycle, pulse symmetry, pulse width
Eye measurements, Y RZ AC RMS, average power lin/dB, contrast ratio lin/dB/%, extinction ratio lin/dB/%, eye amplitude, eye high lin/dB, eye opening, max, min, mean, middle, noise p-p/RMS one/zero, one/zero
level, peak-peak, RMS, S/N
Histogram Vertical or horizontal
Math Functions
Mathematics Up to four math waveforms can be defined and displayed
Math functions, arithmetic , –, ×, ÷, ceiling, floor, fix, round, absolute, invert, (x y)/2, ax b
Math functions, algebraic ex , ln, 10x, log10, ax , loga , d/dx, integrate, x2 , sqrt, x3 , xa , x-1, sqrt(x2 y2 )
Math functions, trigonometric sin, sin-1, cos, cos-1, tan, tan-1, cot, cot-1, sinh, cosh, tanh, coth
Math functions, FFT Complex FFT, complex inverse FFT, magnitude, phase, real, imaginary
Math functions, combinatorial logic AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, NXOR, NOT
Math functions, interpolation Linear, sin(x)/x, trend, smoothing
Math functions, other Custom formula
FFT Up to four FFTs simultaneously
FFT window functions Rectangular, Hamming, Hann, Flat-top, Blackman-Harris, Kaiser-Bessel
Mask Tests
Mask geometry Acquired signals are tested for fit outside areas defined by up to eight polygons.
Standard or user-defined masks can be selected.
Built-in masks, SONET/SDH OC1/STMO (51.84 Mb/s) to FEC 1071 (10.709 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, Ethernet 1.25 Gb/s 1000Base-CX Absolute TP2 to 10xGB Ethernet (12.5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, Fibre Channel FC133 (132.8 Mb/s) to 10x Fiber Channel (10.5188 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, PCI Express R1.0a 2.5G (2.5 Gb/s) to R2.1 5.0G (5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, InfiniBand 2.5G (2.5 Gb/s) to 5.0G (5 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, XAUI 3.125 Gb/s
Built-in masks, RapidIO Level 1, 1.25 Gb/s to 3.125 Gb/s
Built-in masks, SATA 1.5G (1.5 Gb/s) to 3.0G (3 Gb/s)
Built-in masks, ITU G.703 DS1 (1.544 Mb/s) to 155 Mb (155.520 Mb/s)
Built-in masks, ANSI T1.102 DS1 (1.544 Mb/s) to STS3 (155.520 Mb/s)
Built-in masks, G.984.2 XAUI-E Far (3.125 Gb/s)
Signal Generator Output
Modes Pulse, PRBS NRZ/RZ, 500 MHz clock, trigger out
Period range, pulse mode 8 ns to 524 µs
Bit time range, NRZ/RZ mode 4 ns to 260 µs
NRZ/RZ pattern length 27 −1 to 223−1
TDR Pulse outputs PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of output channels 2, differential
Impedance 50 Ω
Connectors Front panel SMA (f) x 2 Head N (m) fitted with N (f)-SMA (m) adaptor
Output enable Independent control for each channel
Pulse polarity Channel 1: positive-going from zero volts
Channel 2: negative-going from zero volts
Interchangeable positive and negative pulse
Rise time (20% to 80%) 57 ps guaranteed 35 ps guaranteed
Amplitude 2.5 V to 6 V into 50 Ω 200 mV typical into 50 Ω
Amplitude adjustment 20 mV increments Fixed
Amplitude accuracy ±10%  
Offset   90 mV max. into 50 Ω
Level protection Adjustable from 2.5 V to 8 V  
Output pairing Amplitudes and limit paired or independent  
Period range 1 µs to 60 ms
Period accuracy ±100 ppm
Width range 200 ns to 4 µs, 0% to 50% duty cycle
Width accuracy ±10% of width ±100 ns
Deskew between outputs −1 ns to 1 ns typical, in 1 ps increments −500 ps to 500 ps typical, in 1 ps increments
Timing modes step, coarse timebase, pulse
Patterns NRZ and RZ with variable length
TDR Pre-trigger output PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Polarity Positive-going from zero volts
Amplitude 700 mV typical into 50 Ω
Pre-trigger 25 ns to 35 ns typical, adjustable in 5 ps increments
Pre-trigger to output jitter 2 ps max.  
TDT system PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of TDT channels 2
Incident rise time (combined oscilloscope and pulse generator, 10% to 90%) 60 ps or less, each polarity 40 ps or less, each polarity
Jitter 3 ps 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS, max. 2.2 ps 20 ppm of delay setting, RMS, max.
Corrected rise time Min. 50 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical
Max. 3 x time/div, typical
Min. 30 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical.
Max. 3 x time/div, typical.
Corrected aberrations ≤ 0.5% typical
TDR system PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
Number of channels 2
Incident step amplitude 50% of input pulse amplitude, typical
Incident rise time (combined oscilloscope, step
generator and TDR kit, 10% to 90%)
60 ps or less, each polarity 40 ps or less, each polarity
Reflected step amplitude 25% of input pulse amplitude, typical
Reflected rise time (combined oscilloscope, step
generator and TDR kit, 10% to 90%)
65 ps or less @ 50 Ω termination, each polarity 45 ps or less @ 50 Ω termination, each polarity
Corrected rise time Minimum: 50 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical.
Maximum: 3 x time/div, typical.
Minimum: 30 ps or 0.1 x time/div, whichever is
greater, typical.
Maximum: 3 x time/div, typical.
Corrected aberration ≤ 1% typical
Measured parameters propagation delay, gain, gain dB
TDR/TDT scaling PicoScope 9311 PicoScope 9312
TDT vertical scale volts, gain (10 m/div to 100 /div)
TDR vertical scale volts, rho (10 mrho/div to 2 rho/div), ohm (1 ohm/div to 100 ohm/div)
Horizontal scale time or distance (meter, foot, inch) time (40 ns/div longest) or distance (meter, foot, inch)
Distance preset units propagation velocity (0.1 to 1.0) or dielectric constant (1 to 100)
Optical/Electrical converter (PicoScope 9321)
Bandwidth (-3 dB) 9.5 GHz typical
Effective wavelength range 750 nm to 1650 nm
Calibrated wavelengths 850 nm (MM), 1310 nm (MM/SM), 1550 nm (SM)
Transition time 51 ps typical (10% to 90% calculated from Tr = 0.48/optical BW)
Noise 4 μW (1310 & 1550 nm), 6 μW (850 nm) maximum @ full electrical bandwidth
DC accuracy ±25 μW ±10% of full scale
Maximum input peak power 7 dBm (1310 nm)
Fiber input Single-mode (SM) or multi-mode (MM)
Fiber input connector FC/PC
Input return loss SM: –24 dB typical
MM: –16 dB typical, –14 dB maximum
PC Requirements
Operating system 32–bit edition of Windows XP (SP3), 32– or 64–bit edition of Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
LAN connection 10/100 Mb/s (PicoScope 9211A and 9231A only)
Ports USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 1.1)
Operating environment
Temperature range
Operating: 5 °C to 35 °C.
For stated accuracy: 15 °C to 25 °C.
Storage environment
Temperature range
Storage: –20 °C to 50 °C.
Physical Properties
Dimensions 170 mm x 260 mm x 40 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 1.2 kg max
PicoScope 9000 for Windows PicoScope 9300 software is capable of many advanced features such as mathematical analysis, histogram analysis, eye-diagram analysis and mask testing. All features are included as standard. Updates can be downloaded for free.
Software development kit The SDK allows you to control the scope from your own program. The software can act as an ActiveX COM server, allowing any program to send commands to it using a standard Windows protocol. This is ideal for production–test environments where multiple scopes need to be controlled from a single PC, or where automated tests need to be run. The SDK contains full documentation and example code for various programming languages.
Data sheet


Compliance FCC (EMC), CE (EMC and LVD)
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 2 years (1 year for input sampler)


USA Office

Address: 1480 Gulf Road, Suite 837,
PO Box 1364
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