Oscilloscope Market

USB Oscilloscope - Picoscope 6000seriesIn addition to our product overview of low-end USB oscilloscopes this overviews looks at products with a minimum bandwidth of 500MHz. Compared to the low-end segment only a few products and manufacturers are left. Some of the listed USB PC scopes offer additional features such as arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), FFT or spectrum analyzer.

Please do not compare only hardware features but also the software. The software plays an important role in the overall functionality and usability of an USB oscilloscopes. Unfortunately software is difficult to be expressed in hard figures and therefore difficult to compare.

 

Product Overview

 

Brand

Type Analog
Channels
Band-
width
(GHz)
Resolution
(bits)
Input
Sensitivity
(mV/div)
Sample
Rate
(GS/s)
Digital
Channels 
Memory
Depth
(GSample)
Additional
Functions
Analog Arts SA985 2 1 8 8 0.25 0 1 SA, DR
Analog Arts SA975 2 0.5 8 8 0.25 0 1 SA, DR
Pico
Technology
6000 series 4 0.5..1 8 10 5 0 1..2 AWG, FG, FFT, SA
Pico
Technology
9000 series 2..4 8..20 16 2 0.2 0 0,004..0.032 SG, optical input

 

Remarks

Links to the websites of the manufacturers are listed in our article: "Oscilloscopes - Overview Products and Suppliers"

* Products are also sold under other names and brands

Sample Rate: single shot; real time; might be lower if more than one analog channel is used

Memory depth: per channel, might be lower if more than one channel is used, might be higher in streaming mode

Built-in instrument functions:

AWG = Arbitrary Waveform Generator

DR = Data Recorder

DVM = Digital Voltmeter

FC = Frequency counter

FG = Function Generator

SA = Spectrum Analyzer

LA = Logic Analyzer

PA = Protocol Analyzer

PG = Pattern Generator

SG = Signal Generator


Attention

The above list is not does not represent any purchase recommendation. All data are taken from the datasheets of the manufacturers and may change without notice. All information is intended just for orientation. Prices are for the basic model without options and may vary significantly by country and supplier. Oscopes.info makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy, correctness, reliability or completeness of the information provided.

 

Further readings

Oscilloscopes - Overview Products and Suppliers

USB Oscilloscopes - Product Overview (Low-end)

10 Tips for selecting an Oscilloscope

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Last updated in June 2015.

 

 

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