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4 ch, 8 bit, 750 MHz, 16 ch MSO

  • 4 ch Analog input
  • 750 MHz bandwidth
  • 5 GS/s real-time sampling
  • 2 GS memory max
  • 16 Ch Digital input for MSO application
  • 200 MHs/s 14 bit AWG
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Windows, Linux and Mac software
  • PicoSDK library
  • Hard-based Timestamping
  • Serial decoding
  • TA369 MSO Pod (Optional)

PicoScope 6000E Series ultra-deep-memory oscilloscopes

The PicoScope 6000E Series fixed-resolution and FlexRes mixed-signal oscilloscopes provide 8 to 12 bits of vertical resolution, with up to 1 GHz bandwidth and 5 GS/s sampling rate.

  • Up to 1 GHz bandwidth
  • 8-bit to 12-bit FlexRes® ADC
  • A choice of 4 (up to 1 GHz) or 8 (up to 500 MHz) analog channels
  • Supports up to 16 digital MSO channels
  • 200 ms capture time at 5 GS/s
  • Up to 4 GS capture memory
  • 50 MHz 200 MS/s 14-bit AWG
  • 300 000 waveforms per second update rate
  • PicoScope, PicoLog® and PicoSDK® software included
  • 21 serial protocol decoder / analyzers included
  • Mask limit testing and user-definable alarms
  • High-resolution time-stamping of waveforms
  • Over ten million DeepMeasure™ results per acquisition
  • Advanced triggers: edge, window, pulse width, window pulse width,
    level dropout, window dropout, interval, runt and logic

Typical applications

These oscilloscopes, with PicoScope 6 application software, are ideal for design engineers working with high-performance embedded systems, signal processing, power electronics, mechatronics and automotive designs, and for researchers and scientists working on multichannel high-performance experiments in physics labs, particle accelerators and similar facilities.

The PicoScope 6000E Application Programming Interface (API) provides programming access to the full set of advanced hardware features and can be used to develop diverse custom and OEM applications. 

Best-in-class bandwidth, sampling rate and memory depth

Capture time at maximum sampling rate: 200 ms at 5 GS/s

With up to 1 GHz analog bandwidth complemented by a real-time sampling rate of 5 GS/s, the PicoScope 6000E Series scopes can display single-shot pulses with 200 ps time resolution.

The PicoScope 6000E Series gives you the deepest capture memory available as standard on any oscilloscope at any price – up to 4 GS in total.

This ultra-deep memory allows the oscilloscope to capture 200 ms waveforms at its maximum sampling rate of 5 GS/s.

When using PicoSDK, by allocating the scope’s whole memory to a single waveform the maximum 5 GS/s sampling rate can be sustained for even longer captures up to an incredible 800 ms.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and hardware acceleration ensure that the display is smooth and responsive even with long captures.

The PicoScope 6000E Series gives you the waveform memory, resolution and analysis tools that you need to perform stringent testing of today’s high‑performance embedded computers and next-generation embedded system designs.

Power, portability, and performance

Traditional benchtop mixed-signal oscilloscopes take up a lot of bench space, and models with eight analog channels are prohibitively expensive for many engineers working on next-generation designs. PicoScope 6000E Series oscilloscopes are small and portable while offering the high-performance specifications required by engineers in the lab or on the move, and deliver lowest cost of ownership for this class of instrument.

The PicoScope 6000E Series offers up to 8 analog channels, plus an optional 8 or 16 digital channels with the plug-in 8-channel TA369 MSO (mixed-signal oscilloscope) pods. The flexible high‑resolution display options enable you to view and analyze each signal in detail.

Supported by PicoScope 6 software, these devices offer an ideal, cost-effective package for many applications, including design, research, test, education, service, and repair. PicoScope 6 is included in the price of your scope, available for free download, with free updates, and can be installed on as many PCs as you want, allowing you to view/analyze data off-line without the scope.

High-end features as standard

Buying a PicoScope is not like making a purchase from other oscilloscope companies, where optional extras considerably increase the price. With our scopes, high-end features such as serial decoding, mask limit testing, advanced math channels, segmented memory, hardware‑based time-stamping and a signal generator are all included in the price.

To protect your investment, both the PC software and firmware inside the scope can be updated. Pico Technology has a long history of providing new features for free through software downloads. We deliver on our promises of future enhancements year after year. Users of our products reward us by becoming lifelong customers and frequently recommending us to their colleagues.

Powerful tools provide endless options

Your PicoScope is provided with many powerful tools to help you acquire and analyze waveforms. While these tools can be used on their own, the real power of PicoScope lies in the way they have been designed to work together.

As an example, the rapid trigger mode allows you to collect 10 000 waveforms in a few milliseconds with minimal dead time between them. Manually searching through these waveforms would be time-consuming, so just pick a waveform you are happy with and let the mask tools scan through for you. When done, the measurements will tell you how many have failed and the buffer navigator allows you to hide the good waveforms and just display the problem ones.

The screenshot above shows changing frequency versus time as a graph. Perhaps instead you want to plot changing duty cycle as a graph? How about outputting a waveform from the AWG and also automatically saving the waveform to disk when a trigger condition is met? With the power of PicoScope the possibilities are almost endless. To find out even more about the capabilities of PicoScope software,

What is FlexRes?

Pico FlexRes flexible-resolution oscilloscopes allow you to reconfigure the scope hardware to optimize either the sampling rate or the resolution.

This means you can reconfigure the hardware to be either a fast (5 GS/s) 8-bit oscilloscope for looking at digital signals, a 10-bit oscilloscope for general-purpose use or a high-resolution 12-bit oscilloscope for audio work and other analog applications.

Whether you’re capturing and decoding fast digital signals or looking for distortion in sensitive analog signals, FlexRes oscilloscopes are the answer.

FlexRes is available on the 8-channel PicoScope 6824E and the 4-channel 6424E, 6425E and 6426E.

Resolution enhancement—a digital signal processing technique built into PicoScope 6—can further increase the effective vertical resolution of the scope to 16 bits.

FlexRes - how we do it

Most digital oscilloscopes gain their high sampling rates by interleaving multiple 8-bit ADCs. This interleaving process introduces errors that always make the dynamic performance worse than that of the individual ADC cores.

The FlexRes architecture employs multiple high-resolution ADCs at the input channels in different time-interleaved and parallel combinations to optimize, for example, the sampling rate to 5 GS/s at 8 bits or the resolution to 12 bits at 1.25 GS/s.

For simplicity, the diagram shows one bank of four channels; the 8-channel PicoScope 6824E has two banks. The 4-channel FlexRes models use one quad-ADC chip for each pair of analog channels.

Coupled with high signal-to-noise ratio amplifiers and a low-noise system architecture, FlexRes technology can capture and display signals up to 1 GHz with a high sampling rate, or lower-speed signals with 16 times more resolution than typical 8-bit oscilloscopes.

The PicoScope 6 software lets you choose between setting the resolution manually and leaving the scope in auto resolution mode, where the optimal resolution is used for the chosen settings.

Mixed-signal operation

When fitted with optional 8-channel TA369 MSO pods, the PicoScope 6000E Series adds up to 16 high-performance digital channels to up to eight analog channels, enabling you to accurately time-correlate analog and digital channels. Digital channel bandwidth is 500 MHz, equivalent to 1 Gb/s, and the input capacitance of only 3.5 pF minimizes loading on the device under test.

Digital channels, captured from either parallel or multiple serial buses, may be grouped and displayed as a bus, with each bus value displayed in hex, binary or decimal, or as a level (for DAC testing). You can set advanced triggers across the analog and digital channels.

The digital inputs also bring extra power to the serial decoding feature. You can decode serial data on all analog and digital channels simultaneously, giving you up to 24 channels of data – for example, decoding multiple SPI, I²C, CAN bus, LIN bus and FlexRay signals all at the same time!

Intelligent probe interface

With an intelligent probe interface on channels C to F on 8-channel models and all channels on 4-channel models, the PicoScope 6000E Series supports innovative active probes with a low-profile mechanical design for ease of connectivity and low loading of the device under test.

A3000 Series active probes >>

Intelligent probe interface

With an intelligent probe interface on channels C to F on 8-channel models and all channels on 4-channel models, the PicoScope 6000E Series supports innovative active probes with a low-profile mechanical design for ease of connectivity and low loading of the device under test.

A3000 Series active probes >>

Total cost of ownership (TCO), environmental benefits and portability

Total cost of ownership of a PicoScope 6000E is lower than traditional benchtop instruments for several reasons:

  1. Low power consumption—just 60W—saves hundreds of dollars throughout the lifetime of the product compared to benchtop instruments. It's kinder to the environment too, with lower CO2 emissions.
  2. Everything is included in the purchase price: serial protocol decoders, math channels and mask limit testing. No expensive optional upgrades or annual license fees.
  3. Free updates: new features and capabilities are provided throughout the lifetime of the product as we develop and release them.
  4. The PicoScope 6000E Series are highly portable and are very suited to home-working where desk space might be limited.

Ultra-deep memory

PicoScope 6000E Series oscilloscopes have waveform capture memories of up to 4 gigasamples – many times larger than competing scopes. Deep memory enables the capture of long-duration waveforms at maximum sampling speed. In fact, the PicoScope 6000E Series can capture waveforms 200 ms long with 200 ps resolution. In contrast, the same 200 ms waveform captured by an oscilloscope with a 10 megasample memory would have just 20 ns resolution. The scope automatically shares the capture memory between the analog channels and MSO ports you have enabled.

Deep memory is invaluable when you need to capture fast serial data with long gaps between packets, or nanosecond laser pulses spaced milliseconds apart, for example. It can be useful in other ways too: PicoScope lets you divide the capture memory into a number of segments, up to 10 000. You can set up a trigger condition to store a separate capture in each segment, with as little as 300 ns dead time between captures. Once you have acquired the data, you can step through the memory one segment at a time until you find the event you are looking for.

Powerful tools are included to allow you to manage and examine all of this data. As well as functions such as mask limit testing and color persistence mode, PicoScope 6 software enables you to zoom into your waveform up to 100 million times. The Zoom Overview window allows you to easily control the size and location of the zoom area. Other tools, such as the waveform buffer, serial decoding and hardware acceleration work with the deep memory, making the PicoScope 6000E Series some of the most powerful oscilloscopes on the market

Arbitrary waveform and function generator

The PicoScope 6000E scopes have a built-in 50 MHz function (sine and square wave) generator, with triangle, DC level, white noise, PRBS and other waveforms possible at lower frequencies. As well as basic controls to set level, offset and frequency, more advanced controls allow you to sweep over a range of frequencies. Combined with the spectrum peak hold option, this makes a powerful tool for testing amplifier and filter responses.

Trigger tools allow one or more cycles of a waveform to be output when various conditions are met, such as the scope triggering or a mask limit test failing.

All models include a 14-bit 200 MS/s arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). This has a variable sample clock, which avoids the jitter on waveform edges seen with fixed-clock generators and allows generation of accurate frequencies down to 100 µHz. AWG waveforms can be created or edited using the built-in editor, imported from oscilloscope traces, loaded from a spreadsheet or exported to a CSV file.

Digital triggering architecture

Many digital oscilloscopes still use an analog trigger architecture based on comparators. This causes time and amplitude errors that cannot always be calibrated out and often limits the trigger sensitivity at high bandwidths.

In 1991 Pico pioneered the use of fully digital triggering using the actual digitized data. This technique reduces trigger errors and allows our oscilloscopes to trigger on the smallest signals, even at the full bandwidth. Trigger levels and hysteresis can be set with high precision and resolution.

Advanced triggers

The PicoScope 6000E Series offers an industry-leading set of advanced trigger types including pulse width, runt pulse, windowed, logic and dropout.

The digital trigger available during MSO operation allows you to trigger the scope when any or all of the 16 digital inputs match a user-defined pattern. You can specify a condition for each channel individually, or set up a pattern for all channels at once using a hexadecimal or binary value.

You can also use the logic trigger to combine the digital trigger with an edge or window trigger on any of the analog inputs, for example to trigger on data values in a clocked parallel bus.

Advanced triggers

The PicoScope 6000E Series offers an industry-leading set of advanced trigger types including pulse width, runt pulse, windowed, logic and dropout.

The digital trigger available during MSO operation allows you to trigger the scope when any or all of the 16 digital inputs match a user-defined pattern. You can specify a condition for each channel individually, or set up a pattern for all channels at once using a hexadecimal or binary value.

You can also use the logic trigger to combine the digital trigger with an edge or window trigger on any of the analog inputs, for example to trigger on data values in a clocked parallel bus.


The PicoScope 6000E Series features hardware-based trigger time-stamping. Each waveform can be time-stamped with the time in sample intervals from the previous waveform.

Fast trigger rearm times are possible down to 300 ns (typical).

More Information

PicoScope 6000E Series specifications

Bandwidth (–3 dB) 300 MHz 500 MHz 750 MHz 1 GHz
4- channel 8-bit 6403E 6404E 6405E 6406E
4-channel FlexRes   6424E 6425E 6426E
8-channel 8-bit   6804E    
8-channel FlexRes   6824E    
Vertical (analog channels)
Bandwidth (–3 dB) 300 MHz 500 MHz 50 Ω ranges: 750 MHz
1 MΩ ranges: 500 MHz
50 Ω ranges: 1 GHz
1 MΩ ranges: 500 MHz
Rise time < 1.3 ns < 850 ps 50 Ω ranges: < 475 ps
1 MΩ ranges: < 850 ps
50 Ω ranges: < 350 ps
1 MΩ ranges: < 850 ps
Bandwidth limiter 20 MHz. Software-switchable. 20 MHz or 200 MHz. Software-switchable.
Vertical resolution[2] FlexRes models: 8, 10 or 12 bits
Other models: 8 bits
LSB size[2] (quantization step size) 8-bit mode: < 0.4% of input range
10-bit mode (FlexRes models): < 0.1% of input range
12-bit mode (FlexRes models): < 0.025% of input range
Enhanced vertical resolution Hardware resolution + up to 4 bits
Input connector BNC(f). x10 readout-pin compatible. Intelligent Probe Interface on all channels (4-channel models) or on channels C to F (8-channel models).
Input ranges 1 MΩ ranges: ±10 mV, ±20 mV, ±50 mV, ±100 mV, ±200 mV, ±500 mV, ±1 V, ±2 V, ±5 V, ±10 V, ±20 V
50 Ω ranges: ±10 mV to ±5 V as above
Input sensitivity 1 MΩ ranges: 2 mV/div to 4 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
50 Ω ranges: 2 mV/div to 1 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Input coupling 1 MΩ ranges: AC / DC
50 Ω ranges: DC
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ±0.5% ∥ 12 pF ±1 pF
50 Ω ±2% 50 Ω ±3%
DC gain accuracy (8-bit models) ±(1.5% of signal + 1 LSB) ±(1.5% of signal + 1 LSB) ±(1.5% of signal + 1 LSB)
DC gain accuracy (FlexRes models) N/A ±(0.5% of signal + 1 LSB) ±(1% of signal + 1 LSB)
DC offset accuracy ±(1% of full scale + 250 μV).
Can be improved by using the “zero offset” function in PicoScope 6.
Analog offset range (vertical position adjust) 50 Ω ranges:
±1.25 V (±10 mV to ±1 V ranges)
±20 V (±2 V to ±20 V ranges)
50 Ω ranges:
±125 mV (±10 mV to ±100 mV ranges)
±1.25 V (±200 mV to ±1 V ranges)
±5 V (±2 V and ±5 V ranges)
1 MΩ ranges:
±1.25 V (±10 mV to ±1 V ranges)
±20 V (±2 V to ±20 V ranges)
Analog offset control accuracy ±0.5% of offset setting, additional to basic DC offset accuracy
Overvoltage protection 1 MΩ ranges: ±100 V (DC + AC peak) up to 10 kHz
50 Ω ranges: 5.5 V RMS max, ± 10V pk max
Vertical (digital channels, with optional TA369 8-channel MSO pods)
Input channels 16 channels (2 ports of 8 channels each)
Maximum detectable input frequency 500 MHz (1 Gb/s)
Minimum detectable pulse width 1 ns
Input connector (probe tip) Staggered signal and ground sockets for each channel, to accept 0.64 – 0.89 mm round or 0.64 mm square pin, 2.54 mm pitch
Input characteristics 101 kΩ ±1% ∥ 3.5 pF ±0.5 pF
Maximum input voltage at probe tip ±40 V up to 10 MHz, derated linearly to ±5 V at 500 MHz
Threshold range and resolution ±8 V in approx. 5 mV steps
Threshold grouping PicoScope 6: Two independent threshold controls, one per 8-channel port
PicoSDK: Individual threshold for each channel
Threshold selection TTL, CMOS, ECL, PECL, user-defined
Threshold accuracy ±(100 mV + 3% of threshold setting)
Minimum input voltage swing (at maximum frequency) 400 mV peak to peak
Hysteresis (at DC) PicoScope 6: Fixed hysteresis approx. 100 mV
PicoSDK: selectable per port; approx. 50 mV, 100 mV, 200 mV or 400 mV
Minimum input slew rate No minimum slew rate requirement
Maximum sampling rate (real-time, 8-bit)
Up to 2 channels[4], 0 or 1 analog 5 GS/s 4-ch models: 5 GS/s[1]
8-ch models: 5 GS/s[3]
5 GS/s[1]
Up to 4 channels, 2 analog 2.5 GS/s[1] 4-ch models: 2.5 GS/s
8-ch models: 2.5 GS/s[2]
2.5 GS/s
Up to 4 channels, 3 or 4 analog 1.25 GS/s
Up to 8 channels 1.25 GS/s
More than 8 channels N/A 625 MS/s N/A
Maximum sampling rate (real time, 10-bit, FlexRes models only)
1 channel N/A 5 GS/s
Up to 2 channels 6824E: 2.5 GS/s[2]
6424E: 2.5 GS/s
2.5 GS/s
Up to 4 channels 1.25 GS/s
Up to 8 channels 625 MS/s
More than 8 channels 6424E: N/A
6824E: 312.5 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate (real time, 12-bit, up to 2 channels, FlexRes models only)
1 to 2 analog channels plus 0 to 2 digital ports N/A 6824E: 1.25 GS/s[3]
6424E: 1.25 GS/s[1]
1.25 GS/s[1]
  [1] No more than one channel from each of AB and CD.
[2] No more than one channel from each of AB, CD, EF and GH.
[3] No more than one channel from each of ABCD and EFGH.
[4] In this section a channel counts as either an analog input or an 8-bit MSO port.
Max. sampling rate, USB 3.0 streaming mode (split between active channels, PC dependent)
PicoScope 6 ~20 MS/s
PicoSDK ~312 MS/s ~312 MS/s (8-bit mode)
~156 MS/s (10/12-bit modes, FlexRes models)
Max. sampling rate to on-device buffer (continuous USB streaming of raw or downsampled data, split between enabled channels)
PicoSDK only 1.25 GS/s 1.25 GS/s (8-bit mode)
625 MS/s (10/12-bit modes, FlexRes models)
Capture memory (shared between active channels)
8-bit models 1 GS 2 GS
FlexRes models, 8-bit mode N/A 4 GS
FlexRes models, 10- and 12-bit modes 2 GS
Maximum single capture duration at maximum sampling rate
PicoScope 6 200 ms
8-bit models, PicoSDK 200 ms 400 ms
8-bit, PicoSDK, FlexRes models N/A 800 ms
10-bit, PicoSDK, FlexRes models N/A 400 ms
12-bit, PicoSDK, FlexRes models 1600 ms
Capture memory (continuous streaming) 100 MS in PicoScope software. Buffering using full device memory when using PicoSDK, no limit on total duration of capture.
Waveform buffer (number of segments, PicoScope 6) 10 000
Waveform buffer (number of segments, PicoSDK) 1 000 000 2 000 000
Timebase ranges 1 ns/div to 5000 s/div
Initial timebase accuracy ±2 ppm
Timebase drift ±1 ppm/year
ADC sampling Simultaneous sampling on all enabled analog and digital channels
External reference clock
Input characteristics Hi-Z, AC coupled (> 1 kΩ at 10 MHz)
Input frequency range 10 MHz ±50 ppm
Input connector Rear-panel BNC(f), dedicated
Input level 200 mV to 3.3 V peak to peak
Overvoltage protection ±5 V peak max


Dynamic performance (typical; analog channels)
  300 MHz 500 MHz 750 MHz 1 GHz
Crosstalk 1200:1 (±10 mV to ±1 V ranges)
300:1 (±2 V to ±20 V ranges)
2500:1 (±10 mV to ±1 V ranges)
600:1 (±2 V to ±20 V ranges)
  from DC to bandwidth of victim channel, equal voltage ranges
Harmonic distortion, 8-bit mode –50 dB at 1 MHz full scale
Harmonic distortion, 10/12-bit mode, FlexRes models –60 dB at 1 MHz full scale, typical
SFDR, 8-bit models > 50 dB on ±50 mV to ±20 V ranges
SFDR, FlexRes models > 60 dB on ±50 mV to ±20 V ranges
Noise, 8-bit models < 200 μV RMS on most sensitive range
Noise, FlexRes models < 150 μV RMS on most sensitive range
Bandwidth flatness (+0.3 dB, –3 dB) from DC to full bandwidth
Low frequency flatness < ±3% (or ±0.3 dB) from DC to 1 MHz
Triggering (main specifications)
Source Any analog channel, AUX trigger, plus digital ports with optional TA369 MSO pods
Trigger modes None, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Advanced trigger types (analog channels) Edge, window, pulse width, window pulse width, level dropout, window dropout, interval, runt, logic.
Logic allows arbitrary combinations of up to 4 analog channels or MSO ports.
Trigger sensitivity (analog channels) Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope.
Trigger types (digital inputs) With optional MSO pods: Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic, pattern, mixed signal
Pre-trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Post-trigger delay and other time intervals PicoScope 6: 0 to > 4 x 109 samples, settable in 1 sample steps (delay range at fastest sample rate of 0.8 s in 200 ps steps)
PicoSDK: 0 to > 1012 samples, settable in 1 sample steps (delay range at fastest sample rate of > 200 s in 200 ps steps)
Rapid trigger mode rearm time 700 ns max, 300 ns typical (single channel, 5 GS/s)
Maximum trigger rate PicoScope 6: 10 000 waveforms in 3 ms; PicoSDK: 6 million waveforms per second
Trigger time-stamping Each waveform is timestamped in sample intervals (PicoSDK) or time (PicoScope 6) from previous waveform.
The time resets when any settings are changed.
Auxiliary trigger input
Connector type Rear-panel BNC(f)
Trigger types (triggering scope) Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic
Input characteristics 2.5 V CMOS high-impedance input, DC coupled
Bandwidth > 10 MHz
Threshold range Fixed threshold, 1.25 V nominal to suit 2.5 V CMOS
Hysteresis 1 V max (VIH < 1.75V, VIL > 0.75V)
Overvoltage protection ±20 V peak max
Function generator
Standard output signals Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage, ramp up, ramp down, sinc, Gaussian, half-sine
Pseudorandom output signals White noise, selectable amplitude and offset within output voltage range.
Pseudorandom binary sequence (PRBS), selectable high and low levels within output voltage range, selectable bit rate up to 50 Mb/s
Standard signal frequency Sine (filtered): 100 μHz to 50 MHz; Square (full bandwidth): 100 μHz to 50 MHz; Other waves: 100 μHz to 1 MHz
Sweep modes Up, down, dual with selectable start / stop frequencies and increments
Sweep frequency range Sine / square waves: 0.075 Hz to 50 MHz
Other waves: 0.075 Hz to 1 MHz
Swept frequencies down to 100 μHz possible in PicoSDK with some restrictions
Sweep frequency resolution In PicoScope 6 software: 0.075 Hz
Sweep frequency resolution down to 100 μHz possible in PicoSDK with some restrictions.
Triggering Free-run, or from 1 to 1 billion counted waveform cycles or frequency sweeps. Triggered from scope trigger or manually.
Gating Software controlled gating of waveform output
Output frequency accuracy Oscilloscope timebase accuracy ± output frequency resolution
Output frequency resolution 0.002 ppm
Output voltage range ±5 V into open circuit; ±2.5 V into 50 Ω
Output voltage adjustment Signal amplitude and offset adjustable in < 1 mV steps within overall range
Amplitude flatness < 2.0 dB to 50 MHz (sine wave into 50 Ω)
< 0.5 dB to 50 MHz (square)
< 1.0 dB to 1 MHz (other waveforms)
Analog filters 50 MHz selectable filter (5-pole, 30 dB/octave)
DC accuracy ±(0.5% of output voltage + 20 mV)
SFDR 70 dB (10 kHz 1 V peak to peak sine into 50 Ω)
Output noise < 700 μV RMS (DC output, filter enabled, into 50 Ω)
Output resistance 50 Ω ±3%
Connector type Rear-panel BNC(f)
Overvoltage protection ±20 V peak max
Arbitrary waveform generator
Update rate Variable from < 1 S/s to 200 MS/s with < 0.002 ppm resolution
Buffer size 40 kS
Resolution 14 bits (output step size < 1 mV)
Bandwidth (−3 dB) No filter: 100 MHz
Filtered: 50 MHz
Rise time (10% to 90%) No filter: 3.5 ns
Filtered: 6 ns

Additional AWG specifications including sweep modes, triggering, frequency accuracy and resolution, voltage range, DC accuracy and output characteristics are as the function generator

Probe support
Intelligent probe interface Intelligent probe interface on four channels supporting A3000 Series active probes. Probe interface supplies power and controls the probe.
Probe detection Automatic detection of Pico P2036, P2056 x10 passive oscilloscope probes, and A3000 Series active probes.
Probe compensation pin 1 kHz, 2 V peak to peak square wave, 600 Ω
Probe compensation pin rise time < 50 ns
Spectrum analyzer
Frequency range DC to oscilloscope's rated bandwidth
Display modes Magnitude, average, peak hold
Y axis Logarithmic (dbV, dBu, dBm, arbitrary dB) or linear (volts)
X axis Linear or logarithmic
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
Math channels
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, average, frequency, derivative, integral, min, max, peak, duty, highpass, lowpass, bandpass, bandstop
Operands A, B, C, D (input channels), T (time), reference waveforms, pi, 1D0−2D7 (digital channels), constants
Automatic measurements
Scope mode AC RMS, true RMS, frequency, cycle time, duty cycle, DC average, falling rate, rising rate, low pulse width, high pulse width, fall time, rise time, minimum, maximum, peak to peak
Spectrum mode Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, THD %, THD dB, THD+N, SFDR, SINAD, SNR, IMD
Statistics Minimum, maximum, average, standard deviation
Parameters Cycle number, cycle time, frequency, low pulse width, high pulse width, duty cycle (high), duty cycle (low), rise time, fall time, undershoot, overshoot, max. voltage, min. voltage, voltage peak to peak, start time, end time
Serial decoding
Protocols 1-Wire, ARINC 429, CAN, CAN FD, DALI, DCC, DMX512, Ethernet 10Base-T and 100Base-TX, FlexRay, I²C, I²S, LIN, Manchester, MODBUS, PS/2, MODBUS, SENT, SPI, UART (RS-232), USB 1.1
Mask limit testing
Statistics Pass/fail, failure count, total count
Mask creation User-drawn, table entry, auto-generated from waveform or imported from file
Interpolation Linear or sin(x)/x
Persistence modes Digital color, analog intensity, custom, fast
Output functions Copy to clipboard, print
Output file formats BMP, CSV, GIF (static and animated), JPG, MAT, PDF, PNG, PSDATA, PSSETTINGS, TXT
Windows software
(32-bit or 64-bit)[5]
PicoScope 6, PicoLog 6, PicoSDK (Users writing their own apps can find example programs for all platforms on the Pico Technology organization page on GitHub)
macOS software (64-bit)[5] PicoScope 6 Beta (including drivers), PicoLog 6 (including drivers)
Linux software (64-bit)[5] PicoScope 6 Beta software and drivers, PicoLog 6 (including drivers)
See Linux Software and Drivers to install drivers only
Raspberry Pi 4B
(Raspberry Pi OS)[5]
PicoLog 6 (including drivers)
See Linux Software and Drivers to install drivers only
[5] See www.picotech.com/downloads for more information.
Languages supported, PicoScope 6 Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Languages supported, PicoLog 6 Simplified Chinese, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
PC requirements Processor, memory and disk space: as required by the operating system
Ports: USB 3.0 (recommended) or 2.0 (compatible)
Package contents
  • PicoScope 6000E Series PC oscilloscope
  • 10:1 passive probes (4)
    • P2036 300 MHz probes with 300 MHz models
    • P2056 500 MHz probes with 500 MHz, 750 MHz and 1 GHz models
  • User’s Guide
  • 12 V power adaptor, universal input
  • Localized IEC mains lead
  • USB cable, 1.8 m
  • Storage/carry case
PC connectivity USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (USB 2.0 compatible)
USB connector Type B
Power requirements 12 V DC from supplied PSU. Up to 5 A (scope only) or 7 A including scope-powered accessories
Ground terminal Functional ground terminal accepting wire or 4 mm plug, rear-panel
Thermal management Automatic fan speed control for low noise
Dimensions 245 x 192 x 61.5 mm
Weight 2.2 kg (scope only)
5.6 kg (in carry case with PSU and cables)
Temperature range Operating: 0 to 40 °C
15 to 30 °C for quoted accuracy after 1 hour warm-up
Storage: –20 to +60 °C
Humidity range Operating: 5 to 80 %RH non-condensing
Storage: 5 to 95 %RH non-condensing
Altitude range Up to 2000 m
Pollution degree EN 61010 pollution degree 2
Safety compliance Designed to EN 61010-1:2010 + A1:2019
EMC compliance Tested to EN61326-1:2013 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B
Environmental compliance RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Warranty 5 years
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