PICOSCOPE 2204A -  USB Oscilloscope - Review

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RoadTest: PICOSCOPE 2204A -  USB Oscilloscope

Author: s2000gt

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Evaluation Type: Test Equipment

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Detailed Review:

Introduction

 

The Picoscope 2204A is a 10 Mhz, 2 channel USB oscilloscope.

 

While this is just the entry level scope that pico offers, it comes with everything needed to get started.

 

 

Features

 

Multiple viewing windows for scope, xy and spectrum.

 

Function generator has multiple waveform selections.

 

 

Arbitrary waveform generator features an easy to use editor. Waveforms from the scope can be copied

directly into the editor for signal injection.

 

 

Serial decoder features many popular protocols.

 

 

Mask limit testing is easy to set up

 

So many options in this software,  would be hard to cover everything.

 

 

Function Generator Tests

 

10Khz FFT

 

With pink noise source

 

and with white noise

 

AM sine wave

 

 

Audio Frequency Tests

 

Not exactly a piece of test gear, but a source of some audio examples.

 

440hz tuning, looks good.

 

Kick and Snare drum

 

Synth Pad zoom and persistence mode

 

low string and chorus samples

 

Final Thought

 

The best thing about this unit is the fact the you get the same software regardless if you have the entry level unit

or one of their top end units, which means you get a top quality software that is well supported.

This is a great little scope to learn on or use as a hobbyist.

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