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PICOSCOPE 2204A -  USB Oscilloscope - Review

Scoring

Product Performed to Expectations: 10
Specifications were sufficient to design with: 10
Demo Software was of good quality: 10
Product was easy to use: 10
Support materials were available: 10
The price to performance ratio was good: 10
TotalScore: 60 / 60
  • RoadTest: PICOSCOPE 2204A - USB Oscilloscope
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    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 DrumSnare Drum

    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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