PicoScope 3204B PC Oscilloscope 2 channels with FG/AWG, 60 MHz

PicoScope 3204B PC Oscilloscope 2 channels with FG/AWG, 60 MHz

Replaced by 3203D (50MHz) and 3204D (70MHz)

PicoScope 3204B PC Oscilloscope 2 channels with FG/AWG, 60 MHz

High bandwidths, sampling rates and a huge buffer memory, along with mixed–signal capability and the world’s first oscilloscopes with a USB 3.0 interface, give you class–leading performance at a price you can afford.
2 analogue channels
16 digital channels (MSO models)
Measure analogue signals up to 250 MHz
Up to 512 MS buffer size
Up to 1 GS/s real–time sampling
Up to 10 GS/s repetitive sampling
Up to 250 MHz spectrum analyser
Built–in function generator/AWG
USB–connected and powered

Oscilloscopes in the PicoScope 3200 range offer the highest performance available from any USB–powered oscilloscope and include the world’s first USB 3.0 oscilloscopes.

PicoScope computer oscilloscopes simply connect to the USB port on any standard Windows based computer, making full use of your PC’s processing capabilities, large screens and familiar graphical user interfaces. Whether you’re used to traditional benchtop oscilloscopes or modern PC oscilloscopes a PicoScope offers outstanding performance and ease of use.

Selection table:

Product Channels Bandwidth Sampling Rate Buffer Memory Resolution (Enhanced) Euro
3204A 2 60 MHz 500 MS/s 4 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 483
3204B 2 60 MHz 500 MS/s 8 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 604
3204D MSO 2+16 60 MHz 1 GS/s 128 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 785
3205A 2 100 MHz 1 GS/s 16 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 725
3205B 4 100 MHz 1 GS/s 32 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 846
3205D MSO 2+16 100 MHz 1 GS/s 256 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1027
3206A 2 200 MHz 1 GS/s 64 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 967
3206B 2 200 MHz 1 GS/s 128 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1088
3206D MSO 2+16 200 MHz 1 GS/s 512 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1269
3207A 2 250 MHz 1 GS/s 256 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1330
3207B 2 250 MHz 1 GS/s 512 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1451
3404A 4 60 MHz 1 GS/s 4 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 725
3404B 4 60 MHz 1 GS/s 8 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 906
3404D MSO 4+16 60 MHz 1 GS/s 128 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1088
3405A 4 100 MHz 1 GS/s 16 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1088
3405B 4 100 MHz 1 GS/s 32 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1269
3405D MSO 4+16 100 MHz 1 GS/s 256 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1451
3406A 4 200 MHz 1 GS/s 64 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1451
3406B 4 200 MHz 1 GS/s 128 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1632
3406D MSO 4+16 200 MHz 1 GS/s 512 MS 8 bit (12 bits) 1814
3425 4 Differential 5 MHz 20 MS/s 512 KS 12 bit (16 bits) 1180


PicoScope 3200 USB Oscilloscope Specifications

Oscilloscope — Vertical (analogue channels)
Model PicoScope 3204A/B/MSO PicoScope 3205A/B/MSO PicoScope 3206A/B/MSO PicoScope 3207A/B
Bandwidth (-3 dB) 60 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz 250 MHz
Rise time (calculated) 5.8 ns 3.5 ns 1.75 ns 1.4 ns
Input channels 2   (See the PicoScope 3400 range for 4–channel versions)
Vertical resolution 8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 12 bits
Input ranges (full scale) ±50 mV to ±20 V in 9 ranges
Input sensitivity 10 mV/div to 4 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
DC accuracy ±3% of full scale
Input characteristics 1 MΩ ±1% in parallel with 13 pF ±1 pF
Input type Single–ended, BNC connector
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Analogue offset range
50 mV  to 200 mV ranges
500 mV  to 2 V ranges
5 V  to 20 V ranges

±250 mV
±2.5 V
±20 V
Overvoltage protection ±100 V (DC + AC peak)


Oscilloscope — Vertical (digital channels — MSO models only)
Number of channels 16
Input connectors 2.54 mm pitch 2–row connector, 20–way
Maximum input frequency 100 MHz
Input impedance (with TA136 cable) 200 kΩ ±2% in parallel with 8 pF ± 2 pF
Digital threshold range ±5 V
Input range ±20 V
Overvoltage protection ±50 V
Threshold grouping Two independent threshold controls — Port 0: D7–D0 and Port 1: D15–D8
Threshold selection TTL, CMOS, ECL, PECL, user–defined
Threshold accuracy ±100 mV
Minimum input voltage swing 500 mV
Channel–to–channel skew < 5 ns
Minimum input slew rate 10 V/µs


Oscilloscope — Horizontal
Maximum sampling rate (single shot)
Ch A or B
Ch A or B + 1 Digital port (MSO only)
1 or 2 Digital ports (MSO only)
All other combinations

500 MS/s
500 MS/s
500 MS/s
250 MS/s

1 GS/s

500 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate (repetitive signals)
2.5 GS/s

5 GS/s

10 GS/s

10 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
10 MS/s in PicoScope software. PC–dependent using SDK.
Buffer memory#
A models
B/MSO models

4 MS
8 MS

16 MS
32 MS

64 MS
128 MS

256 MS
512 MS
Buffer memory (streaming) 100 MS in PicoScope software. All available memory with SDK.
Waveform buffer Up to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase ranges 2 ns/div to 5000 s/div 1 ns/div to 5000 s/div 500 ps/div to 5000 s/div 100 ps/div to 5000 s/div
Timebase accuracy ±50 ppm ±2 ppm ±1 ppm/year
Sample jitter < 5 ps RMS

# Shared between active channels

Dynamic Performance (analogue channels, typical)
Crosstalk Better than 400:1 up to full bandwidth (equal voltage ranges)
Harmonic distortion < -50 dB at 100 kHz full scale input
SFDR 52 dB
ADC ENOB 7.6 bits
Noise 180 µV RMS (on most sensitive range)
Bandwidth flatness (+0.3 dB, -3 dB) at scope input, from DC to full bandwidth


Trigger (main features)
Trigger modes None, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Maximum pre–trigger capture Up to 100% of capture size
Maximum post–trigger delay Up to 4 billion samples
Trigger re–arm time < 2 µs on fastest timebase < 1 µs on fastest timebase
Maximum trigger rate Up to 10,000 waveforms in a 20 ms burst Up to 10,000 waveforms in a 10 ms burst


Trigger (analogue inputs)
Source Ch A, Ch B
Trigger types Rising, falling
Advanced triggers Edge: rising, falling or dual edge with adjustable hysteresis
Window: signal enters or exits a user–defined voltage range
Pulse width: a negative or positive pulse is wider or narrower than a set width, or inside/outside a range of widths
Window pulse width: signal is inside or outside a voltage range for a set time
Dropout: signal does not cross a voltage threshold for at least a set time
Window dropout: signal does not enter or exit a voltage range for at least a set time
Interval: time between two edges is greater or less than a set time, or inside/outside a time range
Logic: arbitrary logic state of Channels A, B and EXT matches a user–defined pattern
Runt pulse: signal crosses one voltage threshold and returns without crossing the other
Trigger sensitivity Digital triggering provides 1 LSB accuracy up to full bandwidth of scope. ETS mode: Typical 10 mV p–p, at full bandwidth


Trigger (digital inputs — MSO models only)
Source D15 to D0
Trigger types Combined level and edge
Advanced triggers Data pattern (adjustable grouping)


Trigger (logic)
Source Ch A, Ch B, D15 to D0
Trigger types AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, XNOR of analogue and digital inputs


External Trigger Input (A/B models only)
Trigger types Edge, pulse width, dropout, interval, logic, delayed
Input characteristics 1 MΩ±1% in parallel with 13 pF ±1 pF
Input type Front panel BNC connector
Bandwidth 60 MHz 100 MHz 200 MHz 250 MHz
Voltage range ±5 V, DC coupled
Overvoltage protection ±100 V (DC + AC peak)


Function Generator (all models)
Standard output signals
All models
B/MSO models

Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage
Ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half–sine, white noise, PRBS
Standard signal frequency DC to 1 MHz
Output frequency accuracy ±50 ppm ±2 ppm
Output frequency resolution < 0.01 Hz
Output voltage range ±2 V with ±1% DC accuracy
Amplitude flatness < 0.5 dB to 1 MHz, typical
SFDR > 60 dB, 10 kHz full scale sine wave
Connector type Front panel BNC with 600 Ω output impedance
Overvoltage protection ±10 V
Sweep modes Up, down, dual with selectable start/stop frequencies and increments


Arbitrary Waveform Generator (B/MSO models only)
Update rate 20 MS/s 100 MS/s
Buffer size 8 kS 8 kS 16 kS 32 kS
Resolution 12 bits (output step size approximately 1 mV)
Standard signal frequency DC to 1 MHz
Bandwidth > 1 MHz
Rise time (10 to 90%) < 100 ns


Spectrum Analyser
Frequency range DC to 60 MHz DC to 100 MHz DC to 200 MHz DC to 250 MHz
Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
Window types Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman–Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat–top
Number of FFT points Selectable from 128 to 1 million in powers of 2


PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32–bit: 600 MB, 64–bit: 1.5 GB.
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT).
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, OS X (Mac).
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port.
Recommended Processor: 2 GHz Pentium IV processor, or equivalent
Memory: 256 MiB (XP) / 1 GiB (Vista, Windows 7 and 8)
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
Ports: USB2.0 or USB3.0 compliant port. All models will work in USB2.0 mode when connected to a USB2.0 port. The 3207A/B will operate in USB3.0 mode when connected to a USB3.0 port.


Operating environment
Temperature range
Humidity range
Environment type

0 °C to 50 °C (20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)
5% to 80% RH non–condensing
Up to 2,000 metres (approximately 6,500 feet)
Dry locations only


Physical Properties
Dimensions (including connectors) 210 x 140 x 40 mm (approximately 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.6 in)
Weight < 0.5 kg (approximately 1.1 lb)


PicoScope 6 PicoScope 6 is your complete test and measurement lab in one application. Features include:
Capture modes: oscilloscope, spectrum and persistence.
Channel maths: calculate the sum, difference, product, inverse or create your own custom function using standard arithmetic, exponential and trigonometric functions.
Mask limiting testing: pass/fail, failure count, total count.
Serial Decoding: decode data from a serial bus such as I²C.
Automated measurements
Scope mode: AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak–to–peak, rise time and rising rate.
Spectrum mode: frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD % and THD dB), total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N), spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), signal+noise+distortion to signal+noise ratio (SINAD), signal to noise ratio (SNR) and intermodulation distortion (IMD).
Export data formats: comma separated values (CSV), tab delimited (TXT), Windows bitmap (BMP), graphics interchange format (GIF), portable network graphics (PNG), MATLAB 4 format (MAT).
Operating systems supported: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 8 (stable software), Linux and OS X for Mac (beta software).
Full details for PicoScope 6
Linux drivers 32–bit drivers
Software development kit Includes drivers and example code for various programming languages including C, Excel and LabVIEW. Download SDK


Language Support
PicoScope 6

Full support for: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
Menus and dialogs only for: 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), Čeština, Dansk, suomi, Ελληνικά, Magyar, 한국어, 日本語, Norsk, Polski, Português, română, Русский, Svenska, Türkçe
User’s guide
Programmer’s guide
Quick Start Guide

English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español


Data sheet English, 中文 (简体), Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
Additional hardware (supplied)
  • 2 x oscilloscope probes in probe case
  • 2 packs of TA139 test clips (MSO models only)
  • TA136 digital cable (MSO models only)
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • USB 3.0 cable (PicoScope 3207A/B only)
  • User manuals
  • Software CD–ROM
PC interface USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Safety approvals Designed to EN 61010-1:2010
EMC approvals Tested to EN61326-1:2006 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B
Environmental approvals RoHS and WEEE compliant
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 5 years

Note: quoted specifications apply when using PicoScope 6 software.

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