Low–Cost Oscilloscope Specifications

Model PicoScope 2104 PicoScope 2105 PicoScope 2204A PicoScope 2205A
Type Handheld Oscilloscope Ultra–Compact Oscilloscope
Bandwidth 10 MHz 25 MHz 10 MHz 25 MHz
Channels 1 2
Vertical resolution 8 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 12 bits
DC accuracy ±3%
Input ranges (full scale) ±100 mV to ±20 V in 8 ranges ±50 mV to ±20 V in 9 ranges
Input characteristics 1 MΩ in parallel with 20 pF or less
Input type Oscilloscope probe Single–ended, BNC connector
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Overvoltage protection ±50 V  (DC+AC peak) ±100 V  (DC+AC peak)
Maximum sampling rate (single shot)
One channel in use
Two channels in use

50 MS/s
not applicable

100 MS/s
not applicable

100 MS/s
50 MS/s

200 MS/s
100 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate (repetitive signals) 1 GS/s 2 GS/s 2 GS/s 4 GS/s
Maximum sampling rate
(continuous streaming mode)
1 kS/s (Record length limited to 65 kS in PicoScope, unlimited when using the supplied API) 1 MS/s (Record length limited to 2 MS in PicoScope, unlimited when using the supplied SDK)
Buffer memory
One channel in use
Two channels in use

8 kS
not applicable

24 kS
not applicable

8 kS#
4 kS#

16 kS#
8 kS#
Waveform buffer Up to 10000 waveforms
Timebase ranges 200 ns/div to 200 s/div 100 ns/div to 200 s/div 100 ns/div to 200 s/div 50 ns/div to 200 s/div
Timebase accuracy ±100 ppm

# Per channel.

Operating temperature range 0 °C  to 45 °C 5 °C  to 45 °C
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions Probe: 220 mm (8.6 in) long
Diameter: 32 mm (1.2 in)
100 x 135 x 45 mm 
(approx 3.9 x 5.3 x 1.8 in)
(Does not include BNC connectors)
Weight 100 g  (approx 3.5 oz) 210 g  (approx 7.4 oz)
PicoLog for Windows PicoLog data acquisition software can collect up to 1 million samples. Features include:
Multiple views - view data as a graph, spreadsheet or text
Parameter scaling - convert raw data into standard engineering units
Math functions - use mathematical equations to calculate additional parameters
Alarm limits - program an alert if a parameter goes out of a specified range
IP networking - transfer measurements via a LAN or over the Internet
Full details on PicoLog
PicoScope 6 for Windows PicoScope 6 is your complete test and measurement lab in one application. Features include:
Capture modes - oscilloscope, spectrum and persistence modes
Channel maths - calculate the sum, difference, product, inverse or create your own custom function using standard arithmetic, exponential and trigonometric functions
Automated measurements
Scope mode: AC 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, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD), 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)
Full details on PicoScope 6
Linux drivers 32–bit and 64–bit
Software development kit A growing collection of drivers and example code for various programming languages including: C, Excel and LabVIEW.
Language support

PicoScope 6

Full support for English, French and German; menus only for Italian, Spanish and Swedish
Full support for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Menus and dialogs only for Dutch, Hungarian and Simplified Chinese.
Additional hardware (supplied) USB 2.0 cable#, user manuals, software CD-ROM
PC interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Compliance FCC (EMC), CE (EMC and LVD) FCC (EMC), CE (EMC and LVD), RoHS 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
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# A separate USB cable is not required (or included) for the PicoScope 2104 or 2105.