4225, 4425 and 4823 PicoScopes
Automotive PicoScope Comparative Specifications

This page combines the specifications from each of the PicoScope pages so that you can compare them. Please note that the specifications of the 4823 8-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope are preliminary and subject to change.

Automotive Oscilloscope Comparative Specifications
PicoScope 4225
PicoScope 4225 2-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
PicoScope 4425
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
Picoscope 4823
4823 8-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
Channels show

2 4 8
Vertical Resolution show

12 bits (4,096 dots)
Enhanced Resolution show

16 bits (65,536 dots)
Bandwidth show

20MHz (10MHz on ±50mV Range) 20MHz (10MHz on ±10mV and ±20mV Ranges)
DC Accuracy show

±1% of full scale (±2% on 50mV range) ±1% of full scale ±300 μV
Sensitivity show

10mV / div to 40V / div 2 mV/div to 10 V/div (10 vertical divisions)
Input Ranges (full scale) show

±50 mV to ±200 V in 12 ranges ±10 mV to ±50 V full scale, in 12 ranges
Input Impedance show

1 MΩ in parallel with 24 pF 1 MΩ ∥ 19 pF
Input Type show

Floating, single ended, BNC Connector Common Ground, single ended, BNC Connector
Input Coupling show

Software selectable AC/DC
Input Overvoltage Protection show

±250 V (DC + AC peak) ±100 V (DC + AC peak)
Input Common Mode show

±30 V Common Grounds
Buffer Memory show

250 M samples shared between active channels 256 MS shared between active channels
Waveform Buffer show

Up to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase Ranges show

5 ns/div to 5000 s/div 20 ns/div to 5000 s/div
Maximum Sampling Rate (single shot) show

1 channel in use: 400 MS/s
2 channels in use: 200 MS/s
1 channel in use: 400 MS/s
2 channels in use: 200 MS/s
3 or 4 channels in use: 100 MS/s
80 MS/s (1 to 4 channels in use)
40 MS/s (5 to 8 channels in use)
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
Source show

Any input channel
Basic Triggers show

None, Auto, Repeat and Single Free run, auto, repeat, single, rapid (segmented memory)
Advanced Triggers show

Rising edge, falling edge, edge with hysteresis,
pulse width, runt pulse, dropout, windowed, logic
Maximum Pre-trigger Delay show

Up to 100% of capture length
Maximum Post-trigger Delay show

Up to 4 billion samples
Function Generator
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
Standard Output Signals show

Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage, ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half-sine, white noise, PRBS
Standard Signal Frequency show

DC to 1 MHz
Sweep Modes show

Up, Down or Dual
Triggering Can trigger a counted number of waveform cycles or sweeps (up to 1 billion)
from the scope trigger or manually from software.
Voltage Range show

±2 V
Frequency Accuracy ±20 ppm
Frequency Resolution show

< 20mHz
Amplitude Flatness show

< 0.5 dB to 1 MHz typical
DC Accuracy ±1% of full scale
SFDR show

87 dB typical
Output Characteristics Rear-panel BNC, 600 Ω output impedance
Overvoltage Protection show

±10 V
Arbitrary Waveform Generator
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
update Rate show

Buffer Size show

Resolution show

14 bits
Bandwidth show

1 MHz
Rise Time (10% to 90%) show

Spectrum Analyser
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
Frequency Range show

DC to 20MHz
Display Modes show

Magnitude, Peak Hold and Average
Number of FFT Points show

128 to 1 million in powers of 2
Windowing show

Rectangular, Gaussian, Triangular, Blackman, Blackman-Harris, Hamming, Hann, Flat-top
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (15 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy) 0 °C to 45 °C (20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)
Operating Humidity Range 5% to 80% RH, non-condensing
Storage Temperature Range -20 to +60°C
Storage Humidity Range 5 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Physical Properties
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
Dimensions (metric) 190 x 160 x 40 mm 190 x 170 x 40 mm
Weight (metric) less than 900 g less than 550 g
PicoScope 4225 PicoScope 4425 Picoscope 4823
Additional Accessories Supplied USB 3.0 Cable, User Manuals, Software CD-ROM
Software Supplied PicoScope®, PicoDiagnostics®
Language Support Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
PC Interface USB 3.0/3.1 recommended (USB 2.0 compatible)
Power Requirements Powered from the USB Port
PC Operating System Windows 7, 8 or 10
Compliance FCC (EMC), CE (EMC and LVD), RoHS compliant
Warranty 2 years

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