Mark Ashcroft, Pico Technology

SXRTO: A New Type of Oscilloscope?

This article discusses the technology behind the new PicoScope 9404 SXRTO (sampler-extended real-time oscilloscope). The 9404 features four 5-GHz 12-bit channels, each supported by real-time sampling to 500 MS/s per channel and up to 1-TS/s (1-ps timing resolution) equivalent-time sampling. The 9404 offers vertical and timing resolutions typical of the highest-performance broadband oscilloscopes but at…