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When you buy a PicoScope Automotive Oscilloscope you get industry-leading performance that is both affordable and easy-to-use.

Pico automotive oscilloscopes combine the performance and features you would expect from the market leader in PC oscilloscope technology, all in an easy-to-use and affordable package.

Unlike most digital storage oscilloscopes, which typically have 8-bit vertical resolution and poor DC accuracy, Pico automotive oscilloscopes are accurate to 1% and have 12-bit resolution. This gives a vertical resolution of 4000 ‘dots’ compared to the usual 100 or 200 of most other automotive scopes.

As well as the high vertical resolution, Pico automotive oscilloscopes also feature large memory buffers – making it possible for you to capture large, complex signals and then expand areas of interest to show the fine detail of the signal.

PicoScope automotive oscilloscopes are specifically designed for use only in automotive applications. With features such as high resolution and accuracy, a large memory buffer, and a high-speed USB connection, PicoScope automotive oscilloscopes offer unrivalled performance, and are suitable for use in the most demanding automotive applications.

You can purchase a PicoScope automotive oscilloscope on its own, or as part of an Automotive Diagnostics Kit. These simple to use kits contain everything you need to turn your PC into a powerful automotive diagnostic tool.

PicoScope 4000 Diagnostic Scopes

PicoScope 4000 oscilloscopes are designed to save you time and money by making it easier and quicker to diagnose faults on today’s modern vehicles.

  • 2 or 4 channels
  • Up to 80 MS/s real–time sample rate
  • Up to 20 MHz bandwidth
  • 32,000,000 sample memory
  • 100 V  maximum input
  • No power supply required
  • USB 1.1 to 3.0 connection for fast screen updates
  • Protected against overloads and short circuits
  • CAN bus and FlexRay compatible
  • Use with any vehicle
  • Easy to use
  • Includes PicoScope Automotive software
  • Free software updates
  • 24 month warranty
  • Free technical support

The PicoScope 4000 Series is the most advanced range of PicoScope lab scopes available and can be purchased separately or as part of an automotive kit.

Faster sampling

The PicoScope 4000 Series can capture signals four times faster than any other PicoScope automotive scope — this makes it compatible with the new FlexRay standard and ensures your PicoScope oscilloscope will continue to be useful for a long time to come.

More memory

As well as capturing faster signals, the PicoScope 4000 Series also outperforms other scopes thanks to the 32 MB of ‘always on’ memory. With 64 times the memory of the previous generation of scopes, the PicoScope 4000 Series ensures that you can effortlessly capture every detail of the signal. Never again will you miss those hard–to–find intermittent faults.

Higher input range

The high ±100 V input range of the PicoScope 4000 Series eliminates the need for external attenuators for most vehicle tests.

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Thanks to the familiar graphical user interface, help files and reference library, using your PicoScope 4000 Series diagnostic oscilloscope is as easy as ever. If you’re an existing PicoScope user you can just connect your scope and benefit immediately from the power and performance of your new PicoScope 4000 Series. If you’ve never used a PicoScope oscilloscope before you can get started without needing to spend hours reading manuals.

The labscope for the new generation of vehicles

The fast sampling speeds, large memory and bandwidth of the PicoScope 4000 Series means that not only is it suitable for use on all current vehicles, but it will continue to be of use in diagnosing faults with the complex electrical and electronic systems that will be found on new and future generations of vehicles.

Buy your PicoScope 4000 Series Automotive Oscilloscope online or from your local Pico distributor.



PicoScope 4223 2-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
2 Channel PicoScope
PP502 - In stock
£499·00 US$823·35 €603,79
PicoScope 4423 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
4 Channel PicoScope
PP503 - In stock
£799·00 US$1,318·35 €966,79

* US Dollar and Euro prices are approximate. Your card will be billed in Pounds Sterling (GBP)

PicoScope 4000 Series Specifications

Oscilloscope Specifications
Variant PicoScope 4223 PicoScope 4423
Bandwidth 20 MHz (10 MHz on ±50 mV range)
Channels 2 4
Vertical resolution 12 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution 16 bits
Accuracy ±1%
Sensitivity 10 mV/div to 20 V/div
Input ranges (full scale) ±50 mV to ±100 V in 11 ranges
Input characteristics 1 MΩ in parallel with 22 pF
Input type Single–ended, BNC connector
Input coupling Software selectable AC/DC
Overload protection ±200 V on single input
Maximum sampling rate (single shot)
1 or 2 channels in use
3 or 4 channels in use

80 MS/s
20 MS/s
Buffer memory 32 M samples shared between active channels
Waveform buffer Up to 10,000 waveforms
Timebase ranges 100 ns/div to 5000 s/div
Source Any input channel
Basic triggers Auto, repeat, single, none
Advanced triggers Rising edge, falling edge, edge with hysteresis, pulse width, runt pulse, dropout, windowed
Maximum pre trigger delay 10 x “per division” timebase setting
Maximum post trigger delay 50 s
Spectrum Analyser
Bandwidth 20 MHz
Frequency range DC to 20 MHz
Display modes Magnitude, peak hold, average
PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MB
Free disk space: 2 GB
Operating system: 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows 8 (not Windows RT), 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows 7, 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows Vista, 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows XP (SP3)
Ports: USB 1.1 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 1.2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Free disk space: 2 GB
Operating system: 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows 8 (not Windows RT), 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows 7, 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows Vista, 32–bit or 64–bit edition of Windows XP (SP3)
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
Operating environment
Temperature range

0 °C to 45 °C (Operating: 20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)
Storage environment
Temperature range

-20 to +60°C
5 to 95% RH, non–condensing
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions 200 x 140 x 35 mm (approx 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.4 in)
Weight <500 g (approx 1.1 lb)
Additional hardware (supplied) USB 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), 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 2 years

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