PicoScope 4823

The 4823 is the world’s first high-speed, high-resolution, 8-channel automotive oscilloscope, and is fast enough for CAN, CAN FD, and FlexRay including serial data decoding. It is ready-configured for automotive probes and includes more than 150 Guided tests, plus access to thousands of comparisons in the Pico waveform library which now supports 8 channels.

8 Channel Automotive Oscilloscope

  • 8 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 20 MHz bandwidth
  • 256 MS buffer memory
  • Full support in PicoScope Automotive software and waveform library
  • Comprehensive range of filters and triggers
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface

2, 4 or 8 channel PicoScope?

The two and four channel PicoScope 4225 and 4425 are our recommended products for general workshop use.  The floating ground design, ConnectDetect™ and 200V inputs makes for a very robust and easy to use product.

For experienced oscilloscope users involved in training, vehicle design and complex diagnostics the 8 channel PicoScope 4823 may be a suitable choice. Rather than floating grounds which require a ground connection per channel the 4823 has common grounds which are protected by self resetting fuses.  This means that you do not need one ground per channel which can be a real time saver when connecting up lots of channels.  The common ground design limits the maximum input range of the 4823 to 50V (protected to 100V) so attenuators will be required when measuring voltage signals from inductive components such as injectors and primary ignition.

To learn more about the 2 and 4 channel products visit the PicoScope 4225 and 4425 pages

Why should you buy a PicoScope 4823?

PicoScope is used and trusted by more authorised and independent repairers than any other measurement system because it gives them the capability, confidence and support to quickly find and prove the fix for most vehicle faults. When you buy a PicoScope, you benefit from more than 25 years investment in the world’s best diagnostic oscilloscopes.

The PicoScope 4823 is simply the best 8-channel diagnostic oscilloscope for vehicle and equipment technicians, offering unrivalled performance for the same amount as equipment that leaves you stuck or frustrated by the limitations. The Pico community and resources are there for you every step of the way with a PicoScope diagnostic oscilloscope.

Typical applications

The PicoScope 4823 is a low-cost, portable solution for multi-input applications. With 8 high-resolution, high-speed analog channels you have a perfect solution for a range of diagnostic needs such as:

  • V6/V8 Cam timing (4/6 cams plus crank, and sometimes a WPS), and VVT timing systems.
  • Trucks, construction and agriculture equipment that typically requires a mix of electrical and hydraulic measurements on multiple valves simultaneously to diagnose problems with system interaction.
  • Full system diagnosis on components (including power, ground, signals, current)
  • Diagnosing faults on multiple serial busses (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay)

The 256 MS deep memory allows several seconds of capture at the full sampling rate (ideal for long captures of serial data or looking for glitches). Managing all this data calls for some powerful tools, so zoom factors of several million are possible. Other tools such as the waveform buffer, mask limit test, serial decode and hardware acceleration work with the deep memory making the PicoScope 4823 one of the most powerful diagnostic oscilloscopes on the market.

The compact size and USB power makes the PicoScope 4823 ideal for those on the move.  For the first time you can carry an 8 channel oscilloscope in your bag!

8-channel Professional kit

The new PicoScope 4823 is available as a scope-only option if you already have an automotive PicoScope and want to add the 8-channel capability to your toolset. 

We have given you the opportunity to freely configure your own kit, or you can select the Professional kit that we have already put together for you.

Whatever your application and requirement, we have a range of Pico accessories and applications that will empower you to tackle diagnostic issues including electrical, pressure, hydraulic, timing, communications, noise, vibrations and many more.

The Professional kit contains a 4823 scope, 2000A, 30A and 60A current clamps, secondary ignition leads, Coil-On-Plug probe, a full set of fuse extension leads, eight test leads and a comprehensive set of adaptors.