The PicoScope 3207A and 3207B from Saelig are the first PC oscilloscopes on the market to include a USB 3.0 interface, according to the company. The USB 3.0 interface is designed to support much higher data transfer rates and larger data stream captures.

The two-channel 3207A features a 250-MHz bandwidth, 1-Gsample/s sampling rate, 256-Msample buffer memory, and built-in function generator. It also offers digital triggering for an accurate and stable waveform display and equivalent-time sampling that boosts the effective sampling rate to 10 Gsamples/ for repetitive signals. The 3207B has a 512-Msample buffer memory and an additional 32-ksample arbitrary waveform generator with a 100-Msample/s update rate.

Both scopes obtain their power from the USB port, so there’s no need for an external power adapter. Also, both come with the PicoScope software for Windows, which turns a PC into an oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer. The software includes automatic measurements, serial decoding of RS232/UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, LIN, and FlexRay data, and mask limit testing, features that normally are only available as expensive add-ons for benchtop oscilloscopes, Saelig says.

Available now, the 3207A and 3207B cost around $1800.