Handyscope HS2

The Handyscope HS2 is no longer manufactured and sold.
The Handyscope HS5 replaces the Handyscope HS2.
For an overview of all oscilloscopes, visit the Oscilloscopes page.

Handyscope HS2

Software will remain available through this web site, but it will no longer be updated.

The Handyscope HS2 is an instrument with parallel port connection. The Handyscope HS2 will only work on a computer with a real parallel port. Connection via a third party USB to parallel adapter will not work.


The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyscope HS2.

Acquisition system

Analog input channels2, BNC
Resolution12 bits = 0.025%
Accuracy0.2% of full scale ± 1 LSB
Ranges100 mV to 80 V full scale
Impedance1 MOhm / 20 pF
Protection200 V (DC + AC peak) on 1:1 probe
600 V (DC + AC peak) on 1:10 probe
Bandwidth (-3dB)DC to 100 kHz maximum
AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB)± 1.5 Hz
Maximum sampling rate200 kHz, 5 µs
Sampling clock sourceinternal ±0.01%
Memory32760 samples/channel

Trigger system

Systemdigital, 2 levels
SourceCH1, CH2, keyboard
Trigger modesrising edge, falling edge, inside window, outside window
Level adjustment0 to 100% of full scale
Hysteresis adjustment0 to 100% of full scale
Resolution0.39% (8 bits)
Pre trigger0 to 32768 samples (0 to 100%, one sample resolution)
Post trigger0 to 32768 samples (0 to 100%, one sample resolution)



Power Requirements

Power from LPT port200 mA max (1 W max)


Instrument height40 mm (1.5 inch)
Instrument length145 mm (5.4 inch)
Instrument width85 mm (3.3 inch)
Cord length1.8 m (70 inch)
Weight500 g (18 ounce)
Accessories2 oscilloscope probes 1:1-1:10 switchable


Optionally available400 kHz maximum sampling frequency
Optionally availableDigital external trigger input


From this page you can download the software, drivers, manuals and source code for the Handyscope HS2.

Software & Drivers

LPT/ISA DriverWindows NT4/2000/XP, 32 bit247.57 kB download
Handyscope HS2 WinSoft measurement software (32 bit)2.87Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP1.95 MB download
Handyscope HS2 WinSoft measurement software (16 bit)2.30Windows 3.xx2.14 MB download
Handyscope HS2 DOS Measurement software1.0DOS protected mode, English277.61 kB download
Handyscope HS2 DOS Measurement software1.0DOS protected mode, Dutch280.74 kB download


Handyscope HS2 Instrument + DOS Software manualDutch557.20 kB download
Handyscope HS2 Instrument + DOS Software manualEnglish519.39 kB download
WinSoft software manual2.0.6Dutch744.24 kB download
WinSoft software manual2.0.7English705.65 kB download


Handyscope HS2 Instrument DLL (32 bit)2.90Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP460.56 kB download
Handyscope HS2 Instrument DLL (16 bit)Windows 3.xx100.35 kB download
Borland C++ Builder example18.53 kB download
Borland Delphi example15.38 kB download
DasyLab driverFor all TiePie measuring instruments259.46 kB download
Instrument DLL programmer's manual1.29English331.35 kB download
Matlab examplefor Matlab 6.5.1 and higher2.80 kB download
Python binding for instrument DLL1.7for Python 2.7 (Windows 32 bit)200.51 kB download
Python examples1.74.90 kB download
Visual Basic 6 example12.84 kB download