Handyscope HS3 specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyscope HS3. Jump to acquisition specifications, function generator specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels2 analog
TypeSingle ended
Resolution8, 12, 14 and 16 bit user selectable
Accuracy0.2 % of full scale ± 1 LSB
Ranges200 mV to 80 V full scale
Impedance1 MOhm / 30 pF
Maximum input voltage (in all ranges)200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum input voltage 1:10 probe (in all ranges)600 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Bandwidth (-3dB)DC to 50 MHz maximum
AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB)1.5 Hz
Maximum sampling rateHS3-100HS3-50HS3-25HS3-10HS3-5
8 bit100 MS/s50 MS/s25 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
12 bit50 MS/s50 MS/s25 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
14 bit3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s
16 bit195 kS/s195 kS/s195 kS/s195 kS/s195 kS/s
Maximum streaming rate10 kS/s
Sampling clock source 
Accuracy±0.01 %
Stability±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C
Time base aging±5 ppm/year
ExternalExtension connector
8 bit256 KSamples per channel
12, 14, 16 bit128 KSamples per channel
SystemDigital, 2 levels
SourceCH1, CH2, AND, OR, digital external, generator start, generator new period, generator stop
Trigger modesRising edge, falling edge, inside window, outside window
Level adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Hysteresis adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Resolution0.025 % (12 bits)
Pre trigger0 to 128 KSamples, 1 sample resolution
Post trigger0 to 128 KSamples, 1 sample resolution
Digital external trigger 
InputExtension connector
Range0 to 3.3 V (5 V max)

Arbitrary Waveform Generator (independent from acquisition system)

WaveformsSine, triangle, square, DC, noise and arbitrary
Number of output channels1 analog, BNC
DAC resolution14 bit @ 50 MS/s
Output range-12 V to 12 V
Range0.1 V, 0.9 V, 12 V
Resolution13 bit
Accuracy0.4 %
DC offset 
Range-12 V to 12 V
Resolution13 bit
Impedance50 Ohm
BandwidthDC to 2 MHz
Noise level0 to ±0.1 V range : 900 µV RMS
0 to ±0.9 V range : 1.3 mV RMS
0 to ±12 V range : 1.5 mV RMS
System characteristics 
Memory256 KiSamples
Maximum Sampling rate50 MHz
Sampling sourceinternal
Accuracy±0.01 %
Stability±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C


InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)

Power Requirements

Power from USB port500 mA max (2.5 W max)
Power via external power input / extension connector1500 mA max (7.5 W max)
Minimum voltage4.5 VDC
Maximum voltage (SN# <12941)6 VDC
Maximum voltage (SN# >12941)12 VDC


Instrument height25 mm (1 inch)
Instrument length170 mm (6.7 inch)
Instrument width140 mm (5.2 inch)
Cord length1.8 m (70 inch)
Weight480 g (17 ounce)

I/O connectors

Channel 1, 2BNC
USBfixed cable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 type A connector
Extension connectorD-sub 25 pins female

System requirements

PC I/O connectionUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)
Operating systemWindows Vista/7/8/10

Operating environment

Ambient temperature0 to 55°C
Relative humidity10 to 90%, non condensing

Storage environment

Ambient temperature-20 to 70°C
Relative humidity5 to 95%, non condensing

Certifications and Compliances

CE mark complianceyes


InstrumentHandyscope HS3
Oscilloscope probes2 x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-3060
Accessoriesexternal power cable for second USB port
Softwarefor Windows 7/8/10 on CD
Driversfor Windows 7/8/10 on CD
Manualsinstrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed and digital on CD


Optionally available10 MHz generator output