Handyscope HS4 USB oscilloscope

4 channel high resolution PC oscilloscope

Base price:  648.00

Measure 4 channels simultaneously

Key specifications

  • 12, 14, 16 bit resolution, 0.2 % DC vertical accuracy
  • Up to 50 MSa/s sampling, 50 MHz bandwidth
  • 128 KSamples memory per channel

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Base model:
  • Handyscope HS4-50
  • Handyscope HS4-25
  • Handyscope HS4-10
  • Handyscope HS4-5
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This professional powerful computer controlled USB oscilloscope features four input channels. The Handyscope HS4 oscilloscope features a user selectable 12 bit, 14 bit or 16 bit resolution (14 bit effective, SNR 95 dB), 200 mV to 80 V full scale input range and 128 Ksamples record length per channel. Four Handyscope HS4 oscilloscope models are available, with a maximum sampling rate of respectively 5 MSa/s, 10 MSa/s, 25 MSa/s or 50 MSa/s on all four channels simultaneously.

Fast continuous streaming

Besides measuring in block mode, the Handyscope HS4 is also capable of performing continuous streaming measurements. This will create a continuous uninterrupted data stream to the computer. The data can then be displayed on the screen and/or saved to disk.

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Combining multiple Handyscope HS4s

When one Handyscope HS4 does not offer enough input channels, the Handyscope HS4 can be coupled to one or more other instruments. This allows to make a combined instrument which will enable simultaneous measuring on all channels of all combined instruments.

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Versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software

The Handyscope HS4 is delivered with the versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software, which transforms the Handyscope HS4 into an oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, data logger, multimeter and protocol analyzer.

Some of the powerful features of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software are indicated below, for a full description of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software, refer to the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages.

Many automatic measurements

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software features many automatic measurements, that can be performed on the measured signals of your Handyscope or on a selection of the measured signals. Using the automatic measurements in the oscilloscope, any detail of your signal is revealed. Two sets of cursors, both horizontal and vertical, can be used to indicate a part of the signal that needs to be examined thoroughly. The automatic measurements include e.g.: Mininum, Maximum, Top-Bottom, RMS, Mean, Variance, Standard deviation, Frequency.

The measurement results are shown in a special value window that can be positioned anywhere on your computer screen. A convenient toolbar allows you to enable or disable a measurement with a single click. The measurement results can be copied to the clipboard e.g. to use them in reports. When printing the graphs, the cursors and measurements results are also included.

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Analyze fast serial communication protocols

To analyze or debug your serial communications, simply measure the signal(s) transferring the protocol with your Handyscope and have them analyzed and decoded by one of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software protocol analyzers. The decoded information from the serial communications can be shown in tables, in graphs and in the multimeter.

A protocol analyzer is a useful tool when developing a hardware and/or software implementation of a communication bus. It can also be used when debugging device or bus failures.

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Flexible signal displays

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software scope, spectrum analyzer and datalogger offer an ultimately flexible way to display all aspects of the measured signals. They can have one or more graphs, each displaying one or more signals, where each graph can display different parts of a signal. Graphs can display the signal(s) of your Handyscope in Yt mode, in XY mode or as frequency spectrum, with or without interpolation. Colors of all items in a graph can be set to any required value. Graph dimensions can be adjusted to any required size, graphs can be located in one single window or in separate windows, which can be located anywhere on the desktop.

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24/7 Data logging

Measuring long term signal changes with your Handyscope is done with the Multi Channel oscilloscope software Data logger. The data logger logs your signal, continuously uninterrupted at high speed, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. Results are immediately shown on the screen and all data can be stored to disk. A convenient toolbar lets you navigate through the stored files to find the important moments in the measurement.

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More features

To discover more features of the comprehensive Multi Channel oscilloscope software for your Handyscope HS4, visit the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages for a full description.

Handyscope HS4 specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyscope HS4. Jump to acquisition specifications, trigger specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels4 analog
Ch1, CH2, CH3, CH4BNC
TypeSingle ended
Resolution12, 14, 16 bit user selectable
Accuracy0.2 % of full scale ± 1 LSB
Ranges (Full scale)±200 mV
±400 mV
±800 mV
±2 V
±4 V
±8 V
±20 V
±40 V
±80 V
CouplingAC/DC
Impedance1 MΩ / 30 pF
Maximum input voltage (in all ranges)±200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum input voltage with 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 Hz with 1x probe
 
Maximum sampling rateHS4-50HS4-25HS4-10HS4-5
12 bit50 MSa/s25 MSa/s10 MSa/s5 MSa/s
14 bit3.125 MSa/s3.125 MSa/s3.125 MSa/s3.125 MSa/s
16 bit195.3 kSa/s195.3 kSa/s195.3 kSa/s195.3 kSa/s
 
Maximum streaming rateHS4-50HS4-25HS4-10HS4-5
12 bit500 kSa/s250 kSa/s100 kSa/s50 kSa/s
14 bit480.8 kSa/s250 kSa/s99.2 kSa/s50 kSa/s
16 bit195.3 kSa/s195.3 kSa/s97.7 kSa/s48.8 kSa/s
 
Sampling clock source 
InternalQuartz
Accuracy±0.01 %
Stability±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C
Time base aging±5 ppm/year
ExternalOn extension connector
Voltage3.3 V TTL, 5 V TTL tolerant
Frequency range95 MHz to 105 MHz
 
Memory128 Kpts per channel
 
Trigger 
SystemDigital, 2 levels
SourceCH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, AND, OR, digital external
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 131071 samples, 1 sample resolution
Post trigger0 to 131071 samples, 1 sample resolution
Trigger hold-off0 to 1048576 Samples, 1 sample resolution
Digital external trigger 
InputExtension connector
Range0 to 3.3 V (5 V max)
CouplingDC

Interface

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 voltage12 VDC

Physical

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...4BNC
USBfixed cable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 type A
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 10 and Linux (via LibTiePie SDK)

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
RoHSyes

Package

InstrumentHandyscope HS4
Oscilloscope probes4 x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-3060
Accessoriesexternal power cable for second USB port
SoftwareWindows 10, via website
DriversWindows 10, via website
Software Development Kitfor Windows 10 and Linux, via website
Manualsinstrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed on paper and digital, via website

The Handyscope HS4 is available in 4 different models that distinguish in maximum sampling rate and maximum streaming rate:

Order codeMax. sampling speedMax. streaming speed
HS4-5050 MSa/s500 kSa/s
HS4-2525 MSa/s250 kSa/s
HS4-1010 MSa/s100 kSa/s
HS4-55 MSa/s50 kSa/s

Available options for the Handyscope HS4 are:

  • W5: With the extended warranty option, warranty is five years on parts and labor. Without this option, the models have two years warranty on parts and labor.

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The Handyscope HS4 is delivered with:

Instrument Handyscope HS4
Probe 4x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-3060
Accessories external power cable for USB port
Software for Windows 10, via website
Drivers for Windows 10, via website
Software Development Kit for Windows 10 and Linux, via website
Manuals instrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed and digital, via website
Complete set

Several downloads for the Handyscope HS4 are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.

Driver & Software

DescriptionVersionRemarksSize
USB driver8.1.9Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit3.80 MB download
Multi Channel software1.44.1Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit, including PDF manual94.55 MB download

Manuals & Documents

DescriptionVersionRemarksSize
Multi Channel software manual 1.08English2.90 MB download
Handyscope HS4 Instrument manual2.27English369.86 kB download
Handyscope HS4 BrochureEnglish533.46 kB download
Handyscope HS4 Data sheetEnglish1.38 MB download

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Interfacing the Handyscope HS4 with third party software and developing own software requires the LibTiePie Software Development Kit. Detailed information on the LibTiePie SDK, downloads for Windows and Linux platforms and bindings and programming examples for various programming environments can be found in the LibTiePie pages.