A differential USB oscilloscope
Base price: € 936.00
A differential 4 channel, 50 MHz USB oscilloscope from TiePie engineering.
- Differential inputs
- 12, 14, 16 bit resolution, 0.3 % DC accuracy
- Up to 50 MSa/s sampling, 50 MHz bandwidth
- 128 KSamples memory per channel
- Handyscope HS4 DIFF-50
- Handyscope HS4 DIFF-25
- Handyscope HS4 DIFF-10
- Handyscope HS4 DIFF-5
- Five year warranty (W5)
The Handyscope HS4 DIFF is a 4 channel differential USB oscilloscope with a maximum sampling speed of 50MSa/s and 128 Kpts memory per channel. The differential input channels enable safely measuring, without risk of creating a short circuit through the oscilloscope. The Handyscope HS4 DIFF is delivered with a complete measurement software package that offers all you need for your measurement applications.
The Handyscope HS4 DIFF features four isolated differential input channels. This makes it the ideal instrument to perform measurements in high voltage circuits, amplifiers, switch mode power supplies, power inverters etc. No more risk of creating short circuits through your oscilloscope!
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Fast continuous streaming
Besides measuring in block mode, the Handyscope HS4 DIFF 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 HS4 DIFFs
When one Handyscope HS4 DIFF does not offer enough input channels, the Handyscope HS4 DIFF 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.
Versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software
The Handyscope HS4 DIFF is delivered with the versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software, which transforms the Handyscope HS4 DIFF 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.
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.
Touchscreen friendly toolbars
An oscilloscope toolbar and channel toolbars are available for each detected Handyscope. The convenient toolbars provide clear buttons for all settings of the oscilloscope and its channels. They show the current settings of the oscilloscope and allow to change all settings. The large buttons are very suitable for touchscreen operation.
The toolbars are fully configurable through the program settings. You can set the button size, add or remove buttons and change the order of the buttons.
Read more on oscilloscope toolbars... Read more on channel toolbars...
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.
The multimeter in the Multi Channel oscilloscope software turns your Handyscope into a multimeter can be used to measure or monitor specific properties of a signal, like True RMS value, frequency, maximum value etc. The Multi Channel oscilloscope software multimeter can have any number of fully configurable displays, either displaying the measured value as a number or using a gauge display. When using a gauge display, it can be very helpful when adjusting a circuit for a specific property, e.g. adjusting an offset to zero.
To discover more features of the comprehensive Multi Channel oscilloscope software for your Handyscope HS4 DIFF, visit the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages for a full description.
Handyscope HS4 DIFF specifications
The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyscope HS4 DIFF. Jump to acquisition specifications, trigger specifications or general specifications.
|Number of input channels||4 analog|
|Ch1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4||Isolated BNC, female|
|Resolution||User selectable in software|
|Enhanced||14, 16 bit|
|Accuracy||0.3 % of full scale ± 1 LSB|
|Noise||135 µVrms (200 mV range, 12 bit, 50 MSa/s)|
50 µVrms (200 mV range, 16 bit, 195 kSa/s)
|Ranges (Full scale)||±200 mV|
|Impedance||2 MΩ / 40 pF|
|Maximum input voltage (in all ranges)||±200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)|
with 1:10 attenuator ±300 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
|Maximum Common Mode voltage||200 mV to 800 mV ranges : 2 V|
2 V to 8 V ranges : 20 V
20 V to 80 V ranges : 200 V
|Common Mode Rejection Ratio||-48 dB|
|Bandwidth (-3dB)||DC to 50 MHz maximum|
|AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB)||1 Hz|
|Channel Isolation||500 V|
|Channel Separation||-80 dB|
|Maximum sampling rate||HS4 DIFF-50||HS4 DIFF-25||HS4 DIFF-10||HS4 DIFF-5|
|12 bit||50 MSa/s||25 MSa/s||10 MSa/s||5 MSa/s|
|14 bit||3.125 MSa/s||3.125 MSa/s||3.125 MSa/s||3.125 MSa/s|
|16 bit||195.3 kSa/s||195.3 kSa/s||195.3 kSa/s||195.3 kSa/s|
|Maximum streaming rate||HS4 DIFF-50||HS4 DIFF-25||HS4 DIFF-10||HS4 DIFF-5|
|12 bit||500 kSa/s||250 kSa/s||100 kSa/s||50 kSa/s|
|14 bit||480.8 kSa/s||250 kSa/s||99.2 kSa/s||50 kSa/s|
|16 bit||195.3 kSa/s||195.3 kSa/s||97.7 kSa/s||48.8 kSa/s|
|Sampling clock source|
|Stability||±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C|
|Time base aging||±5 ppm/year|
|External||On extension connector|
|Voltage||3.3 V TTL, 5 V TTL tolerant|
|Frequency range||95 MHz to 105 MHz|
|Memory||128 Kpts per channel|
|System||Digital, 2 levels|
|Source||CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, OR, digital external|
|Trigger modes||Rising edge, Falling edge|
Inside window, Outside window
|Level adjustment||0 to 100 % of full scale|
|Hysteresis adjustment||0 to 100 % of full scale|
|Resolution||0.025 % (12 bits)|
|Pre trigger||0 to 131071 samples, 1 sample resolution|
|Post trigger||0 to 131071 samples, 1 sample resolution|
|Trigger hold-off||0 to 1048576 Samples, 1 sample resolution|
|Digital external trigger|
|Range||0 to 3.3 V (5 V max)|
|Interface||USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)|
|Power from USB port||500 mA max (2.5 W max)|
|Power via external power input / extension connector||1500 mA max (7.5 W max)|
|Minimum voltage||4.5 VDC|
|Maximum voltage||14 VDC|
|Instrument height||25 mm (1 inch)|
|Instrument length||170 mm (6.7 inch)|
|Instrument width||140 mm (5.2 inch)|
|Cord length||1.8 m (70 inch)|
|Weight||460 g (16 ounce)|
|Channel 1...4||Isolated BNC, female|
|USB||fixed cable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 type A connector|
|Extension connector||D-sub 25 pins female|
|PC I/O connection||USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 and Linux (via LibTiePie SDK)|
|Ambient temperature||0 to 55 °C|
|Relative humidity||10 to 90% non condensing|
|Ambient temperature||-20 to 70 °C|
|Relative humidity||5 to 95% non condensing|
Certifications and Compliances
|CE mark compliance||Yes|
|Convenient carrying case|
|Instrument||Handyscope HS4 DIFF|
|Measure leads||4 x Measure lead TP-C812B, BNC -> 4 mm banana plug|
|Accessories||4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10|
external power cable for second USB port
|Software||Windows 10, via website|
|Drivers||Windows 10, via website|
|Software Development Kit||for Windows 10 and Linux, via website|
|Manual||instrument manual and software user's manuals|
color printed on paper and digital, via website
|Total package weight||Approx. 3 kg|
The Handyscope HS4 DIFF is available in 4 different models that distinguish in maximum sampling rate and maximum streaming rate:
|Order code||Max. sampling speed||Max. streaming speed|
|HS4-DIFF-50||50 MSa/s||500 KSa/s|
|HS4-DIFF-25||25 MSa/s||250 KSa/s|
|HS4-DIFF-10||10 MSa/s||100 KSa/s|
|HS4-DIFF-5||5 MSa/s||50 KSa/s|
Available options for the Handyscope HS4 DIFF 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.
The Handyscope HS4 DIFF is delivered with:
|Cary case||Carry case BT341|
|Instrument||Handyscope HS4 DIFF|
|Measure leads||4 x Measure lead TP-C812B, Differential BNC -> 4 mm banana plug|
|Differential attenuator||4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10|
|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
Several downloads for the Handyscope HS4 DIFF are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.
Driver & Software
|WinUSB driver||10.0.0||Windows 10 / 11, 64 bit||1.71 MB||download|
|Multi Channel software||1.45.1||Windows 10 / 11, 64 bit, including PDF manual||100.35 MB||download|
Manuals & Documents
|Multi Channel software manual||1.08||English||2.90 MB||download|
|Handyscope HS4 DIFF Instrument manual||2.42||English||717.83 kB||download|
|Handyscope HS4 DIFF Datasheet||English||4.16 MB||download|
Software Development Kit (SDK)
Interfacing the Handyscope HS4 DIFF 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.