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
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 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 MS/s25 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
14 bit3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s3.125 MS/s
16 bit195.3 kS/s195.3 kS/s195.3 kS/s195.3 kS/s
Maximum streaming rateHS4-50HS4-25HS4-10HS4-5
12 bit500 kS/s250 kS/s100 kS/s50 kS/s
14 bit480.8 kS/s250 kS/s99.2 kS/s50 kS/s
16 bit195.3 kS/s195.3 kS/s97.7 kS/s48.8 kS/s
Sampling clock source 
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 KSsamples per channel
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)


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


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 7/8/10 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


InstrumentHandyscope HS4
Oscilloscope probes4 x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-3060
Accessoriesexternal power cable for second USB port
SoftwareWindows 7/8/10 on CD
DriversWindows 7/8/10 on CD
Manualsinstrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed on paper and digital on CD