Handyscope HS5 specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyscope HS5. Jump to acquisition specifications, trigger specifications, function generator specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels2 analog
TypeSingle ended
Resolution8, 12, 14, 16 bit user selectable
DC Accuracy0.25 % (0.1 % typical) of full scale ± 1 LSB
Ranges±200 mV to ±80 V full scale
Impedance1 MOhm / 25 pF ± 1 %
Maximum voltage200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum voltage 1:10 probe600 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Bandwidth (-3dB)at 75 % of full scale input
Ch1250 MHz
Ch2100 MHz
AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB)±1.5 Hz
SureConnectOptionally available (option S)
Maximum voltage on connection200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Resistance measurementOptionally available (option S)
Ranges100 Ohm to 2 MOhm full scale in 1-2-5 sequence
Accuracy1 % of full scale
Response time (to 95%)< 10 µs
Maximum sampling rateHS5-540HS5-530HS5-220HS5-110HS5-055
8/12 bit, measuring one channel500 MS/s500 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s
8/12 bit, measuring two channels200 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s
14 bit100 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s
16 bit6.25 MS/s6.25 MS/s3.125 MS/s1.25 MS/s625 kS/s
Maximum streaming rate 1HS5-540HS5-530HS5-220HS5-110HS5-055
8 bit, measuring one channel40 MS/s40 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s4 MS/s
8 bit, measuring two channels20 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s2 MS/s
12/14 bit, measuring one channel20 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s2 MS/s
12/14 bit, measuring two channels10 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s2 MS/s1 MS/s
16 bit6.25 MS/s6.25 MS/s3.125 MS/s1.25 MS/s625 kS/s
MemoryStandard modelXM option
Measuring one channel256 KSamples per channel64 MSamples per channel
Measuring two channels128 KSamples per channel32 MSamples per channel
Sampling clock source 
Accuracy± 0.0001 %
Stability± 1 ppm over 0°C to 55°C
Time base aging±1 ppm/year
ExternalLVDS, on auxiliary connectors
Input range10 MHz ± 1 %
SystemDigital, 2 levels
SourceCH1, CH2, OR, digital external, generator start, generator new period, generator stop
Trigger modesRising edge, falling edge, any edge, inside window, outside window, enter window, exit window, pulse width
Level adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Hysteresis adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Resolution0.006 % (14, 16 bits) / 0.025% (12 bits)
Pre trigger0 to selected record length, 1 sample resolution
Post trigger0 to selected record length, 1 sample resolution
Trigger hold-off0 to 63 MSamples, 1 sample resolution
Trigger delay0 to 16 GSamples, 1 sample resolution
Segmented triggerAvailable on models with extended memory option XM, available via LibTiePie SDK
Maximum number of segments1024
Minimum segment length1 sample
Maximum segment length32 M / number of segments
64 M / number of segments measuring one channel
Trigger rearm timeSample frequency dependent, < 700 ns on highest sample frequency
Digital external trigger 
InputExtension connector pins 1, 2 and 3
Range0 to 2.5 V (TTL)
JitterDepending on source and sample frequency
Source = channel≤ 1 sample
Source = external or generator 
Sample frequency = 500 MS/s≤ 8 samples
Sample frequency < 500 MS/s≤ 4 samples
Sample frequency ≤ 100 MS/s≤ 1 sample

Arbitrary Waveform Generator (independent from acquisition system)

StandardSine, square, triangle, pulse, noise, DC
Signal characteristics 
Frequency range1 µHz to 40 MHz1 µHz to 30 MHz1 µHz to 20 MHz1 µHz to 10 MHz1 µHz to 5 MHz
Amplitude flatnessRelative to 1 kHz
< 100 kHz±0.1 dB
< 5 MHz±0.15 dB
< 20 MHz±0.3 dB (Amplitude ≤ 11 V (22 Vpp))
< 30 MHz±0.4 dB (Amplitude ≤ 9 V (18 Vpp))
< 40 MHz±1 dB (Amplitude ≤ 7.5 V (15 Vpp))
Spurious (non harmonic) 
< 100 kHz-75 dBc
100 kHz to 1 MHz-70 dBc
1 MHz to 10 MHz-60 dBc
10 MHz to 15 MHz-55 dBc
15 MHz to 20 MHz-45 dBc
20 MHz to 30 MHz-35 dBc
30 MHz to 40 MHz-30 dBc
Frequency range1 µHz to 30 MHz 21 µHz to 30 MHz1 µHz to 20 MHz1 µHz to 10 MHz1 µHz to 5 MHz
Rise/fall time< 8 ns
Overshoot< 1 %
Variable duty cycle0.01 % to 99.99 %
Asymmetry0 % of period + 5 ns (@ 50 % Duty cycle)
Jitter (RMS)< 50 ps
Frequency range1 µHz to 30 MHz 21 µHz to 30 MHz1 µHz to 20 MHz1 µHz to 10 MHz1 µHz to 5 MHz
Nonlinearity (of peak output)< 0.01 %
Symmetry0 % - 100 %, 0.1 % steps
Period100 ns to 1000 s
Pulse width15 ns to 1000 s
Variable edge time8 ns to 1 s
Overshoot< 1 %
Jitter (rms)< 50 ps
Bandwidth (typical)30 MHz
Frequency range0.4 nHz to 30 MHz0.4 nHz to 30 MHz0.4 nHz to 20 MHz0.4 nHz to 10 MHz0.4 nHz to 5 MHz
Maximum sample rate240 MS/s240 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s
Standard model1 to 256 KiSamples
XM option1 to 64 MiSamples
Rise/Fall time< 8 ns
Nonlinearity (of peak output)< 0.01 %
Settling time< 8 ns to 10 % final value
Jitter (RMS)< 50 ps
Common characteristics 
Number of output channels1 analog, BNC
DAC resolution14 bit
Output rangefrequency ≤ 10 MHzfrequency ≤ 20 MHzfrequency ≤ 30 MHzfrequency ≤ 40 MHz
At open circuit-12 to +12 V (24 Vpp)-11 to +11 V (22 Vpp)-9 to +9 V (18 Vpp)-7.5 to +7.5 V (15 Vpp)
Ranges0.12 V (0.24 Vpp), 1.2 V (2.4 Vpp), 12 V (24 Vpp) at open circuit
Resolution12 bit
Accuracy0.4 % of range
DC offset 
Range-12 to +12 V at open circuit
Resolution12 bit
Accuracy0.4 % of range
Noise level 
0.12 V range900 µVRMS
1.2 V range1.3 mVRMS
12 V range1.5 mVRMS
Impedance50 Ohm
Overload protectionOutput turns off automatically when overload is applied. Instrument will tolerate a short circuit to ground indefinitely.
WaveformsSine, square, triangle, noise, arbitrary
Count1 to 65535
TriggerSoftware, external
SweepAvailable on models with extended memory option XM
WaveformsSine, square, triangle
TypeLinear, logarithmic
DirectionUp, down
TriggerSoftware, external
System characteristics 
SystemConstant Data Size
Standard model256 KiSamples
Option XM64 MiSamples
Operating modesContinuous, triggered, gated
Maximum sample rateHS5-540HS5-530HS5-220HS5-110HS5-055
 240 MS/s240 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s
Sampling sourceInternal TCXO
Accuracy±0.0001 %
Stability±1 ppm over 0°C to +55°C
Time base aging±1 ppm/year

Multi-instrument synchronization

Maximum number of instrumentsLimited by number of available USB ports
Synchronization accuracy0 ppm
CMI interface2x, AUX 1, AUX 2
Required coupling cableTP-C50H Coupling cable CMI
Maximum coupling cable length50 cm


InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s);
(USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)
Network supportYes, via TPISS Instrument Sharing Server

Power Requirements

PowerFrom USB port or external input
Consumption5 VDC 2000 mA max
External powerFrom second USB port or power adapter


Instrument height25 mm (1 inch)
Instrument length170 mm (6.7 inch)
Instrument width140 mm (5.2 inch)
Weight430 g (15 ounce)
USB cord length1.8 m (70 inch)

I/O connectors

Channel 1, 2BNC
USBFixed cable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 type A connector, 1.8 m
Extension connectorD-sub 9 pins female
Power3.5 mm power socket
Auxiliary I/O connectors2 x HDMI type C socket

System requirements

PC I/O connectionUSB 1.1, USB 2.0 or newer
Operating systemWindows 7/8/10, 32 and 64 bits
Linux (via LibTiePie SDK)

Environmental conditions

Ambient temperature0 to 55°C
Relative humidity10 % to 90 %, non condensing
Ambient temperature-20 to 70°C
Relative humidity5 % to 95 %, non condensing

Certifications and Compliances

CE mark complianceYes
EN 55011:2009/A1:2010Yes
EN 55022:2006/A1:2007Yes
EN 61000-6-1:2007Yes
EN 61000-6-3:2007Yes

Package contents

InstrumentHandyscope HS5
Oscilloscope probes2 x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-9250
AccessoriesHandyscope power supply, external power cable for 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

Customer service

TiePie engineering instruments are designed, manufactured and tested to provide high reliability. In the unlikely event you experience difficulties, the TiePie engineering instruments are fully warranted for two years.
This warranty includesAll parts and labor (excluding probes)
No charge for return shipping
Long-term 7 year support
Upgrade to the latest software at no charge
Optionally availableExtension to five year warranty
  1. On some computers, the highest streaming rates may not be available, due to computer restrictions.
  2. Above 30 MHz not specified.