Handyscope HS6 DIFF specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyscope HS6 DIFF. Jump to acquisition specifications, trigger specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels4 analog
CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4Isolated female BNC
TypeDifferential input
Resolution8, 12, 14, 16 bit user selectable
DC Accuracy0.25 % (0.1 % typical) of full scale ± 1 LSB at 20°C to 25°C
To achieve rated accuracy, allow the instrument to settle for 20 minutes. When subjected to extreme temperatures, allow additional time for internal temperatures to stabilize.
Ranges±200 mV to ±80 V full scale
Impedance2 MOhm / 12 pF ± 1 %
1 MOhm / 20 pF ± 1 % when SafeGround enabled
Maximum voltage200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum Common Mode voltage200 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-47 dB
-3dB at 75 % of full scale input250 MHz250 MHz250 MHz100 MHz100 MHz
Limit, selectable per channelOff (250 MHz)
150 MHz
100 MHz
50 MHz
Off (250 MHz)
150 MHz
100 MHz
50 MHz
Off (250 MHz)
150 MHz
100 MHz
50 MHz
Off (100 MHz)
75 MHz
50 MHz
25 MHz
Off (100 MHz)
75 MHz
50 MHz
25 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
SafeGroundOptionally available (option G)
Maximum voltage on connection200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum switch off current500 mA
Response time< 100 ns
Maximum sampling rateHS6D-1000HS6D-500HS6D-200HS6D-100HS6D-50
8 bit 
measuring one channel1 GS/s500 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s
measuring two channels500 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s
measuring three or four channels200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s
12 bit 
measuring one channel500 MS/s200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s
measuring two channels200 MS/s100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s
measuring three or four channels100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
14 bit100 MS/s50 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
16 bit6.25 MS/s3.125 MS/s1.25 MS/s625 kS/s312.5 kS/s
Maximum streaming rate 1HS6D-1000HS6D-500HS6D-200HS6D-100HS6D-50
8 bit 
measuring one channel200 MS/s 2100 MS/s 240 MS/s20 MS/s10 MS/s
measuring two channels200 MS/s 350 MS/s 320 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
measuring three or four channels100 MS/s 425 MS/s 410 MS/s5 MS/s2.5 MS/s
12 bit 
measuring one channel200 MS/s 350 MS/s 320 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
measuring two channels100 MS/s 425 MS/s 410 MS/s5 MS/s2.5 MS/s
measuring three or four channels50 MS/s 512.5 MS/s 55 MS/s2.5 MS/s1.25 MS/s
14 bit 
measuring one channel100 MS/s 350 MS/s 320 MS/s10 MS/s5 MS/s
measuring two channels50 MS/s 425 MS/s 410 MS/s5 MS/s2.5 MS/s
measuring three or four channels25 MS/s 512.5 MS/s 55 MS/s2.5 MS/s1.25 MS/s
16 bit6.25 MS/s 63.125 MS/s1.25 MS/s625 kS/s312.5 kS/s
  1. On some computers, the highest streaming rates may not be available, due to computer restrictions.
  2. ≤ 40 MS/s when connected to USB 2.0
  3. ≤ 20 MS/s when connected to USB 2.0
  4. ≤ 10 MS/s when connected to USB 2.0
  5. ≤ 5 MS/s when connected to USB 2.0
  6. ≤ 3.125 MS/s when connected to USB 2.0
Sampling clock source 
Accuracy± 0.0001 %
Stability± 1 ppm over 0°C to 55°C
Time base aging±1 ppm/year
ExternalLVDS, on CMI connectors
Input range10 MHz ± 1 %
16.369 MHz ± 1 %
MemoryStandard modelXM option
8 bit resolution 
Measuring one channel1 MS per channel256 MS per channel
Measuring two channels512 KS per channel128 MS per channel
Measuring three or four channels256 KS per channel64 MS per channel
12, 14, 16 bit resolution 
Measuring one channel512 KS per channel128 MS per channel
Measuring two channels256 KS per channel64 MS per channel
Measuring three or four channels128 KS per channel32 MS per channel
SystemDigital, 2 levels
SourceCH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, OR, digital external
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 8 GSamples, 1 sample resolution
Digital external trigger 
InputExtension connector pins 1 and 2
Range0 to 2.5 V (TTL)
Jitter≤ 1 sample

Multi-instrument synchronization

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

Probe calibration

OutputExtension connector pins 3 (signal) and 6 (ground)
SignalSquare wave
Level-1 V to 1 V
Frequency1 kHz


InterfaceUSB 3.0 SuperSpeed (5 Gbit/s);
(USB 2.0 HighSpeed compatible)
Network supportYes, via TPISS Instrument Sharing Server

Power Requirements

PowerFrom USB port or external input
Consumption5 VDC 1200 mA max
External powerFrom second USB port or power adapter


Height25 mm (1 inch)
Length170 mm (6.7 inch)
Width140 mm (5.2 inch)
Weight500 g (17.6 ounce)
USB cord length1.8 m (70 inch)

I/O connectors

Channel 1, 2, 3, 4Isolated BNC
USBFixed cable with USB 3.0 type A connector, 1.8 m
Extension connectorD-sub 9 pins female
Power3.5 mm power socket
CMI I/O connectors2 x HDMI type C socket

System requirements

PC I/O connectionUSB 2.0, USB 3.0 or USB 3.1
Operating systemWindows 7/8/10, 32 and 64 bits
Linux (via LibTiePie SDK)

Environmental conditions

Ambient temperature20°C to 25°C (10°C to 40°C without specifications)
Relative humidity10 % to 90 %, non condensing
Ambient temperature-20°C 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 HS6 DIFF
Measure leads4 x Measure lead TP-C812B, Differential BNC -> 4 mm banana plug
Differential attenuator4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10
Alligator clips, largeAlligator Clip TP-AC80I - Set, 8 large alligator clips
Alligator clips, mediumAlligator Clip TP-AC10I - Set, 8 medium alligator clips
Alligator clips, smallAlligator Clip TP-AC5 - Set, 8 small alligator clips
AccessoriesHandyscope power supply, external power cable for USB port, Probe compensation cable TP-DB9-BNC-30 (only with option SafeGround)
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

Optional Accessories

Optional accessories for the Handyscope HS6 DIFF need to be ordered separately
Oscilloscope probeOscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-3250I, only with SafeGround option G
Measure lead single endedMeasure lead TP-BNCI-100, only with SafeGround option G

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, option W5