WiFiScope WS5 WiFi oscilloscope

The unbeatable WiFi oscilloscope

Base price:  1,496.00

The 500 MSa/s 14 bit dual channel High Resolution WiFi Oscilloscope with function generator.

Key specifications

Acquisition system
  • 8, 12, 14, 16 bit resolution, 0.25 % DC vertical accuracy, 0.1 % typical
  • Up to 500 MSa/s sampling, up to 250 MHz bandwidth
  • Up to 32 MSamples memory per channel
  • 20 MSa/s, 14 bit continuous streaming
  • 1 ppm time base accuracy
Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • 1 µHz up to 40 MHz sine, square, triangular, pulse and arbitrary waveforms
  • -12 to 12 V output (24 Vpp)
  • Up to 64 MSamples, 240 MSa/s, 14 bit arbitrary waveforms
  • Spurious (non harmonic) < -85 dB
  • 8 ns rise and fall time

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Base model:
  • WiFiScope WS5-540
  • WiFiScope WS5-530
  • WiFiScope WS5-220

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WiFi connected

Using a computer based oscilloscope was never easier than with the WiFiScope WS5: simply switch it on and start the software on the computer:

  • no power cables required as it is battery powered and can operate hours on a fully charged battery
  • no interface cables required as it uses WiFi to connect to the computer

This allows you to to measure fully floating, fully isolated from your computer. The WiFiScope WS5 can be placed near any test subject that may be hard to reach, or on moving objects, where wired connections are not possible.

Because the WiFiScope WS5 is not connected to the computer, there is no risk of damaging the computer.

LAN connected

When measuring in remote locations where a wired network is available, the WiFiScope WS5 can also be used through its LAN port. Measurements can then be performed from any location via the network, without having the computer to be close to the test subject.

Using its 1 Gbit LAN connection, the WiFiScope WS5 can achieve higher streaming performance than via WiFi.

USB connected

When wireless measuring or LAN connected measuring is not required or not possible, the WiFiScope WS5 can also be connected via its USB3 port. This gives the benefit of even higher streaming performance. Additionally, when connected via USB, the WiFiScope WS5 can be combined with oscilloscopes via its CMI interface.

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This powerful high speed WiFi oscilloscope combines fast sampling up to 500 MSa/s with high resolutions of 12, 14 and 16 bit, a large memory of 64 MSamples and an extremely accurate built-in 40 MHz 14 bit Constant Data Size (CDS) arbitrary waveform generator with 24 V peak to peak output, generating true form signals. The oscilloscope supports continuous streaming measurements up to 20 MSa/s and can be synchronized with other oscilloscopes using the CMI interface to form a multi channel combined instrument with synchronized time base. The CMI interface is available by default on the WiFiScope WS5. Optionally, the WiFiScope WS5 can be delivered with SureConnect connection test and resistance measurement on each channel.

The flexibility and quality that the WiFiScope WS5 offers is unparalleled by any other oscilloscope and function generator in its class.

Rugged industrial design

The WiFiScope WS5 features a rugged design. Its enclosure is fitted with rubber protectors at the front and the rear. These protect the WiFiScope WS5 against damage by mechanical shocks. The rubber helps absorbing shocks and protects the connectors at the front and the rear of the WiFiScope WS5, these fall within the protected zone.

Additionally, the rubber prevents your WiFiScope WS5 from sliding. The rubber protectors have special notches that simplify stacking instruments. Holes are included that allow to connect a strap to hang the instrument near the test subject.

WiFiScope WS5 Front sideview

SureConnect

The SureConnect connection test feature of the WiFiScope WS5 tells you immediately whether your test probe or clip actually makes electrical contact or not. No more doubt whether your probe doesn't make contact or there really is no signal.

Read more about SureConnect View the SureConnect video

Multi instrument synchronisation

The WiFiScope WS5 is equipped with a sophisticated CMI synchronization bus, allowing to connect multiple WiFiScope WS5s to each other by means of coupling cables, to use them as a combined instrument. All instruments will measure at the same sample frequency (0 ppm deviation!). Apart from a synchronization bus, the CMI also contains a trigger bus and a detection bus. The maximum number of instruments is only limited by the number available USB ports.

Read more about multi instrument synchronisation View the CMI interface video

High accuracy

The WiFiScope WS5 measures with high resolutions of 14 and 16 bit. A signal measured with the WiFiScope WS5 therefore has 256 times more resolution than most standalone oscilloscopes, which usually have a low resolution of 8 or 9 bit. The high resolution of the WiFiScope WS5 precision oscilloscope allows for measuring signals with more accuracy, because the quantization error is much lower.

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Large memory

When measuring at high sample rates, a long record length/large memory is necessary to be able to record a complete signal in the acquisition buffer. Where most oscilloscopes have 2.5 kSamples or 100 kSamples memory, the WiFiScope WS5 has 32 MSamples memory per channel. This gives the user 300 to 10000 times more memory. An advantage of a large memory is that once-only fast phenomena can be captured completely. For example complete serial communications, like CAN bus signals, can be measured all in one record to be reviewed and analyzed afterwards.

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Low distortion Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The WiFiScope WS5 is the first High Resolution WiFi oscilloscope with built-in 30 MHz low distortion function generator. The built-in Arbitrary Waveform Generator uses CDS signal synthesis technology, developed by TiePie engineering, resulting in the best signal fidelity in its class, generating the true form of your signals. With spurious distortion as low as -85 dB at 100 kHz signal frequency, a very flat amplitude spectrum and a rise time of 8 ns, the low distortion function generator creates signals that approach perfection.

Read more about the low distortion arbitrary waveform generator

Oscilloscope and Generator synchronization

The High Resolution WiFi oscilloscope and the arbitrary waveform generator in the WiFiScope WS5 can be easily synchronized by setting the trigger source of the oscilloscope to one or more generator trigger events: start, stop and new period.

Read more about oscilloscope and generator synchronization

Versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software

The WiFiScope WS5 is delivered with the versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software, which transforms the WiFiScope WS5 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.

Quick Setup

To simplify setting up the measurements, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software contains a large number of Quick Setups, for almost any application. A Quick Setup contains the basic settings for a specific measurement as well as additional information regarding the selected Quick Setup, like e.g. how your Handyscope and/or accessories need to be connected. Quick Setups can also contain reference signals. After loading the Quick Setup, that specific measurement can be performed and if needed, small adjustments to the setup can be made.

The Quick Setups are carefully organized in a tree structure, ordered by application. Just a few mouse clicks allow to perform a complex measurement.

Read more on the Quick Setups...

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.

Read more on Graphs...

Comprehensive Arbitrary Waveform Generator

To generate your test signals, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software also includes a comprehensive Arbitrary Waveform Generator.

An arbitrary waveform generator is an instrument that can generate repetitive or single shot signals. The signals can have a predefined standard shape like a sine wave or a square wave as in a conventional function generator. However, the signals can also have an arbitrary shape, defined by the user. These signals can be created using the Multi Channel oscilloscope software or an external program or can be signals previously measured by the Handyscope and loaded in the generator.

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software generator can be fully synchronized with the Multi Channel oscilloscope software oscilloscope, using the dedicated generator trigger signals, allowing the scope to trigger on the start of the generated signal, on each new period or on the end of the generated signal.

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Unlimited zoom

When measuring at high sample rates, a long record length is a must, otherwise the acquisition buffer is full before the signal is measured. Therefore, our Handyscopes can have up to 256 MSamples record length per channel.

To view all that data conveniently and yet being able to see all details of the signals, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software scope, spectrum analyzer and data logger support sophisticated signal drawing routines with unlimited zooming capabilities. The full signal can be shown on any display size, without loss of information. Yet, you can zoom in to any required level, to see the finest details in the signals. Zooming factors of 1 million of even more are no problem, you can zoom in far beyond sample level.

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Oscilloscope

High detail spectrum analyzer

The high detail Multi Channel oscilloscope software spectrum analyzer takes full benefit of the deep memory of the high resolution USB Handyscopes. Not only gives the deep memory an incredible low resolution bandwidth of just 7.45 Hz at a frequency span of 500 MHz, it also gives a vertical dynamic range of 140 dB. The fast and powerful FFT routines with many user selectable window functions allow you to see the smallest frequency components in your signals.

The multi display option of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software spectrum analyzer allows viewing multiple parts of the spectrum at the same time, giving a better understanding of the signals that are analyzed.

Read more on the Spectrum analyzer...

More features

To discover more features of the comprehensive Multi Channel oscilloscope software for your WiFiScope WS5, visit the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages for a full description.

WiFiScope WS5 specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the WiFiScope WS5. Jump to acquisition specifications, trigger specifications, function generator specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels2 analog
CH1, CH2BNC
TypeSingle ended
Resolution8, 12, 14, 16 bit user selectable
DC Accuracy0.25 % (0.1 % typical) of full scale ± 1 LSB
Ranges (Full scale)±200 mV
±2 V
±20 V
±400 m
±4 V
±40 V
±800 mV
±8 V
±80 V
CouplingAC/DC
Impedance1 MΩ / 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)
Ranges (Full scale)100 Ω
1 kΩ
10 kΩ
100 kΩ
1 MΩ
200 Ω
2 kΩ
20 kΩ
200 kΩ
2 MΩ
500 Ω
5 kΩ
50 kΩ
500 kΩ
Accuracy1 % of full scale
Response time (to 95%)< 10 µs
Maximum sampling rateWS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
8/12 bit, measuring one channel500 MSa/s500 MSa/s200 MSa/s
8/12 bit, measuring two channels200 MSa/s200 MSa/s100 MSa/s
14 bit100 MSa/s100 MSa/s50 MSa/s
16 bit6.25 MSa/s6.25 MSa/s3.125 MSa/s
Maximum streaming rate 1 2WS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
8 bit, measuring one channel40 MSa/s40 MSa/s20 MSa/s
8 bit, measuring two channels20 MSa/s20 MSa/s10 MSa/s
12/14 bit, measuring one channel20 MSa/s20 MSa/s10 MSa/s
12/14 bit, measuring two channels10 MSa/s10 MSa/s5 MSa/s
16 bit6.25 MSa/s6.25 MSa/s3.125 MSa/s
  1. On some computers, the highest streaming rates may not be available, due to computer restrictions.
  2. When connected through WiFi, the maximum streaming rate is limited, and depends on the quality of the WiFi network.
MemoryStandard modelXM option
Measuring one channel256 KSamples per channel64 MSamples per channel
Measuring two channels128 KSamples per channel32 MSamples per channel
Sampling clock source 
InternalTCXO
Accuracy± 0.0001 %
Stability± 1 ppm over 0°C to 55°C
Time base aging±1 ppm/year
ExternalLVDS, on auxiliary connectors
Input frequency10 MHz ± 1 %
16.369 MHz ± 1 %
Trigger 
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)
CouplingDC
JitterDepending on source and sample frequency
Source = channel≤ 1 sample
Source = external or generator 
Sample frequency = 500 MSa/s≤ 8 samples
Sample frequency < 500 MSa/s≤ 4 samples
Sample frequency ≤ 100 MSa/s≤ 1 sample

Arbitrary Waveform Generator (independent from acquisition system)

Waveforms 
StandardSine, square, triangle, pulse, noise, DC
Signal characteristics 
SineWS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
Frequency range1 µHz to 40 MHz1 µHz to 30 MHz1 µHz to 20 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
SquareWS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
Frequency range1 µHz to 30 MHz 11 µHz to 30 MHz1 µHz to 20 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
TriangleWS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
Frequency range1 µHz to 30 MHz 11 µHz to 30 MHz1 µHz to 20 MHz
Nonlinearity (of peak output)< 0.01 %
Symmetry0 % - 100 %, 0.1 % steps
Pulse 
Period100 ns to 1000 s
Pulse width15 ns to 1000 s
Variable edge time8 ns to 1 s
Overshoot< 1 %
Jitter (rms)< 50 ps
Noise 
Bandwidth (typical)30 MHz
ArbitraryWS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
Frequency range0.4 nHz to 30 MHz0.4 nHz to 30 MHz0.4 nHz to 20 MHz
Maximum sample rate240 MSa/s240 MSa/s200 MSa/s
Length 
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
  1. Above 30 MHz not gespecified.
Common characteristics 
Number of output channels1 analog, BNC
DAC resolution14 bit
Output rangeAt open circuit
frequency ≤ 10 MHz-12 to +12 V (24 Vpp)
frequency ≤ 20 MHz-11 to +11 V (22 Vpp)
frequency ≤ 30 MHz-9 to +9 V (18 Vpp)
frequency ≤ 40 MHz-7.5 to +7.5 V (15 Vpp)
Amplitude 
Ranges (at open circuit)0.12 V (0.24 Vpp)
1.2 V (2.4 Vpp)
12 V (24 Vpp)
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
CouplingDC
Impedance50 Ω
Overload protectionOutput turns off automatically when overload is applied. Instrument will tolerate a short circuit to ground indefinitely.
Burst 
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
Memory 
Standard model256 KiSamples
Option XM64 MiSamples
Operating modesContinuous, triggered, gated
Maximum sample rateWS5-540WS5-530WS5-220
 240 MSa/s240 MSa/s200 MSa/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

Combining instruments is only available when all instruments are connected via USB.
When instruments are connected via LAN or WiFi, combining is not available.
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

Interface

Interface 
USBUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s);
(USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)
Network1 Gbps
WiFi802.11

Power Requirements

PowerFrom USB, external input or built-in battery
Consumption12 VDC 2 A max
External powerFrom power adapter
Internal batteryLi-ion
Capacity8000 mAh, 3.7 V

Physical

Instrument 
Height44 mm (1,7 inch)
Length187 mm (7.4 inch)
Width215 mm (8.5 inch)
Weight751 g (26.5 ounce)
USB cord length1.5 m (59 inch)

I/O connectors

Channel 1, 2BNC
AWGBNC
USBUSB 3 type B Super Speed socket
LANRJ45 socket
Extension connectorD-sub 9 pins female
Power3.5 mm power socket
CMI connectors2 x HDMI type C socket

System requirements

PC I/O connectionUSB 1.1, USB 2.0 or newer
RJ45
WiFi
Operating systemWindows 10, 32 and 64 bits
Linux (via own developed software using the LibTiePie SDK)

Environmental conditions

Operating 
Ambient temperature15°C to 35°C within rated accuracy (10°C to 40°C without specifications)
Relative humidity10 % to 90 %, non condensing
Charging 
Ambient temperature0°C to 35°C
Relative humidity10 % to 90 %, non condensing
Storage 
Ambient temperature0°C to 35°C
Relative humidity5 % to 95 %, non condensing

Certifications and Compliances

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

Package contents

InstrumentWiFiScope WS5
Oscilloscope probes2 x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-9250
AccessoriesWiFiScope power supply
USB3 cable, 1.5 m long
network cable, 3 m long
Softwarefor Windows 10, via website
Driversfor Windows 10, via website
Manualsinstrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed and digital, via website

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 and/or measure leads and/or batteries)
Warranty on batteries is 6 months.
No charge for return shipping
Long-term 7 year support
Upgrade to the latest software at no charge
Optionally availableExtension to five year warranty

The WiFiScope WS5 is available in 3 different base models:

Order codeMax. sampling speedMax. streaming speedMax. signal frequency AWG
WS5-540500 MSa/s20 MSa/s40 MHz
WS5-530500 MSa/s20 MSa/s30 MHz
WS5-220200 MSa/s10 MSa/s20 MHz

Available options for the WiFiScope WS5 are:

  • XM: With the extended memory option, 32 MSamples memory per channel is available. Without this option, the models have 128 KSamples memory per channel.
  • S: With the SureConnect option, connection test is available on all channels.
  • W5: With the extended warranty option, warranty is five years on parts and labor (probes and/or measure leads and/or batteries excluded).
    Without this option, the models have two years warranty on parts and labor (probes and/or measure leads and/or batteries excluded).
    Warranty on batteries is 6 months.

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The WiFiScope WS5 is delivered with:

Carry case Carry case BB452
Instrument WiFiScope WS5
Probe 2x Oscilloscope Probe 1:1-1:10 - HP-9250
Accessories WiFiScope power supply
USB3 cable, 1.5 m long
network cable, 3 m long
Software for Windows 7/8/10, via website
Drivers for Windows 7/8/10, via website
Manuals instrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed and digital, via website
Complete set

Several downloads for the WiFiScope WS5 are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.

Driver & Software

DescriptionVersionRemarksSize
USB driver8.1.8Windows 7/8/10, 32 and 64 bit3.80 MB download
Multi Channel software1.42.2Windows 7/8/10, 32 and 64 bit, including PDF manual66.08 MB download

Manuals & Documents

DescriptionVersionRemarksSize
Multi Channel software manual 1.07English4.86 MB download
WiFiScope Quick Start GuideEnglish2.55 MB download
WiFiScope WS5 Instrument manual2.26English1.01 MB download

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Interfacing the WiFiScope WS5 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.