PicoScope 4224 IEPE, Digital Storage Oscilloscope with IEPE- Interface Inputs

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PicoScope 4224 IEPE, 2-Channel Digital Storage Scope with IEPE- Interface Inputs

  • 2-channel, 12-bit resolution DSO
  • Max. 20 MHz bandwidth
  • Built-in constant current IEPE standard interface
  • Suitable for any IEPE standard sensors, such as accelerometers or microphones

An IEPE oscilloscope that you can afford

Normally if you want to use sensors according to the IEPE industrial standard, you either need to buy an expensive oscilloscope with an IEPE interface, or an equally expensive add-on module.

Not anymore! The PicoScope 4224 IEPE is at a price you can afford and features an integrated IEPE interface making it compatible with any industry-standard IEPE accelerometers and microphones.

The IEPE (Integrated Electronic Piezo Electric) interface standard IEEE 1451.4 is most commonly used to power accelerometers. However there are many other sensor types which use this interface, such as microphones, impulse hammers, acoustic, force and pressure sensors to name but a few.

This new scope model is produced for customers who want to use the scope to monitor vibration and acoustic waveforms using accelerometers or microphones out in the field.

Accelerometers can be highly sensitive, so a scope was needed with high voltage resolution so as to capture even the smallest incremental change. The only thing missing until now, was a constant current source to provide power to the accelerometer. This made the PicoScope 4224 the ideal host for a new variant suited to electro-mechanical sensor applications. Adopting the IEPE interface standard for sensor power on both channels, the new PicoScope 4224 IEPE was born.

Equipped with the standard BNC connectors and with the standard PicoScope software, it can also be used as a standard PC hosted 2-channel digital storage oscilloscope, similar to the regular PicoScope 4224.

Pico also supplies an optional single-axis IEPE accelerometer with a range of ±490 m/s2 (±50 g).


Technical data:

PicoScope 4224 IEPE

Passive Probe Mode
IEPE Interface Mode
Bandwidth DC to 20 MHz
(10 MHz on ±50 mV range)
1.6 Hz to 20 MHz
(10 MHz on ±50 mV range)
Output not applicable 4 mA up to 24 V ±5%
Channels 2
Vertical resolution
12 bits
Enhanced vertical resolution
16 bits
DC accuracy
±1% of full scale
Rise time
17.5 ns (calculated) on all ranges except 50 mV;
35 ns (calculated) on 50 mV range
10 mV/div to 4 V/div
Input ranges (full scale)
±50 mV to ±20 V in 9 ranges
Input characteristics
1 MOhm in parallel with 22 pF
1 MOhm in parallel with 1 nF
Input type
Single-ended, BNC connector
Input coupling
Software selectable AC/DC
Overload protection
±100 V
Maximum sampling rate
(single shot)
80 MS/s
Maximum sampling rate
continuous streaming mode)
1 MS/s (Record length limited to 20 MS in PicoScope, unlimited when using the supplied API)
Buffer memory
32 M samples shared between active channels
Waveform buffer
Up to 10000 waveforms
Timebase ranges
100 ns/div to 200 s/div
Timebase accuracy
50 ppm with < =10 ps jitter


Any input channel
Basic triggers
Auto, repeat, single, rapid, none
Advanced triggers
Rising edge, falling edge, edge with hysteresis, pulse width, runt pulse, dropout, windowed
Maximum pre trigger delay
10 x "per division" timebase setting
Maximum post trigger delay
50 s

Spectrum Analyser

20 MHz
Frequency range
DC to 20 MHz
Maximum number of bins
Display modes
Magnitude, peak hold, average
Window types
Blackman, Gaussian, triangular, Hamming, Hann, Blackman-Harris, flat-top, rectangular

PC Requirements

Processor: Pentium II processor, or equivalent
Memory: 64 MiB (XP) / 512 MiB (Vista) / 1 GiB (Win 7) minimum
Operating system: 32 or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
Processor: 2 GHz Pentium IV processor, or equivalent
Memory: 256 MiB (XP) / 1 GiB (Vista / Win 7)
Operating system: 32 or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (or above), Vista or Windows 7
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port


Operating environment
Temperature range

0 °C to 45 °C (20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)
5% to 80% RH, non-condensing
Storage environment
Temperature range

-20 to +60°C
5 to 95% RH, non-condensing

Physical Dimensions

200 x 140 x 35 mm (approx 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.4 in)
<500 g (approx 1.1 lb)


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Automated measurements
Scope mode: AC RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak-to-peak, rise time and rising rate
Spectrum mode: frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD), total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N), spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), signal+noise+distortion to signal+noise ratio (SINAD), signal to noise ratio (SNR) and intermodulation distortion (IMD)
Export data formats - Comma separated values (CSV), tab delimited (TXT), windows bitmap (BMP), graphics interchange format (GIF), portable network graphics (PNG), MATLAB 4 format (MAT)
Software development kit
A growing collection of drivers and example code for various programming languages

Language support

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Full support for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Menus and dialogs only for Dutch, Hungarian and Simplified Chinese.
User`s guide
Programmer`s guide

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


Additional hardware (supplied)
USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, software CD-ROM
PC interface
USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Power requirements
Powered from USB port
FCC (EMC), CE (EMC and LVD), RoHS compliant
5 years


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