PicoScope 4823, 8-Channel Automotive Diagnostics Oscilloscope, without Accessories

Item number: PQ185

  • 8 input channels, common grounding 
  • input voltage up to 50V, protection up to 100V
  • sampling rate 80 MS/s
  • 20 MHz band width
  • 12 bit resolution
  • 256 MS buffer memory
  • USB 3.0 compatible interface
  • singly available or as "professional kit"
  • integrated low voltage waveform generator
  • complete with automotive diagnostics software
  • Category: Automotive Diagnostics Oscilloscopes

    2.305,00 €

    Excluding 19% VAT.

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    PicoScope 4823, 8-Channel Automotive Diagnostics Oscilloscope, without Accessories

    PicoScope 4823 is the world's first high-resolution 8-channel automotive oscilloscope, fast enough for CAN, CAN FD and FlexRay, including serial data decoding. It is preconfigured for all Pico automotive measuring and probing devices and provides access to more than 150 guided tests, as well as thousands of wafeforms from the Pico Waveform Library, which now supports 8 channels.

    It has 8 channels, which in contrast to the 4-channel automotive oscilloscopes have a common grounding. The maximum input voltage is now 50V and has protection up to max. 100V. The sampling rate with 80MS/s is lower than with the previous 4-channel  automotive oscilloscopes (10MS/s with all 8 channels used).

    The other technical data are in line with the expectation of a deep memory PicoScope with 10-bit resolution, 20MHz bandwidth, 256MB buffer memory and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.

    While Pico's 4-channel automotive diagnostic oscilloscopes are the best solution for standard automotive diagnostic applications, there are needs for 6 or more channels in aftermarket and vehicle maintenance, such as:

    • V6/V8 timing (4/6 cam + crankshaft, + WPS measuring) and VVT timing.
    • Trucks, construction and agricultural machinery that require technicians to mash electrical and hydraulic measurements on multiple valves simultaneously to diagnose problems with system interaction.
    • Complete system diagnostics on components (including plus, ground, signals and amperage)
    • General engine diagnostics.

    The use of the PicoScope 4823 should only be considered if there is an actual need for 8 channels that excludes the use of the proven 4-channel PicoScope 4425.

    The PicoScope 4823 is available individually as well as a set with comprehensive, practical measuring accessories.

    PicoScope is used by authorized and independent garages more than any other measuring system, because it gives them the confidence, support and solution to quickly find and document most vehicle failures. Those who purchase a PicoScope benefit from more than 25years of experience with diagnostic oscilloscopes from Pico Technology.

    Technical data:




    Vertical resolution:

    12 bits (up to 16 bits in enhanced resolution mode)

    DC accuracy:

    ±1% of full scale ±300µV

    Input sensitivity:

    2mV/div to 10V/div (10 vertical divisions)

    Input ranges (full scale):

    ±10mV to ±50V in 12 ranges

    Input characteristics:

    1 MOhm in parallel with 19pF

    Input type:


    Input coupling:

    Software selectable AC/DC

    Input overvoltage protection:

    ±100V (DC + AC peak)

    Buffer memory:

    256 MS shared between active channels

    Timebase ranges:

    20ns/div to 5000s/div

    Bandwidth (-3 dB):

    20 MHz
    10 MHz (10mV and 20mV ranges)
    Maximum sampling rate (real time):
    1-4 channels in use:
    5-8 channels in use:
    80 MS/s
    40 MS/s

    Maximum sampling rate (continuous streaming mode): 

    20 MS/s using PicoScope 6 software
    80 MS/s per channel using supplied API,
    160 MS/s total across all channels (PC-dependent)

    Analog offset range (vertical position adjustment):


    ±250mV (10mV to 500mV ranges)
    ±2.5V (1V to 5V ranges)
    ±25V (10V to 50V ranges)

    Standard output signals:

    Sine, square, triangle, DC voltage, ramp, sinc, Gaussian, half-sine, white noise, PRBS

    Standard signal frequency:

    DC to 1 MHz

    Sweep modes:

    Up, down, dual


    Can trigger a counted number of waveform cycles or sweeps (up to 1 billion)
    from the scope trigger or manually from software.

    Frequency accuracy:


    Frequency resolution:

    < 20mHz

    Voltage range:


    Amplitude and offset adjustment:

    Signal amplitude and offset within ± 2V range.

    DC accuracy:

    ±1% of full scale

    Output characteristics:

    Rear-panel BNC, 600 Ohm output impedance

    Overvoltage protection:


    Update rate:

    80 MS/s

    Buffer size:

    16 kS


    14 bits
    Operating temperature range:
    0°C to 45°C (20°C to 30°C for quoted accuracy)

    Operating humidity range:

    5% to 80% RH, non-condensing

    Storage temperature range:

    -20 to +60°C

    Storage humidity range:

    5 to 95% RH, non-condensing


    190 x 160 x 40 mm³ (approx 7.5 x 6.3 x 1.6 in³)


    < 0.55 kg (approx 1.2 lbs)

    Additional accessories (supplied):

    USB cable and Safety Guide

    PC interface:

    SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible)

    Power requirements:

    Powered from USB


    FCC and CE compliant


    2 years


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