PicoScope 4823 8-channel Automotive Oscilloscope

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Discover the PicoScope 4823: The Ultimate Eight-Channel Diagnostic Oscilloscope

Featuring an impressive suite of capabilities, the PicoScope 4823 stands out with its 8 channels, 12-bit resolution, and 20 MHz bandwidth, all backed by a substantial 256 MS buffer memory. Engineered for seamless integration with PicoScope Automotive software and waveform library, it comes equipped with a wide range of filters and triggers, plus a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quick and efficient data transfer.

Why Choose the PicoScope 4823?

The PicoScope series is the go-to choice for both authorized and independent repair technicians worldwide. It's not just a tool; it's a confidence booster, empowering you to diagnose and resolve vehicle faults with precision and speed. With over 25 years of refinement, the PicoScope 4823 offers unparalleled diagnostic prowess, matching or exceeding the performance of more expensive equipment that might limit or frustrate you. Joining the Pico community means gaining access to unparalleled support and resources every step of the way.

Applications That Make a Difference

The PicoScope 4823 is your cost-effective, portable ally for tackling multi-input diagnostics. It's ideally suited for:
- Complex cam timing on V6/V8 engines, including systems with up to 6 cams, crank, and optional WPS, as well as VVT systems.
- Diagnostics on trucks, construction, and agricultural equipment, requiring simultaneous electrical and hydraulic measurements across multiple valves to pinpoint system interaction issues.
- Comprehensive system checks on components, ensuring thorough diagnosis of power, ground, signals, and current.
- In-depth fault analysis across multiple serial buses like CAN, CAN FD, LIN, and FlexRay.

Thanks to its 256 MS deep memory, capture lengthy data streams at full sampling rates, perfect for serial data inspection or glitch hunting. With advanced zoom capabilities, waveform buffering, mask limit testing, serial decoding, and hardware acceleration, the PicoScope 4823 is one of the most potent oscilloscopes available.

Compact and USB-powered, the PicoScope 4823 is the ideal solution for technicians on the move. Now, you can easily carry an eight-channel oscilloscope wherever your work takes you, ensuring you're always prepared for any diagnostic challenge.

Oscilloscope — Vertical


20 MHz (50 mV to 50 V ranges)
10 MHz (10 mV and 20 mV ranges)



Vertical resolution

12 bits

Enhanced vertical resolution

16 bits

DC accuracy

±1% of full scale ±300 μV

Input Sensitivity

2 mV/div to 10 V/div

Input ranges (full scale)

±10 mV to ±50 V in 12 ranges

Input characteristics

1 MΩ in parallel with 19 pF

Input type


Input coupling

Software selectable AC/DC

Overvoltage protection

±100 V (DC + AC peak)

Oscilloscope — horizontal

Maximum sampling rate

1-4 channels in use 80 MS/s

5-8 channels in use 40 MS/s

Maximum sampling rate (USB streaming)

20 MS/s (USB 3.0)

10 MS/s (USB 2.0)

Buffer memory

250 M samples

Waveform buffer

Up to 10,000 waveforms

Timebase ranges

100 ns/div to 5000 s/div

Dynamic performance (typical)


76 dB, DC to 20 MHz

Harmonic distortion

< −60 dBSFDR> 60 dB


220 μV RMS on 50 mV range

Bandwidth flatness

DC to full bandwidth (+0.25 dB, −3 dB)


11.3 bits

Signal generator

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

±20 ppm

Frequency resolution

< 20 MHzVoltage range±2 V

Amplitude and offset adjustment

Signal amplitude and offset within ± 2V range.

DC accuracy

±1% of full scale

Output characteristics

Rear-panel BNC, 600 Ω output impedance

Overvoltage protection

±10 V

Arbitrary waveform generator

Update rate

80 MS/s

Buffer size

16 kS


14 bits



Any input channel

Basic triggers

Auto, repeat, single, none

Advanced triggers

Rising edge, falling edge, edge with hysteresis, pulse width, runt pulse, dropout, windowed

Maximum pre-trigger delay

Up to 100% of capture length

Maximum post-trigger delay

Up to 4 billion samples

Spectrum analyzer

Frequency range

DC to 20 MHz

Display modes

Magnitude, average, peak hold

Windowing functions

Rectangular, Gaussian, triangular, Blackman, Blackman-Harris, Hamming, Hann, flat-top

Number of FFT points

Selectable from 128 up to 1 million in powers of 2

Scale / units

X axis : linear or log 10Y axis : logarithmic (dbV, dBu, dBm, arbitrary) or linear (volts)

Math channels

General functions

−x, x+y, x−y, x*y, x/y, x^y, sqrt, exp, ln, log, abs, norm, sign, sin, cos, tan, arcsin, arccos, arctan, sinh, cosh, tanh, derivative, integral, delay

Filter functions

Low pass, high pass, band stop, band pass

Graphing functions

Frequency, duty cycle

Multi-waveform functions

Min, max, average, peak


Input channel, reference waveforms, time, constants, pi

Automatic measurements

Scope mode

AC RMS, true 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, rising rate.

Spectrum mode

Frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, THD %, THD dB, THD+N, SFDR, SINAD, SNR, IMD


Minimum, maximum, average and standard deviation

Serial decoding


CAN, LIN, I²C, UART/RS-232, SPI, I²S, FlexRay, CAN FD


All input channels with any mixture of protocols

Mask limit testing

Mask generation

Auto generate from captured waveform, manual drawing, manual coordinate entry


Highlight on screen, select in buffer overview, activate alarm


Pass/fail, failure count, total count


Initiating events

Capture, buffer full, mask fail

Alarm actions

Beep, play sound, stop/restart capture, run executable, save current buffer/all buffers, trigger signal generator

Data export

Output file formats

BMP, CSV, GIF, JPG, MATLAB 4, PDF, PNG, PicoScope data, PicoScope settings, TXT

Output functions

Copy to clipboard, print


Operating environment Temperature range Humidity

0 °C to 40 °C (20 °C to 30 °C for quoted accuracy)5% to 80% RH, non-condensing

Storage environment Temperature range Humidity

–20 to +60°C5% to 95% RH, non–condensing

Physical dimensions


190 x 160 x 40 mm (approx 7.5 x 6.3 x 1.6 in)


< 550 g (approx 1.2 lb)


Software included

PicoScope 6 oscilloscope software with waveform database and guided tests. PicoDiagnostics software


Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean*, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

For Korean software, please contact our Korean distributor VNP InterBiz


Additional hardware (supplied)

USB cable, user manuals

PC requirements

Desktop or laptop running Windows 10 recommended(read more)

PC connectivity

Powered from PC USB port (USB 3.0 / 3.1 recommended, USB 2.0 compatible).Power requirementsPowered from USB ports

Safety approvals

LVD compliant

EMC approvals

Tested to meet EN61326-1:2006 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B

Environmental approvals

RoHS and WEEE compliant

Total satisfaction guarantee

In the event that this product does not fully meet your requirements you can return it for an exchange or refund. To claim, the product must be returned in good condition within 14 days.


2 years

When operated in the presence of high EM fields, interference in the form of additional measurement noise may be experienced. This is no cause for concern but the user should endeavour to minimise any adverse effects so caused through careful positioning when in use and/or not operating within close proximity of potential sources of interference such as mobile telephone transmitters, antenna masts, etc.

All returns must be postmarked within fifteen (15) days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached.


The following items cannot be returned:

> Subscriptions license codes

> For defective or damaged products, please contact us at the contact details below to arrange a refund or exchange.

Please Note

> A 15% restocking fee will be charged for all returns.

> Returns must be approved and include return authorization before being shipped.

> Items should be shipped by a carrier that can track packages.

> Customer assumes responsibility for insuring returned item