PicoScope Support from Instrument Control Toolbox

Analyze and visualize the data acquired from your PicoScope 2000, 3000 and 5000 Series oscilloscopes and automate your testing tasks from MATLAB.


MATLAB® supports PicoScope hardware through the Instrument Control Toolbox™ Support Package for PicoScope hardware provided by Pico Technology. PicoScope offers a range of compact USB-powered oscilloscopes including models with high bandwidth and high sampling rate. Many devices also include a built-in arbitrary waveform generator (AWG).

The Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for PicoScope hardware allows you to perform the following tasks in MATLAB:

  • Read data from the oscilloscope channels
  • Write data to the built-in AWG
  • Set the sampling rate of the device
  • Configure advanced triggering options (3000 Series only)

Devices supported by this support package include:

Supported Devices (2000 Series) Supported Devices (3000 and 4000 Series) Supported Devices (5000 Series)
PicoScope 2104 PicoScope 3204A/B PicoScope 5242A/B
PicoScope 2105 PicoScope 3205A/B PicoScope 5442A/B
PicoScope 2202 PicoScope 3206A/B PicoScope 5243A/B
PicoScope 2203 PicoScope 3207A/B PicoScope 5443A/B
PicoScope 2204 PicoScope 3404A/B PicoScope 5244A/B
PicoScope 2204A PicoScope 3405A/B PicoScope 5444A/B
PicoScope 2205 PicoScope 3406A/B  
PicoScope 2205A PicoScope 4824  

Related Hardware Support Views: Connections Program, Instrument Control Toolbox, MATLAB Product Family, Pico Technology, Test and Measurement, USB