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P2056 passive oscilloscope probe: 500 MHz 2.5 mm 10:1, BNC, single pack

The P2056 is a state-of-the-art 10:1 miniature probe for oscilloscopes with up to 500 MHz bandwidth. The entire probe core is made of a high-quality CeramCore™ ceramic hybrid. Pure coaxial design and laser-trimmed resistors ensure highest signal fidelity along the signal path, offering high bandwidth and fast rise times for accurate impulse measurements. With a maximum input voltage of 300 V CAT II, these probes are equally suitable in service and development environments. The read-out BNC connector is automatically recognized as a 10:1 attenuator by scopes such as the PicoScope 6000E Series that feature a sense ring.

The compact design with its 2.5 mm housing diameter at the tip provides better visibility on the DUT (device under test) in dense SMT circuits than conventional 5 mm housings.

The remarkably low input capacitance of only 9.5 pF applies a minimal load to the signal source, which is particularly important when measuring signals with fast edges. Only active or low-impedance probes can achieve lower loading than this.

The long ground leads found on most conventional probes bring additional inductance and resonances into the setup, resulting in false or inaccurate readings. The P2056 is supplied with an IC contact system consisting of five different IC adaptors ranging from 1.27 to 0.5 mm pitch and a PCB adaptor kit, offering an ideal solution for short-circuit-proof, reproducible measurements. The probe is shipped with our signature spring-loaded tips. There are up to 16 different accessories included with the probe, offering adaptive solutions for almost every probing demand.

The P2056 is supplied with the following accessories and spares:

  • 1 x coding rings (set of 3 x 4 colors)
  • 1 x ground blade 2.5 mm
  • 1 x ground lead 15 cm 
  • 1 x ground spring 2.5 mm
  • 1 x IC cap 2.5 0.5 mm pitch, green
  • 1 x IC cap 2.5 0.65 mm pitch, blue
  • 1 x IC cap 2.5 0.8 mm pitch, grey
  • 1 x IC cap 2.5 1.0 mm pitch, brown
  • 1 x IC cap 2.5 1.27 mm pitch, black
  • 1 x insulating cap 2.5 mm
  • 2 x PCB adaptor kit 2.5 mm
  • 2 x self-adhesive Cu pad 2 x 2 cm
  • 1 x solid tip, CuBe, 0.5 mm
  • 1 x spring tip, gold-plated 0.5 mm
  • 1 x sprung hook 2.5 mm
  • 1 x trim tool

Also check out the Pico probe positioning system compatible with these probes, as the ideal way to firmly hold your PCB under test and accurately position the probes; and the money-saving P2056 dual pack.

£165
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Accessories for the P2056 passive oscilloscope probe: 500 MHz 2.5 mm 10:1, BNC, single pack

Product Price Quantity
Probe holder kit, no probes
PQ215
309
2.5 mm oscilloscope probe advanced accessory kit
TA065
49
2.5 mm oscilloscope probe basic accessory kit
TA066
20
2.5 mm oscilloscope probe solid contact tips, pack of 5
TA068
16
2.5 mm oscilloscope probe spring contact tips, pack of 5
TA064
27
2.5 mm oscilloscope probe standard accessory kit
TA067
35
Probe tip to BNC adaptor
TA152
13
Two-footed probe positioner
TA102
21
P2056 probe characteristics
Attenuation 10:1
Resistance at probe tip 10 MΩ
Capacitance at probe tip 9.5 pF
Scope input impedance 1 MΩ
Compatibility PicoScope 6000E Series 500 MHz oscilloscopes
Bandwidth (3 dB) DC to 500 MHz
Maximum working voltage 300 V RMS CAT II
Risetime (10% to 90%) 1 ns
Compensation range 10 to 25 pF
Safety standard IEC/EN 61010-031
Cable length 1.3 m (approx. 4 ft 3 in)
Weight 48 g
Cable length 1.3 m
Probe tip diameter 2.5 mm