Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D

High performance lab scope for the automotive technician

Price:  1,819.00

Key specifications

  • 12, 14, 16 bit resolution
  • 50 MSa/s sampling
  • 50 MHz bandwidth
  • 128 Kpts memory per channel
  • 100 ppm time base accuracy

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Order code: ATS5004D
EAN: 7423654119158
Price: € 1,819.00

The Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D is a four channel automotive oscilloscope with differential inputs. Besides the normal features of a professional USB oscilloscope, the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D has some specific features like SureConnect connection test and resistance measurement that make it an ideal instrument for automotive measurements.

Differential inputs

With the differential inputs it is possible to measure four totally unrelated signals simultaneously. It is no longer possible to create a short circuit through the oscilloscope or through a second device connected to your computer and to the car, like e.g. a fault code scanner. So no risk of damaging the car, the oscilloscope or the computer.

Connection test

The SureConnect connection test feature of the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D tells you immediately whether your test probe or clip actually makes electrical contact or not. No more doubt whether your probe doesn't make contact or there really is no signal.

This is useful when surfaces are oxidized and your probe cannot get a good electrical contact. Simply activate the SureConnect and you know whether there is contact or not. Also when back probing connectors in confined places, SureConnect immediately shows whether the probes make contact or not.

Resistance measurement

Many automotive sensors are based on variable resistors. Use your Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D in the resistance setting to test them, no more need to take a separate ohm meter. Resistance values can be displayed as a number, but it is also possible to display the resistance variation in time, in a graph.

Fully supported by ATIS

All features of the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D are fully supported by ATIS, the Automotive Test and Information System. Select a specific diagnostic measurement in ATIS, click the measure button and the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D will be completely setup for that specific measurement and ready to perform it.

Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D. Jump to acquisition specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Number of input channels4 analog
Ch1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4Isolated BNC, female
ResolutionUser selectable in software
Native12 bit
Enhanced14, 16 bit
Accuracy0.3 % of full scale ± 1 LSB
Noise135 µVrms (200 mV range, 12 bit, 50 MSa/s)
50 µVrms (200 mV range, 16 bit, 195 kSa/s)
Ranges (Full scale)±200 mV
±400 mV
±800 mV
±2 V
±4 V
±8 V
±20 V
±40 V
±80 V
Impedance2 MΩ / 40 pF
Maximum input voltage (in all ranges)±200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
with 1:10 attenuator ±300 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Maximum Common Mode voltage200 mV to 800 mV ranges : 2 V
2 V to 8 V ranges : 20 V
20 V to 80 V ranges : 200 V
Common Mode Rejection Ratio-48 dB
Bandwidth (-3dB)DC to 50 MHz maximum
AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB)1 Hz
Channel Isolation500 V
Channel Separation-80 dB
Maximum voltage on connection200 V (DC + AC peak < 10 kHz)
Resistance measurement 
Ranges (Full scale)100 Ω
200 Ω
500 Ω
1 kΩ
2 kΩ
5 kΩ
10 kΩ
20 kΩ
50 kΩ
100 kΩ
200 kΩ
500 kΩ
1 MΩ
2 MΩ
Response time (to 95%)< 5 ms
Maximum sampling rateOn all channels simultaneously
12 bit50 MSa/s
14 bit3.125 MSa/s
16 bit195.3 kSa/s
Maximum streaming rateOn all channels simultaneously
12 bit500 kSa/s
14 bit480.8 kSa/s
16 bit195.3 kSa/s
Sampling clock source 
Accuracy±0.01 %
Stability±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C
Time base aging±5 ppm/year
ExternalOn extension connector
Memory128 Kpts per channel
SystemDigital, 2 levels
SourceCH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, OR, digital external
Trigger modesRising edge, Falling edge
Inside window, Outside window
Level adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Hysteresis adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Resolution0.025 % (12 bits)
Pre trigger0 to 128 KiSamples, 1 sample resolution)
Post trigger0 to 128 KiSamples, 1 sample resolution)
Digital external trigger 
InputExtension connector
Range0 to 3.3 V (5 V max)


InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)

Power Requirements

Power from USB port500 mA max (2.5 W max)
Power via external power input / extension connector1500 mA max (7.5 W max)
Minimum voltage4.5 VDC
Maximum voltage14 VDC


Instrument height25 mm (1 inch)
Instrument length170 mm (6.7 inch)
Instrument width140 mm (5.2 inch)
Cord length1.8 m (70 inch)
Weight460 g (16 ounce)

I/O connectors

Channel 1...4Isolated BNC, female
USBfixed cable with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 type A connector
Extension connectorD-sub 25 pins female

System Requirements

PC I/O connectionUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s); (USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)
Operating SystemWindows 7 / 8 / 10

Operating Environment

Ambient temperature0 to 55 °C
Relative humidity10 to 90% non condensing

Storage Environment

Ambient temperature-20 to 70 °C
Relative humidity5 to 95% non condensing

Certifications and Compliances

CE mark complianceYes


Convenient carry caseCarry case BB451
InstrumentAutomotive Test Scope ATS5004D
Probes4 x Measure lead TP-C1812B, BNC -> 4 mm banana plug
Accessoires4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10
external power cable for second USB port
SoftwareWindows 7, 8, 10, via website
DriversWindows 7, 8, 10, via website
Manualinstrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed on paper and digital, via website
Total package weightApprox. 3 kg

The Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D is delivered with:

Cary case Carry case BT341
Instrument Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D
Measure leads 4 x Measure lead TP-C1812B, Differential BNC -> 4 mm banana plug
Differential attenuator 4 x Differential attenuator TP-DA10
Software for Windows 7/8/10, via website
Drivers for Windows 7/8/10, via website
Manuals instrument manual and software user's manuals
digital, via website
Complete set

Several downloads for the Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.

Driver & Software

WinUSB driver10.0.0Windows 10 / 11, 64 bit1.71 MB download
Multi Channel software1.45.1Windows 10 / 11, 64 bit, including PDF manual100.35 MB download

Manuals & Documents

Multi Channel software manual 1.08English2.90 MB download
Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D Instrument manual2.42English1.03 MB download
Automotive Test Scope ATS5004D DatasheetEnglish2.41 MB download


Performing a SureConnect connection test

The connection test function of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is briefly explained, with explanation how to do a connection test.
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Performing a resistance measurement

The resistance measurement in the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is briefly explained.
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Performing a power measurement

Engine power measurement (kW and hp) with accelerometer and lab scope, performed while driving a vehicle, without dyno or other test facilities.
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Performing a relative compression test

The relative compression test in Multi Channel oscilloscope software is briefly explained, with instructions on how to perform a relative compression test with just a lab scope and current clamp.
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Safe measuring using differential inputs

An automotive oscilloscope with differential inputs avoids damaging car electronics as result of a wrong connection during measuring.
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