Oscilloscope Probes


Passive Probe, 500 MHz, 2.5mm tip

    Passive Probes

PP005A - 10:1 500MHz 10 MOhms CATII
PP006A - 10:1 500MHz 10 MOhms Passive Probe Limited Availability
PP006C - 500 MHz Passive Probe for WaveJet Touch, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP007-WS-1 - 10:1 500 MHz 10 M Passive Probe
PP007-WR-1 - 10:1 500 MHz 10 M Passive Probe
PP008-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe for WaveRunner Xi, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP009-1 - 500 MHz passive probe, 10: 1 (for WaveSurfer Xs), mechanically identical to PP005A
PP010-1 - Passive probe 200 MHz, 10: 1, 10 MOhm for WJ31x and WJ32X
PP011-1 - 500 MHz passive probe, 10: 1 (for WSXs 1GHz), mechanically identical to PP005A
PP016 - 10:1, 10 Mohm, 300 MHz Passive Probe
PP017-1 - 250 MHz Passive Probe for HDO4000, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP017-2 - 2 pack of 250 MHz Passive Probe for HDO4000, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP018-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe for HDO, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP018-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe for HDO, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP019-1 - 250 MHz Passive Probe for WaveSurfer 3000, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP020-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe for WaveSurfer 3000, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP021-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe, 2.5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP021-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe, 2.5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP022-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe, 2.5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP022-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe, 2.5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP023-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe, 2.5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP023-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe, 2.5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP024-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe, 5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP024-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe, 5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP025-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe, 5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP025-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe, 5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP026-1 - 500 MHz Passive Probe, 5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
PP026-2 - 2 pack of 500 MHz Passive Probe, 5mm, 10:1, 10 MOhm
Passive Probes

Passive probes are the standard probe provided with most oscilloscopes. Typical passive probes provide a 10:1 attenuation and feature a high input resistance of 10 MΩ. This high input resistance means that passive probes are the ideal tool for low frequency signals since circuit loading at these frequencies is minimized. Passive probes are designed to handle voltages of at least 400V, some as high as 600V. Teledyne LeCroy passive probes feature an attenuation sense pin which tells the oscilloscope to scale the waveforms automatically requiring no user input.

Each passive probe is recommended for a certain oscilloscope, using the right passive probe with the right oscilloscope means that the probe will be properly compensated across the entire bandwidth. Using probes with a different oscilloscope will only let you compensate for low frequencies.

ModelBandwidthInput RInput CAttenuationMaximum VoltageDiameterRecommended Oscilloscope
PP005A500 MHz10 MΩ11 pF10:01500 V5 mm1,2,12, 13
PP006A500 MHz10 MΩ12 pF10:01600 V5 mm3, 11
PP007-WS500 MHz10 MΩ9.5 pF10:01400 V2.5 mm4
PP007-WR500 MHz10 MΩ9.5 pF10:01400 V2.5 mm5, 7, 9, 15, 16
PP008500 MHz10 MΩ9.5 pF10:01400 V2.5 mm4, 6, 8, 17
PP009500 MHz10 MΩ9.5 pF10:01400 V5 mm4, 6, 8, 17
PP010200 MHz10 MΩ12.5 pF10:01600 V5 mm10
PP011500 MHz10 MΩ9.5 pF10:01400 V5 mm5, 7, 9, 15, 16
PP016300 MHz/10 MHz10 MΩ/1 MΩ12 pF/46 pF10:1/1:1600 V5 mm14
PP017200 MHz10 MΩ12 pF10:01350 V5 mm18
PP018500 MHz10 MΩ10 pF10:01350 V5 mm18, 19
PP019200 MHz10 MΩ12 pF10:01500 V5 mm20
PP020500 MHz10 MΩ11 pF10:01500 V5 mm20


Recommended Oscilloscope
19300 Series11WaveJet(A) Series (= 350 MHz)
2LC Series12WavePro 900 Series
3LT Series13WavePro 7000 Series
4WaveSurfer 400 Series14WaveAce Series (200 MHz)
5WaveRunner 6000(A) Series15WavePro 7 Zi(A) Series
6WaveRunner Xi(A) Series (= 600 MHz)16WaveMaster 8 Zi(A) Series
7WaveRunner Xi(A) (1 GHz - 2 GHz)17WaveRunner 6 Zi Series
8WaveSurfer Xs(A,B) Series (= 600 MHz)18HDO4000 Series (200 MHz)
9WaveSurfer Xs(A,B) Series (1 GHz)19All HDO Series (>=350 MHz)
10WaveJet(A) Series (= 200 MHz)20WaveSurfer 3000 Series
Leading Features
  • Compact probe head
  • Supports fine pitch SMD probing
  • Rugged, sharp tip
  • HF optimized connection accessories
  • Over 30 accessories
  • Low input capacitance

Updated Passive Probe
The PP007 embodies leading technology in passive probe design. The small probe is optimized for maximum waveform fidelity, including high frequency signal components, in a rugged probe suitable for every day.

The sharp probe tip* is spring loaded, allowing it to retract into the narrow probe head. The tip does not slip off the object being probed—important when probing small geometry surface-mounted components. Probing dense circuits is easier with the small 2.5 mm ground sleeve, which provides much better visibility than 5 mm and 3.5 mm probes.
* A rigid tip is also available

Optimized for HF Applications
The input capacitance of the probe is very low for a passive probe—to minimize loading of high frequency signals. However, keeping any resonance beyond the passband also requires low inductance in the interconnections. Probes with limited interconnection accessories often force the user to extend the input or ground lead lengths to connect to the circuit—a practice that adds inductance and lowers the resonate frequency.

Accessories such as the ground spring and innovative ground blade (PK007-013) provide a very low inductance ground interconnect. Copper foil tape, (PK007-014) included with the probe, can be placed on top of an IC and connected to its ground pins to create a convenient ground plane for the probe to connect to. Used with the ground blade, this method provides an ideal ground connection for probing signals with high frequency content.

For applications which require the flexibility of a longer ground lead without compromising high frequency performance, the optional HF-compensated ground lead (PK007-030) provides a solution. A passive network in the lead itself reduces the loading effect of any resonance.

Ease in Probing SMT Circuits
In addition to the small probe head size, the PP007 is augmented with several accessories to simplify probing dense surface mounted circuit assemblies. Insulating probe caps with guide fingers (PK007-009, 010, 011, 012) keep the small probe tip centered on the IC lead and prevent it from shorting to adjacent leads. The IC Caps are supplied in a range of sizes designed for IC lead pitches from 0.5 mm through 1.27 mm.

Optional accessory kits contain 0.5 mm micro clips for attaching to the smallest IC leads, along with adapter leads to connect to the probe tip.

Rugged Probe for Everyday Use
Unlike some probes, the PP007 does not trade off physical robustness to obtain excellent high frequency performance. The probe will stand up to the rigors of everyday use.

The probe has a working voltage rating of 400VCAT I with transient surges up to 1250 V.

EN61010-31-2 Installation category I (CAT I) is for probing circuits which are isolated from the power mains through a power supply transformer—the most common circuits measured with oscilloscopes. The probe also is rated fora CAT II working voltage of 300 V.CAT II circuits are on the primary side of power converters and similar power line connected circuits which are not intended to be permanently connected to building wiring.

The probe tip is mounted in a socket, allowing user replacement should it ever break.

Ordering the Correct Model
The PP007 is supplied in two models, each optimized to give the best performance with a specific family of oscilloscope. The PP007-WR is designed to be used with the WaveRunner 6000 series, while the PP007-WS is designed for the WaveSurfer 400 series oscilloscopes. The physical design of the probes are identical. All of the connection accessories, standard and optional, will fit both models.

Electrical Characteristics

Bandwidth (Probe Only) 500 MHz
Bandwidth (Probe Only) 500 MHz
Input Resistance 10 MΩ
Input Resistance 10 MΩ
Input Capacitance 9.5 pF
Input Capacitance 9.5 pF
Maximum Input Voltage 400 V
Maximum Input Voltage 400 V
Attenuation 10:1
Attenuation 10:1
Coupling AC 1 MΩ, DC 1MΩ, GND

Environmental and Safety

Operating Temperature 0 °C to 50 °C
(32 °F to 122 °F)
Storage Temperature -40 °C to 71 °C
(-40 °F to 160 °F)
Max Altitude 2000 m
(6562 ft)

Physical Dimensions

Probe Diameter 2.5 mm
Cable Length 1.2 m
(3.94 ft)

General Characteristics

Interface BNC
Attenuation Sense Pin Yes
Recommended Oscilloscope WaveRunner 6000(A)
WaveRunner Xi(A) ≥ 1 GHz
WaveSurfer Xs(A) ≥ 1 GHz
WavePro 7 Zi
WaveMaster 8 Zi