Demand for Linux applications is growing steadily in the networking and scientific communities. Linux offers powerful networking and internet facilities, is very robust and there are no licence fees.
Please note that the Linux drivers are offered as a service to Pico Technology customers and do not fully support every function in every product. Whilst we will do our best to help Linux customers, a timely response to questions or problems can not be guaranteed. For this reason we suggest you use our support forum to discuss using Pico products with Linux.
Download Linux Drivers for Your Pico Products
To download Linux drivers for your Pico product simply select your product from the list below.
Drivers for USB Products
At Pico we were one of the first test and measurement companies to provide Linux drivers. To demonstrate our continued commitment to Linux we have now started work on Linux drivers for some of our USB based products.
Drivers for Serial Port Products
The drivers for these products take readings continuously and update a block of shared memory. Application programs running on the same computer can get readings by simply accessing the shared memory. Other computers can get readings via an IP network. PicoLog running on a Windows computer can remotely access readings measured using a Linux computer.
A typical application is remote monitoring, via an existing IP network and Linux servers, for a number of computer rooms.
Drivers for the EnviroMon Stand–Alone Data Logger
The Linux EnviroMon agent accepts IP messages, forwards them to the logger and then returns the response to the caller. The agent can handle requests from multiple callers — both local and remote — and is fully compatible with EnviroMon agents for other platforms. EnviroMon for Windows can access a remote logger via a permanent IP network or via a dial–up connection. Because the EnviroMon logger can store readings, it is particularly suited to operation using dial–on–demand connections, as data can be transferred daily, or hourly, as required.
Typical applications include weather monitoring at a remote radar installation.
Drivers for Parallel Port Products
Typical applications include a system to record ground tremors and save to disk spectra of interesting events.