ADC-20 and ADC-24

Precision Data Loggers

Multichannel data loggers offering high resolution, high accuracy and programmable input ranges.

ADC-20 and ADC-24 software

data loggers

PicoLog data acquisition software is a powerful but flexible program for collecting, analyzing and displaying data.

  • Collect up to 1 million samples
  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Real-time data collection, analysis and display
  • Programmable alarm limits can be set for each channel
  • Data can be exported to spreadsheets and databases
  • Supports multiple different Pico data loggers on the same PC
  • Uses your PC monitor to give large color display, ideal for education and training
  • Waveforms can be saved, printed or emailed from your PC
  • Supports Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10
PicoLog data logging software

PicoLog views

PicoLog displays data in a number of views, which can be activated as and when required. These views can be activated both during and after data collection.

Recorder view

Enables you to start/stop recording and specify recording files. It shows the current readings and alarm conditions for each channel. All settings such as scaling, channels and sampling are controlled from the recorder view.

Spreadsheet view

Displays text data in a format that can be easily copied and pasted into other applications. Data can also be saved to disk in standard ASCII text format.

Graph view

Graphs can be displayed both during and after data collection. Each channel can be displayed in its own graph or multiple channels can be displayed in the same graph. Axes can be set up manually, automatically or in chart recorder mode. Multipliers allow you to magnify areas of interest. Graphs can be copied and then pasted into reports.

XY graph view

Displays one parameter against another. Useful for plotting voltage against current, for example.

Notes view

Notes view allows you to attach notes to data.

Player view

Displays previously recorded data. It enables you to scroll quickly through stored files to compare results on successive runs. The player can be used to examine old data while new data is still being recorded.

Exporting data and remote logging

Data can easily be transferred (either as graphs or raw data) to other Windows applications by using the clipboard (copy and paste). Graphs can also be saved to disk (as Windows Metafiles) and data from the spreadsheet can be saved in text format. 

PicoLog data acquisition software also supports IP networking. This enables remote data collection from Pico’s full range of data acquisition products.

Scaling and alarms

Parameter scaling can be used to convert raw data into standard engineering units. A wide range of equation and table lookup scaling options are provided.

Additional parameters can be calculated. For example, to calculate power output from a boiler you may need to multiply a flow reading from one channel with the temperature difference between two further channels.

Alarm limits can be set for each channel to alert the user should a parameter go out of a specified range.

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Software Development Kit (SDK)

As well as the supplied PicoLog software, also included are drivers and examples for those who want to write your own software or interface to other programs.

Software drivers are supplied for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac (OS X) and Linux (including Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone).  

Example code shows how to interface to third-party software packages such as Microsoft Excel and National Instruments LabVIEW as well as how to write your own software in C++ / C#.