PicoLog data acquisition software is a powerful but flexible program for collecting, analyzing and displaying data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Displays one parameter against another. Useful for plotting voltage against current, for example.
Notes view allows you to attach notes to data.
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.
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.
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.
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#.