A differential oscilloscope is essential for those tricky measurements where the signal is not referenced to ground. This occurs in situations such as switch mode power supplies, mains installations, biomedical sensors and differential buses.
Come and see the difference for yourself at Embedded World Nuremberg and Electronica Shanghai from 14 to 16 March, or register your details to find out more. [2017-02]
PicoSample is the software for PicoScope 9300 Series sampling oscilloscopes. This free update brings you:
The PicoScope 9300 Series USB sampling oscilloscopes offer 20 GHz bandwidth and 64 fs timing resolution for repetitive signals. All this at a fraction of the cost of traditional benchtop instruments! Free download [2017-02]
PicoScope 6 works with all our real-time USB oscilloscopes, and it's free to download. Changes include:
Release notes [2017-02]
The latest release of PicoScope 6 has a clearer display and more convenient controls aimed at users of touchscreen devices. The improvements also make PicoScope even more of a pleasure to use on conventional laptops and desktops. There are also some new automated measurements.
Watch the video to learn about the PicoScope 6.12.5 update in only five minutes! [2017-01]
This new series of passive oscilloscope probes dramatically lowers the cost of performing low-invasive measurements on gigahertz-frequency circuits. The PicoConnect probes have an extremely low input capacitance of typically 0.3 pF, which minimizes disturbance to the device under test and ensures a well-defined pulse response. This makes them more accurate than expensive active probes at very high frequencies.
Prices from only $699 / €579 / £449 [2016-10]
PicoSample 3.22.0, the latest update to the software for PicoScope 9300 Series sampling oscilloscopes, is now available for download. It includes some major improvements including:
If you don't have a PicoScope 9300 Series oscilloscope, you can still download PicoSample 3 and try it out in demo mode. Read more [2016-07]
The PicoScope 2000B Series was selected by a panel of experts for a place in the Test and Measurement Systems and Boards category.
PicoScope 2000 Series oscilloscopes deliver the functionality of six instruments – oscilloscope, logic analyzer (on MSO models), spectrum analyzer, function generator, arbitrary waveform generator, and serial bus analyzer – in a pocket-sized enclosure. Prices are around half those of traditional benchtop oscilloscopes with comparable performance. [2016-12]
The Digital Command Control (DCC) serial protocol was developed to enable more complex setups on model train sets. In this month's video, one of our Technical Support Engineers uses a PicoScope 5000 Series oscilloscope to decode the signals sent on a Hornby Digital Train set. [2016-11]
EM Media, the group behind Electronics Maker magazine, hosted the second annual EM Best of Industry Awards ceremony in Bangalore on 21 September. We're very pleased to report that Pico came first in the Best Portable Test Solutions category. [2016-10]
For three days of EuMW, we ran a prize draw to win a PicoScope 2207B, one of the new PicoScope 2000 Series oscilloscopes we launched earlier in the year. We're very happy to tell you that our three winners were as follows:
Day 1: Ralph Green from Portsmouth
Day 2: Abdelhakim Boughriet from Reading
Day 3: Alex Jacobs from Maidstone
Congratulations to all of you. We hope you’re enjoying using your new scope!
You may remember a few months ago we posted a video from the International Microwave Symposium, where Mark Ashcroft, our RF Business Development Manager, mentioned a secret new product under development. That product was revealed to the world at European Microwave Week as the PicoConnect 900 Series of low-invasive RF, microwave and gigabit probes. In this video, taken at the launch, Mark tells us a bit more about the range.
We recommend that all our Data Logger users download the latest update to benefit from recent bug fixes and improvements.
Download PicoLog 5.25.3 [2016-09]