Test and Measurement News

December 2018

New 5 GHz oscilloscope coming soon!

The PicoScope 9404 is the first of its kind: a sampler-extended real-time oscilloscope (SXRTO). It's as easy to use as a real-time scope but gives you a choice of real-time or equivalent-time sampling.

  • 5 GHz bandwidth
  • 1 TS/s effective sampling rate
  • 4 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • Under $15,000

Register your interest on our home page and receive a data sheet early in 2019.

Register now >

Pico wins Elektra 2018 Test Product of the Year!

The PicoScope 5000D Series, our latest range of high-resolution oscilloscopes with 2-channel, 4-channel and mixed-signal models, beat some strong competition to become 2018 Test Product of the Year.

  • High speed and high resolution
  • Breakthrough ADC technology switches from 8 to 16 bits

PicoScope 5000D >

Time-domain reflectometry in action at Electronica

Pico Applications Engineer Stuart Murlis shows a PicoScope 9000 Series sampling oscilloscope being used for time-domain reflectometry (TDR). TDR is a powerful technique for investigating issues on feed lines, PCB tracks and other high-frequency components. PicoScope gives you a straightforward plot of impedance against distance, allowing you to pinpoint mismatches and other faults.

This video was filmed live at Electronica 2018 in Munich.

PicoScope 9000 Series >

New PicoLog 6.1.8 Beta release

The latest release of the PicoLog data logging software includes these new features:

  • Add support for the TC-08 terminal board
  • Add "Select all" boxes in Configure Data Table dialog
  • Add support for PicoScope 4262, 4224, 4224 IEPE and 4424

Download >

If PicoLog Then Automate

If you're keen on automation, you may already be using IFTTT (If This Then That), an internet service that aims to build a more connected world for your smart devices. PicoLog can easily issue commands through IFTTT using its Alarms feature, so it can send you a notification email or switch devices on and off when a parameter crosses a threshold.

Read more >

Electronica prize draw winners

Thanks to everybody who entered our prize draw at Electronica 2018 in Munich. The winners are:

  • Anton Hanzic, emDRIVE, Slovenia
  • Ernst Phillip Mrohs, NavCert, Germany
  • Simon Mark, Wurth Elektronik, Germany
  • Claus Schuster, ecoObs, Germany

Each winner receives a choice of either a TC-08 thermocouple data logger or a PicoScope 2205A mixed-signal oscilloscope.

Programmers' Corner

We have uploaded a new Java example demonstrating temperature data collection from the PT-104 PRT Data Logger. The code is designed for use on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Download from GitHub >

There's also a new Python example for PicoScope 2000 MSO devices showing simple digital trigger setup with block mode data collection.

Download from GitHub >


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Software releases

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