Have you visited picotech.com recently? As well as a clean new look and easier navigation, it has lots of expanded information including a new A–Z of PicoScope. This handy reference guide explains the most important concepts in PC oscilloscopes from Alarms to Zoom, with links to more detailed pages on major topics.
Visit the Pico Technology Library for an overview of available technical information.
Come and learn more about PicoScope at the Embedded World show from 24 to 26 February. Each day, our tireless technical experts will be delivering presentations on these topics:
09:30 Software Development Kit (SDK) - embedding PicoScope into your application
10:30 PicoScope Flexible Resolution - making the invisible visible!
15:00 Serial Bus Analysis with PicoScope - data analysis linked to signal integrity measurements
16:00 PicoScope User Interface - see the big picture with correlated views of analog, digital, serial and parallel waveforms. Join us for a beer!
We will also be demonstrating the new PicoScope 3000 Series, a comprehensive range of high-performance deep-memory oscilloscopes with 2-channel, 4-channel and MSO (mixed-signal) models.
More details of the Embedded World show. Pico will be in Hall 4 on stand 4-438.
Visit Colin's YouTube channel for a list of videos about PicoScopes and general electronics topics.
An experimentally-minded visitor to our forum has posted a couple of new applications for the DrDAQ educational data logger:
If you have created any interesting projects with DrDAQ, please share your experiences with other users on our forum.
Q. It would be very useful to me in my present assignment (Faraday Cup Instrument of the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft) if I could cause the analog output of the signal generator channel of my scope to trace a stored waveform, earlier recorded on a PicoScope channel. Is this possible?
A. Yes, PicoScope can do this. Open the Signal Generator dialog, click Arbitrary to open the arbitrary waveform editor, then click Import from Channel to copy a captured waveform into the editor. If the waveform is too long for the AWG, PicoScope will resample it to make it fit.
Q. I just bought a current clamp to use with my PicoScope. How do I set up a new probe so that 1 mV is 1 A?
A. The answer lies in the Custom Probes dialog: Tools > Custom Probes. Click New Probe, set the Output Units to amperes, set the Scaling Method to linear equation, and set the equation to y = 1000x + 0 amperes. Give a name such as New Clamp to the probe. Having closed the Custom Probes Wizard, click the Channel Options button on the main toolbar and select the probe just created. Output from the probe will then be scaled correctly in amperes.
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