Test and Measurement News

February 2017

Coming soon: PicoScope 4444. See the difference!

  • 4 differential inputs
  • 20 MHz bandwith
  • 14 bit resolution
  • 1000 V CAT III probes
  • Low-voltage probes
  • Current clamps
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.
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Software updates

PicoScope release 6.12.7

PicoScope 6 works with all our real-time USB oscilloscopes, and it's free to download. Changes include:
  • New CAN FD serial decoder
  • New pop-up notifications
  • Clearer channel overrange warnings
  • New built-in settings for TA325 and TA326 flex current probes
  • Improved handling of PicoScope .psdata files saved with a different device
PicoSample release 3.25.0

PicoSample is the software for PicoScope 9300 Series sampling oscilloscopes. This free update brings you:
  • USB 3.0 masks
  • Calculator for touchscreen parameter controls
  • Faster random sampling acquisition
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!

Video of the month: PicoScope 6 present and future

Find out why PicoScope's serial decoding is so great, not just today but far into the future. With Pico engineer Pete Wootton.

Tech Tip: PicoScope 6 reference waveforms

In PicoScope 6, reference waveforms are virtual oscilloscope channels drawn on the scope view. You can overlay live waveforms on top of them for comparison. Here's how to convert a saved waveform to a reference waveform in PicoScope 6:
  • Load the saved waveform from a .psdata file
  • Go to Tools > Reference Waveforms
  • Highlight the channel (for example, A) that you wish to convert
  • Click Duplicate and check the box next to the new waveform name, such as A (1)
  • If you wish, click Edit to rename the reference waveform
  • Click OK
The reference waveform is now visible on the scope view alongside the live channels.
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Questions and answers

Q. Is it possible to use two PicoScope 3000s on one PC, with each scope running on a separate software instance?

A. Yes, PicoScope 6 is designed to work in this way. We often use it to drive an AWG (arbitrary waveform generator) on one scope feeding the input channel of another scope.
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Software releases

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