Test and Measurement News

January 2007

Tech Tip: Inverting a Channel in PicoScope

You can use the custom range feature in PicoScope 5 to invert a channel. Here’s how:

  1. Select Settings | Custom Ranges
  2. In the Custom range list, click Add
  3. In the Edit custom range dialog, type
    -3000 3
    , then start a new line, then type
    3000 -3
    In the Units box, type V, then click OK. This will give you a ±3 V inverted range.
  4. You can enter other values if you wish.
  5. Back in the Custom range list, click OK
  6. In the scope window, click on the voltage range control for any channel. You now have an extra ±3 V range at the end of the list. Select this to invert the channel.

PicoScope 5000 News

Our new high-performance 5000 Series PC Oscilloscopes, with a top sampling rate of 1 gigasample per second, are the fastest scopes in our range. We haven't compromised on the other important specifications: their 128 megasample buffer memory and 250 MHz bandwidth put them among the top-performing PC Oscilloscopes available today. They are proving very popular, so make sure you order yours soon.

We have recently updated the product brochure, which contains detailed specifications, screen shots and colour photographs.

Find out more about the PicoScope 5000 series and download the latest brochure

Automotive News

Engine Management Diagnostics Training Courses for 2007

The dates for our training courses are now decided.

The ‘Engine Management Diagnostics using PicoScope’ training courses are run on behalf of Pico Technology by Bill Phillips from V-Tech Training assisted by Pico staff. Bill has spent most of his career within the automotive sector and is highly regarded within the industry for his knowledge and expertise.

The courses are based on diagnosing electrical and mechanical automotive problems using a PicoScope Automotive PC Oscilloscope.

Find out more about Pico automotive training courses


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Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit https://jobs.picotech.com/ to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

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