Test and Measurement News

March 2001

Automotive Fault Finding Using the ADC-212

Using automotive probes. This application note looks at how automotive probes such as current clamps and secondary ignition probes can be used with the ADC-212. It also explains how PicoScope can be customised to work with a wide range of sensors.

The application note can be found at http://www.picoauto.com/applications/auto-probes.html

Our library of automotive waveforms has also been updated and can be found at: http://www.picoauto.com/waveforms/ If you are currently using an ADC-212 for automotive work, please do send us any interesting waveforms you capture so that we can share them with others, details on this can be found at the above web page.

New Science Experiments

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. The latest addition is 'Measurement of Reverberation Time' which looks at a method for characterizing the acoustic properties of a room. See these and many other interesting and educational experiments at:


Loudspeaker Testing Using the ADC-216

This new application note describes a simple method for measuring the frequency response of a loudspeaker using the Pico ADC-216 oscilloscope. Normally, specialist equipment is needed to make these measurements due to the problems of echoes in the measuring environment. The method described here takes advantage of the triggering modes and built in spectrum analyser of the ADC-216 running with PicoScope.

The application note can be found at  http://www.picotech.com/applications/loudspeaker.html

This application note is one of a series including:

  • Advantages of Pico products for audio spectrum analysis
  • Example of using the ADC216 to test a CD player
  • Example of using the ADC216 to test amplifiers
  • Audio Amplifier design utilising spectrum analysis

All of these can be found at



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