Test and Measurement News

March 2017

See the difference: high-resolution differential oscilloscope

PicoScope 4444, PicoConnect 441 voltage probe and TA271 and TA299 D9-BNC adaptors
We are delighted to launch our latest product, the PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope.
  • 4 differential inputs
  • 20 MHz bandwith
  • 12 to 14 bit resolution
  • 1000 V CAT III probes
  • Low-voltage probes
  • Current probes
Safely measure voltages up to 1000 V CAT III with the PicoConnect 442 passive differential voltage probe. Use the PicoConnect 441 1:1 passive differential probe to measure millivolt-level signals in the presence of noise. The PicoScope 4444 rejects large DC offsets that would overload a conventional scope. Additional current probes and adaptors bring even more applications.

Pico is at Embedded World in Nuremberg and Electronica China in Shanghai from 14 to 16 March - come and see the difference for yourself!
Learn more >

Introduction to differential measurement

Our friends over at DesignSpark are producing a series of application notes about differential meaurement and the PicoScope 4444, and the first one, How true differential scope inputs boost probing safety and precision, is online now.

Read the application note >

Single- and 3-phase flexible AC current probes

TA325 flex current probe 3-phase
Also new this month, we bring you the TA325 and TA326 flex current probes, which use Rogowski coil technology to measure AC currents up to 3000 A.
  • 30/300/3000 A AC RMS
  • 10 Hz to 20 kHz bandwidth
  • Flexible sensor coils for hard-to-reach conductors
  • Non-magnetic: no saturation
TA326 flex current probe
The TA325 is a 3-phase current probe with three sensor coils and three scope connection leads, all color-coded to match Channels A, B and C in the PicoScope software. Typical battery life is 1000 hours.

The TA326 is the single-phase equivalent, with a typical battery life of 2000 hours.
Pico current probes >

New Asia-Pacific representative office

Pico's expansion continues with the recent opening of a new office in Shanghai, China, to give a local presence for our Asia-Pacific (APAC) sales and support.

Speaking at the opening press conference, Managing Director Alan Tong said: "We have a unique sales approach where we treat customers as our friends ... We will now be able to extend this close relationship with our customers based in the APAC region."

Tech Tip: Sorting Serial Decoding data fields in Picoscope 6

You can now sort the data in the Serial Decoding data window by any field you like.

Simply click on the field header to sort the table by that field in ascending order, and click again to sort in descending order. To restore the default order, sort by Packet.

The PicoScope 6 software sorts by value rather than by string, so if you are using a link file and have converted numerical codes into plain text, the data will be sorted by the underlying value.
Serial Decoding data table sorted by Instruction Type
More about serial decoding >


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

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

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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