Test and Measurement News

March 2018

PicoVNA 106: the compact vector network analyzer

The PicoVNA 106 is the vector network analyzer that every RF engineer can afford to own. With its wide dynamic range and low noise, it can easily and reliably measure dual-port S-parameters for cables, connectors, PCBs and active devices with up to 6 GHz bandwidth.

The PicoVNA 106 is one of the most compact vector network analyzers available. Genuinely portable, it is equally at home on the workbench and in the field.

Learn more >

PicoVNA for C# programmers

We've released a C# example program for the PicoVNA 106 vector network analyzer. It demonstrates how to load calibration files, collect S21 data and plot log magnitude.

It's available for free download from our GitHub organization page under picosdk-picovna-c-sharp-examples.

Get the code >

PicoLog 6.1.2 update

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PicoScope 4444 is one of Elektronik's Products of the Year

This month, Elektronik magazine announced the results of their 20th annual readers' poll, Products of the Year 2018.

The PicoScope 4444 high-resolution differential oscilloscope came second in the Measurement Technology category, putting it alongside products from National Instruments and Rohde & Schwarz.

Read more (in German) >

Pico at Embedded World 2018

Embedded World is one of the major highlights of the T&M calendar, and this year's show was a great success for Pico – literally hundreds of you came to see us and try out all sorts of products and features, including serial decoding, FlexRes, MSOs and the PicoVNA 106.

It was also the first public outing for the brand new PicoLog 6 software, which we actually launched during the show!

"Their scopes, though, blow me away." — Jack Ganssle writing about Pico in "Notes from Embedded World", The Embedded Muse.


Try out PicoLog 6 >

Embedded World competition winners

Congratulations to Vojtech Vigner, Achime Winter and Andrea Zanni, who each won a DrDAQ multipurpose data logger in the daily prize draws. Happy logging, all of you!

Majija Kekelj was lucky enough to win our end-of-show prize draw for a top-of-the-range PicoScope 2208B MSO, with 2 analog and 16 digital inputs. Enjoy!


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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