Test and Measurement News

May 2002

New Product — Current Monitoring Kit

The EnviroMon current monitoring kit contains everything that you need to start data logging currents from up to three separate circuits.

It is ideal for measuring and balancing three phase supplies as well as machine monitoring and energy efficiency studies.

More information is available at:

Automotive News

New this month is the TA010 passive 20:1 attenuator which is designed to allow fuel injector and primary ignition waveforms to be measured using the ADC-212/3.

More information is available at:

Guide to Choosing an Oscilloscope

Our guide on 'What to look for when choosing an oscilloscope' has now been published in the Scandinavian magazine 'Elektronik i Norden'

The full article is available on our website in either English or Swedish:

Technical Tip — Windows XP Install

The current stable release of software (R5.07.4) was released before Windows XP was officially launched. Although the software is compatible with XP, the install program does not list XP as one of the options.

To install software for XP, please select Windows NT/2000 as the operating system (Windows XP is built on a 2000/NT code base). To install the software, you must be logged in with 'computer administrator' privileges.

New Science Experiment

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New this month is an electronics /communications experiment looking at T1 clock recovery.

See this and over 50 other interesting and educational experiments at:

ADC-22 Data Logger — Special Offer

Each month Pico Technology offers a different product at 15% discount for orders placed through e-commerce. For details of this months special offer, follow the link below:


Dropping Eggs

Our highly skilled technical support staff do their best to answer all enquiries even when they are not totally relevant to our products. On some occasions however, the odd enquiry is beyond even their knowledge. One such enquiry is reproduced below in the hope that one of the readers of this newsletter may know the answer.

“I have been searching your web pages trying to find out how I can drop a regular raw egg off a roof without it breaking. Years ago I did this in a physics class, but cannot remember what I did. There is nothing in your web pages regarding this. My 7 yr. old grandson and I would like to do it. Could you help ?”

If anyone has any suggestions as to how this can be done, please let us know by e-mailing tech@picotech.com. A selection of the best (or most amusing) replies will be reproduced in next months newsletter.


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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

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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