Test and Measurement News

May 2018

PicoLog 6.1.3 released

The PicoLog 6.1.3 data logging software is now a stable release supporting all current PicoLog devices. Here are some of the newest features:

  • Choice of eight languages
  • Supports Ethernet connection to PT-104 and CM3 loggers
  • Available in Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Uses Windows Extended Validation (EV) signed kernel drivers for easier installation

PicoLog 6.1.3 is free of charge. If you don't yet have a Pico data logger, you can still download PicoLog and run it in demo mode to try out its capabilities.

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New oscilloscope probes

We have replaced our general-purpose passive 1:1/10:1 switchable oscilloscope probes with two new 100 MHz and 200 MHz models. The new TA375 and TA386 benefit from several improvements:

  • Replaceable solid and sprung tips
  • Redesigned spring hook
  • More durable cable

More info >

Introduction to PicoSDK®

Technical Support Engineer Hitesh Mistry presents an introduction to PicoSDK, Pico Technology's software development kit. This lets you control PicoScope oscilloscopes and PicoLog data loggers from your own applications.

PicoSDK runs on Windows 7, 8 and 10 and supports all C-compatible programming languages.

More about PicoSDK >

Programming news: We've just added Python code bindings for the PicoScope 2205A MSO, 2405A, 2000B and 2000B MSO devices to GitHub.

PicoScope 6 Tech Tip: integration

When using the integral() function in the math channel editor, it is easy to get the scaling wrong so that you see unexpected zero or near-zero results. 

The maximum range of an integral is the product of the input channel range and the capture time. If, for example, the input channel range is ±1 V and the capture time is 1 µs, the integral will be in the range ±1 µV.s. You therefore need to change the math channel's Min and Max values to –1e–6 to +1e–6 to see the result correctly scaled.

More about PicoScope 6 >

PicoLog 6 Tech Tip: subtracting channels

Q. I want to create a math channel that simply subtracts one channel from another. Is this possible? How do I refer to the other channels in the equation?

A. Open the calculator on the main device screen, click Insert Channel, select the channel, select minus sign, click Insert Channel, then select next channel, and finally click Add Channel.

More about PicoLog 6 >


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Software releases

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