PicoScope 6, our PC Oscilloscope software, is being continually upgraded. The latest release, 6.0.12, has many small improvements behind the scenes, plus the following new features:
Here is a selection of the questions that have cropped up recently on our help desk and our support forum.
Q. How many spectrum bins does PicoScope 6 allow?
A. You can have up to 1 million spectrum bins in PicoScope 6. (By comparison, PicoScope 5 allowed up to 32,000.)
Q. I get a compile error when I use the PicoScope 5000 SDK. Any ideas?
A. Please check that you have the latest PicoScope 5000 User’s Guide. You should have version 3.0. The previous version had an error in the declaration of the
function, for which we apologise.
Pico Mixmaster wins MOTOR Top 20 Tools award
MOTOR Magazine’s Top 20 Tools Award recognizes those tool and equipment manufacturers who, through innovative features on new products, help technicians diagnose and repair vehicles correctly — the first time. The continual development and improvement of such tools and equipment is essential so that automotive technicians can properly service today’s technologically advanced vehicles.
The Mixmaster secondary ignition signal mixer can produce a parade display of up to 12 cylinders using a single channel of an automotive oscilloscope. If you have a two-channel scope, the unit can display two engine banks separately, with up to six cylinders per bank. V8 and V12 engines can be tested using a standard two-channel or four-channel automotive oscilloscope. This equipment is also ideal for wasted-spark ignition systems and includes an "invert" switch to invert the negative signals.
Using two channels of the oscilloscope (three, with triggering), Mixmaster can split the display by banks and show both the power event and its corresponding waste event, making it the only product of its kind for use with two- or four-channel oscilloscopes. Mixmaster is battery-powered and conveniently portable, with a shockproof rubber case suitable for heavy-duty workshop use. It’s supplied with a set of four secondary ignition leads, three BNC leads to connect to the oscilloscope, an engine block ground lead and an illustrated manual in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Extra packs of four secondary ignition leads are also available.
PicoScope 6 Automotive now released
Our latest PC Oscilloscope software, PicoScope 6 Automotive, is now ready for mainstream use. The latest version has these new features:
Advanced triggering, to give scope experts even more control over when to capture waveforms. For example, you can use the dropout trigger to freeze the display when the engine stalls, even if you are away from the scope at the time.
Spectrum analysis, for advanced detection of vibration and instability in your engine. This feature opens up an entirely new chapter in PicoScope engine diagnostics.
The Pico Automotive Waveform Library is growing
We are updating our automotive waveform library to the new PicoScope 6 format. With your help, we would also like to add new waveforms.
We will give a free copy of our collection of PicoScope Automotive waveforms to anybody who submits a new waveform that we use. We would prefer good and bad examples if you have them. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before sending your waveforms, so that we can advise you on exactly what information you need to send to us.
Thanks to an arrangement with our preferred leasing company, Prolease, you can now lease equipment from us on low-cost, easy terms. All you need to do is choose a Pico product or list of Pico products worth a total of ˆ1000 or more, then contact our sales department to discuss leasing terms.
Example: a 4-channel Automotive Diagnostics Kit at £1225 + VAT, over a 3-year payback period, could cost you only £10.05 + VAT per week.
Send us an email at email@example.com, call us on +44 (0)1480 396395, or use the contact address at the end of this newsletter. Leasing is available to UK customers only.
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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!
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