Our latest PC Oscilloscope software, PicoScope 6, now covers our entire range of USB PC Oscilloscopes. Owners of the high-performance 5000 Series scopes are already familiar with the improved layout and advanced triggering options of PicoScope 6. From September, all our USB scope customers will be able to use the new software.
New features in PicoScope 6.0.11
When you want to collect data over a long period of time, it is important to make sure that the PC does not switch to a power-saving mode while the data logger is running. Here are the main settings you should check before beginning a long data logging session.
Latest technical note
We have just published a new technical note explaining the advantages of the deep waveform memory of the PicoScope 5000 series scopes. Find out how the large, high-speed memory buffers of these scopes give you more than just storage space: they also let you sample faster than other scopes at long timebases.
PicoScope 5000 Questions and Answers
Q. Some scopes on the market have memories of only 1,000 samples. Do I really need the multi-million-sample memory provided by the PicoScope 5000 Series scopes?
A. A deep memory allows you to select a long timebase while at the same time using a high sampling rate. Then, when you see a feature of interest, you can zoom in with high magnification without having to recapture the data. The PicoScope 5000 scopes can do all this without slowing down the display. These benefits are explained in detail in our illustrated technical note entitled Deep Memory In PC Oscilloscopes, which you can read on our website.
Q. Why don’t you add an on/off switch to the PicoScope 5000 scopes to save energy?
A. When the PicoScope software is not running, the PicoScope 5000 scopes remain in a standby mode in which they use a fraction of a watt of power. The mains (line) adaptor is a very efficient switching unit that uses less than a watt when idle, and meets California's stringent 2008 CEC Tier 2 energy standard. Therefore, if you want to save energy, it is better to unplug the adaptor from the wall than to switch off the scope.
Q. Where can I find out about the advanced triggering types?
A. We have published an illustrated technical note entitled Advanced Triggering With PicoScope 5000 Series PC Oscilloscopes, which you can read on our website.
Find out more about PicoScope 5000 series PC Oscilloscopes
PicoScope 6 Automotive software upgraded
The PicoScope 6 Automotive software has emerged from beta testing and is now on general release. All automotive customers can download a copy from our website at no extra charge. The program supports all our automotive scopes.
Here are some of the more important new features:
Low-cost leasing reminder
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 1000 GBP or more, then contact our sales department to discuss leasing terms.
Send us an email at email@example.com, call us on +44 (0)1480 396 395, or use the contact address at the end of this newsletter. Leasing is available to UK customers only.
Next training course
Hinckley College, Leicestershire, UK
4-5 October 2007
The ‘Engine Management Diagnostics using PicoScope’ training courses are run on behalf of Pico Technology by experienced instructors assisted by Pico automotive experts. The two-day course teaches you how to diagnose electrical and mechanical automotive problems using a Pico automotive PC Oscilloscope. The time is divided between classroom-based tuition and practical, hands-on learning using engine rigs. We give you a set of detailed notes to remind you of all the subjects covered in the course.
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