New features and enhancements added to PicoLog 6.1.11 on 16th July 2019:

  • Support added for Raspbian OS on Raspberry P
  • Math channels feature upgrade

The following bugs were also fixed:

  • Incorrect headers in CSV export
  • TA368 current clamp input ranges fixed

PicoLog 6.1.11-2 released on 22nd July 2019, replacing 6.1.11, additionally fixes the following bugs:

  • PT-104 and PicoLog CM3 logger sample rate was averaged over 5 seconds by default in the driver. Filter removed.
  • FIxed a problem where the ADC-20 and 24 disconnected after a few hours

PicoLog 6.1.11-3 released on 24th July 2019 contain bug fixes for x86/AMD Linux and armhf Raspbian OS:

  • PicoScope oscilloscopes are now enumerable

PicoLog 6 support added for Raspbian OS

Pico is really excited to announce its first ever fully supported software package for the popular and inexpensive single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi. 

Optimized for Raspberry Pi 4B, 3B and 3B+ on Raspbian Stretch or later, the PicoLog 6 data logging software package provides a visual, easy-to-use interface allowing you to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions and record, view and analyze data. It's the same software that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux with a couple of minor performance tweaks to allow it to run more sweetly on the lower-powered ARM processors.
 
Coupled with a Raspberry Pi, this new PicoLog 6 package expands the flexibility and opens the door for Pico's data loggers to be used in new and different ways.

  • For example, you can now connect the logger to the Pi and remove the keyboard, monitor and mouse to make an inexpensive stand-alone logger storing its captured data locally on a Pi SD card
  • Or even better, by connecting your Pi by WiFi or Ethernet, you can internet-enable your Pico logger which you can then access remotely using an open-source VNC server and viewer freely available
  • ...and better still, take advantage of the Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality on the Raspberry Pi 4B and 3B+ and use the PoE PiHAT. Not only does this eliminate the need for an external power supply and powered USB hub, it also internet-enables your logger at the same time!

Initially we're offering official support for all our existing data loggers which have been thoroughly tested. The PicoScope 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 will only work on Rasbian Stretch at the moment. They do not work on Raspbian Buster.

About Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is one of the world's least expensive and most versatile computers provided by Raspberry Pi Foundation, with over 25 million units sold as of March 2019!
Although its roots are firmly placed in the education and maker community, it is also an ideal platform for rapid prototyping among professional engineers and is also being integrated into more and more commercial and industrial applications.

Notes for first time users:

As always, your feedback drives our innovation and responsiveness to our customers' needs. We strive to produce reliable, bug-free software aimed at the platforms our customers and industry are using. This is our stable release of Raspbian OS support which will undoubtedly receive updates over the coming months. During this time, we thank you for your feedback and patience if things need fixing. 

  • If not using the PoE PiHAT, which can supply up to 2.5 A with compatible PoE hub, you may require a powered USB hub. 
  • We have tested on Raspberry Pi model 4B, 3B and 3B+, with PicoLog 6 working very well on the 4B with no compromises. With the 3B and the 3B+, sample rates may need to be limited to 100 ms per channel to avoid buffer overflow and data gapping
  • We have also tested on model 2B and, while it works, the PicoLog application is a little bit slower during launch, setup of capturing and switching between views.
  • All Pico's existing data loggers are officially supported.
  • Our PicoScope 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 oscilloscopes have not been thoroughly tested yet, so we are not claiming full support in this release. I have tested them on Raspbian Stretch and they work OK, the PicoScopes do not work on Raspbian Buster, with the exception of the 2204A and 2205A.
  • This release *might* work on other Raspberry Pi distros. We are not guaranteeing this or supporting other OSs at this stage.

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Math channels feature upgrade

Math channels received a big update in this release. The following enhancements have been made:

  1. The update rate (sample rate) of math channels have been decoupled from the screen update and now work up to 1 ms (100 ms Raspberry Pi though), or the speed of the slowest channel being used in the math formula
  2. Math channels can be added after capture has started
  3. Math channels can be added after capture, even on a saved waveform without the original device plugged in