PicoLog 6.1.17 is released with the following new features:

  • Improved sample rate interpolation so it doesn't produce blocky graphs
  • Added drift correction when using multiple TC-08s (other devices to follow in future versions)
  • CSV export speed improved
  • Preserve Y axis ranges between data resets
  • Display effective samples rate of math channel in math channel dialog
  • Added custom alarm tone selection within the software
  • Make PDF export filename default to Graph title

The following bugs were addressed and fixed:

  • Previous annotations from data file are still visible in a saved settings file
  • Device and channel list do not scroll when overflow
  • Maths channels menu, additional "A" character in unit list
  • Capture settings dialogue typo "kKB" with small low sample rate captures
  • Graph cursor sometimes disapears
  • Tooltips opening in incorrect locations
  • CSV and HDF5 export: channels have zero values if corresponding raw channels are not included
  • Right click (context) menu displays "(empty)" when it's empty
  • Alarm event duration missing from UI

Improved sample rate interpolation

We improved the sample rate interpolation to remove the blocky effect seen with multiple channels in the graph

Added drift correction when using multiple TC-08s

When using multiple instruments on one PC with PicoLog 6, each instrument has it's own clock which can drift tiny amounts measured in ppm (parts per million), but over days or weeks, these clocks can drift apart by a few seconds. Also add into the mix that PC clocks also drift over time and a corrected by the OS a few times a day. 

PicoLog 6 now checks for drift at regular intervals, and makes small corrections. 

Please note, this feature is currently ONLY available for the TC-08 thermocouple data logger. Other instruments will be implimented in due course.

CSV export speed improved

When exporting PicoLog 6 data to CSV (Comma Separated Values) file, users experienced long waits especially on long multichannel captures. We're pleased to announce that CSV export speed has nearly halved! 

Don't forget we now support HDF5 binary file export which exports hundreds of times faster than the equivalent CSV.

Preserve Y axis ranges between data resets

After resetting a data capture, it is now possible to select an option that preserves the Y axis scaling so that the new capture uses the previous scale you set up. 

Just uncheck the  Auto Scale Y Axis option in the autoscale menu, in the graph view.

Display effective samples rate of math channel in math channel dialog

Since version PicoLog 6.1.11, math channel sample rate was decoupled from the screen update, and is now calculated at the speed of the fastest channel being used in the math formula.

More recently, we received customer feedback that suggested the math channel setup dialogue in PicoLog should inform the user of the output sampling rate of that math channel. 

Added custom alarm tone selection within the software

Until now, alarms in PicoLog used the standard warning chime for any given operating system. Overwhelming customer feedback warranted an upgrade to this feature, you can now specify a WAV, MP3 and OGG sound file for the global PicoLog alarm. 

Make PDF export filename default to Graph title

When exporting a PDF reports from a saved .picolog file, the PDF filename defaults to the same name as the .picolog filename. 

PC requirements
   
Windows PC Windows 8.x, 10 (32 and 64-bit)
Mac computer From macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer
Linux PC Tested on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or newer (64-bit), and OpenSUSE 15.x or newer (64-bit)
RaspberryPi

Compatible with Raspbian Buster or newer using Raspberry Pi model 4B.

Note: Also works with model 3B and 3B+ although GUI response time is slower, and we recommend a sampling rate no faster than 1 S/s.

Does not work with Raspbian Stretch or Jessie