8-channel thermocouple data logger

Fast and accurate temperature data acquisition

TC-08 temperature data logger and PicoLog 6 software

The TC-08 thermocouple data logger is designed to measure a wide range of temperatures using any thermocouple that has a miniature thermocouple connector.

All popular types of thermocouple are supported, allowing an effective temperature range of –270 to +1820 °C  (the actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple being used).

Temperature data acquisition with the TC-08 is very easy: simply plug the TC-08 into a USB port on your computer (no external power required), connect your thermocouples, and you are ready to measure temperatures. Easy-to-use PicoLog data acquisition software is supplied with the TC-08, allowing you to start measuring and recording temperatures with the minimum effort. The intuitive PicoLog user interface makes it easy to set how frequently you want to take a measurement, and the number of measurements you want to take.

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PicoLog 6.1.7 is released with the following new features and updates:

  • Added independent X and Y axis autoscale control
  • Allow PicoScope 6 or other app to open PicoScope oscilloscopes if they are not being used by PicoLog 6
  • Added support for PicoScope 3000A/B/D oscilloscopes
  • Added support for PicoScope 5000A/B/D oscilloscopes
  • Table configuration is now accessible without capturing data
  • CSV export now supports minimum sampling time 1 ms
  • Pointer changes to a vertical pan cursor when hovering over Y axis
  • It is now possible to delete a channel from the channel edit dialog

Added independent X and Y axis autoscale control

Following feedback from PicoLog 6 users, we've added new controls to toggle both X and Y axis autoscaling. The checkbox can be found in the autoscale menu at the bottom of the screen in Graph View.

Select "Show all Data" to view all data from the start of the capture to the most recent sample. This is the same as performing an X axis autoscale.

Select "Follow new data" to always see the latest data but keep a constant time window across the screen like a strip chart. This mode is the same as disabling X axis autoscale.

"Auto scale Y axes" can be toggled on or off with either of the 2 modes above. Tick "Auto scale Y axes" to turn on Y axis autoscale on all active axes. Untick "Auto scale Y axes" to disable Y axis autoscale. This can be useful if data has high or low extremes but you need to focus on detail on recent readings.

Allow PicoScope 6 or SDK application to open PicoScope oscilloscopes if they are not being used by PicoLog 6

Since adding PicoScope oscilloscope support to PicoLog 6, we needed a way for PicoLog 6 to not automatically enumerate oscilloscopes which might otherwise be intended for use with PicoScope 6 software or a custom application using PicoSDK. 

When a PicoScope is detected, the scope is greyed out on the screen and you have to press the "Connect" button. Once connection is established in PicoLog 6, the device can no longer be detected by PicoScope software or PicoSDK app. 

Added support for PicoScope 3000A/B/D oscilloscopes

Following the addition of PicoScope 2000A/B series oscillscopes to PicoLog 6, we've also added the following PicoScopes from the 3000 Series:

  • PicoScope 3204/5/6/7 A and B models
  • PicoScope 3204/5/6 MSO models
  • PicoScope 3404/5/6 A and B models
  • PicoScope 3203/4/5/6 D models
  • PicoScope 3403/4/5/6 D models

Older 3204/5/6 non-A models do not work in PicoLog 6. 

Various advanced oscilloscope features are disabled; including triggering, MSO logic inputs, capture memory. Sampling speeds are limited to 1 kS/s per channel.

Added support for PicoScope 5000A/B/D oscilloscopes

As above, we've also added the PicoScope 5000 Series to this release. 

PicoLog 6 now supports the various powering options of the PicoScope 5000A/B and D Series. If a 4-channel device is connected and powered with only USB,  channels C and D are disabled. This is highlighted in three places: a flashing lightning bolt icon    will appear on the image of the unit, also on the BNC connector for channels C and D, and in the "Channels and Axes" pane if channel C or D were previously configured.

Various advanced oscilloscope features are disabled including triggering, MSO logic inputs, capture memory. Sampling speeds are limited to 1 kS/s per channel.

Table configuration is now accessible without capturing data

You can access and modify the Table View from saved .picolog configuration files. 

CSV export now supports minimum sampling interval of 1 ms

In previous versions of PicoLog 6, table view and CSV exporting were limited to 100 ms minimum sampling interval. We've now improved this to 1 ms allowing you to export your captured data in 1 ms resolution. This also means you can export the data with the same sampling rate used when capturing it.

Pointer changes to a vertical zoom pointer when hovering over Y axis

In PicoLog 6, there are different ways to zoom into your data depending on whether you need to zoom just the X or Y axis, both axes together, or zoom into a selection. In this release we've made it easier to find the Y axis zoom by changing the pointer to a vertical zoom pointer when hovering over the axis labels, then using the mouse wheel to zoom in our out.

Did you know.... 

...that holding the Shift key with the pointer anywhere on the screen and using the mouse wheel also zooms the Y axis?

It is now possible to delete a channel from the channel edit dialog

Data logger channels and math channels can now be deleted from the channel configuration dialog. Previously they could only be removed from the channels and axes pane on the right-hand side of the application.

Historical release notes are detailed in this article.