PicoScope 6 Beta for Linux

PicoScope release 6.13.7 for Linux

PicoScope 6.13.7 introduces the following new features and improvements:

  • Support for PicoScope 5000D Series
  • Added support for additional serial protocols: Modbus ASCII and RTU
  • Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, openSUSE Leap 15.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5.
  • Improved User Interface

PicoScope release 6.12.9 for Linux

  • Added PicoScope 4444 support and Pico D9 intelligent probe interface
  • Added support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Added new serial protocol decoder for CAN FD
  • Added pop-up notifications
  • Redesigned overrange safety warnings
  • Added new built-in probe settings for TA325 and TA326 flex current probes
  • Improved handling of mismatched PicoScope .psdata files

Following the launch of the PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope, we’ve added support to enable the oscilloscope and its unique features in PicoScope 6 for Linux. The most significant new feature to be added is support for the new Pico D9 intelligent probe interface, which allows a range Pico D9 probes including current probes, voltage probes and D9-BNC adaptors, to be automatically detected when connected/disconnected and set up in PicoScope 6 for Linux to the appropriate range and units.

PicoScope 6 for Linux now supports the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, popular with military organizations and large corporations. This version of PicoScope 6 has been tested and verified under version 7 (RHEL 7).

The PicoScope software now features decoding and display of CAN FD (controller area network with flexible data-rate) data and waveforms to support the widespread adoption of the standard by the automotive industry and industrial automation. CAN FD packets can contain a maximum payload (data field) of up to 64 bytes, an improvement over the 8 byte maximum of the original CAN.

We have redesigned notification messages to make them less intrusive. The power options dialog, which appeared when devices that accept external DC power and USB power, has been replaced with a pop-up notification that no longer requires user interaction. The notification banners now slide in and out of the bottom right corner of the PicoScope window. The latest notification banner to be added informs users when and to which channel Pico D9 supported probes and adaptors are connected and disconnected.

We’ve improved the on-screen overrange safety warnings. Now, an additional overrange symbol is displayed by the axis of the channel whose range has been exceeded, along with a written message for both channel overrange (red) and common-mode overrange (yellow).

Two new current probes have been added to the list of standard probes in the Probe selection menu. The new 1000 V CAT III AC current probes—TA326 single phase flex probe and TA325 3-phase flex probe—are based on Rogowski coil technology and feature three user-selectable current ranges of 30, 300 and 3000 A.

We’ve also improved the way PicoScope handles .psdata files that were saved using a different device from the one they are being opened on.

Detailed instructions for any level of Linux user for installing and updating PicoScope 6 beta for Linux and APIs

PC requirements
Linux PC Tested on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or newer (64-bit), and OpenSUSE 15.x or newer (64-bit) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5