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by Jeff
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: No 2000 series users guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: No 2000 series users guide

Thank you for your patience. We will certainly bear your comments in mind when planning the next set of manuals. You made a good point about the MSO grounding advice, which we admittedly failed to mention for the 2000 Series.
by Jeff
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: No 2000 series users guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: No 2000 series users guide

We collected all the available information on these scopes and published it in the PicoScope 2000 Series Quick Start Guide and the PicoScope 2000 Series Data Sheet . There was therefore no need to publish an additional User's Guide . There is no figure for the power consumption of these scopes. We s...
by Jeff
Thu May 12, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Python demo for PicoScope 2204A
Replies: 0
Views: 4531

Python demo for PicoScope 2204A

Here's a simple Python 3 demo showing how to open a PicoScope oscilloscope in Windows and display some data. It uses the ps2000.dll driver, which supports the PicoScope 2204A and 2205A scopes among others. ps2000-to-ascii.png This demo uses a quick and dirty method of choosing the timebase. For more...
by Jeff
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: USB DrDAQ
Topic: THE DrDAQ NEW MINIATURE BAROGRAPH - PART 4
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Re: THE DrDAQ NEW MINIATURE BAROGRAPH - PART 4

Hi Glovisol. Please watch out for the "DrDAQ" section in the next Pico Test & Measurement newsletter – I'll give a special mention your projects.
by Jeff
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: IMD Measurements Using Picoscope 3206
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: IMD Measurements Using Picoscope 3206

It may be that you need a technique called "zoom FFT". It's possible using National Instrument LabVIEW (see http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/372416B-01/svtconcepts/zoom_fft_analysis/) but not in PicoScope 6. The NI article says that you need to acquire multiple blocks of data to achieve the d...
by Jeff
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6.10.8: Log frequency axis
Replies: 13
Views: 7587

PicoScope 6.10.8: Log frequency axis

Our most frequently requested new feature is here at last! PicoScope can now plot a spectrum with a log frequency axis. With both axes set to "Logarithmic", the result is a Bode magnitude plot. You can adjust the number of decades between 1 and 6. Here's what happened when we plotted the output of o...
by Jeff
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: PicoScope 6.10.8: Save settings on exit
Replies: 3
Views: 2943

PicoScope 6.10.8: Save settings on exit

For those of you who wish that PicoScope would start up with the same settings that you used on the last run, the new 6.10.8 release has the answer. There are now many more items in the Save Settings menu: R6_10_2_startup_settings_menu.png The last item, Restore Last Session on Start-up , tells Pico...
by Jeff
Thu May 01, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Problems measuring the average power with Picoscope
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

Re: Problems measuring the average power with Picoscope

Hi Ginger, We have an application note on this subject: http://www.picotech.com/applications/mains-power-analysis.html. The short answer is that you don't need to integrate, you just take the DC Average measurement of your green channel. The DC Average measurement contains an implied integration, so...
by Jeff
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Find Glitches Faster with PicoScope
Replies: 0
Views: 2132

Find Glitches Faster with PicoScope

Dear Readers, Here's a preview of a new article on PicoScope 6 and PicoScopes that will be appearing soon on our website. We took an example of a 1-in-a-million intermittent glitch and explored various ways of detecting it, with estimates of the time taken to find it. Read on to learn: * The differe...
by Jeff
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: trigger diamond on digital signals
Replies: 4
Views: 2403

Re: trigger diamond on digital signals

Martyn is right: I put that screenshot in the manual using an experimental version of the software. I don't think the trigger diamond for logic signals was ever publicly released. I will make a note to update the screenshot. Sorry if it caused you any confusion.
by Jeff
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Waveform display in analog persistance mode
Replies: 13
Views: 6878

Re: Waveform display in analog persistance mode

Here is a PAL video waveform that I captured using a PicoScope 3404B. To get the analog intensity grading that masch asked about in his original post, I set up a custom persistence mode including the 'frequency' option. Note that this only works in repeated trigger modes; in single-shot mode, of cou...
by Jeff
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: can I use the function that count pulse?
Replies: 11
Views: 7517

Re: can I use the function that count pulse?

Hi TAKA, We don't yet have a pulse count function, but there is a sort of workaround. Add a 'Frequency' measurement between rulers and then multiply that by the delta between the rulers. E.g. if Frequency = 1 kHz and Delta is 167 ms, then number of pulses = 1000 x 0.167 = 167. This may not be ideal ...
by Jeff
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Power, watt hours
Replies: 2
Views: 3235

Re: Power, watt hours

Further to what Hitesh said, we also have an application note on measuring electrical power using PicoScope:

http://www.picotech.com/applications/ma ... lysis.html

You could adapt it to calculate watt-hours.
by Jeff
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: strange behavior on dual display setup
Replies: 12
Views: 4765

Re: strange behavior on dual display setup

The more critical problem is the latter one which allows Picoscope6 to come up on an invisible part of the desktop. There you cannot click on the blue bar and if you are out in the field without access to a second display you cannot fix this problem. Have you tried pressing <Windows Key>+<Left Arro...
by Jeff
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Newbie question re. buffer memory
Replies: 6
Views: 3259

Re: Newbie question re. buffer memory

We also have a technical note on block-mode and streaming-mode speeds, which covers our scopes up to the 5000 Series:

http://www.picotech.com/support/kb/kbfi ... eaming.pdf