PicoLog 1000 Series

Designed to meet the needs of a wide range of general-purpose voltage, sensor and transducer logging applications, the PicoLog 1000 Multichannel DAQ Series features independent software-configurable scaling and control outputs, an external terminal board for custom front-end circuitry and a choice of 10 or 12-bit input resolution.

PicoLog 1000 Specifications


Model PicoLog 1012 PicoLog 1216
Analog inputs 12 16
Resolution 10 bits 12 bits
Accuracy 1% of full scale 0.5% of full scale
Maximum sampling rates:
PicoSDK (block mode)
PicoSDK (streaming)

1 MS/s[1]
1 kS/s[2]
1 MS/s[1]
100 kS/s[1]
Capture memory
PicoScope (and PicoSDK block mode)
Sample rates over 100 kS/s:
Lower sample rates:
PicoLog (and PicoSDK streaming mode):

8000 samples [1]
1 million samples [1]
Up to available PC storage
Analog bandwidth (-3 dB) DC to 70 kHz
Input type Single-ended, unipolar
Input voltage range 0 to +2.5 V
Overvoltage protection 30 V to ground
Input coupling DC
Input impedance 1 MΩ
Digital outputs (D0...D3) 2 4[3]
Digital outputs (PWM)
Duty cycle
None 1
100 µs to 1800 µs
Adjustable from 0% to 100% in 1% steps
Digital outputs (all)
Logic low voltage
Logic high voltage
Current limit

100 mV (typical)
3.3 V
1 kΩ resistors in series with outputs
Power output for sensors 2.5 V @ 10 mA, current-limited
Stated accuracy temperature range 20 to 50 °C
General operation temperature 0 to 70 B °C
Relative humidity (operating) 5 to 80 %RH
Storage temperature -20 to +80 °C
Storage humidity 5 to 95 %RH
Physical properties
Dimensions 45 x 100 x 140 mm (1.77 x 3.94 x 5.51 in)
Weight <200 g (7.05 oz)
PicoLog, PicoScope and PicoSDK Available from www.picotech.com/downloads
PicoSDK example code Available from Pico's GitHub organization page, github.com/picotech
PicoLog user interface languages English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Russian
PicoScope user interface languages Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
PC requirements
Minimum Processor, Memory, Free disk space: As required by the operating system
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10, 32-bit and 64-bit versions; macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) or later, 64-bit only; Linux*, 64-bit only
Ports: USB 1.1

* PicoLog 6 for Linux is distributed as an AppImage, so you can install it without superuser permissions: see appimage.org for further information. The software has been tested on Red Hat, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu.

Accessories supplied USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide
PC interface USB 2.0 full speed
I/O connector 25-way D female
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Ground fault current protection 0.9 A thermal self-resetting fuse
Compliance European EMC and LVD standards FCC Rules Part 15 Subpart B RoHS compliant
Warranty 5 years

[1]Shared between active channels.
[2]Per active channel
[3]Except in ADC-11 compatibility mode. Please see the PicoLog 1000 Series User's Guide.
[4]PicoScope R6.11 and PicoSDK 10.6.11 are the last versions compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) and Vista SP2, and they are also compatible with the Windows versions above.