Test and Measurement News

April 2002

New Product — EL040 Power Monitor

The EL040 is a 3 channel EnviroMon converter designed to record current using AC current clamps. Uses include energy efficiency studies, machine monitoring and balancing 3 phase supplies.

The EL040 is in limited production now, volume production will start in May.

Guide to Choosing an Oscilloscope

Our guide on “What to look for when choosing an oscilloscope” has now been published in the Scandinavian magazine “Elektronik i Norden”.

The full article is available on our website in either English or Swedish:

Technical Tips — Exporting Data to Spreadsheets

Data can be exported to a spreadsheet using EnviroMon for Windows or PicoLog by copying a pasting from their spreadsheet views. Data can be exported from PicoScope by choosing Edit|CopyAsText and pasting into the spreadsheet.

Alternatively, a Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) can be used. This is a convenient method of transferring the current set of readings to other applications. Data is updated continuously, about once per second. To read the current values from PicoLog, PicoScope or EnviroMon for Windows, respectively, into Excel, type the following command into a spreadsheet cell:


Or for Quattro Pro, type in the following command into a cell:


For more information of DDE see the “Dynamic Data Exchange” section of the “Technical Information” Chapter in the PicoLog, PicoScope or EnviroMon helpfiles.

New Application Note — Dynamic Range of Radar Receivers

Our latest application note was submitted by the Irish Aviation Authority and looks at using the ADC-11 converter to measure the dynamic range of radar receivers.

View our application notes.

New Science Experiment

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New this month is a chemistry experiment which investigates temperature changes during rate of reaction experiments.

See this and over 50 other interesting and educational experiments at:

ADC200/20 Oscilloscope — Special Offer

Each month Pico Technology offers a different product at 15% discount for orders placed through e-commerce. For details of this months special offer, follow the link below:


Thermocouple Connectors

We are looking for a supplier of miniature thermocouple connectors for a new product in development. If your company currently manufactures thermocouple connectors, or is capable of doing so, please contact us.


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit https://jobs.picotech.com/ to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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