Test and Measurement News

April 2018

Gain-phase analysis of a DC-DC converter

A couple of months ago, we brought you a pair of application notes by Roland van Roy on carrying out gain-phase analysis with the Frequency Response Analyzer. This month, we're pleased to be able to share this video, where Roland demonstrates how check the stability of a buck converter's feedback loop using a PicoScope 5444B Flexible Resolution Oscilloscope.

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PicoScope 5000 Series FlexRes scopes

The PicoScope 5000 A and B Series offers true flexible resolution. Multiple high-resolution ADCs applied in different combinations let you optimize the hardware for sampling rate (up to 1 GS/s) or resolution (up to 16 bits), or set a compromise somewhere in between – and that's before you use the resolution enhancement software feature.

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Did you know...?

...that Aaron Hexamer's Frequency Response Analyzer (FRA) is available ready to use, with no need for any user coding?

Aaron's Bitbucket page for the app offers users the choice of a binary download for Windows as well as the option to build from source code. You will still need to download PicoSDK to make sure your computer has access to all the necessary resources.

FRA forum post >

PicoLog 6 Tech Tip: Using multiple data loggers

PicoLog 6 makes it easy to collect data from more than one Pico data logger. You can connect up to 20 Pico devices, whether they're all the same type or different, potentially giving you hundreds of channels. Just click the USB symbol and select the devices and channels that you want to set up.

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PicoScope 6 Tech Tip: Measurements between rulers

PicoScope 6 gives you the option to apply automatic measurements to a specific time or frequency interval, rather than the whole trace. To measure "between rulers", drag the time/frequency rulers (marked by white squares) from the bottom left corner of the screen to demarcate the region you want to measure.

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Pico Distributor Conference

This month 67 Pico distributors from 21 countries attended a conference near our St Neots headquarters. We hold these events every two years to give our distributors an opportunity for hands-on training and face-to-face demonstrations of our products. There's probably a Pico distributor near you, so please get in touch!

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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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