Test and Measurement News

December 2003

Automotive News

Diagnostic Kit wins another award

We are pleased to announce that the Pico Automotive Diagnostic Kit has won another award. In the December issue of Professional Motor Mechanic magazine, the advanced version of the kit has been named as one of the "Top Products Of The Year".

"As seen on TV"

The Houston based TV channel KHOU ran a short review of the diagnostic kit in their "Crank it up" slot.

View the video

New demo CD

A new automotive oscilloscope demo CD is now available

To receive your free demo cd simply complete the online application form

Technical Tip — Measurements and Alarms in PicoScope

PicoScope has over thirty automated measurements. Oscilloscope measurements include frequency, rise time and pulse width. Spectrum measurements include THD, SFDR and SNR.

For each measurement, upper and lower alarm limits can be set. This makes it possible for example to set an alarm if a pulse width goes out of specification. To add an alarm, first add the Measurement you wish to use using

Settings | Measurements | Add

From the resulting dialog box enter minimum and maximum values to be used then click OK. From

Measurements | Options

you can select the action to occur on alarm, the choices are to either stop the scope (so capturing the error on the screen) or to sound an audible alarm.

A list of previous newsletter "technical tips" can be found on the technical tips page.

New Science Experiment

The Pico Technology Library of Experiments contains a number of educational experiments that make use of ouroscilloscope and data acquisition products.

If you are involved in the teaching of science we would love to hear from you. We are looking for people willing to perform and write up new experiments for our collection. For a limited time Pico Technology is willing to donate either a DrDAQ data logger or an ADC-40 PC oscilloscope in return for a suitable experiment. See the experiment guidelines for further information.

This months new data logging experiment uses the DrDAQ data logger together with the oxygen in air sensor to study therespiration of peas.

See this and over seventy other interesting and educational science experiments online.


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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