Test and Measurement News

February 2018

Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2018

Pico Technology has been named one of the UK's 100 Best Small Companies to Work For at a prestigious ceremony hosted by the Sunday Times newspaper. This sought-after award measures and acknowledges excellence in workplace engagement – where only organizations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualified.

The results of this survey are based on what our employees say about the organization, plus how we manage, motivate and reward our workforce.

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PicoLog 6 stable release goes live!

We've just launched our new-look PicoLog 6 data logging software: the stable version is available for download on Windows, Linux and macOS! If you haven't already tried it, now's the time - PicoLog 6 provides a visual, user-friendly interface that has been designed to be intuitive from the outset. You can set up your logger and start recording in moments, regardless of your level of experience.

We are demonstrating PicoLog 6 at Embedded World in Nuremberg - if you're attending, why not drop in and see it in action? We're on Stand 4-533.

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Videos of the month: Getting started with PicoLog 6

If you decided to wait for PicoLog 6 to go stable before trying it out, these videos from our Technical Specialist, Ziko, will give you some pointers.

In this first video, Ziko outlines a few of the key software features and goes on to talk you through the installation process.

In Part 2, Ziko shows how easy it is to set up the data logging software and start capturing data. This example shows the software in action with the TC-08 thermocouple data logger, but the steps are just the same for all Pico USB data logging devices.

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Product focus: PT-104 PRT temperature logger

The PT-104 precision temperature data logger uses external platinum resistance thermometers to achieve high resolution and accuracy. With the new PicoLog 6 software, it's now even easier to use!

  • 0.001 °C resolution
  • 0.015 °C accuracy

Only US$659 / €559 / £459

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Gain-phase analysis with PicoSDK

If you're familiar with the third-party frequency response analyzer app for PicoScopes, you may be interested to know that Roland Vanroy has posted two new application notes to help you with gain-phase analysis.

The first is a general introduction to the technique using a buck converter prototype, while the second explains how to make the signal insertion transformer required for this test.

Find out more on the forum >

PicoVNA for MathWorks MATLAB users

PicoVNA, the compact USB-connected vector network analyzer, includes a free software development kit to allow you to write your own applications. Now you can control the PicoVNA from MathWorks MATLAB using our MATLAB Toolbox. Information is on the MATLAB Central File Exchange.

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Warwick Control's 3-in-1 CAN kit has PicoScope at its core

Warwick Control Technologies are specialists in CAN and related communications standards. Their new product, the 3-in-1 CAN Maintenance Kit, uses a new version of their successful X-Analyser 3 software to allow engineers to view the CAN bus signal on the physical, data link and application layers simultaneously.

One of the integral parts of this kit is the PicoScope 2206B oscilloscope, along with PicoScope 6 software.

For more information, read the press release on the Warwick Control website.

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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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