Test and Measurement News

January/February 2004

New Product: 250 MHz Oscilloscope Probe

We have expanded our range of oscilloscope probes to include a 250MHz x1 / x10 switchable probe.

Our range also includes low cost 60MHz probes and active differential probes. During February you can save 15% off all our oscilloscope probes, so if the oscilloscope probes in your lab have seen better days, now is the time to stock up.

Automotive News

Library of Waveforms

Our website contains a growing library of waveforms captured using our Automotive Diagnostics Kit. If you have captured any waveforms that you think may be of interest to others we would love to hear from you. Please email the .PSD file along with a brief description to support@picotech.com.

Technical Tip — Trigger in PicoLog (Fast Block Only)

Triggering in Picolog is available, but only in fast block mode.
To use this:

  1. Open the Recording window File | New Settings
  2. In the 'Recording Method' dropdown box select the option 'Fast Block'. (When using this mode you will only be able to use one convertor at a time.)
  3. Click OK.
  4. Select the Unit that you want (Not all units are available, only units that can be used with Picoscope.)
  5. Click OK.
  6. Add the channel and select 'trigger'.
  7. Click the 'Trigger enable' check box.
  8. Choose the direction that you want the trigger to action on.
  9. eg rising the voltage is increasing. Falling the voltage is decreasing.
  10. In the Threshold box enter the voltage level that you want the trigger to action.

New Science Experiment

Our library of science experiments now contains over seventy interesting and educational experiments.

New this month is an experiment that calculates the heart rate with a pulse plethysmograph. Suitable for Key stages 2 and 5, the experiment can use either a PC oscilloscope or data logger.


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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