Test and Measurement News

July 2019

Beta testers needed

100BASE-T1/BroadR-Reach is destined to become the physical layer standard for high-performance automotive applications. Using PAM3 signaling on a differential twisted pair, this standard can be impossible to monitor without affecting the signal. Pico is about to introduce the industry’s first non-intrusive full duplex automotive Ethernet decoder, suitable for any PicoScope with 200 MHz or more bandwidth.

Are you working on one of these automotive networks and, ideally, using a scope with the necessary bandwidth? We want you for our beta test program! If selected, you’ll get the latest PicoScope 6 Beta software, and we’ll lend you a suitable PicoScope if you don’t already have one. We’ll ask you to appraise the system and to give suggestions for its future development.

To sign up, send us an email with your name, company, address and phone number. Please also tell us whether you already have a PicoScope (if so, which model) and briefly describe the technology you’re working with and your test needs.

Software update

PicoLog 6.1.11 is now stable, formalizing our support for the Raspberry Pi (including the new Raspberry Pi 4B), and our new improved math channel function.

As you'd expect from Pico, the software is available for free download from our website now.

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Product focus: PicoScope 3000 Series

Up to 512 MS capture memory • Up to 200 MHz bandwidth • 8-bit resolution • 2 or 4 channels plus mixed-signal models • USB 3.0 • DeepMeasure

Versatile general-purpose oscilloscopes with optional MSO capabillity, the PicoScope 3000 Series models are ideal for a multitude of analog and digital applications, including embedded systems design, research, test, education, service and repair. All models have a maximum sampling rate of 1 GS/s and access to the DeepMeasure tool and the full range of advanced triggers.

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Video: DeepMeasure in PicoScope 6

PicoScope 6's DeepMeasure tool lets you make measurements at the cycle level on up to 1 million waveforms at a time. In this video (published in 2017), Pico senior software development engineer Alex Dunn uses a PicoScope 3000D Series MSO to show you how.

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Tech Tip: Sampling rate in PicoScope 6

Ever wondered why, when you change the timebase in PicoScope 6, the sample rate shown in the Properties sheet also changes?

Our new application note reveals all...

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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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