Test and Measurement News

June 2001

Find a Bug / Win a Prize!

We are confident that our new version of software (R5.07.1) is our most reliable software release to date. However, as with any new release it is possible that there may be a few minor bugs in the software or errors in the documentation. For this reason we are asking all our customers to download this new software and report any problems they find.

Any customer reporting a problem with the software or documentation before the 18th June will be entered into a draw to win a free DrDAQ data logging package worth GBP 149 (approx 200 USD).

Problems can be reported by e-mail to tech@picotech.com or online at 


Latest Science Experiments and Education News

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New experiments this month include:

how effective different insulating materials are
how temperature changes during chemical reactions

See these and many other interesting and educational experiments at: http://www.picotech.com/experiments/

Automotive News

Our library of automotive waveforms has been expanded and re-organised and can be found at:http://www.picoauto.com

Most pages contain (as well as the waveform) an expanded explanation of what the waveform is showing. There is also a new option to download the picoscope data file (.psd). This allows you to print the waveform from PicoScope, it also automates all the settings in the scope if you wish to make a similar measurement.

Linking to our Website

We regularly receive requests from people asking whether they can link from their own web site to ours. The answer to this is always YES, if you run a web site and you like our products please do link to our site.

Also, if you are using one of our products and it is featured on your web site, please send us the address (URL), we always like to see what our products are being used for. If we have enough response we will add a page to our web site linking to sites that feature our products.

Monthly Special Offer

Each month Pico Technology offers a different product at 15% discount for orders placed through e-commerce. For details of this months special offer, follow the link below:


PicoLog Hints and Tips

In the second part of this 'hints and tips' series we highlight some 'cool features' within PicoLog software that you may not be aware of.

Support for multiple converters. With PicoLog software you can use a mix of our products on the same PC at the same time. For example you could use a TC-08 to record temperature on 8 channels and a ADC-16 to record voltages from another 8 channels. PicoLog will record and display from all 16 channels.

To enable support for multiple converters, select File | New Settings and click on the 'enable multiple converters' button.

'Save As' options. When you collect data in PicoLog it is saved as default as a PicoLog data file (.PLW extension). By selecting File | Save As from the PicoLog recorder you also have a number of other choices, these are:

Settings Files (.pls) which contain all the settings, but no data, this is useful for storing different setups for later recall.

Text files (.txt) which store the data in simple ASCII text format which many programs can import.

Comma separated values (.csv) which most spreadsheets and data base programs can import.


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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