Test and Measurement News

September 2002

New Automotive Application Note

New this month is an application note entitled ‘Crest of a Wave’. First published in Professional Motor Mechanic magazine, it looks at the role of the oscilloscope in diagnosing faults on modern vehicles.

Read the article online at:

As mentioned last month we now have a demo version of the new automotive software. This can be downloaded from:

New Science Experiment

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New this month is a physics experiment measuring acceleration due to gravity.

See this and 60 other interesting and educational experiments at:

If you are interested in contributing an experiment to our library, please contact experiments@picotech.com.

Currently we are most interested in new biology and chemistry experiments. To encourage people to submit experiments, we will donate a DrDAQ data logger or ADC-40 for each experiment we use on our web site.

Technical Tip — Running Multiple Copies of PicoLog

PicoLog is designed so that you can collect data from multiple devices connected to the same PC, the only limitation is that data is collected from each device at the same rate.

If you have more than one converter connected to one PC and need to log data from each converter at different rates, you can run two copies of PicoLog Recorder.

  1. Set up PicoLog for the first converter and save the settings as a PicoLog settings file (*.pls) e.g. fred.pls
  2. You then need to set up PicoLog for the second converter and save the settings with a different filename, e.g. jack.pls
  3. Quit PicoLog Recorder
  4. Start the first copy of PicoLog with the command c:\pico\plw32.exe fred.pls

  5. Start the second with the command c:\pico\plw32.exe jack.pls

You now have two copies of PicoLog Recorder running, enabling you to collect two independent data runs.

DrDAQ Data Logger With Built In Sensors — 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:



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