Pico Technology Honored With Ultimate Product Of The Year

05 June 2007
Category: Oscilloscopes

PICO TECHNOLOGY HONORED WITH ULTIMATE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR FOR TEST / MEASUREMENT AT 2007 EE TIMES ACE AWARDS

PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes Honored at Electronics Industry’s Premier Gala Event

Pico Technology, St Neots, Cambridge, UK (May, 2007) — Pico Technology, world leaders in PC Oscilloscope (PCO) design and manufacture, today announced they had been honored with the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for the Ultimate Product of the Year for Test / Measurement for their PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes. Honors were presented at the EE Times ACE Awards Gala on April 3, 2007, as part of the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America.

Alan Tong, Managing Director, Pico Technology says “The PicoScope 2105 and 2104 were designed to provide highly capable, lightweight, compact PC oscilloscopes for engineers and technicians who needed a reliable, handheld tool to carry with them. It is great to know that our dedication to providing market-leading, innovative and affordable test and measurement equipment has once again been recognized.”

The PicoScope 2105 is suitable for a wide range of troubleshooting tasks on analog and digital circuits. It has high performance, with a 100 megasample per second real-time sampling rate, a repetitive-signal sampling rate of 2 gigasamples per second provided by digital equivalent-time sampling, and a 25 MHz analog bandwidth. The instrument has eight input voltage ranges from ±100 mV to ±20 V. The USB interface and plug-and-play software make installation easy, and the user can set up, start and stop the unit by pressing a single pushbutton. A light built in to the probe tip illuminates the area under test.

The PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes are supplied with the PicoScope oscilloscope software and PicoLog data logging software, a 32-bit driver with fully documented programming interface, and example programs in C, Visual Basic, Delphi, LabVIEW and VEE. The software is compatible with Windows XP and Vista.

The Ultimate Products of the Year categories contain the most significant products introduced in the last 12 months as determined by large-scale peer review in seven technology segments. Finalists in each category are chosen by selected, qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter on a quarterly basis via electronic balloting. More than 1,000 engineers participate in the voting process to determine the winners.

“Pico Technology’s PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes received the Ultimate Product of the Year for Test / Measurement for their usefulness, affordability and portability,” said Brian Fuller, editor in chief of EE Times.

The EE Times ACE Awards were created to recognize the people, companies and products that show leadership in the electronics industry, honoring those who are leading the way and making positive contributions — the real innovators of technology. Finalists were evaluated by a prestigious panel of judges, comprising the leading voices of academia and industry. For more information, visit www.eetimes.com/ace.