21 March 2013
Pico Technology today announced that it has become a member of the MathWorks Connections Program. The PicoScope 3000 Series oscilloscopes now have an instrument driver for the Instrument Control Toolbox. This includes all models apart from the Mixed Signal and Differential Oscilloscopes, with drivers for other product ranges to be provided in the future.
The MathWorks Connections Program is available to third-party organisations that develop and distribute complementary, commercially available products and services based on MATLAB and Simulink. These partner offerings address technical needs across a wide range of applications and industries worldwide with software and hardware products that extend the usage of MATLAB and Simulink. These solutions seamlessly integrate with MathWorks products and ensure on-going compatibility in conjunction with new MathWorks releases. Customers are also offered training, consulting and system integration services based on MathWorks tools.
The decision to partner with MathWorks was a result of enquiries from mutual customers in a wide range of industries regarding drivers and examples for Pico Technology products to be used with MATLAB. Pico Technology provides a Software Development Kit (SDK) enabling users to create their own custom applications using a number of software languages and third party applications. The provision of high-level instrument drivers will simplify the process of acquiring data from Pico Technology devices into the MATLAB workspace, allowing customers to process the data using MATLAB Toolboxes such as the Signal Processing Toolbox.
The PicoScope 3000 Series oscilloscopes have the power to perform in many applications, such as design, research, test, education, service and repair. The USB-powered oscilloscopes are small, lightweight and portable. The PicoScope 3000 Series offers an astounding real-time sampling rate of up to 1 GS/s, a bandwidth of up to 250 MHz and huge buffer memory depths of up to 128 million samples per second. This series also contains the world’s first USB 3.0 oscilloscope. MATLAB users will be able to communicate directly with Pico Technology’s hardware using MathWorks’ Instrument Control Toolbox and a native MATLAB instrument driver that is included at no extra charge along with the Pico Technology hardware. This allows users to control instruments directly from MATLAB, including instrument setup, data collection and any other functionality available to the device.