24 December 2007
Pico Technology, worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of PC Oscilloscopes, has released the latest version of PicoScope 6. This version is the first to support Pico’s entire range of USB PC Oscilloscopes, and has a number of new features.
Owners of the high-performance 5000 Series scopes are already familiar with the improved layout and advanced triggering options of PicoScope 6. From December 2007, it will support all Pico oscilloscopes from the entry-level 2000 Series, through the general-purpose and high-precision scopes of the 3000 Series, up to the high-performance 5000 Series with 1 GS/s real-time sampling rate.
The most exciting new feature in PicoScope 6 is resolution enhancement. This filtering algorithm adds up to four bits to the effective resolution of a scope. For example, it can boost the effective resolution of a PicoScope 5203 or 5204 from 8 bits to 12 bits, and the 12-bit PicoScope 3224 and 3424 high-resolution scopes can now deliver up to 16 effective bits. The resolution enhancement is selectable in increments of 0.5 bit.
PicoScope 6 now has independent horizontal zoom, using a new control that is easily accessed from the toolbar to give precise control over timebase magnification. The familiar windowed zoom tool is still there to allow quick inspection of waveform details. Finally, the text file export feature has been improved so that text-format data files up to 1 million samples long can now be exported.
According to Alan Tong, Managing Director of Pico Technology, “This release will allow more of our customers to try out the PicoScope 6 software. It shows that we are committed to continually improving our products and adding new features. Like all our software upgrades, this release is free of charge and comes with full technical support.”
PicoScope 6.0.12 is available for download now, free of charge, from the Pico Technology website. Call Pico on +44 (0)1480 396 395 for more details.