PicoScope® oscilloscopes now compatible with Mac OS X

20 August 2014
Category: Oscilloscopes

Pico Technology’s PC oscilloscopes are now compatible with OS X. This is in response to the growing use of Apple Mac computers in electronic engineering companies.

A PicoScope oscilloscope plugs into your PC and turns it into an oscilloscope, FFT spectrum analyzer and all-round measuring instrument. The PC runs the PicoScope 6 software, a powerful application that is now available in an OS X beta version as well as Linux and Microsoft Windows versions. The main features of PicoScope for Windows are included in the OS X and Linux beta versions—scope, spectrum and persistence modes; interactive zoom; simple, delayed and advanced triggers; automatic measurements; and signal generator control—and we are working on adding more. You can save captures for offline analysis, share them with other PicoScope users, or export them in text, CSV and MathWorks MATLAB 4 formats.

Compact, economical USB oscilloscopes from the PicoScope range are available with bandwidths up to 1 GHz, from 1 to 8 input channels, hardware vertical resolutions from 8 to 16 bits, sampling rates up to 5 GS/s, buffer sizes up to 2 GS, and built-in arbitrary waveform generators. Other features available on some models include flexible hardware resolution, switchable bandwidth limiters, switchable high-impedance and 50 ohm inputs, and differential and mixed-signal inputs.

The new beta version of PicoScope for OS X is packaged for easy installation, and includes drivers that support all our current scopes and data loggers. The drivers can also be used with our free SDKs to create your own applications.

To find out what our customers have to say about the software, see the Pico forum at:

Download PicoScope for OS X free of charge from: