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CAN Test Box

can test box


Continuing with our mission to make vehicle diagnostics easier and faster…the new CAN Test Box gives you easy access to the 16 pins of the diagnostic connector that is fitted to all modern vehicles. Depending on the configuration of the vehicle, this may allow you to check power, ground and CAN Bus signal quality. With the test leads supplied you can connect your PicoScope lab scope to the CAN Test Box to monitor signals such as the CAN High and Low. More.....

Attention all
Automotive Scope Users

Pico Automotive Scope software now sports a new Waveform Library browser.
Must own PicoScope to view.
See details here


Serial Decoding - UPDATE

The new PicoScope beta release, 6.13, adds Modbus RTU and ASCII to its growing list of serial decoders. Modbus is used in industrial automation to communicate with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

PicoScope 6 now supports a total of 18 serial protocols and is the only oscilloscope that can decode Modbus.


You can use PicoScope to decode data from a serial bus such as CAN bus. Unlike a conventional bus analyzer, PicoScope lets you see the high-resolution electrical waveform at the same time as the data. RS232/UART and SPI formats added to serial decoding mode

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Pico Automotive
Oscilloscope Guide

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 Frank Massey




Access to all the Current Pico Automotive kits at this link....

In this online automotive oscilloscope guide, Frank Massey tells you all you need to know about the PicoScope automotive oscilloscope and automotive software.

With over 35 years of experience in automotive diagnostics, Frank Massey has built a reputation as an unrivalled authority on vehicle diagnostics.

Split into easily-digestible videos, this guide covers everything from why you need an oscilloscope, to how to run simple tests and take measurements.

To watch this indispensable guide to using automotive oscilloscopes simply select a video from the list below, or claim your FREE automotive demo CD-ROM which includes the complete automotive oscilloscope guide, together with automotive tutorials, articles, and much more.

  Full Pico Automotive Diagnostic Guide - 5.7Mb
   [Where to start, What to do, How to Succeed]


A clear and concise introduction to automotive oscilloscopes: from “what is a scope?” and “why use a scope?” to “what can I test?”  in simple terms, everything you need to know.   Picoscope Basics Part 1 - watch video  PicoScope Basics Part 2 - watch video

Getting Started

In this video Frank shows you just how quick and easy it is to start using a PicoScope automotive oscilloscope. In just 10 minutes, Frank takes you from installing the software, to running simple tests and taking measurements. Frank finishes by testing the ignition primary system.   watch video


In this video Frank demonstrates how you can quickly test your injectors using a PicoScope automotive oscilloscope. By simulating a faulty injector, Frank shows you how easy it is to tell if there is a problem or not, just by looking at the waveform displayed on your PC.   watch video

Air Mass Meter and Lambda Sensors

Watch as Frank uses a mixture of theory and practical demonstrations to explain and test air mass meter and lambda (oxygen) sensors.   watch video


CAN bus is becoming increasingly common on today’s vehicles. In this video Frank demonstrates the power of the PicoScope automotive oscilloscope, including the advanced zoom feature that lets you see every detail of the CAN bus waveform.   watch video

See an excellent Kvaser Tutorial on the CANBus Protocol....


In this final video Frank gives his closing thoughts on the PicoScope automotive oscilloscope, what’s the best PC to use with the scope, and details of just what other tests the scope can be used for.   watch video


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