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.....
Pico Automotive Scope software now sports a new Waveform Library browser. Must own PicoScope to view. See details here
We have just posted a few new Automotive Tutorials and Case studies Here is the latest: Honda Rattle
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
PicoScope is the powerful automotive software package that makes it easy for you to diagnose vehicle faults. Packed with features such as automated measurements and the ability to save and print waveforms, PicoScope is the ultimate tool for your diagnostic arsenal.
A new level of performance
PicoScope automotive diagnostic software offers a new level of performance: along with faster data processing and improved support for the latest USB diagnostic oscilloscopes, faster capture rates make it easier for you to see fast-moving signals.
Never miss that elusive problem waveform
No more having to stop the scope as soon as you notice a fault: the waveform buffer in PicoScope can hold multiple waveforms in memory, allowing you to stop the scope and then review up to 1000 previously captured waveforms.
Control capture rates
PicoScope allows you to reduce the number of data frames per second that your scope captures. This can help to conserve valuable power when your laptop is running on batteries.
With both colour and black and white printing modes, printed waveforms look professional — making them easy to work with and ideal for showing to your customers.
With PicoScope automotive software there is no need to create a custom range every time you want to add a new probe or sensor. The Custom Probes feature lets you quickly add a new probe or sensor using an easy-to-use wizard.
PicoScope 6 includes smarter and more powerful features than previous versions of PicoScope. As well as the ones described above, other features include:
Multiple views of the same data, with individual zoom, pan and filter settings for each view
Organise the data views however you want with the power of drag-and-drop
Zoom-in to a point of interest quickly with the intuitive point-and-click zoom controls
Specify a delay between the trigger and start of the capture directly in units of time
Looking good. Working good
We all know that no matter how good software looks and how many features it has, it’s useless if it isn’t easy to use. We listened to what you — the users — told us and designed PicoScope to both look good and be as easy to use as possible:
Draggable rulers make it easier to move traces apart.
Clear graphics and text together with the ability to enlarge font sizes on measurements means that the screen is easier to read — even from a distance.
Tooltips appear when you hover your mouse over a control, making it easy to understand what everything does.
Point-and-click tools make panning and zooming quick and easy.
User-configurable toolbars let you position the controls where you want them.
The fast and easy way to diagnose faults
Using PicoScope is both fast and easy. Simply select the sensor or circuit to be tested and the software will automatically load the required settings and give you full details of how to connect the scope, along with advice on what the waveform should look like and general technical information on the component/system being tested.
PicoScope automotive diagnostic software includes over over 50 different reference topics on vehicle components and systems, and there’s nothing to stop you from adding topics for your own specific vehicle tests.
PicoScope 6 will work with 32 and 64-bit editions of Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista and Windows 7, 8 & 10. Before installing the software please visit Microsoft Windows Update to make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows that you are running.
A demonstration version of PicoScope Automotive 6 that requires no Pico hardware to work is available free of charge.
Once you have downloaded the software, double-click the file to begin the installation process.