Oscilloscope News

25 July 2017 - Pico Technology has released a new PicoSDK driver package installer for its PicoScope oscilloscope and PicoLog data loggers for Microsoft Windows. This release adds drivers for the latest PicoScope 2000A and 2000B models and the PicoScope 4444, as well as various fixes for other drivers. The PicoSDK (consisting of the drivers, Programmer’s Guides and software examples) allows the development of custom applications and integration into other systems.

The drivers can be used with any programming language that supports standard C calls and provide you with direct control of the PicoScope and PicoLog devices.

For PicoScope oscilloscopes, the advantages include:

  • Additional advanced trigger functions
  • The ability to programmatically define and output arbitrary waveforms (device-dependent)
  • The ability to specify a large number of segments for rapid block captures (device-dependent)
  • Faster streaming data acquisition rates (depending on PC resources)

A significant change in this release is that the PicoSDK installer now only contains the drivers, static library files, C/C++ header files and changelog information. Programmer’s Guides and software examples are now available individually from the links given below. This will make it easier to install and update just the files needed.

The PicoSDK installer is available free of charge with separate 32-bit and 64-bit driver package installers from www.picotech.com/downloads. Regular updates will be provided to coincide with the stable releases of the PicoScope software.

Software examples are available in a number of programming languages and for third-party environments (C/C++, C#, Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications, National Instruments LabVIEW, MathWorks MATLAB, Python and Visual Basic .NET) and can be downloaded free of charge from GitHub repositories at github.com/picotech.

The Programmer’s Guides can be viewed and downloaded from www.picotech.com/library/documentation.


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