Download PicoScope Automotive and PicoDiagnostics software for free

Here you can download the latest versions of our automotive diagnostics software. If you do not yet have a PicoScope you can still download the software free of charge and run it in demo mode. Our development team are working hard to release regular updates to PicoScope 7 Automotive and PicoDiagnostics with additional features and support for future automotive PicoScope products and kits. A list of supported scope models is below:

PicoScope 3223 • PicoScope 3423 • PicoScope 4223 • PicoScope 4423 • PicoScope 4823 • PicoScope 4225 • PicoScope 4425 • PicoScope 4225A • PicoScope 4425A

Note: Test & Measurement scopes such as the PicoScope 2000 Series are not supported within our Automotive software.

PicoScope7-beta

PicoScope Automotive App

The PicoScope Automotive app will guide you through your journey in oscilloscope diagnostics. Learn about PicoScope and the different kits available, view our Top ten Guided tests and benefit from tips on how to use your PicoScope. The app includes articles, animations and videos that show how PicoScope benefits you and your business and demonstrate the ease and simplicity of the PicoScope hardware and software.

Find out more

Note: This application does not connect to your PicoScope or display waveforms on your phone or tablet.

Version notes

Two versions of PicoScope 7 Automotive are available; Stable and Early Access.

Stable: After thorough testing by the automotive team, this software is judged to be suitable for use in the workshop. It can include features that are in beta where they are robust but not yet complete.

Early Access: These versions provide early access to new features and fixes. They give you an opportunity to try out the features and us a chance to receive early feedback so we can make improvements to them before they are included in Stable. As such, Early Access may be less refined than the Stable.

PicoScope 6 should only be used for those features not yet released in PicoScope 7 or by users running 32-bit operating systems. When all features are available in PicoScope 7, PicoScope 6 will then be retired.

Operating system: Windows
Released: September 10 2021
Release type: Stable
Size: 756 MB
Windows download Download PicoScope 7 Automotive 7.0.80 Stable for Windows
Operating system: macOS
Released: September 10 2021
Release type: Stable
Size: 177 MB
macOS download Download PicoScope 7 Automotive 7.0.80 Stable for macOS

PicoScope 7 Stable for Linux

Installation

PicoScope is distributed via our online repositories. For operating system-specific instructions, please choose your distribution.

  1. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    wget -O - https://labs.picotech.com/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Configure your system repository
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://labs.picotech.com/picoscope7auto/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope7.list'
  3. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope
  1. sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates
  2. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
  3. echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list
  4. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    wget -O - https://labs.picotech.com/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  5. Configure your system repository
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://labs.picotech.com/picoscope7auto/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope7.list'
  6. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  7. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope
  1. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    sudo rpmkeys --import http://labs.picotech.com/repomd.xml.key
  2. Add repository to the updater
    sudo zypper addrepo https://labs.picotech.com/picoscope7auto/rpm/ picoscope
  3. If it results in an error saying it already exists, delete the file as in the following command and redo previous step:
    sudo rm /etc/zypp/repos.d/picoscope.repo
  4. Update package manager cache
    sudo zypper refresh
  5. Install PicoScope
    sudo zypper install picoscope
  6. If you run into packager conflicts, please ensure that installations of picoscope (6|7) GTK is removed from your system. You can achieve it by this command:
    sudo rpm -e picoscope libpl1000 libps2000 libps2000a libps3000 libps3000a libps4000 libps4000a libps5000 libps5000a libps6000 libusbdrdaq libpicoipp libpicocv

PicoScope 7 Automotive is the latest version of our oscilloscope software and comes bundled with our PicoDiagnostics software. This release is only compatible with our automotive PicoScopes. (PicoScope 6 is available for users of non-automotive oscilloscopes.)

Release notes

New features

This stable release of PicoScope 7 Automotive builds on extensive use by automotive, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and independent repairers to ensure it is ready for everyday diagnostic use in workshops.

Here’s what's new in this first stable release of PicoScope 7 Automotive, when compared to the last stable release of PicoScope 6 Automotive:

  • Full support for touchscreen devices.
  • A modern user interface that places the most important settings and features where you would most naturally look for them to make navigation easier and faster.
  • Fewer controls with less visual clutter and a consistent style that quickly feel familiar and intuitive making it easier for you to learn and use (and easier on the eye).
  • Personalization to add shortcuts to your favourite tools and make it easier and faster for you to get on with your work.
  • Support for additional displays, full-screen waveforms and multiple views, so that you can make the best of your workshop display setup.
  • Support for 64-bit Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.
  • A new platform for the Waveform library (you may need to wait up to 24 hours before seeing your uploaded waveforms displayed in the beta Waveform library (beta) within PicoScope 7 Automotive. If you need immediate access to them, please use the Waveform library within PicoScope 6 Automotive.).
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Guided tests that will help to future proof your business.
  • Illustrated Measurement, Probe and Trigger function icons for easier and faster identification and selection.
  • PicoBNC+ Probe mismatch that helps you to always have the correct probe(s) connected.
  • J1939 and quadrature encoder serial decoders, respectively for Heavy-Duty/Off-Highway and EV applications.
  • Direct access to the A-Z of PicoScope web content to support just-in-time learning of PicoScope’s features.

Many features have had significant improvements to make them more flexible and intuitive:

  • An updated Crank() Math channels function that supports more crankshaft sensor types and makes it easier to evaluate crankshaft speed.
  • Support for more languages and instant language change as you select it (no restart required).
  • A touchscreen-friendly, easier to navigate, Guided test menu.
  • Simplified sample rate control and settings to help you in your choices.
  • Rotation rulers that more clearly delineate the important phases within your waveforms.
  • More flexible Views that can be added, divided and placed in a greater number of permutations and combinations.
  • A Waveform navigator (replacing the Buffer overview) for easier scanning for inconsistencies or other effects across all the waveforms you gather in a capture.
  • An updated Zoom control that gives you more zooming flexibility across all the waveforms in all your Views.

In addition, it retains the PicoScope 6 Automotive features below (and their benefits) that made it an industry standard but refreshes them and enhances their usability to make them even more intuitive and easier to learn:

Auto arrange, Auto setup, Channel labels, ConnectDetect, Custom probes, Demo mode, Frequency counting, Low pass filtering, Math channels, Measurements, Notes, Open / Save / Print files, PicoBNC+ Probe recognition, PicoDiagnostics and NVH, Reference waveforms, Resolution enhance, Rulers, Serial decoding, Spectrum view, Triggers, and Vehicle details.

Please note:

  • PicoScope 7 Automotive software can be installed alongside PicoScope 7 Automotive Early Access; you can have both versions on one PC.
  • PicoScope 7 Automotive may be bundled with a different version of Pico Diagnostics than PicoScope 7 Automotive Early Access.
  • Update notifications are specific to each version: a PicoScope 7 Automotive Early access update notification is relevant to PicoScope 7 Automotive Early access. Likewise for the PicoScope 7 Automotive (Stable).
  • The PicoScope 7 Automotive and PicoScope 7 Automotive Early Access do not share settings (such as Preferences, favorited tools, Math channels, Reference waveforms, Start up settings, Recent psdata files, etc.).

Supported systems and languages

Software/feature Supported systems Supported languages
PicoScope 7 Automotive
  • Windows 10 (recommended), 8 and 7 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) and 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Linux Ubuntu (20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.1)
Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Español (España), Español (México), Français (Canada), Français (France), Hvratski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bomål, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Slovenŝĉina, Srpski, Suomi, Svenska, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, Български, Русский, 한국어, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), 日本語
Waveform library
  • Windows 10 (recommended), 8 and 7 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) and 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Linux Ubuntu (20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.1)
English
Guided tests
  • Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Deutsch, English
PicoDiagnostics/NVH
  • Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español (España), Español (México), Français (Canada), Français (France), Hvratski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bomål, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Slovenŝĉina, Srpski, Suomi, Svenska, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, Български, Русский, 한국어, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), 日本語
Operating system: Windows
Released: October 21 2021
Release type: Early Access
Size: 757 MB
Windows download Download PicoScope 7 Automotive 7.0.83 Early Access for Windows
Operating system: macOS
Released: October 21 2021
Release type: Early Access
Size: 172 MB
macOS download Download for macOS

PicoScope 7 Early Access for Linux

Installation

PicoScope is distributed via our online repositories. For operating system-specific instructions, please choose your distribution.

  1. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    wget -O - https://labs.picotech.com/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Configure your system repository
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://labs.picotech.com/rc/picoscope7auto/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope7.list'
  3. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope
  1. sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates
  2. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
  3. echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list
  4. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    wget -O - https://labs.picotech.com/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  5. Configure your system repository
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://labs.picotech.com/rc/picoscope7auto/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope7.list'
  6. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  7. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope
  1. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    sudo rpmkeys --import http://labs.picotech.com/repomd.xml.key
  2. Add repository to the updater
    sudo zypper addrepo https://labs.picotech.com/rc/picoscope7auto/rpm/ picoscope
  3. If it results in an error saying it already exists, delete the file as in the following command and redo previous step:
    sudo rm /etc/zypp/repos.d/picoscope.repo
  4. Update package manager cache
    sudo zypper refresh
  5. Install PicoScope
    sudo zypper install picoscope
  6. If you run into packager conflicts, please ensure that installations of picoscope (6|7) GTK is removed from your system. You can achieve it by this command:
    sudo rpm -e picoscope libpl1000 libps2000 libps2000a libps3000 libps3000a libps4000 libps4000a libps5000 libps5000a libps6000 libusbdrdaq libpicoipp libpicocv

PicoScope 7 Automotive is the latest version of our oscilloscope software. This release is compatible with all automotive PicoScopes. (PicoScope 6 is available for users of non-automotive oscilloscopes.)

Release notes

New features

  • Dark Theme has now been added to reduce eye strain and consume less power whilst running PicoScope on your PC

  • The AWG "Import from channel" control now allows you to import an area of the waveform "between the time rulers" from the active graph view

  • The AWG now includes additional information including: number of samples imported, the AWG sample limit and "Data resampled" (in bold) if the number of samples imported is greater than the number the AWG can accept

  • The AWG contains a new 'Edit' panel which allows you to adjust the scale and offset of the AWG data, as well as the number of samples

  • It’s now possible to order your waveforms in the ‘My waveforms” section of the Reference Waveform Library

Bug fixes

  • Title bar to remove file name when starting the scope after having loaded a file

  • Improvements to the functionality of the decode table when switching between Hex and Decimal display options

  • Minor system memory improvements

For additional information on the above release of PicoScope 7 Automotive please click here

Supported systems and languages

Software/feature Supported systems Supported languages
PicoScope 7 Automotive
  • Windows 10 (recommended), 8 and 7 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) and 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Linux Ubuntu (20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.1)
Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Español (España), Español (México), Français (Canada), Français (France), Hvratski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bomål, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Slovenŝĉina, Srpski, Suomi, Svenska, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, Български, Русский, 한국어, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), 日本語
Waveform library
  • Windows 10 (recommended), 8 and 7 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) and 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Linux Ubuntu (20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.1)
English
Guided tests
  • Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Deutsch, English
PicoDiagnostics/NVH
  • Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español (España), Español (México), Français (Canada), Français (France), Hvratski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bomål, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Slovenŝĉina, Srpski, Suomi, Svenska, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, Български, Русский, 한국어, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), 日本語
Operating system: Windows
Released: June 09 2020
Release type: Legacy
Size: 457 MB

This is the latest version of our PicoScope 6 Automotive oscilloscope software. This release is compatible with all automotive PicoScopes. (PicoScope 6 is available for users of non-automotive oscilloscopes.)

Download PicoScope 6 Automotive 6.14.25

Release notes

New features

  • 3 x additional FirstLook™ Automotive Engine Diagnostics Sensor guided tests:
    • Intake manifold pressure pulsations during running
    • Crankcase pressure pulsations during cranking
    • Crankcase pressure pulsations during running
  • 2 x updated WPS500X pressure sensor guided tests:
    • Common rail diesel solenoid injector back-leakage
    • Fuel pressure - negative priming (diesel)
  • PicoDiagnostics: Support for automotive 4225A and 4425A PicoScopes.

Bug fixes

  • Various bug fixes in PicoScope 6 Automotive and PicoDiagnostics

Note: PicoScope 6 Automotive and PicoScope 7 Automotive handle the new PicoScope 4425A and 4225A models differently: Generally a .psdata file can be opened in both PicoScope 6 Automotive and PicoScope 7 Automotive. However, if it has been saved in PicoScope 7 Automotive using a 4425A or 4225A device then PicoScope 6 Automotive cannot recognise the probe settings. In this case, to open a file correctly in PicoScope 6 Automotive, remove any connected PicoScope device and connect a demo device so that PicoScope is in demo mode. You will then be able to load your file.

Supported systems and languages

After downloading the correct file for your operating system, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Supported systems and languages

Software/feature Supported systems Supported languages
PicoScope 6 Automotive Windows 10, 8 and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), Čeština, Dansk, suomi, Ελληνικά, Magyar, 한국어**, 日本語, Norsk, Polski***, Português, română, Русский, Svenska, Türkçe
Waveform library Windows 10, 8 and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), Čeština, Dansk, suomi, Ελληνικά, Magyar, 한국어**, 日本語, Norsk, Polski***, Português, română, Русский, Svenska, Türkçe
Guided tests Windows 10, 8 and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español
PicoDiagnostics/NVH Windows 10, 8 and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 中文 (简体), 中文 (繁體), Čeština, Dansk, suomi, Ελληνικά, Magyar, 한국어*, 日本語, Norsk, Polski**, Português, română, Русский, Svenska, Türkçe

* Korean available only from Pico distributor in Korea www.picoauto.co.kr.

** Polish available only from Pico distributors in Poland. For contact information please see our Distributor map.

Testimonials

  • PicoScope is the most simple yet complex tool in my workshop for diagnostic use. It lets you see what you previously had to guess was happening.

    Stephen Pender, Australia
  • Fantastic products and support with unbelievable performance for the money.

    David Callaghan
  • I was very impressed as to the speed and ease of ordering. Not having ordered on the internet before i didn’t struggle at all. The product is excellent.

    Vagtech VW Specialist, Manchester, UK
  • The support I have received from Pico over the years has been superb. The regular software and driver updates are a real bonus.

    Shaun Lovelss

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