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: This version provides early access to the latest features and fixes so that you can try them out and send us early feedback. This keeps us on the right track and gives us an opportunity to catch and fix any new bugs so that they are less likely to make it into the stable version.

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: July 13 2022
Release type: Stable
Size: 810 MB
Windows download Download PicoScope 7.0.93.2 Stable for Windows
Operating system: macOS
Released: July 13 2022
Release type: Stable
Size: 197 MB
macOS download Download PicoScope 7.0.93.2 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

The latest PicoScope 7 Automotive stable release (version 7.0.93.2) brings new features to the Reference waveform library. The updates include:

  • A user can now edit all metadata (Vehicle Details, Channel Labels & Notes) of their Reference Waveforms in the Waveform Library
  • A user can now delete any of their Reference Waveforms from the Waveform Library
  • Uploads now happen in the Waveform Library application, which means that PS7 is no longer blocked when a file is uploading. There is an upload queue in the Waveform Library application so users can see all the waveforms they've uploaded in the current session.
  • Uploads will appear instantly in the Waveform Library, meaning there is no longer a 24 hour delay
  • Log in sessions will now last for 90 days and won't be reset overnight
  • General performance (speed of moving between pages, fetching data etc) has been improved by up to x10

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 PicoDiagnostics version the early access version; you can have both PicoDiagnostics versions on one PC.
  • 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, Favorite tools, Math channels, Reference waveforms, Start up settings, Recent psdata files, etc. This allows you to customize the two versions in different ways.

Supported systems and languages

Software/feature Supported systems Supported languages
PicoScope 7 Automotive
  • Windows 11, 10 and 8 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 12 (Monterey) and 11  (Big Sur)
  • Linux Ubuntu (20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.3)
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 11, 10 and 8 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 12 (Monterey) and 11  (Big Sur)
  • Linux Ubuntu (20.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.3)

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

Guided tests
  • Windows 11, 10 and 8.
Deutsch, English
PicoDiagnostics/NVH
  • Windows 11, 10 and 8.
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: September 22 2022
Release type: Early Access
Size: 845 MB
Windows download Download PicoScope 7.0.109 Early Access for Windows
Operating system: macOS
Released: September 22 2022
Release type: Early Access
Size: 230 MB
macOS download Download PicoScope 7.0.109 Early Access 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

  • Mask limit testing now possible in PicoScope 7! Import an existing mask or generate one based on a channels data to measure the number of waveforms that cross into the mask area across thousands of waveforms. See clearly on the graph where the signal has intersected the mask in all captured waveforms for quick reference of where failures might have occurred.
  • Actions can be set to run when a mask fails or passes with the new 'on mask fail' and 'On mask pass' events.
  • It's now possible to see any DeepMeasure cycles and cycle numbers graphically represented on the graph, as well as and indication of the threshold and hysteresis levels.
  • A small progress bar will now display when using Rapid triggering.

Bug Fixes

  • Some data has been cleaned up in the Reference Waveform Library
  • Bug fixed with fetching data in the Reference Waveform Library search page

Supported systems and languages

Software/feature Supported systems Supported languages
PicoScope 7 Automotive
  • Windows 11, 10, and 8 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 12 (Monterey) and 11 (BigSur)
  • Linux Ubuntu (22.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.4)
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 11, 10 and 8 (all 64-bit only)
  • macOS 12 (Monterey) and 11 (BigSur)
  • Linux Ubuntu (22.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS) and openSUSE (15.4)

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

 

Guided tests
  • Windows 11, 10 and 8.
Deutsch, English
PicoDiagnostics/NVH
  • Windows 11, 10 and 8.
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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