Automotive Newsletter

April 2011

New Case Study: Nozzle Turbine Pressure Control


Recently I got hold of a WPS500X Pressure Transducer and looked forward to using it right away. It didn’t take long before I found a perfect excuse to switch it on: the Variable Nozzle Turbine (VNT) boost control…

To read on and see how Nick was able to use the WPS500X Pressure Transducer to aid in the detection of overboosting, see the full article “Variable Nozzle Turbine Pressure Control” from Hibtech Auto-Electrical Diagnostics.

New Product: Premium Test Leads

As part of our continuing efforts to expand our range of test accessories, we have now released coloured test leads, BNC to 4 mm (banana), to make it easier to distinguish where your connections are when testing components on the vehicle. The blue lead has a fixed ground cable that works with the common ground system of the scope to provide a reliable ground connection at all times. The remaining coloured leads all have detachable ground cables to give more room when testing. The four leads are available individually or as a set.

Find out more about our premium test leads

Fantastic Opportunities to Join an Innovative Company!

Perhaps this is the year you will discover the benefits of working for Pico Technology:

  • Design and development of exciting new products
  • A culture of constant technical innovation
  • Opportunities in test and measurement, and prestigious automotive markets
  • A company that frequently wins awards

We currently have the following vacancies, but don’t worry if you don’t fit exactly into any of these categories. We are always looking for design talent.

  • Development Engineer - Windows Desktop Application Software
  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware
  • Technical Specialist - Software

Find details of these positions, and an online application form, at You can also send enquiries by email We look forward to hearing from you

Training Courses

Diagnostic Solutions, a Pico distributor based in Ireland, delivers PicoScope Oscilloscope Training in Dublin. Please email for further information.

Autonerdz, a Pico distributor based in North America, delivers PicoScope Oscilloscope Training both at their headquarters located in Olympia WA, and online. Please contact Autonerdz for further information.

Engine Management Diagnostics course

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss our Engine Management Diagnostics course. This two-day course introduces the basic working principles of engine management systems, component testing and system diagnostics using oscilloscopes. The course is split between class-based theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course runs several times a year around the UK, and we currently have the following dates available:

Taunton, Somerset, UK 
10-11 May 2011 and 14-15 June 2011

Accrington and Rossendale College, Accrington, UK
5-6 July 2011

Places are limited, so please call 07881 555385 to reserve your place, or visit for more information.

Please contact your local distributor for information on training events outside the UK.

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

Please see our events page for the latest information about forthcoming exhibitions, courses and other events.


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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Contact details

Pico Technology, James House, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8YP, England
Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

Pico Technology North America Inc.
320 N Glenwood Blvd.
TX 75702
United States
Tel:+1 800 591 2796 (Toll Free)
Fax:+1 620 272 0981

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