Automotive Newsletter

August 2015 PicoScope kit comparisons online


Firstly, we'd like to remind you about our online kit comparison tool, located on our kits overview page. This comparison tool makes it even easier for our customers to view the options available to them with each kit. Our Automotive Test Kits are designed to make the vehicle diagnostics intuitive and logical. Each kit comes with a variety of accessories to test a multitude of vehicle components. These accessories and some of the tests the various kits can cover are now shown in a detailed list.

We are currently looking to expand our Technical Publications team. If you want to be part of a growing company at the leading edge of test and measurement and diagnostic equipment design, we look forward to hearing from you.

Waveform library update: Our latest waveform library figures are in. We now boast over 1850 waveforms, covering multiple vehicles, engines and fuel types. Have you uploaded your saved waveforms yet?

New Guided Tests

This month we have two new Guided Tests for you to browse, and we would love to hear your feedback on them. These tests refer to a Floating Inductive Crankshaft Position Sensor, and whilst they have not yet made it into our software, you can find them on our website.

The two tests can be found on our Automotive Guided Tests page, under: Sensors > Crankshaft > Inductive floating - Running, and Inductive floating - Cranking. Alternatively you can follow the links below:

Inductive CPS floating - Running

Inductive CPS floating - Cranking

Feedback should be sent via email to We look forward to hearing from you.

Competition results! Who won?

In June we announced our new Waveform Library competition. The competition ran to the 23rd August, and we have our winners! We've had over 470 waveforms uploaded since the competition started...

The prizes up for grabs were either an NVH Diagnostics Kit, or a WPS500X Pressure Transducer Kit for our winner, plus four runners up receiving one of our Coil-on-plug and signal probes. We are pleased to announce the top prize of either a WPS500X Pressure Transducer Kit or NVH Diagnostics Kit has gone to:

Volrem! Congratulations to you. You should have received an email from us, requesting delivery information and of course your chosen prize.

The four runners-up prizes of one of our Coil-on-plug and signal probes are as follows:

  • rburgy
  • clt
  • dieseltom
  • markstammers

Well done to you all! Many thanks to the rest of you for your uploads, and we hope to repeat a similar competition in the future.

You may think that's all the prizes allocated, however in light of the sheer volume of uploads and commitment to the Waveform Library during the competition by this individual (over 140 waveforms), a special recognition prize has been awarded to... tode. Their prize... the same as our competition winner, a choice of either an NVH Diagnostics Kit, or a WPS500X Pressure Transducer Kit.

To access the Waveform Library you must have an automotive scope connected and have a valid user name and password for the Pico Automotive forum.


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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