Automotive Newsletter

August 2018

Newsletter August 2018

Case Study: Triumph 1200 Bonneville

We were recently asked to assist with the development, set-up and ultimately the tuning of a rather unique motorcycle. The request turned out to be a fascinating adventure into Motorbikes!
Not ever having much to do with bikes the thought of looking at a custom build with a number of upgrades couldn’t be passed up.
The bike in question is being built specifically for a client but is a first of its kind and as the first one, inevitably, there were some gremlins. With a custom ECU, custom wiring loom,  a 270° crank arrangement and two different fuelling strategies  things were not going to be straight forward.
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Listening to accelerometers

By Steve Smith

When it comes to the diagnosis of illusive noises (Wheel bearings spring to mind).

It occurred to me how useful it would be if we could listen to accelerometers as we may be attached to the source of the noise. (I.e. the accelerometer could be attached to the hub with the offending bearing).

The advantage here would be an audio recording of offending noises at the point of contact, insulated from ambient noise (unlike an Omni-directional mic).  There is an option that we can use in the form of a "cheat" for now but rest assured work is always in progress at Pico to update software for such features.

If we connect our accelerometer in Multiple Sensor Mode but inform the software a mic is connected instead of the accelerometer, we can obtain an audio recording of whatever the accelerometer is mounted too!
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Leave a review

We've made it easier to review your Pico product. Now, as well as writing a review on the product pages of our website, you can also submit reviews on Amazon and Facebook.

If you've recently purchased a Pico product, please help spread the word by adding your own review. You'll also be doing a good deed for the community, as we'll donate £5 of our own money to charity for every review we receive by the end of 2018.
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Step 1 - A PicoScope Guide

The latest issue of our "Oscilloscope Diagnostics, A PicoScope Guide" booklet is now live.

It is free to download and was written with the intention of giving a customer an understanding of who Pico Technology are, along with gaining an overview of our available software and hardware products. The booklet contains far more information than we could offer in the ten minutes we get at an exhibition.

Facebook social group

Our PicoScope Automotive Facebook group now has over 3400 members! Whether you’re interested in buying a PicoScope, already have one, are unsure how to use one, or even if you’re an expert with years of PicoScope experience, this group is for you.

The group works in tandem with Pico’s automotive support forum, which uses the same credentials as the hugely popular Waveform Library.

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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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Pico Technology, James House, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8YP, England
Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
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Pico Technology North America Inc.
320 N Glenwood Blvd.
TX 75702
United States
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