Automotive Newsletter

February 2008 - Pico moves to a new building

We Have Moved

We have completed our move to James House in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK. The new building is just a short drive from our old premises but several times the size, giving us space for our business to grow. This means that we will be taking on more staff in 2008. See our Employment Opportunities section below for a list of the positions currently available, and then check our careers website at regularly for updates.

Our new address is at the end of this newsletter.

Technical Library

Here’s a summary of the latest technical resources that you can find, free of charge, on our website.

  • Library of waveforms captured using the Automotive Diagnostics Kit
  • 10 engine management tutorials
  • 10 Real-Life Diagnostics stories from professional motor mechanic Nick Hibberd
  • 8 application notes on technical subjects of interest to automotive diagnosticians
  • PicoScope Automotive Oscilloscope Guide. Almost one hour long, this video guide contains everything from what is an oscilloscope and why you need one, to how to run simple tests and take measurements.

Visit the automotive library to view this free collection of technical resources.

Free Engine Management Diagnostics Courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss ourEngine Management Diagnostics course. This provides expert training on the fundamentals of engine management diagnostics, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course is run several times a year around the UK.

Now there’s no excuse not to attend, because the course is free if you buy one of our kits. We will even refund your course fee if you buy a kit after attending the course.

These courses are popular, so book your course now!

Training Courses This Month

Engine Management Diagnostics using PicoScope

Preston College, Preston, Lancashire
19-20 February 2008

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 theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostic Kit on engine rigs.

This course is free when you purchase a full Automotive Kit from Pico. If you buy the kit after attending the course, we will refund the cost of your course.

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Training Dates

Visit the exhibitions page at for full details of upcoming exhibitions and training dates.

Employment Opportunities

Due to our continuing growth, we have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Windows Desktop Application Software
  • Development Engineer - Windows Device Driver Software
  • New Product Introduction Engineer

We look forward to hearing from you if you want to be part of a growing company at the leading edge of test equipment design.


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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