Automotive Newsletter

February 2009

News: New PicoScope!

The PicoScope diagnostic scope is already well-known and highly regarded by the automotive industry, but we are not resting on our laurels. This month we are launching a brand-new PicoScope diagnostic scope with higher specifications.

The new PicoScope diagnostic oscilloscope has twice the input voltage range, twice the bandwidth, 4 times the sampling rate and 64 times the memory of its predecessor!

The new PicoScope is equipped for the future, with a higher speed that gives you a clearer display of fast signals like CANbus and FlexRay. The new “always on memory”, now 64 times larger, never needs to be adjusted, so now you can concentrate on the job, not on the scope. You'll never miss a detail, even with hard-to-find intermittent faults. The increased ±100 V input range removes the need for external attenuators for most tests.

New PicoScope 4000 – Full details

Training Courses

Engine Management Diagnostics Course with renowned PicoScope expert Frank Massey

We have managed to convince Frank Massey to host one of our two-day Pico diagnostic courses. This course will be based at Frank Massey’s workshop in Preston on the 18th and 19th March. It includes the basic working principles of Engine Management systems, testing components, and system diagnostics using oscilloscopes. The focus will be on using PicoScope to evaluate engine systems and their components including sensors and actuators such as injectors, lambda sensors and ignition components. The course is split between theory and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostic Kit. Places are limited, so click here to book now!

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss ourEngine Management Diagnostics course.

The course runs several times a year around the UK, and we currently have the following dates available:

Frank Massey Automotive Diagnostic Solutions, Preston
18-19 March 2009

Brooklands College, London
15-16 April 2009

Birmingham City College, Birmingham
12-13 May 2009

City of Bristol College, Bristol
2-3 June 2009

These courses are popular, so book your course now!

Forthcoming Exhibitions

21-22 February 2009
Frank Massey Network - Conference
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

25-26 February 2009
Donington Park, Derby, UK

20-21 May 2009
Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK

6-7 October 2009
SECC, Glasgow

17-18 November 2009 
Sandown Park, Surrey

Employment Opportunities

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

Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
Development Engineer - Hardware
Development Engineer - FPGA/VHDL Design
Marketing Copywriter

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

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Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

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320 N Glenwood Blvd.
TX 75702
United States
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