Automotive Newsletter

February 2018

Newsletter February 2018

The Sunday Times Best Small Companies To Work For 2018


Pico Technology entered the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2018 and we are delighted to announce we reached number 55 on the Best 100 list. This sought-after award measures and acknowledges excellence in workplace engagement – where only organizations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualified. The results of this survey are based on what our employees say about the organization plus how we manage, motivate and reward our workforce.

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Case Study: Tesla Roadster with ABS problems


Upon driving the vehicle at normal road speeds the ABS and traction control (TC) warning lights illuminated. The symptoms were present at every drive, regardless of temperature and road conditions, and had been present for over a week. The warning lights lit upon ignition on and remained on until the ignition was turned off again.

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Focus piece: Coil on Plug (COP) and Signal Probe


The COP probe is the fastest way to check coil-on-plug ignition coils and spark plugs. It works with most COP systems; it requires no special adaptors, no foil strips, and no batteries. It eliminates the need for back-probing: to use the probe simply press the probe against the coil.

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From the forum...

Steve Smith posted a topic on our forum talking about graphing and filtering with some useful hints and tips.

"I thought I would post this editorial I wrote some time ago as it has some useful hints and tips with regards to graphing and filtering (Especially RPM from our crank signal) 

It is often said that there are two skill sets required with oscilloscope diagnosis, one in the capture and one in the analysis. There is an element of truth in both but the more you familiarise yourself with the features of PicoScope the less daunting it becomes. 

Our Guided Tests…"

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ScannerDanner looks at "No start testing basics" on a Hyundai Santa Fe. First, he tests for spark and then injector pulse before he focuses on the fuel pump and its related circuits.  
Eric O. answers the question: Do I need a lab scope in my shop?


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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