Automotive Newsletter

June 2009 - PicoScope 4423 product test

Newsetter June 2009

Training course - Scotland

We are currently in negotiation for a training venue in the Glasgow area.

1st Issue of AUTOiNFORM - Out Now!

AUTOiNFORM is a bi-monthly online publication that offers the automotive aftermarket a fresh, exciting new platform using high-quality video and interactive page layouts.

AUTOiNFORM delivers focused, practical guidance on the key area of vehicle diagnostics, enabling workshops and technicians to download details of actual vehicle repairs. These include troubleshooting, diagnostic procedures and advice on what equipment to use.

AUTOiNFORM also offers news on the latest equipment, interviews with industry figures and experienced technicians, and technical tips from experts. This is presented in a high-quality online format and delivered directly to the inbox of automotive professionals.

PicoScope 4000 Product Test in PMM Magazine

In its July/August issue, Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM) magazine reviews the newPicoScope 4000 Diagnostics Kit. Whether you are thinking of upgrading your kit or starting from scratch with a new one, this article will show you why PicoScope kits are so useful and how a PicoScope 4000 can improve your repair rate.

Reviewer Mark points out that the PicoScope kit “can be used to test the voltage or current of any circuit, sensor, actuator, ignition signal or data bus transfer message”. He then moves on to the details of the PicoScope 4000, mentioning the benefits of the deep memory, increased input range, and extended bandwidth and sampling rate.

We can’t do better than to quote the conclusion of the review:

Verdict: It has been hard to do the Pico 4000 kit justice in the space of this review and it must really be seen to be appreciated — the best oscilloscope I have ever used!

If you don’t have a copy of PMM, you can pick one up from the trade counter of your motor factor or request it with your next delivery.

New Case Study: A Quality Control Success Story With The Michigan Army National Guard

This month we have an interesting case study for you, with a slightly different theme to previous months.

A Quality Control Success Story With The Michigan Army National Guard. It is really important that these rebuilt engines be carefully inspected and analyzed to assure that the resulting engine is truly as “good as new” before sending it out for replacement in an active service vehicle. For the full story…

Read “A Quality Control Success Story With The Michigan Army National Guard”

Training Courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss ourEngine Management Diagnostics course. 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 class-based theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course runs several times a year around the UK, and we currently have the following dates available:

Accrington and Rossendale College, Accrington
7-8 July 2009

Brooklands College, Weybridge
2-3 September 2009

City College Birmingham, Birmingham
20-21 October 2009

City of Bristol College, Bristol
10-11 November 2009

These courses are popular, so book your course now!

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

6-7 October 2009
SECC, Glasgow

13-18 October 2009
Equip Auto
Parc des expositions Paris-Nord, France

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

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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