Automotive Newsletter

June 2013

Newsletter June 2013


Congratulations go to Dale Cooper, a Lecturer in Motor Vehicles at East Surrey College. Dale (Dale Cooper on our forum) sent this case study to us for entry into the competition this time round, and he won! A credit of £200 is now his to spend on Pico Automotive products when buying direct! Read on to see Dale's experiment...

"Whilst covering power and torque with a BTEC level 3 group, I decided to try and take a snapshot of what was happening inside the cylinder in order to show what takes place over the full 720° of crank rotation on a single cylinder engine. The waveform shows the basic evidence gathered by the colleges PicoScope unit. The whole assembly was mounted on a Honda CBR 125R and timed so the leading edge of the first tooth and the spark were together in order to more easily reference top dead centre (TDC)..."

You can read the Honda CBR 125R Case Study Experiment and discuss it on our forum.

Why not enter our August competition! To enter navigate to theCase Studies section of our forum and tell us about your investigations and stories when using our products. To improve your chances of being chosen, your submission should have a clear explanation of the task, and include photos and PicoScope screen captures.

Don't feel your investigations aren't good enough, put them on the forum... you never know!!

See our forum for dates and full terms and conditions.

Website update


Our Automotive Website has recently had an overhaul!

With a fresh look and feel it is one of the first moves to further push forward our position in the automotive market. Improvements in navigation, clarity and the general user experience overall mixed with clear contact information are the signs of our continued commitment to this side of our business.

Don't forget our automotive forum is always open. Sign-up is free, and you can ask all the questions you want! Being a member has many benefits, from being able to tap into the knowledge of other PicoScope users, to requesting known good waveforms... our forum makes life easier when you are a PicoScope Automotive user. It's also the easiest way of entering our Case Study competitions!

Automotive roles available! Employment opportunities


Do you want to work at the leading edge of automotive diagnostic and test equipment design? Or perhaps know someone that would thrive in our industry and the environment Pico Technology provides?

We are currently looking for the following candidates:

  • Automotive Distributor Manager (Sales)
  • Automotive Technical Specialist

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our expanding team. Based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire we are a growing company with fantastic employee benefits and prospects. Why not visit (or recommend) our web page, and see what we have to offer?!

Training courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a PicoScope Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn't miss the Professional Diagnostics Ltd engine management diagnostics course. This two-day officialPico Technology 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 PicoScope Automotive Diagnostics Kit. The two day course includes everything you need to get the best from an oscilloscope. The course runs several times a year around the UK.

Please contact Professional Diagnostics Ltd via their contact form, or by calling 07881 555385. Alternatively visit for more information. A certificate of completion from Pico Technology Ltd will be presented to qualifying delegates. The courses runs from 9am to 5pm with an hour for lunch (lunch is included in the booking fee).

Autonerdz, a Pico distributor based in North America, delivers PicoScope Oscilloscope Training both at its headquarters located in Olympia WA, and online. The following date is currently available:

PicoScope Hands-On Class 
12th July, 2013 
4715 Fir Tree Rd SE, Olympia, WA USA 98501 (Autonerdz Training Center)

For further information, or to register early call Autonerdz on 877-628-4899 (Toll Free USA and Canada) or via email.


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)

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