Automotive Newsletter

March 2010

Newsletter March 2010

Pico Open Day

We are opening our doors to our automotive customers for a day on the 29th April at our HQ in St Neots, UK. Thanks to a fantastic response so far there are only a few places available for the afternoon session.

We will be hosting presentations on our automotive software, and explaining all the functions and latest features. You will have the opportunity to put your questions in person to our experienced technical specialists, so that you leave the event confident enough to get the most out of your oscilloscope. We will also be displaying our product range along with all the latest releases such as the WPS500X pressure transducer.

If you would prefer to try out our products on real vehicles or engine rigs, please consider one of our Engine Management Diagnostics courses.

New PicoScope software to try

There’s a brand new beta release of PicoScope Automotive for you to try:

Now includes all revised and improved standard tests, motorcycle tests and PicoDiagnostics in a single file
Fixes problems experienced by some PicoScope 4000 Series users
Automatic device reconnection in case your scope is unplugged accidentally
Change channel options just by clicking the channel name

Download PicoScope Automotive R6.4.10 (beta) from our website (free of charge, no registration required)

Tackling the DIY Expert

This was a 2001 Peugeot 406 2.0L petrol with a misfire. It came with one of the most comprehensive shopping lists I’ve seen including: new plugs, new aftermarket coil pack, new genuine coil pack, new CKP sensor, replacement fuel pump, replacement fuel pump relay, replacement O2 sensor… and a partridge in a pear tree.

For the full story Read “Tackling the DIY Expert” by Nick Hibberd.

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:

Brooklands College, London, UK
13-14 April 2010

Motherwell College, Motherwell, UK
12-13 May 2010

Birmingham City College, Birmingham, UK
15-16 June 2010

Accrington & Rossendale College, Accrington, UK
6-7 July 2010

Please contact your local distributor for information on training events outside the UK.

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

Please see our events page for the latest information about forthcoming exhibitions, courses and other events.

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware
  • Software Test 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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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)

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