Automotive Newsletter

November 2009

Newsletter November 2009

The WPS500 Pressure Sensor is now on sale

With the uncompromising resolution and accuracy of the WPS500X Automotive Pressure Transducer you can perform quick and accurate pressure analysis of many automotive systems.

It is not unusal to require a different pressure transducer for each diagnostic test you want to run. The WPS500X eliminates this need by giving you one ultra-high resolution transducer that can be used for a multitude of automotive diagnostic applications. With three pressure ranges, a zoom function, pressure relief valve and a rechargeable Li-Po battery all enclosed in a durable housing, the WPS500X is the cost-effective answer to pressure analysis.

New Case Study: The Versatile Scope - Part 2

Here’s another example of the oscilloscope being used as a versatile fault-finding tool. The fault itself is for the most part incidental here, but it demonstrates the level of information held within a recorded trace and how quickly you can be put on the right diagnostic path.

For the full story Read “Smart —The Versatile Scope - Part 2” by Nick Hibberd.

Training Courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss our Engine 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 are currently compiling next year’s dates.

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

15 January 2010 9am to 3pm

30-31 March 2010 
Mechanex, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, UK

18-19 May 2010
Mechanex, Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster, UK

21-22 September 2010
Mechanex, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK

16-17 November 2010
Mechanex, Sandown Park, Surrey, UK

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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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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