Alarms are actions that can be set up to execute when selected events occur, with your PicoScope providing automatic functions. Alarms can be triggered when the PicoScope has captured a complete waveform or a block of waveforms, or when a signal strays outside the expected pattern as defined by PicoScope’s flexible Mask functions.

When one of these conditions is detected, PicoScope can beep, play a sound, save the buffer or all buffers, restart or stop the capture, or run a program of your choice. This way the PicoScope can also trigger external equipment.