Channel labels

What it does

You can use Channel labels to describe the measurements on your scope channels. You can select from a list of over 250 common automotive measurements or create your own custom labels.

In addition, you can add a channel note - for example, to describe the specific measurement location, such as the cylinder number, or the connection method - and indicate whether the waveform characteristics are good, bad or unknown.

Any Channel labels information you add is stored alongside your waveforms when you save them.

When using the Waveform Library, you can search by Channel label to find settings data and reference waveforms specific to your application shared by other PicoScope users.

How it can help you

When you have many waveforms in one capture or are reviewing previously captured waveforms, it can be difficult to keep track of the measurement details. Channel labels give you a place to store these details so they are there when you need them.

Measurements on the same type of component, but within different vehicles, may need different oscilloscope settings and give totally different waveforms. By letting you search our Waveform Library for specific components within a vehicle, Channel labels help you to quickly set up your oscilloscope and provide the reference data you need to make your diagnostic decisions.

How to use it

Open the More… panel and select Channel labels to reveal a label area, notes area and waveform quality selection buttons for each channel.

Start typing the label in a Channel label area or scroll through the built-in list to find a label. If the label you require is not available, type the full label name in the label area and press the + button to add it to the list. You can remove channel labels that you have previously added to the list by pressing the - button.