What it does

Zoom lets you examine your waveforms in greater detail. Each of your PicoScope views has its own zoom control so you can examine the waveforms in each view independently of the waveforms in other views.

How it can help you

PicoScope’s deep memory can store lengthy waveforms with lots of detail. However, when you view these waveforms in their entirety on the screen, you might not be able to see the key details that indicate whether they indicate normal or faulty test behaviours. PicoScope’s Zoom tools help you to quickly and easily magnify and move around different parts of your waveform on-screen to examine the key details and properly evaluate them.

How to use it

Select the view containing the waveforms of interest and on PCs with touchscreens or track pads, use a two finger drag or if using a mouse with a wheel scroll the wheel, to horizontally zoom into the waveforms.

Alternatively, click on the magnifying glass icon in a view to open the Zoom dialog and access the full range of zoom controls.

Within the Zoom dialog, you can use the slider controls to zoom in and out horizontally and vertically. In addition, the associated plus and minus buttons at the ends of each slider control let you increment through convenient zoom levels in the two axes.

Select the Zoom marquee tool by clicking its icon and click and drag within the view to select and zoom in on a specific area.

After applying a zoom, move horizontally across your waveform by clicking the left and right arrows displayed above the horizontal axis in the corners of the view. Alternatively, click the hand icon in the Zoom dialog then click and drag on the view’s graph to drag the part of the waveform of interest into view. Alternatively, you can drag the selected zoom area indicated within the Zoom dialog to focus on a specific part of the waveform.

Click the undo icon to undo the last zoom operation or click the 1:1 icon to return to the waveform’s original full view.