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by Alan
Tue May 24, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: ground signal noise
Replies: 4
Views: 6453

Re: ground signal noise

Hi, PicoScopes (old or new) have shielded electronics internally and the test leads are well shielded. The wiring loom in a vehicle however is not shielded and wires from sensitive sensor signals run alongside wires from noise generating components such as injectors and ignition. If you see noise it...
by Alan
Tue May 17, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: BMW 630i - GDi - N53 30A - Siemans MS80
Replies: 13
Views: 7350

Re: BMW 630i - GDi - N53 30A - Siemans MS80

I wonder if checking / replacing any of the MOSFET driver transistors is going to help? Had it just been one injector not firing then you would suspect one MOSFET had failed. As none of them are firing it is unlikely that they all suddenly failed unless something else is wrong as well - massive volt...
by Alan
Wed May 11, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: BMW 630i - GDi - N53 30A - Siemans MS80
Replies: 13
Views: 7350

Re: BMW 630i - GDi - N53 30A - Siemans MS80

Without the fault codes as well I would be suggesting to check all sorts of reasons the injectors are not firing but with the code you are probably right - have a look at the technical bulletin for the N54 engine here. I know its the wrong engine but the tests / checks are probably going to lead you...
by Alan
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: Will there be a 2000 series scope for Automotive?
Replies: 2
Views: 2889

Re: Will there be a 2000 series scope for Automotive?

Hi, I am sorry but the answer is no. For automotive use the 8 bit resolution is not enough, the input ranges are too small and the 2000 series misses the floating input protection. The lower cost 2000s also do not have enough memory. All in all the 2000 series is not the right product for automotive...
by Alan
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: PicoDiagnostics software
Topic: Beta 6.12.1 - Bugs / Requests
Replies: 3
Views: 3463

Re: Beta 6.12.1 - Bugs / Requests

Thanks for this - the team have raised bug reports on some of these and will be in contact soon.
by Alan
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: New Beta 6.12.1 ... Win7 min
Replies: 4
Views: 6271

Re: New Beta 6.12.1 ... Win7 min

Hi, From R6.12 onwards we are going to support Win 7 / 8 / 10. If you want to use an older operating system its probably best to stay with R6.11. Having said that R6.12 will probably work with Vista but we are not going to be testing new releases on Vista. It will not work on XP as it requires a ver...
by Alan
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Feature Request - using both ac and dc from single channel?
Replies: 5
Views: 7142

Re: Feature Request - using both ac and dc from single chann

Yes you can add a maths channel post capture to try this out.

I thought I had a brilliant idea using some clever maths channels but turns out it was not as brilliant as I thought.. Not given up yet though.
by Alan
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Feature Request - using both ac and dc from single channel?
Replies: 5
Views: 7142

Re: Feature Request - using both ac and dc from single chann

Assuming you are on the 20V DC range for measuring battery voltage then rather than AC couple for the ripple have you tried just vertical zoom? You could right click to add another scope view, then in this view right click again and hide the channels you dont want. With just the battery voltage in t...
by Alan
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Trigger and Screen update issue - not updating till end
Replies: 4
Views: 5713

Re: Trigger and Screen update issue - not updating till end

Hi, Check Tools / Preferences / Sampling and see what the slow sampling transition is set to. The default is 200ms/div. What this means is that for captures of less than 2 seconds the data is captured and then displayed. For more than 2 seconds capture and display happens at the same time. Its possi...
by Alan
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Update not automatically shown ... V6.11.12 now out!
Replies: 3
Views: 5103

Re: Update not automatically shown ... V6.11.12 now out!

Hi Richard, This is done by design. For a few days a new release is on the web available for download but does not get shown in the auto check for updates. This is part of ensuring a gradual roll out of new software. We do lots of testing but there are so many variables (different versions of window...