Pico Technology has released the first stable version of its latest generation of automotive oscilloscope software, PicoScope 7 Automotive.
This release builds on use by vehicle manufacturers and independent repairers to ensure it is ready for everyday diagnostic use in workshops. It is available to download for free by automotive, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicle repairers worldwide from today.
PicoScope 7 Automotive has been developed from the ground up to fully support the touchscreen devices commonplace within vehicle repair workshops. It said to retain all the PicoScope 6 Automotive benefits and has been designed to make it easier for all technicians to learn and use. For the first time, PicoScope 7 Automotive will now also be available on macOS and Linux operating systems, in addition to Windows 10.
PicoScope 7 Automotive’s modern user interface has: the most important settings and features placed where users most naturally look for them; fewer controls with less visual clutter; and personalisation that allows users to shortcut chosen tools. It also has support for additional displays, full-screen waveforms and multiple views.
PicoScope’s Guided tests and Waveform library have also both been redesigned and rebuilt and are accessible within their own dedicated browsers with touchscreen-friendly navigation and controls. The Waveform library also supports Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.
Another feature to be added is the intelligent probe interface. It builds on the capabilities introduced with Pico Technology’s PicoBNC+® probes and PicoScope Automotive 4225A and 4425A oscilloscopes. By automatically setting up PicoScope, it can warn users if the wrong probes are connected and suggests suitable alternative accessories.
Alan Tong, Chief Executive Officer at Pico Technology, said: “We’re very proud of PicoScope 7 Automotive. We have listened to feedback from thousands of users about how to improve PicoScope 6. PicoScope 7 represents the summation of all of that. In particular, we were asked to support an even wider range of users and devices and we have achieved that. It feels very appropriate that we are launching this stable version in our landmark 30th anniversary, as we look to continue our 30 years of continuous growth.”
Phil Service, Pico Technology’s Automotive Business Development Manager, added: “PicoScope 7 Automotive is the platform from which we will launch other game-changing features and products: our aim is to keep ourselves and our users at the cutting edge of vehicle diagnostics. We believe PicoScope 7 Automotive is exactly the software we need to keep us driving the future together.”