Automated measurements

Making measurements in PicoScope is easy. A large number of measurements are possible thanks to the automated measurement system. Using the Measurements menu you can select what measurements you want PicoScope to make, and PicoScope will then automatically display a table of their values.

Using the built–in measurement statistics you can see the average, standard deviation, maximum and minimum of each measurement as well as the live value. This is invaluable for production testing and for characterising new devices. You can also enable an optional low–pass filter on some measurements, and select the thresholds on rise–time and fall–time measurements.

Available measurements:
Scope mode: AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak–to–peak, rise time and rising rate.
Spectrum mode: frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD % and THD dB), total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N), spurious–free dynamic range (SFDR), signal+noise+distortion to signal+noise ratio (SINAD), signal to noise ratio (SNR) and intermodulation distortion (IMD).

For on–the–spot measurements you can also use the draggable rulers. Simply use your mouse to grab hold of a ruler and drag it to the point you want to measure. Both axes feature draggable rulers, allowing you to measure both amplitude and time/frequency.

Spectrum analyzer mode >