Thursday, November 20, 2014

Drivers for Pico's scope and data loggers run on BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi

Pico Technology has released PicoScopeR beta drivers for its oscilloscope and data logging devices to run on the ARM-based BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi development boards.
The drivers access a range of compact, economical USB oscilloscopes and data loggers, including high-speed oscilloscopes with bandwidths up to 500MHz, high-resolution 12bit and 16bit oscilloscopes, and deep-memory oscilloscopes with buffer sizes up to 512Msample.
Most of the company’s oscilloscopes offer advanced digital triggering, fast block-mode and streaming-mode data capture, and a built-in signal generator or arbitrary waveform generator. The data logger range includes multi-channel voltage loggers, eight-channel thermocouple loggers and the DrDAQ multifunction logger.
Separate driver packages and snippets of C code are available for Raspbian and Debian systems. Code could be developed in C-compatible programming languages such as C++, Java and JavaScript, says the company.
A forum is available via the company’s website. Beta drivers for Mac OS X and Linux, drivers for Microsoft Windows and a free SDK can be downloaded free of charge.

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