2014 was a busy year for our supplier Pico Technology, with the release of new PicoScopes and new
software features. (Make sure you check your inbox for our newsletters in 2015, as they have plans for many more new products and software updates! Here's what happened in 2014:
January - PicoScope for Linux is released. Now you can use a beta version of the familiar PicoScope software on a free, non-Windows operating system. They also provide an SDK for programmers. http://www.picotech.com/linux.html
February - The PicoScope 4824 8-channel oscilloscope - with more inputs than an average oscilloscope, but also delivers high-quality measurements with its 12-bit vertical resolution and 70 dB dynamic range. Its deep memory makes it ideal for long-duration power quality monitoring as well as general workshop and laboratory use. http://www.picotech.com/picoscope4824overview.html
March - Drivers for more PicoScope oscilloscopes under MathWorks MATLAB, backed up with example code. http://uk.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/authors/292982
April - Received the great honor of a Queen's Award for Enterprise, recognizing achievements in exporting oscilloscope and data logging technology all over the world. http://press.picotech.com/pr/en/QA.html
May - PicoScope math channels gain new low pass, high pass, band pass and band stop filters and a duty cycle graphing function. http://www.picotech.com/picoscope6-maths-channels.html
June - A new beta version of the PicoScope software for Apple Mac OS X users, including an SDK for programmers, is released. http://labs.picotech.com/#mac
July - Continuing improvements to PicoScope result in faster waveform update rates and faster data streaming over USB. Up to 100,000 waveforms per second now possible in the new fast persistence mode. http://www.picotech.com/oscilloscope-waveform-update-rates.html
August - A custom version of PicoScope runs on the ARM-based BeagleBone Black development board. http://www.picotech.com/support/topic14347.html
September - The new PicoScope 3000D MSO Series adds 16 digital inputs to a high-performance deep-memory oscilloscope to allow analysis of complex embedded systems. Capture 512-megasample waveforms at 1 gigasample per second. Multichannel serial decoding of formats such as I2C, SPI and UART is included as standard, as is a built-in arbitrary waveform generator.
October - More drivers for ARM-based development boards--Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black--are released. http://www.picotech.com/support/topic14649.html
November - Guidance for using Java Native Access (JNA) with PicoScope drivers.
December - PicoScope for Linux wins a place in the EDN Hot 100 Products list!