PicoScope 7 Beta

Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the PicoScope 7 T&M Early Access program.

PicoScope 7 is a major development to deliver the next-generation user interface for PicoScope Test & Measurement oscilloscopes.

Windows, Linux and macOS versions of the software are being simultaneously developed, with feature parity across all three. Select and download the one you want from the page below.

On Windows and Mac, you can install PicoScope 7 T&M software alongside your existing installation of PicoScope 6 T&M software - installing or uninstalling one version will not affect the other.

The PicoScope 7 development program is progressing well: Oscilloscope functions including Time- and Frequency-domain displays, X-Y display mode, Digital Triggers, Rapid Triggering, Automated Measurements, Rulers, Math Channels, support for both analog and digital channels (on MSO models), Serial decoding (32 protocols and counting), Buffer memory controls, Reference waveforms, Signal generator and AWG functions, and Actions are all implemented in the current Early Access version.

Functions still in development include Mask limit testing, Persistence mode, DeepMeasure, Data export.

New releases of PicoScope 7 T&M Early Access are being made available to download roughly every two weeks. Each release includes the latest functionality that our development team have built and tested, plus fixes for any bugs that have been discovered along the way. We’re aiming to release the “full function” stable version of PicoScope 7 T&M around the end of 2022. And, of course, we have plans to add many new capabilities in the future.

Supported devices

All current PicoScope device families are supported: 2000A/B, 3000D, 4000A, 5000D and 6000E. Many discontinued PicoScope devices will also open and work fine, but not all of them are fully tested yet. There is a Demo mode too, so you can try the software if you don’t yet have a PicoScope.

If you have any problems installing PicoScope 7 then email or call for support at support@picotech.com or +44 1480 396395.

Feedback

send feedback

Please use the Send feedback button in the PicoScope 7 menu to tell us what you like and dislike about the new interface and let us know about any bugs you find. We read every item. Keep in mind this is still in Early Access, so there may be issues we are still working on.

We hope you will enjoy the PicoScope 7 experience!

PicoScope 7.0.109 Early Access for Windows

Operating system: Windows
Released: September 22 2022
Release type: Beta
Size: 307 MB

Download PicoScope 7.0.109 Early Access for Windows

Windows release notes

New Features

  • Mask limit testing now possible in PicoScope 7! Import an existing mask or generate one based on a channels data to measure the number of waveforms that cross into the mask area across thousands of waveforms. See clearly on the graph where the signal has intersected the mask in all captured waveforms for quick reference of where failures might have occurred.
  • Actions can be set to run when a mask fails or passes with the new 'on mask fail' and 'On mask pass' events.
  • It's now possible to see any DeepMeasure cycles and cycle numbers graphically represented on the graph, as well as an indication of the threshold and hysteresis levels.
  • A small progress bar will now display when using Rapid triggering.

PicoScope 7.0.109 Early Access for macOS

Operating system: macOS
Released: September 22 2022
Release type: Beta
Size: 166 MB

Download PicoScope 7.0.109 Early Access for macOS

macOS release notes

New Features

  • Mask limit testing now possible in PicoScope 7! Import an existing mask or generate one based on a channels data to measure the number of waveforms that cross into the mask area across thousands of waveforms. See clearly on the graph where the signal has intersected the mask in all captured waveforms for quick reference of where failures might have occurred.
  • Actions can be set to run when a mask fails or passes with the new 'on mask fail' and 'On mask pass' events.
  • It's now possible to see any DeepMeasure cycles and cycle numbers graphically represented on the graph, as well as an indication of the threshold and hysteresis levels.
  • A small progress bar will now display when using Rapid triggering.

PicoScope 7 Beta for Linux

Installation

PicoScope is distributed via our online repositories. For operating system-specific instructions, please choose your distribution.

  1. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    wget -O - https://labs.picotech.com/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Configure your system repository
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://labs.picotech.com/rc/picoscope7/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope7.list'
  3. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope
  1. sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates
  2. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
  3. echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list
  4. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    wget -O - https://labs.picotech.com/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  5. Configure your system repository
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://labs.picotech.com/rc/picoscope7/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope7.list'
  6. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  7. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope
  1. Import public key (only once, no need to repeat)
    sudo rpmkeys --import http://labs.picotech.com/repomd.xml.key
  2. Add repository to the updater
    sudo zypper addrepo https://labs.picotech.com/rc/picoscope7/rpm/ picoscope
  3. If it results in an error saying it already exists, delete the file as in the following command and redo previous step:
    sudo rm /etc/zypp/repos.d/picoscope.repo
  4. Update package manager cache
    sudo zypper refresh
  5. Install PicoScope
    sudo zypper install picoscope
  6. If you run into packager conflicts, please ensure that installations of picoscope (6|7) GTK is removed from your system. You can achieve it by this command:
    sudo rpm -e picoscope libpl1000 libps2000 libps2000a libps3000 libps3000a libps4000 libps4000a libps5000 libps5000a libps6000 libusbdrdaq libpicoipp libpicocv