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, 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 “work in progress”. Major elements already implemented include support for analog & digital channels (on MSO models), timebase and triggers, time-domain and spectrum mode displays, rulers, automated measurements, math channels, serial decoding (21 protocols), reference waveforms, buffer memory controls, and signal generator controls. More functions are in development and there are fresh releases of the software roughly every two weeks.

Supported devices

PicoScope 2000A/B, 3000D and 4000A series and Demo mode. Other PicoScope devices may also open and work, but are not fully tested yet. PicoScope 7 will eventually support all current and recently discontinued PicoScope models and most legacy models.

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. You can also tell us about any bugs you find. (It’s software – there could be bugs!) We read every item.

We hope you will enjoy the PicoScope 7 experience!

PicoScope 7.0.83

Operating system: Windows
Released: October 18 2021
Release type: Beta
Size: 249 MB

Download PicoScope 7.0.83

Windows release notes

PicoScope 7 Early Access version 7.0.83

New Features

  • Dark Theme has now been added to reduce eye strain and consume less power whilst running PicoScope on your PC
  • The AWG "Import from channel" control now allows you to import an area of the waveform "between the time rulers" from the active graph view
  • The AWG now includes additional information including: number of samples imported, the AWG sample limit and "Data resampled" (in bold) if the number of samples imported is greater than the number the AWG can accept
  • The AWG contains a new 'Edit' panel which allows you to adjust the scale and offset of the AWG data, as well as the number of samples
  • Added I3C Basic protocol decoder
  • Added Logic trigger function for MSO models

Bug Fixes

  • Title bar to remove file name when starting the scope after having loaded a file
  • Improvements to the functionality of the decode table when switching between Hex and Decimal display options
  • Minor system memory improvements

Important note for installation of PicoScope 7.0.77+ Windows version

  • A 64-bit version of the Windows operating system is required for installation PicoScope 7.0.77 T&M and later version
  • The software will not install or run on 32-bit Windows systems as some components now require 64-bit support
  • 32-bit users will be restricted to PicoScope 7.0.75.  Better, if you can upgrade your Windows PC/OS to a 64-bit version
  • PicoScope 7 will eventually be delivered as a full 64-bit application

PicoScope 7.0.83

Operating system: macOS
Released: October 18 2021
Release type: Beta
Size: 111 MB

Download PicoScope 7.0.83

macOS release notes

PicoScope 7 Early Access version 7.0.83

New Features

  • Dark Theme has now been added to reduce eye strain and consume less power whilst running PicoScope on your PC

  • The AWG "Import from channel" control now allows you to import an area of the waveform "between the time rulers" from the active graph view

  • The AWG now includes additional information including: number of samples imported, the AWG sample limit and "Data resampled" (in bold) if the number of samples imported is greater than the number the AWG can accept

  • The AWG contains a new 'Edit' panel which allows you to adjust the scale and offset of the AWG data, as well as the number of samples

  • Added I3C Basic protocol decoder

  • Added Logic trigger function for MSO models

Bug Fixes

  • Title bar to remove file name when starting the scope after having loaded a file

  • Improvements to the functionality of the decode table when switching between Hex and Decimal display options

  • Minor system memory improvements

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