PicoScope 7 T&M Early Access program - Introduction

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trevor.smith
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PicoScope 7 T&M Early Access program - Introduction

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PicoScope 7 T&M is our next-generation graphical user interface that provides control of the PicoScope “6 in 1” instrument functions: Oscilloscope / Spectrum Analyzer / Logic Analyzer (on MSO models) / Protocol Analyzer / Function & Sweep Generator / Arbitrary Waveform Generator.

Windows, Linux and macOS versions of the software are being simultaneously developed, with feature parity across all three. You can download the latest version for each operating system here https://oem.picotech.com/p7beta/download.

The PicoScope 7 development program is “work in progress”: Many elements of the UI are already implemented, but there's a lot more still to come. There isn't a user manual written for it yet, so you'll have to find your own way around! The first "Stable" release of PicoScope 7 T&M is several months away.

Devices supported and tested in the current version include: demo mode, PicoScope 2000A/B, 3000D (including MSO models) and 4000A series. 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.

You can use the "Send feedback" button in PicoScope 7 to tell us directly what you like or dislike about the new interface and suggest improvements. You can also tell us about any bugs you find. (It’s software – we all know there will be bugs!) Topics for general discussion are welcome here on the Forum.

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Nice you can mix analog and digital channels looks awesome.

Still missing the channel name for the analog channels, it would be nice if they are displayed the same way as the digital channels.

Will also send feedback about this.

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Hi Benno, thanks for you kind words about the new user interface!

You can name the analog channels in PicoScope 7. Open up the channel menu you want to name, and hit the Display tab. You can type in a Name, Color, Scale and Offset for that, or for any other analog channel.

Channel names then appear in measurements, serial decoding etc.

I hope that helps.
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I know you can name them. But there is no name next to the wave as the digital waves have.

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Hi Benno,

Okay, I understand what you're asking for. I've raised it as a feature request in our system and will discuss it with the development team at the next review meeting.

Thanks again - Trevor

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Hi,
The new PicoScope 7 Early Access looks promising.
Will there be visual customization? I'd be specifically interested in a dark-mode and thicker lines for the traces for better visibility depending on screen resolution an distance.

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Hi all. Not sure if this is the right place for these questions or even the right time for them but here goes anyway;
  • Are there any plans to allow more than one scope for a single instance of Picoscope.app?
  • Are there any plans to allow multiple instances of Picoscope.app?
  • Are there any plans to increase the number of channels on a Picoscope 4444?
(Patiently waiting to give you more money)...........
Thanks.

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Are there plans to introduce antialiased waveform display and/or histogram-like (shaded) display of zoomed out waveforms? It would be great to be able to take advantage of the powerful graphics acceleration and processing power a PicoScope paired with a decent PC offers.

Will there be an update of the Persistance mode? Maybe with higher/configurable display resolution, controllable sample rate and accelerated graphics? :)

The spec sheets of many PicoScope models give a higher performance in Maximum sampling rate (continuous USB streaming into PC memory) than the PicoScope 6 software when using the PicoSDK. Will the PicoScope 7 come closer to the performance of the PicoSDK?

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Post by jprodriguez-uutech »

Hello,

Just tried to install on Ubuntu 21.04. It fails to install libpicoipp:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libpicoipp
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
174 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/4.260 kB of archives.
After this operation, 27,0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 255124 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libpicoipp_1.3.0-4r78_amd64.deb ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libpicoipp_1.3.0-4r78_amd64.deb (--unpack):
conffile name 'etc/ld.so.conf.d/picoscope.conf' is not an absolute pathname

Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/libpicoipp_1.3.0-4r78_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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The early access software is great I think, a big improvement over the previous version of macOS.

However, as reported in some other threads, I get freezing if changing some parameters like the Timebase. Sometimes the "Running" button changes to "Stopped" but sometimes not... once it's at "Stopped", nothing I click can ever seem to get it back to "Running" for more than a few ms. I hope this can be corrected soon as I otherwise find the software quite good to use...

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Hi there. Is it possible to get picoauto or pico6 to work on a raspberry pi 4 with arm64 processor?

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Not hugely important but a usability thing when using the Mac software versions.

One thing I have noticed also is that there is no 'Hide' option, as you would get by pressing ⌘H on your keyboard.
Strangely enough this option is present in PicoScope 6 but it doesn't actually work.

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Hi,

Are there any plans to add arm64 architecture for PicoScope 7 as we started using Raspberry Pi 4 for testing most of our electronics?

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