PicoLog data loggers support Raspberry Pi
Software optimised and tested on the Raspberry Pi 4 as well as the 3B and 3B+ on Raspbian Stretch, has been announced by Pico Technology.
The fully supported PicoLog 6 data logging software package provides a visual, easy-to-use interface for users to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions and record, view and analyse data, says the company. It’s the same, functioning software that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.
Coupled with a Raspberry Pi, the PicoLog 6 package allows Pico’s data loggers to connect to the Pi and remove the keyboard, mouse and video to make an inexpensive standalone logger, storing its captured data locally on a Pi SD-card.
Furthermore, connecting the Raspberry Pi by WiFi or Ethernet, internet-enables the Pico logger which can then be accessed remotely using an open-source VNC server and viewer, both freely available.
The Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability on the Raspberry Pi 3B+ can be paired with the PoE PiHAT to eliminate the need for an external power supply and powered USB hub while also internet-enabling the data logger.
Pico Technology specialises in the design, development and manufacture of PC oscilloscopes and data loggers; its engineers in the eastern Europe office have been working in the RF and microwave market since 1974.
The company has a portfolio of small footprint products and software, including the PicoScope PC sampling oscilloscope range with bandwidths up to 25GHz, real time oscilloscopes with fixed and flexible hardware resolutions up to 16 bits, deep buffer memories and mixed-signal capability, the TC‑08 and PT‑104 temperature data loggers and the multi-award-winning automotive oscilloscope kit.