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PicoScope 6 now supports a total of 18 serial protocols and is the only oscilloscope that can decode Modbus.

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ADC-20 and ADC-24

Precision Data Loggers

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Multichannel data loggers offering high resolution, high accuracy and programmable input ranges.

 

High-resolution data acquisition

 

  • 24-bit resolution
  • Up to 8 true differential inputs
  • Up to 16 single-ended inputs
  • 7 input ranges (±39 mV to ±2500 mV) 
  • Fast conversion time
  • Digital outputs for control
  • Galvanic isolation from the PC to eliminate noise pickup
  • PicoLog data acquisition software included
  • Software drivers and SDK included

The ultimate in resolution and accuracy


With up to 24-bit resolution the ADC-20 and ADC-24 USB data loggers are able to detect small signal changes. Features such as true differential inputs, galvanic isolation and software-selectable sampling rates all contribute to a superior noise-free resolution and ensure that your measurements are reliable and accurate.

All Pico data acquisition products come complete with PicoLog. This powerful yet flexible data acquisition software allows you to collect, manipulate, analyze, display and export data. With PicoLog you can sample up to one million readings at selectable sampling rates; and using PicoLog, or our driver with your own software, you can connect up to four units to one PC.

 

Flexible, multichannel data acquisition


Both the ADC-20 and ADC-24 feature true differential inputs for excellent noise rejection. To give you a very flexible system each differential input can also be configured as two single-ended inputs. With up to eight differential or 16 single-ended inputs on the ADC-24, this flexibility gives you complete control on what type of inputs you use. If you require more channels, you can use multiple PicoLog data loggers on the same PC.

With seven bipolar voltage ranges, the ADC-20 and ADC-24 are also flexible enough to be used with a wide range of sensors and signal types. There's also an external terminal board with screw terminals to allow you to quickly connect and disconnect different sensors.

Additionally, the ADC-24 has four configurable digital input/output channels that can be used to control alarms or other devices.

The flexibility of the ADC-20 and ADC-24 allows you to use these precision data loggers as an advanced multichannel data acquisition system with a low cost per channel.


No need for power supplies or batteries


The high-resolution ADC-20 and ADC-24 are powered directly by your PC — eliminating the need for batteries or a separate power supply, and making them ideal when you need a portable data logger.

The answer to your data acquisition needs


High resolution, true differential inputs, galvanic isolation, and selectable sampling rates combine to ensure that your measurements are always precise and accurate. Configurable inputs, digital inputs and outputs, and programmable voltage ranges give you a truly flexible answer to your data acquisition needs.

When you need the ultimate in high resolution and accuracy, the versatile ADC-20 and ADC-24 provide you with a portable answer with the performance and flexibility you need.


 

PicoLog Software

 

PicoLog data acquisition software is a powerful but flexible program for collecting, analyzing and displaying data.

  • Collect up to 1 million samples
  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Real-time data collection, analysis and display
  • Programmable alarm limits can be set for each channel
  • Data can be exported to spreadsheets and databases
  • Supports multiple different Pico data loggers on the same PC
  • Uses your PC monitor to give large color display, ideal for education and training
  • Waveforms can be saved, printed or emailed from your PC
  • Supports Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10
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PicoLog views

PicoLog displays data in a number of views, which can be activated as and when required. These views can be activated both during and after data collection.
 

Recorder view

Enables you to start/stop recording and specify recording files. It shows the current readings and alarm conditions for each channel. All settings such as scaling, channels and sampling are controlled from the recorder view.
 

Spreadsheet view

Displays text data in a format that can be easily copied and pasted into other applications. Data can also be saved to disk in standard ASCII text format.

Graph view

Graphs can be displayed both during and after data collection. Each channel can be displayed in its own graph or multiple channels can be displayed in the same graph. Axes can be set up manually, automatically or in chart recorder mode. Multipliers allow you to magnify areas of interest. Graphs can be copied and then pasted into reports.


XY graph view

Displays one parameter against another. Useful for plotting voltage against current, for example.
 

Notes view

Notes view allows you to attach notes to data.
 

Player view

Displays previously recorded data. It enables you to scroll quickly through stored files to compare results on successive runs. The player can be used to examine old data while new data is still being recorded.
 

Exporting data and remote logging


Data can easily be transferred (either as graphs or raw data) to other Windows applications by using the clipboard (copy and paste). Graphs can also be saved to disk (as Windows Metafiles) and data from the spreadsheet can be saved in text format. 

PicoLog data acquisition software also supports IP networking. This enables remote data collection from Pico’s full range of data acquisition products.

Scaling and alarms


Parameter scaling can be used to convert raw data into standard engineering units. A wide range of equation and table lookup scaling options are provided.

Additional parameters can be calculated. For example, to calculate power output from a boiler you may need to multiply a flow reading from one channel with the temperature difference between two further channels.

Alarm limits can be set for each channel to alert the user should a parameter go out of a specified range.

 

Software Development Kit (SDK)


As well as the supplied PicoLog software, also included are drivers and examples for those who want to write your own software or interface to other programs.

Software drivers are supplied for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac (OS X) and Linux (including Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone).  

Example code shows how to interface to third-party software packages such as Microsoft Excel and National Instruments LabVIEW as well as how to write your own software in C / C#.



 

PicoLog 1000 Manuals

Resource Language Version Size Updated
Data Sheets:
PicoLog 1000 Series Data Sheet English 7 2 MB January 03 2017
User's Guides:
PicoLog 1000 Series User’s Guide English 3 2 MB April 27 2016
PicoScope 6 User’s Guide English 45 16 MB December 12 2016
Small Terminal Board User’s Guide English 3 247 KB January 04 2013
PicoLog User’s Guide English 2 2 MB February 17 2014



 

PicoLog 1000 Accessories
 

Product Price
pp310 terminal board ADC-20/24 terminal board
PP310
Recommended
  Calibration certificate for voltage input data logger
CC008
Recommended

PicoLog Specifications
 

  ADC-20 ADC-24
Resolution 20 bits 24 bits
Number of channels# 4 differential / 8 single-ended 8 differential / 16 single-ended
Conversion time (per channel) 660 ms, 340 ms, 180 ms, 100 ms, 60 ms 
Voltage ranges ±2500 mV
±1250 mV
±2500 mV
±1250 mV
±625 mV
±312 mV
±156 mV
±78 mV
±39 mV
Accuracy 0.2% 0.1% (±39 mV to 1250 mV range)
0.2% (±2500 mV range)
Noise rejection 120 dB typical at 50/60 Hz
Input impedance Differential: 2 MΩ
Single ended: 1 MΩ
Overload protection ±30 V
Digital I/O none 4 bi-directional (3.3V CMOS)
Reference output 2.5 V ±2.5 mV @ 2 mA
5 V ±1.0 V @ 2 mA
–5 V ±1.5 V @ 2 mA

# The ADC-20 and ADC-24 have four and eight true differential input channels respectively. For flexibility each of these channels can be configured as either one differential channel or two single-ended channels.

 
PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32-bit: 600 MB, 64-bit: 1.5 GB.
Operating system: 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 or 10.
Ports: USB 1.1.
Recommended Processor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32-bit: 850 MB, 64-bit: 2 GB.
Operating system: 32-bit or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Ports: USB 1.1 or higher.


 
Environmental
For quoted accuracy 20 °C to 30 °C
General operation 0 °C to 45 °C
Relative humidity 5% to 80% RH
 
Physical properties
Dimensions 135 x 184 x 36 mm (5.31 x 7.24 x 1.41 in)
 
  
 
Software
PicoLog for Windows PicoLog data acquisition software can collect up to 1 million samples. Features include:
Multiple views — view data as a graph, spreadsheet or text
Parameter scaling — convert raw data into standard engineering units
Math functions — use mathematical equations to calculate additional parameters
Alarm limits — program an alert if a parameter goes out of a specified range
IP networking — transfer measurements via a LAN or over the Internet
Operating systems supported: Microsoft Windows 7 to 10
PicoLog languages Full support for: English, Français, Deutsch
Menus and dialogs only for: Italiano, Español, Svenska
Software Development Kit Includes example code.
Optional free software Drivers for Linux and OS X.

 
Documentation languages
Documentation
User’s guide
Installation guide
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Nederlandse, Dansk


 
General
Additional hardware (supplied) USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, software CD-ROM
PC interface USB 1.1
I/O connector 25-way D female
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Compliance European EMC and LVD standards
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
Total satisfaction guarantee In the event that this product does not fully meet your requirements you can return it for an exchange or refund. To claim, the product must be returned in good condition within 14 days.
Warranty 5 years

 

Order your Datalogger

ADC-20 With Terminal Board (PP311)
 ADC-24 With Terminal Board (PP312)
ADC-20 Without Screw Terminal Board(PP308)
ADC-24 Without Screw Terminal Board(PP309)






 
 
  
 

 

 
     

 

 
 
 
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