An old, stable version of PicoScope 7 is required for this course. Download it here:
Instructions... You should be able to install it without uninstalling the latest software. It will install to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Pico Technology\PicoScope 7 Automotive Stable\ Create a desktop shortcut to PicoScope.exe in that folder so that you can access it easily.
We apologise for the inconvenience.

Learn About PicoScope Software in Demo Mode

No PicoScope is Required!

Even if you do not own an Automotive PicoScope yet, you can download and install the software. You can use the Demo Device to experiment and learn about PicoScope. The Demo Device simulates a 4-Channel PicoScope connected to a 4-cylinder petrol engine.

Although Demo Mode is quite limited, it can demonstrate a surprising number of features that are built into PicoScope Software. If you work through these pages methodically, you will start to understand and learn how to use PicoScope 7 Software effectively.


This course requires PicoScope 7 Software. You can download it for free, and use it on: Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11; macOS and some Linux Distros (e.g. Debian and Ubuntu). Whilst you can view these pages in a browser on a cell phone, e.g. Android, you need PicoScope 7, installed on a PC or another compatible computer, to follow along and practice using the tool.

PicoScope 7 supports Touch Screen Displays

Page Overview

  1. Demo Mode, Downloading PicoScope 7 (this page)
  2. Installing PicoScope Software and using its Settings
  3. Channel A: Injector Voltage Setup
  4. Triggering your PicoScope
  5. Channel B: Zooming and Scaling an Injector Current Waveform
  6. Channel C: Analysing Ignition using Rulers
  7. Channel D: Crankshaft Sensor finding a Misfire using Maths

PicoScope Software Versions

You can download all the latest versions of PicoScope 6 and 7 from PicoScope Downloads.

PicoScope 7 is the latest software, and currently it is available in two versions, Stable and Early Access. We suggest that you download and install both versions. PicoScope 6 is the legacy Windows software version and although it is still available, it is no longer being updated. You can download and install it as well.

The Stable Version of PicoScope 7 is recommended for general workshop (production) use, and it has been thoroughly tested.

However, the Early Access version has more features than the Stable version because new features are added to the Early Access version for field-testing before they are included in the production software. Please note that this also means that the Early Access Version may have a few bugs.

The Stable Version is updated regularly but the Early Access version is updated more often - sometime more than once per week! This means that the latest version that you have, might be a bit different and also may have more features than described in this article.

Download PicoScope 7 for this Course

Download the old PicoScope 7 Software for this course. See box above, on the right for a link and click on the Instructions.

The current versions (both the stable and early access versions) of PicoScope 7 have a problem with one of the demo device waveforms. They use a Hall Effect Crank Waveform on Channel D), which has a timing issue, which is being corrected by Pico. The recommended older version has an inductive sensor waveform, for Channel D, which works correctly.

The next page explains how to install, set up and start using PicoScope 7.