Designed to meet the needs of a wide range of general-purpose voltage, sensor and transducer logging applications, the PicoLog 1000 Multichannel DAQ Series features independent software-configurable scaling and control outputs, an external terminal board for custom front-end circuitry and a choice of 10 or 12-bit input resolution.
- Up to 16 input channels per data logger
- Up to 4 output channels per data logger
- Use up to 20 data loggers at the same time
- Up to 1 MS/s sample rate
- USB connected and powered
- Data acquisition software and SDK included
A distinguished pedigree
The PicoLog 1000 Series is the result of a distinguished lineage that goes back to the release of our first multichannel data logger — the ADC-11 — in 1993. The original ADC-11, and its successor the USB ADC-11, proved to be the perfect choice for users wanting a low-cost way to measure and record multiple signals. The PicoLog 1000 Series builds on this success to give you the same low-cost data acquisition but with greater power and performance. (Because the ADC-11 was so popular we’ve also added a USB ADC-11 compatibility mode which allows you to use your PicoLog 1000 logger as a direct replacement to the USB ADC-11.)
An expandable multichannel data acquisition system
The budget model PicoLog 1012 has 12 input channels and 10 bit resolution. The powerful PicoLog 1216 has 16 channels and 12 bit resolution. Need more channels? No problem. Using the new PicoLog 6 software you can connect up to 20 Pico data loggers to one PC—giving you a potential 320 channel PicoLog 1000 Series data acquisition system, or the ability to use your PicoLog 1000 logger with other devices such as the USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger.
External Terminal Board
The external terminal board has screw terminals to allow sensor wires to be attached to the data logger without soldering. The terminal board also has locations where you can fit resistors to offset and extend the input ranges of the logger.
Fast and accurate
With 10 or 12-bit resolution and multiple sampling modes, a PicoLog 1000 Series logger will meet your data logging needs. The PicoLog 1000 Series has 3 sampling modes: Streaming mode allows channel voltage readings to be logged continuously at up to 100 kS/s, while block mode captures up to the full 1 MS/s sample rate of the logger for a duration limited by the 8000 sample buffer, both these speeds applying to single-channel operation.
PicoLog 6 data logging software for PicoLog 1000
PicoLog 6 is a complete data acquisition software package for the PicoLog 1000 voltage input data loggers. It provides a visual, easy-to-use interface allowing you to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions and record, view and analyze data.
- Real-time data collection and display
- Visual logger and channel setup for easy configuration and viewing
- Available for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64-bit), macOS, Linux and Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
- Virtually unlimited logging capacity to PC
- Robust database format minimizes data loss and corruption
- Simple and complex programmable alarms
- Up to 4 independent graph axes
- Channels can be scaled using lookup table or equation
- Data can be exported as CSV, clipboard image and PDF
- Supports multiple different PicoLog data loggers and PicoScope oscilloscopes on the same PC
PicoLog 1000 PicoScope Software
PicoScope software dedicates almost all of the display area to the waveform. This ensures that the maximum amount of data is seen at once. The viewing area is much bigger and of a higher resolution than with a traditional benchtop scope.
With a large display area available, you can also create a customizable split-screen display, and view multiple channels or different views of the same signal at the same time. As the example shows, the software can even show multiple oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer traces at once. Additionally, each waveform shown works with individual zoom, pan, and filter settings for ultimate flexibility.
The PicoScope software can be controlled by mouse, touchscreen or keyboard shortcuts.
|Model||PicoLog 1012||PicoLog 1216|
|Resolution||10 bits||12 bits|
|Accuracy||1% of full scale||0.5% of full scale|
|Digital outputs (D0...D3)||2||4|
|Digital outputs (PWM)||None||1|
|Period||-||100 µs to 1800 µs|
|Duty cycle||-||Adjustable from 0% to 100% in 1% steps|
Accessories supplied: USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide
PC interface: USB 2.0 full speed
I/O connector: 25-way D female
Power requirements: Powered from USB port
Ground fault current protection: 0.9 A thermal self-resetting fuse
Compliance: European EMC and LVD standards FCC Rules Part 15 Subpart B RoHS compliant
Warranty: 5 years
Maximum sampling rates:
PicoScope: 1 MS/s
PicoLog: 1 kS/s
PicoSDK (block mode): 1 MS/s
PicoSDK (streaming): 100 kS/s
PicoScope (and PicoSDK block mode)
Sample rates over 100 kS/s: 8000 samples 
Lower sample rates: 1 million samples 
PicoLog (and PicoSDK streaming mode): Up to available PC storage
Analog bandwidth (-3 dB): DC to 70 kHz
Input type: Single-ended, unipolar
Input voltage range: 0 to +2.5 V
Overvoltage protection: 30 V to ground
Input coupling: DC
Input impedance: 1 MΩ
Digital outputs (all)
Logic low voltage: 100 mV (typical)
Logic high voltage: 3.3 V
Current limit: 1 kΩ resistors in series with outputs
Power output for sensors: 2.5 V @ 10 mA, current-limited
Environmental: Stated accuracy temperature range: 20 to 50 °C
General operation temperature: 0 to 70 B °C
Relative humidity (operating): 5 to 80 %RH
Storage temperature: -20 to +80 °C
Storage humidity: 5 to 95 %RH
Dimensions: 45 x 100 x 140 mm (1.77 x 3.94 x 5.51 in)
Weight: <200 g (7.05 oz)
PicoLog user interface languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Russian
PicoScope user interface languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
PC requirements (Minimum): Processor, Memory, Free disk space: As required by the operating system
Ports: USB 1.1
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10, 32-bit and 64-bit versions; macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) or later, 64-bit only; Linux*, 64-bit only
* PicoLog 6 for Linux is distributed as an AppImage, so you can install it without superuser permissions: see appimage.org for further information. The software has been tested on Red Hat, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu.
Shared between active channels.
Per active channel
Except in ADC-11 compatibility mode. Please see the PicoLog 1000 Series User's Guide.
PicoScope R6.11 and PicoSDK 10.6.11 are the last versions compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) and Vista SP2, and they are also compatible with the Windows versions above.