Pico Technology



Your Ideal Automotive Diagnostic Tool


Vehicle electronics continue to get more complex.Does this make it harder for you to find faults?
With a Pico Automotive Diagnostic Kit it doesn’t have to.The Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit turns your laptop or desktop PC into a powerful automotive diagnostic tool for fault finding the increasing number of sensors, actuators and electronic circuits found on today’s vehicles.


The automotive kit is based around the highly successful range of Pico automotive oscilloscopes. These high resolution PC oscilloscopes connect to a USB port on your PC and can take up to 32 million samples per trace, making it possible to capture complex automotive waveforms – including CAN bus and FlexRay signals – and then zoom in on areas of interest. Being PC-based these waveforms can then be saved to your PC for future reference, printed or emailed.Suitable for use with any modern vehicle



The Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit can be used to measure and test virtually all of the electrical and electronic components and circuits in any modern vehicle including:

  • Ignition (primary and secondary)
  • Injectors and fuel pumps
  • Starter and charging circuits
  • Batteries, alternators and starter motors
  • Lambda, Airflow, knock and MAP sensors
  • Glow plugs / timer relays
  • CAN bus, LIN bus and FlexRay

“Great diagnostic tool, accurate, user-friendly and affordable”
—PMM magazine

Easy to use

This powerful and flexible automotive diagnostic tool has been designed for ease of use so is equally suitable for both novice and expert users.

The kit is ideal for a wide range of users including franchised and non-franchised garages, breakdown/roadside recovery organisations and mobile tuning/repair services.

Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kits are already used by several major vehicle manufacturers for dealer-level diagnostics, and we can provide fully customised kits for vehicle manufacturers and OEMs.


Ideal for use both in the workshop and on the road


Description: PicoScope Automotive software

The Automotive Diagnostics Kit is powered directly from the USB port of your computer — eliminating the need for power leads or battery packs, and making it suitable for use both for workshop-based and mobile automotive diagnostics.

Powerful automotive software


Included as part of the kit is the powerful PicoScope Automotive diagnostic software. Using PicoScope Automotive is both fast and easy. Simply select the sensor or circuit to be tested and the software will automatically load the required settings and give you full details of how to connect the scope, along with advice on what the waveform should look like and general technical information on the component being tested.


Incredible Value for Money


“Greatest tool in the workshop. This tool is worth far more than it costs and I highly recomend it and wish I’d known about it three years ago.”
Nigel Tilley, Aussie Tune Australia

Pico Automotive Diagnostic Kits do not require harnesses for different models of vehicles, and software updates can be downloaded for free — making the kit a powerful and cost-effective automotive diagnostic tool.


To meet the budgets and needs of all users, Pico automotive kits are available in both 4-channel and 2-channel versions. A Commercial Vehicles Diagnostics Kit is also available for the testing of commercial vehicles.


Award Winning Design

Description: award winning diagnostic tool

Since its launch in 2002, the success of the Automotive Diagnostics Kit has been unrivalled and has turned the market for automotive diagnostics on its head.

Recent motor industry awards include:

  • 2005
    • Commercial Vehicle Workshop magazine — Top Product
  • 2003
    • Professional Motor Mechanic magazine — Top Product of 2003
    • MOTOR magazine — Top 20 Tools of 2003 award winner
  • 2002
    • Professional Motor Mechanic magazine — Top Product of 2002


Full Technical Backup

Description: diagnostic kits


Using the Automotive Diagnostics Kit is quick and easy, however, should you need any help or advice Pico provide the following services:


PC Requirements


Pentium II processor (or equivalent) minimum


64 MiB (XP) / 512 MiB (Vista) / 1 GiB (Win 7) minimum

Disk space

300 MiB minimum

Operating system

32 or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (or above), Vista or Windows 7


USB 1.1 compliant port (USB 2.0 recommended)

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