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St Neots, Cambs, United Kingdom, 2007/09/06 - Pico Technology responds to strong customer demand and releases, a Linux driver for the USB TC-08 thermocouple data logger.
Due to strong customer demand, Pico Technology has released a beta version of a Linux driver to allow programmers to control the USB TC-08 using their own software. As Linux is widely used in educational and scientific computing, and is open-source and available free of charge, this driver is expected to open up a range of new applications for low-cost, accurate temperature data-logging.
The USB TC-08 is an eight-channel thermocouple data logger with a USB interface. It is packaged in a robust, compact case and draws its power from the USB cable, so it requires no external power supply. It has standard thermocouple connectors that accept all common thermocouple types - B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T - allowing you to measure temperatures in the range -270 to +1820 degrees Celsius with up to 0.5 degree accuracy. The TC-08 has automatic cold-junction compensation, and conversion time is 100 milliseconds per channel.
The driver is supplied in source-code form to allow compatibility with the widest possible range of Linux systems, and is accompanied by example programs in C and C++. It is released under an Open Source license which allows it to be modified and redistributed.
Please note that this beta release is not fully tested. It can be downloaded from labs.picotech.com. All drivers and documentation from Pico are free of charge.
About Pico Technology
Established in 1991, Pico Technology (picotech.com) is a worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance PC Oscilloscopes and Data Loggers. Since then, Pico has built up an impressive portfolio of products; including the PicoScope 2000, 3000 and 5000 series PC Oscilloscopes, the ADC 20 and ADC 24 High-Resolution Data Loggers and the multi-award-winning Automotive Oscilloscope Kit.
Pico Technology prides itself on offering innovative, high-quality and affordable alternatives to traditional bench-top test and measurement equipment, designed and built under the ISO9001:2000 quality system.
Pico Technology supports a network of distributors in over 60 countries worldwide who are helping to build and maintain its enviable reputation in the industry.
Pico Technology Limited and PicoScope are internationally registered trademarks of Pico Technology Limited.