PicoLog 1216

219€ ex. VAT

16 voltage channels, 12 bit, 0.5% accuracy 100Ks/s (1Ms/s) 4 digital outputs
Incuded : PicoLog software and terminal board
5 years warranty
PicoLog 1216
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
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 


ModelPicoLog 1012PicoLog 1216
Maximum sampling rate
Continuous streaming

Real-time continuous
Block mode#1

1 kS/s per channel in PicoLog, 100 kS/s shared by all channels using the supplied SDK
1 kS/s or greater
1 MS/s single-channel
Buffer memory8000 samples, shared by all channels
Analog inputs12#216#2
Analog bandwidth (–3 dB)DC to 70 kHz
Input typeSingle-ended, unipolar
Input voltage range0 to +2.5 V
Linearity (at 25 °C)1 LSB
Resolution10 bits12 bits
Overvoltage protection±30 V to ground
Input couplingDC
Input impedance1 MΩ
Digital output (D0…D3)24#2
Digital outputs (PWM)
duty cycle
100 µs to 1800 µs
Adjustable from 0% to 100% in 1% steps
Digital outputs (all)
logic low voltage
logic high voltage
current limit

100 mV (typical)
3.3 V
1 kΩ resistors in series with outputs
Power output for sensors2.5 V @ 10 mA, current-limited
PC requirements
MinimumProcessor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32-bit: 600 MB, 64–bit: 1.5 GB.
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT).
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, OS X (Mac).
Ports: USB 1.1 port.
RecommendedProcessor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32-bit: 850 MB, 64–bit: 2 GB.
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 (not Windows RT).
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, Mac OS X.
Ports: USB 1.1 or higher.
For quoted accuracy20 °C to 50 °C
General operation0 °C to 70 °C
Relative humidity5% to 80% RH
Physical properties
Dimensions45 x 100 x 140 mm (1.77 x 3.94 x 5.51 in)
Weight<200 g (7.05 oz)
PicoLog for WindowsPicoLog 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 XP (SP3) to Windows 10. Not Windows RT.
PicoLog languagesFull support for: English, Français, Deutsch
Menus and dialogs only for: Italiano, Español, Svenska
PicoScope 6 for WindowsPicoScope 6 is your complete test and measurement lab in one application. Features include:
Capture modes: oscilloscope, spectrum and persistence.
Channel maths: calculate the sum, difference, product, inverse or create your own custom function using standard arithmetic, exponential and trigonometric functions.
Mask limiting testing: pass/fail, failure count, total count.
Serial Decoding: decode data from serial buses such as DCC, LIN., PS/2 and UART/RS-232.
Automated measurements
Scope mode: AC RMS, true RMS, cycle time, DC average, duty cycle, falling rate, fall time, frequency, high pulse width, low pulse width, maximum, minimum, peak–to–peak, rise time and rising rate.
Spectrum mode: frequency at peak, amplitude at peak, average amplitude at peak, total power, total harmonic distortion (THD % and THD dB), total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N), spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), signal+noise+distortion to signal+noise ratio (SINAD), signal to noise ratio (SNR) and intermodulation distortion (IMD).
Export data formats: comma separated values (CSV), tab delimited (TXT), Windows bitmap (BMP), graphics interchange format (GIF), portable network graphics (PNG), MATLAB 4 format (MAT).
Operating systems supported: Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10* (not Windows RT).
PicoScope languagesChinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Software Development KitIncludes example code.
Optional free softwarePicoScope 6 Beta for Linux and OS X. Drivers for Linux and OS X.

* PicoScope R6.11 and earlier and the SDKs are compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) and Vista SP2 as well as the versions mentioned above.

Documentation languages
User’s guide
Programmer’s guide
Terminal board user’s guide

English, Français, Deutsch, Español
Additional hardware (supplied)USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, software CD-ROM
PC interfaceUSB 2.0
I/O connector25-way D female
Power requirementsPowered from USB port
Ground fault current protection0.9 A thermal self-resetting fuse
ComplianceEuropean EMC and LVD standards
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
RoHS compliant
Total satisfaction guaranteeIn 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.
Warranty5 years

#1Block mode is supported by PicoScope and the PicoLog 1000 Series SDK, but not by PicoLog.

#2Except in USB ADC-11 compatibility mode.

PicoLog 1216 with terminal board
Free Software supported:



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