Data Acquisition (DAQ)
Multi-Channel Data Acquisition
PicoLog 1000 Series

A distinguished pedigree

The PicoLog 1000 Series is the result of a distinguished lineage that goes back to the release of our first multi-channel 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 multi-channel data acquisition system

The budget model PicoLog 1012 has 12 input channels. The powerful PicoLog 1216 has 16. Need more channels? No problem. Using PicoLog you can connect up to 4 Pico data loggers to one PC — giving you a potential 64 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.

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 100kS/s, while block mode captures up to the full 1MS/s sample rate of the logger for a duration limited by the 8000 sample buffer, both these speeds applying to single-channel operation. The PicoLog application provides an extra mode, real-time continuous sampling, which provides averaged, time-accurate readings with automatic measurements at up to 1kS/s on any number of channels.

Included screw terminal board

Included screw terminal board

PicoLog 1000 Series

Designed to meet the needs of a wide range of general-purpose voltage, sensor and transducer logging applications, the PicoLog 1000 Multi-Channel DAQ Series feature 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 4 data loggers at the same time
  • Up to 1MS/s sample rate
  • USB connected and powered
  • Data acquisition software and SDK included
Pico 1000 Digital Output

Control alarms and other devices

The PicoScope 1000 Series data loggers include digital outputs – including one with pulse-width modulation control (PicoLog 1216 only). These outputs can be used to control alarms or other devices, additionally these can also be used to power sensors such as thermistors.

It's all you need

Your PicoLog 1000 Series multi-channel data acquisition (DAQ) device includes all you need to start measuring and recording. A full suite of software is included in the price and consists of PicoLog data logging package, the PicoScope oscilloscope package – which provides measurement capabilities while allowing you to view all 16 channels at once – and an SDK for using the PicoLog 1000 within your own software, or third party software such as LabVIEW. Additionally, an optional terminal board with screw terminals lets you easily and quickly connect your sensors to the logger. The board also has solder pads on which you can fit resistors to widen the measuring range for each input.

Easy to use. Low cost. The PicoLog 1000 Series is what you need

With great performance and versatility, up to 16 inputs and 4 outputs per unit, a low per-channel cost and easy to use features, the PicoLog 1000 Series is the multi-channel data acquisition device that you need.


PicoLog 1012 PicoLog 1216
Model NumberPP546PP547
Maximum Sampling Rate
Continuous Streaming
Real-Time Continuous
Block Mode

100kS/s single-channel
1kS/s or greater
1MS/s single-channel
Buffer Memory8000 samples, shared by all channels
Analogue Inputs1216
Analogue Bandwidth (-3dB)DC to 70kHz
Input TypeSingle-ended, unipolar
Input Voltage Range0 to +2.5V
Linearity (at 25°C)1LSB
Resolution10 bits12 bits
Overload Protection±30V to ground
Input CouplingDC
Input Impedance 1MΩ
Digital Output (D0…D3)24
Digital Outputs (PWM)
Duty Cycle
None 1
100µs to 1800µs
Adjustable from 0% to 100% in 1% steps
Digital Outputs (all)
Logic Low Voltage
Logic High Voltage
Current Limit
100mV (typical)
1kΩ resistors in series with outputs
Power Output For Sensors 2.5V @ 10mA, current-limited
PC Requirements
Minimum Processor: Pentium II processor, or equivalent
Memory: 64MB (XP) / 512MB (Vista) / 1GB (Win 7) minimum
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
Recommended Processor: 2GHz Pentium IV processor, or equivalent
Memory: 256 MB (XP) / 1GB (Vista / Win 7)
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (or above), Vista or Windows 7
Ports: USB 2.0 compliant port
For Quoted Accuracy20°C to 50°C
General Operation0°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity5% to 80% RH
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions 45mm x 100mm x 140mm
Weight <200g
PicoLog For Windows
PicoScope 6 For Windows
Software Development Kit A growing collection of drivers and example code for various programming languages including C/C++/C#, Visual Basic and LabVIEW.
Accessories Included USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, software CD-ROM, Screw terminal board
PC InterfaceUSB 2.0 - cable supplied
I/O Connector25-way D female
Power RequirementsPowered from USB port
Ground Fault Current Protection0.9A thermal self-resetting fuse
Compliance CE (EMC) class A emissions and immunity
FCC emissions
RoHS compliant