EmStat Pico is built with Analog Devices
The EmStat Pico is a joint development by PalmSens BV and Analog Devices Inc. PalmSens is known for introducing the first commercially available handheld potentiostat. Over the last decade these have evolved to become smaller and more versatile. Together with Analog Devices, PalmSens now proudly presents the world smallest potentiostat module available on the market.
The EmStat Pico (Embedded Potentiostat) is a tiny potentiostat Module (30 x 18 x 2 mm) with an Ultra Low Power mode making it ideal for portable/wearable applications.
The EmStat Pico is the lowest power embeddable potentiostat available in the market.
The hard- and software interface allows for implementation into any kind of (portable) device that needs a potentiostat. Its small footprint opens up an entire new world of possibilities for building small wireless devices, monitoring systems or point-of-care devices. Some examples include:
- measurements at remote sites
- water quality monitoring
- voltammetric analyzer
- gas detection system
The module supports the most commonly used electrochemical techniques:
|Linear Sweep Voltammetry||LSV|
|Differential Pulse Voltammetry||DPV|
|Square Wave Voltammetry||SWV|
|Normal Pulse Voltammetry||NPV|
|Techniques as a function of time|
|Amperometric Detection / ChronoAmperometry||AD/CA|
|Open Circuit Potentiometry||OCP|
and FRA / EIS for Impedance Spectroscopy up to 200 kHz
The EmStat Pico Development Board allows you to run measurements conveniently in our PSTrace software. This means you can verify and fine-tune experiments on the EmStat Pico before actually starting your instrument design around the module. You can even use the Development Board to run measurements autonomously on-board the module and store data on the built-in SD card.
Headers underneath the Development Board allow for connecting an Arduino MKR Zero directly to the Development Board to run your own code and make a stand-alone electrochemical monitoring device or prototype.
From lab experiments to portable embedded solution
The EmStat Pico Development board allows to run your experiments conveniently in our PSTrace software for electrochemistry. PSTrace enables you to find the optimal settings for your experiment and allows you to extract the generated script for the EmStat Pico. This script can be transferred directly into your (embedded) code for controlling the EmStat Pico. This means that the EmStat Pico will run the exact same experiment once it has become an embedded part in any kind of system, for example a point-of-care device.
EmSat Pico script language
The EmStat Pico potentiostat module comes with a scripting language that allows developers to control the Pico module directly by means of a serial TTL connection. The simple script language allows for running predefined electrochemical techniques like Cyclic Voltammetry or Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). This script language also allows developers to generate custom signal shapes (pulsed, saw tooth, open-circuit, etc.).
More script features include:
- (Nested) loops
- Logging results to an SD card
- Digital I/O for example for waiting for an external trigger
- Reading auxiliary values like pH or temperature
- Going to sleep mode
An open-source embedded C-library that comes with examples allows you to get a grip on the EmStat Pico module on any OS or microcontroller platform.