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EmStat Pico Development Kit

Proven, tested and calibrated dual-channel potentiostat kit

  • Enables rapid prototyping, no programming skills needed
  • Run measurements conveniently in PSTrace for Windows
  • Connect via Bluetooth with iOS or Android phones and tablets
  • Used by 100+ OEM customers
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The EmStat Pico Development kit is equipped with a proven, tested and calibrated potentiostat module which enables rapid prototyping, no programming skills are needed. With our free-to-use software PSTrace you can perform electrochemical measurements using your own electrochemical sensor. PSTrace generates MethodSCRIPT to easily reproduce your experiments on our Market-Ready OEM instruments, or on your custom PCB. Our tested and calibrated modules are used by over 100+ OEM customers in over 30 countries.

Kick-start your EmStat Pico-powered application with the EmStat Pico Development Kit.

  • Connect and power via USB
  • Run measurements conveniently in PSTrace for Windows
  • Generate MethodSCRIPTTM  in PSTrace for use in your own code
  • Connect via Bluetooth with (iOS / Apple) or Android phones and tablets
  • Use the EmStat Pico seamless with your own software/app / Arduino or other microcontroller
  • Use one of our many code examples

The EmStat Pico module and EmStat Pico Development Kit are also available on Arrow and Digi-Key.


Supported techniques

Voltammetric techniques:

  • Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV)
  • Cyclic Voltammetry (CV)
  • Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV)
  • Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV)
  • Normal Pulse Voltammetry (NPV)
Stripping voltammetry
The above techniques can also be used for stripping voltammetry

Techniques as a function of time:

  • Chronoamperometry (CA)
  • Pulsed Amperometric Detection (PAD)
  • Open Circuit Potentiometry (OCP)
  • MultiStep Amperometry (MA)
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)


Missing a technique? Find it in our cross-reference list


See EmStat Pico module for specifications of the EmStat Pico potentiostat module.

The EmStat Pico Development Kit includes:

  • EmStat Pico Development Board with EmStat Pico Module
  • Standard sensor cable with 2 mm banana pins and croc clips
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Dummy cell for evaluation purposes
  • 8 GB SD Card
  • Screen Printed Electrode (SPE) adapter/connector
  • Quick Start document
  • Card showing an overview of the development pcb
  • Activation code card for registering on
Main specifications of EmStat Pico Development Board
Dimensions 90 x 65 mm
Power (Micro) USB or 2x AAA battery
Main connections – BT900 Bluetooth module Bluetooth v4.0 dual mode (BT and BLE)
– Micro-USB
Cell connections screw terminals (2.54 mm pitch) and LEMO (EPG.0B.305.HLN)
Arduino compatibility Footprint for Arduino MKR series
Storage  8 GB Micro SD card
Real Time Clock On-board IC: S-35390A-T8T1G
With CR1225 3V coin cell battery compartment (battery not included)
Buttons 4 buttons for:
– EmStat Pico Reset
– EmStat Pico Download
– EmStat Pico Wake
– Bluetooth Module reset
DIP switches DIP switches for:
– Power input select
– EmStat Pico UART select
– Bluetooth module UART select
– EmStat Pico I2C Master select


Develop software for PC, smartphone or microcontroller

Whether you want to write a simple or advanced Windows application, develop an Android or iPhone app or integrate the EmStat Pico in your own hardware, you can do it with our software development tools and code examples.

The EmStat Pico Development Board can also be controlled directly with our PSTrace software for Windows and PStouch app for Android.

Overview of software development tools

Software Development Kits for .NET

The PalmSens Software Development Kits (SDKs) for .NET can be used with any of our instruments or OEM potentiostat modules to develop your own software. The SDK’s come with a set of examples that shows how to use the libraries.

PalmSens SDKs with examples are available for the following .NET Frameworks:

  • WinForms
  • WPF
  • Xamarin (for Android)
  • UWP

SDKs for .NET

MethodSCRIPT™ communications protocol

The EmStat Pico potentiostat module has an on-board parser for the MethodSCRIPT scripting language. This language allows developers to program a human-readable script for the EmStat Pico module on any platform or operating system. The simple script language allows for running electrochemical techniques supported by EmStat Pico and makes it easy to combine different measurements and other tasks.

More information about MethodSCRIPT


Name Type Last updated
Changing Bluetooth Settings for OEM This tutorial describes how to change the settings of the LAIRD BT900 Bluetooth module on PalmSens devices for OEM.application-note14-10-21
PS Laird BT900 Upgrade Tool Use this tool to update your OEM device for use with Dual Mode Bluetooth settings (SPP and BLE). Works with EmStat Pico Dev Board, Sensit BT and EmStat Go.software14-10-21
EmStat Pico Description Description of the EmStat Pico module and software toolsdocumentation25-08-21
EmStat Pico RoHS statement documentation28-07-21
EmStat Pico Reliability Report This report describes the tests performed on the EmStat Pico to confirm the reliability and evaluate the accelerated lifetime. documentation26-07-21
Introduction to electrochemical sensing – Tutorial The first part of this presentation contains how electrochemistry works and how it can be used for sensing applications. The second half explains what a potentiostat is and which applications are suitable for the EmStat Pico potentiostat offered by PalmSens. Details of the EmStat Pico’s capabilities will be shown, as well as instructions on how to use it.other15-07-21
EmStat Pico datasheet Contains the information you need for integration of the EmStat Pico in your electronics design.datasheet07-04-21
Vitamin C Detection with ItalSens IS-C This application note describes how to create a calibration for quantitative measurements of vitamin C. Due to the detailed description and harmless solutions this an excellent electrochemical experiment with liquids for beginners in the field of electrochemistry.application-note27-01-21
Limitations for EIS on EmStat Pico application-note18-12-20
EmStat Pico module for Bio-FET application Field-effect transistor-based biosensors have drawn attentions due to its potential for small-scale, low cost, high-throughput and sensitive devices. Applications based on Bio-FET include, but not limited to, ion sensing, detection of DNA hybridization and protein binding.application-note30-11-20
pH Measurement using EmStat Pico This article shows the ease of integration of the device into a system and demonstrates the range of applications of the potentiostat module by detailing three different electrochemical measurements: OCP (pH), cyclic voltammetry, and EIS.application-note07-09-20
EmStat Pico footprint for Altium EmStat Pico footprint for use with Altium PCB Designerother14-05-20
MethodSCRIPT v1.2 protocol description MethodSCRIPT v1.2 protocol descriptiondocumentation28-04-20
Use Bluetooth on EmStat Pico dev board application-note22-04-20
Arduino MKR Zero with EmStat Pico dev board This document describes how to connect an Arduino MKR Zero to the EmStat Pico development boardapplication-note20-04-20
MethodSCRIPT v1.1 protocol description MethodSCRIPT v1.1 protocol descriptiondocumentation17-04-20
EmStat Pico Development board schematics The schematics of the EmStat Pico Development Boarddocumentation08-04-20
EmStat Pico firmware updating Shows how to update the firmware on an EmStat Pico moduleapplication-note08-04-20
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