PASCO Capstone Software

PASCO Capstone (UI-5401-DIG) is the next leap forward in software for data acquisition, display and analysis and is destined to be the new standard in advanced physics and engineering labs.


PASCO Capstone (UI-5401-DIG) is the next leap forward in software for data acquisition, display, and analysis and is destined to be the new standard in advanced physics and engineering labs.

Not an upgrade on existing software, PASCO Capstone was built from the ground up to be the most powerful and flexible option available.

While it was designed in conjunction with the 850 Universal Interface, Capstone is completely compatible with all current PASCO Interfaces – and even older interfaces such as the Power Link and Science Workshop 750 or 500.

The hallmarks of Capstone are powerful features and unprecedented flexibility.

Create and customize lab pages quickly and easily setting sample rates and tool palettes for each page individually. Sync your data collection with video or replay your data collection at slow, normal, or fast speed. Simple to use tables make it easy to rearrange and analyze data and the calibration wizard will aid in setting up experiments simply and accurately. And the Undo/Redo function makes it easy to try out new features.

PASCO Capstone supersedes our previous award-winning physics software, DataStudio, with greater features and functionality. Current DataStudio users should give Capstone a try as it will allow you to open all your DataStudio files while providing you with new features and options.


Feature Description
Ease of Use Photogate Timing Wizard, Sensor auto-ID, Drag and Drop Displays, Undo/Redo, Easily Resize Objects and more
Content Access Over 40 Complete physics experiments with free download files covering Mechanics, Oscillations, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism, Waves and Optics, and Quantum Physics
Customizability Customize workspace, sampling conditions, and exclude/delete data points from analysis.
Video and images Sync sensor data to video, track an object, and display data in a graph or table.
Student Journaling Students can take snapshots of their workspace pages, compare their results and save or print them
Smart Tables Insert a column in a table by simply clicking a button.  Insert a calculated column and create an equation directly in the table. Or input manually sampled or user-created data quickly and easily.
Data Displays View data in graphs, meters, digits, data tables, and histograms
Oscilloscope Multi-trace oscilloscope with the trigger can be scaled directly by dragging the axes
FFT Create FFTs with multiple measurements and then zoom in on the data to get more resolution
Curve Fits Includes 24 curve fits for both introductory and advanced physics topics
Analysis Tools Include visual statistics, transparent plots, scientific constants and units library, a powerful scientific calculator, area under a curve, delta tool, and data replay
Signal Generator Available when used with an interface with a function generator, such as the 550 or 850 Universal Interfaces
Interfaces Compatible with all current PASCO interfaces as well as discontinued USB interfaces such as the PowerLink and ScienceWorkshop 500 & 750
DataStudio users For longtime DataStudio users – you can open all your DS files in PASCO Capstone making the transition seamless.






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