I run ADC216 on windows 98, Toshiba Sattelite 1800 laptop with release 5.07.4 picoscope software.
I find the updating on the scope slow and a bit eratic especially when I have more than one window open. For example with scope and spectrum open I often sit watching red exclamation marks for a bit too long realy. Even without auto level you begin to worry that you may be still looking at the previos test signal rather than what you are now probing. Even on its own spectrum of low audio frequencies is kind of delayed. If you do a peak hold of an audio sweep it starts to look like a triangle wave at about 1khz ish.
The meter on dBs looks realy good, impresses the punters no end but then it is so slow to update as to be a bit embarrassing.
I remember being a bit dissapointed with this when I first bought system but I'm sure its got slower. Do you know of any tricks or version updates that might help me.
Don't get me wrong I think its a super system for the money and I've seen some agravating delays on £2k Tek scopes. I am wodering though if I should have bought your 212 (faster one if I remember correctly) and a sound card with something like cool edit software. This I think would alow me see fast tach from a spooling Tape Recorder and yet analyze audio signals using easily identilfiable (look like the magazine pictures of freq response to my clients) frequency and level data (dBm - dBU - dBV and the like).
I have done some experimenting like opening win98 with all other progs disabled except picoscope but not found anything definite. I will look again at my manual just in case I'm doing something silly - not the first time.
What do you think ?