We just purchased a PS2203 to try these on our manufacturing floor. Unfortunately I have yet to get the software to not crash pretty quickly.
Calling support was no help so I am trying here.
The following events will cause a crash every time within 5 seconds.
Change voltage range from auto to 500mV.
Select probe A settings and change to x10 probe and 12bit mode.
Exit probe menu.
Change trigger from unspecified to auto.
Count to 3.
For a while it seemed that the issue was with setting trigger to Auto as that was when it crashed. After playing with it more today it appears the problem is when set to 12 bit mode.
Whatever the cause is it becomes much worse if the time base is set to a low value such as 5ms.
We intend to use this to look at slow control signals (100Hz range) and could use the resolution of 12 bits.
Am I trying a combination that just isn't stable with this hardware/software or is something wrong here?
This is a 3.2Ghz WinXP-Pro box with a almost fresh install.