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In Waveforms 3.8.17 (beta), I have encountered a bug in the impedance analyzer when the offset voltage is not zero. I was measuring the impedance of 10µF capacitors with the adapter board at 100Ω, and I got perfectly fine readings when I used amplitude=1V, offset=0V. But when I switched to using amplitude=1V, offset=4V, the impedance was reported as essentially infinite (dropping down to maybe 100MΩ around 100kHz). I got this result with several different capacitors, so it is unlikely that poor connections were responsible. The short and open compensations were redone for the new offset, and seemed to be reasonable. Providing a DC offset when testing electrolytic capacitors is essential, and a DC offset is also useful for determining the voltage dependance of ceramic capacitors, so fixing this bug seems to be fairly important.