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34461A: Current measurement causes reboots on Android. Why?

Question asked by zamber on Nov 17, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2016 by zamber


I'm doing continuous (every 0.5s) current measurements with a 34461A on an Android device. The multimeter somehow interferes with the device so it reboots. For one device it's when it's booting, for another one it's when I turn off the screen.
I posted on xda-developers too as this can be a software issue that I could override but I want to understand the hardware interference that causes it to trigger.

So in essence: what's the built-in resistance of the DCI mode and why it could interfere with the circuit? Also, is there a way to circumvent the underlying issue?