Using EasyScopeX Software to retrieve Average Waveform Data

October 24, 2017

Waveform averaging can be a useful method to decrease noise in a particular signal. The SIGLENT SDS series of oscilloscopes can easily collect average waveform data using EasyScopeX Software.

NOTE: At this time, average waveform data is not able to be saved in CSV format via the front panel USB connection to a USB memory stick.

 

Initial Setup

– Download NI-VISA Runtime Engine that matches your operating system, if your computer does not already have the VISA library.

It can be downloaded from National Instruments: http://bit.ly/2pw5gQW

– VISA library installed. This is the communication library used by EasyScope X software to communicate with the instrumentation

– Download EasySpectrum Software from the SSA3000X Product Page on the SIGLENT America website: http://bit.ly/2okc8wG

 

Connect and Collect

1. Connect the scope to the computer using a USB or LAN connection and power it on.

NOTE: This example uses a USB connection for communication between the scope and computer.

2. Open an instance of EasyScopeX by clicking on the desktop icon:

EasyScopeX software desktop icon

 

3. Add Device and select the session address for the instrument you wish to connect:

Connecting a device on EasyScopeX Software

 

4. Configure the instrument to capture the signal of interest. You can perform this manually on the front panel, or you can use the Virtual Panel control.

Select Virtual Panel > Acquire > and press the button labeled Acquisition until the type = Average:

Configure your instrument to capture the signal

 

5. Select Waveform, and use the Play/Pause button to acquire the waveform of interest. Then, select Save > select the channel of interest > select the type of CSV to save > Press Save to open a file dialog box.

Retrieve Average Waveform Data

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