Application Notes

Digital Oscilloscopes

Network file Sharing on SIGLENT Performance Oscilloscopes

April 8, 2024

INTRODUCTION There are a number of applications for sharing data and files between instruments and computers for data archival and analysis. SIGLENT’s performance oscilloscopes provide a set of tools for connecting data locations over the network. These instruments provide the ability to either share their local files (SERVER) or to access remote drives (CLIENT) via … Continued

How to Extract Data from the Binary File of Siglent Oscilloscope

May 11, 2023

Data can be formatted in many different ways. Binary data formatting often provides the smallest payload size and therefore transfers via USB/LAN more quickly. Unfortunately, binary is very difficult to interpret by humans. So, binary data is often reformatted to other types (ASCII, etc..)/ Here is a link to the binary data format for many … Continued

SLA1016 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Whitepaper

April 26, 2023

About the Author Mike Cardoso is a controls engineer working for a leader in the industrial automation sector, primarily focused on motion control and variable frequency drive (VFD) technology. In his free time Mike has a passion for industrial robotics, electrical design and test, and machining and has a home shop for pursuing these activities. … Continued

Baltic Labs: Generate a stereo-FM multiplex waveform with Python and AWG

October 20, 2022

Sebastian @ Baltic Labs had a recent project that required a stereo-FM multiplex (MPX) signal containing two different tones in the left and right stereo audio channels. This article shows how to generate such an MPX signal for Siglent SDG-series arbitrary waveform generators with Python and PyVISA. Generate a stereo-FM multiplex waveform with Python and … Continued

Jitter spectrum measurements with a digital oscilloscope

February 21, 2022

Clockworks Signal Processing released an application note that measures jitter using a SIGLENT XE series of oscilloscopes. The basic idea is simple enough – measure the clock edges and see if they are all exactly evenly spaced or if they change (jitter) over time. A non-uniform clock fed to an ADC or DAC will produce … Continued

Oscilloscope Feature and Options Table

January 11, 2022

SIGLENT has a number of oscilloscopes to help fit your application needs and budget. Here is a table of features and options of our most powerful oscilloscopes to help decide what is best for you. S – Standard, included O – Optional  (1) – Bode requires a SIGLENT SAG, SDG, or internal function generator to … Continued

Comparison/Differences in SDS1000X-U and SDS1000X-E oscilloscope models

December 8, 2021

The four-channel SIGLENT SDS1000X-E models (SDS1104X-E and SDS1204X-E models) and SDS1000X-U oscilloscopes are based on very similar digital platforms and share many features. They do have some differences that could be important for you to understand prior to selecting the proper product for your application. Here are the major differences (Note XE is used to … Continued

Datalogging with the four-channel SDS1000X-E oscilloscope models

August 30, 2021

Datalogging Numerous test and measurement applications require data acquisition over a long time duration. Instead of milliseconds of measurement time, you may need tens of minutes or even hours of data. Normally, a data acquisition system is used for this type of application. But this may require developing software and troubleshooting code. SIGLENT has added … Continued

Oscilloscope Remote control TEK emulation mode

July 27, 2021

Overview This application note describes the features and usage of the Tektronix compatibility mode for remote control of the SIGLENT SDS5000X and SDS6000A oscilloscope series. In many cases, a SIGLENT SDS5000X/6000A scope can replace a similar Tektronix product without many changes to the existing code. Furthermore, it describes in detail the limitations of the individual … Continued

EasyPulse Technology and Its Benefits

July 13, 2020

INTRODUCTION: The majority of modern arbitrary/function waveform generators utilize DDS technology (Direct Digital Synthesis), but there are a few obvious defects using this technology directly. To solve these disadvantages, SIGLENT invented a pulse generating algorithm called EasyPulse technology. In this note, we will describe the basics of DDS and how EasyPulse can help get the … Continued