Operating Tips

Digital Multimeters

Do your instruments support UDP communications over LAN?

August 5, 2021

Not at this time. Many instruments support communication via sockets (port 5025) and telnet (port 5024) but the port numbers cannot be changed. If you use VISA, you can implement LAN via TCP/IP, which does not need a port number. Here is a listing of current SIGLENT instruments with Socket and Telnet Support.

How to check available internal memory?

July 29, 2021

Simply access the Save/Recall menu for the instrument in question and select Local. The menu will show used/total amounts. Here, the SDG6X has approximately 83 MB and the SDG1X has 85 MB of memory:

Can I measure a signal that has both ACV and DCC components with an SDM?

May 26, 2021

Yes. As long as the signal amplitude and frequency does not exceed the input specifications. When measuring ACV using the ACV mode, the DC components will be blocked. When measuring DCV using DCV mode, the AC components will not be blocked, but you can minimize the AC effects by using a slower test speed or … Continued

Are SIGLENT products certified by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL)?

May 7, 2021

Per OSHA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent third-part laboratory recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify products to applicable product safety standards. Examples of NRTLs include UL, CSA, and TUV. Many SIGLENT products are TUV certified, which also covers UL and CSA requirements. To … Continued

Instrument Socket and Telnet Port Information

February 25, 2021

Product Type Product Series Socket port 5025 (Y/N) Telnet port 5024(Y/N) Digital Oscilloscope SDS5000X Y Y SDS2000X Plus Y Y SDS2000X N N SDS2000X-E Y Y SDS1000X N N SDS1000X-E Y Y SDS1104X-U Y Y SDS1000CML+ N N SDS1000DL+ N N Waveform Generator SDG6000X Y Y SDG2000X Y Y SDG1000X Y Y SDG800 N N … Continued

How do I directly control an instrument using LAN?

February 16, 2021

For convenience, we recommend connecting your instrument to your LAN using a router that can configure DHCP directly and use an internet switch to connect the LAN to the instruments you wish to control. In some cases, you may wish to directly connect your computer to an instrument LAN port without a LAN available. This … Continued

SDM Dual Measurement Display Updated Text Size

February 1, 2021

The SIGLENT SDM3000 series of multimeters feature a dual measurement display that can show two measured values at the same time.   The dual-display size was optimized in the following firmware revisions: Model | Version | Date SDM3045X 04/23/2019 SDM3055  05/31/2019 SDM3065X

SDM measurement categories

January 13, 2021

The voltage categories of SDM3045X, SDM3055, and SDM3065X DMMs is CATI 1000V and CATII 300V. The indication is located on the front panel label:

SDM3055 firmware update from an older, unposted version

April 16, 2020

If the current revision of your SDM3055 DMM is or earlier, you can upgrade to the latest using a stepped update method. There is an intermediate version (Vp15R2-to-p16-transition.ads) and a specific process. Please download Revision zip file. This version includes all the intermediate versions and instructions to update to 16R2. From there, you … Continued