Operating Tips

SDM3045X Series

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 5.01.01.05 04/23/2019 SDM3055 1.01.01.20R1  05/31/2019 SDM3065X 3.01.01.0701/18/2020

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:

Can EasyDMM support multiple instrument connections?

September 10, 2019

Yes. EasyDMM can support multiple instruments, but it can only actively measure on one instrument at-a-time. Simply add instruments using the Add Instruments interface. Here, we show 3 active SDMs connected via LAN:   NOTE: Mode must be switched to Measure or Scan before data can be collected on the selected instrument.

EasyDMM First Use

August 27, 2019

SIGLENTs EasyDMM software provides easy instrument control and data collection. In this note, we will show how to configure EasyDMM for the first time. Download and install EasyDMM. You can find the download instructions and files here: DMM Software 2. Connect the SDM to the controlling computer or network. The SDMs have USB and LAN connections. … Continued

SDM Power On Last Settings

August 8, 2019

The SIGLENT SDM series of multimeters has a Power On Last function that recalls the last instrument configuration settings used previous to a power cycle. For example, if you have the meter in ACV mode with fixed range, and power cycle the instrument, it will power on in ACV mode with fixed range. The instrument … Continued

Currently supported instruments for use with the SIGLENT USB-GPIB adapter

August 8, 2019

The SIGLENT USB-GPIB adaptor currently works with the following SIGLENT instruments: Multimeters – SDM3065X/SDM3065X-SC SDM3055/SDM3055-SC SDM3045X   Function/Arbitrary waveform generators – SDG6000X Series SDG5000 Series SDG2000X Series SDG1000X Series SDG1000 Series   Spectrum & vector network analyzers – SSA3000X Series SSA3000X Plus Series SVA1000X Series   Oscilloscopes – SDS1000CFL