Operating Tips

SDM3055 Series

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 SVA1000X Series   Oscilloscopes – SDS1000CFL 

Are your instruments FCC compliant?

December 14, 2018

Test and measurement equipment is exempt from FCC emissions limits per CFR 47, Part 15, para 15.103(c): https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2002-title47-vol1/pdf/CFR-2002-title47-vol1-sec15-103.pdf Specifically: “(c) A digital device used exclusively as industrial, commercial, or medical test equipment.”

SDM ranging in current measurement modes

December 12, 2018

The SDM series of multimeters have autorange capabilities that allow the meter to automatically select the range appropriate for a given input signal level. To prevent damage to the meter, current (ACI and DCI measurement modes) ranges will be automatically up-ranged if the input signal exceeds the maximum value for the selected manual range. In … Continued

How to configure a DMM scan using EasyDMM

September 19, 2018

The SIGLENT SDM3055-SC and SDM3065-SC instruments are digital multimeters with switch cards that allow for up to 12 voltage-function measurements (and an additional separate 4 current measurement channels). SIGLENTs EasyDMM software provides easy instrument control and data collection. In this note, we will show how to configure EasyDMM  to perform a scan Download and install … Continued

USB Connectivity Checklist

April 24, 2018

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is very popular and has added a tremendous level of convenience and flexibility to computer and peripheral controls, including test and measurement instrumentation. As with all technology, it isn’t always sunshine and blue skies. Here are some common troubleshooting steps for USB connection issues: – Is the instrument plugged in … Continued

Potential Solutions to Easy software window rendering/font issues

March 8, 2018

The installation of SIGLENT EasySpectrum and other “Easy” software is typically uneventful. But, there may be an occasional issue. Here are some steps that may help clear up any issues that you may encounter: Here is an example of a mis-rendered window view of EasySpectrum: Here are some steps that may help fix the issue: … Continued