Operating Tips

Digital Oscilloscopes

More on Trigger Status Messages

August 8, 2019

There are 6 types of trigger status messages for the SIGLENT SDS series of oscilloscopes. The trigger status indication is located near the upper-right-hand side of the display, as indicated in this picture: Here are their definitions: Armed. The oscilloscope is acquiring pre-trigger data. All triggers are ignored in this state. Ready. All pre-trigger data … 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 

Oscilloscope Specifications: What does “div” mean in the specifications?

February 27, 2019

The term “div” for most SIGLENT specifications is equal to the Vertical Scale value (Commonly shown in units of Volts/div). Take the specification for the DC Gain Accuracy of a SIGLENT SDS1052DL+ For ranges ≤ 100 mV/div, the DC Gain Accuracy is given as ± [3% × (|reading|+|offset|) +1% × |offset| +0.2 * div+2 mV] If: Reading = 0.5 … Continued

X-E Instrument Control Websock error: [Object event]

February 14, 2019

If you attempt an Ethernet connection to your X-E series oscilloscope and receive the following error:   Check the operating system revision of the oscilloscope. This is indicated as the second value of the Software Version that can be found on the System Info screen of the Utility menu. To find the Software Revision: Press … Continued

SDS5000X Security Erase Process

February 12, 2019

In some instances, you may wish to clear all of the available memory on an instrument to prevent anyone from seeing the data or information. Here are the steps to securely erase the memory modules within the SIGLENT SDS5000X Oscilloscope Series: Press Utility > Save/Recall > Recall > Type = Security Erase > Press Recall

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.”

Measurement Data Depth SDS2000X vs. SDS1/2 X-E

December 14, 2018

One of the more powerful features of digital oscilloscopes is the automatic measurement function. Most modern scopes allow you to measure 20 or 30 separate waveform parameters including rise/fall time, phase difference, peak-to-peak voltage, and more. Some functions can actually measure large data sets to provide a “running average” of the measurement over a long … Continued