Operating Tips

Digital Oscilloscopes

How to check SDS5000X Installed Options

March 31, 2021

Press Utility:   Press Options: Items listed as Temporary are trials/demos and will list the number of activations/trials left. Items listed with Permanent have been activated permanently.

How to check SDS2000X Plus Options

March 31, 2021

Press Utility: Press Options:   Items listed as Temporary are trials/demos and will list the number of activations/trials left. Items listed with Permanent have been activated permanently.

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

Oscilloscope Binary Data format

February 4, 2021

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

WiFi option SSID and Password requirements

May 15, 2020

The WiFi option for the XE oscilloscopes requires log in for the network SSID and Password. The scope does not support SSIDs or Passwords that contain Spaces or Special Characters (!, @, #, etc..) The SSID and Password for your network must not contain spaces or special characters in order to connect to the XE via the … Continued

WiFi performance is slow or does not connect well to my network

November 19, 2019

Some high-performance routers with extended range like the Orbi RBR50 Mesh Network router do not work well with the SIGLENT TL_W725N wireless adapter. The WiFi adapter update rate is also not as fast as a directly wired LAN connection. A solution is to use an Ethernet to WiFi Wireless Adapter like the IOGEAR Ethernet-2-WiFi Universal … Continued