Saving and Recalling a Bode II Setup
October 5, 2022
Many SIGLENT oscilloscopes, including the SDS1104/1204X-E, SDS2000X-E, SDS2000X Plus, SDS2000X HD, SDS5000X, and SDS6000A series feature the built-in Bode II automated Bode plotting feature. When coupled with a SIGLENT SDG series generator or SAG external AWG, the scope/generator combo can be used to produce frequency response curves on many circuit elements and components as well as … Continued
Common Fuse Information
February 9, 2022
Fuses are a common circuit element and are key to protecting from overvoltage and overcurrent situations that can damage important circuits. Fuse markings are typically stamped symbols located on the metal cap of the fuse. Here is a helpful guide to common fuse markings used with instrumentation, taking a common fuse type as an example: … Continued
December 28, 2021
Many SIGLENT products are RoHS compliant to EU 2015/863. This is also known as RoHS 3 Check the datasheet for the product in question to find more information.
What is the largest datalogging file I can store with the XE series oscilloscopes?
December 13, 2021
The SIGLENT SDS1104X-E and SDS1204X-E oscilloscopes have a data-logging feature that was added in firmware revision 6.1.37R2 and OS Rev 2 As of now, the maximum file storage size for a data logging event is 2 GB and the measurement logger is 14 Mpts. The USB stick must be as big, or bigger than 2 … Continued
Cross-reference of Oscilloscope Serial Decoding equivalents to Tektronixs MDO3 packages
December 3, 2021
Here is a cross-reference of SIGLENT oscilloscope serial decoding features compared to the Tektronics MDO3 options: Tek MDO3MSO: 16 channel logic analyzer function. The SIGLENT equivalent is optional license SDSxxxx-16LA, where xxxx represents the model (SDS1000X-E, SDS2000X-E, SDS2000X Plus, SDS5000X, or SDS6000A series of oscilloscopes) and hardware (SPL2016 for SDS2000X Plus, SDS5000X, and SDS6000A series/SLA1016 … Continued
Binary to CSV program
November 23, 2021
A number of SIGLENT products feature an embedded program that eases the conversion of binary data to CSV. Click to download the Binary-to-CSV program.
What are the number of sweep points available with the current Bode Plotting function?
November 1, 2021
Here is a list of the current products that support Bode plotting and the maximum number of points available per sweep: SDS1xx4X-E/SDS2X-E Series: 500 points (Linear)/1043/decade (Log) SDS2000X Plus/SDS5000X Series:500 points (Linear)/1024/decade (Log) SDS6000A Series: 751 points (Linear)/1576/decade (Log)
How can I estimate the minimum current measurement of a current probe using an oscilloscope?
September 27, 2021
Here is a quick method for estimating the lowest current measurement that is possible with an oscilloscope and current probe. This is especially useful when the datasheet for a probe may not show the minimum current that can be measured or it may be missing the noise floor value. For this note, we will be … Continued
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: