Operating Tips

SDS6000A Series

SDS6000A Typical Noise Floor

June 24, 2022

Here are the typically expected noise floor numbers for the SDS6000A Oscilloscope: Note: Uses StdDev measurement @ 5 GSa/s, 10 MPts/ch

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

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.

Why is the Bode Plot start frequency minimum 10 Hz?

June 23, 2021

The minimum start frequency is set to 10 Hz because of the extended acquisition time required to collect enough data to ensure a useful level of measurement accuracy. If the low limit was 1 Hz, the scope would need to test 10 cycles (to maintain specified accuracy), so the time base will be 10 s/div. … 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