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.
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:
Are SIGLENT products certified by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL)?
May 7, 2021
Per OSHA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent third-part laboratory recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify products to applicable product safety standards. Examples of NRTLs include UL, CSA, and TUV. Many SIGLENT products are TUV certified, which also covers UL and CSA requirements. To … Continued
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/HD 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
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