Operating Tips

SDS5000X Series

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

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.”

Web browser buttons are not functioning/do not click with Google Chrome or Firefox

August 8, 2018

Some of our products, including the SVA1015X spectrum analyzer/VNA have an onboard webpage that enables remote device configuration and control using nothing more than a web browser and a LAN connection. Some settings in the browser can leave these on-screen buttons non-functional. An icon appears on the computer display and it can be moved using … Continued

How to generate the activation code for an instrument option

May 24, 2018

Many SIGLENT instruments feature options that can be added by using an activation code. To generate the activation code: – Purchase the option from your favorite SIGLENT office or distributor. A full list of available options are located at the bottom of the specific product web page. – You will receive an Option Card PDF … Continued

USB Connectivity Checklist

April 24, 2018

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is very popular and has added a tremendous level of convenience and flexibility to computer and peripheral controls, including test and measurement instrumentation. As with all technology, it isn’t always sunshine and blue skies. Here are some common troubleshooting steps for USB connection issues: – Is the instrument plugged in … Continued