Operating Tips

SHS1000 Series

SHS800/1000 oscilloscope record function details

October 11, 2019

The SIGLENT SHS800 and 1000 family of handheld oscilloscopes have the ability to record and playback multiple trigger events. When an event triggers data collection on the scope, the waveforms are recorded for the timebase selected. The trigger will rearm, and the instrument will wait for the next event. In this way, each triggered event … Continued

SHS USB connectivity

August 29, 2019

The SIGLENT SHS series of handheld oscilloscopes can be directly controlled by a computer using the supplied USB-to-USB mini cable and can be controlled using EasyScopeX software. In some cases, you may experience issues with the USB connection to the computer. The first step is to check the SHS communications setting. Press User > and … 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

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.”

How to save a full screen picture of the SHS display?

July 16, 2018

The SHS800 and SHS1000 series can save exact copies of the display images to an external USB memory device, but the normal save process can “cut off” the bottom.   The Normal Picture/Image Save Process: Insert compatible USB memory device into the scope Press Save/Recall Set Type = Picture Press Save This will save an … 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

Potential Solutions to Easy software window rendering/font issues

March 8, 2018

The installation of SIGLENT EasySpectrum and other “Easy” software is typically uneventful. But, there may be an occasional issue. Here are some steps that may help clear up any issues that you may encounter: Here is an example of a mis-rendered window view of EasySpectrum: Here are some steps that may help fix the issue: … Continued