Operating Tips

Spectrum Analyzers

What is the Distance-to-Fault (DTF) function measuring?

September 16, 2021

The Distance-to-Fault function (DTF) is an optional feature for the SIGLENT SVA1000X series of spectrum/vector network analyzers and is included free with the SSA3000X-R series of real-time spectrum analyzers. It is useful for determining the physical location of breaks, dielectric degradation, and other issues in cabling, connectors, and adapters. This technique utilizes a swept signal … Continued

What is the difference between SMA and 3.5 mm RF connectors?

September 14, 2021

SMA and 3.5 mm RF connectors are very similar and should be mechanically compatible, but do have some electrical differences that may be important for your application. For best performance, use SMAs with SMAs and 3.5 mm connectors with 3.5 mm connectors. If you question the connection integrity, you can use connector gages to verify … Continued

What technique does the SVA1000X/SSA3000X-R use for the Distance-To-Fault function?

August 12, 2021

The SIGLENT SVA1000X and SSA3000X-R series of spectrum analyzers have a Distance-To-Fault feature that is useful for determining the physical location of breaks, dielectric degradation, and other issues in cabling, connectors, and adapters. This technique utilizes a swept signal source to produce an output signal that covers a known frequency range. As the impedance of … 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 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