Operating Tips

SSA3000X Plus Series

Updated Frequency Uncertainty Calculations (SSA, SSA Plus, SVA)

August 26, 2020

Currently listed datasheet calculation for SSA Frequency Uncertainty is being updated, but as of 08/26/2020, it has not.  Here is the new calculation: We can use below new specification: ± (frequency indication × frequency reference uncertainty + 1/2(span/(sweep points-1)) + 10% × resolution bandwidth + marker resolution)   For example: The frequency indication is 500 … Continued

Which values do I enter for antenna correction factors on my spectrum analyzer?

December 27, 2019

If you have an antenna with calibration data, chances are it includes a number of columns of data. One column should be the frequency being tested. The others can include free-range performance, gain, and more. For reference, Antenna Factor (or correction factor) is defined as the ratio of the incident Electromagnetic Field to the output voltage … 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 

EasySpectrum: Save/Recall State files

March 7, 2019

EasySpectrum is free software used to control and collect data from SIGLENT SSA and SVA spectrum analyzer products. State files are used by the SIGLENT SSA and SVA instruments to recall or save specific instrument configuration settings. By storing and recalling states, you can quickly configure the analyzer for different tasks. To use State files … Continued

Correction factors in Monitor Mode with EasySpectrum software

December 14, 2018

SIGLENT EasySpectrum software includes the ability to create and edit correction factors that can be useful in correcting cable and adapter losses as well as adjusting spectral data for antenna gain. To create a correction file: Download EasySpectrum. Here is a link to the EasySpectrum Getting Started Guide Connect your SIGLENT analyzer to the controlling computer … Continued

Spectrum Monitor (waterfall chart) in EasySpectrum software

December 14, 2018

SIGLENT EasySpectrum software includes a spectrum monitor mode that shows a waterfall chart of successive scans. This can be useful if you are observing a carrier signal for drift as well as comparing successive spectral scans. To enable the spectrum monitor: Download EasySpectrum. Here is a link to the EasySpectrum Getting Started Guide Connect your … Continued