Operating Tips

SVA1000X Series

SVA Options: How do I know what is activated/available?

October 1, 2019

The SIGLENT SVA series of analyzer instruments are very flexible platforms that offer a number of different functions that can be activated. New instruments are delivered with over 100 hours of trial time for each option, allowing users to try the options before purchasing them. The trial timer is running while the instrument is powered … Continued

How to configure the SVA1X for complex impedance measurements

August 21, 2019

The SIGLENT SVA1X series is a multi-purpose RF measurement instrument. This operating tip shows you how to quickly configure the Vector Network mode to show a Smith chart displaying complex impedance: VNA mode – Press Mode > VNA   Set Meas type as S11 or S21   Set Format – Smith   Select R + … 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 

SVA1015X firmware revision 2. 2.1.2.1 review and update from Chris Grossman

August 8, 2019

Here is the original independent review of the SVA1015X FW  V2.1.1.1.13 from Chris Grossman: Our development team was working on a new revision (V2.2.1.2.1) that included the following updates: New Functionality: Add CNR, Harmonic measurement in AMK options for SA Mode Add port extensions, user cal kit, new marker functions, correction switch, multi-traces and multi-format overlay display … Continued

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

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.”