Minimum pulse repetition rate frequency for EMI enabled analyzers
June 9, 2022
The EMI toolkit available for many SIGLENT spectrum analyzers, such as the SSA3X, 3X Plus, SVA, and X-R series, feature a Quasi-peak detector that was designed to CISPR-16 specifications, which include pulse repetition rates. The EMI toolkit has been tested with pulse repetition rate minimum of 20 Hz, but has not been tested below this. … Continued
How to protect sensitive RF instrumentation
May 5, 2022
Spectrum and vector network analyzers like the SIGLENT SSA, SVA, and SNA series products feature very sensitive circuitry that can be easily damaged by electrostatic discharge or ESD. In many cases, ESD events aren’t obvious. It isn’t always a visible/noticeable event like the “wool sock shock” you may have tried as a child. ESD events … Continued
Common Fuse Information
February 9, 2022
Fuses are a common circuit element and are key to protecting from overvoltage and overcurrent situations that can damage important circuits. Fuse markings are typically stamped symbols located on the metal cap of the fuse. Here is a helpful guide to common fuse markings used with instrumentation, taking a common fuse type as an example: … Continued
SSA3000X, SSA3000X Plus, SSA3000X-R, SVA1000X audio output specifications
January 5, 2022
The SIGLENT analyzers feature an output that can source demodulated AM or FM audio Click for tips on AM/FM Demodulation Here are the specifications for the audio output: 3.5 mm Mono output. 16-ohm output impedance Output power of approximately 13 mW
December 28, 2021
Many SIGLENT products are RoHS compliant to EU 2015/863. This is also known as RoHS 3 Check the datasheet for the product in question to find more information.
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:
Software: SIGLENT spectrum analyzers are compatible with TekBox EMCView software
June 14, 2021
Siglent analyzers (SSA/SSA plus/SSA -R and SVA series) are now compatible with the latest version of EMCView software from Tekbox: EMCview PC software for EMC pre-compliance testing
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
Can the SSA3000X Plus, SSA3000X-R, or SVA1000X series analyzer automatically measure the quality factory (Q) of a filter?
April 13, 2021
Yes. NOTE: This is not currently available on the SSA3000X series. The quality factor of a filter is defined as: Q = Center frequency/Bandwidth From the SSA3000X Plus, X-R, SVA1000X Series Manual: You can find the automatic Q measurement in the Measurement function menu. Press the Maker Fn button > Select N dB BW … Continued