Operating Tips

SSA3000X Series

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

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.”

View two limit lines using EasySpectrum

December 11, 2018

This operating tip describes how to activate two limits using Monitor mode in SIGLENTs EasySpectrum software: Open monitor mode by right-clicking on the instrument you wish to control: Select Limit, Set the Type to Point, and then Edit:   Now, change the units and configure the points.. pressing Add to add them to the list: … Continued

Spectrum Analyzer Audio Demodulation Tips for AM/FM

October 12, 2018

The SIGLENT SSA and SVA series of spectrum analyzers feature the ability to demodulate AM or FM transmissions and then play the audio output using an external speaker or earphone. Here are some tips to optimizing the audio quality: Set the center frequency to the match the channel of interest. For example, if you wish … Continued