Operating Tips

Waveform Generators

SDG available waveform lengths

July 29, 2021

The SDG series of arbitrary waveform generators allow you to create any function you wish. Here are the memory depths available for building arbs for each model:

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

Can I output two different arbitrary waveforms with an SDG?

April 22, 2021

Yes. Two-channel SDGs (SDG1000X, 2000X, and 6000X) can output two separate arbitrary waveforms. Load the waveforms into the instrument Select the channel you wish to load to and then press Save/Recall Select the arbitrary waveform you wish to output for that channel Repeat steps 2-3 for the other channel Enable outputs Here is an example … 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/HD 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

How do I directly control an instrument using LAN?

February 16, 2021

For convenience, we recommend connecting your instrument to your LAN using a router that can configure DHCP directly and use an internet switch to connect the LAN to the instruments you wish to control. In some cases, you may wish to directly connect your computer to an instrument LAN port without a LAN available. This … Continued

SDG1000X Square Wave Duty Cycle

May 5, 2020

Here are the maximum and minimum duty cycle settings for the SDG1032X (max 30 MHz square) and SDG1062X (max 60 MHz square) Square Wave Output Frequency (MHz) Max Duty Cycle Setting (%) Min Duty Cycle Setting (%) 60 50 50 50 50 50 40 59 41 30 59 41 20 59 41 10 67.4 32.6 … Continued

Why does my function generator amplitude not match the set point?

March 3, 2020

The most likely cause is that the generator output is not configured with the correct value that matches the actual load. Function generators like the SIGLENT SDG series are designed to have an output impedance of 50 ohms. This output impedance is assumed to be in series with a known load impedance R2, as shown … Continued

Typical time delay between waveform selections for an SDG1X

August 8, 2019

Here is the typical amount of elapsed time in ms between waveform types for the SIGLENT SDG1000X series of arbitrary function waveform generators (Firmware revision: Release Date 02.26.19 )   Waveform Type Sine Square Pulse Ramp Noise DC Arb (DDS) Arb (Truearb) Sine X 35.8 16.6 43.5 0 22.5 34.8 35.4 Square 34.5 X 16.2 … Continued