Application Notes

SDS2000X Plus Series

Jitter spectrum measurements with a digital oscilloscope

February 21, 2022

Clockworks Signal Processing released an application note that measures jitter using a SIGLENT XE series of oscilloscopes. The basic idea is simple enough – measure the clock edges and see if they are all exactly evenly spaced or if they change (jitter) over time. A non-uniform clock fed to an ADC or DAC will produce … Continued

Oscilloscope Feature and Options Table

January 14, 2022

SIGLENT has a number of oscilloscopes to help fit your application needs and budget. Here is a table of features and options of our most powerful oscilloscopes to help decide what is best for you. S – Standard, included O – Optional  (1) – Bode requires a SIGLENT SAG, SDG, or internal function generator to … Continued

Power Supply Design: Load Step Response with a SIGLENT DC Electronic Load

April 3, 2020

Building a power supply that can handle various loads without oscillating can be a challenge. Computational models and computer simulations can help get your design headed in the right direction, but physical testing is essential to proving the performance of your design. One method of quickly determining stability is to use a load step response. … Continued

Analyzing GSM Radio Protocol with a Siglent SDS2000X Plus Oscilloscope

March 10, 2020

Two SIGLENT users, Karel and Simon Sotek, recently took a SIGLENT SDS2354X Plus oscilloscope and investigated a GSM cell phone signal. Here is their report: We took a retired Siemens A36 cellphone to learn the capabilities of this new Siglent scope. Available documentation and medium-density PCB of the selected A36 made the signal probing … Continued

Bode Plot of a filter using an oscilloscope and function generator

February 26, 2019

A Bode plot is a method of graphically displaying the frequency response of a system or device-under-test (DUT). Commonly, the magnitude and phase response of the device are plotted with respect to frequency using a shared horizontal frequency axis as shown in the example below:   By showing both the magnitude and phase information on … Continued

SDS FFT performance on low frequency signals

February 26, 2019

Like many modern oscilloscopes, the SIGLENT SDS series feature FFT math functions that calculate frequency information from the acquired voltage vs. time data. FFT stands for Fast Fourier Transform, and is a common method for determining the frequency content of a time-varying signal. Converting time domain data to the frequency domain makes measuring characteristics like … Continued

Programming Example: List connected VISA compatible resources using PyVISA

February 19, 2019

PyVISA is a software library that enables Python applications to communicate with resources (typically instruments) connected to a controlling computer using different buses, including: GPIB, RS-232, LAN, and USB. This example scans and lists the available resources. It requires PyVISA to be installed (see the PyVISA documentation for more information) *** #Example that scans a … Continued