Operating Tips

SPD3303C Series

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:

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

SPD output performance

February 5, 2021

The constant voltage-constant current transition with SPD power supplies is controlled by a diode and has a typical response time of approximately 1 ms. The capacitance of SPD3 and SPD1 models is about 920uf.

Common SPD power supply issues

September 18, 2020

The most common SPD issues are typically solved by switching the input switches (on the rear panel) to the proper voltage values. As the first step to troubleshooting, please ensure that the power switches located on the rear panel are correctly set for the line voltage of the area the instrument is being used in. … Continued

SPD Local Front Panel Lock Out SCPI commands

November 21, 2019

The current version of the SPD programming commands (located in the Quick Start Guide) do not include any front panel lock commands. These are typically used to control the functionality of the front panel keys. Locking the front panel prevents accidental changes to instrument operation during remote control. The SPD1000X and SPD3303X/X-E have three commands … Continued

Currently supported instruments for use with the SIGLENT USB-GPIB adapter

July 26, 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 SVA1000X Series   Oscilloscopes – SDS1000CFL 

SPD wiring suggestions

March 7, 2019

The SIGLENT SPD series of power supplies have only positive voltage and current setpoint values. That is, you can select voltages or currents that are from 0 to the max value (0-32 V, for voltage.. as an example for the SDP3000X/X-E). Here are the suggested wiring configurations to achieve both positive and negative potentials at the … Continued

USB Connectivity Checklist

February 28, 2019

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is very popular and has added a tremendous level of convenience and flexibility to computer and peripheral controls, including test and measurement instrumentation. As with all technology, it isn’t always sunshine and blue skies. Here are some common troubleshooting steps for USB connection issues: – Is the instrument plugged in … Continued