Operating Tips

Digital Multimeters

Can EasyDMM support multiple instrument connections?

September 10, 2019

Yes. EasyDMM can support multiple instruments, but it can only actively measure on one instrument at-a-time. Simply add instruments using the Add Instruments interface. Here, we show 3 active SDMs connected via LAN:   NOTE: Mode must be switched to Measure or Scan before data can be collected on the selected instrument.

EasyDMM First Use

August 27, 2019

SIGLENTs EasyDMM software provides easy instrument control and data collection. In this note, we will show how to configure EasyDMM for the first time. Download and install EasyDMM. You can find the download instructions and files here: DMM Software 2. Connect the SDM to the controlling computer or network. The SDMs have USB and LAN connections. … Continued

SDM Power On Last Settings

August 27, 2019

The SIGLENT SDM series of multimeters has a Power On Last function that recalls the last instrument configuration settings used previous to a power cycle. For example, if you have the meter in ACV mode with fixed range, and power cycle the instrument, it will power on in ACV mode with fixed range. The instrument … 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 

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

Are your instruments FCC compliant?

December 18, 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.”

SDM ranging in current measurement modes

December 18, 2018

The SDM series of multimeters have autorange capabilities that allow the meter to automatically select the range appropriate for a given input signal level. To prevent damage to the meter, current (ACI and DCI measurement modes) ranges will be automatically up-ranged if the input signal exceeds the maximum value for the selected manual range. In … Continued