Operating Tips

Digital Multimeters

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

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 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

SDM measurement categories

January 13, 2021

The voltage categories of SDM3045X, SDM3055, and SDM3065X DMMs is CATI 1000V and CATII 300V. The indication is located on the front panel label:

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