Operating Tips

Digital Oscilloscopes

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

Oscilloscope Specifications: What does “div” mean in the specifications?

February 27, 2019

The term “div” for most SIGLENT specifications is equal to the Vertical Scale value (Commonly shown in units of Volts/div). Take the specification for the DC Gain Accuracy of a SIGLENT SDS1052DL+ For ranges ≤ 100 mV/div, the DC Gain Accuracy is given as ± [3% × (|reading|+|offset|) +1% × |offset| +0.2 * div+2 mV] If: Reading = 0.5 … Continued

X-E Instrument Control Websock error: [Object event]

February 15, 2019

If you attempt an Ethernet connection to your X-E series oscilloscope and receive the following error: Check the operating system revision of the oscilloscope. This is indicated as the second value of the Software Version that can be found on the System Info screen of the Utility menu. To find the Software Revision: Press Utility … Continued

SDS5000X Security Erase Process

February 15, 2019

Here are the steps to securely erase the memory modules within the SIGLENT SDS5000X Oscilloscope Series: Press Utility > Save/Recall > Recall > Type = Security Erase > Press Recall

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.”

Measurement Data Depth SDS2000X vs. SDS1/2 X-E

December 18, 2018

One of the more powerful features of digital oscilloscopes is the automatic measurement function. Most modern scopes allow you to measure 20 or 30 separate waveform parameters including rise/fall time, phase difference, peak-to-peak voltage, and more. Some functions can actually measure large data sets to provide a “running average” of the measurement over a long … Continued

How to enter options on the SDS2000X

December 18, 2018

The SDS2000X provides multiple options to fulfill your measurement requirements.   Please contact your SIGLENT sales representative or SIGLENT technical support to order one of the available options for your product. After you generate your activation code, use the following steps to install the option on the oscilloscope: 1. Press the Utility button on the front panel to enter … Continued

Configuring the IP address on the SDS1000 (DL+, CNL+, and more)

December 18, 2018

To adjust the IP settings on the SDS1000 series, including the SDS1052DL+:     Press Utility > Next Page to page 3/4:         Press the softkey next to IO Setting > Press the softkey next to IP Setting:     Now, you can see the IP configuration. Press the topmost softkey (shown … Continued