Operating Tips

Digital Oscilloscopes

SIGLENT Serial Number Format

September 1, 2022

Starting in 2017, SIGLENT has been using this format for serial numbers for instrumentation:

August 22, 2022

The SIGLENT SDS2000X Plus, SDS2000X HD, SDS5000X, and SDS6000A series of oscilloscopes feature trace labels that can be edited by the user. This can make it much easier to differentiate traces on the display as well as in saved images of the display for reporting, etc.. In this tip, we will show you how to … Continued

SDS6000A Typical Noise Floor

June 24, 2022

Here are the typically expected noise floor numbers for the SDS6000A Oscilloscope: Note: Uses StdDev measurement @ 5 GSa/s, 10 MPts/ch

Common Fuse Information

February 24, 2022

Fuses are a common circuit element and are key to protecting from overvoltage and overcurrent situations that can damage important circuits. Fuse markings are typically stamped symbols located on the metal cap of the fuse. Here is a helpful guide to common fuse markings used with instrumentation, taking a common fuse type as an example: … Continued

Cross-reference of Oscilloscope Serial Decoding equivalents to Tektronix MDO3 packages

December 3, 2021

Here is a cross-reference of SIGLENT oscilloscope serial decoding features compared to the Tektronics MDO3 options: Tek MDO3MSO: 16 channel logic analyzer function. The SIGLENT equivalent is optional license SDSxxxx-16LA, where xxxx represents the model (SDS1000X-E, SDS2000X-E, SDS2000X Plus, SDS5000X, or SDS6000A series of oscilloscopes) and hardware (SPL2016 for SDS2000X Plus, SDS5000X, and SDS6000A series/SLA1016 … Continued

SDS2000X Plus 500 MHz bandwidth upgrade details

December 1, 2021

The SIGLENT SDS2000X Plus and SDS2000X HD series of oscilloscopes have a 500 MHz bandwidth upgrade option. 500 MHz bandwidth is available in the following cases: Only one active channel (C1 or C2 or C3 or C4) Two channels (Either C1 or C2) & (Either C3 or C4) When 500 MHz bandwidths are available, the … Continued