Operating Tips

Digital Oscilloscopes

WiFi performance is slow or does not connect well to my network

November 19, 2019

Some high-performance routers with extended range like the Orbi RBR50 Mesh Network router do not work well with the SIGLENT TL_W725N wireless adapter. The WiFi adapter update rate is also not as fast as a directly wired LAN connection. A solution is to use an Ethernet to WiFi Wireless Adapter like the IOGEAR Ethernet-2-WiFi Universal … Continued

More on Trigger Status Messages

August 6, 2019

There are 6 types of trigger status messages for the SIGLENT SDS series of oscilloscopes. The trigger status indication is located near the upper-right-hand side of the display, as indicated in this picture: Here are their definitions: Armed. The oscilloscope is acquiring pre-trigger data. All triggers are ignored in this state. Ready. All pre-trigger data … 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

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