Operating Tips

SDS1000 Series

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

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

Standard probe product list

December 27, 2017

Here is a list of probes currently supplied with each product: Click here to view the Product Probe List

How to save to an external USB with the SDS series of oscilloscopes

December 22, 2017

The SDS series of SIGLENT Digital Oscilloscopes have a number of save options that include copies of the displayed image (Bitmap, JPG, and PNG are common image types) as well as instrument configurations (Setups) and data (CSV). Here are brief instructions on how to save files to external USB memory devices. Insert a USB memory … Continued

What instruments accept SCPI commands for remote control?

October 25, 2017

All SIGLENT instruments (except for the SHS1000 and SHS800 hand-held oscilloscopes) support SCPI remote control commands. For more information, download the specific instrument programming guide located on the product page.

Oscilloscope Hardware Reset

October 25, 2017

In some extreme hardware errors, the oscilloscope may become unresponsive or “hang” during the boot sequence. If your oscilloscope is frozen, will not boot, or appears to be unresponsive, you can attempt a hardware reset by following these instructions: 1. Disconnect all USB, LAN, and input cables. Leave the power cord connected. 2. Power cycle … Continued

Self-Calibration with the SDS Series Oscilloscopes

October 25, 2017

Over time and temperature, the components in a test instrument can change and adversely alter the performance and measurement accuracy. Periodically running the self-calibration routine can help ensure top performance. You can run the self-calibration routine at any time, but it is recommended if the operating temperature changes by more than 5 °C. 1. Connect … Continued