USB host connector power limits for instrumentation
June 14, 2019
SIGLENT instruments with USB ports can supply 500mA steady current at 5 V.
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
Where do I find environmental, EMC, and other compliance information for your products?
February 15, 2019
Information regarding product compliance is available on the datasheet for each product. Contact your local Siglent office for more details if you have trouble finding what you need. You can also write firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
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