Operating Tips

SDS1000X-E 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

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

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

Adding MSO/Logic Analyzer Capability to the SDS1004X-E Series of Oscilloscopes

February 26, 2018

Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes (MSO’s for short) feature the ability to show both analog and digital signals using the same timebase. This is essentially like adding a logic analyzer (LA) to the analog scope portion of the design. The SIGLENT 4 channel SDS1004X-E series of oscilloscopes (currently the 100 MHz SDS1104X-E and 200 MHz SDS1204X-E models) can … Continued

SDS1000X-E New Fixed Position Zoom

February 8, 2018

This feature allows the user to adjust the position selections for horizontal and vertical zooming. Traditionally, most scopes allow you to zoom around a fixed position. This is typically the center of the display (which is the standard operation on all SIGLENT scopes). We refer to this as fixed delay for horizontal and fixed offset … Continued