Operating Tips

SDS1000X/X+ Series

How do I save inverted (white background) images?

October 24, 2017

To save on printer ink, you can invert the image on your SDS2000X oscilloscope. Insert a USB memory device into the front panel USB port Press Save/Recall on the front panel Set Type to BMP Set Screen to Inverted Select Press To Save, name the file, and Press to Save to save the file to … Continued

How to install the USBTMC driver

October 24, 2017

SIGLENT Technologies uses a broad range of products that utilize the USBTMC unified protocol to communicate with the host computer and control. Users can use SIGLENT provided PC software to send commands to remotely control the instrument. In addition, you can use NI-MAX (National Instruments Measurement and Automation Explorer) for instrument control. Here is an … Continued

Calibration Traceability

October 23, 2017

Excerpt from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board: http://anab.org/news/newsletter/winter-2014/nist-traceability-statements NIST Traceability Statements Many calibration customers request on their accredited calibration certificates a statement that the measurement is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). They want assurance that the standards used for the calibration are ultimately traceable to the International System of Units … Continued

How do I perform a Self-Calibration with my SDS oscilloscope?

October 12, 2017

Self-Calibration with the SDS1000, 1000X, 2000, and 2000X Series Oscilloscopes 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 … Continued

What do I do if my oscilloscope is frozen or hanging?

October 2, 2017

In some extreme hardware errors, the oscilloscope may become unresponsive or “hang” during the boot sequence. Oscilloscope Hardware Reset 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. … Continued