Operating Tips

SDS2000X 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

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

How to enter options on the SDS2000X

December 18, 2018

The SDS2000X provides multiple options to fulfill your measurement requirements.   Please contact your SIGLENT sales representative or SIGLENT technical support to order one of the available options for your product. After you generate your activation code, use the following steps to install the option on the oscilloscope: 1. Press the Utility button on the front panel to enter … 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 Capture a Runt Pulse with a SIGLENT SDS Oscilloscope

December 27, 2017

Capturing a Runt Pulse The new Super Phosphor Oscilloscope (SPO) technology supports deep memory, a fast waveform refresh rate and a 256 grey scale and color temperature waveform display. The intelligent Pass / Fail function is widely used in industrial electronic detection. The technology also includes powerful intelligent triggering (window, interval, timeout, pattern, Runt). Here … Continued

Adjusting measurement font size with the SDS2000X series

December 22, 2017

You can increase the font size used for the measurement functions of the SDS2000X series. To activate this function: – Press Utility > Do Self Cal (Page 1/3). This will bring up the Self Cal warning: – From the warning page, press Cursors 1 time > Measure 1 time > Display/Persist two times > Measure 1 … Continued