Operating Tips

SDS2000X Series

SIGLENT X and X-E series oscilloscopes Sequence and History mode

October 25, 2017

With the advance of science and technology, more demands are being placed upon stability, performance, and the intelligence of electronic products. Product design engineers face many problems with the verification and debugging of high-speed signals. A typical example is intermittent glitches with some low duty cycle signals, such as laser pulses, metastable low-duty radar pulses or … Continued

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

How to install options on the SDS2000 and SDS2000X Series of Oscilloscopes

October 25, 2017

The SIGLENT SDS2000 and SDS2000X Series of Oscilloscopes have multiple options to fulfill your measurement requirements. You can view the options currently installed on the oscilloscope or activate the newly bought option serial number through the Utility menu. To install an option: 1. Press the Utility button on the front panel to enter the UTILITY … 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

SDS1000X/X+/2000X Security Erase

October 25, 2017

The Security Erase process deletes all user data and clears available volatile and non-volatile memory. To perform a security erase process, follow these steps: 1. Press Save/Recall 2. Press Security Erase 3. Press Confirm to begin the process After the process is complete, you can reconfigure the scope for measurements.

How do I determine what bandwidth of scope I require for my application?

October 24, 2017

The bandwidth of a digital oscilloscope, often called analog bandwidth, refers to the bandwidth of the front-input amplifier of the oscilloscope and is equivalent to a low pass filter. Oscilloscope bandwidth is defined as the frequency at which the amplitude of the observed signal drops by -3 dB (or drops to 70.7% of its actual … Continued

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

Benefits of Deep Memory

October 23, 2017

Digital storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) operate by sampling the voltage values at each active input channel at specific time intervals. The inverse of this time interval is the called the sample rate. The sample rate is usually shown in Samples/second, or Sa/s. For most scopes, the sample rate is dependent on the configuration of the scope, … Continued