Operating Tips

RF Generator

SSG5000X marker delay command

September 14, 2022

The SIGLENT SSG5000X and X-V RF signal sources have marker outputs on the rear panel that enable users to have the instrument source signals (markers) at defined points in their output waveform. These markers can also be delayed in time from the set points using the marker delay function. From the front panel, the marker … Continued

SIGLENT Serial Number Format

September 1, 2022

Starting in 2017, SIGLENT has been using this format for serial numbers for instrumentation:

Basic pulse operations with a SIGLENT SSG3000X/5000X series RF Signal Source

August 4, 2022

In some cases, a device (DUT) or circuit-under-test may not be capable of handling continuous power delivery. Power over time usually adds heat to the DUT, damaging sensitive structures. Decreasing the duration of time a signal is on (pulse on time) can decrease the total power delivered to the DUT. An RF Pulse is typically … Continued

SSG3000X Pulse Modulation Spec Clarification

July 20, 2022

The Pulse Modulation states: The SSG3000X Pulse Modulation is functional from 9 kHz to 2.1/3.2 GHz. The specification of 1 MHz- 3.2 GHz is guaranteed (as shown). Operation from 9 kHz-1 MHz is not guaranteed.

Common Fuse Information

February 24, 2022

Fuses are a common circuit element and are key to protecting from overvoltage and overcurrent situations that can damage important circuits. Fuse markings are typically stamped symbols located on the metal cap of the fuse. Here is a helpful guide to common fuse markings used with instrumentation, taking a common fuse type as an example: … Continued

Do your instruments support UDP communications over LAN?

August 5, 2021

Not at this time. Many instruments support communication via sockets (port 5025) and telnet (port 5024) but the port numbers cannot be changed. If you use VISA, you can implement LAN via TCP/IP, which does not need a port number. Here is a listing of current SIGLENT instruments with Socket and Telnet Support.

How to check available internal memory?

July 29, 2021

Simply access the Save/Recall menu for the instrument in question and select Local. The menu will show used/total amounts. Here, the SDG6X has approximately 83 MB and the SDG1X has 85 MB of memory:

May 7, 2021

Per OSHA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent third-part laboratory recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify products to applicable product safety standards. Examples of NRTLs include UL, CSA, and TUV. Many SIGLENT products are TUV certified, which also covers UL and CSA requirements. To … Continued

Are SIGLENT products certified by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL)?

May 7, 2021

Per OSHA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent third-part laboratory recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify products to applicable product safety standards. Examples of NRTLs include UL, CSA, and TUV. Many SIGLENT products are TUV certified, which also covers UL and CSA requirements. To … Continued