Operating Tips

Spectrum Analyzers

EasySpectrum: Save/Recall State files

March 7, 2019

EasySpectrum is free software used to control and collect data from SIGLENT SSA and SVA spectrum analyzer products. State files are used by the SIGLENT SSA and SVA instruments to recall or save specific instrument configuration settings. By storing and recalling states, you can quickly configure the analyzer for different tasks. To use State files … Continued

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

Correction factors in Monitor Mode with EasySpectrum software

December 18, 2018

SIGLENT EasySpectrum software includes the ability to create and edit correction factors that can be useful in correcting cable and adapter losses as well as adjusting spectral data for antenna gain. To create a correction file: Download EasySpectrum. Here is a link to the EasySpectrum Getting Started Guide Connect your SIGLENT analyzer to the controlling computer … Continued

Spectrum Monitor (waterfall chart) in EasySpectrum software

December 18, 2018

SIGLENT EasySpectrum software includes a spectrum monitor mode that shows a waterfall chart of successive scans. This can be useful if you are observing a carrier signal for drift as well as comparing successive spectral scans. To enable the spectrum monitor: Download EasySpectrum. Here is a link to the EasySpectrum Getting Started Guide Connect your … Continued

Are your instruments FCC compliant?

December 18, 2018

Test and measurement equipment is exempt from FCC emissions limits per CFR 47, Part 15, para 15.103(c): https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2002-title47-vol1/pdf/CFR-2002-title47-vol1-sec15-103.pdf Specifically: “(c) A digital device used exclusively as industrial, commercial, or medical test equipment.”

View two limit lines using EasySpectrum

December 18, 2018

This operating tip describes how to activate two limits using Monitor mode in SIGLENTs EasySpectrum software: Open monitor mode by right-clicking on the instrument you wish to control:   Select Limit, Set the Type to Point, and then Edit:     Now, change the units and configure the points.. pressing Add to add them to … Continued