Operating Tips

Spectrum Analyzers

Updated Frequency Uncertainty Calculations (SSA, SSA Plus, SVA)

September 18, 2020

Currently listed datasheet calculation for SSA Frequency Uncertainty is being updated, but as of 08/26/2020, it has not.  Here is the new calculation: We can use below new specification: ± (frequency indication × frequency reference uncertainty + 1/2(span/(sweep points-1)) + 10% × resolution bandwidth + marker resolution)   For example: The frequency indication is 500 … Continued

SVA Options: How do I know what is activated/available?

October 1, 2019

The SIGLENT SVA series of analyzer instruments are very flexible platforms that offer a number of different functions that can be activated. New instruments are delivered with over 100 hours of trial time for each option, allowing users to try the options before purchasing them. The trial timer is running while the instrument is powered … Continued

How to configure the SVA1X for complex impedance measurements

August 8, 2019

The SIGLENT SVA1X series is a multi-purpose RF measurement instrument. This operating tip shows you how to quickly configure the Vector Network mode to show a Smith chart displaying complex impedance: VNA mode – Press Mode > VNA   Set Meas type as S11 or S21   Set Format – Smith   Select R + … Continued

Currently supported instruments for use with the SIGLENT USB-GPIB adapter

July 26, 2019

The SIGLENT USB-GPIB adaptor currently works with the following SIGLENT instruments: Multimeters – SDM3065X/SDM3065X-SC SDM3055/SDM3055-SC SDM3045X   Function/Arbitrary waveform generators – SDG6000X Series SDG5000 Series SDG2000X Series SDG1000X Series SDG1000 Series   Spectrum & vector network analyzers – SSA3000X Series SVA1000X Series   Oscilloscopes – SDS1000CFL 

SVA1015X firmware revision 2. review and update from Chris Grossman

July 5, 2019

Here is the original independent review of the SVA1015X FW  V2. from Chris Grossman: Our development team was working on a new revision (V2. that included the following updates: New Functionality: Add CNR, Harmonic measurement in AMK options for SA Mode Add port extensions, user cal kit, new marker functions, correction switch, multi-traces and multi-format overlay display … Continued