Operating Tips

Waveform Generators

Instrument Socket and Telnet Port Information

February 25, 2021

Product Type Product Series Socket port 5025 (Y/N) Telnet port 5024(Y/N) Digital Oscilloscope SDS5000X Y Y SDS2000X Plus Y Y SDS2000X N N SDS2000X-E Y Y SDS1000X N N SDS1000X-E Y Y SDS1104X-U Y Y SDS1000CML+ N N SDS1000DL+ N N Waveform Generator SDG6000X Y Y SDG2000X Y Y SDG1000X Y Y SDG800 N N … Continued

How do I directly control an instrument using LAN?

February 16, 2021

For convenience, we recommend connecting your instrument to your LAN using a router that can configure DHCP directly and use an internet switch to connect the LAN to the instruments you wish to control. In some cases, you may wish to directly connect your computer to an instrument LAN port without a LAN available. This … Continued

SDG1000X Square Wave Duty Cycle

May 5, 2020

Here are the maximum and minimum duty cycle settings for the SDG1032X (max 30 MHz square) and SDG1062X (max 60 MHz square) Square Wave Output Frequency (MHz) Max Duty Cycle Setting (%) Min Duty Cycle Setting (%) 60 50 50 50 50 50 40 59 41 30 59 41 20 59 41 10 67.4 32.6 … Continued

Why does my function generator amplitude not match the set point?

March 3, 2020

The most likely cause is that the generator output is not configured with the correct value that matches the actual load. Function generators like the SIGLENT SDG series are designed to have an output impedance of 50 ohms. This output impedance is assumed to be in series with a known load impedance R2, as shown … Continued

Typical time delay between waveform selections for an SDG1X

August 6, 2019

Here is the typical amount of elapsed time in ms between waveform types for the SIGLENT SDG1000X series of arbitrary function waveform generators (Firmware revision: Release Date 02.26.19 )   Waveform Type Sine Square Pulse Ramp Noise DC Arb (DDS) Arb (Truearb) Sine X 35.8 16.6 43.5 0 22.5 34.8 35.4 Square 34.5 X 16.2 … 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 

How to activate the SDG sweep marker function

May 31, 2019

The SIGLENT SDG6X series of arbitrary waveform generators feature a frequency marker function that will output a signal when the sweep output passes through a user-defined target frequency. This can be very helpful when synchronizing measurements with other instrumentation, like oscilloscopes, that have no other way of syncing up with the frequency sweep. To activate … Continued

SDG1X firmware adds TrueArb capability

May 27, 2019

Starting at firmware version, the SIGLENT SDG1000X series of arbitrary waveform generators now feature TrueArb output capability. Traditional arbitrary waveform generators use DDS (direct digital synthesis) to create waveforms. This technique is very powerful, but at higher output frequencies, DDS begins to lose resolution because it will skip or drop output samples in order … 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