The SDGs require UTF8 formatting for the words used to build an arbitrary waveform. The code may report “UnicodeDecodeError: ‘ascii’ codec can’t decode byte 0x80 in position 77: ordinal not in range(128)” This indicates that the arbitrary waveform data is coded as “ascii” which is not the expected data format “utf8”. Here is the proper … Continued
The SDG1000 Series provides 2 languages (English and Chinese) for the user interface. Do the following steps to change the language on the user interface if it powers up in Chinese. 1. Press the Utility button on the front panel to enter the UTILITY function menu. 2. Press the 1/2 button to go to the … Continued
All SIGLENT instruments (except for the SHS1000 and SHS800 hand-held oscilloscopes) support SCPI remote control commands. For more information, download the specific instrument programming guide located on the product page.
It is common in engineering to combine two signals into one, such as superimposing noise on a sinusoid to simulate a desired signal containing undesired noise, or testing the OIP3 (Output 3rd Order Intercept Point) of an amplifier by generating a two-tone signal. The Siglent X series dual-channel waveform generators (SDG1000X, SDG2000X) can accomplish this … Continued
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
Applications for multi-phase waveforms are everywhere – in Power-related applications, I/Q modulation, Automobile applications, Components, etc. While Siglent’s SDG2000X, and SDG5000, (& SDG1000) arbitrary waveform function generators all have two independent outputs with adjustable phase offsets, some applications call for three or more different signals, each with a phase relationship that is locked-to but adjustable … Continued
Arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs) are programmable voltage sources. They can be extremely useful tools when your application requires the output of waveforms that contain complicated features or shapes. Many AWGs come pre-loaded with arbitrary waveforms like cardiac, voice, and a host of trigonometric functions. These “built-in” waveforms can be useful, but the real power of … Continued
At present, the method used to generate pulse signals by most ARB/function generators is to fill the DDS waveform memory with the original pulse data. By editing the pulse waveform data table in advance, DDS can output the correct pulse waveform corresponding with the separate rising and falling edges. This kind of pulse waveform’s edge … Continued
Excerpt from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board: http://anab.org/news/newsletter/winter-2014/nist-traceability-statements NIST Traceability Statements Many calibration customers request on their accredited calibration certificates a statement that the measurement is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). They want assurance that the standards used for the calibration are ultimately traceable to the International System of Units … Continued
What instruments accept SCPI commands for remote control? All SIGLENT instruments (except for the SHS1000 and SHS800 hand-held oscilloscopes) support SCPI remote control commands. For more information, download the specific instrument programming guide located on the product page.