December 28, 2022
Many SIGLENT products are RoHS compliant to EU 2015/863. This is also known as RoHS 3 Check the datasheet for the product in question to find more information.
Additional Digital Output information for the SDG7000A arbitrary function generator.
November 3, 2022
The LVTTL voltage is 3.3V and the rise/fall time is 1 ns. The common mode voltage of LVDS is 1.25 V (typical) and the differential mode is 350 mV (typical). The rise/fall time is 400 ps. The digital and analog channels are not synchronous and they are independent.
Bode using LAN
October 13, 2022
Many SIGLENT SDS oscilloscopes, including the SDS6000A series, can perform automated Bode plotting to provide frequency response for power supply stability, filters, and more. This integrated approach simplifies testing and delivers results much more quickly than building your own system, integrating separate instruments with software and an external controlling computer. In the examples above, we … Continued
Saving and Recalling a Bode II Setup
October 5, 2022
Many SIGLENT oscilloscopes, including the SDS1104/1204X-E, SDS2000X-E, SDS2000X Plus, SDS2000X HD, SDS5000X, and SDS6000A series feature the built-in Bode II automated Bode plotting feature. When coupled with a SIGLENT SDG series generator or SAG external AWG, the scope/generator combo can be used to produce frequency response curves on many circuit elements and components as well as … Continued
SIGLENT Serial Number Format
September 1, 2022
Starting in 2017, SIGLENT has been using this format for serial numbers for instrumentation:
SDG Function generator output amplitude is double the setpoint when I modulate the output. Is this OK?
March 28, 2022
This is expected. When the AM depth is 0%, the output amplitude is the carrier’s amplitude. When the AM depth is 100%, the amplitude of the modulated waveform will be 2x the setpoint.
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
How to delete files from the internal memory for SDG6000X arbitrary function generators
December 8, 2021
SIGLENT SDG arbitrary waveform generators can store a number of arbitrary waveform files in their internal memory. You can manually delete them using the Store/Recall button on the front panel. To delete them remotely you can send the following SCPI command: DEL_STORE_FILE filename.bin Where filename.bin is the filename you wish to remove. Here is an example … Continued
Typical SDG6000X Phase Noise
November 10, 2021
Phase Noise Phase noise is the random fluctuations of the phase of a signal in the frequency domain. Jitter is a similar measurement in the time domain. They are both caused by the random thermal fluctuations of the oscillator used as a timing reference in measurement instruments, signal sources, and other circuits that rely on … 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.