Technical Videos

SSA3000X Series

RF cable and adapter cleaning and stability check using a VNA

December 10, 2021

In this video, we introduce techniques for inspecting, cleaning, and evaluating the quality of RF cables and connectors. We also introduce a simple method of determining the quality and stability of a cable using a vector network analyzer (VNA) to perform an S11 measurement and open, short, load calibration.

How accurate are your pre-compliance conducted emissions test results?

December 9, 2021

In this video, Dr. Min Zhang from Mach One Design EMC consulting demonstrates the accuracy of his conducted noise pre-compliance test set-up, consisting of a Siglent spectrum analyzer, a Tekbox TBOH01 LISN, EMCview software, and a shielded tent and compares it to results from an accredited compliance lab.  Chapters: 0:00 Automotive Conducted Emission Test Set-up … Continued

Precompliance: Conducted Emissions Setup

June 22, 2021

In this video, Min Zhang of Mach One Design demonstrates how to perform a conducted emission pre-compliance EMC test for a mains-powered home appliance product. A step-by-step guide to set the test up, benchmark the test results, and use Tekbox EMCview software to achieve highly efficient spectrum scanning. For EMC, power converter, motor drive, and … Continued

How to observe demodulated audio from a spectrum analyzer

December 16, 2020

Viewing demodulated audio can be important when troubleshooting a transmitter.   In this video, I demodulate an FM radio station using a SIGLENT spectrum analyzer and view the output signal on an oscilloscope.

Quick remote computer control using LXI Tools

October 14, 2019

  In this video, we introduce you to LXI Tools, an open-source instrument programming and control application that has a small footprint and excellent performance. It works seamlessly with a variety of SIGLENT  products, including SDSX and XE scopes, SDGX generators, and SDM DMMs. Special thanks to Martin Lund and the other developers of LXI … Continued

Ken Wyatt EMI Tests: Near-field probing

October 11, 2019

In this video, EMI Guru Ken Wyatt (@EMI_Guru) shows how to use Near-Field probes and a spectrum analyzer to troubleshoot component/board level EMI issues.

Attenuator verification using a spectrum analyzer and tracking generator

October 11, 2019

In this video, we show how to quickly and easily check the attenuation value of an attenuator using the tracking generator on a SIGLENT SVA1015X spectrum and vector network analyzer. This technique also applies to the SSA3000X series of products.   There is also an application note here: Attenuator Verification