Operating Tips

Digital Multimeters

Are your instruments FCC compliant?

December 14, 2018

Test and measurement equipment is exempt from FCC emissions limits per CFR 47, Part 15, para 15.103(c): https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2002-title47-vol1/pdf/CFR-2002-title47-vol1-sec15-103.pdf Specifically: “(c) A digital device used exclusively as industrial, commercial, or medical test equipment.”

SDM ranging in current measurement modes

December 12, 2018

The SDM series of multimeters have autorange capabilities that allow the meter to automatically select the range appropriate for a given input signal level. To prevent damage to the meter, current (ACI and DCI measurement modes) ranges will be automatically up-ranged if the input signal exceeds the maximum value for the selected manual range. In … Continued

How to configure a DMM scan using EasyDMM

September 19, 2018

The SIGLENT SDM3055-SC and SDM3065-SC instruments are digital multimeters with switch cards that allow for up to 12 voltage-function measurements (and an additional separate 4 current measurement channels). SIGLENTs EasyDMM software provides easy instrument control and data collection. In this note, we will show how to configure EasyDMM  to perform a scan Download and install … Continued

USB Connectivity Checklist

April 24, 2018

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

Potential Solutions to Easy software window rendering/font issues

March 8, 2018

The installation of SIGLENT EasySpectrum and other “Easy” software is typically uneventful. But, there may be an occasional issue. Here are some steps that may help clear up any issues that you may encounter: Here is an example of a mis-rendered window view of EasySpectrum: Here are some steps that may help fix the issue: … Continued

Simple data sample and store to USB with the SDM3000 series of DMMs

March 7, 2018

In some applications, it can be helpful to collect data for a period of time and then analyze the data using a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel©. In this operating tip, we are going to show you step-by-step instructions on setting up a SIGLENT SDM3000 series DMM (SDM3045X, SDM3055, or SDM3065X) to save a set … Continued

What instruments accept SCPI commands for remote control?

October 25, 2017

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.

How to install the USBTMC driver

October 24, 2017

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