Operating Tips

SDS1000X-E Series

Standard probe product list

December 27, 2017

Here is a list of probes currently supplied with each product: Click here to view the Product Probe List

How to Capture a Runt Pulse with a SIGLENT SDS Oscilloscope

December 27, 2017

Capturing a Runt Pulse The new Super Phosphor Oscilloscope (SPO) technology supports deep memory, a fast waveform refresh rate and a 256 grey scale and color temperature waveform display. The intelligent Pass / Fail function is widely used in industrial electronic detection. The technology also includes powerful intelligent triggering (window, interval, timeout, pattern, Runt). Here … Continued

How to save to an external USB with the SDS series of oscilloscopes

December 22, 2017

The SDS series of SIGLENT Digital Oscilloscopes have a number of save options that include copies of the displayed image (Bitmap, JPG, and PNG are common image types) as well as instrument configurations (Setups) and data (CSV). Here are brief instructions on how to save files to external USB memory devices. Insert a USB memory … 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.

SDS1000X-E Low Frequency FFT Performance

October 25, 2017

One of the more exciting features of the SIGLENT SDS1000X-E Series of Oscilloscopes is the 1 Mpoint FFT capability. Coupled with the 500 uV/div low voltage measurement range and the fast waveform update rate, this feature makes the SDS1000X-E a powerful spectrum monitoring tool. In this tip, we show you some screenshots of the FFT … Continued

SIGLENT X and X-E series oscilloscopes Sequence and History mode

October 25, 2017

With the advance of science and technology, more demands are being placed upon stability, performance, and the intelligence of electronic products. Product design engineers face many problems with the verification and debugging of high-speed signals. A typical example is intermittent glitches with some low duty cycle signals, such as laser pulses, metastable low-duty radar pulses or … Continued

Oscilloscope Hardware Reset

October 25, 2017

In some extreme hardware errors, the oscilloscope may become unresponsive or “hang” during the boot sequence. If your oscilloscope is frozen, will not boot, or appears to be unresponsive, you can attempt a hardware reset by following these instructions: 1. Disconnect all USB, LAN, and input cables. Leave the power cord connected. 2. Power cycle … Continued

How to Extract Data from the Binary File of SDS2000X, SDS1000X, and SDS1000X-E

October 25, 2017

Table 1 Format of the Binary File Address Parameter Description 0x00-0x03 wave_length Reserved 0x04-0x07 mso_wave_length digital channels wave length 0x10-0x13 mso_ch_open_num Total enabled digital channels 32-bit signed integer, little endian. 0x14 mso_ch_open_state[0] on/off status of digital channel 0 (D0), 1 – ON, 0 – OFF 8-bit unsigned integer. 0x15 mso_ch_open_state[1] on/off status of digital channel … Continued

Self-Calibration with the SDS Series Oscilloscopes

October 25, 2017

Over time and temperature, the components in a test instrument can change and adversely alter the performance and measurement accuracy. Periodically running the self-calibration routine can help ensure top performance. You can run the self-calibration routine at any time, but it is recommended if the operating temperature changes by more than 5 °C. 1. Connect … Continued