Operating Tips

Handheld Oscilloscopes

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

SHS Probe Compensation Adapter

October 25, 2017

The SIGLENT SHS series of handheld scopes feature a small probe compensation adapter that is used to deliver a known signal (3 Vp-p 1 KHz square wave) that can be used to compensate the probes. The probe compensation adapter is shown here: Open the side port on the SHS and insert the probe compensation adapter … Continued

SIGLENT SHS Handheld Oscilloscope Differences

October 25, 2017

Siglent Technologies manufactures two families of handheld, battery-operated oscilloscopes; the SHS800 and SHS1000 families. Although the two families appear to be identical (except for the case color), they have several differences that may, or may not, affect your choice. In fact, the difference between these two series of oscilloscopes can be found in the respective … Continued

How do I determine what bandwidth of scope I require for my application?

October 24, 2017

The bandwidth of a digital oscilloscope, often called analog bandwidth, refers to the bandwidth of the front-input amplifier of the oscilloscope and is equivalent to a low pass filter. Oscilloscope bandwidth is defined as the frequency at which the amplitude of the observed signal drops by -3 dB (or drops to 70.7% of its actual … Continued

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

Calibration Traceability

October 23, 2017

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

Do all SIGLENT products support SCPI?

September 29, 2017

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.