Operating Tips

Handheld Oscilloscopes

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.”

How to save a full screen picture of the SHS display?

July 16, 2018

The SHS800 and SHS1000 series can save exact copies of the display images to an external USB memory device, but the normal save process can “cut off” the bottom.   The Normal Picture/Image Save Process: Insert compatible USB memory device into the scope Press Save/Recall Set Type = Picture Press Save This will save an … 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

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