Operating Tips

Waveform Generators

SDG selection table

December 18, 2018

Here is a table showing the output protection on the SIGLENT SDGThere is the ‘short circuit’ protection in all our generators.(he output of the generator can be connected together, please see the attached pic) Series Channels Max Sine Frequency (MHz) Arbitrary Waveform Data Depth Resolution (Bits) Output Protection SDG800 1 30 16 kpts 14 SC (all), OVP … Continued

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.”

Calculating Output Amplitude Accuracy using dB

October 1, 2018

Some specifications, like the SDG800 and 1000 series, describe the vertical accuracy using dB The SDG1000, for example, states: Vertical Accuracy = ± (0.3 dB + 1 mV) First, let’s convert the dB part… Vertical Accuracy(dB) = 20 log (1 + (Error(%)/100)) ±0.3 dB = 20 log (1 + (Error(%)/100)) Error (%) = 3.5% So, … Continued

Create an arbitrary waveform using Coordinate Mode with EasyWave software

August 24, 2018

There are a number of ways to create waveforms for arbitrary generators. The correct method depends on: The number of segments of the waveform? Required precision of the location of each sample? Complexity of the waveform? Is it a number of pulses or a number of complex curves/small details? For sequences of pulses/square waves or to … Continued

How to generate the activation code for an instrument option

May 24, 2018

Many SIGLENT instruments feature options that can be added by using an activation code. To generate the activation code: – Purchase the option from your favorite SIGLENT office or distributor. A full list of available options are located at the bottom of the specific product web page. – You will receive an Option Card PDF … 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