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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1225 on: November 09, 2019, 03:55:26 pm »
ahope:

Have you tried this one?

https://siglentna.com/service-and-support/firmware-software/waveform-generators/#sdg2000x-series

    SDGX Labview Driver 1.0.1 (Saved for 2014 version) (Release Date 05.14.19 )    https://siglentna.com/download/8860/
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1226 on: November 10, 2019, 03:17:08 pm »
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Have you tried this one?

https://siglentna.com/service-and-support/firmware-software/waveform-generators/#sdg2000x-series

    SDGX Labview Driver 1.0.1 (Saved for 2014 version) (Release Date 05.14.19 )    https://siglentna.com/download/8860/

Thanks JDubU! that solved the labview 2014 for the 2042X. I was looking at Siglent´s eu website (siglenteu.com), and it was not there. But it was on the na site.

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1227 on: November 21, 2019, 09:29:34 pm »
I plan to buy the Siglent SDG2042X, the last firmware version is 2.01.01.35R3B1, so I'd like to know which is the best way to hack it, downgrade->hack->upgrade or using this way:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/siglent-sdg2042x-hack-door-closed/msg2409867/#msg2409867
whitout dowgrade and upgrade?
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1228 on: November 27, 2019, 08:06:25 pm »
I plan to buy the Siglent SDG2042X, the last firmware version is 2.01.01.35R3B1, so I'd like to know which is the best way to hack it, downgrade->hack->upgrade or using this way:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/siglent-sdg2042x-hack-door-closed/msg2409867/#msg2409867
whitout dowgrade and upgrade?
 :-BROKE

I just turned my SDG2042X into the 120 MHz model three weeks ago; see this thread.
I started by hacking the firmware the generator came with. Then a user pointed out that a new firmware version was available. I upgraded to this firmware, and the "hack" still worked like a charm. The new FW is definitly recommended, since it fixes some small, annoying GUI quirks.
 
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1229 on: December 02, 2019, 02:18:37 pm »
I plan to buy the Siglent SDG2042X, the last firmware version is 2.01.01.35R3B1, so I'd like to know which is the best way to hack it, downgrade->hack->upgrade or using this way:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/siglent-sdg2042x-hack-door-closed/msg2409867/#msg2409867
whitout dowgrade and upgrade?
 :-BROKE

The second method works well and is easier, in my opinion. In step 10) you have to remember that the command "wq" needs to be typed ":wq". The colon is necessary to let vi know that the wq is an ex command. My generator came with the previous SW version so I cannot guarantee that the method works with the latest version.
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1230 on: December 17, 2019, 08:56:10 am »
New firmware update for SDG2000X models to address possible front panel button debounce issues.

Version 2.01.01.35R3B2
https://int.siglent.com/upload_file/zip/firmware/Signal_generator/SDG2000X_2.01.01.35R3B2_EN.zip
14.7 MB

Release notes
Optimized debounce of the front panel buttons.
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1231 on: December 17, 2019, 09:05:31 am »
Any news about the SHS806 firmware?

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1232 on: December 17, 2019, 06:18:32 pm »
Hey tautech, thanks for the info.  Updated my unit, nice to see how Siglent keeps up with the firmware update on a regular basis, the update was easy and effortless.
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1233 on: December 17, 2019, 06:39:36 pm »
Release notes
Optimized debounce of the front panel buttons.

Only one change, but a much-appreciated one! The way the function buttons below the screen also serve to toggle between modes (e.g. amplitude/offset vs. low/high level), it is really annoying when they bounce and register extra keypresses. Despite my attempts with various techniques -- gentle pushing, resolute pushing, pecking, ... -- some of the function buttons on my unit have driven me nuts!

Will try that update tonight. Thank you for the heads-up, tautech!
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1234 on: December 17, 2019, 06:54:49 pm »
Release notes
Optimized debounce of the front panel buttons.

Only one change, but a much-appreciated one! The way the function buttons below the screen also serve to toggle between modes (e.g. amplitude/offset vs. low/high level), it is really annoying when they bounce and register extra keypresses. Despite my attempts with various techniques -- gentle pushing, resolute pushing, pecking, ... -- some of the function buttons on my unit have driven me nuts!

Will try that update tonight. Thank you for the heads-up, tautech!
I saw this debounce issue in the very first SDG I owned, a SDG1010 and yes it's a right PITA if you get one that does it. Not seen it again in any the # of demo SDG's I've had.

It's pleasing Siglent may have found a SW solution but please do keep us posted to the success of this SW patch.
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1235 on: December 17, 2019, 08:06:23 pm »
I am pleased to report that the software debouncing is working very nicely indeed! I have not experienced any unintended double-presses since I installed the update. Some very light, sloppy touches (which I believe the previous firmware would have detected, once or as multiple presses) now remain undetected. But that is not a problem; as long as I fully press the button, it registers safely.

Turns out I had missed the previous update, so I got some nice new features too. Usability-wise, the little indicator arrows to show the current mode of the function knobs are nice (I indeed wasn't always sure whether white or gray background indicates the current selection). And the "parameter limit" error message is gone for good; hooray!

Thanks again from a happy user!
 
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1236 on: January 02, 2020, 07:26:44 pm »
Last year I wanted to buy a Siglent signal generator. I remember they offered 30~50 % discount! I couldn’t believed it. But I couldn’t buy it!
This year I saved my money to buy a Siglent signal generator but today  I checked Amazon but there is no special discount! I have forgotten the date Siglent had offered the discount.
Do you know When Siglent is gonna offer Special discount?

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1237 on: January 02, 2020, 09:48:58 pm »
Last year I wanted to buy a Siglent signal generator. I remember they offered 30~50 % discount! I couldn’t believed it. But I couldn’t buy it!
This year I saved my money to buy a Siglent signal generator but today  I checked Amazon but there is no special discount! I have forgotten the date Siglent had offered the discount.
Do you know When Siglent is gonna offer Special discount?

Thanks
If you're in the UK this SH one is available for 330 Pounds:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-uk-siglent-sdg2042x-signal-generator/
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1238 on: January 15, 2020, 04:49:06 pm »
So I just received my SDG2042x and I went to download the latest firmware and EasyWave from Siglent's website. Windows Defender SmartScreen is blocking these files, declaring it might malicious content.
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1239 on: January 15, 2020, 05:57:07 pm »
From:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-smartscreen/windows-defender-smartscreen-overview


"Windows Defender SmartScreen determines whether a downloaded app or app installer is potentially malicious by:
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"Checking downloaded files against a list of files that are well known and downloaded by many Windows users. If the file isn't on that list, Windows Defender SmartScreen shows a warning, advising caution."

Files from Siglent's download page would most likely not be on that list.
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1240 on: January 15, 2020, 05:58:40 pm »
So I just received my SDG2042x and I went to download the latest firmware and EasyWave from Siglent's website. Windows Defender SmartScreen is blocking these files, declaring it might malicious content.
No such issues here on a W10 PC running Chrome.
All 3 sites look fine.
US:
https://siglentna.com/service-and-support/firmware-software/waveform-generators/#sdg2000x-series
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1241 on: January 15, 2020, 06:09:23 pm »
So I just received my SDG2042x and I went to download the latest firmware and EasyWave from Siglent's website. Windows Defender SmartScreen is blocking these files, declaring it might malicious content.
No such issues here on a W10 PC running Chrome.
All 3 sites look fine.
US:
https://siglentna.com/service-and-support/firmware-software/waveform-generators/#sdg2000x-series

Chrome seems to work. I'm having the problem when using Edge, which is the browser I normally use.
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1242 on: January 15, 2020, 06:21:46 pm »
Windows Defender SmartScreen is an optional add in extension for Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/windows-defender-browser/bkbeeeffjjeopflfhgeknacdieedcoml?hl=en-US

 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1243 on: January 18, 2020, 10:07:49 pm »
Is there a known issue on the maximum length for a file name you can send to the SDG2042? I created a wave form and saved it to a file with a name that was 20 characters long. When I try to load it into a channel the entire device locks up. I shortened the name to 16 characters and it loaded just fine.

I'm running the latest firmware.
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1244 on: January 22, 2020, 07:13:57 pm »
I have my SDG2042X "improved" to 120MHz bandwidth successfully. The product type shown on system info now becomes "SDG2122X" and I am able to select the sine wave frequency up to 120MHz.

When I put the signal to oscilloscope for verification, the output waveform looks very good until 118MHz (for Channel 1) and 117MHz (for Channel 2) respectively. When I set the frequency higher than that, the frequency reads by oscilloscope doesn't increase much.

Not sure what really happens.  Do I need a full calibration after hack to SDG2122X? Any hints?
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1245 on: January 22, 2020, 07:30:19 pm »
I have my SDG2042X "improved" to 120MHz bandwidth successfully. The product type shown on system info now becomes "SDG2122X" and I am able to select the sine wave frequency up to 120MHz.

When I put the signal to oscilloscope for verification, the output waveform looks very good until 118MHz (for Channel 1) and 117MHz (for Channel 2) respectively. When I set the frequency higher than that, the frequency reads by oscilloscope doesn't increase much.

Not sure what really happens.  Do I need a full calibration after hack to SDG2122X? Any hints?
What oscilloscope ?
What BW ?
What connection type is used ?
Are both units 10 MHz referenced ?
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1246 on: January 22, 2020, 07:45:37 pm »
I have my SDG2042X "improved" to 120MHz bandwidth successfully. The product type shown on system info now becomes "SDG2122X" and I am able to select the sine wave frequency up to 120MHz.

When I put the signal to oscilloscope for verification, the output waveform looks very good until 118MHz (for Channel 1) and 117MHz (for Channel 2) respectively. When I set the frequency higher than that, the frequency reads by oscilloscope doesn't increase much.

Not sure what really happens.  Do I need a full calibration after hack to SDG2122X? Any hints?
What oscilloscope ?
What BW ?
What connection type is used ?
Are both units 10 MHz referenced ?

Oh my bad. You remind me. :) I am using an "improved" Rigol DS1054Z that supposed to have reliable BW up to 100MHz only... Let me check the SDG2042X output frequency with the HP53132A counter later.

BTW, anyone has done a calibration/adjustment on SDG2042X? I notice a service manual for SDG2042X and it mentions the Python script for the adjustment but I am not able to find it from the Internet.

http://www.lapanthera.hu/userfiles/webshop/products/attachments/Generator-SDG2042X-Service-Manual.pdf
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1247 on: January 22, 2020, 07:52:37 pm »

BTW, anyone has done a calibration/adjustment on SDG2042X?
Run the internal self cal and enjoy your 40 120 MHz AWG.   ;)
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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1248 on: January 23, 2020, 04:32:56 am »
I only found options under utility to calibrate the touch screen. Where is the internal self calibration?
 

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Re: The Siglent SDG2042X Thread
« Reply #1249 on: January 23, 2020, 08:41:16 am »
I only found options under utility to calibrate the touch screen. Where is the internal self calibration?

On page 54 of service manual.

Channel Self Adjustment
This adjustment is for internal control channel and signal channel. Through
feedback circuits of the feedback channel and signal channel, this adjustment
helps to obtain the actual working performance for components from signal
channels.
1. After the feedback channel adjustment completed, disconnect the two
BNC cables on CH1 and CH2.
2. Input the password “123654” under the system info interface to show the
SelfCal menu and perform the self adjustment.
3. Once the “Self Adjust” begins, the generator turns to adjustment interface
and the progress bar displays on the screen. In about 20 seconds it will
reach 100%, which indicates completing of the self-adjust. The progress
bar will disappear automatically after 2 seconds.
 
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