Value for money
Ease of use
Review by William
Posted on 28/07/2015
My Tek finally died - the high voltage section was fried. I went on Amazon to see what was available. I service audio equipment as a side line. After reading the specifications of the Siglent scope I decided to buy it. It is rated as a 50 MHz scope - but I have no trouble displaying a 100 MHz signal. On feature which I did not see listed is it has a frequency counter. The frequency counter is dead on and is actually more sensitive than my TEK 5316. My signal generator only goes up to 108 MHz and it only takes about 15 Millivolts of RF for the counter to lock in.

One other thing about this scope is when I use it with a sweep generator and use channel 2 as the horizontal reference, there is no drift in the display. With both analog scoped that I had owned, the scope would need a warmup time of 10 minutes or so to be stable. There is no warm up time needed with this Siglent.

If you are looking for a general purpose scope the Siglent is excellent. I am 100% happy with it. There is only one thing about it that I had to change in my equipment stack up. On the top of my stack was the frequency counter, then the scope, then the RF generator and finally the distortion analyzer. Well with the small size of the Siglent I could not stack the frequency counter on it. So I took my 5316 out of service because my new scope is actually a better frequency counter.

The TFT display is excellent. There is a on screen menu display that will let you quickly set up the scope. The scope comes with a set up guide, a CD, two very nice probes and a USB cable. It is a compact unit that is only
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