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After receiving my instrument(s), what should I do with my RIGOL Warranty Card?
There is no need to take any action regarding the warranty card supplied with your Rigol product. Your purchase has been recorded at Telonic Instruments. Your warranty begins from the date of del
AMK: What do you get with the DSA Advanced Measurement Kit ? (DSA1000-AMK)
Advanced Measurement Functions Option DSA1000-AMK provides plenty of advanced measurement functions including T-Power (Time domain Power), ACP (Adjacent Channel Power), Chan Pwr (Channel Power), OBW
Are there any independent reviews of RIGOL Spectrum Analysers like DSA815 in the UK?
Yes, RSGB's RADCOM reviewed the DSA815-TG. (The relevant issue is RADCOM May 2013 pp36-39 N.B. accidentally omitted from the issue contents page !) There's lots of good comment about this from leading
Can I get help on using complex functions of my instrument?
Yes, if you are stuck immediately after buying your instrument - we do also ask you to review the PDF of the User Manual. Searching key words using the 'find' (control-f) facility can also help - many
Can I get help with programming my instrument?
RIGOL provides drivers and programming functions as part of your warranted and purchased package. Programming itself can be achieved in many different ways with tools which are largely the choice of t
Can I get IVI drivers for my Rigol test equipment?
Yes - You can download the latest IVI driver for your Rigol test equipment here... http://int.rigol.com/Support/SoftDownload/1
Can I get Rigol firmware updates?
Yes - You can download the latest official Rigol firmware, without the need to register, from the Rigol China website here... http://www.rigol.com/Support/SoftDownload/3 Alternatively, yo
EMC Precompliance: Testing on a budget
EMC Precompliance: Testing on a budget Date:29.05.2012 Solution: Almost any electronic design slated for commercial use is subject to EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) testing. Any company int
Getting started with Rigol PC Software Tools
To view a list of all Rigol PC software applications, click HERE . To view a list of the versions of Rigol PC software applications currently available for download from this website, click
How do I add a horizontal Display Line to my DSA screen?
There is a handy video reminder here showing many functions you can use on your DSA - many are under-used so don't miss out on them check it for some useful features!
How do I check my DSA is working properly?
Follow these instructions showing you how to do some quick checks on performance. You'll know what performance to expect. They start with a handy factory reset and calibrate.
How do I connect my instrument via my LAN to UltraSigma PC Software?
First of all, ensure your instrument as the option for LAN connection and ensure you have a PC running the latest version of UltraSigma download from RIGOL and this PC is successfully connected to the
How do radio amateurs use RIGOL's DSA815? And for what kinds of applications?
Some simple examples of useful Radio Club application: An FM Broadcast Station was causing interference to our 2m to 4m transverter. This corresponded to an FM station which was recently launched. The
How to reduce or lower noise floor? (DSA815 and DSA1030)
A simple sequence of settings will help you dig into the noise floor. With any Spectrum Analyser, setting up the (1) Span, (2) Attenuator, (3) Pre-amp and (4) Resolution Bandwidth settings - these are
Is there an attenuator built-in on RIGOL's DSA1030?
Yes, but you should still take care never to exceed the DSA1030's max input power or voltage (+30dBm or 1000mW and 50VDC abs. max - pulsed waveforms can easily exceed this e.g. direct from a LISN). Th
Is there an attenuator built-in on RIGOL's DSA815?
Yes, but you should still take care never to exceed the DSA815's max input power or voltage (+20dBm or 100mW and 50VDC abs. max - pulsed waveforms can easily exceed this e.g. direct from a LISN - see
RIGOL 3GHz Spectrum Analyser - Applications insights from RIGOL-UK's customers.
1. Simple modulation testing above UHF. First I get straight on with monitoring typical modulation sidebands, I’m at 2,320MHz with DSA1030A-TG3 - a performance spectrum analyser from RIGOL incor
Rigol PC Software Summary
Please note... Ultra Sigma - All Rigol PC software requires Ultra Sigma to be installed beforehand, except Ultra Wave. Trial Licences - Rigol PC software that requires a licen
Rigol PC Software Versions
The table below lists the versions of Rigol PC software applications that are currently available for download from this Rigol-UK website. To find a download for your instrument... Go to th
USB stick / flash drive / memory sticks must fully compliant with USB2.0* standard compliant w/Win7 - Info on good sticks, esp. earlier models:
We have found many instruments to be fussy about USB sticks (more common on instruments of slightly longer-standing design). Like PictBridge standard, USB memory specs can be quite open to interpretat