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  • Q
    How do I store and recall saved setups using UltraScope for my DS1000 Series Oscilloscope?
    Using Save Setup in UltraScope

    Here is a brief overview of using the Save Setup feature of the DS1000 Series of oscillscopes with the UltraScope software.
    1. Configure the scope for the measurement of interest. 
    •    This can be done manually using the front panel or through UltraScope. 
    •    You can use the virtual front panel or adjust the settings in the DSO Controller and Download the new settings to the instrument.
    2. After you have the scope configured, you can save the setup.
    •    To manually save the setup, press the Storage key on the front panel of the scope > select Storage from the Storage Menu > select Internal or External (for USB memory stick storage) > select a memory location or filename.
    •    To use Ultrascope for a save setup operation, open the Virtual Panel  and select the Storage Button 
    •    Press F1 to cycle through the Storage Menu. Select Setups from the Storage Menu 
    •    Select F2 for Internal or F3 External (for USB memory stick storage)
    •    Using F1, Select a memory location or filename. Press F3 to save a setup and F2 to load a previously stored setup. 

  • Q
    LabVIEW 2010 Example for a DS1000E/D: Data collection and transfer

    This example and it's corresponding EXE use VISA to communication with a Rigol DS1000E/D scope. 
    The example allows the user to configure the oscilloscope for different data collection sizes (Normal or Long). It then graphs the data.

    You can download the example EXE here.

  • Q
    How do I retrieve data using USB control for the DS1000E/D series of scopes?

    The DS1000E/D series of oscilloscopes from Rigol can download captured waveforms containing up to 1 million data points. Here are the commands and proper order for remote retrieval of the data over USB.

    There are some conventions that need to be established:

    1. Set memory depth:
    :ACQuire:MEMDepth <depth>

    Where <depth> can be LONG or NORM. For actual data depth, see Table 1 below.

    2. Set the waveform points mode:

    :WAVeform:POINts:MODE <points_mode>

    Where <points_mode> can be NORM, RAW, or MAX See table 1 below for data points returned in each mode.

    3. Set Scope operation mode: :RUN or :STOP

    4. Return data: :WAVeform:DATA? <source> 
    Where can be CHAN1, CHAN2, DIG (For D series only), MATH, or FFT

    NOTE: The first time you run the “:WAVE:DATA?” command, you will return 600 points. To return more points, you will need to operate the scope in “:STOP” mode.


    Here is the command set to return 1M points from channel 1

    1NOTE: It may be helpful to insert a wait or sleep between commands to prevent communications errors. Typically, a 10-20ms is sufficient.

    1. Send “:ACQ:MEMDEPTH LONG”
    2. Send “:WAVeform:POINts:MODE MAX”
    3. Send “:RUN” to acquire waveform of interest.
    Once you have capture your waveform, continue to step 4.

    4. OPTION: It may be useful to use the Single Trigger mode by sending “:TRIG:SING:MODE” instead of then sending STOP. Otherwise:
    5. Send ”:STOP”

    6. Send ”:WAV:DATA? CHAN1”
    7. Retrieve data from step 4.
    8. You may need to do a number of receives to get all the data from the buffe

  • Q
    What is the USB data transfer time for 1 million points using the DS1000E/D family of scopes?

    Typical data transfer speeds for 1 million points is between 5 and 6 seconds.

    Try this Simple Excel 2010 VBA Control program DS1000E DS1000D Oscilloscopes to get data easily over the USB

  • Q
    How to open .WFM ( WFM Waveform files) under UltraScope
    How to open the .wfm file

    This article applies to the DS1000B, CA, D, and E families' UltraScope software

    1. Open the software of UltraScope, we use the UltraScope for DS1000B as a example.

    2. Click the icon of “Add new memory waveform”.

    3. Click the File button in the File, and choose the .wfm file you want to open.

    4. OK, you can observe the .wfm file right now.

  • Q
    Unlock the DS1000E & DS1000D Series Oscilloscopes

    The DS1000E/D instruments have the ability to be locked from the front panel. If they are in a locked state, red letters LOCK will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the display as below:


    To unlock the display, follow these instructions:
    1. Press the grey/blue key just to the right of the displayed LOCK text.
    2. A prompt will appear. The default unlock code for the DS1000 series scopes is “ 111111 “. Press the grey/blue key just to the right of the "1" six times to enter the default code. 
    3. After you have selected the password, press the bottom most grey/blue button. This will enter the password. The LOCK label will disappear.
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    For a PDF version of this solution click here.

  • Q
    Can you disable the AUTOSET button on the DS4 and DS6 series?

       Can you disable the AUTOSET button on the DS4 and DS6 series? 


    There is an autoset disable remote command that can remove the feature from DS1000E/D scopes as well as many of our other scopes popular in educational environments. This is primarily done for student lab and educational purposes. Contact RIGOL if you need assistance doing this to your scope. We don't publicly post the information so that it can not easily be reenabled.       

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  • Q
    Can you set up any RIGOL scopes to stop triggering after a specific averaging number?

    Can you set up any RIGOL scopes to stop triggering after a specific averaging number?           

    The average acquisition mode for the DS1000E/D, DS1000CA, DS1000B, DS4000, and DS6000 scopes are identical in function. They collect a boxcar average of the last n (usually a power of 2)  acquisitions on a rolling basis.

    On the DS1000Z, DS2000/A, DS4000, and DS6000 scopes users can enable record mode to capture a specific amount of triggers into a set of frames, but to average all that data together it would have to be done externally.       

  • Q
    How do I configure a DS1000B Series Oscilloscope to return maximum data lengths?
    DS1000B Series: Saving maximum data

    To save maximum data to an external USB stick, follow these steps:

    Configure the scope to collect the data of interest. Single trigger mode will allow you to "freeze" the data. Alternately, you can use the Run/Stop button to stop triggering and "freeze" the data.

    Insert a compatible USB drive into front panel.
    Press Storage key in the menu area of the front panel.

    Select CSV under the Storage menu label on the display

    Select Maximum under Data Depth menu label on the display

    Select External to save to the external USB drive

    Select New File and enter a new file name


  • Q
    What is the longest time duration waveform that a DS1000E/D series scope can acquire?

    What is the longest time duration waveform that a DS1000E/D series scope can acquire? 

    The longest time division is 50s/division. Therefore, the scope will acquire 10 minutes of data (50s/division * 12 divisions = 600s / (60s/min) = 10 min 





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