Programming Example: SDS Oscilloscope screen image capture using Python

Posted on: December 14th, 2020 by Doug Lovell

Here is a brief code example written in Python 3.4 that uses a socket to pull a display image (screenshot) from a SIGLENT SDS1000X-E scope via LAN and save it to the local drive of the controlling computer.

NOTE: This program saves the picture/display image file in the same directory that the .py file is being run from. It will overwrite any existing file that has the same name.

Download Python 3.4, connect a scope to the LAN using an Ethernet cable, get the scope IP address, and run the attached .PY program to save a bitmap (BMP) image of the oscilloscope display.

You can download the .PY file here:

Tested with:

Python 3.4
SDS2000X-E Models
SDS5000X Models