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SDF Importer

version 1.0.8 (5.67 MB) by Justin Dinale
Enables importing of HP/Agilent/Keysight Standard Data Format (SDF) files within MATLAB and Octave.


Updated 21 Sep 2021

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We present the ‘SDF Importer’, a package developed to enable reading of HP/Agilent/Keysight Standard Data Format (SDF) files (v3.0 and below) within MATLAB and Octave.
We provide a brief introduction to the package’s functions, a description of the structure of the extracted data, and step by step instruction on extracting and displaying single-trace and multi-trace datasets. Additionally an assessment of the importer against the Standard Data Format Utilities supplied with original HP equipment is performed.
Note: See updates notes in SDF_import.m regarding engineering units bug.

Cite As

Justin Dinale (2021). SDF Importer (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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