R&S®AFQ100B Release Notes V 2.15.231.71
R&S®AFQ100B
I/Q Modulation Generator
Release Notes
Firmware Version 2.15.231.71
© 2012 Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
81671 Munich, Germany
Printed in Germany – Subject to change – Data without tolerance limits is not binding.
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The following abbreviations are used throughout this document:
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Test and Measurement
R&S®AFQ100B is abbreviated as R&S AFQ100B.
R&S AFQ100B
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1 Information on the Current Version and History.............................. 3
1.1
Version 2.15.231.71 ......................................................................................................3
1.2
Version 2.15.231.65 ......................................................................................................3
1.3
Version 2.15.231.59 ......................................................................................................3
1.4
Version 2.15.231.58 ......................................................................................................3
1.5
Version 2.15.231.55 ......................................................................................................4
1.6
Version 2.09.285.25 ......................................................................................................4
1.7
Version 2.09.285.24 ......................................................................................................4
1.8
Version 2.09.285.21 ......................................................................................................4
1.9
Version 2.09.285.20 ......................................................................................................4
1.10
Version 2.09.285.07 ......................................................................................................5
2 Modifications to the Documentation ................................................. 6
3 Installing the Firmware....................................................................... 7
3.1
Installing new instrument firmware ...........................................................................7
4 Customer Support .............................................................................. 9
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1 Information on the Current Version and
History
1.1 Version 2.15.231.71
New Functionality and Changes
Topic
New Standard LTE Release 10 (Advanced) (K285)
Ref. No.
10508
New Standard1xEV-DO Rev. B (K287)
10509
Trigger Inhibit disabled for trigger mode = Single or repeat N Times
10605
Resolved Issues
Topic
Trigger delay incorrect
No signal in wideband mode for trigger mode = Single or Repeat N Times
USB driver not installed
Ref. No.
10209
10604
10632
1.2 Version 2.15.231.65
•
New Standard Galileo (K266)
•
New Standard LTE Release 9 (K284)
•
New Standard IEEE 802.11 AC (K286)
•
New Standard Glonass (K294)
1.3 Version 2.15.231.59
•
Bug fix: Artifacts in error history removed
1.4 Version 2.15.231.58
•
Bug fix: GPIB address not persistent
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1.5 Version 2.15.231.55
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Support for new SDRAM modules
•
Improved marker operations
•
Increased upper limit for repeat count
•
New Standard T-DMB/DAB (K253)
•
New Standard Tetra Release 2 (K268)
1.6 Version 2.09.285.25
•
Support for new SDRAM modules
•
Improved marker synchronisation at 300 MHz
1.7 Version 2.09.285.24
•
Bug in software memory test fixed
1.8 Version 2.09.285.21
•
New standard Bluetooth+ (K260)
•
New standard GSM EDGE+ (K241)
•
New standard HD-Radio (K352)
•
Bug in command remote control command “sour:equ:mod:rffr xxx;*opc?” fixed
1.9 Version 2.09.285.20
•
Impairments phase error now limited to +- 14 deg
•
Missing recovery version information fixed
•
GUI sometimes locked up after pressing trigger button at startup fixed
•
Equalizer gain and phase data were limited to integer numbers fixed
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1.10 Version 2.09.285.07
•
First release
Note:
In this release, internal marker generators are not yet implemented for wideband mode
(samples rates > 300MHz).
Use markers stored in memory instead.
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2 Modifications to the Documentation
The current documentation is up-to-date.
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3 Installing the Firmware
3.1 Installing new instrument firmware
1.
Save the current version
It is highly recommended to save the current/running version. This can be done
very easily (and it is completely intuitive with a mouse).
1. Switch off the device and switch it on again. When the device is starting
now you see the Bootmanager window (blue background, white field
inside and a red selection line) after a short time. If you see this window
select “Backup/Recovery” and press ENTER .
2. After a short time you see a new window (blue background!) with five
buttons. Select “Make backup” via the up or down arrow keys. Confirm
this with the key ENTER . The device shows you the versions of what will
be stored. Select the button “Make Backup” and the device starts working.
This takes a while, but you get an information, when you can switch off
the device (press the power on key for four seconds).
If you want to restore a previously saved version select “Restore Backup” at point
2.
2.
Call Windows desktop
Connect USB mouse to instrument.
On the signal generator’s graphical user interface select File Exit to shut
down the generator software.
Open Windows Explorer.
3.
Uninstall old firmware version
Double-click RsSigGenUninstaller.cmd
This script file identifies and removes all currently installed R&S instrument
software items.
Confirm Message Box with “Ok”.
The process will take several minutes.
Confirm restart dialog prompt to restart the instrument.
4.
Install new firmware version
Double-click the item AFQ100B_2.15.231.71.exe
Click button “Finish” when displayed (the instrument then restarts
automatically).
5.
Update PCI FPGA
Some firmware versions come with an updated PCI FPGA configuration which
must be installed by the user. A message in the info line will notify you if an FPGA
update is required. To update the PCI FPGA
Go to dialog Setup / System / Update
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Click button PCI-FPGA and follow instructions. Make sure not to power off
the instrument before the operation has completed!
Shut down the program and power off the instrument.
Switch instrument on again to make the changes active.
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4 Customer Support
Technical support – where and when you need it
For quick, expert help with any Rohde & Schwarz equipment, contact one of our
Customer Support Centers. A team of highly qualified engineers provides telephone
support and will work with you to find a solution to your query on any aspect of the
operation, programming or applications of Rohde & Schwarz equipment.
Up-to-date information and upgrades
To keep your instrument up-to-date and to be informed about new application notes
related to your instrument, please send an e-mail to the Customer Support Center
stating your instrument and your wish. We will take care that you will get the right
information.
Europe, Africa, Middle East Phone +49 89 4129 12345
[email protected]
North America Phone 1-888-TEST-RSA (1-888-837-8772)
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Latin America Phone +1-410-910-7988
[email protected]
Asia/Pacific Phone +65 65 13 04 88
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China Phone +86-800-810-8228 / +86-400-650-5896
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