Beta 42

  • Audio Tracker verbessert.
    Die Lautstärke des Audio-Trackers (Option 015) kann jetzt beliebig eingestellt werden. Um die Cursor-Funktion (Änderung der Centerfrequenz über die Pfeil-Tasten bzw. das Scroolwheel) in diesem Modus nicht zu verlieren, kann die Lautstärke nur im Demod-Modus oder im Powermeter Modus (mit direkter Rückkopplung) geändert werden.
    In der MCS-Software ist die Lautstärke jederzeit änderbar.

Version BETA 41

  • Achtung: Diese Firmware könnte Ihre momentane Gerätekalibrierung verfälschen und evtl. eine Rekalibrierung erfordern!
  • Unterstützung für neue Option 015 (Audio Indicator):
    Die Option 015 ermöglicht eine akustische Wiedergabe der Signalstärke, ähnlich einem Geigerzähler. Dies ermöglicht eine schnelle und bequeme Ortung der Signalquellen. Ausgezeichnet zur Signalpeilung, Auffinden von versteckten Sendern oder Ausrichten von Antennen geeignet, insbesondere in Kombination mit dem Peak Power Meter (Option 20X).
  • Unterstützung für Premium-Kalibrierung (benötigt Rekalibrierung bei Aaronia)
  • CalRun Funktion ist im Bereich unter 1 GHz 5-mal genauer (benötigt aber auch mehr Zeit), benötigt Kalibrierwiderstand.
  • Verbesserungen in der Signalverarbeitung und -anzeige
  • Neue Antenneneinstellung für OmniLog.
  • Diverse Korrekturen im Menüsystem (z.B. Änderung von dBM nach dBm, oder PkHold nach Hold)

Version BETA 40

USB Programm ID 0x60 hinzugefügt um den CalRun per Software auszulösen (genutzt von MCS 1.0.0)

Version BETA 39

  • Premium-calibration with the new feature "Clear by writing to Caldatei" added.
  • Menu item calid "for customer's calibration (Insert your own reference points) added (function not enabled).

Version BETA 38

  • Added new file system for the optional premium-calibration which will come in future.

Version BETA 37

  • Sweep speed by up to 40% faster. By using a cache mehrfachassioziativen for the calibration data, the sample rate was accelerated by up to 40%. This is particularly noticeable in fast, cached or sweep the zero-span mode strongly felt.
  • Sample time of 10ms extended to 5 ms.

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Version BETA 36

  • New Menu RefOffs "(Reference offset) added. This entry allows the support of our new external preamp and UBBV1 UBBV2 (this selection "UBBV12 Select). Alternatively, can also be set "+ dB"or "dB" is a positive or negative offset. Thus, any external amplifier, antenna, cable or damping element are einkalibriert. For all P-code programmers: the new setup Var. is 13H = 19 dec. (directly to the offset value). WARNING: The Clr button deletes a set back offset (=> 0 dB).
  • Level correction of RBWs (filter) systems. In particular, the variations in small filters and that of the 5 MHz filter were removed.

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Version BETA 35

  • New Hotkey settings (Don't forget the Factory Reset!):
  • Key 1: TETRA (380MHz-400MHz)
  • Key2: ISM434 (433-434,8MHz)
  • Key 3: LTE800 (780-862MHz)
  • Key 4: ISM868 (868-870MHz)
  • Key 5: GSM900 (921,2-959,6MHz)
  • Key 6: GSM18K (1800-1880MHz)
  • Key 7: UMTS (2110-2170MHz)
  • Key 8: WLAN24 (2400-2490MHz)
  • Key 9: LTE2.6 (2500-2690MHz)
  • Key 0: DECT (1880-1900MHz)

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Version BETA 34

  • Noise level calculation improved.

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Version BETA 33

  • Improved level differences in the frequency range below 1GHz.

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Version BETA 32

  • Fixed level variations after each restart of the unit.

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Version BETA 31

  • Zeichenbefehle für das Grafikdisplay hinzugefügt:
    #define SC_PPIXDOT 0x66 (Punkt-Funktion)
    #define SC_PPIXLINE 0x67 (Linien-Funktion)
    #define SC_PPIXRECT 0x68 (Rechteck-Funktion)
    Der Immediate Opcode Parameter ist in allen Fällen: Pixel: 0=Aus, 1=Ein, 2=XOR.
    Die Koordinaten müssen jeweils zuvor auf den Stack geladen werden: x,y (Punkt) bzw. x1,y1,x2,y2 (Linie/Rechteck).
  • Einschalt-Logo hinzugefügt.
  • Diverse Funktionen können jetzt auch "extern" über folgende "Pseudo-Programm-IDs" gestartet werden (u.a. wichtig für alle SPECTRAN X bzw XFR):
    #define FID_FACTSETUP 97 (Factory setup starten)
    #define FID_INICALREQ 98 (Einschalt-Initial-Kalibrierung starten)
    #define FID_POWEROFF 99 (Gerät abschalten)
    Die "Pseudo-Programm-IDs" können jetzt durch Setzen der Setup-Var.:
    #define SV_USBRUNPROG 0x23 (Programm-Nummer-Start via USB)
    mit der gewünschten Programm-Nummer gestartet werden (Start nach dem Sweep).
    Solange, wie das Programm noch nicht ausgeführt ist, bleibt die Setup-Var. gesetzt, mit dem Programmstart wird sie auf Null gesetzt und kann neu gesetzt werden, auch in dem fraglichen Programm selber.
    Dies eröffnet natürlich eine Vielzahl an neuen Möglichkeiten! 

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Version BETA 30

  • Externe Lautstärkensteuerung hinzugefügt (u.a. für die Desktop X-Serie benötigt):
    #define SV_SPKVOLUME 0x49
    Stellt die Lautstärke ein, Wert Fließpunkt 0.0 (aus) bis 1.0 (laut).
  • Sweep Jump Funktion verbessert:
    #define SV_USBSWPID 0x22 /* USB sweep ident. request */
    Vergibt einen Id.-Code für den nächsten Sweep und wird mit Beginn des Sweeps auf Null gesetzt.
    Die Daten sind dann mit diesem Code gekennzeichnet, indem mit dem nächsten Sweep vorab und hinterher folgender Antwort-Block gesendet wird:
    (byte)UST_SWEEPID = 0x25
    (long)Zeitstempel
    (long)Eben der Sweep-Id.-Code jetzt als long int
    (word)Status = folgender Code:
    #define USWPS_BEGIN 0x01 /* Begin of sweep code */
    #define USWPS_END 0x02 /* End of sweep code */
    #define USWPS_ERROR 0x03 /* Sweep failed code */

    Dabei gelten Änderungen immer erst für den nächsten Sweep (Buffer-Funktion). 

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Version BETA 29

  • Fix in "Sweep Frequency Points" feature.

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Version BETA 28

  • Key/Hotkey 1 RBW changed to 1MHz.
  • New variable "Sweep Frequency Points" (0x12) added. Needed to adjust the number of sweeppoints in the next LCS versions.
  • ProgInfo: At the moment only freq. domain till max. buffer size, 0 = standard.
  • New variable "USB Sweep Id." (0x22) added. Needed for the "Beam-Sweep-Funktion" in the next LCS version.
  • ProgInfo: 0 = no Id., will be resetet after start-output and can directly be rewritten afterwards.
  • New variable "USB Status Reply" (0x25) added. Also used for the "Beam-Sweep-Funktion" in the next LCS version.
  • ProgInfo: DWord: timestamp; DWord: Id. Code as long int (Attention with a float conversion!) word: status code : 1=start, 2=end, 3=end_with_error.

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Version BETA 27

  • LO-Switchingpoints optimized. The very hard LO changes at 6,1GHz and 7GHz have been removed.
  • LO-Jump function added. This great function will soon show up at the newest LCS version!

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Version BETA 26

  • Noise floor "gaps" removed.
  • Missing noise floor display at sweep start fixed.
  • Noise floor calibration feature added. After a first start with BETA26 this function will automatically be activated!
  • Please be sure to connect no antenna, usb cable or power charger to the SPECTRAN. Also be sure to start the calibration in a "rf free" area.
  • For best results you should use our Calibration-Resistor (ArtNo 779), which must be mounted to the SPECTRAN rf input!
  • The noise floor calibration can be activated at any time with the new "CalRun" function in the "Setup" menu.

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Version BETA 25

  • New global variable 0x11 added to switch off the auto attenuator delay.

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Version BETA 24

  • File R/W problem (only in the LCS-filemanager) removed.
  • GSM decoder strongly expanded. Now a consistent bit-cycle is automatically appointed from the complete slot. ATTENTION: Besides the FCCH, everything is differential coded, which means that a "1" is a change from "1" to "0" and converse. A routine, which will list the midamble and the slottyp and only shows the user datas will follow soon.
  • Short texterror at the marcer view in the powermeter mode (0Hzz with two "z") removed.

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Version BETA 23

  • GSM Demodulator added. A real GSM-datastreaming using the USB-interface follows in the next days. For testing reasons the following will be shown at the SPECTRAN by now: (minimum level required about -50dBm to -40dBm at the moment):
    • "-" => No GSM-Signal
    • "N" => Normal Burst
    • "F" => FCCH
  • 5MHz filter added for UMTS measurements (UMTS5M)
  • Phase-demodulator integrated.

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Version BETA 22

  • Peaks at 1060MHz (Hotkey 2) and 2640MHz (Hotkey 3) removed.
  • New Turbo-Sweep mode added (LCS use only). If you start the LCS if SPECTRAN is in limits mode the main display of the SPECTRAN is switched off after LCS start. This will save a lot of speed at fast sweeps! The display can be activated again with the menue key.
  • For all P-CODE programers: You can also switch off the display by using the new variable 0x48 (0=display ON; 1=display OFF).

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Version BETA 21

  • Auto-Attenuator error removed. Testtime to set the right attenuator was incresed. This removes the level problems at the beginning of the sweep (e.g. at the EN-Tests). The calculation is done as: Testtime = Sampletime/10. The testtime increses linear to the used sampletime. The highest testtime of 10mS is reached with 100mS sampletime. Attention: 100mS sampletime (10mS sweep delay) offers a long enough delay for a clear attenuator setting! If you dont use the auto-attenuator function the delay will be removed and you get the fastest sweep. This will also be supported in the next LCS version.
  • Missing 1kHz-Filter added. Next LCS version will support this filter.
  • EMC Filter added (200Hz, 9kHz and 120kHz). Next LCS version will support this filter.

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Version BETA 20

  • Frequency error for the HF-60100 V4 removed. You can now sweep up to 9,4GHz.
  • Hotkey GSM900 changed (fstart=921,2MHz; fstop=959,6MHz; RBW=1MHz; VBW=300kHz).
  • CLR-Key is now a "Reset-Key" and resets a lot of parameter back to "standard":
    • Modus=SPECTRUM
    • RBW=3MHz
    • VBW=Full
    • HOLD=OFF
    • Detektor=RMS
    • Sampletime=1mS
  • All other parameter are not changed and the sweep is not interrupted.

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Version BETA 19

  • Turbo-Sweep Mode points increased from 1000 to 1280. This enables to use the total WLan-Range (90MHz Span) with 3MHz RBW in Turbo-Sweep Mode.
  • At a 3MHz RBW the maximum usable span now is 96MHz, at 1MHz RBW = 32MHz, at 300kHz RBW = 9,6MHz and so on.
  • Bargraph-Display fixed. One segment was aktivated to much.
  • Overload-Display fixed. With preamp the limit now is about 0dBm.
  • Number of custom usable floatingpoint variables increased from 16 to 64.
  • HyperLOG 60100 antenna added to antenna-menu (H60100).
  • MarkerLevel display expanded to -110dBm.
  • Sampletime of hotkeys 6 to 9 (WLan, GSM900, GSM1800, UMTS) changed to 1mS. Videofilter of Hotkeys 6 to 9 changed from 3MHz to 1MHz. DECT Hotkey (0) SweepTime changed from 50mS to 10mS.

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Version BETA 18

  • Automatic Turbo-Sweep added. This function is, because of the limited memory, only available on "small" spans. Here the Sweep, starting at the second sweep, will be 3 times faster.
  • At a 3MHz RBW the maximum usable span is 75MHz, at 1MHz RBW = 25MHz, at 300kHz RBW = 7,5MHz an so on.
  • Advanced noise rejection added. This function indicates the maximum level, to minimise the Noise-Level. This function can be started each time by pressing the menu-button twice.
  • Video-Filter activated.
  • New menu point "AudInd" (AudioIndicator) added. With this function you can do an audio location of signal sources. Here the audio frequency will be changed proportional to the signal strength. This mode is very useful at a fast zero-span sweep.
  • New menu point "Detect" (Detector) added. You can select between different detector types. At the moment it´s RMS and MinMax.
  • Menu point "Disp" (Display) changed. The new entry "AVG" (Average) allows to average multiple sweeps.

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