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by w2aew
May 4th, 2021, 4:51 am
Forum: Programming Support
Topic: Scope USB
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Scope USB

There are several examples in Python that can be found here:

viewtopic.php?f=580&t=133570#p278646
by w2aew
May 3rd, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: RSA300/RSA500/RSA600 Series
Topic: Using the RSA306B on a USB-C port
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Using the RSA306B on a USB-C port

Most of them are dongles - with a short wire between them. The VAVA is a hub. It could be that your device doesn't support the full DC power delivery that the RSA needs (about 450mA).
by w2aew
May 3rd, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: RSA300/RSA500/RSA600 Series
Topic: Using the RSA306B on a USB-C port
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Using the RSA306B on a USB-C port

The RSA306B can be used via a USB-C to USB-3.0 converter, but the converter must support the highest USB3 speeds and full power. I have used several USB-C adapters from brands such as VAVA, Nimaso, JSAUX, Syntech, and others successfully. It is likely that the adapter you are using doesn't provide f...
by w2aew
April 22nd, 2021, 8:15 pm
Forum: 5 and 6 Series MSO Oscilloscopes (including 5 Series Low Profile)
Topic: MSO64B When was last firmware update?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: MSO64B When was last firmware update?

My apologies - I didn't pay enough attention to your original post which stated that you are NOT running Windows. I found out a few days ago that a small problem was discovered with the installer for the non-windows firmware that could intermittently cause the scope not to boot. The installer was pu...
by w2aew
April 22nd, 2021, 6:19 am
Forum: 5 and 6 Series MSO Oscilloscopes (including 5 Series Low Profile)
Topic: MSO64B When was last firmware update?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: MSO64B When was last firmware update?

The latest firmware update for the MDO64B is v1.32.1, released in February. Here is the link:
https://www.tek.com/oscilloscope/mso64- ... are--v1321
by w2aew
April 8th, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Remote Instrument Communication (Programming) Examples
Topic: sin(x)/x filter VISA command in AWG5202
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: sin(x)/x filter VISA command in AWG5202

The command you're looking for is:
[SOURce[n]:]SDCorrection {OFF|ON|0|1}
[SOURce[n]:]SDCorrection?
by w2aew
April 6th, 2021, 6:28 am
Forum: RSA300/RSA500/RSA600 Series
Topic: Calculating dBuV properly
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Calculating dBuV properly

You can certainly do a sweep from 3MHz to 1GHz with your device off, save that trace, and then turn on your device and observe the difference.
by w2aew
April 5th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: RSA300/RSA500/RSA600 Series
Topic: Calculating dBuV properly
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Calculating dBuV properly

Either can work very well - it really comes down to the particular antennas involved.
by w2aew
April 5th, 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: RSA300/RSA500/RSA600 Series
Topic: Calculating dBuV properly
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Calculating dBuV properly

Yes, it can. Under the same Setup > Amplitude control panel, you can add gain/loss corrections as needed. These can be a fixed value, or a table of values vs. frequency.
by w2aew
April 1st, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: RSA300/RSA500/RSA600 Series
Topic: Calculating dBuV properly
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Calculating dBuV properly

With nothing connected to the analyzer, you will be observing the noise floor of the RSA306B itself. The displayed noise floor on *any* spectrum analyzer is dependent upon a number of factors, including: The Reference Level (Ref Lev), the Resolution Bandwidth (Res BW), the attenuator setting (if adj...
by w2aew
February 12th, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: Windows Based Oscilloscopes
Topic: Bus Setup, Serial Bus Type Custom settings only.
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Bus Setup, Serial Bus Type Custom settings only.

The RS-232 decode is an option (SR-COMP) for that scope. If the scope doesn't have that option installed, you won't see that bus type in the list.
The SR-COMP option includes decodes for RS-232/422/485 and UART. It includes decoding and triggering on packet level information in the bus.
by w2aew
November 16th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Windows Based Oscilloscopes
Topic: MSO58LP pre-trigger record
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: MSO58LP pre-trigger record

Yes, this can be done several ways. In the Horizontal menu, you can adjust the total record length that you desire. Then, you can set the Trigger Position to be at the end of the record (100%). Or, you can turn on the Delay function in the Horizontal menu, and adjust the delay as desired (negative v...
by w2aew
October 5th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: TTR500 Series VNAs
Topic: TR503A VNA Sweep Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: TR503A VNA Sweep Speed

Happy to be of help!
by w2aew
October 5th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: TTR500 Series VNAs
Topic: TR503A VNA Sweep Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: TR503A VNA Sweep Speed

For your other questions: 1) Your calibration will still be valid, but keep in mind that the unit will interpolate the correction values between your original calibrated points. For your use case, spanning in to get a closer look at a band-reject notch, it should fine. 2) I believe that the temperat...
by w2aew
October 5th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VNA Product Support Forum inaccessible
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: VNA Product Support Forum inaccessible

I was able to place a "test post" in that forum area, so it appears to be working
by w2aew
October 5th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: TTR500 Series VNAs
Topic: TR503A VNA Sweep Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: TR503A VNA Sweep Speed

I just posted a "test post" in the VNA Forum area, so it looks like it is working (for me at least). Regarding your sweep speed question - can you provide details for a given sweep (start/stop or center/span, number of points, IF BW setting, etc.)? Also, what version of VectorVu-PC are you running? ...
by w2aew
October 5th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: TTR500 Series VNAs
Topic: Test Post
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Test Post

Test post
by w2aew
September 17th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capture waveform screenshot from MDO3014 oscilloscope
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Capture waveform screenshot from MDO3014 oscilloscope

What version of firmware are you running? There was an issue with support of the HARDCOPY START command that was addressed in the later firmware versions.

The most recent firmware is v1.30, and can be found here:
https://www.tek.com/oscilloscope/mdo301 ... lease-v130
by w2aew
August 10th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: AFG1000/2000/3000 series
Topic: CSV file to ARB file
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: CSV file to ARB file

You can use the free ARBExpress tool to load/save/change/edit waveforms for the AFG.

https://www.tek.com/signal-generator/af ... ing-sw-v36
by w2aew
August 10th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: AFG1000/2000/3000 series
Topic: CSV file to AFG 31021
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: CSV file to AFG 31021

The time value is ignored. When you import a CSV file, you control the playback duration by adjusting the frequency or period of the playback.

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