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Offline Dany

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AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« on: October 16, 2020, 03:59:37 pm »
I am a technician from San Marino who would need help with a program.
The question is this:
I bought an old instrument used for measuring phase noise complete with the original program with the same serial number as the instrument running under windows XP and below :)
During installation on my PC it aborts.
I believe the problem is related to the computer a dedicated Dell computer.
I attach brochure of the whole system.
I can send  the program, of course, paying for the trouble, find a solution so that I can use my tool?
Important: the test instrument and software are absolute original
Thanks in advance for your interest and best regards.
Dany
« Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 04:16:30 pm by Dany »
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 09:54:05 am »
Are you installing it on Windows XP, or a later 32-bit Windows version?  It is likely an OS version conflict, and nothing particular about the machine itself – unless the installer complains that it isn't licensed to be used on that machine, in which case you have to contact the instrument manufacturer.

If not, consider setting up a Windows XP virtual machine on the dedicated computer.  That way, you can isolate the Windows used for the instrument from the network (no viruses etc.), but still have the computer (the "host" operating system, "host" Windows) normally connected to the net.  You can also snapshot the virtual machine after you've successfully installed the software, so you can revert back to that state later on.

If it is a completely dedicated computer that you won't connect to net at all, just install Windows XP on it.

(Before you ask why people don't use virtual machines more if they are this useful, the answer is :-//.  They are easy to use, and only impact intensive graphics and disk access slightly – not enough to notice on a normal desktop, except if trying to play 3D games or video or some such.)

I don't use Windows myself, but this is what I'd do if I were you.
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 01:51:57 pm »
Hi Nominal Animal,
Thanks for the reply,
I didn't quite understand how I should proceed.
When I try the installation, it immediately aborts and goes back to the beginning.
The software should also start in "demo" mode
If I send you the program could you check it?
Thank you
Dany
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 03:29:18 pm »
sorry, i am using a pc with windows XP 32 bit professional sp3
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 04:06:04 pm »
I'm sorry, but I don't have any Windows machines at all - only Linux.

I think you'd best contact Aeroflex.
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 10:55:49 am »
essentially consists of 3 files:
Setup.exe dimension: 94.5 MB
Setup.000 dimension: 26.3 MB
Setup.ini dimension: 1 KB
I attach the .ini file and I wanted to know the string "ID = 33b54bc859d04191b917e3447d3f3331" what it refers to
Thank you

[Setup]
Lang=fr
Dir=C:\Program Files\WPN8000
Group=WPN8000 Phase Noise Plot Software
NoIcons=0
Serial=06A00A0614
Company=CELAR
ID=33b54bc859d04191b917e3447d3f3331

[Drivers]
PN9650=0
PN9655/56/57=0
ATS-460=0
ADC-212=1
DP306=0
GPIB-NI=0
GPIB-CEC=0

[COM_Type]
USB=1
Type=PN8000
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 11:00:11 am »
sorry, i am using a pc with windows XP 32 bit professional sp3
my program is original in a cd rom
I wrote to aeroflex but they replied that the system is obsolete and is no longer supported by the service center
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 05:20:57 pm »
I have tried several pc, but nothing to do.
if you give me your email I will give you the link to download the files
 

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Re: AEROFLEX PN8000 Phase Noise Test System
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 09:06:16 pm »
Hello everyone,
to understand my problem with the program it would be better to try it on your windows xp or linux computers with the WINE app
Tested on a couple of PCs: both with windows 7 and with win XP pro sp3 it does the same thing, starts the installation, asks for the language (en or fr) and after the request the installation disappears or better returns to the top without giving any errors.
So who is interested in helping me, thank him in advance and if you give me your email I will link you to download it
Thank you all
Dany
 


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