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Offline msraya

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2017, 07:22:55 pm »
Hello!!

I have all working right now, except Bluetooth... I installed Bluetooth, but it doesn't worked.. In don't know why  :-//
Perhaps I need some hardware option?

I'm very happy with the addition, but It not work with external modulation... I tried with the connect control option, external AUX1 and external ref and nothing occurs... I don't know if it is some hardware problem or user not selecting appropriate option...

The signaling tones are 3KHz fixed and there are filters too and it is not useful for ctcss... I don't have ctcss nor possibility of have it via external modulation... :-( In my 4032, I have only one audio source, but I can combine it with external audio generator to test ctcss equipment... no problem... but Here no possibility  :--

I also installed some word and adobe acrobat via wifi, also Mozilla. Dual Boot with Windows 2000.
If someone want the HD image, please drop a PM to me and I share it, the HD image is very heavy...

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2017, 09:19:59 pm »
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  have all working right now, except Bluetooth... I installed Bluetooth, but it doesn't worked.. In don't know why  :-//
Perhaps I need some hardware option?
Do You have the B53 Hardware option installed?
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2017, 09:41:31 pm »

Thank You for answer my question..
Not, I only have B11, B17, B21, B41 and B95  :--

B53 is Bluetooth® extension; CMU-B21 necessary... But It only appears in options brochure as good to have, but not as compulsory or mandatory..   :-//  Can be an error and was it necessary?

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2017, 07:08:08 am »
The B53 have to be factory installed, else according to R&S:


"For users who already own a CMU200 radio test set, the  CMU-U53 upgrade kit is available to add

Bluetooth testing functionality. This option is a particularly cost-effective upgrade path offering maximum-throughput

testing for the existing very large base of  CMU200 users. "
« Last Edit: January 27, 2017, 08:18:37 am by Brainbox »
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2017, 09:50:18 pm »
Hi,

Just picked up a nice CMU200 off the usual auction site.   It has the Celeron Mobile 650 processor with 256MB as well as B17, B21, B41, B52, B54, B56, B68, B83, B85 and B96 hardware options.  It is nicely optioned, but I am trying to add some software options, mainly the FM Stereo modulation option.     

My first problem is finding the second serial number.    I have exited to dos and found the SWOPT.dat file, but I am unable to find a file with the second half of the serial number.   There are no stickers with the number on the machine.  Does anyone know specifically where in the file system to look?   I believe someone mentioned an Info???   I perused all of the directories and sub directories, but didn't see anything like that.  From what I have read here I should be able to verify the complete serial number using the valid code keys from the SWOPT.dat file in reverse.  Is this correct?

My second problem is that I am python illiterate.    From what I can gather there seems to be two ways of generating the code keys.    The first using the keygen file that was listed in Reply#7.   The second by downloading and running pycrypto.     Is this correct?

I have access to many computers and operating systems including a Rasp Pi.    My main pc is a Windows 10 machine that I have Python 3.4 installed on.    I have tried to use both options listed above, but as I have gotten older, my patience level is not what it used to be.   :)

If anyone can lead me in the right direction I would appreciate it.   I can provide my serial number #1 and the list from SWOPT.dat if that would be easier.

TIA,

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2017, 05:56:40 am »
Bob:

You can always generate the IDENTITY.DAT file from the setup or maintenance menu, I can't remember. Inside the file you can find the full serial number and the options of the equipment. My old IDENTITY.DAT file is:


/***************************************************************/
/***************************************************************/
/************************* CMU IDENTITY ************************/
/***************************************************************/
/***************************************************************/

GENERAL INFORMATION


Serial number: XXXXXX/XXX


CPU and memory:

CPU (FMR)       FMR5
Memory          128 MB
BSW/FSW         V5.10

Statistics data:


Firmware versions:

RXTX_1 CP-SW    08.50, 2006-05-02
....

And the file continues with much more...

Here is the actual procedure to create the identity.dat file:

1. Once the unit has completed booting, press ‘MENU SELECT’
2. Select ‘BASE FUNCTIONS’ -> ‘BASE’.
3. Press the button beside ‘SELECT’
4. Scroll down to the second selection ‘SYSTEM IDENTITY’ and press ENTER
5. Press the button beside ‘Test’ and then press ‘ON’

The unit will then write the file to your memory card under the name of Identity.dat
If you are not using a PCMCIA card then follow the same steps as above and the file identlty.dat is written in the internal disk of the CMU.

C:\internal\log\identlty.dat.

You can attach a PS2 or USB keyboard and press Alt-F4 to exit to MS-DOS, then go to the c:\INTERNAL\LOG\ and use the MS-DOS command "edit identity.dat" to edit the file and take note of the serial number.

The SWOPT.DAT file is plain text and you can find it in c:\CMU\DATA folder. You can save the keys for your licenses.
In message #59 I explain as you can generate the keys with python(x,y) by cut and paste the lines of python code, it is easy.

Manuel
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2017, 02:34:43 pm »
THANK YOU Manuel!   Somtimes I just need things spelled out in order to get me started.

I followed your instructions and was able find the second serial number (mine was 002), downloaded the python x,y program and pasted your instructions in.    I deleted the leading zeros from the second serial number and just used 2.   The last instruction generated the hex code and I used that and entered it in the options section.   This prompted me to reboot and when I did it added the FM Stereo modulation option to the unit.  WOO HOO!

I will now take some time to review the other options to see if I want to add any more.

On a side note, my unit didn't come with an optional OCXO.   Anyone know of a source for these?    I don't really want to purchase another CMU200 just to get the B11 or B12 option.

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #83 on: January 30, 2017, 07:21:03 pm »
Bob:

I think that to search for a B11 or B12 board don't worth it.. as you can get a Rubidium standard from ebay quite cheap (100$ aprox)..

I do it and It is very useful. I get a EFRATOM LPRO-101 that I use and It have senoidal output with very low phase noise: http://www.ka7oei.com/10meg_rubidium1.html
Also you can get a 10MHz amplifier and supply all the equipment in your lab with the frequency standard..

Manuel
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #84 on: January 30, 2017, 09:49:28 pm »
I think MSRAYA is right, You better buy an external clock generator which You can use for all Your equipment.
Me myself us a GPSDO with a accuracy of 10e-14
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trimble-65256-57963-B-GPS-precision-clock-thermostat-board-10MHz-oscillator-/162166562432?hash=item25c1e15e80:g:qusAAOSwU-pXrTIf
Add a GPS antenna and a 6 V power supply ans You have all You need.
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2017, 01:17:27 pm »
That sounds like a plan.   I will research adding a Rubidium standard to the bench.   I have other devices that could take advantage of it as well.

Thanks,

-bob
 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2017, 12:47:40 pm »
Thank you all for your successful investigations. I was able to enable some software options easily. But for some applications, my system is crashing. The basic RF stuff is working just fine, but 3G stuff for example is not starting. Has somebody encountered the same problem in the past? And was able to fix it?
 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #87 on: February 05, 2017, 06:00:13 pm »
It could be the hard drive failing.  It is one of the achilles heels of this unit.  Once you enabled the option it needed to load the file into memory and it is having an issue when it gets to the bad line.      Are you able to copy the file from the hard drive to a floppy disk or pcmcia card (whichever your unit has)?    When I get a chance I will see if that file is on my unit.    Also, how much memory does your unit have?    Perhaps loading the file is causing an out of memory condition. 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #88 on: February 05, 2017, 08:26:43 pm »
It could be the hard drive failing.  It is one of the achilles heels of this unit.  Once you enabled the option it needed to load the file into memory and it is having an issue when it gets to the bad line.      Are you able to copy the file from the hard drive to a floppy disk or pcmcia card (whichever your unit has)?    When I get a chance I will see if that file is on my unit.    Also, how much memory does your unit have?    Perhaps loading the file is causing an out of memory condition. 

Unfortunately, I do not have a pcmcia card yet, but it is probably a good idea to have one in general.. Nevertheless, I will test if any of my other units has the behavior after unlocking.
My unit has the FMR6 processor with 256MB RAM. I guess that should be no problem.
 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #89 on: February 18, 2017, 02:26:17 pm »
Has someone been able to hack the amps software to allow for other than 30kHz stepping? 12,5kHz would be nice, or why not 5kHz?

 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #91 on: March 10, 2017, 07:25:07 am »
Just wanted to give this a little bump and say thanks to everyone in here for all the work figuring this out. Just won 2 CRTU-RU's in an auction and am excited to dick around. I'll be imaging the drives they come with right away just in case, and probably replacing them with some slightly newer IDE drives I have laying around to skip that issue altogether.

I'm pretty sure one of them has the B7 IQ/IF option, I remember reading that's somewhat desirable?

Also, I take it I won't be able to use this unit for GSM? The few pics they sent me show a whole lot of missing hardware options for GSM, I'm guessing those can't magically be licensed? I do know it was used in a WCDMA lab so I'd imagine it does have that hardware, perhaps someone here could use that? -


EDIT: Just Kidding! Dovebid decided to cancel all winning bids in this particular lot because uh...reasons?
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #93 on: April 24, 2017, 06:14:31 pm »
Thanks to all that have contributed to this subject, it has taken me a while to figure out how to load and run python as i am not a programmer.

So my cmu200 is the 1100.008.30 model which i gather is mainly for calibrating phones on a production line it comes with the base system which seems to include ssb dsb am fm and stereo modulation.

I have tried to unlock some of the options that are available k56 and k64 both wcdma extras i have used the python code isted to generate the option unlock codes.

Serial no 100344
Serial no  30
Opt 56

Returns 98a3997dc1d76c93

I went into the options update section and entered to code it accepted it and asked me to reboot i did all this but the option does not appear.

I am wondering i do have a swopt.dat file but it is listed with 0 bytes its an empty file should there not be keys in there already from the stuff thats already setup.
 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #94 on: May 06, 2017, 01:48:56 am »
Has anyone looked at enabling options for the SMIQ Vector Signal Generators?
Would love to try to get a few options turned on

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #96 on: May 15, 2017, 07:24:49 pm »
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #97 on: May 15, 2017, 11:45:39 pm »
I've tried the encode script on my RTM 1054 Oscilloscope without luck. My scope doesn't have a /xxx serial, it only has one number. Also unless I am missing something only software options possible are K1, K2 and K3. But since the input is an integer, I can only enter 1, 2 or 3. So I tried those without luck. I get the error (-02) when trying to activate the produced code.



I don't think this will work with oscilloscopes.

I also have a SMIQ RF generator I will try this on this weekend.

 

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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #98 on: May 16, 2017, 12:00:06 am »
Maybe the scripts needs more tweaking. I can't imagine R&S uses totally different schemes for different equipment. This would upset their entire logistics dealing with option keys.
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Re: Enabling options for R&S test equipment
« Reply #99 on: May 16, 2017, 12:04:48 am »
Aye, that's true.. will look into it further.
 


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