Author Topic: Enabling options on Agilent ESA series E4402B E4404B E4405B E4407B  (Read 10540 times)

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Re: Enabling options on Agilent ESA series E4402B E4404B E4405B E4407B
« Reply #275 on: Yesterday at 04:18:19 am »
Yea I have been thru the "calibration" guide.. Hehehe..  Im still not sure how to set Course and Fine in the timebase in the service menu..

I do have something off on both my units. If I give them my rubidihum clock std 10Mhz it displays slightly off center if I set the SA for 1hz res bw and 100 hz span. Also the freq counter is off a bit..

Amplitute is reading slightly off at various frequency points.

These are not much off, but with this many years on these devices, its normal to have drift.

Also if we want to swap boards around between units and maintain these over the next 10 years we just gotta be able to calibrate them.

These calibration adjustments must also be kept in some flash. If the flash goes or gets wiped, thats it. No hope of recovery.

We gotta be able to do TME.. I can't find old versions of TME. Or maybe some old different program used to calibrate.

I have sent a nice email to Ron Nersesian. He has a awesome career that goes way back with HP. Back to the good old days of HP. I have suggested that hobbyists fuel young engineers and so thier future customers could well be buying this older gear from ebay. i suggested its helpful for EoL devices that are locked away with keys to maybe get a free online key gen process. This would fuel many hobbyists into engineers and maybe future customers. It wont hurt Keysight sales as hobbyists cannot afford to buy new gear and companies using this kind of test equipment don't buy old gear like this.

Im sure I wont get a response. BUT the email did not reflect back. So I did find the right email to use for him.

WTH... Why not try...

BTW the self calibration license has provisions for a single serial number instrument. That would have to be way cheaper then a single seat.

Maybe I can get a trial license. If so, I can capture all the GPIB..AND calibrate my unit at least once..
 

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Re: Enabling options on Agilent ESA series E4402B E4404B E4405B E4407B
« Reply #276 on: Yesterday at 05:21:45 am »
OooOOo... TMA has a help file for the ESA series.. It has a lot of interesting things in it..


It *SEEMS* like you could set the freq limit and pick the model when you replace the processor board.. I believe there are hardware differences tho between models, so, its not JUST a setting. BUT its interesting tho.. Plus there are a lot of things in here that are interesting.. The part about processor initialization is interesting. http://www.xymox1.com/Misc/Utilities.pdf

All the adjustments you can do.. http://www.xymox1.com/Misc/Adjustments.pdf

I am still unsure if you can manually enter any values. It may be the TSE software forces hooking up automated bench gear and standards and then operates all that via GPIB and does the calibration fully automated.. This would not be useful. It would be better, for hobbyist use, that we could enter values manually.
 

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THIS is the software I want... I think... Its old too so maybe hackable.. This can do spectrograms with full width spans..

BUT its OLD... Runs on Windows 2000.. But thats fine I have a laptop of that vintage AND there is always VM..

https://www.keysight.com/en/pd-1000004487%3Aepsg%3Apro/esa-and-psa-option-230-benchlink-web-remote-control-software?pm=PL&nid=-32406.536880458&cc=US&lc=eng
 

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THIS is the software I want... I think... Its old too so maybe hackable.. This can do spectrograms with full width spans..

BUT its OLD... Runs on Windows 2000.. But thats fine I have a laptop of that vintage AND there is always VM..

https://www.keysight.com/en/pd-1000004487%3Aepsg%3Apro/esa-and-psa-option-230-benchlink-web-remote-control-software?pm=PL&nid=-32406.536880458&cc=US&lc=eng

Far as I understand this one just need Option 230 enabled on the SA.   you can do that.
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TME is Keysights premier package used to calibrate instruments and sold to calibration shops all over the world
I can see in any way Keysight is going to give that up to hobbyist.  Hobbyist are not any major part of their sales revenue.
I would love it but I'll put my money on no reply or a negative reply

Sandra
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