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Online Tjuurko

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2021, 03:27:16 am »
Firmware: "SPD3303X_V1." (609352 bytes)

The firmware update was done using "SPD3000 series Firmware Update Instructions .pdf"
Installed: "NI-VISA 16.0", "EasyPower". USB connection.

Execution of point "6" causes the SPD3303X to reboot and the program writes about the impossibility of contacting SPD3303X.

Cannot be updated in "firmware" mode, the program only requires work in "normal" mode.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 03:31:17 am by Tjuurko »

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E
« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2021, 11:34:54 am »
The problem is solved: it was necessary to hold down the "Multi-function knob" before turning on the SPD3303X.

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E
« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2021, 04:08:36 am »
It is strange that it is not noted in the changes FW:
V1.     USB\VID_0483&PID_7540

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E
« Reply #103 on: March 23, 2021, 02:59:05 am »
Has anyone tried install the latest NI-VISA (19.5) for EasyPower or does it actually require the old 5.4 version mentioned in the manual? And if it does require 5.4, I'm wondering if it will work with the runtime vs the full installer?

just because i picked up one of these today and went thru an install with the current NI Visa version 20.0. i'd say skip it and go for the 2013 5.4. I already have 20.0 for other apps and NI Visa is a mess to start off with.

I tried it with sandbox and 5.4 wouldn't install, so instead i just brought up a fresh win7x64 pro vmware player instance, installed 5.4 runtime and easy power and it worked, still horrific software though

I knew when i saw easy in the name of the software it'd be like this ;)

edit: I did manage to eventually get it working with 20.0 after a lot of reinstalling and resetting of my visa configs


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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E
« Reply #104 on: June 12, 2021, 06:11:18 pm »
I finally did the firmware upgrade. I was a bit skeptical since the instructions specify to use USB during the upgrade process, but I don't have a Windows computer so I need to use virtualbox. And I've had issues with USB in virtualbox before when trying to do firmware upgrades. But I gave it a go over the network instead, and it worked fine. So I don't see why the instructions are so specific about using USB.

Just leaving it here in case anyone else wonders if upgrades work over the network.

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Re: Siglent SPD3303X-E
« Reply #105 on: June 12, 2021, 08:46:39 pm »
All SPD FW updates are installed using the EasyPower SW interface and EasyPower can connect via LAN or USB however it does need NIVISA Runtime installed for the LAN and USB drivers.
In some ways USB is simpler as there is no need to set an IP address when instead you just select the device in the list and connect.

The soon to be released SPS5000X series PSU's have an inbuilt webserver that while a IP address will need to be set there will be no further SW required for LAN drivers.
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