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Offline felix70

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1051 on: February 12, 2020, 10:06:41 pm »
Good evening everyone is new to the forum I have already had the pleasure of meeting marcopolo who kindly provided me with the filmware of the rigol dsa815 tg. Having never performed the update I would like to know from you if updating the filmware I enable the functions now disabled (swr emy etc.) and possibly what I need to do to enable them and then perform the change by joining pins 7 and 8. I currently have main board 00.04 freq board 00.04 filmware 00.01.05 of boat 00.01.02. kindly can you help me understand step by step what should I do Thanks Silvio
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1052 on: February 13, 2020, 02:30:38 pm »
Good evening everyone is new to the forum I have already had the pleasure of meeting marcopolo who kindly provided me with the filmware of the rigol dsa815 tg. Having never performed the update I would like to know from you if updating the filmware I enable the functions now disabled (swr emy etc.) and possibly what I need to do to enable them and then perform the change by joining pins 7 and 8. I currently have main board 00.04 freq board 00.04 filmware 00.01.05 of boat 00.01.02. kindly can you help me understand step by step what should I do Thanks Silvio

Since you're on BOOT 00.01.02 / FW 00.01.05 you need to update FW to 00.01.07 -> activate (ONLY) the missing options using online key generator -> continue to update to the latest version (incremental updates recommended)
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1053 on: March 19, 2020, 10:08:43 pm »
I've got the first 4MB dumped and there is a string like SECRET12345678AAAABB in my hex editor.  Providing this key and the serial number to "rigup riglol DSA8XYZ... AAAE 12345678AAAABB" (0.4.2) doesn't seem to result in a valid code.  All lowercase, no dashes.

The rigup version for that is not public. Better use the method that Ted advised in the previous msg.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1054 on: March 20, 2020, 12:13:54 am »
Thanks---I'll give it a try...  I'm assuming I can downgrade that far even though I have the .04 bootloader?
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1055 on: March 27, 2020, 01:56:56 pm »
Original source for DSA700 Series and DSA815 Firmware 00.01.19.00.03 Update from Rigol. I then later provided it to a couple of other users well over 6 months ago due to Rigol still not releasing it.  Other than this, it has yet to be released for normal distribution by Rigol.  ? ? ?
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/rigol-dsa875-tg-spectrum-analyzer/msg2735320/#msg2735320
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 02:12:13 pm by Technix sys »
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1056 on: April 03, 2020, 11:09:59 pm »
I've been out of action for much of last year but now trying to catch up again, and having some fun with that....

My 815TG has Main Board Version - 00.08, RF Board FPGA Version - 00.05, Firmware Version - 00.01.13, Boot Loader Version - 00.01.04, and the soldered link to keep the trials running.
Trial versions are showing as AMK, EMI, and VSWR, with two entries for each of 33 and 36 hours remaining, yup guess I screwed up on that but don't ask me how:-)

So far so good, but the firmware is well out of date and I'd like to upgrade that to 1.19.03, which I've got, in order to activate the 10Hz RBW, but reading through the archives I'm not to sure what this will do to the trials. Some posts seem to suggest it will remove them, others that it has but then they returned, or perhaps I'm not reading it right, so would appreciate an update on what to expect if I just go for it.

Nigel, GM8PZR
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1057 on: April 03, 2020, 11:55:14 pm »
Hello,

when I remember right I have lost my trial.

Best regards
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1058 on: April 17, 2020, 08:21:24 pm »
Does the trial reset utility fix that?
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1059 on: May 12, 2020, 03:27:02 am »
I've been out of action for much of last year but now trying to catch up again, and having some fun with that....

My 815TG has Main Board Version - 00.08, RF Board FPGA Version - 00.05, Firmware Version - 00.01.13, Boot Loader Version - 00.01.04, and the soldered link to keep the trials running.

So far so good, but the firmware is well out of date and I'd like to upgrade that to 1.19.03, which I've got, in order to activate the 10Hz RBW, but reading through the archives I'm not to sure what this will do to the trials. Some posts seem to suggest it will remove them, others that it has but then they returned, or perhaps I'm not reading it right, so would appreciate an update on what to expect if I just go for it.

Nigel, I’m pretty in the same situation as yours...old firmware and soldered link to keep, trials running.
I’m not sure if egonotto replied to you with a sad info, but I’d like to know it as well.
At least it would nice to know which could be the last firmware we can load without losing the "forever trial"....I’m sure there’s a bunch of people that did it before us, hopefully they’ll read this... ::)

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1060 on: May 18, 2020, 11:32:07 pm »
Hi All,

Another guinea pig here with a DSA815-TG.

Version of Main board:                 00.09
Version of Radio Frequency Board FPGA: 00.05
Version of Digital Board FPGA:         00.05
Version of Firmware:                00.01.19
Version of Boot:                    00.01.04


Currently using "forever trial" mod which is giving me time trials for the following:
AMK-DSA800
EMI-DSA800
VSWR-DSA800

Lost this license somehow:
SSC-DSA  :-[

As far as I can tell, those with 1.04 boot are only able to use the "forever trial"?
Is there anything I can contribute perhaps?

0xFFFF
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1061 on: June 17, 2020, 05:59:24 pm »
I just did a upgrade to 01.19 firmware from 01.16.

I don't have a modified/opened DSA815 in any way. I had around 20 original hours left with a trial licences on old 01.16 firmware.

But now, after a upgrade, they are gone. 'N' and 0 hours left. I sent an email to info-europe at rigo.com..

Hope I'll get them back as a lot of others with 01.18 firmware upgrade. Now it's left on, and I will keep you posted in 20 hours.

HW version 00.09

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« Last Edit: June 17, 2020, 06:08:36 pm by gskular »
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1062 on: August 22, 2020, 04:58:35 pm »
Hello,

I bought used Rigol DSA815 without TG from ebay and it has still 8h and 40 mins trial left

Model: DSA815
mainboard: 00.09
radioFPGA: 00.05
digitalboardFPGA: 00.05
firmware: 00.01.18
boot: 00.01.04

gotroot serials will not work.

People said that I should connect pin 7 with 8, but I dont like it, because that means that all the store functions are not working after the mod, this is a big disadvantage of this mod.

I read that it will work on 1.08. Where can I get firmware 1.08? I get totaly confused when I am reading this long topic here.

Can someone make more clear steps here?
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1063 on: August 22, 2020, 05:11:51 pm »
People said that I should connect pin 7 with 8, but I dont like it, because that means that all the store functions are not working after the mod, this is a big disadvantage of this mod.

If you mean with the store functions, Setup, State etc., this also works with write protection on the FRAM. The settings are stored in the flash memory.
 
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1064 on: August 23, 2020, 06:56:54 pm »
People said that I should connect pin 7 with 8, but I dont like it, because that means that all the store functions are not working after the mod, this is a big disadvantage of this mod.

System Setups will not work, only user setup-files, that is a big disadvantage. I am also not sure if the self-calibration works. I have to live with this disadvantage because I am not willing to spend 500 Euro for the math option. This is more than 50% of the price that I paid for the whole instrument. Without this option the instrument is very crippled in my opinion.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2020, 07:34:37 pm by chronos42 »
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1065 on: August 23, 2020, 07:23:06 pm »
I used the write protection on the FRAM myself for some time. I did not notice any errors. The self-calibration works, the calibration data are in the flash memory.
I only had problems with the SSC option, firmware 01.19 and write protection.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1066 on: August 23, 2020, 07:44:02 pm »
I used the write protection on the FRAM myself for some time. I did not notice any errors. The self-calibration works, the calibration data are in the flash memory.
I only had problems with the SSC option, firmware 01.19 and write protection.
There are no errors, but you only can setup the instrument temporarily. All new system setups are gone after a reboot, you have the last state before the modification forever. Unfortunately the system setups (like network, usb etc.) are not stored in the user setup files.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2020, 02:25:06 pm by chronos42 »
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1067 on: September 16, 2020, 01:23:02 am »
Hello Folks,

Here is my setup:

Model: DSA815
mainboard: 00.09
radioFPGA: 00.05
digitalboardFPGA: 00.05
firmware: 00.01.18
boot: 00.01.04

TG-DSA800        Official    Y
AMK-DSA800      Trial       Y
EMI-DSA800       Trial       Y
VSWR-DSA800    Trial       Y
SSC-DSA            None      N

I see a lot of informatiion but 43 page worth. Where should I start for my situation? Am I screwed?
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1068 on: September 19, 2020, 11:46:19 pm »
You paid for an analyser that misses the required features ?  :-DD
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1069 on: October 29, 2020, 11:25:10 pm »
Hello everyone,

the other day I bought a DSA815-TG. So I have read this whole thread and unfortunately had to realize that there is no way to activate the options (AMK, EMI, VSWR, SSC) from boot version 1.04 on, except the unlimited trial hack.

Currently I have 8 hours left of trial.
How likely is it that a keygen will be found in the next years and will my trial time be lost if I do the unlimited trial hack and upgrade the firmware from version 00.01.18 to 00.01.19?

If there is still a chance that a keygen might be found I would rather leave the device unopened...

Thanks for your help!
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1070 on: October 30, 2020, 01:21:10 am »
I modded mine. Not sure how you feel about warranty but I purchased mine knowing that I'd be removing the cover.

I have boot 00.01.04. Upgrading from 00.01.18 to 00.01.19 did not appear to change the licenses.

Everything is working fine for me with the exception of the SSC-DSA license.
Still keen on getting that one unlocked.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1071 on: October 30, 2020, 08:15:55 am »
Thank you for the quick answer! The warranty period of my device has already expired, because I took it over used and it was bought in 2017.
You encouraged me to open the device, connect pin 7&8 and replace the fan with a quieter one :)

Did you only connect the pins or did you also lift them?
And what would happen if I left the device turned on longer than the rest of the trial time after the hack? I guess then all licenses would be irrevocably lost, or am I wrong?
Otherwise I should do the hack right away to be able to use the device for max 8 hours at a time.

Btw. does anyone have a tip on which Noctua fan is best suited for the job?

Thanks a lot!
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1072 on: October 30, 2020, 08:28:56 am »
It's not necessary to lift pin 7, the pad isn't connected to anything. Just put a solder blob over 7 & 8.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1073 on: October 30, 2020, 11:49:49 am »
Can't comment on the fan. I never thought it was a problem. Just for sake of curiosity, I'd like to know what fan you end up with though.

Time resets on power on. I have not lost a time restricted license.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #1074 on: October 30, 2020, 12:14:04 pm »
Thanks! Just to make sure, do I have to connect pin 7&8 first and then do the firmware upgrade from 00.01.18 to 00.01.19 or first do the upgrade and then connect the two pins? I don't want to lose the trial time with firmware upgrade...

One other question: Which additional data is written to the memory brick? Some install a switch instead so they are still able to disable the write protection afterwards. What are the advantages of this mod?

@0xFFFF: I'll tell you then. Mine is quite loud :)
 


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