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Offline fqahmad66

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #375 on: September 24, 2014, 12:42:08 pm »
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #376 on: September 26, 2014, 02:07:02 am »
is there a way to tell from the sealed factory box to determine what firmware and bootloader are in a dsa815?  Probably by production date ?  if i contact a vendor i want to be abel to buy an "older" unit that does not have a locked bootloader.  Anybody have an idea on when the bootloader switch over took place ?
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #377 on: September 26, 2014, 11:40:55 am »
fqahmad66;
7-zip is unable to open that file. What type files are inside that? If they are only text and/or pdf, how about forgetting the zipping and just attach the files??
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #378 on: September 26, 2014, 01:09:46 pm »
Why didn't you just attach those the way they are here??  :-//
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #379 on: September 26, 2014, 01:26:57 pm »
@fqahmad66:
Thanks, stashed away for future reference. :)


7-zip is unable to open that file. What type files are inside that?
Plain pdf. No zip whatsoever. I vaguely recall another post where you were having a similar problem. The DSA815 10 MHz adjustment pdf I recall. If that wasn't you, my mistake. If that was you, then maybe possibly the problem might conceivably be at your end. You don't have to take my word for it, but best not blame the rest of the world for any future events involving pdf attachments and "7-zip says no workey".

The file is a pdf. The server says it's a pdf. The http header says it's a pdf. The filename makes it plausible it was a pdf when fqahmad66 attached it. Nothing suggests 7-zip being even remotely close. The only thing 7-zippy about it is seems to be happening on your computer. :-//
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #380 on: September 26, 2014, 04:19:07 pm »
Why didn't you just attach those the way they are here??  :-//

videobruce:

If you haven't figured out a resolution for the PDF / ZIP problem yet, please try this:

Go to 'Control Panel' and select 'View by Small icons', then 'Default Programs', 'Associate a file type or protocols it can open'.
Change the file type '.pdf'  in the list from using ' 7-zip' to your installed 'PDF Reader' application.

   Good luck
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #381 on: September 26, 2014, 10:19:55 pm »
is there a way to tell from the sealed factory box to determine what firmware and bootloader are in a dsa815?  Probably by production date ?  if i contact a vendor i want to be abel to buy an "older" unit that does not have a locked bootloader.  Anybody have an idea on when the bootloader switch over took place ?
I don't think that you can tell by the box, at least not on the one that I got. May be starting at a certain serial number.
There are 3 kinds of people in this world, those who can count and those who can not.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #382 on: September 28, 2014, 12:19:32 pm »
No worries, I think I will hold off for now on the DSA 815, and see if this new bootloader issue can be solved, Some of the options like the VSWR, and EMI would be nice to have and once in a great while useful there is no way i can afford for a home hobbiest those options.  I just wish I was intelligent enough as some of the folks here so I could work on the problem and help everybody, rather than hoping for somebody else to cure the problem.  Thanks again all
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #383 on: September 30, 2014, 09:03:25 pm »
Rigol DSA815 and DS2000 JTAG connections for the Olimex ARM-USB-OCD-H are provided in the attached PDF:
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #384 on: October 09, 2014, 11:37:07 am »
just wondering if anybody has had any progress working on the LATEST DSA815 bootloader?  I will be getting mine soon and would be willing to help the cause if I can
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #385 on: November 07, 2014, 10:07:22 pm »
Free EMI Test System Software for the DSA815 and other Rigol Spectrum Analyzers:

Rigol has a 'Free' EMI Software application package to run on your computer with it connected to the DSA815 (or other compatible Rigol DSA model) via USB or LAN (RJ45).  This is available by request at  http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/form/1579/0018:d-0001/1/index.htm    You have to request a software License (it is free) for your particular Rigol DSA's Serial Number.

For those people that want to have a Log display of Frequency (horizontal/X Axis), this program provides for selecting a Linear or Log Frequency display.  This capability is provided because a Log Frequency display is required for some of the EMI Test procedures. 

If you do NOT want to print from within the EMI application itself, you can use a screen capture app. such as 'Screen Capture + Print'
(Freeware available at ->  http://www.infonautics.ch/screencaptureprint/).  You can Print, or Save a File (JPG, GIF, PNG, PNG BMP, or TIF) of the screen, or a portion of the screen that you want to retain.

EMI Test System Software DataSheet ->  http://www.batronix.com/pdf/Rigol/Datasheet/EMI_Test_System_DataSheet_EN.pdf
EMI Test System Software PC Manual ->  http://www.batronix.com/pdf/Rigol/UserGuide/EMI_Test_System_UserGuide_EN.pdf
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #386 on: December 30, 2014, 09:02:27 pm »
The new DSA815 firmware 00.01.12.00.02 works well, retains all installed options, adds features, and fixes.
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #387 on: December 31, 2014, 04:16:20 am »
Some of you may remember that I was having trouble updating my DSA 815 from firmware version 1.08 to version 1.09, the unit hanging at the Rigol Device Initializing screen with the Auto and TG buttons illuminated, but going no further (read message Reply #304 in this thread).

Well, I just updated with v.00.01.12 and it worked perfectly with no drama at all.  Yippee!!!     :-+

All the best for the New Year, everyone.

Tom
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #388 on: December 31, 2014, 11:20:19 am »
The new DSA815 firmware 00.01.12.00.02 works well, retains all installed options, adds features, and fixes.

Wall-E..can you share the features/fixes list?
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #389 on: December 31, 2014, 12:18:07 pm »
The new DSA815 firmware 00.01.12.00.02 works well, retains all installed options, adds features, and fixes.

Wall-E..can you share the features/fixes list?
Here you go (one comment: I already had -30dBm on my TG before, not -20):

Change log : DSA800(DSP)Version Notes.doc
Version 00.01.12.00.02
Date 2014-11-10

  • Increase the frequency offset function.
  • Increase the switch between local and remote command.
  • Increase the frequency of logarithmic function
  • Increase the key lock function.
  • Increase the traditional Chinese features.
  • Increased access to frequency reference the status of a remote command.
  • Increase sanitation function.
  • Increase in Peak List can turn off the display line.
  • Modify the option name information directly display option.
  • Modify the Trace preservation order in CSV format, from a list of changes to the three column.
  • To improve the quality of AM demodulation.
  • Modify the “Clear All” for “Blank All”, and redefine the “Clear Write”.
  • To solve the problem of inaccurate measurement of N dB.
  • To solve the problem of freq Count is not accurate.
  • To solve the problem of error loading an State file
  • To solve the problem TX1000 instrument connection after the crash.
  • The lower limit of TG range from -30dBm to -20dBm.
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #390 on: December 31, 2014, 01:18:40 pm »
Ok, I'll bite; What is the Sanitation Function??
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #391 on: December 31, 2014, 01:23:24 pm »
^ Maybe it now washes dishes. ^

What is with the change in the TG??
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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #392 on: December 31, 2014, 03:47:27 pm »
  I figured it out....  :-DD 'Increase' is 'added'
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #393 on: December 31, 2014, 05:09:05 pm »
Well, considering that 01.09 increases the TG attenuation to -30dBm, does anyone have a copy of 01.09? I'm still using 01.08 and mine only goes down to -20dBm.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #394 on: January 02, 2015, 02:24:03 am »
Well, considering that 01.09 increases the TG attenuation to -30dBm, does anyone have a copy of 01.09? I'm still using 01.08 and mine only goes down to -20dBm.

hpux735:

Just so you know, there are plenty of us that had DSA815 FW 1.09 installed that never saw, or had a TG range of -30dBm to 0dBm available.  But, have always only seen -20dBm to 0dBm with the whole range of firmware versions.
 
Contention is that -30dBm to 0dBm can not be had on all of the hardware, etc, versions of the DA815, so therefore it has been assumed that Rigol limited the range to -20dBm to 0dBm so that all version of the DSA815 would be the same (consistent) for the TG output level range.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #395 on: January 02, 2015, 02:30:46 am »
Well, considering that 01.09 increases the TG attenuation to -30dBm, does anyone have a copy of 01.09? I'm still using 01.08 and mine only goes down to -20dBm.

hpux735:

Just so you know, there are plenty of us that had DSA815 FW 1.09 installed that never saw, or had a TG range of -30dBm to 0dBm available.  But, have always only seen -20dBm to 0dBm with the whole range of firmware versions.
 
Contention is that -30dBm to 0dBm can not be had on all of the hardware, etc, versions of the DA815, so therefore it has been assumed that Rigol limited the range to -20dBm to 0dBm so that all version of the DSA815 would be the same (consistent) for the TG output level range.

Awesome, thanks for answering that so clearly.  I was so very confused! :)
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #396 on: January 02, 2015, 08:57:57 pm »
just bit the bullet and finally ordered a dsa815-tg for work free video scope and Awsome price under 1,400 Bravo T-equipment I love this vendor Quick shipping and Great Service and the  6%eevblog discount is terrific. 
   
I hope I have Luck with getting the unofficial upgrades to work, I took a chance  :-// Wish I could still have found an old stock machine with the old boot loader :(  Ill post some info when it arrives !!!   

Thanks to all those that have offered all their Genius, opinions and hard work for those of us that do not have the knowledge to open up and experiment, write code, debug ect.  I consider Myself a mid level user, but reading some of these posts on just what it entails to reverse engineer and develop the tools that you all have created and  share make me dizzy.  Reminds me of my first year of inorganic chemestry at university.

Thanks again to you to all  :clap:
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #397 on: January 03, 2015, 12:42:19 am »
For the avoidance of doubt, here are a couple of print screens from the same unit.



 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #398 on: January 03, 2015, 02:20:00 am »
I think you got the magic unit!  Plus, your noise floor is 5 to 10dB better than mine, and does not have that annoying jump at 900MHz.
 

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Re: Spectrum Analyzer - Rigol DSA815
« Reply #399 on: January 03, 2015, 11:11:05 am »
Just to add, the TG default power level on the unit in question is -20dBm, I have to wind it down to -30dBm.
 


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