N1500A and 8507x Series: Software Release Notes

Date

Revision

Notes

24-Jan-2019

N1500A v2018.0 build 20190124-01

Supports USB Streamline series P50xxA and P937xA VNA, PXI M980xA series VNA. Adds raw impedance (MUT X & R) for 16454A fixutre in opt. 005 and 006, New Keysight EULA.

25-Jul-2018

N1500A v2018.0 build 20180725-01

Fixed E4991B&16454A’s results were wrong, “Recalculate” function didn’t work in offline state, font type and size are saved in “Setup file” and “Save as default”, and minor bugs and enhancements .

19-Jun-2018

N1500A v2018.0 build 20180619-01

Minor bugs fixed.

07-May-2018

N1500A v2018.0 build 20180507-01

Enhancement: Added raw impedance trace data for 16451B,16452A, 16453A, and 16454A fixtures. Fixed multiple channels + multiple measurements trace displays, "Measurement Report…” and "define Measurement..." Window will resize its size and show a scroll bar when using N1500A in a limited resolution screen. This is for fixing the bug that customer can't click generate and cancel button in some VNAs or cann't fully shown. And minors other bugs fixed.

08-Feb-2018

N1500a v2018.0 build 20180207-05

Fixed when using the E4990A (120M) +42942A+16454A, setting at Define Measurement sheet doesn’t saved correctly after applying the setting.

01-Feb-2018

N1500a v2018.0 build 20180112-01

Adding two new options (005/006). Option 005 is super set of option 06 - Supports E4980x/AL, E4990A, and E4991B with 16451B, 16452A, 16453A and 16454A fixtures and conductivity measurement. Measurement report enhancements - data can be organized by channel or by plot, includes define measurement parameters, software information, limit test result and marker information for plot report.

12-Dec-2017

N1500A v2016.0 build 20171108-01

Add: N755AxA Ecal for Refresh, Admin and User Function for opt.001, FieldfFox USB interface for units with CPU version 2 and firmware A.09.xx and hihger, and allowing N1500A-003 Split cylinder resonant to select higher mode frequency. Bug fixes on SwissTo12 Fixture:Time domain gating information not save when saving setup file and calibration. And minor bug fixed .

28-Sep-2016

N1500A v2016.0 build 20160928-01

Supports Win10. Fixed Resonant cavity averages issue, CalibrateProbeStd1, CalibrateProbeStd2 and CalibrateProbeStd3 API. And changed to POLAR FORMAT on Probe method (opt. 004).

05-Aug-2016

N1500A v2016.0 build 20160805-01

Add: Averages to Resonant Cavity method, "Go To Local" function to Prefences. Fixed bugs: Marker on the sample thickness dialog, crash with VNA or Impedance Analyzer when using QWED cavitie, E506x/E507x ENA related defects. And change “Measure” to “Yes” in download calibration step of Probe method.

29-Apr-2016

N1500A v2016.0 build 20160429-01

NEW FEATURES: Add Undo/Redo for selected functions, user limit lines with pass/fail results displayed and included in measurement report, up to 32 ports on multi-port PXIe, global trigger across channels for Opt. 001, averages, Web based (platform independent) reports, TE01delta Cavity Method, and check for updates. New hardware: M9485A PXIe Multiport Vector Network Analyzer

18-Feb-2016

N1500A v2015.01 build 20160218-01

Fixed bug with log in privilege

15-Nov-2015

N1500A v2015.01 build 20151115-01

Add 50GHz FieldFox model Number N9950A/51A/52A

23-Sep-2015

N1500A v2015.01 build 20150923-01

Fixed an issue where the title reads 30 day trial after a permanent license is installed .

27-Jul-2015

N1500A v2015.01 build 20150710-01

All options: Extends the free trial period to 30 days. N1500A-001: adds the abiltiy to trigger multiple channels, updates sample thickness suggestion utility, allows user to select standard measurement order for corrugated waveguide cal. N1500A-003: adds QWED Te01 Delta cavity support. N1500A-004: adds back the abilty to view cal short normalized to open that was removed in version 20150512-01 .

21-May-2015

N1500A v2015 build 20150521-01

Fixes an issue in N1500A-003 split cylinder method where the real part of permittivty is reported twice and the imaginary part is not reported.

12-May-2015

N1500A v2015 build 20150512-01

v2015 adds many new features and improvements. For all options: license finder, side by side installation with v2014, machine or single user installation, single sweep mode, display improvments and minor bug fixes. Option 001: sample thickness calculator, NRW discontinuity detector, fitted S-paramters, corrugated circular waveguide support, selection to not preset instrument. Option 003: rectangular waveguide resonator calculator. Option 004: multiple measurement automation utility. Adds support for 2 port N9370/1/2/3/4/5A PXIe VNA to options 001 (no free space), 003 and 004.

02-April-2015

N1500A v2014 build 20150402-01

Adds support for E5080A to N1500A-004 coaxial probe and N1500A-001 transmission line methods. Free space is not supported

21-January-2015

85070E 07.02.29

Fixed issue where E8362B cannot be set to full frequency range

21-January-2015

85071E 07.02.29

Fixed issue where E8362B cannot be set to full frequency range

15-January-2015

N1500A v2014 build 20150115-01

Adds support for E4991B Impedance Analyzer to N1500A-004 coaxial probe method

4-December-2014

N1500A v2014 build 20141204-01

N1500A is re-architected to combine 85071E and 85070E functionality and increase stability. One setup program installs four method options: 001 transmission line and freesapce, 002 arch reflectivity, 003 resonant cavity, 004 coaxial probe. 8507xE-400 Advanced Functionality is rolled into these method options where appropriate. New features include: method launcher, multiple channels, trace data pane, report generator, software update service, and Windows 8 compatibility.

20-August-2014

85070E 07.02.27

No change

20-August-2014

85071E 07.02.27

Fixes issue with option 300 running directly on E5063A

16-June-2014

85070E 07.02.26

Fixes frequency set up issues with FieldFox

16-June-2014

85071E 07.02.26

Fixes frequency set up issues with FieldFox

20-May-2014

85070E 07.02.24

Fixes an issue setting up log sweep with ENA series

20-May-2014

85071E 07.02.24

Fixes an issue setting up log sweep with ENA series

8-Apr-2014

85070E 07.02.19

Fixes connectivity issue for PNAs with Windows 7 OS (firmware A.10 and above)

8-Apr-2014

85071E 07.02.19

Fixes connectivity issue for PNAs with Windows 7 OS (firmware A.10 and above)

28-Jan-2014

85070E 07.02.18

Fixes issue with ECal driver with some ENA models.

28-Jan-2014

85071E 07.02.18

Fixes issue with some ENA models where power is set too high. If ENA gives unleveled error, please delete 85071.dft file before installing this version. Location of file depends on OS. Windows XP-- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\8507x\Data and Setup. Windows 7-- C:\Users\Public\Documents\8507x\Data and Setup

26-Sep-2013

85070E 07.02.16

Fixes bug with microwave FieldFox models where power is set too high

26-Sep-2013

85071E 07.02.16

Fixes bug with microwave FieldFox models where power is set too high

9-Sep-2013

85070E 07.02.14

Fixes bug with PNA firmware A.06.04.xx

9-Sep-2013

85071E 07.02.14

Fixes bug with PNA firmware A.06.04.xx

24-Jul-2013

85070E 07.02.13

Fixes bug for FieldFox models with stop frequency greater than 6GHz

24-Jul-2013

85071E 07.02.13

No change

17-Jul-2013

85070E 07.02.12

Revision E.07.02 adds S-parameter file import and display to option 400. Adds .prb setup file extension, more fields to .csv data file, API commands Hide(), Show(), CalibrateProbeStd1(), CalibrateProbeStd2(), and CalibrateProbeStd3(); abiltiy to set IFBW and Power, copy chart function and work offline mode. Can now set any number of points allowed by FieldFox series network analzyers. Software no longer requires user to have administrator privledges to run in Windows 7.

17-Jul-2013

85071E 07.02.12

Revision E.07.02 adds S-parameter file import and display to option 400. Adds option 100, 200 and 300 Split Cylinder Resonator method support for E5071C, ENA network analyzer. Adds ability to set IFBW and power to option 200. Adds calibration interpolation with PNA series network analzyers, more fields to .csv data file,copy chart function and work offline mode. Can now set any number of points allowed by FieldFox series network analzyers. Software no longer requires user to have administrator privledges to run in Windows 7.

9-May-2013

85070E 07.01.13

No change.

9-May-2013

85071E 07.01.13

Adds 85071E-STD transmission line method support for N9913/14/15/16/17/18A and N9923/25/26/27/28A FieldFox network analyzer models.

19-Mar-2013

85070E 07.01.12

Fixes crash with FieldFox if number of points is set to 1001.

19-Mar-2013

85071E 07.01.12

Fixes crash with FieldFox if number of points is set to 1001.

05-Mar-2013

85070E 07.01.10

Fixes issue saving Title and Sub Title in .csv data file; the file now saves Title and Sub Title from active chart. Fixes issue with PNA user preset; software now recognizes whether user preset is enabled or not.

05-Mar-2013

85071E 07.01.10

Fixes issue saving Title and Sub Title in .csv data file; the file now saves Title and Sub Title from active chart. Fixes issue with PNA user presetl software now recognizes whether user preset is enabled or not.

04-Feb-2013

85070E 07.01.09

Fixes crash bug when setting up 4991A

04-Feb-2013

85071E 07.01.09

No change.

18-Jan-2013

85070E 07.01.08

Revision E.07 introduces option 400 for multi-port functionality, a new user interface with multiple windows, more traces, multiple markers and marker functions, more trace math functionality, troubleshooting utilities, .csv data file format, the ability to name cal definition files, and help file improvements. Setup files (.tst) saved in revision E.07 cannot be opened in revision E.06 and below.

18-Jan-2013

85071E 07.01.08

Revision E.07 introduces option 400 for multi-port functionality, a new user interface with multiple windows, more traces, multiple markers and marker functions, more trace math functionality, troubleshooting utilities, .csv data file format, and help file improvements. Setup files (.tst) saved in revision E.07 cannot be opened in revision E.06 and below.

20-Sep-2012

85070E 06.01.36

Added Preferences menu choice for application to always run on top

20-Sep-2012

85071E 06.01.32

Added Preferences menu choice for application to always run on top

10-Sep-2012

85070E 06.01.35

Fixed crash if no instrument is found and other minor bugs. Help file update

10-Sep-2012

85071E 06.01.31

Fixed crash if there was no cal set stored in PNA or if saving S-parameter file with no data. Help file update

19-Jul-2012

85070E 06.01.34

Adds support for N9913/14/15/16/17/18A and N9925/26/27/28A RF & uW FieldFox models. Fixed bug with ECal and USB connectivity. PNA series enhancements: default connection is set to COM when running software on analyzer; only current calibration is stored on analzyer.

19-Jul-2012

85071E 06.01.30

Adds option 300 support for N9913/14/15/16/17/18A and N9925/26/27/28A RF & uW FieldFox models. PNA series enhancements: default connection is set to COM when running software on analyzer.

26-Jun-2012

85070E 06.01.31

Fixed bug with 85070E06.01.30 FlexLM installer

26-Jun-2012

85071E 06.01.27

Fixed bug with 85071E06.01.26 FlexLM installer

18-Jun-2012

85070E 06.01.30

Revision 6 introduces new connection manager, adding LAN, GPIB and USB interfaces for newer PNA and ENA models. Old drivers for out of support life analyzers 8510, 8753, 872x, and 871x, are not supported. Help file improvements. Minor bug fixes.

18-Jun-2012

85071E 06.01.26

Revision 6 introduces new connection manager, adding LAN, GPIB and USB interfaces for newer PNA and ENA models. Old drivers for out of support life analyzers 8510, 8753, 872x, and 871x, are not supported. Adds ability to choose order in Polynomial fit models and information on how well the polynomial fits the measured data. Help file improvements. Minor bug fixes.

9-Feb-2012

85070E 05.01.19

Adds automatic installation of ECal module drivers on external PC. Fixes interface problems with ENA series and other minor bugs

9-Feb-2012

85071E 05.01.21

Adds Polynomial fit model for non-magnetic materials and improves convergence for both magnetic and non-magnetic polyfit models, adds one tiered GRL cal to option 100. Fixes interface problems with ENA series, forward only mode issue and other minor bugs.

28-Sep-2011

85070E 05.01.12

Revision 5 adds suppport for Windows 7 OS. Fixes bug introduced in version E.04.02.20, calibration with PNA. Fixes bug with trial license. Other minor bug fixes and enhancements.

28-Sep-2011

85071E 05.01.14

Revision 5 adds suppport for Windows 7 OS, and 85071E-300, ASTM and SPDR support for N9923A. Fixes bug that allowed de-embedding to be used with NIST Precision model. Fixes bug with trial license. Other minor bug fixes and enhancements.

19-May-2011

85070E 04.02.121

Added N9923A support. Fixed bug with log sweep on ENA.

19-May-2011

85071E 04.02.150

Fixed bug in 85071E-300 ASTM method data file.

02-Apr-2010

85070E 04.02.20

On N9912A only, Software now turns off SPM when running

02-Apr-2010

85071E 04.02.35

Added support for direct connection from PNA-X to VDI mm-wave heads. Bug fixes

03-Sep-2009

85070E 04.01.89

No Change

03-Sep-2009

85071E 04.01.82

fixes a bug that caused a HPIB Error 420 with the 8714ES.

27-Jul-2009

85070E 04.01.81

Allows all functionality in free two week trial version

27-Jul-2009

85071E 04.01.67

Allows all functionality in free two week trial version. For PNA and ENA, allows power and IF bandwidth to be set from "Define Measurements" tab. Adds addtional methods to API.

10-Jul-2009

85070E 04.01.77

Updated help file to include Ecal software driver installation.

10-Jul-2009

85071E 04.01.61

No change

8-Jul-2009

85070E 04.01.73

No change

8-Jul-2009

85071E 04.01.59

Fixed a bug in rev 04.01.56 that doesn't correctly save a full two port calibration

26-Jun-2009

85070E 04.01.70

Minor bug fixes

26-Jun-2009

85071E 04.01.56

Adds API commands for GRL cal, plus minor bug fixes

15-Jun-2009

85070E 04.01.61

Revision 4 adds updated installation, help file, Flex driver, ECal drivers, pre-installed two week trial license,and support for FieldFox handheld network analyzer

15-Jun-2009

85071E 04.01.50

Revision 4 adds updated installation, Flex driver, pre-installed two week trial license, as well as several new features: free space two port transmission resp/isol cal, deembed multi-layered samples, Stack/Tran u &e model and Poly Ref/Tran u &e model

31-Oct-2008

85071E 03.05

Fixed a bug with option 200 and the demo license. 85071E-300 support for ENA-C

24-Oct-2008

85071E 03.05

Fixed a bug with option 300 and the demo license

21-Oct-2008

85071E 03.04

Added the time domain parameters to the setup files of option 200

16-Sep-2008

85071E 03.03

The zip for 85071E3.03 placed on the web September 15, 2008 was defective

15-Sep-2008

85070E 02.06

Fixed a bug in the 85070E2.03 install where some of the instrument drivers were not installed and registered

15-Sep-2008

85071E 03.03

Fixed a bug in the 85071E3.02 install where some of the instrument drivers were not installed and registered.

4-Sep-2008

85070E 02.05

Merged the shipping version with the demo version

4-Sep-2008

85071E 03.02

Fixed a bug that didn't update the power setting in option 300 until a measurement is made. Merged the shipping version with the demo version

8-May-2008

85070E 02.04

Fixed a bug that caused an error when using the performance probe. The bug caused an additional error in the measurement

15-Nov-2007

85071E 03.01

Adds 85072A support to option 300. Fixed bug that causes an error on the PNA when it contains more than 100 calsets

22-May-2007

85070E 02.03

Fixed a bug that caused an error when running on a PNA and using an ECal module

19-Mar-2007

85070E 02.02

Fixes a PNA driver bug which causes the source to go unleveled

19-Mar-2007

85071E 02.24.02

Fixes a PNA driver bug which causes the source to go unleveled

23-Feb-2007

85070E 02.02

adds support for uploading calsets to ENA B/C analyzers.

23-Feb-2007

85071E 02.24.01

Fixes a bug related to forward only measurements. Adds support for the ENA for option 300

1-Jun-2006

85070E 02.01

Adds Agilent IO Control 14.1 compatibility

1-Jun-2006

85071E 02.24

Adds Agilent IO Control 14.1 compatibility