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PS-Cal Release Notes

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:58 am
by gtolentino
Perpetual listing of changes and release notes for PS-Cal power sensor calibration automation software

v4.3 Release Notes

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:03 pm
by gtolentino
PS-Cal v4.3, February 2018 Release
- Changed bridge measurement methodology to reduce measurement time per frequency
- Added amplifier support
- Added samples / measurement parameter
- Added dwell time parameter and set default to 13 s
- Updated install package
- Updated Bridge Method verification process to set frequency on DUT power meter
- Fixed 13s delay setting in verification tests
- Changed order of inheritance for Direct Comparison
- Updated TEGAM 2510 lower frequency limit
- Updated and tested TEGAM 1806 bridge measurement methods
- Split E9304A into two templates to allow use of TEGAM 2505A
- Resolved calculation issues with 1806A bridge
- Added temperature in degrees Celsius to linearity test
- Added zero and power averaging tool
- Updated main form error handling
- Resolved issue with template for 2002A
- Updated I/O for Keysight meters writing data to EEPROMS
- Added Rohde &Schwarz .NET header to files to interact with DLL files
- Added notification stating that Boonton 4500B can only read EEPROM
- Resolved Z51 upload issue
- Updated leveling loops to 0.05db
- Changed volt meter drivers to 6.5 Digits
- Added new driver for CETC_AV1464x series signal generator
- Resolved timeout settling errors with Rohde &Schwarz EEPROM upload and HP 3458A
- Resolved problem with 9640A setting signal source to +6 dbm
- Resolved 1830A Com Port setting errors when VISA resource is not available
- Resolved issue with Boonton 4500A programming EEPROM
- Modified DMM drivers for a 10V range and 2.5V measurement default for TEGAM hardware
- Updated power sensor template e932xa
- Increased scroll bars on selection UI for Select Test Method screen
- Updated drivers so all have static creation classes
- Updated Boonton 4500B driver to support watts
- Added better error messages for exporting n553xx data

v4.4 Release Notes

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:10 pm
by gtolentino
PS-Cal v4.4, August 2018 Release
- Add EEPROM programming support for the N1913A and N1914A power meters
- Add templates for TEGAM RF standards 1505A, 2505A, 1510A, 2510A, and 1807A
- Add support for Keysight U8481A, U8485A, and U8487A power sensors
- Add uncertainty data for E5071C at frequencies above 8.5 GHz
- Add user-definable reference frequency parameter to Giga-tronics 80701
- Update HP 8340A driver to set RF to OFF after preset command
- Update the Boonton power sensor calibration upload routine
- Update Boonton 4232 power meter driver
- Split Boonton power sensors into peak and CW groups
- Set calibration frequency to 1 GHz for select Boonton models
- Resolve type issue with Agilent PNA N5230C driver
- Correct attenuator math error
- Correct error in E9304A H18/H19/H20/H24/H25 sensor templates
- Update Keysight 34401A drivers
- Update Test Report user interface
- Improve EEPROM upload routines
- Add user prompt to restart PS-Cal after removing instrument(s) from Station
- Change E930xA cal level from -10 to -11 dBm
- Add EEPROM upload to the Anritsu MA248x power sensors
- Add extended frequency points to TEGAM bolometer templates
- Rename power splitter files
- Correct 1830A Measurement Error when Calibrating Power Sensors at -30 dBm
- Update Giga-tronics upload tool