1830A Firmware Releases

For users of 1830A DC Substitution RF Power Meter
jnewton
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1830A v1.1.22a

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v1.1.22a (7089)
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Main Application
Added menu option to change the number of averages for the primary power readings. Instrument->Read Avgs

Analog Board
Changed firmware to allow operation with 1510 and 2510 mounts
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csperrazza

Re: 1830A Firmware Releases

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This is a fix to the V1.1.22a Upload.txt. Line Item 8 now reads 1.1.21.
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jnewton
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1830A v1.1.28a

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v1.1.28a (7186)
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Main Application
Fixed issue where the exponent value would not increase when editing a calibration factor
Added code to ensure proper limit checks on cal factors

Analog Board
No changes

Web Application
No changes

v1.1.26a (7131)
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Main Application
Fixed issue when trying to set a manual IP address when not connected to a network
Change cal factor limit to a variable CAL_FACTOR_LIMIT, default value 2 to maintain backwards compatibility. NOTE: if using "large" cal factors to represent a standard with attenuator, the user MUST use the menu Setup->Instrument->Cal Factor Limit and adjust the limit to a value equal to or larger than the value they intend to enter manually. This limit does not apply to values set over the network.

Analog Board
No changes

Web Application
Change calibration code so that error from nominal will not set a yellow flag, only a red flag if outside of limits

v1.1.24a (7102)
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Main Application
Changed the default Max Voltage value to 7, and change the limit for the value to 10
Fixed code to detect proper FPGA version, and do correct heater voltage and current math

Analog Board
No changes

Web Application
Removed the file browser link from the navigation pane. Can still be accessed at /file/index.php
Added an units column to the calibration values results pages
Change the maximum Delta from Nominal for the CS1BvDac value from 10000 counts to 100 counts.

CAUTION USAF NextGen users: This release fixes a problem that NextGen had when using attenuators to calibrate low-power sensors, by allowing calibration factors in excess of 2.0. HOWEVER an update to NextGen is required to successfully use this version without over-powering the standard. Please do not download and use this update until advised to do so by AFMETCAL. TEGAM has been advised that a fix to this issue is due in mid-April, 2012.

When manually entering large cal factor values to test setups with attenuation, use the menu Setup->Instrument->Cal Factor Limit and raise the limit. Otherwise manual entries of cal factor will be limited to the value of CAL_FACTOR_LIMIT, which defaults to 2.0
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scottweiss
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Re: 1830A Firmware Releases

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I tried to download 1830A v.1.1.28a.zip but your Site kept resetting and cutting off the feed. Can somebody email the file to me, at scott.weiss.1.ctr@us.af.mil.

Also, the first page says the installation instruction are in Archive. I don't know where that is, so can somebody email me the instructions on how to get the firmware update into the 1830A itself. I would greatly appreciate it.

Oh, yes, and I do love the 1830A. It is so much easier to make high accuracy measurements with it then the old clunky 432 series of HP power meters. Thank you.

jnewton
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1830A v1.1.30a

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v1.1.30a (7207)
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Main Application
Fixed issue where heater current was displayed in mW.
Added code to better detect overload conditions, and make sure the display is right with displaying them.
Fixed issue where system temperature value was displayed in scientific notation
CAL_FACTOR_LIMIT values change to 1e-9 as minimum, 1300 as maximum. To allow larger attenuators to be attached to the unit

Analog Board
No changes

Web Application
Added the file browser link back to the navigation pane. To fix an issue with the Air Force TO.
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jnewton
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1830A v1.1.32a

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v1.1.32a (7208)
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Main Application
Changed version number

Analog Board
No changes

Web Application
Added revision G of the 1830A Manual
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jnewton
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1830A v1.1.36a

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When performing this update, disconnect any heater and mount from the unit before the upgrade. If the heater is not disconnected before the upgrade, the heater will not be able to detect stable temperature, and will not go to an OK status. To correct this issue, unplug the mount and heater from the unit, and wait 2 minutes.

v1.1.36a (7217)
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Main Application
Change software to better detect when heater has gone into regulation, and updating the from panel.

Analog Board
No Change

Web Application
Added new manual with documentation about the heater regulation change


v1.1.34a (7209)
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Main Application
Changed version number

Analog Board
Fixed issue where board would boot in iguana mode. Only caused issues during calibration.

Web Application
Fixed typo described in bug 625
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jnewton
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1830A v1.1.38a

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v1.1.38a (7219) - 09/26/2013
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Main Application
Fixed bug 905 - Front panel would sometimes truncate the cal factor value, 0.9986 would display as 0.9985

Analog Board
No Change

Web Application
Fixed bug 857 - incorrect column header on web based calibration screen
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jnewton
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1830A v1.1.52a

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v1.1.52a (7226) - 05/26/2015
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Main Application
Changed the maximum number of averages from 8 to 99

Analog Board
No Change

Web Application
Added the latest user manua

This upgrade moves the 1830A Operating System from the SD Card to Onboard Flash.

DO NOT ATTEMPT THE UPGRADE IF YOU ARE
NOT RUNNING 1830A FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1.38a
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gtolentino
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1830A v1.1.50a

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v1.1.50a (7223) - 12/04/2014
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Main Application
Firmware changed to run from flash and not SD card

Analog Board
No Change

Web Application
No Change

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