HISTORY of SPECTRAN "LCS" PC Spectrum Analyzer software:

    V 1.9.9.9

  • New "Samples No" function added to sweep window. You can now change the number of samples per sweep. This feature is only available for V4 units!
    Default is "auto" (same number of samples as in the past version of LCS). Minimum sample points is 51. A higher number of sample points offers a better sweep resolution but also slows down the sweep.

    V 1.9.9.8

  • Number of frequency points for sweeprecording now unlimited (was 2000 points). Very usefull for recording EMC sweeps. If you want to reimport files with more then 20000 frequency points you have to give your Ok in a pop up window.
  • Image Supression function now also works with the EMC-Filter of the V4 series (5MHz, 120kHz, 9kHz and 200Hz).

    V 1.9.9.7

  • The EMC-Filter of the SPECTRAN V4-series (5MHz, 120kHz, 9kHz and 200Hz) are supported.
  • The Sweep-Display of the V4 SPECTRAN units can be switched off in the Sweep-window by "Display off". This offers, at fast sweeps, an significant increase of speed which can be seen easily at the Sample-Speed-View at the right side of the Software.
  • Now the RMS and Min/Max Detectors of the V4 can be set in the sweeparea window.
  • The INTERNAL attenuator of the V4 SPECTRANs can be adjusted in the sweeparea window at "Attenuator".
    Laymen should leave this function at "auto"!
  • "Auto-Delay OFF" in the sweeparea window can turn of the automatic delay of the auto-attenuator from the V4 SPECTRANs.
    This adjustment must be manualy send to the SPECTRAN (this feature is not supported by the "send sweepparameter immediately to the unit" function). More information can be found at the V4 firmware history.
  • Meaningless Puls-Modus option removed from the V4 units.
  • In the time-course-display it´s now possible (by pressing the left mouse button) to scroll in the time axis.

    V 1.9.9.6

  • Error removed at the Unit window in the Results menue.

    V 1.9.9.5

  • FINALLY it is integrated: The daily view feature for the HF-series.
    This function can be activated/deactivated at "View" with "Daily view" or by pressing "T".
    The daily view shows the data of the result window as a graphical trend in the timeline.
    If you move the mouse over the trend of the daily view, referring to this the level in dBm, the frequency and the time will be showed directly.
    At the left side you can choose between a a 24h, 6h or 1h view. With the reset function you can reset/delete the results.
    The screen will be rescaled automatically if the maximum level changes.
    As a special feature the AVG-function will also be considered. With this feature it´s possible to filter out short level variations or to show only results of a specific timeframe.
  • Cal-Data added for new, radial isotropic Broadbandantenna OmniLOG 90200. V 1.9.9.4 (Our CeBIT Version)
  • Software Image Suppression (SIS) Mode integrated. Allows better suppression of interfering signals (Extras -> Options), switched on by default, only for signals below -65dBm.
  • Zoom mode improved:
    - When zoomed in, values will be rounded.
    - The last Zoom step will be cached. - Right click after a zoom in the middle area, will change to the last zoom step.
  • Correct display of installed Hardware-Options
  • Trace History function is automatically activated after a sweep-file load. The Trace History function will be automatically deactivated by pressing the Play-Button.

    V 1.9.9.3

  • Exposure limits expanded. Now it is possible to choose the following limits for the HF-60100 V4 Spectrum Analyzer:
    EN50371 Class A (30MHz-1GHz)
    EN50371 Class B (30MHz-1GHz)
    EN55011 Class A (30MHz-1GHz)
    EN55011 Class B (30MHz-1GHz)
    EN55022 Class A (30MHz-1GHz)
    EN55022 Class B (30MHz-1GHz)
    In addition the "limit-lines" will be showed as a red line in the Spectrogram window.
    Please note that it is only possible to measure this limits with a suitable Antenna (BicoLOG-series) or with our Probe-Set (PBS2). It is also necessary to use the recommended preamplifier for the HF-60100 V4 (Option 020 and 022).
    The external Preamplifier (Option 022) can be chosen at "Attenuator" in the "Calibration" window (Opt 022 PreAmp DC-1GHz).
  • Exposure limits are expanded below the Spectrogram window (View -> Show Limits). By clicking the right mouse button at the exposure limits diagram, you will see a new ICNIRP display and a comparison between "ICNIRP public" and "ICNIRP occupational".

    V 1.9.9.2

  • Units expanded for extremely small field strengths. Now the smallest unit is "Zepto".

    V 1.9.9.1

  • Wrong cable or antenna settings for the frequency range will now generate an error.
  • AVG-Quantity set to 20 by default.

    V 1.9.9.0

  • Frequency range of HF-60100 V4 expanded to 9.4GHz.
  • The HF-Modulee noise level will be automatically adjusted to each connected unit, i.e. all V4 units automatically set to -170dBm.
  • "Switch Background" mode integrated in the View menu. This function allows the user to switch the background colour between white and black (Hotkey: I)
  • Cable settings from the Spectran will not be considered any more, a "double calibration" is not possible any more.
  • If the chosen frequency range does not accord to the chosen/connected antenna, a warning error will appear.
  • NF-Modulee: The marker-minimum is set to 0 by Default.
  • NF-Modulee: Sweepstart now possible without choosing a Profile.
  • Different settings from the HF-Modulee corrected in the NF-Modulee. The sweep in the NF-Modulee should now work perfect.

    V 1.3.0.5

  • Our external PBS2 40dB PreAmplifier of the Aaronia Probe-Set and EMC-bundle 1 is added to "attenuator" at the "calibration" window.
  • EN55022 and 55011 settings (only for Spectran HF-60100 V4) added to "Profile" in the "Sweep" window.
  • Our LowLoss 5m and 10m SMA cables are added to "calibration" in the "cable" window.
  • Menu "Options" at "Extras" switched on for the NF-Modulees.

    V 1.3.0.4

  • Reference, Dynamic and Noise will be adjusted automatically to -150dBm if you use the SPECTRAN V4.
  • Unit "Atto" added. This is necessary for very small field-strength measurement results with the SPECTRAN V4. Maybe "Zepto" and "Yocto" will follow...
  • Switchable "Detector Mode" (Peak, AVG etc.) added for the SPECTRAN V4.
  • Error removed in the dBµV/m display.
  • Now the "Sum Marker" function also works in the AVG and HOLD mode.
  • Calibration error of the NF-Modulee by considering the cable.ini removed.
  • Conversion-interruption of the Filemanager (i.e. on pressing the CLR-button of the SPECTRAN NF) removed.
  • The DFT-mode sampletime in the NF-Modulee will be limited automatically to 5s. Wrong insertions are not possible anymore.
  • AVG-quantity was set wrong at the first start of the LCS Software. Now it is automatically 0.
  • Offset-Display enabled again.
  • The headlines "Freq (MHz) Value (dBm)" were interchanged in the HF logger data display. Error removed.
  • Adding of "CRLF" to saved logger datas in the filemanager removed.
  • If you had choosen "pico" or "femto" in the Spectrogram window of the NF-Modulee as scale unit, the markers were shown with too many digits. Error removed.

    V 1.3.0.3

  • NF-Modulee expanded by Lg10000 in the Spectrogram window at "scale/scale"
  • NF-Modulee expanded by the following scale factors in Spectrogram window at "scale/scale": 10Lg10, 100Lg10, 1000Lg10, 10Lg100, 100Lg100, 1000Lg100, 10Lg1000, 100Lg1000, 1000Lg1000, 10Lg10000, 100Lg10000 and 1000Lg10000.
    Measurement results with high dynamic will now be displayed better.

    V 1.3.0.2

  • Fixed wrong AVG-Display after changing the span or using the zooming function.

    V 1.3.0.2

  • Fixed wrong AVG-Display after changing the span or using the zooming function.

    V 1.3.0.1

  • Disk-Symbol was changed to the Record-Symbol (red dot). You can now stop the record by klicking on the record symbol too.
  • HF-Modul now aktivates no autoscaling at startup.
  • If "Allways send parameter immediately to unit" is aktivated all changes in the Calibration-Window will be used too.

    V 1.2.9.11

  • Sampletime expanded in HF-Modul (1mS, 2mS, 5mS, 10mS, 20mS). Those can only be used with the new SPECTRAN4 units.
  • Spectrogram-Window offers the new feature "Autom.". This enables a autorange-funktion of the spectrum window.
  • Spectrogram-Window offers a new feature "adjust". This automativaly scales the spectrum window with a click.
  • With "Smooth Spectrogram" in "Extras", "Options" you can aktivate/deaktivate the spectrogram display smoother.
  • NF-Modul now offers "Noise" per default as Zero (better display).
  • New Unit "dbµV/m" added to HF-Modul.
  • Added new feature to the navigation bar: With the disk symbol you can start a recording (recordfunction).
  • If "Allways send parameter immediately to unit" is aktivated all changes in the Sweep-Window will be used too.
  • A new "Compress" option has been added to the Spectrogram-Display for HF SPECTRAN models. This feature can be used to "squeeze" the spectrogram display by a factor of up to 40 in order to get a faster overview of large data sets.

    V 1.2.9.9

  • New filter (RBW & VBW) added (3kHz, 10kHz, 30kHz). Those only work with the new SPECTRAN4 units. All other SPECTRAN units are limited (hardware) to 100kHz.

    V 1.2.9.8

  • Sweeparea expanded to 9GHz. This only works with the new SPECTRAN4 units with 9GHz expansion.
  • New feature "PreAmplifier" added to "Sweeparea" window. This feature offers about 15dB higher sensitivity to the new SPECTRAN4 units with ultra low noise Pre-Amplifier (option).
  • The lines of manually set marker now also show up in the spectrogram window.
  • LCS now automaticaly switches between NF and HF layout depending on the reloadad data file (auto-detect feature).

    V 1.2.9.7

  • New feature "Trace History" added to the "Sweeparea" window. Press and hold the left mouse button to mark a area in the spectrogram window. All readings like AVG, MAX and marker will now ONLY be based on this datas. A truly clever feature. This feature also works on reloaded files.

    V 1.2.9.6

  • Automatic recognition of the connected SPECTRAN model (HF/NF). Consequently, a SINGLE version of the LCS software now works for ALL models.
  • Manual markers now also work in the HF module.
  • Automatic frequency display between manual markers. A truly clever feature.
  • Added new unit "dBµV/m" in the NF module (E-field sensor).
  • Corrected erroneous spectrum display in A/m and Gauss modes in NF module.
  • Corrected erroneous marker frequency display in the HF module.
  • Corrected error with LOG display in the NF module.
  • The "waterfall" display is now labelled "Spectrogram".

    V 1.2.9.5

  • The sweep range window has been enhanced with various features:
    - The "Detector" option now offers the following choices:
    RMS or
    Min/Max
    - The "Trace" option can now show the measurement data as various different functions in the sweep window. All functions can even be displayed SIMULTANEOUSLY. Each function uses its own distinct color:
    Sweep (regular sweep feature) [green]
    Shadow (shadow copy of the previous sweep) [blue]
    Avg (average function with an arbitrary FIFO buffer depth and CLR option) [yellow]
    Max hold (hold feature with CLR option) [red]
  • Data from the "waterfall" display can finally be stored and retrieved at any time (HF and NF). This is accomplished through the "File" menu using the "Save data" or "Save data as" options, respectively.
    It is also possible to add descriptive notes to each saved file.
    These notes can be retrieved after reading using the "File" menu's "Properties" option. The following fields are available:
    - Title (also displayed in the main window title)
    - Site of measurement
    - Measurement date
    - Name
    - Organisation
    - Department
    - Comments
  • An arbitrary number of markers can now be set MANUALLY. An ideal feature for assessment of channel offsets, for instance. To use this feature, a new option "Manual" has been added to the "Waterfall" window. When activated, a blue subwindow will appear right above the sweep window, where markers can be set as desired. Markers will be sorted alphabetically and displayed as usual. To clear all markers, click "CLEAR". By holding the left mouse button, markers can also be moved interactively when created. By clicking a marker once again, it will be erased. When manual markers are activated, automatic markers will be disabled. Consequently, the measurement results shown in the "Results" window now solely correspond to the manually set markers.
  • Corrected an error when using high display resolutions (more than 2100 pixels). Finally, our nice 30-inchers with 2560x1600 pixels resolution can unleash their full potential...
  • Improved marker display. Two rows are now used in order to more clearly display the frequency and level.
  • The "Peaks" label has been replaced by the more correct expression "Marker".
  • The frequency of the sweep window is now displayed centered in a seperate line.
  • The current physical unit is now displayed centered and aligned to the scaling.
  • Logger data is now displayed correctly with NF SPECTRAN models.
  • Various new profiles for the NF series have been added or adjusted (for example, ADSL and ADSL2+ for using the NF SPECTRAN as a DSL tester).

    V 1.2.9.2

  • When using the AVG feature, it is now possible to turn off the sweep by setting the "Hide sweep during Maxhold" option in the "Extras" -> "Options" menu. Only the AVG display of the measurement results will appear.

    V 1.2.9.1

  • New AVG feature (NF models). In the "View" menu, find the new "Show average (AVG)" option, which can also be activated at any time by using the "A" hotkey.
    This feature is very useful for visualizing very noisy signals.
    You can also set the number of sweeps used for average calculation in the "Extras" -> "Options" menu ("Sweeps for average").
  • "Waterfall" data can now optionally be saved in 3D.

    V 1.2.9.0 (for NF series)

  • Automatic recognition of the connected SPECTRAN model (HF or NF) and adjustment of feature set.
  • New feature "Reset data" in the "File" menu. This option clears the "Waterfall" display and all data currently in memory.
  • New option "Load data" in the "File" menu. This option will read a file previously saved using the "Save data" or "Save data as" options, including the complete "Waterfall" display.
  • Extremely improved graphics display performance (approx. 1000%).
  • Visually improved "Waterfall" display with a new softening filter.
  • Added a new "Search" option in the "Extras" menu of the file manager. This feature will search all files in SPECTRAN's memory starting at number 1000 in the "Personal" directory. This way, "lost" files can be located and possibly deleted using the "Delete" option to save some memory.
  • New "Adjust scale" option in the "View" menu. Intended for the NF SPECTRAN models, this feature will quickly perform an automatic adjustment of display scaling and can also be called up at any time using the "S" hotkey. A very handy feature given the enormous dynamic range of SPECTRAN.
  • New "Automatically adjust scale to maximum" in the "Extras" menu under "Options". This feature avoids display "overflow" when dealing with very high levels and will automatically scale the display maximum if necessary.
  • New feature "Device properties" in the "?" menu. Various information about the connected SPECTRAN device will be displayed here (if available):
    - Model (for example, "HF-6080")
    - Revision (for example, "3" for the SPECTRAN Rev3)
    - Board revision
    - Battery (factory-installed battery type)
    - Firmware (version installed at the factory. ATTENTION: This property is currently set at the factory and NOT updated when you install a new firmware version!)
    - Serial number
    - Last calibration (for NF models, the internal 3D magnetic field sensor)
    - Last calibration of internal 1D E-field sensor (only NF models)
    - Last calibration of internal 3D static magnetic field sensor (only NF models with Option 006)
    - Installed options (list)
  • A new "Compress" option has been added to the "Waterfall" display for NF SPECTRAN models. This feature can be used to "squeeze" the waterfall display by a factor of up to 40 in order to get a faster overview of large data sets.

    V 1.2.6.1

  • Markers are now displayed in the selected unit. Previously, they were always shown in dBm.
  • New W/cm² unit added to the results window.
  • New "f" prefix (femto) added to the results window. This has become necessary especially for the new W/cm² unit.
  • A quadratic mean of measurement results can now be calculated using the new "Sum peaks" option. The values of the currently set markers will be used. This feature allows standards-conforming evaluation according to ICNIRP or the German BImSchV 26.
    However, you should make sure that the number of markers corresponds to the actual number of signal sources in question, as otherwise, the resulting readout can be too large, as a single signal might correspond to several markers.
    Of course, this feature does not make sense when using the dBm and dBµV settings. Consequently, the software prevents this combination of options from being used.

    V 1.2.5.7 PLUS

  • Added UMTS, GSM900 and GSM1800 frequency list for the UK.

    V 1.2.5.5

  • Error in assembler removed.

    V 1.2.5.3

  • In the sweep range window, the new "PEP" feature has been added. Using this feature, the so-called "Peak Envelope Power" (abbr.: PEP) can now be measured. PEP displays the RF peak power output of a modulated signal. In this regard, all profile parameters have been given an overhaul as well. They also have been extended by many new presets; among others, channel assignments for Switzerland (GSM) and Austria (UMTS). In some profiles, PEP measurement has been deactivated. In these cases, PEP measurement does not make sense, as the difference is neglectible. In some cases, it might also not yet have been implemented. We would like to reemphasize that all presets and values in profiles are given without any warranty.
  • When the "Send sweep parameters immediately" function is turned on, the settings of the currently selected profile will now always be sent to SPECTRAN at once and the sweep started. This notably facilitates changing between different profiles rapidly.

    V 1.2.5.2

  • The long awaited "luxury" MaxHOLD feature for the sweep display has now been added. Works as follows: The menu entry "Hold maximum" in the "VIEW" menu activates this feature. Yet more easily, you can just press the "M" hotkey, which will activate or deactivate/reset the MaxHOLD feature at any time. As soon as the MaxHOLD feature is active, display of the sweep graphic is shown in RED. This graphic will only change in case HIGHER values than before are being measured. Otherwise, the display stays "frozen". Also, the markers now only correspond to the MaxHOLD display. Additionally, it is now possible to DEACTIVATE the "Hide sweep during Maxhold" option in the "EXTRAS" menu under "Options". Like this, the current sweep can ADDITIONALLY be displayed in GREEN.
  • The maximum length of channel names has been heavily extended, thus allowing more information to be displayed. The sweep "profiles" are being reworked to reflect this and will be available for download within a few days with new, optimised parameters.
  • New function "Offset" in the sweep profile scripting language. Syntax: Offset = dB, where dB can be given with two decimal places.
  • The ZERO crossing is not being considered a peak anymore.
  • When nothing ("zero") is being measured, "---" is now being displayed instead of "-120".
  • Window position is not being saved anymore if the window has been minimized before.
  • If the sweep range had been started with "Zero", no display of results in the "Results" window has taken place. This error has been corrected.
  • An error in the assembler (file manager) has been corrected.

    V 1.2.4.0

  • Error in window positioning has been fixed. In a few cases, the software could not be initialized correctly at start because "negative" window positions were determined.

    V 1.2.3.0

  • ATTENTION! To correctly place the new tools windows on the first run after installation, you need to launch the software with the Ctrl-key held down! Reading the stored data of the internal SPECTRAN data logger is now significantly easier: simply store the logger data under program number "1000". Having done so, you can just read the data directly as CLEAR TEXT in the LCS software under "Extras" in the "File manager" and, for instance, paste them into a spreadsheet: for this purpose, the file "logger data" is available in the "Spezial" directory. Simply select the file "logger data", and the logger data is immediately being displayed as a continuous list/table (first level in dBm, then frequency in MHz). Here, the dBm values are being displayed with two decimal places. ATTENTION: With bigger amounts of data, reading out all data can take a few moments...

    V 1.2.2.1

  • ATTENTION! To correctly place the new tools windows after installing for the first time, you need to launch the software while holding down the "Ctrl"-key!
  • Depending on exposure limit or power calculation, there are different accumulation modes. In the "Exposure limits" tool window, the standard modes are now selectable via mouse click:
  • In the file "Grenzwerte.ini", you can program new accumulation functions directly into the respective profiles:
    Every exposure limit can now have a setting "PeakSum". Here, the following parameters are available:
    0 = Exposure limit display only uses the highest peak for calculation
    1 = Exposure limit display calculates the square root of the sum of the squares of all peaks (only for peaks based on field strength)
    2 = Exposure limit display calculates the sum of all peaks (only for power flux density based peaks)
    If nothing is selected, 1 or 2 is automatically chosen - so if you only want peaks, you need to choose 0 explicitly.

    V 1.2.1.1

  • Finally, exposure limit display works correctly again even after a restart ;-)

    V 1.2.1.0

  • Corrected display error in Power flux density / Field strength display. Sometimes too many decimal places were shown, or the spectrum display was missing.
  • The last configuration for standard exposure limits is now restored on restart.
  • The "Sweep shadow" can now be turned off in Extras -> Options.
  • The results display now resets completely if no new readings are coming in. Before, the last value remained in the display.

    V 1.2.0.1

  • In the "exposure limits" toolbar, two new functions have been added (and the old function "Max Display" hasbeen removed):
    • "Linear" = Here you can change the scaling of the exposure limit display. Very helpful with "overflowing" or "hardly changing" exposure limit readings.
    • "Logarithmic" = Here you can change the "dynamics" of the exposure limit display. Especially helpful for getting "sudden peaks" or "very low rates of change" under control.
    • Furthermore, there is a new info field called "Exposure limit". It displays the selected exposure limit and the used unit.
  • Changes in the "Exposure limits" toolbar are now respected IMMEDIATELY.

    V 1.1.0.8

  • New toolbar "Exposure Limits". Here, the following features are available:
    • "Default exposure limits" = Here, a vast variety of exposure limits can be chosen. After selection, the current reading will be displayed as a green bar with percentage display. On exceeding the limit, the bar will turn red. In addition to the selected exposure limit, 4 further bargraphs can be displayed:
    • "Average" = Displays the current average (over the exposure time).
    • "Average maximum" = Displays the highest average maximum (over the exposure time) that has ever occured.
    • "Local maximum" = Displays the current maximum over the exposure time.
    • "Absolute maximum" = Displays the highest reading that ever occured.
    • "Exposure limit" = Informational field. Displays the selected exposure limit and its unit.
    • "Exposure time" = Here you can adjust the timespan used for the functions "Average", "Average maximum" and "Local maximum" via slider or direct input.
    • "Linear" = Here you can change the scaling of the exposure limit display. Very helpful with "overflowing" or "hardly changing" exposure limit readings.
    • "Logarithmic" = Here you can change the "dynamics" of the exposure limit display. Especially helpful for getting "sudden peaks" or "very low rates of change" under control.
    • "Reset display" = Resets all bargraphs. All exposure limit calculations are restarted.

    ADVANCED HINT: Press the right mouse button in the exposure limit window for loading CUSTOM exposure limits. These can be added to the file "limits.ini". Various examples of the complex functionality are already included, amongst others, a comparison (simultaneous display) of the old "Salzburg precautionary limit" and the ICNIRP limit. For the scripting master, everything is possible here ;-)

  • New Toolbar "Calibration" added. Here, the following functionality is available:
      "Antenna" = Here you can select EXTREMELY PRECISE calibration data of various antennas (exact to 10MHz!). The corresponding entries for our HyperLOG antennas are included.
      By selecting "None (0dBi)", no antenna is being chosen.
    • "Cable" = Here, EXTREMELY PRECISE calibration data of a wide variety of cables can be selected. The matching entry for our included 1m RG316U cables is available as a preset.
      By selecting "None (0dB)", no cable is being chosen.
    • "Attenuator" = Here you can select EXTREMELY PRECISE calibration data of a wide variety of attenuators. ATTENTION: This function is ONLY applicable to the HF-6080! The matching entry for our 20dB attenuator is already included.
      By selecting "None (0dB)", no attenuator is being chosen.
    • "Calibration" (OFFEST) = Here you can perform a MANUAL PRECISION CALIBRATION using a slider or direct numeric entry. A really nice function, as this way precision is adjustable in 0,1dB steps! Hence, you can, for example, "normalize" the readings of SPECTRAN as close as 0,1dB to the readings of foreign units. Another use of this function would be to do a HIGHLY EXACT calibration of your SPECTRAN including the used cables, in the desired frequency range, using an external signal generator! As a precaution, the current setting is continuously being displayed in the spectrum window.
  • In the results window, cable/antenna correction factors are now also being displayed below the frequency indication. A great feature for all professionals.
  • For quick checks, the selected antenna and cable will be shown with "?" in the titlebar.
  • In the "Sweep range" window, the sweep time unit [ms] is now displayed as well.
  • The nonsensical "Copy and Paste" symbol in the titlebar has been removed.
  • Fixed errors in dBm display: Until now, the antenna gain has been added to the displayed dBm figure.
  • Fixed an error with transposing the frequency range: If the range was moved too far to the right, frequency display has erroneously been turned off.
  • Calibration of antennas and cables are now easier to use: When selecting antenna- or cable calibration data in the LCS, the already applied calibration data from SPECTRAN used to be added as well, unless the user didn't reset them prior to calibration (Type "None"). Now, calibration data selected in LCS have priority. Data selected in the SPECTRAN will be overridden.

    V 1.0.8

  • Sweep abort feature added (be sure to update the firmware as well!). This simplifies usage immensely, as you don't need to wait for the end of a sweep anymore for transferring new data.
  • As soon as the upload button is activated, the old sweep is aborted and a new sweep with the new data is started.
  • In the "Extras" menu, under "Options", there is a new option "Update sweep now". When this function is activated, you do not need to push the upload button anymore. Instead, whenever you change a sweep parameter and press Enter, a new sweep is started automatically. VERY PRACTICAL!
  • ZOOM functionality added.
    • ZOOM IN:
      By "dragging" a range in the spectrum window using the left mouse button, a new frequency range can be selected (will appear in red). Release the mouse button, and the zoom takes place.
    • ZOOM OUT:
      By clicking the right mouse button in the spectrum window, the SPAN will be doubled in width and the start- and end frequencies will be adapted proportionally. Thus, you get a NEGATIVE zoom.
  • Schnelles Verschieben des Frequenzbereiches: Klicken Sie einfach auf die Frequenzangabe unterhalb des Sweep-Fensters und halten Sie die Maustaste gedrückt: Sie können jetzt den kompletten Sweep-Bereich nach rechts oder links verschieben. GENIAL!
  • ZERO SPAN SWEEP integriert. Mit Span=0 und Sweeptime=50 wird ein schneller ZERO-SPAN-SWEEP auf der Centerfrequenz durchgeführt.
  • AUTO ZERO SPAN SWEEP integriert. Mit einem kurzen Klick der linken Maustaste auf ein Signal im Spektrum-Fenster wird automatisch ein schneller ZERO SPAN SWEEP aktiviert. Der Pegel des Signals kann so optimal überwacht werden.
  • Im Menüpunkt "Extras" ist bei "Optionen" die Antennen- und Kabel-Kalibrierung jetzt freigegeben. Hier können Sie folgende Funktionen durchführen:
    • "Antennenprofil" = Hier können EXTREM GENAUE Kalibrierdaten verschiedenster Antennen (auf 10MHz! genau) ausgewählt werden. Die passenden Einträge für unsere HyperLOG-Antennen werden bereits mitgeliefert. Wird keine Antenne ausgewählt, so werden die Caldaten aus dem SPECTRAN Gerät übernommen!
    • "Antennkabel" = Hier können EXTREM GENAUE Kalibrierdaten verschiedenster Kabel ausgewählt werden. Den passenden Eintrag für unser mitgeliefertes 1m RG316U Kabel wird bereits mitgeliefert. Wird kein Kabel ausgewählt, so werden die Caldaten aus dem SPECTRAN Gerät übernommen!
    ACHTUNG! Wenn Sie im LCS eine Antenne bzw. ein Kabel auswählen, müssen Sie die entspr. Einstellung im SPECTRAN zurücksetzen, d.h. den Antennen- bzw. Kabeltype "None" im SPECTRAN auswählen. Ansonsten erhalten Sie eine "Doppelkalibrierung" und natürlich falsche Messwerte!
  • Der Sweepbereich wird jetzt AUTOMATISCH dem Frequenzbereich der Antenne angepasst! Somit sind AUßERHALB des Frequenzbereiches der gewählten Antenne KEINE Sweeps mehr möglich. Falsche Frequenzeingaben werden entsprechend AUTOMATISCH korrigiert bzw. angepasst. Wollen Sie dennoch außerhalb des Frequenzbereiches der Antenne messen, so wählen Sie die Antenne "None". Die Pegelangaben sind dann aber natürlich FALSCH!
  • Mit einem Klick der linken Maustaste auf eine der Frequenzangaben unterhalb des Spektrum-Fensters, wird die gewählte Frequenz zur Centerfrequenz.
  • Im Ergebnisse-Fenster wird der Messwert bei aktiviertem Hold (Messwert halten) auch bei einer Neuauswahl der Messeinheit gehalten. Dies ermöglicht z.B. eine blitzschnelle Umrechnung des aktuellen Pegels in verschiedene Maßeinheiten.
  • Tastaturbelegungen und eigene Programme/Scripts können jetzt im Dateimanager (Extras-Menü) auch gespeichert und geladen werden. Auch eine Mehrfachauswahl ist möglich.
  • Das Datenformat der Ausgabedatei wurde um einen Timecode erweitert.
  • Die Device ID des aktuellen SPECTRAN Gerätes wird in der Titelleiste eingeblendet. So ist die schnelle Zuordnung beim Betrieb mehrerer SPECTRAN Geräte am selben PC möglich.
  • Ausgabedatei wird in der Titelleiste eingeblendet.

    Für weitere Anregungen sind wir immer (noch) dankbar. Schreiben Sie uns einfach, welche Funktionen Sie noch vermissen... ;-)

    V 1.0.7

  • Ergebnisse im Wasserfall können mit STRG und Maus NACHTRÄGLICH abgefragt werden. Bewegen Sie hierzu einfach den Mauszeiger auf die gewünschte Stelle(n) im Wasserfall und drücken Sie die STRG-Taste. Wenn Sie die STRG-Taste gedrückt halten, können Sie sogar fortlaufend alle Werte ablesen, indem Sie einfach nur die Maus bewegen.
  • Das Ergebnisse-Fenster wird erheblich "flexibler": Die Größe der Hauptanzeige (Schriftgröße) wird automatisch angepasst. Desweiteren wird, wenn genug Platz ist, auch die Maßeinheit in der großen Hauptanzeige mit eingeblendet.
  • Die Kanalbezeichnungen (Kanalraster) können im Menü "Ansicht" mit "Kanalbezeichnung anzeigen" ausgeblendet/eingeblendet werden.
  • Die gemessenen Daten werden in einem neuen Datenformat gespeichert, das die Importierung in Tabellenkalkulationen erheblich vereinfacht. Hierzu wird eine übergeordnete Frequenzzeile erstellt, der dann die Wertezeile(n) folgen.
  • Im Menü "Datei" kann mit der Funktion "Gerät auswählen" ein anderes SPECTRAN Messgerät ausgewählt werden. Es werden alle eingeloggten SPECTRAN Geräte mit Namen aufgelistet. Dies funktioniert aber natürlich nur, wenn mindestens zwei Geräte eingeloggt sind...
  • Im Menüpunkt "Extras" ist ein neuer Eintrag "Optionen" hinzugekommen. Hier können folgende Funktionen durchgeführt werden:
    • "Anzahl Sweeps" = Legt die Zeilenzahl fest, ab wann die "ältesten Daten" des Wasserfalls wieder gelöscht werden sollen (FIFO-Prinzip).
    • "Anzahl Messpunkte" = Legt die Zahl der Messpunkte fest, ab wann die "ältesten Daten" des Wasserfall wieder gelöscht werden sollen (FIFO-Prinzip).
    • "Antennenprofil" = Hier können EXTREM GENAUE Kalibrierdaten verschiedenster Antennen ausgewählt werden. Die passenden Einträge für unsere HyperLOG-Antennen folgen im nächsten Update. Derzeit werden die Daten aus dem SPECTRAN Gerät übernommen.
    • "Antennkabel" = Hier können EXTREM GENAUE Kalibrierdaten verschiedenster Kabel ausgewählt werden. Die passenden Einträge für unsere Kabeltypen (auch die 5 und 10m LowLoss Typen) folgen im nächsten Update. Derzeit werden die Daten aus dem SPECTRAN Gerät übernommen.
    • "Sweep Autosave" = Legt die Anzahl der Sweeps fest, ab dem die Daten immer wieder automatisch auf Festplatte gespeichert werden sollen. Sehr praktisch um Datenverlust zu vermeiden ;-)
  • Weitere Parameter, wie Fensterposition, Splitterposition, die Größe der Toolfenster und Maximized State werden beim Verlassen des Programms gespeichert und beim nächsten Aufruf wieder hergestellt. Wollen Sie dagegen im "Standardmode" hochfahren, so halten Sie bitte beim Start die STRG-Taste fest.
  • Die Positionierung der Toolfenster ist jetzt absturzfrei.
  • Beim Start des Programms können jetzt auch Positionierungs-Parameter übergeben werden:
    /Xpos [Zahl]: X-Position der linken oberen Ecke des Fensters festlegen.
    /Ypos [Zahl]: Y-Position der linken oberen Ecke des Fensters festlegen.
    /XSize [Zahl]: Breite in der X-Achse des Fensters festlegen.
    /YSize [Zahl]: Breite in der Y-Achse des Fensters festlegen.
    Beispiel:
    LCS /XPos 50 /YPos 50 /XSize 640 /YSize 480
    Das LCS-Fenster wird nach dem Start mit einer Größe von 640x480 Punkten geöffnet und jeweils 50 Punkte in X- und Y-Richtung von der linken oberen Ecke positioniert.

    V 1.0.6

  • MULTI-DEVICE Modus integriert! Dies ermöglicht die Nutzung BELIEBIG VIELER SPECTRAN Messgeräte am SELBEN PC! Jedem SPECTRAN Messgerät wird hierbei eine EIGENE LCS-Software zugewiesen und kann vollkommen autark bedient und genutzt werden. Eine super Funktion für echte Poweruser...
  • TIMECODE im Wasserfall integriert. Sie erhalten so zusätzlich auch die perfekte ZEITLICHE Übersicht zu jedem Ereignis.
  • SPEICHERFUNKTION integriert. Die GESAMTEN Daten inkl. Frequenz, Pegel und Timecode des Wasserfalldiagrams und des Slot-analyzers können jetzt abgespeichert werden. Dies ermöglich eine optimale Dokumentation jeder Messung und eine Weiterverarbeitung in Tabellenkalkulationen o.ä.
  • DIVERSE neue Voreinstellungen integriert. Von den ISM-Bändern, Rundfunk & Fernsehen bis WiMax ist jetzt "das Wichtigste" in der "scanprofile.ini" Datei hinzugefügt worden. Desweiteren sind die GSM und UMTS Einträge jetzt mit bis zu drei! Info-Ebenen ausführlichst dokumentiert.
    Sie haben EIGENE Profile erstellt ? Schicken Sie sie uns und wir werden sie veröffentlichen.
  • ERGEBNIS-Fenster mit GLEICHZEITIGER Anzeige von dBm, dBµV, V/m, A/m, W/m² integriert. Es beinhaltet eine große Hauptanzeige mit Einblendung des höchsten Wertes pro Sweep mit dazugehöriger Frequenz. Desweiteren ist eine HOLD-Funktion integriert. Bei kleinen Werten wird automatisch eine Autorangefunktion (z.B. pW/m²) aktiviert.
    ACHTUNG: Die gewählte Einheit beeinflusst auch das Spektrum Display. Da die Werte aber nicht logarithmisch dargestellt werden, muss die Dynamic so angepasst werden, dass die Werte überhaupt sichtbar sind.
  • Im Menüpunkt "Extras" können mit der neuen Funktion "Geräte benennen" einzelne SPECTRAN Messgeräte mit einem spezifischen Namen oder einer Nummer versehen werden. Dies ist bei der Nutzung mehrerer SPECTRAN Messgeräte am gleichen PC sehr nützlich.
    ACHTUNG: Dies erfordert eine kurze Neuinstallation des USB-Treibers zur späteren Geräteerkennung!
  • Die aktuelle Position der einzelnen Fenster und diverser anderer Einstellungen werden beim Verlassen des Programms gespeichert und beim nächsten Aufruf wieder hergestellt. Wollen Sie dagegen im "Standardmode" hochfahren, so halten Sie bitte beim Start die STRG-Taste fest.
  • Die Info-Ebenen-Tiefe in der scanprofile.ini Datei ist jetzt beliebig. Bisher waren Sie auf 3 Ebenen beschränkt.
  • In der linken, unteren Ecke des Sweepfensters wird jetzt zusätzlich die gewählte Maßeinheit eingeblendet.
  • Beim Start des Programms können folgende Parameter mitgegeben werden:
    Device [Name]: Das zu suchende Gerät, wenn es mehrere gibt.
    Connect: Beim Programmstart automatisch mit SPECTRAN verbinden.
    Profile "Profilname": Das beim Programmstart zu wählende Profil. Dies überlebt auch den ersten Connect.
    Start: Sofort mit der Messung beginnen.
    Beispiel:
    LCS /Device Spec7 /Profile "Dect 1800" /Connect /Start
    Baut sofort nach Programmstart mit dem SPECTRAN Messgerät, mit dem Devicenamen "Spec7", eine Verbindung auf und startet automatisch einen Sweep mit dem Profil "Dect 1800" ;-)
  • Die Maximalzahl an Sweeps wurde auf 40000 erhöht, die Anzahl der Messwerte steht bei 256000 - das reicht erstmal eine Weile.
  • Datenanzeige und Auswertung im Slot-analyzer-Modus überarbeitet.

    V 1.0.5

  • KANALRASTER-Funktion implementiert. Ein super Feature mit tausenden von Möglichkeiten!
    Mit dieser Funktion können beliebige Raster, im gewählten Frequenzbereich, eingeblendet und beliebig beschriftet werden. So sind z.B. schnell die genauen BETREIBER von Mobilfunktürmen o.ä. IN KLARTEXT auf einen Blick erkennbar OHNE das aufwändige Tabellen o.ä. durchforstet werden müssen. Es sind sogar mehrere Hierachie-Ebenen möglich: So kann neben der "Ebene der Betreiber" auch noch eine weitere übergeordnete Ebene für "Uplink" und "Downlink" usw. eingeblendet werden. Diverse Beispiele in der neuen "scanprofile.ini" Datei zeigen die neue Struktur der Datensätze.
    Scheuen Sie sich nicht uns EIGENE Datensätze mit optimierten Einstellungen zuzusenden. Wir werden Sie dann in einem der nächsten Updates mit einbauen!
  • Die Skalierung des Spektrumdisplays wurde, zur besseren Übersicht, direkt neben dem Kanalraster positioniert.
  • Fehler in der Menüpositionierung behoben. Die einzelnen Menüs können jetzt beliebig verschoben und angeordnet werden.

    V 1.0.4

  • Datentransfer optimiert.
  • Markerermittlung optimiert. Bisher wurden bei breiten Signalen "zu viele" Marker ermittelt und "linkslastig" angezeigt.
  • Vertikale Linien im Spektrumdisplay integriert (Rasterdisplay).
  • Skalierung des Spektrumdisplays auf die linke Seite verschoben.
  • Anzeige der Frequenz-Skala im Spektrumdisplay optimiert.
  • BITTE BEACHTEN: Gemachte Änderungen (Frequenz, SPAN etc.) werden MOMENTAN erst NACH BEENDIGUNG des aktuell laufenden Sweeps berücksichtigt! Bitte daher eine entspr. Zeitverzögerung berücksichtigen.
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