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RF Explorer Downloads

Please use the links below to download latest software and documentation for your RF Explorer unit. All firmware upgrades are lifetime free.

RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Firmware upgrade

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RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Firmware v1.11 (not for 6G Analyzer models)

Recommended for all users, except RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer 6GHz units and RF Explorer Signal Generator units. For 6GHz units please do not use this firmware.

This release extends selectable frequency span up to 600MHz on screen, amplitude accuracy enhancements, as well as improved DSP with auto mode and filtering detection of rapid change signals.

This version does not support Tracking Generator SNA, use v1.12 Beta for SNA.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN SIGNAL GENERATOR models.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN 6GHz ANALYZER models.

Release notes included in the package, read it before use.

ZIP 2MB

RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Firmware v1.12 Beta 21

This is the recommended firmware for enabling Tracking Generator SNA functionality in all RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer models.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN SIGNAL GENERATOR models.

Release notes included in the package, read it before use.

ZIP 100KB

 

RF Explorer Signal Generator Firmware upgrade

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RF Explorer Signal Generator Firmware v1.12 Beta 14 (only for Signal Generator models)

DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN SPECTRUM ANALYZER models.

Stable BETA, includes all the features required for SNA tracking and device Frequency Sweep.

Note: Frequency Sweep is enabled in the device but not yet in the RF Explorer for Windows. An upcoming release will include this feature in Windows software.

ZIP 200KB

 

Documentation and software for Windows

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RF Explorer User Manual

Updated up to Firmware v1.11

Note: We are constantly adding new features to RF Explorer, therefore newer firmware versions may have additions and changes not yet included in the User Manual. Nevertheless, up-to-date detailed description of incremental functionality is available in the Firmware Release Notes document, please use it as a complement to the User Manual.

PDF 2MB

RF Explorer for Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 - 32 and 64 bits - v1.12.1505.1

This version includes fully compatible 6GHz software and RF Explorer Signal Generator capabilities, including return loss and VSWR measurements.

For more details on how to use Signal Generator and SNA tracking (feature still beta) please check this link: www.rf-explorer.com/rfgen

The installer will automatically detect and install Microsoft .NET 4 if required.

ZIP 8MB

USB Drivers from Silicon Labs for WindowsXP/Vista/7/8.1 - 32 and 64 bits - version 6.7

USB bridge driver. See Silabs site for more info.

ZIP 8MB

 

Software for Mac

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iRF-Explorer for Mac

Dirk-Willem van Gulik has created a GUI client for Mac OSX. His application is free and Open Source.

Please visit his site or the AppStore for downloads and more info.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you have the latest drivers from Silabs installed in your Mac OSX.

Appstore Web

Github Web

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Beta versions

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RF Explorer for Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 - 32 and 64 bits - BETA v1.12.1506.1

This version includes improvements for small screens with scaled text in Windows. Earlier versions may cut some controls and buttons out of screen.

The installer will automatically detect and install Microsoft .NET 4 if required.

ZIP 9MB