RF Explorer Downloads

Welcome to the official RF Explorer download page. Please select download category below.

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Software for
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using Windows
Hardware Chip icon LargeFirmware Upgrades 
using macOS  
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IoT Software for
Raspberry and Arduino

3rd Party and external software


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Documents and User Guides

All documents and user guides are available in English. Some documents are available in other languages.

RF Explorer Quick Start instructions
RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer User Guide (English)
RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer User Guide (Chinese)
RF Explorer Signal Generator User Guide
RF Explorer for Windows User Guide
RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Standard firmware Release Notes
RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer PLUS firmware Release Notes
RF Explorer Signal Generator firmware Release Notes
RF Explorer for Windows Release Notes
file zip icon 10 RF Explorer Near Field Antenna calibration/correction files
RF Explorer RFEAH-25 Near Field Antenna datasheet
RF Explorer Near Field Antenna Kit datasheet
RF Explorer Upconverter datasheet
file zip icon 10 RF Explorer Upconverter calibration/correction files

Free Software downloads for Windows

RF Explorer for Windows - Latest Version

Version v2.0.1905 - for use with firmware Standard v1.28 and Plus v3.10

Includes firmware v1.28 for Analyzer Standard, v3.10 for Analyzer PLUS and v1.31 for Generator

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

Supported on Windows XP / Vista / Win7 / Win8.x / Win10 and Windows Server

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/windows

Note: WindowsXP computers may require prior install Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 Hotfix from this link.

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

RFETouch for Windows - Latest Version

Version v1.3.1907 - for use with firmware Standard v1.28 and Plus v3.10

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

Supported on Win7 / Win8.x / Win10 and Windows Server

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/touch

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

RF Explorer Preset Manager for Windows - Latest Version

Version v2.00.1902 - for use with firmware v1.26 and v3.06

Requires firmware v1.26 for Analyzer Standard, v3.06 for Analyzer PLUS and ProAudio

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/preset

Supported on Win7 / Win8.x / Win10 and Windows Server

RF Explorer Signal Generator Tool for Windows - Latest Version

Version v2.00.1905 - for use with firmware v1.31

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/rfgenhelp

Supported on Win7 / Win8.x / Win10 and Windows Server

USB Drivers

Silicon Labs drivers version 6.7

Note: Instructions included in the Readme.txt file

Troubleshooting USB connection issues: online help link.

  

Free Firmware Upgrade downloads for Windows

MacIcon Please visit this link for MacOS versions.

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Latest Firmware for RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Standard

Version 1.28

RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Standard firmware.
Only for Handheld Spectrum Analyzer Standard (7 buttons)

DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN SIGNAL GENERATOR

Firmware Upgrade Instructions included in the download package
Apple Mac users please visit specific instructions and software on this link

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

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Latest Firmware for RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer PLUS

Version 3.12

RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer PLUS firmware.
Only for Handheld Spectrum Analyzer PLUS model (9 buttons)

Note: You may need to manually adjust the Contrast in the CONFIG MENU after upgrading to this firmware version.

Firmware Upgrade Instructions included in the download package
Apple Mac users please visit specific instructions and software on this link

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

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Latest Firmware for RF Explorer Signal Generator

Version 1.31

RF Explorer Signal Generator firmware.
Only for Handheld Signal Generator

DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN SPECTRUM ANALYZER models

Firmware Upgrade Instructions included in the download package
Apple Mac users please visit specific instructions and software on this link

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

 

Software for RF Explorer IoT modules

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RFETouch - Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 4B

This version requires an official 7" touch screen, do not use in other configurations.

Version v1.3.1910 Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

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RFETouch - Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 4B

This version can work with any screen connected to the Raspberry.

Version v1.3.1910 Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

RFETouch for Raspberry - Latest Version

Version v1.3.1910 - For use with Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4 models

To use this version, either upgrade from an earlier Raspberry Pi image including RFETouch already, or follow steps documented to create your own Raspbian setup to correctly work with RFETouch.

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/touch

Note: requires mono from www.mono-project.com installed, recommended mono v5.20

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RFETouch - Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 3B+

This version requires an official 7" touch screen, do not use in other configurations.

Version v1.3.1907 Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

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RFETouch - Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 3B+

This version can work with any screen connected to the Raspberry.

Version v1.3.1907 Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

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RFETouch - Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 3B

This version requires an official 7" touch screen, do not use in other configurations.

Version v1.3.1907 Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

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RFETouch - Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 3B

This version can work with any screen connected to the Raspberry.

Version v1.3.1907 Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

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Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 1B+

Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 16GB size

Important: please make sure to upgrade latest libraries from GITHUB, the SD image may not have the latest developments and examples. More details: https://github.com/RFExplorer

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

For more details visit RF Explorer 3G+ IoT for Raspberry

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Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 2B

Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

Important: please make sure to upgrade latest libraries from GITHUB, the SD image may not have the latest developments and examples. More details: https://github.com/RFExplorer

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

For more details visit RF Explorer 3G+ IoT for Raspberry

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Raspbian OS image for Raspberry Pi 3B

Download link

Note: requires micro-SD card with at least 8GB size

Important: please make sure to upgrade latest libraries from GITHUB, the SD image may not have the latest developments and examples. More details: https://github.com/RFExplorer

This is a 3GB download. Use standard Raspberry Pi instructions to create the image

For more details visit RF Explorer 3G+ IoT for Raspberry

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Native Arduino libraries

Support for Arduino Due and Seeeduino

Note: For more details please visit RF Explorer 3G+ IoT for Arduino

 

Free software for Mac

RFETouch for Mac - Latest Version

Version v1.3.1910 - for use with firmware Standard v1.28 and Plus v3.10 or newer

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

Supported on macOS 10.11 - 10.14, note touch capabilities are not available in Mac computers to date. This software is not compatible with macOS Catalina.

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/touch

Note: Mono libraries 4.8.0 are required

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RF Explorer Preset Manager for Mac - Latest Version

Version v2.00.1902 - for use with firmware v1.26 and v3.06

Requires firmware v1.26 for Analyzer Standard, v3.06 for Analyzer PLUS and ProAudio

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/preset

Supported on macOS 10.11 - 10.14. This software is not compatible with macOS Catalina.

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iRF-Explorer for Mac

3rd Party software contribution from user Dirk-Willem van Gulik.
We do not officially support this software but can provide help if you run
into issues in our online forum link.
Please visit online site or the AppStore for downloads and more info.

This is free open source GUI Client for MacOS X, tested up to OSX 10.8 but should work 
in new OS versions.

USB Drivers for Mac

Latest Silicon Labs drivers for MacOS

Update up to MacOS Mojave - note page is from Silabs and outside our server.

Download and install Silicon Lab USB drivers is required for MacOS to recognize device connection.

 

Free software for Linux 

RFETouch for Linux - Latest Version

Version v1.3.1907 - for use with firmware Standard v1.28 and Plus v3.10

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

Supported on Linux kernel 2.6+, tested on Ubuntu 18.04 64bits and Mono 5.20

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/touch

Note: requires mono from www.mono-project.com installed, recommended mono v5.20

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RF Explorer Preset Manager for Linux - Latest Version

Version v2.00.1902 - for use with firmware v1.26 and v3.06

Requires firmware v1.26 for Analyzer Standard, v3.06 for Analyzer PLUS and ProAudio

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/preset

Available in all Linux platforms with Mono support.

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RF Explorer Signal Generator Tool for Linux - Latest Version

Version v2.00.1905 - for use with firmware v1.31

For Copyright and License note please read this page link.

More details at www.rf-explorer.com/rfgenhelp

Available in all Linux platforms with Mono support.

USB Drivers for Linux

Latest Silicon Labs drivers for Linux

Most modern Linux kernels already include support for Silabs CP2012 driver. Visit link above if your specific distro does not work yet with CP2102 natively.

 

Additional 3rd Party software options for RF Explorer

Please check our RF Explorer Software Reference page here.