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New firmware and Windows software released

A new release of RF Explorer for Windows and all devices firmware is available for download.

Below is brief summary of the major improvements included, please read Release Notes on each software package for more details.

  • RF Explorer for Windows v2.0.1904 :
    • Support for RF Explorer Signal Generator Combo model
    • A major speed improvement in Tracking SNA, it scans now at least 5 times faster and, depending on configuration can go up to 10 times faster than earlier versions.
    • Improved High Resolution mode for Analyzer Plus and ProAudio models
  • RF Explorer Signal Generator - firmware v1.31:
    • Support for RF Explorer Signal Generator Combo model
    • Improved Tracking SNA speed
  • RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Plus - firmware v3.10
    • Note: You may need to manually adjust the Contrast in the CONFIG MENU after upgrading to this firmware version.
    • Support for upcoming RFEM2.4G PLUS expansion module
    • Support for Generator mode in RFEM2.4G standard expansion module
    • Improved Tracking SNA speed
    • Improved High Resolution mode speed
  • RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer Standard - firmware v1.28
    • Improved Tracking SNA speed

Please download from our download page.

Introducing new RF Explorer Signal Generator Combo

We are happy to introduce the new enhanced version of the RF Explorer Signal Generator.

The new model includes an internal expansion board to enable three major requests from advanced customers:

  • Frequency range now starts at 100KHz and covers up to 6GHz, compared to the baseline generator starts at 23.4MHz.
  • Output power range is no longer limited to 8 discrete levels, it can provide calibrated output with 0.25dB steps in range of -40 to +10dBm. Uncalibrated power output can go from -60 to +15dBm (a future firmware upgrade will allow up to +18dBm in certain frequencies)
  • Output signal is now strongly filtered for harmonics wideband. See a comparative example below at 25MHz as a good reference of the new harmonic filter in action in the time domain, measured with an oscilloscope.

The same improvement in the frequency domain shows the original signal output from the baseline RF Explorer Signal Generator and the output from the new Combo model.

This new and improved functionality can be added to any existing RF Explorer Signal Generator by simply plugin a RF Explorer Signal Generator Expansion board on it. A challenging design which took over 2 years of multiple refinements to find the best approach to deliver this wideband filtering capabilities at this cost and size.

For additional details:

  • RF Explorer Signal Generator Combo - specifications and datasheet
  • RF Explorer Signal Generator user manual - it includes new detailed sections for fine amplitude control, harmonic filtering and enhanced capabilities

Where to order:

Additional options for ordering from local distributors will be available in the next few days.

Introducing RF Venue - RF Explorer Pro Audio

We are happy to introduce the new RF Explorer Pro Audio developed for RF Venue. This model includes same frequency coverage and performance than RF Explorer 3G Combo, with a number of remarkable additions to help Audio Professionals to finetune RF setup:

  • 15-2700 MHz Wideband scanning range
  • Configurable Low Noise Amplifier
  • Save / Load Presets for fast setup and recall
  • Configurable Input Attenuator
  • One-Click WiFi Analyzer mode displays 2.4 GHz channels
  • 16 hour lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • -120 dB Sensitivity and auto-configurable resolution bandwidth (RBW)

This model is immediately available in all RF Venue distributors. More details at https://www.rfvenue.com/products/rf-explorer-pro-audio

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RF Explorer Python library update

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The RF Explorer for Python library v1.26.1806.1 upgrade is available for download.

This library is updated to latest MWSUB3G IoT firmware version v1.16. Previous library versions may not work properly with provided examples.

Use "pip install RFExplorer" to upgrade from any system (Linux, Mac, Windows), more details at this wiki link

Optionally visit GITHUB repository for latest open source code