RF Explorer Touch - User Manual - Menu Description

Article Index

Main menu

The main menu is designed in a easy to use, hierarchical layout on the right-side of the device screen as depicted in below screen.

CW Signal example

Amplitude Menu

Use this menu option to set visual amplitude in spectrum analyzer graph.

Top

Set visual top value for amplitude axis in analyzer graph.

Bottom

Set visual bottom value for amplitude axis in analyzer graph.

Offset

Set Amplitude offset value in dB to compensate the signal shown in analyzer graph, to adjust for external attenuation or gain.

Back

Return to main menu.

Frequency Menu

Use this menu option to set device frequency.

Center

Set center frequency into device. Start/Stop frequency will be recalculated.

Span

Set span (or range) frequency into device

Start

Set start frequency into device. Center frequency will be recalculated.

Stop

Set higher frequency range into device. Center/Start frequency will be recalculated.

Offset

Set device offset frequency in MHz. Use this to compensate for external mixer or frequency converter device.

Back

Return to main menu.

Mode Menu

Use this menu option to choose between different operational mode such as Spectrum Analyzer, Power Channel, Waterfall or, for models supported, WiFi Analyzer.

Spectrum Analyzer mode is the enabled by default upon application start.

Marker Menu

Use this menu option to configure markers. For more details see section “Marker Configuration”.

Back

Return to main menu and current visual mode (such as Spectrum Analyzer).

File Menu

Use this menu option to load or save a file. For more details see section “File Handling”.

Load…

Load RFE data file.

Save…

Save RFE data file.

Save CSV…

Save file in comma separated values format.

Back

Return to main menu and current visual mode (such as Spectrum Analyzer).

Config Menu

Use this menu option to set display, device and file configuration. Additional advanced features such as Radio Standard and Limit Lines can be configured as well.
For more details see section “Config Screen”.

Display

Configuration for visual parameters of spectrum analyzer graph and application settings.

Device

Device configuration parameters. Any settings changed will be sent from application to device.

File

Data file configuration parameters.

CSV File

Comma delimited data file configuration parameters.

Radio Standard

Define and configure your own Radio Standard channels to be displayed into the Spectrum Analyzer graph.

Limit Lines

An advanced and powerful tool in the spectrum analyzer mode is the ability to work with Minimum and Maximum Limit Lines. These are fully configurable, visual and optionally audible alarm feature with multi-data point lines to determine power limits.

Tech Support

Create a compressed ZIP file with activity logs, configuration files and report files in order to diagnose application issues. Only required if requested by RF Explorer Tech Support.

About

Show application, Operating System and, if connected, device details

Back

Return to main menu and current visual mode (such as Spectrum Analyzer).

Presets Menu

Use this menu option to load, save or delete a preset. For more details see section Application Presets.

Connect

Use this menu option to connect the RF Explorer device.

  • For handheld devices connected to a computer, it will automatically connect to the Spectrum Analyzer device if it is the only USB device connected. Otherwise, if there is no connected device or multiple devices are found, it will open a dialog to help user select the right device.
    • In Windows computers, it will display ports with names such as COM3, COM10, etc.
    • In MacOS and Linux computers, it will display ports with names such as USB0, USB5, etc
  • For Raspberry IoT device it will connect to the module directly. This button will be disabled for IoT module if it is already connected, but will be enabled when a file has been loaded.

For specifics, check Release Notes document.

Full Screen

Use this menu option to maximize spectrum analyzer graph. This can be achieved by touch or single click inside spectrum analyzer graph. Note the specific button is only available for Windows version.

Help

Provides context online manual help for currently selected menus and options.

Exit

Use this option to exit application.

Specifically for Raspberry Pi board, the system will automatically shut down.