Remote measurements

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SMFP2 : Remote Control Software

The SMFP2 remote control software is your best friend when having malicious LCD's on your SMFP2. Just operate it via your computer and see the measurement values on your screen.

The software is designed to enable remote control of the Rohde & Schwarz SMFP2 radio test set via GPIB/IEEE-488.2 instructions. It provides an high level control environment for automated RF and AF measurements using available measurement functions within the SMFP2.

The software is build to work in Windows XP/Vista/7, in conjunction with the
-  National Instruments   NI PCI-GPIB controller
-   NI-488.2 controller software for Windows 7/Vista/XP (V3.02)
-  .NET Framework V4.0
-  Microsoft Excel 2007 for data presentation

(if you have .NET Framework 4.5 on a 64 bit machine, please also consider the following  patch from NI)

History Always uninstall the old version first before installing a new version !
Date Version Description
2007-07-15 V1.0.0.0 Initial Version
2012-02-12 V1.1.0.0 GPIB bugs solved, New Logging functionaliy, RF Probe added, Excel 2007 Integration
2013-02-14 V1.2.0.0 Support for latest National Instruments GPIB Driver (NI 488.2 Version 3.02), Windows 7 support, Excel Globalization improved

It can be downloaded for free

Please also check out the "User Manual SMFP2 Remote Control Software"  for a detailed description of all its functionality.

It's functionality is split in two parts. With it's standard functionality you are able to check if the software is suitable to operate on your computer / OS / GPIB installation. If it works fine you may consider to make a registration request to get access to the enhanced functionality.

Standard functionality
 - Operating the RF and AF Signal Generators
        * RF Frequency,  power, modulation mode and index
        * AF Frequency and voltage

Enhanced functionality (subject to
registration )
 - Making use of the available measurements like transmitter and  
   receiver measurements. E.g.
        * SINAD, S/N and distortion measurements
        * Frequency and bandwidth measurements
        * Modulation index measurements
        * AF frequency and voltage measurements
        * V/I - DC measurements

These measurements can be either "one shot" or  "sequentially"      
depending on various initiating sources, including Excel download functionality for graphical presentations.

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