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R&S ARB Toolbox Plus Table of Contents 1Information on the Current Version and History . 3 1.1Version 2.8 . 3 1.2Version 2.7 . 3 1.3Version 2.4 . 3 1.4Version 2.3 . 4 1.5Version 2.0 . 4 1.6Version 1.9.0 . 5 1.7Version 1.7.0 . 5 1.8Version 1.5.0 . 5 1.9Version 1.4.0 . 6 1.10Version 1.2.0 . 7 2Open Source Acknowledgement . 8 2.1GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE . 8 3Customer Support . 14 R&S ARB Toolbox Plus Version 2.8
1 Information on the Current Version and
1.1 Version 2.8 Released: February 2014 Issues eliminated:
● Resampler module did not handle very large files correctly
● Fixed errornous SCPI communication with some instruments
1.2 Version 2.7 Released: November 2013 Functional improvements:
• Added new wizard to import from IQR .wvh and .wvd files
● EMPTYTAG and VECTOR_MAX tag gets removed from R&S waveforms to
● Fixed wrong auto scaling in iq.tar file import
● Fixed bug in waveform composer where recalculation of maximum clock rate was
● Fixed potential deadlock when reading waveform information
1.3 Version 2.4 Released: April 2013 Issues eliminated:
● All generated waveforms used invalid data length in WAVEFORM tag
R&S ARB Toolbox Plus Version 2.3 1.4 Version 2.3 Released: April 2013 Functional improvements:
• Composer recognizes segment frequency shift when set to highest clock mode
• Improved leveling in waveform composer
• Composer omits marker tags in output waveform if no markers are used
• VISA supports raw socket connections
• New optional binary marker tag ‘CONTROL LIST WIDTH4’ is now supported
• LAN instrument scan for VXI-11 instruments added
• Peak and RMS waveform calculations fixed
• Frequency offset in composer used wrong polarity ( e.g. neg. offsets were pos. )
• Fixed multi-segment waveform creation in composer
• Files with sample counts > 32 bit did not show up in remote browser
• Fixed broken icons in remote file system browser
• Column sizes in remote browser were not properly remembered
1.5 Version 2.0 Released: October 2012 Functional improvements: R&S ARB Toolbox Plus Version 1.9.0 1.6 Version 1.9.0 Released: October 2012 Functional improvements:
• Context menus in file browser reorganized
• Raised limits in signal creation module
1.7 Version 1.7.0 Released: July 2012 Issues eliminated:
• Some I/Q preview displays did not show anything
• MATLAB file import did not handle sparse name tags correctly
• VXI-11 instrument connection sometimes timed out
1.8 Version 1.5.0 Released: May 2012 Functional improvements:
• Signal creation supports multi carrier CW with odd and even carrier counts
• RMS calculation fixed in signal creation, wrap around analysis, composer and filter
R&S ARB Toolbox Plus Version 1.4.0 1.9 Version 1.4.0 Released: April 2012 Functional improvements:
• Waveform creation by mathematical expressions added
• Level and frequency can be modified by mathematical expression in composer
• Improved all waveform viewing panels and added more view modes
• Added new wizard for waveform conversion from AMIQ/SMIQ to SMU
• Waveform creation from binary data now also reads optional marker file
• MATLAB import wizard now supports uncompressed data elements
• Waveform creation wizard used wrong time resolution for pulses and chirps
• Fixed false Y scaling in viewer when set to frequency versus time
R&S ARB Toolbox Plus Version 1.2.0 1.10 Version 1.2.0 Released: July 2011 Functional improvements:
• Fading setting in composer now supports entry as samples and time.
• Function generator does now support sweeps.
• Added support for .iq.tar file format (waveforms saved by some R&S spectrum
• Added support for MATLAB .mat data import of data types Nx2 or 2xN double.
• Added browser support for R&S RTO.
• I/Q constellation display did sometimes not properly initialize and display the
• Graphical views could not be maximized / minimized.
• Changing the target clock rate in the composer output (target) has changed
• Sparse name tags were not supported when importing MATLAB .mat files.
• Fixed erroneous data import from 14-bit I/Q binary files.
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