Firmware Updates

R5500 Software and Firmware Release Packages

Each release package contains the S240 application, documentation, firmware and software APIs including a C-API, Labview API and MATLAB API. The ThinkRF R5500 is a network appliance and as such we provide support for interfacing to the R5500 via the standard SCPI and VITA VRT network protocols and as per the R5500 Programmer’s Guide. All of the provided applications, APIs and source code are provided “as is” and for example only.

Please note if your firmware version is different than that within the release bundle then a firmware update is required as per the Firmware Update Quick Notes.

Refer to the ThinkRF R5500 User Guide’s Administration Console section for a comprehensive description on updating the R5500′s firmware.

1. Connect to the R5500′s administration console by entering the IP address of the R5500 into your web browser’s web address dialog. The “Status” web page should appear providing information on the R5500′s MAC address, hardware and firmware versions.

2. Click on the “Firmware Install” link in the left column. The “Firmware Install” web page should appear.

3. Enter or browse to the location of the “ThinkRF_R5500_firmware_v2-x-x.img” firmware image file and then click the “Install” button. The “Firmware Install” web page should appear which will step through the progression of the firmware being uploaded and installed.

4. Upon completion, a web dialog box should appear. Press the “OK” button to restart the R5500 or “Cancel” to defer restarting until a later time.

5. Upon restart the newly installed firmware will take effect.

Release Package 170417
NOTE: Meant for product version 2.0 and above. This firmware is incompatible with all product versions below 2.0


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This release consists of the following updates:

• S240
1. Fixed resolution issues in multiple screens
2. Fixed attenuator label not showing proper attenuation
3. Fixed VBW plot label not updating properly
• C API
1. Fixed Reference level offset error in the sweep device

WSA5000 Software and Firmware Release Packages

Each release package contains the S240 application, documentation, firmware and software APIs including a C-API, Labview API and MATLAB API. The ThinkRF WSA5000 is a network appliance and as such we provide support for interfacing to the WSA5000 via the standard SCPI and VITA VRT network protocols and as per the WSA5000 Programmer’s Guide. All of the provided applications, APIs and source code are provided “as is” and for example only.

Please note if your firmware version is different than that within the release bundle then a firmware update is required as per the Firmware Update Quick Notes.

Refer to the ThinkRF WSA5000 User Guide’s Administration Console section for a comprehensive description on updating the WSA5000′s firmware.

1. Connect to the WSA5000′s administration console by entering the IP address of the WSA5000 into your web browser’s web address dialog. The “Status” web page should appear providing information on the WSA5000′s MAC address, hardware and firmware versions.

2. Click on the “Firmware Install” link in the left column. The “Firmware Install” web page should appear.

3. Enter or browse to the location of the “ThinkRF_WSA5000_firmware_v2-x-x.img” firmware image file and then click the “Install” button. The “Firmware Install” web page should appear which will step through the progression of the firmware being uploaded and installed.

4. Upon completion, a web dialog box should appear. Press the “OK” button to restart the WSA5000 or “Cancel” to defer restarting until a later time.

5. Upon restart the newly installed firmware will take effect.

Release Package 170208
NOTE: Meant for product version 2.0 and above. This firmware is incompatible with all product versions below 2.0


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This release consists of the following updates:
S240
1. Minor bug fixes
2. Fixed Sweep Accuracy plot data alignment
3. Improved Occupied BW accuracy
4. Fixed reference offset causing a saturation warning

C API
1. Fixed Sweeping delay when span is less than 5 MHz
2. Fixed Sweep frequencies below 100kHz 50 MHz
3. Fixed Sweep frequencies between 100kHz and 70 MHz
4. Added support for R5500 products
5. Modified Attenuator function to support R5500 products

C++ API
1. Compiled against new C API
2. Added support for R5500 products

Labview API
1. Compiled against new C++ API
2. Added support for R5500 products

Referring to the label on the bottom of your WSA5000 signal analyzer device, if you have a WSA5000 V2 then the label will look like one of the following:

sticker-WSA-V2

If you have a WSA5000 V1 then please contact support@thinkrf.com for the latest release package.

sticker-WSA-V1