Documentation

Datasheets

Datasheets

ThinkRF WSA5000 Technical Overview

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ThinkRF RTSA v3 Technical Overview

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PyRF Open Application Development Framework Product Brief

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Product Manuals

Product Manuals

WSA5000 Quickstart Guide

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RTSA Software User Guide v0-9

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WSA5000 User Guide v3-9

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WSA5000 Programmer’s Guide v3-6-2

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Application Notes and Whitepapers

Application Notes and Whitepapers

PyRF Open Application Development Framework with Source Code and Examples

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Using the WSA5000 with LabVIEW

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Using the WSA5000 with MATLAB

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Using the WSA5000 with C++

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Mounting the WSA5000 in a 19" Rack

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Understanding and Calculating Probability of Intercept

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Gain/Attenuation Settings in WSA5000 408-P, 418 and 427

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IEEE AUTOTESTCON paper "Versatile 20 GHz Wideband RF Digitizer for Test and Measurement"

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Videos

Videos

ThinkRF RTSA v3 Introduction to the Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer application (5:30)

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ThinkRF RTSA v3 Amplitude, Bandwidth and Frequency (3:10)

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ThinkRF RTSA v3 Real Time Mode (3:10)

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ThinkRF RTSA V3 Markers (6:00)

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ThinkRF RTSA v3 Trace (1:50)

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ThinkRF RTSA v3 Channel Power (2:00)

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WSA5000 Software and Firmware Release Packages

Each release package contains the RTSA 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.


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 160805
NOTE: Meant for product version 2.0 and above. This firmware is incompatible with all product versions below 2.0

Please login or register to download the release package.


This release consists of the following main capabilities:

  • RTSA:
    • Added gain block mode control
    • Added vertical grid lines to zero span
    • Fixed span label
    • Fixed Zero span time label button
    • Stop label are now adjustable when in zero span mode
    • Fixed Spur mitigation algorithm
    • Fixed trace hold not working
    • Mouse zoom no longer changes frequency/span
    • Fixed mouse zoom controlling the reference level
    • Center frequency not showing proper value when full span
    • Fixed configuration file not loading properly when marker is off screen
    • Fixed company logo not showing properly in title
    • Fixed secondary plots displaying while in zero span
    • Fixed Playback not loading properly

  • Firmware:
    • Fixed DD mode calibration
    • Improved noisefloor response in 418-WBIQ models
    • Set minimum samples per packet to 256 for all modes
    • Set maximum samples per packet to 65504
    • Samples per packet must now be a multiple of 32 for all modes



How To Determine What Version Of WSA5000 You Have

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:


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