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Master Software Tools User Guide

This edition of the user guide describes the functions, features, and capabilities of Master Software Tools

Anritsu Company 490 Jarvis Drive Morgan Hill, CA 95037-2809 USA Revision: 2.20 Printed: February 2011 Copyright 2010 Anritsu Company

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CHAPTER 1 GENERAL INFORMATION...........................................................10
1-1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 10 1-2 Features ....................................................................................................................................... 10 1-3 System Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 10

CHAPTER 2 QUICK START INFORMATION ....................................................11
2-1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 11 2-2 Software Capabilities ....................................................................................................................... 11
Connecting the Instrument .........................................................................................................................11 Capturing or Retrieving Traces ..................................................................................................................11 Editing the Graph .........................................................................................................................................11 Context Menus .............................................................................................................................................11 Overlaying Traces ........................................................................................................................................11 Saving, Opening, Creating New, and Printing Files ..................................................................................11 Folder Spectrogram .....................................................................................................................................11 Remote Access Tools (RAT) .......................................................................................................................11 Script Master ................................................................................................................................................11

2-3 Software Installation, Modification, & Uninstall ........................................................................ 12
Install MST ....................................................................................................................................................12 Remove MST ................................................................................................................................................13 Modify MST ...................................................................................................................................................14 Install Two USB drivers ...............................................................................................................................14 Migration Document (from Handheld Software Tools to Master Software Tools) ..................................23 Microsoft DirectX for 3D Spectrogram View ..............................................................................................23 Software Installation via the Web ...............................................................................................................24 Software Uninstall ........................................................................................................................................24

2-4 Connection – BTS Master ................................................................................................................ 26
a. USB Connection .......................................................................................................................................26 b. Ethernet LAN Connection .......................................................................................................................27 c. Direct Ethernet Connection.....................................................................................................................30  Configure the Test Instrument’s IP Address Manually ..........................................................30  Configure The PC’s Network TCP/IP .......................................................................................31  Configure Master Software Tools ............................................................................................32

2-5 Connection – Cell Master, Site Master, & Spectrum Master ....................................................... 34
a. USB Connection .......................................................................................................................................34 b. Serial Connection ....................................................................................................................................34 c. Serial to USB Connection........................................................................................................................35 d. Configure the PC (Laptop) ......................................................................................................................38 e. Configure Master Software Tools ...........................................................................................................40 f. Test the PC Connection to the Instrument .............................................................................................41

CHAPTER 3 SOFTWARE DESCRIPTION & DEFINITION................................42
3-1 Main Screen ....................................................................................................................................... 42 3-2 Menu Bar ....................................................................................................................................... 43
File . ........................................................................................................................................................43 Edit . ........................................................................................................................................................46 View . ........................................................................................................................................................47 Clipboard. ......................................................................................................................................................48 Connection. ....................................................................................................................................................49 Sync .........................................................................................................................................................50 Tools . ........................................................................................................................................................51 Window .........................................................................................................................................................52

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3-3 Toolbar

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Open File..........................................................................................................................................54 Save File ...........................................................................................................................................54 Save All. ...........................................................................................................................................54 Report Generator .............................................................................................................................55 Print Report. ....................................................................................................................................55 Connect/Disconnect. ...........................................................................................................55 Refresh Device Measurement List. ....................................................................................................55 Upload Measurement .......................................................................................................................55 Capture Current Measurement.........................................................................................................55 Launch the DAT File Converter........................................................................................................56 Open the Remote Access Tool Window .............................................................................................56 Help .................................................................................................................................................56

3-4 Graphic Display Edit Toolbar......................................................................................................... 56
Mouse Function ..............................................................................................................................................56 Graph Autoscale. ............................................................................................................................................57 Undo Zoom. ....................................................................................................................................................57 Overlay Control ..............................................................................................................................................57 Edit Graph. ....................................................................................................................................................57 Markers . ........................................................................................................................................................58

3-5 Active Measurement Window ........................................................................................................ 58 3-6 File Resource Tabs........................................................................................................................... 58 3-7 File Resource Directory Window .................................................................................................. 59 3-8 File List Window ................................................................................................................................ 59 3-9 Measurement File Preview/Summary Windows ........................................................................ 59 3-10 Status Bar 60 3-11 Context Menus & Plot Setup Options........................................................................................ 60
Data Markers. ................................................................................................................................................60 View Limit Lines ............................................................................................................................................61 Annotations. ...................................................................................................................................................61 Spectrum Analyzer .........................................................................................................................................65 Vector Network Analyzer. ...............................................................................................................................66 WCDMA. .......................................................................................................................................................67 Interference Analyzer. ....................................................................................................................................67 JPEG File. ......................................................................................................................................................69 Limit Line Node. .............................................................................................................................................69 Power Meter, High Accuracy Power Meter, Fixed WiMAX, Mobile WiMAX, WCDMA ..................................70 Signal Standard Editor. ..................................................................................................................................70 TD-SCDMA Signal Analyzer. .........................................................................................................................71

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.................................................................................................................................................... ....................93 Overlay File Name at Top of Graph ..................74 Data Display Options ................................................................................................73 Spectrum Analyzer and VNA Plot Setup.......................................................................................................................................................................................81 General Options Tab ........92 Drag from Windows Explorer....................78 Enter IP Address ................. ...................................................................................................................................................................91 Creating Measurement Reports ...................................................................................................................................................................................71 Antenna File ..................................84 Internet Settings ..................................................................92 4-4 Overlays ................................................................................................................................73 XML Parameter File Editor... 71 Print All Measurements ............................................................... 93 5 ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................78 Measurement Calculator (VNA).........................................................79 Distance-To-Fault........................................................................ ...........88 Edit Measurement Title.............................................................................................................................78 DAT File Conversion Tool....................................................................82 Report Generator ......................................72 Language Editor ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................92 Edit Graph (The Plot Setup Dialog Box) Using Master Software Tools............................................................................................86 Archive Options ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................93 Dragging from the Device File List ..................................................................................................................................................... ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................75 VNA additional Plot Setup ..90 Exporting S2P-Formatted VNA Files ............................................................................... ...................................................................89 Open.77 Power Meter and High Power Accuracy Meter Plot Setup– .......................................................................................... 89 Downloading and Uploading Measurement Files ...............................................................................................................................................................91 Saving JPEG Images from Open Measurements ..............79 Trace Rename Utility ............................................................... ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................85 Languages ........................................................................90 Export ................. Tools and Miscellaneous Windows .....................................................................................................................................................................................3-12 File Editor..........................................................................................................86 MST File Indexing ...................................................................................93 Frequency Range of Base Measurement File .................................................................................................................................................................... Save...................................................................... 92 Measurement Toolbar ............................................................................................................................................................................................................80 Product Updates .........................91 Saving Folder as DAT .............................................................................92 Overlay Issues.88 CHAPTER 4 USING MASTER SOFTWARE TOOLS .............71 Cable File.73 Pass Fail Editor ............................................................................................................................................. Plot Setup..................72 Signal Standard Editor .................................................................................................................................................................81 Program Options................................................ Print and Close ............................................................................ ....................................................92 4-3 Editing Measurements................................................................................................................92 Drag a Similar Measurement ....................................................................89 4-1 Introduction .....................................................................................................................................91 Printing All Open Measurements ..........................................................76 Exporting Tab ................................... Save As.............................................. 89 4-2 General File Management ...............................................................................................85 Serial Port Settings ......93 Dragging Open Measurement Files ....... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 92 Drag from Local File List ......................................................................................................................74 Trace Math & Overlays Tab .........76 Plot Properties Tab........................................................................ .........87 Enter Title..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................93 4-5 Edit Graph (Plot Setup Dialog Box) .............................................................................

........................................ 119 Local Pattern Panel Folder Window .................................94 Plot Range .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................95 Method 3 (Drag the Start and End Points) ................................................101 Envelope Trace............................................................................................................................................94 Trace Math ..................................................................................................................................................................124 Graph Display Window ...............................97 4-9 Annotating Graphs .....................................................................................................................101 General Trace File Management Buttons .....................................122 Run the VSG Pattern Converter Application .................................101 Exit........ 123 Toolbar ........................................................................... 98 4-10 Limit Line Form Editor ................................................94 Marker Table ..........................101 Limit Line Buttons ..........................................................................................................123 General Instrument Setting Summary .........................................................................................................93 Undo Zoom ..........4-6 Common Options ............................................................................................................................................................ 93 Autoscale ................................................................103 Limit Line Editing Procedures ..................................94 Measurement Overlays ..............................................................................................125 6 ................................................................................................................115 4-14 Vector Signal Generator (VSG) Pattern Converter............................................................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................... 108 4-13 Script Master Editor ......................................................................96 4-8 Working with Markers ..........124 Trace Setting Summary Panel ................................................. ...........................................................................................101 Exit & Save..........................95 Method 2 (Enter the Value of the Nodes) .................................................................................................95 Method 1 (Enter the Value of the Limit Line) .................................................................................................... 113 GSM/WCDMA Script Master ........94 Trace Smoothing................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105 4-12 3D Spectrogram .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................121 Waveform Window ........................................ 97 Working in the Active Measurement Window..........................................................................................................................................................................................................113 Channel Scanner Script Master .......................................120 Remote Pattern List Window................................................................................101 Limit Line Form Information Panel .............................................................................................................................104 4-11 Remote Access Tool .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................94 Marker Shape .................................................................................................................................................................................95 4-7 Working with Limit Lines ..................................................................... ................................................................................................................. 100 Limit Line Form Toolbar ...........................................................................................................96 Editing Segmented Limit Lines ....94 Plot Mode ..................................................122 4-15 VNA Master Measurement Window ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 95 Working in the Active Measurement Window............................................................................124 Example Views ..102 Limit Line Form Node Table .....................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................. 131 5-2 Antenna Editor (antenna.........143 Delete .................................................................................................................................................ptm) ............................................................................................txt)............................................txt) ................................................................................................................................... 134 5-10 Exported Files (*...txt) ........................................................................................................142 Archive Index Database ...............................................................................................142 Open Indexing Setup .................... .....................CHAPTER 5 SUPPORT FILES MANAGEMENT ......................................145 Clear Log File........................................................................ 141 5-14 Trace Indexing and the Trace Catalog ........................................ 142 Trace Catalog ...................................................................................................................................................................................................stp) .......... 132 5-4 Cable Editor (Cablelist....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................143 Cut .....pdf) ..................................................................................................................................csv............... *....................................................................................................................................... 133 5-6 Setup Files (*............................................................................................sig) ........................................................................... 135 5-11 Folder Spectrogram Files (*...........143 Display Format Button .....................................................................................................................htm.........................................................................................................................................................................................fsg).............................................. 133 5-5 Pass/Fail Test Editor (TestModels.mif) .txt) ..............................................isdb) .....................................................................145 5-15 Filter Editor for ISDB-T (*................ 134 5-8 JPEG Files (*..........................................................................................................................................142 Refresh Index.......................................... 133 5-7 Calibration Files (Cal*..............txt) ............. 141 5-13 MapInfo Export Files (*......................144 Show Summary........................................................................................................................145 View Log File ........................... 134 5-9 Reports (*............................................... ...143 Copy ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 131 5-3 Signal Standard Editor (SignalStd.........142 Trace Catalog-Spectrum Analyzer Toolbar................................................... 146 7 .............................................................................. *.137 5-12 Measurement Map Files (*...131 5-1 Introduction .............. 136 Spectrogram ..................................................................jpg) ....................................................143 Load/Reload Index Files ..............

........ 158 7-4 Generating an Instrument Config File and Installing A New License File ............................................ 148 Group Edit ............................................................. 171 8-7 Editing Masks .. 179 Measurement & Data Files .......................................................................... ........................ 153 CHAPTER 7 INSTRUMENT FILES UPDATE ............................................................................148 DAT File Conversion Tool .......... 155 7-2 Internet Settings Configuration........................................CHAPTER 6 INSTRUMENT OVERVIEW ..........................................................................................scope) ..................................................... 170 8-6 Installing User Masks ............................................................................................. 149 6-3a Transfer the list of files from your test instrument to the PC................................................152 6-5 Group Edit ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 155 7-3 Updating Software and Firmware ........155 7-1 Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................178 A-1 Supported Anritsu instruments.................. 148 6-2 Advanced Tools and Program Options .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 165 8-2 Downloading a Bit Master File (..............................................................................................................................................................165 8-1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................... 166 8-4 Position and Distance Mouse Functions ..................................................................................................................148 6-1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 178 A-2 Supported File Types .................................................................................................................................................... 165 8-3 Add Custom Histogram to Downloaded Files ........................................................................................................................................179 8 .....................................................................................148 Full Trace Retrieval ...........149 6-3b Rename the Traces That Have Been Retrieved .................................................................................................................................148 VNA Measurement Calculator .................................................... 174 APPENDIX A APPLICATIONS AND FILES .........................150 6-4 Language Editor ...............................................................179 Output Files .......... 161 CHAPTER 8 BIT MASTER MEASUREMENT FILES............................................................................................................................................................................... 168 8-5 Displaying Channels .............. 159 7-5 Emergency Repair Procedure ............................... 152 Modifying or Defining a Language ...148 6-3 Trace Rename Utility ......................................................

...............180 B-1 Quick Start ........................... 205 APPENDIX C FAQS ....195 Toolbar ....................................................... 201 B-4 MST Code Loading for Cell Master............................APPENDIX B HHST & HHCL USERS ......... Save Plot .......................................... 209 Installing East Asian Language Fonts .................................................. 181 B-2 Supported Commands ....190 Distance-To-Fault ..........................................................................................................189 Undo Plot Overlay ......................................................................... 188 Menu Bar............................................................................................................................................................ Site Master...........................................194 Program Preferences Window .........199 Markers...198 Limit Lines ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................200 B-3 Commands Not Supported in MST ................................................189 Capture Current Plot to Screen ...................209 Intermittent Code Loading Problems Associated with Dell Docking Stations ...................193 Signal Standard Editor ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................197 Plot Information ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................189 Capture Plots to Screen........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 211 9 ..........................................................................................................192 Antenna Editor .......................................... Start Plot Capture Button ...................................................................197 Plot Properties . & Spectrum Master ..........196 Open Plot........................................................................................................................................................................................................191 Cable Editor ...........................................196 Plot Properties ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 202 B-5 MST Rename Utility for HHST Users ................................................................

Master Software Tools will not function on earlier versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. or edit Script Master files for Channel Scanner. WCDMA/HSDPA. and modify Limit Lines and Markers • Use the Cable Editor to modify the instrument’s Cable List • Use the Antenna Editor to modify the instrument’s Antenna List • Use the Signal Editor to modify the instrument’s Signal Standard List • Create. calibration status. or a Direct Ethernet connection • Display measurement locations using Microsoft Map Point and GPS location mapping • Use Remote Access Tools to remotely control the instrument • Convert DAT files from Anritsu Handheld Software Tools into Anritsu Master Software Tools file formats 1-3 System Requirements Minimum requirements and recommendations are: • Microsoft Windows 2000. Vista compatible program for transferring and editing saved measurements. upload.jpg format) • Export measurements as CSV (Comma Separated Value format) files • Update the instrument with the latest firmware available from: http://www. markers. and with the different types of measurements that can be taken with the instrument. 10 . and GPS information along with a measurement. USB 2.Chapter 1 General Information 1-1 Introduction Anritsu Master Software Tools is a Microsoft Windows 2000. XP. or edit Pass/Fail mode lists for WCDMA/HSDPA.anritsu. This guide assumes the user is familiar with the particular test instrument being used. and Vista-64bit (Vista-64bit for USB is incompatible with MST) • Intel Pentium 233 MHz microprocessor minimum (Pentium III 350 MHz or better recommended) • 128 MB of RAM minimum (256 MB or above recommended) • Hard disk drive with approximately 80 MB of available space (an additional 80 MB of free space for storage of captured plots is recommended) • A USB port (USB 1 required. 1-2 Features • Download saved measurements in the test instrument memory to a PC for storage and analysis • Capture live traces to view them and save on a PC • Upload saved measurements from a PC to the test instrument • Compare multiple traces using drag. download. upload. Vista-32bit. drop. and LTE • Create. delete. easing the task of analyzing and monitoring historical performance • Establish a connection to a PC using USB. TD-SCDMA. CDMA.us. and trace overlay features (Spectrum Analyzer measurements only) • Add. XP. download.com • Store an unlimited number of data traces to a PC. GSM/GPRS/EDGE. EV-DO. and limit lines to a PC. in one report • Create and upload custom language files to the instrument to customize soft key labels and messages • Export measurement data as text files for use in spreadsheets or other documents • Create reports in HTML format for use in a variety of applications • Export measurements as graphic files (. Ethernet LAN. and GSM/GPRS/EDGE measurements • Display power level. Fixed & Mobile WiMAX.0 recommended) or an Ethernet 10/100 Base T connection for communication with the test instrument.

Chapter 2 Quick Start Information 2-1 Introduction This Quick Start Information is intended for advanced users who already have a basic understanding of the software. Toolbar. Folder Spectrogram Folder Spectrogram provides a simulated three dimensional view of a large amount of data in one set of graphs. 11 . Saving. 2-2 Software Capabilities The following sections describe some of the available functions and options. limit lines. context menus. Overlaying Traces Trace Math and Overlays allow for comparing multiple traces. USB and Ethernet. Editing the Graph Master Software Tools can be used to change the scale. Opening. Context Menu functions may include commands that are also available on the pull down menus and toolbar buttons. When enabled. Saved files on the test instrument can also be retrieved and displayed or edited with Master Software Tools. Script Master Script Master is an editor to create files that set up measurement parameters and create automated test procedures that aid field techs or FAEs with measurement testing. USB is the simplest method. or functions. Capturing or Retrieving Traces Master Software Tools includes a feature to capture the current screen and associated data from the test instrument to the Master Software Tools Graphic Display Editor window. Ethernet is preferred for downloading large batches of data files. and markers in a measurement through the Edit Graph button in the workspace toolbar. or through the Context Menus. RAT is available through an Ethernet 10/100 Base T connection only. and options specific to the active measurement window. Creating New. opened windows. and dialog boxes. and Printing Files These standard Windows file commands are included in Master Software Tools. This chapter defines and describes in detail all of the software features – Menu Bar. the screen of the test instrument is displayed in the Active Measurement screen. commands. Connecting the Instrument There are two methods for connecting the test instrument to the computer. Context Menus Context Menus are accessed by right-clicking the mouse on an active measurement screen in the Graphic Display Editor Window. Remote Access Tools (RAT) Remote Access Tools allows the control of the instrument from a laptop or PC. The use or application of software tools is covered in more depth in the following chapters.

2-3 Software Installation. Choose Compact or Custom if desired.Click Next and continue the installation by answering the License Agreement and filling the Customer Information. If the installation window does not open automatically. b.4. Click Next in the Ready to Install the Program dialog to begin installation. The CD should automatically run and open the Master Software Tools InstallShield Wizard. The Master Software Tools – InstallShield Wizard continues. Click Yes in response to the NI-VISA 4. d. The window below is displayed at the completion of the installation. go to the main directory of the CD and click SetupMST.1 Runtime installation dialog opens. then click Cancel. button color turns gray.1 Runtime “Are you sure you want to cancel?” dialog. the NI-VISA 4. & Uninstall Install MST a. c.4. Place the CD into your PC’s CD/DVD driver. During the installation.exe. In the Setup Type dialog. Typical is selected by default and is recommended for most users. Click Next until the button becomes inactive. 12 . Modification. e.

c. The dialogue closes and the removal process is complete. 13 .Remove MST a. Click Remove and press the Next button. If the installation window does not open automatically. Place the CD into your PC’s CD/DVD driver.exe. The CD should automatically run and open the Master Software Tools InstallShield Wizard. b. Press Yes in the Master Software Tools – InstallShield Wizard “Do you want to completely remove the selected application and all of its features?” dialog. Press the Finish button in the Uninstall Complete dialogue. go to the main directory of the CD and click SetupMST.

c. Check the desired features and press Next. and Remove dialogue. The CD should automatically run and open the Master Software Tools InstallShield Wizard to the Modify. Click Modify and press the Next button. go to the main directory of the CD and click SetupMST. d. The features list box opens. If the window does not open automatically. Place the CD into your PC’s CD/DVD driver. b. Click Finish in the Maintenance Complete dialogue Install Two USB drivers a.Modify MST a.exe. Place the CD into your PC’s CD/DVD driver. b. The CD should automatically run and open the Master Software Tools InstallShield Wizard. If the installation window does not open automatically.exe. Repair. Click Modify and press the Next button. go to the main directory of the CD and click SetupMST. 14 . At the completion of modifying Master Software tools.

Check USB in the Select Features dialogue. Disregard it and click Continue Anyway. The dialogue below opens.c. e. 15 . Continue with the USB application installation by clicking Install in the Anritsu USB Driver Installation dialogue. The following window automatically pops up. d.

Also. The message on the screen changes and asks you to connect to the test instrument.f. 16 . Attach the USB cable between the PC and instrument. the Anritsu USB Driver Installation dialog message changes. Click Continue. The following series of bubble messages flash on the Taskbar. Click Continue. g.

NOTE: If there is a problem with the driver currently installed in the PC the following message bubble pops up in the Task bar. 2. Once both drivers are installed. Problem will be corrected. This process will reinstalls both drivers. Click Help button in the following window. 1. 4. click Close. 17 . Follow the instructions in the right panel thoroughly. 3. The Help with USB Installation window opens. Click Rescan button.

h. The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog opens. Click No. Click Install the software automatically (Recommended) and click Next. not this time and click Next. The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog changes. 18 . i.

19 . Software installs. the following message pops up. k. Disregard it and click Continue Anyway. During installation.j. Installation continues.

Click Install the software automatically (Recommended) and click Next. Click Finish. The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog changes.l. 20 . The following series of bubble messages appear on the Taskbar for the second USB driver. not this time and click Next. Click No. m. The first USB driver is installed. n. The installation process continues for the second USB driver and the Found New Hardware Wizard window opens again.

During this process. the following window opens. Installation continues. 21 .o. Disregard and click Continue Anyway. p. Software installation continues. q.

s. The second USB driver is installed. Click Finish in the Found New Hardware Wizard.r. 22 . Click Close to complete the USB Installation. The following bubble message flashes on the Taskbar.

Marker Settings Microsoft DirectX for 3D Spectrogram View MST’s 3D Spectrogram requires Microsoft DirectX running on your PC. Click on any of the video file links to view immediately. click the link Download the latest DirectX iii. ii.com/windows/directx/default.) You can also save this file to your PC if you desire. a. b. click on the Learn More Now button in the Gamers► window. Click on the Microsoft DirectX for 3D Spectrogram View link to automatically install MS DirectX from the CD. Follow the instructions below to install from the CD or from the Internet. Go to the following link http://www. a. The MS DirectX page opens.microsoft.mspx. Continue following the MS DirectX installation instructions.Quick Start . Installing from the Microsoft Download Site.pdf) Click on this link to open Migration to Master Software Tools in Adobe Acrobat. (This requires you have Adobe Acrobat on your PC. In the DOWNLOAD DIRECTX window.Limit Line Settings . 23 . Installing from the CD i. b. i. Migration Documentation (. .Setup . On that page.Welcome .Migration Document (from Handheld Software Tools to Master Software Tools) Use this pull down menu to open the HHST to MST Migration documentation and view the five introduction videos.

0 and Install the Anritsu USB Driver. a. Anritsu USB Drivers c. Master Software Tools iii. Once downloaded the file is automatically extracted and the Installing Master Software Tools main window is displayed. Software Uninstall To uninstall the existing Master Software Tools.NET Framework V2. b. Install the three applications i.Software Installation via the Web a. follow all of the CD installation instructions above in sections Install .NET Framework V2. Follow the prompts to download Master Software Tools from the web. 24 . For . For Master Software Tools follow steps A – E of the CD installation instructions above in section Install Master Software Tools.0 ii. follow the steps below to uninstall the program. Click Start on the Task Bar.NET Framework V2. b. Move your cursor to Settings and click on Control Panel.0 and Anritsu USB Drivers. . The Control Panel window opens.

c. Scroll down to Anritsu Master Software Tools program and select it. 25 . d. Click the Remove button to uninstall. f. The Add or Remove Program Window opens. e. Double click on the Add or Remove Programs application. Close the Add or Remove Programs window.

Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the computer and to the USB port on the test instrument.2-4 Connection – BTS Master There are three ways of connecting an Anritsu test instrument to a PC . Direct Ethernet. 3. Run the Master Software Tools program. 1. This establishes communication to the test instrument. 2.USB. If the status bar is turned on (View Status Bar). then a message at the bottom left corner of the application window displays Connected to device using USB when communication is established. the Connect/Disconnect pull down menu displays USB and the connector icon turns green. Pull down the Connection menu and click on Connect – USB. USB Connection Use the USB cable supplied with the test instrument to make this connection. 26 . or Ethernet LAN. Turn on the test instrument. In the Toolbar. Either hardware or software disconnect turns the connector icon red. a.

5. followed by the System [8] key Select the System Options soft key and then the Ethernet Config soft key. press the Shift Key. 27 . The cursor moves to the IP address row and the First Octet field.100. Use the number keypad. use the Octet soft keys or the Left/Right arrow keys to move to the next Octet field. On the test instrument. Attach the cable to the RJ-45 connector port on the test instrument.168. Manual will be underscored. There are two LEDs integrated to the Ethernet port on the test instrument. 1. Once the value is entered. 2. The Ethernet menu is also displayed. To set or view the IP address of the test instrument:  Configure the test instrument’s IP Address manually Note: The IP address. Press the Field soft key so that G-Way is underlined. 3. Ethernet LAN Connection Use standard Ethernet cables to connect between the test instrument. Gateway and Subnet mask in the following figure are examples only.168. Use the number keypad. The cursor moves to the Gateway address row and the First Octet field.1. Set the IP address to 192.1.b. Please request from your IT the address information. The amber LED indicates the presence of LAN voltages—a live LAN connection—and the green LED flashes to show that LAN traffic is present. PC and LAN. the Up/down arrow keys. or the rotary knob to change the value in the Octet field. Set the Gateway address to 192. The Ethernet Editor window opens and displays the IP information. 4.1. Press the Type soft key to select Manual.

Once the value is entered. Press the Enter button. or the rotary knob to change the value in the Octet field. and then the Ethernet Config soft key. 1.6. The test instrument is ready to obtain an IP address from the DHCP Server.  Configure the test instrument’s IP Address using DHCP Note: When using DHCP. Press Enter to accept the changes. 3. 7. 28 . use the Octet soft keys or the Left/Right arrow keys to move to the next Octet field. 5. Press the System Options soft key.255. use the Octet soft keys or the Left/Right arrow keys to move to the next Octet field. the Up/down arrow keys. the Up/down arrow keys. On the test instrument.0. Once the value is entered. 2.Use the number keypad. the LAN Ethernet cable must be connected before the test instrument is turned on in order to set the IP address. . Set the Subnet address to 255. The test instrument’s System menu is displayed. Press the Field soft key so that Sub is underlined. then the System [8] key. or the rotary knob to change the value in the Octet field.255. Cycle the test instrument power Off then On. DHCP will be underscored. Press the Type soft key to select DHCP. The cursor moves to the Subnet address row and the First Octet field. press the Shift key. The Ethernet Editor window opens. 4.

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Immediately after the re-boot the IP Address obtained from the DHCP Server will be flashed on the top left portion of the screen. Write down the IP address.

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You also can view the IP Address by going into the System menu, press the Shift key followed by the [8] System key, then – o Press the Status soft key. The Status window opens. The IP address is listed first on the list.

i. Write down this address OR o Press the System Options soft key followed by Ethernet config soft key. The Ethernet Editor window displays the IP address, as shown in the picture below.

i. Write down the address.


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On the PC, open the Master Software Tools connection window and select Enter IP Address. Enter the IP address of the test instrument as shown in the Ethernet Editor Dialog box. Double click on the matching IP address of a test instrument to establish a connection to that test instrument. The Connect: Ethernet icon will change from red to green when communication is established. If the Status Bar is turned on, then a message at the bottom displays connected to Ethernet when communication is established.

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c. Direct Ethernet Connection Use a crossover Ethernet cable to connect directly between PC and the test instrument.


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On the test instrument, press the Shift key, then the System [8] key. The test instrument’s System menu is displayed. Press the System Options soft key, and then the Ethernet Config soft key. The Ethernet Editor window opens and the Ethernet menu is displayed.

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Press the Type soft key to select Manual. Manual will be underscored. The cursor moves to the IP address row and the First Octet field. Set the IP address to 10.0.0.2. Use the number keypad, the Up/down arrow keys, or the rotary knob to change the value in the Octet field. Once the value is entered, use the Octet soft keys or the Left/Right arrow keys to move to the next Octet field. Press the Field soft key so that G-Way is underlined. The cursor moves to the Gateway address row and the First Octet field. Set the Gateway address to 10.0.0.2. Use the number keypad, the Up/down arrow keys, or the rotary knob to change the value in the Octet field. Once the value is entered, use the Octet soft keys or the Left/Right arrow keys to move to the next Octet field. Press the Field soft key so that Sub is underlined. The cursor moves to the Subnet address row and the First Octet field. Set the Subnet address to 255.255.255.0.Use the number keypad, the Up/down arrow keys, or the rotary knob to change the value in the Octet field. Once the value is entered, use the Octet soft keys or the Left/Right arrow keys to move to the next Octet field. Press Enter to accept the changes.

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Click on Network Connections. Double-click on the Local Area Connection to which the test instrument is connected and click on Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties window opens.

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In the scroll box, highlight and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click on the Properties button. Click on the Alternate Configuration tab. Click on the User configured button and enter the IP, Subnet mask, and Default gateway information as shown in the picture below.

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Set the IP address to 10.0.0.1 Set the Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0. Set the Default gateway to 10.0.0.1. Click OK. Close all windows that are open. Reboot both the PC and the test instrument. Note: For quick access, the connection drop-down list in the Master Software Tools toolbar will keep a history of the last ten units that were connected. Clicking on any entry in this list directs the software to attempt to re-establish that connection.


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Configure Master Software Tools
Run the Master Software Tools program on the PC. Pull down the Connection menu and select Enter IP Address.

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Enter the IP address as shown in the window below. Click OK. The Connect – Ethernet: line now displays 10.0.0.2.

In addition, the Toolbar’s Connect/Disconnect pull down menu displays the new IP address and the connection icon turns green.

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For quick access. the connection drop-down list in the Master Software Tools toolbar will keep a history of the last ten units that were connected. Clicking on any entry in this list directs the software to attempt to re-establish that connection. 33 .

Run the Master Software Tools program. USB Type-A Connector USB Type-B Connector 1. b. Pull down the Connection menu and click on Connect . & Spectrum Master a. 3. Turn on the test instrument. 1. This establishes communication to the test instrument.USB.  In the Toolbar. Either hardware or software disconnect turns the connector icon red. the Connect/Disconnect pull down menu displays USB and the connector icon turns green.2-5 Connection – Cell Master.Connected to device using USB. USB Connection Use the USB cable supplied with the test instrument to make this connection. Configure the PC (Laptop) 34 . 3. Go to step c. Run the Master Software Tools program. Connect the RS232 Serial cable from the RS232 Serial connector on the computer to the Serial Interface connector on the test instrument. 2. Connect the USB cable between the USB Type-A connector on the computer to the USB Type-B connector on the test instrument.  A message that the instrument is connected is also displayed on the Status bar located at the bottom left corner of the MST application window . Turn on the test instrument. Site Master. Serial Connection Use the RS232 Serial cable supplied with the test instrument to make this connection. 2.

c. Serial to USB Connection

This setup uses an RS232 Serial cable with an RS232 to USB Adaptor cable to connect between the test instrument and the USB connector of the PC. This also requires installing the software drivers for the RS232 to USB Adapter first and then configuring the PC. 1) Install the USB to Serial Adapter Software (For this example the USB to Serial Adapter is Tripp-Lite.) 2) Place the USB to Serial Configuration Adapter CD into your PC’s CD/DVD drive. 3) Connect the USB end of the USB/Serial adapter into the PC. 4) The installation software automatically starts.

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Click the “No, not this time” option, then press the Next> button. The content of the window changes to the picture below.

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b) Click the “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” option followed by pressing the Next> button. c) The window’s messages changes to select the folders that contain the drivers. Press the Browse button to open the Browse For Folder.

d) Click on the CD/DVD drive that contains the install CD. e) Open the sub-files until the driver file for your PC’s operating system is displayed. Highlight the appropriate OS file and press the OK button.

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g) The USB to Serial Adapter drivers install.

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1) Press the Start button. Scroll to Settings and click Control Panel.

2) Click the System icon to open the System Properties window.

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close all windows and go to step e. Else. 39 . 6) Select an unused COM port between 1 and 6 by pulling down the COM Port Number: list. 7) Return to the Device Manager window and highlight Ports (COM & LPT). COM4. Look for the USB to Serial Adapter installed and associated COMx port. Press your right mouse button. If the COM port number is greater than six.) Press OK to close all windows.4) Click on Ports (COM & LPT) to open the list of current ports in use. Click Scan for hardware changes. The Device Manager window updates the new COM port setting. Configure Master Software Tools. 5) Press the Advanced… button to open the Advanced Settings for COMx window. click on that installed adapter to open the Properties window. (In this example.

Configure Master Software Tools 1) Power On the instrument. Press the OK button. 3) Run Master Software Tools (MST) i) Click Program Options under the Tools menu. 40 . 2) Connect the serial male connector of the USB Serial Adapter to the female connector of the serial cable attached to the test instrument. iii) From the Active Port pull down menu. Then set the Transfer Baud Rate to 115200. ii) Click on the Serial Port Settings tab.e. The Program Option window opens. click the COM x port that was set in the Device Manager.

The connection list menu displays SERIAL and the connector symbol turns green. 41 . Test the PC Connection to the Instrument 1) Click Connect – RS232: COMx in the Connection menu. Toolbar Component 2) Click . the Capture Measurement button.f. on the toolbar. Note the command line is checked and grayed. The display screen on the instrument is captured and displayed in MST.

3-1 Graphical User Interface 42 .Chapter 3 Software Description & Definition 3-1 Main Screen Main Menu Toolbar File Resource Tabs Active Measurement Edit Toolbar File Resource Directory Window Active Measurement Window File List Window Measurement Panels Measurement File Preview and Summary Window Status Bar Fig.

vna. txt etc.kml file format. LTE: OTA. Fig.spa. Save. . S2P files are ASCII text files that can be viewed or edited by any standard text editor. Exports the current file to S2P file format.) Outputs the current Active Measurement data to Google Earth . being edited. If Remote Access Tools is open. This text based format is supported by Microsoft Excel and most spreadsheet programs.vna. Open. being edited or being created. 43 . Export s2p – (For VNA measurement files only). 3-3 File Menu Save All – Saves changes to all open measurement window panels in the Active Measurement window and any Master Software Tool supported files that are open. Export to Google – (For P25.spa. .3-2 Menu Bar Fig. such as . 3-2 Menu Bar File – Opens a list of file management commands. and Moble WiMAX: OTA measurement files. txt etc. such as . Print command lines are standard file management command lines. Save As. Export CSV – Outputs the current Active Measurement data to a Comma Separated Value formatted file. Close All – Closes the measurement window panels and any Master Software Tool supported files that are open. it also will be closed. or being created.

Save Folder as JPEGs – Creates a JPEG image from all measurements in a selected folder. The following commands are only available in the File menu when the Language Editor and Signal Standard Editor windows are the active window panel in the Active Measurement Window. 3-4 Generated Report Sample Save JPEG – Saves the currently displayed Active Measurement as a JPEG file. disconnects any instrument connected to the Master Software Tools program. Load ZNC file for comparison F10 – When the Language Editor is open. Exit – Closes all open measurement window panels.Create Report – Creates a report from the current Active Measurement displayed. Fig. this command loads ZNC files to compare to an existing ZNC file and add new words into the current file. If Remote Access Tools is open. and exits Master Software Tools. Save Folder as DAT – Converts selected VNA or SPA files into DAT files and stores them in the selected folder. Print All – Opens the Print All Measurement window. Save Folder as CSVs – Creates CSV files from all the measurements in selected folder. it will not be printed along with the other measurement window panels. 44 .

and LTE. Fig. 3-7 Pass/Fail File Types Click on the type of Pass/Fall file to be created and the Pass/Fail Editor window will open. 45 . GSM/EDGE/GPRS. EV-DO. 3-6 Signal Standard Editor Pass/Fail Editor – Opens immediately after downloading the file from the test instrument or after dragging a Test Models list file into the Active Measurement Window. Fig. Cable File – Opens the Cable Editor window to create a new cable list. Fixed WiMAX. Antenna File – Opens the Antenna Editor window for creating a new antenna list. Mobile WiMAX. 3-5 Generated Report Sample New – Opens a sub-menu for creating or editing Master Software Tools related files. TD-SCDMA. this command loads CSV files to compare to an existing CSV file and add new words into the current file. This editor is used for editing the three Pass/Fail file types – WCDMA/HSDPA. Signal Standard File – Opens the Signal Standard Editor window. CDMA.Load CSV file for comparison F10 – When the Language Editor is open. Fig.

Language Editor-Copy Comparison Text – Copy Compare string (3rd column) to translation (1st column). Edit – The Edit menu is available only when the Language Editor and Signal Standard Editor windows are the active window panel in the Active Measurement Window. 3-9 Edit Menu for Language Editor of *. Language Editor-Find Text – Opens an entry widow to search for an English word. Measurement Map – Opens the Measurement Map window. 46 . Language Editor-Merge Translation – Merges the new language entries into the current Language file. Mobile WiMAX Parameter File – Opens the XML Parameter File Editor.Script Master – Lists a submenu to select a measurement file type to be created or edited. Fig. Fig. Language Editor-Find Next – Continues the search for the word entered in Find Text. File types include GSM/WCDMA files or Channel Scanner files. 3-8 Script Master File Types Click on the desired file type and the Script Master window will open.znc Files Language Editor-Edit Entry – Highlights the foreign language word for editing. Language Editor-Copy English Text – Copies the English text from column 2 to column 1. ISDB-T Filter File – Opens the Filter Editor for editing and creating ISDB-T filters. Folder Spectrogram – Creates a Spectrogram from the selected folder of measurement traces.

3-12 Refresh Rate Menu List Refresh Rate – Opens a list of refresh rates. Additional command lines are listed when specific windows are active in the Active Measurement Window. View – Command lines for Trace Catalog. Fig. 3-13 Refresh Rate Menu List 47 . Fig. Delete Signal Standard – Deletes the signal standard currently highlighted. Delete Segment – Deletes the highlighted segment from the current signal standard. Measurement Preview/Summary Window. Fig. The list of units is available over an active Ethernet connection. Add Segment – Adds a segment to the currently highlighted signal standard. The following Remote Access Tool Display Command is available only when the Remote Access Tool has been enabled and is the current active window panel. 3-11 View Menu Network Unit Summary – Shows a summary of test instrument options when a unit is selected from the Network list. 3-10 Edit Menu for Signal Standard Editor Add Signal Standard – Adds a new signal standard at the bottom of the list to be edited. Toolbar and Status Bar are toggle switches to display or not to display those items.Fig.

Slow (True Color) – Uses a higher picture resolution that sacrifices communication speed between the instrument and PC. 3-14 View Menu with the Language Editor as the Active Window Language Editor-Font Selection – Opens the Font window to change the font style of the highlighted text. Clipboard – Active only when the Remote Access Tool is enabled and contains the Copy command.Fast (Low Color) – Uses a lower picture resolution that allows for faster communications between the instrument and PC. 3-15 View Menu with the Signal Editor as the Active Window Signal Standard Editor Commands are listed only when the Signal Standard Editor is the current active window panel. Language Editor-Toggle Color Coding – Toggles the color coding of the Language Editor page on and off. 48 . Fig. Collapse All – Collapses the signal standards list and segments to only show Signal Standards. Fig. Fig. Expand All – Expands the list of signal standards and their subsequent segments. 3-16 Clipboard Menu Copy – Copies the current view of the Remote Access Tool window to the clipboard. Language Editor Commands are listed only when the Language Editor is the current active window panel. Language Editor Function Key Summary – Opens a list of Function Key definitions.

Fig. (Serial to Serial or USB to Serial) Disconnect – Disconnects any communication between the test instrument and PC. 49 . Connect-Serial (RS232) – Initiates communication between test instruments with serial ports to the PC. (USB to USB) Connect-Ethernet – Initiates communication between the test instrument and PC via an Ethernet connection. Enter IP Address – Opens the input window to enter the IP address of the test instrument. 3-17 Connection Menu Connect-USB – Initiates communication between the test instrument and PC via a USB connection. Fig.Connection – This menu is used for setting up communication to a PC via USB or Ethernet. This is a list of Anritsu test instruments visible on the Local Area Network. 3-18 IP Address Entry Window Refresh Network List – Refreshes the Network Device list.

File Transfer – Opens the Transfer Files to Handheld Device Upload Folder – Opens the Upload Files to Handheld Device window. Refresh Device Measurement List – Refreshes the list of saved measurements shown for the currently connected test instrument. You must save them as individual files. Fig. 3-19 Sync Menu Upload Active Window – Copies the measurement data from the Active Measurement window panel to the internal memory of the test instrument. Fig.Sync – Contains commands to manipulate data files between the test instrument and the PC.) Downloads associated files from the instrument to be saved on the PC in the Anritsu Master Software Tools folder. measurements are captured as separate data files and placed into individual measurement screen display panels. 50 . Download File List – (File denotes any one of the commands highlighted in the green box in Figure 3-19. Download All Measurements – Copies all files in the internal memory of the test instrument onto the Anritsu Master Software Tools folder or a folder specified by the user. Note: E Series instruments Only – When in dual measurement display. 3-20 Upload Files to Handheld Device Window Capture Current Measurement – Downloads the measurement data and screen display currently on the test instrument to Master Software Tools and creates a measurement screen display panel in the Active Measurement window.

the new Master Software Tools file cannot be converted back to a Handheld Software Tool DAT file format. simultaneously on a large set of similar measurement files. This can be faster. USB is not supported. this function retrieves all files stored in the internal memory space of the connected instrument. VSG Pattern Converter – Opens an application for use with the BTS Master MT8221B. for viewing signal patterns. and common features such as plot scaling. Remote Access Tool – Opens a fully functional software emulator that remotely controls the connected test instrument.Device Status Options – Command lines in this sub menu allow access to the test instrument status data and download the Config and License files. DAT File Conversion Tool – Opens the DAT File Conversion Tool window to convert supported file types from Anritsu Handheld Software Tools format to the file format supported by Master Software Tools. markers and limit lines. subtitles. Full Trace Retrieval – Similar to the command line Download All in the Sync menu. Warning!!! Once a Handheld Software DAT file is converted using the DAT File Converter to Master Software Tools file format. and transfer signal patterns between PC and instrument. 3-21 Device Status and Options List Tools – Various file management and test instrument controls. 51 . than Download All but it requires an Ethernet connection. Distance-To-Fault – Opens the DTF window to convert a VNA Return Loss file to a DTF-Return Loss file. 3-22 Tools Menu Group Edit – Allows the changing of the measurement title. Fig. edit signal information and data. Fig. Trace Rename Utility – Opens the Master Software Tools Rename Utility window to rename measurement traces. especially on older instruments.

used to update. Fig. Program Options – Opens the Program Options window to set parameters for Program Elements. being edited or being created. or recover files in the internal memory of the test instrument. Fig. repair. Magnitude. it will not be printed along with the other measurement window panels. such as .This menu controls the open measurement window panels. Cascade.vna. Return Loss. and the other fields are adjusted automatically. Tile Vertical and Tile Horizontal organize the measurement panels in the Active Measurement window. Reflection Coefficient. Measurement panels in the Active Measurement window are listed under the Close All command. 52 . Enter a value in any field. If Remote Access Tools is open. txt etc. Measurement Print Options.Measurement Calculator – This tool translates certain values into other units. JPEG Save Options. Close All – Closes the measurement window panels and any Master Software Tool supported files that are open. It can show Real and Imaginary values. Window . layered one on top of the other. Phase. Print All – Opens the Print All Measurements window. Report Generator and Internet Settings. it will also be closed. The currently active window panel is checked in this menu. and Transmission Power. S8XXD. Mode – Activated when connected to serial port instruments. 3-23 Window Menu Cascade – Stacks the window panels diagonally. Product Updates – Opens the Product Updates window. . Tile Horizontal – Places the measurement window panels side by side.spa. File Transfer and Confirmations. 3-24 Mode Menu Lists the various test modes. Tile Vertical – Places the window panels one above the other. If Remote Access Tools is open.

3-25 Help Menu Help Contents – Opens the Master Software Tools User Guide in the Adobe Acrobat Reader (if installed on the PC).Help – Fig. Fig. Fig. (Will not be listed if no documents were installed. Contacting Anritsu Customer Support – Opens the Contacting Anritsu window with information on contacting Anritsu Customer Support. 3-26 Anritsu Contact Window Anritsu on the Web – Click on this web link go to the Anritsu Customer Support Internet site. 3-27 MST Version and Copyright Window 53 .) About Master Software Tools – Opens the About Master Software Tools window that displays the current version of software and copyright information. App Notes and Instrument Documentation – Lists all of the instrument user’s guides and programming manuals installed during installation.

Opens the Open Measurement File window to load a measurement file into Master Software Tools. Fig. Save All .Saves changes to all open measurement window panels in the Active Measurement window and any Master Software Tools supported files that are open.3-3 Toolbar Fig. 3-28 Main Toolbar Open File . 54 . VNA. 3-29 Open Measurement File Window Save File .Saves the data from the active measurement window panel to file. and TXT etc. such as SPA. being edited or being created.

The type of communication is displayed. Fig. Note: E Series instruments Only – When in dual measurement display. Upload Measurement -Uploads all measurement window panel data to the connected test instrument as files. measurements are captured as separate data files and placed into individual measurement screen display panels. Refresh Device Measurement List – Refreshes the list of saved measurements shown for the test instrument connected. 3-30 Generated Report Sample Print Report . Connect/Disconnect -Used to initiate communication between the PC and test instrument. Once both systems handshake the connector will turn green. 55 . Capture Current Measurement – Downloads the measurement data and screen display currently on the connected instrument to Master Software Tools and creates a measurement screen display panel in the Active Measurement window. You must save them as individual files.Generates a report from the Active Measurement window panel then immediately prints it.Generates a report from the Active Measurement window panel.Report Generator .

Fig. 3-31 DAT File Conversion Tool Window Open the Remote Access Tool Window . 3-33 Mouse Functions Pull Down Menu 56 .Runs the Remote Access Tools program Help . the button label changes to Mouse: Position.Opens the Master Software Tools User Guide in Adobe Acrobat Reader (if installed). Fig. 3-32 Graphic Display Editor Toolbar Mouse Function . The drag overlay function is abbreviated as Mouse: Overlay.Opens the DAT File Conversion Tool window. when Position is selected. The label on the toolbar button for the mouse function changes to indicate which of the four functions has been selected by appending the function title after the word mouse.Launch the DAT File Converter . Converts supported file types from Anritsu Handheld Software Tools format to the file format supported by Master Software Tools. The DAT file to MST file conversion is irreversible. For example. 3-4 Graphic Display Edit Toolbar Fig.Opens a menu that controls the function of the mouse while in the Active Measurement window.

Drag the mouse while holding the left mouse button and the coordinate display will indicate changing measurement values as the mouse position changes.Returns the graph to its original view. Undo Zoom . Fig. Distance – Displays the difference in Frequency when moved horizontally from the original start point. Drag Overlay – Grabs a trace from a similar type graph and places it on the desired graph.Position – Displays the x and y coordinates of the graph in Frequency and Amplitude. There is no Zoom function when working with this file type.Expands the vertical scale to spread the measurement over 70% to 80% of the active measurement window panel. (Default value) Histogram – When editing . 3-34 Sample Plot Setup Window 57 . Distance and Amplitude values are displayed. Zoom – Expands the selected section of the graph for closer analysis of a trace. This reduces the number of horizontal graticule lines by an amount that depends upon the vertical spread of the measurement being auto-scaled. Edit Graph . a rectangular histogram can be drawn on the active measurement panel.scope files the Zoom function is replaced by Histogram.Toggles any overlaid traces on the Active Measurement window panel on and off. For DTF measurements.Opens the Plot Setup window associated with the active measurement window panel. Overlay Control . or the difference in Amplitude when moved vertically from the original start point. Graph Autoscale . In this mode.

Fig.Markers – Lists the marker table under the active measurement graph for selecting and setting up markers. or USB memory. Open – List files that are currently open in the MST Active Measurement Window. set a Marker To Peak. The measurement panel whose title bar is highlighted in dark blue is the active measurement window. or set a Marker to Trace. Highlighting either Marker To Valley or Marker To Peak opens another sub-menu to select a marker. 3-36 Active Measurement Window 3-6 File Resource Tabs Fig. 3-37 File Resource Tab Local – Selects the directory and files on the PC. Device – List files from the internal memory of the test instrument. Clicking the pull down menu opens a sub-menu to set a Marker To Valley. 3-35 Markers & Trace Pull Down Menus 3-5 Active Measurement Window Displays all measurement windows including the Remote Access Tool. Marker To Trace lists a sub-menu of traces to place the active marker on one of multiple traces. Fig. a compact flash card. 58 . Note: To maintain a better resolution. the TD-SCDMA Signal Analyzer measurement panel cannot be resized. Network – Selects the directory and files from an available network.

3-38 File Resource Directory 3-8 File List Window When any of the Resource Tab buttons are pressed.3-7 File Resource Directory Window When the Local button is pressed. the File List window opens to display a list of measurement files. the File Resource Directory window and File List window open to display a list of measurement files. or Fig. Fig. its data is displayed in graphical format when the Preview tab is pressed or in text when the File Summary tab is pressed. Fig. 3-39 File List Window 3-9 Measurement File Preview/Summary Windows When a file in the File List window is highlighted. 3-40 Measurement File Preview/Summary Window 59 .

3-42 Example Plot Setup Window Fig. Fig. For specific options not included here. Fig. 3-41 Status Bar 3-11 Context Menus & Plot Setup Options Context Menus are menus that open when the mouse cursor is placed over the active measurement window panel and the right mouse button selected. 3-44 Data Markers Pull Down Menu 60 . the number of measurement files in the instrument. There are common command lines and plot setup options in the context menus between several of the analyzers and editors. refer to the section of this User Guide specific to the measurement of interest. and how long the PC and the instrument have been connected. as highlighted in green below. 3-43 Example Context Menu Data Markers – Opens a list of marker commands.3-10 Status Bar The Status Bar displays information on the PC connection to the instrument with the type of connection used. Common Context Menu Command Lines and Plot Setup Configurations – Fig.

Annotations – Opens a sub-menu to manage notes on the Active Measurement Window Panel list. Inverted Triangle – Toggles the Marker to show as an inverted triangle instead of a vertical line. Many measurement types support upper and lower limit lines on data plots. Show Lower Limit Line – Toggles the Lower Limit Line on and off. View Limit Lines – Opens a list of Limit Line controls. Reset Marker Positions – If moved. Move Deltas with Reference – Enables the six delta markers to move with Marker 1. When disabled. resets all markers to their original positions. Marker 1 Reference – Sets Marker 1 as a reference to the six delta markers. When a limit line is reset. dragging a marker moves from a data point to the next data point. A special context menu is associated with each node in a limit line. In the Plot Setup dialog box. Fig. Markers Snap to Data – When enabled. 61 . 3-45 View Limit Line Controls Menu Show Upper Limit Line – Toggles the Upper Limit Line on and off. the limit lines can be turned on or off (upper and lower separately) and can be reset to specified values. Show Marker Numbers – Displays the sequence number of the Marker when initially added. Markers not in use or invisible are not shown. dragging the marker allows movement between data points on the line.Display Marker Table – Displays a Table of Markers underneath the graphical display. it is reduced to two nodes spanning 90% of the x-axis range and is set above or below the vertical data range. Compress Marker Table – Compresses the marker table to display only used Markers. Vertical Line – Toggles the Marker to show as a vertical line instead of an inverted triangle.

62 . Delete Selected Note – Deletes the currently selected Note. 3-47 Active Measurement Window Panel with Annotations Edit Selected Note – Opens the Note Entry window to edit the message in the Note or hide the frequency and power values. 3-46 Annotation Controls Menu Add New Note – Allows placement of notes on the Active Measurement Window Panel. Fig.Fig. as shown below. 3-48 Annotation Entry Window Hide Selected Note – Hides the currently selected Note. Notes are displayed as text in yellow rectangles. Fig.

the button label changes to Mouse: Position. The drag overlay function is abbreviated as Mouse: Overlay. Zoom – Expands a selected section of the graph. or the difference in Amplitude when moved vertically from the original start point. Fig. The default text size can be adjusted for all measurement windows. Drag Overlay – Grabs a trace from a similar type graph and places it on the desired graph. Distance and Amplitude values are displayed.Show All Notes – Displays all hidden Notes. Drag the mouse while holding the left mouse button and the coordinate display will indicate changing measurement values as the mouse position changes. Mouse Function – Opens a list of mouse functions. These commands are also accessible by clicking on the Mouse menu on the Graphic Toolbar. If a window is reduced to a size that is too small for the selected text size. 63 . when position is selected. Text Size – Opens a menu to change the text size of the Active Measurement Window. 3-49 Mouse Function Pull Down Menu -Toolbar The label on the toolbar button for the mouse function changes to indicate which of the four functions has been selected by appending the function title after the word mouse. Fig. the text size is automatically reduced. 3-50 Mouse Functions Menu Position – Displays the x and y coordinates of the graph in Frequency and Amplitude. Use this feature for closer analysis of a trace. Distance – Displays the difference in Frequency when moved horizontally from the original start point. For DTF measurements. but is automatically enlarged again to the selected value if the window is enlarged sufficiently. For example.

Fig. Fig.txt file format.Fig. 3-52 Copy to Clipboard Functions Copy Measurement (Bitmap) – Copies a bitmap of the graph in the active measurement screen to the clipboard. Copy All Measurement Data (Text) –. 3-53 File Management Window 64 . File – Opens a list of file management and edit commands. 3-51 Text Size Selection Clipboard – Opens a sub-menu of copy commands. Copies the data of the active measurement window panel to the clipboard in .

Spectrum Analyzer – Fig. Save JPEG – Saves the currently displayed Active Measurement as a JPEG file. Print – Sends the active measurement window graph and data to the printer. 3-54 Enter Title Entry Window Edit Measurement Title – Opens the Enter Subtitle entry window to change the sub-title of the active measurement window. Export to CSV – Saves the data file as a CSV (comma separated values) file that can be imported into a spreadsheet application. Fig. 3-56 Spectrum Analyzer Context Menu Data Display Options – Opens the Plot Setup Window. Edit Main Title – Opens the Enter Title entry window to change the main title of the active measurement window. 65 .Save Data File – Opens the Save As window to save the file. Fig. 3-55 Enter Subtitle Entry Window Undo Zoom – Opens a list of file management and edit commands.

Fig. 3-57 Spectrum Analyzer Plot Setup Window

Vector Network Analyzer – Opens a sub-menu to edit the Limit Lines and Markers.

Fig. 3-58 VNA Context Menu Data Display Mode (Vector Network Analyzer) – Opens the following Plot Setup window.

Fig. 3-59 VNA Plot Setup Window Expand Current Plot (Vector Network Analyzer) – If the current VNA graph contains four views, one of them can be expanded by clicking on this command.

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WCDMA – Opens a sub-menu to edit the Limit Lines.

Fig. 3-61 WCDMA Context Menu Data Display Mode (WCDMA) – Opens the Plot Setup window.

Fig. 3-62 WCDMA Plot Setup Window

Interference Analyzer – Opens a sub-menu to save an .IA file in different file formats.

Fig. 3-63 IA Context Menu Export to CSV – Opens the Save As window to save the data file as a CSV (comma separated values) file that can be imported into a spreadsheet application. Save Window as JPEG – Saves the current Active Measurement window panel to file as a JPEG.

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Fig. 3-64 Active Measurement Window Saved as JPEG Sample Save Spectrum as JPEG – The screen shows a composite of all traces in a spectrogram. Each data set is shown as a single row of pixels with color variation to indicate amplitude. There is a cursor on the spectrogram that allows selection of a single line from the spectrogram which is then displayed as a normal trace below the spectrogram. In the image shown, the cursor is a red line at the very top of the spectrogram. Save Window as JPEG saves both the Spectrogram and the currently selected trace below it in a single JPEG image. Save Spectrum as JPEG saves only the selected trace in a normal x-y plot and does not include the spectrogram. In both cases, a table of measurement parameters is appended below the graph.

Fig. 3-65 Active Measurement Spectrum Only Saved as JPEG Sample

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Create AVI – Opens the Create AVI dialog box to begin creation of the AVI.

. Fig. 3-66 Create AVI Dialog Box

JPEG File – Opens a file management sub-menu.

Fig. 3-67 JPEG File Management Controls Save As – Opens the Save As window to name and store the file. Close – Closes the JPEG file. Print – Prints the file as JPEG. Copy to Clipboard – Copies the file to the clipboard so it can be pasted in other documents.

Limit Line Node– Opens a sub-menu to edit the Limit Lines.

Fig. 3-68 Limit Line Node Controls Context Menu Delete Node – Deletes the limit line node the cursor is on. Add Node – Adds a node to the limit line. Edit Node – Opens the Edit Limit Line Node entry box to change the Frequency and Power values. Make Horizontal - Left – Changes the Power value of the highlighted node equal to the Power value of the node to its left. Make Horizontal - Right – Changes the Power value of the highlighted node equal to the Power value of the node to its right. Make Vertical - Left – Changes the Frequency value of the highlighted node equal to the Frequency value of the node to its left. Make Vertical - Right – Changes the Frequency value of the highlighted node equal to the Frequency value of the node to its right.

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70 . Add Signal Standard – Adds a signal branch to be edited to the bottom of the list. Adds the current segment in the clipboard to the list of segments in the highlighted signal branch. Mobile WiMAX. 3-70 Power Meter and High Power Accuracy Meter Plot Setup Window Data Display Options (Fixed WiMAX. Fig. 3-71 Fixed & Mobile WiMAX Plot Setup Window Signal Standard Editor – Opens a menu to edit the list Signal Standards.Accuracy Power Meter. Fig. Mobile WiMAX) – Opens the dialog window to change the text size of the Fixed WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Editor window. Mobile WiMAX.Power Meter. Cut – Removes the highlighted branch from the list of signal standards. Fixed WiMAX. Fixed WiMAX. Hi. 3-69 Context Menu for Power Meter. Fig. WCDMA Data Display Options (for both Power Meter and High Accuracy Power Meter) – Opens the Plot Setup window. WCDMA Fig. Paste – Pastes the current signal in the clipboard under the highlighted signal branch. Delete Signal Standard – Deletes the highlighted signal standard. High Accuracy Power Meter. 3-72 Signal Standard Editor Context Menu Copy – Copies the highlighted signal or segment to the clipboard.

a row of blank boxes will appear in the window on the right. Therefore. Tools and Miscellaneous Windows Print All Measurements – Fig. Antenna File – Opens immediately after downloading and saving a file from the test instrument or after dragging an Antenna List file into the Active Measurement Window. Plot Setup. 3-73 Print All Measurements Window Page Layout – Select the number of plots from the Active Measurement Window to be printed per page. Page Orientation – Places the plot in a Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal) format. Dialog Box – States the number files to be printed.Add Segment – Adds a segment branch under the highlighted signal standard. no context menu opens when clicking the right mouse button. TD-SCDMA Signal Analyzer – The TD-SCDMA Signal Analyzer does not use Limit Line or Marker editing features. Delete Segment – Deletes the highlighted segment standard. When highlighted. 71 . The blank box in the Antennas column is for a new antenna entry. Print Button – Click the Print button to print files. Enter the antenna’s Frequency (MHz). 3-12 File Editor. Antenna Factor (dB) and Antenna Gain (dbi) in the respective boxes.

Fig. Scroll down to these boxes. No Up/Downlink. and LTE. This editor is used for editing signal standard file types – WCDMA. Fixed WiMAX. 3-78 Signal Standard Editor 72 . A row of blank boxes are available at the end of the list. GSM. CDMA. Fig. 3-74 Antenna Editor Window Cable File – Opens immediately after downloading the file from the test instrument or after dragging a Cable List file into the Active Measurement Window. Enter the new cable name and associated parameters. Fig.SIG file into the Active Measurement Window. TD-SCDMA. Mobile WiMAX. 3-75 Cable Editor Window Signal Standard Editor – Opens immediately after downloading the file from the test instrument or after dragging a .

Language Editor – Opens immediately after downloading the file from the test instrument and stores the file xxx. Fig. The Language Editor allows for modification of the language that is already in the instrument (except English) and also provides the ability to add two custom languages to the instrument. 73 . When highlighted. Enter the associated parameter in each box. 3-76 Language Editor Window Pass Fail Editor – Opens immediately after downloading the file from the test instrument or after dragging a Test Models list file into the Active Measurement Window. This editor is used to edit the three Pass/Fail file types – GSM/GPRS/EDGE. CDMA. WCDMA/HSDPA. Mobile WiMAX. a row of blank boxes will appear in the window on the right.znc locally in C:\Program Files\Anritsu\Anritsu Master Software. EV-DO. Fig. 3-77 Pass/Fail Editor Window XML Parameter File Editor – Simple DL-MAP editor to edit current DL-MAP files or create DL-MAP files in MST. For more information. please refer to the MX370105A Mobile WiMAX IQproducer documentation. Fixed WiMAX. TD-SCDMA. and LTE. use the Upload button to transfer the file back into the instrument. When editing or creating a file is completed. The blank box in the Models column at the end of the list is for a new model entry.

Reset – If the Limit Lines were moved. Amplitude – Enter the minimum and maximum amplitude plot boundaries Marker Table – Check this box to display the marker table below the graph. Lower Limit Line – Toggles the Lower Limit Line on or off in the active measurement window. the Reset button returns the lines to their original value.Fig. Fig. Markers: – Toggles the markers to be displayed as inverted triangles or lines. Upper Limit Line – Toggles the Upper Limit Line on or off in the active measurement window. 3-80 SPA and VNA Data Display Options Data Display Options Plot Scaling Frequency – Enter the minimum and maximum frequency plot boundaries. Text Size: – Changes the text size in the active measurement window. 3-79 XML Parameter File Editor Spectrum Analyzer and VNA Plot Setup – Used for changing various plot parameters. 74 .

and Overlay – Trace. If Show Trace is selected. The default is set to 1%. A square window gives each point in the average the same weight. trace math is always defined as being the original trace and the first overlay. If Trace Math is active. 75 . 3-81 SPA and VNA Data Display Options Trace Math & Overlays Tab Trace Math is a tool for comparing two traces. and compare the stored traces with a more recent trace. to select which of the five to use in trace math. Trace – Overlay. but in different colors. meaning that the new value of a point will be the average value of X number of points to each side.SPA or . The arrows in the Overlay dialog box move the overlays up and down in order. taken point by point.Fig. Show Trace – Smoothing uses a moving average to even out bumps in the data trace.VNA File List window to select traces for overlaying. Smoothing Smooth Trace – Allows the user to smooth a trace by a percentage determined by the number in the box labeled by:. and that single trace is either the sum or difference. then adjacent data points are given more weight in the average than points further away. There are three options for Trace Math: Trace + Overlay. Since up to five overlays can be active at once. and is considered no weighting. Weighted – When smoothing a trace. then only a single trace is shown. It is possible to upload traces using Master Software Tools. store those traces in memory. Trace Math Trace Math – When a second set of data is overlaid on a measurement trace. normally both data sets are displayed simultaneously. If Weighting is checked. Overlay Traces Add – Opens a . the default is to use a square averaging window. the original trace is shown in a faint color behind the ‘smoothed’ trace to show the effect of the smoothing. of the original data set and the overlaid data set. Remove – Removes a trace from the current Overlay Traces window.

Adjust the boundaries by entering the Top and Bottom Limits of the plot.VNA additional Plot Setup – Fig. Parameters active for the file type are highlighted in black. S11: VSWR S11: Log Magnitude S11: Phase S11: Cable Loss S11: Log Mag. 3-82 VNA Plot Properties Plot Properties Tab Graph Boundaries – The following parameters dictate the boundaries of the plot. Fault Location S11: VSWR Fault Location S11: Group Delay S21: Log Magnitude S21: Phase S21: Group Delay Distance Units Meter Feet Time (ns) Group Delay Aperture 76 . Inactive parameters are grayed out.

s2p file. Check the desired parameters. Real & Imaginary Magnitude and Phase dB & Phase 77 . Check the desired parameters. 3-83 VNA File Exporting Setup Exporting Tab Select output options for CSV file export – The following are parameters that can be included in an exported .Fig. Device Information VNA Setup Parameters Data Markers Limit Lines Measurement Data – S11 Real & Imaginary S21 Real & Imaginary S11 Magnitude and Phase S21 Magnitude and Phase Select output options for s2p file export – The following are parameters that may be included in an exported .CSV file.

Return Loss. dBV. 3-84 Power Meter and High Power Accuracy Meter PowerLimits Show Limits – Select to show the Limits. dBmV. and Transmission Power. Fig. 3-86 Measurement Calculator 78 . It can show Real. Phase. Display Units – Select dBm. 3-85 IP Address Entry Box for Setting Up an Ethernet Connection Measurement Calculator (VNA) – This tool translates certain values into other units. dBuV. Enter IP Address – Fig. Minimum (dBm) Maximum (dBm). Magnitude. Reflection Coefficient. Meter Size (Degrees) – Changes the arc angle of the meter. V or mW.Power Meter and High Power Accuracy Meter Plot Setup– Fig. Text Size: – Changes the text size in the active measurement window. Enter the values of the Lower and Upper Power Limits Lower (dBm) Upper (dBm) Meter Scaling Enter the values of the Minimum and Maximum Scales of the Meter. Imaginary.

Units: Select the desired distance unit of measure – Meters or Feet. Range Enter the start and stop distances of the measurement.DAT File Conversion Tool – Converts supported file types from Anritsu Handheld Software Tools format to the file format supported by Master Software Tools. 79 . Enter a dielectric constant and insertion loss values for cables not selected from the pull down menu. Windowing Select the type of windowing method to be used on the plot. the waveguide. 3-87 DAT File Conversion Tool Window Distance-To-Fault – Converts RL and VSWR plots to DTF plots. 3-88 DTF Window Transmission Parameters Select a coax cable. or a cable from the pull down menu. Data Format -Meter Scaling Displays the plot type to be converted to DTF. Fig. Conversion is one way. Fig.

Fig.Trace Rename Utility – Utility window to rename measurement traces. 3-89 MST Rename Utility Window 80 .

JPEG Save Options. repair. 3-90 Product Updates Window Program Options – This window sets the parameters for Program Elements.Product Updates – This window is used to update. or recover files in the internal memory of the test instrument. Fig. Measurement Print Options. File Transfer & Confirmations. 3-91 Program Options Window with the General Options Tab Selected 81 . Report Generator and Internet Settings. Fig.

modified. stop frequency. Master Software Tools does not automatically retrieve information about the files on the test instrument. Confirm Overwrite When Uploading – This option displays a message when files that are uploaded to the test instrument are being overwritten. type of detection. if applicable. Display Network Unit Information – When browsing units on the network. when the data was taken. input attenuation. Automatically Save Remote Files – If this option is checked. center frequency. Confirm Download From the instrument – This option displays a message when the download has been completed. reference level offset. resolution bandwidth (RBW). so black becomes white or yellow becomes blue. and the device name. size. JPEG Quality – This option allows the user to select the quality level of JPEG images when stored. frequency span. Master Software Tools automatically retrieves the file list when an instrument is selected. File Transfers & Confirmations Get Remote File List On Connect – When selected. can be toggled between showing the selected measurement and showing information about the file. reference level. JPEG Save Options Show Measurement Parameters – This option displays the following information as part of the JPG file: Trace mode. this option displays the unit information in the File Summary window under the browser. and scale. such as File type. Confirm Upload From the Instrument – This option displays a message when the upload has been completed. for better visibility and more economical printing. If not selected. on the bottom-left of the screen. video bandwidth (VBW). Invert Colors When Saving – This option inverts all of the colors. Display Status Bar – This option allows displaying the status bar located at the very bottom of the Master Software Tools window. Show Device Parameters – This option displays information on the device that collected the data. base version. files that are downloaded from the test instrument are automatically saved to the local hard drive and placed in the currently selected local directory. software version.General Options Tab Program Elements Display Trace Preview/Summary – This window. Show Toolbar – This option allows displaying the toolbar in the top part of the display. 82 . including the serial number. last saved. so selecting this option can slow access time when connecting and retrieving the device file list. Some test instruments may have hundreds (or thousands) of stored traces. and location on the network or hard drive. start frequency.

When the mouse mode is changed (for instance. This option must be changed in the Print Properties dialog box each time that a measurement is printed. If this option is set to off. If a preferred printer is desired for Master Software Tools (other than the system default printer) this option allows the preferred printer to be the default for this application only. Print Device Parameters – When selected. This selection affects only the default setting in this dialog box. Choices are: North America or Europe. MapPoint Region Measurements that contain GPS location information can be displayed with Microsoft MapPoint in Master Software Tools. then each measurement window can have a different mouse mode setting. When a map window is initially opened. Otherwise. Remember Printer Selection – This option enables Master Software Tools to remember previous printer selections. this option includes the following information on the print-out: test instrument serial number. this same measurement summary information is included in a table below the printed measurement.Measurement Print Options Print Measurement Parameters – When a measurement is displayed. this option applies the current mouse mode to all open windows. date and time that the measurement was saved. . any measurements that contain GPS data and are currently open are automatically placed on the map. applications firmware version. base firmware version. Microsoft MapPoint must be purchased separately. When this option is selected. Mouse Mode Settings Apply Mouse Mode to All Windows – When selected. from position to distance) in any open measurement window. and the user-defined test instrument name. the system default printer is automatically selected. that change can be applied to any open window with this option. The measurement is placed at the geographic location on the map that is indicated by the GPS data. 83 . relevant measurement parameters are shown in the File Summary box at the lower left-hand side of the application window. Default to Landscape Orientation – Printed measurements default to Landscape Orientation when this option is selected.

Signature Line This option appends a signature line with Prepared By and Approved By lines to the report. which engages a file browser. to find the logo file.) • Other (User Specified) Click the folder button. 3-92 Program Options Window with the Report Generator Tab Selected . or center aligned) Open With • Default HTML Editor (Microsoft Word. FrontPage.Report Generator Fig. • Logo Alignment (left.) • Default Internet Browser (Internet Explorer. or enter the full path. right. etc. • PDF • HTML 84 . etc. Report Header The report header displays any of the following on the report: • Report Title • Company • Prepared For • Location • Date & Time • Company Logo: Click the folder button. Output Format Select the file type to be generated. to find the appropriate application. which engages a file browser.

3-94 Program Options Window with the Internet Settings Tab Selected Active Port: Pull down this menu to select the COM port that you set up in the Systems of the Control Panel to communicate with the Anritsu test instrument. and domain are required.Internet Settings Fig. If internet access is through a proxy server. Baud Rate: Set the baud rate to 115200. If you have problems with communications between MST and the test instrument. This information is generally available from the system administrator. password. 3-93 Program Options Window with the Internet Settings Tab Selected Automatic Update Notification This option automatically check for updates from the Anritsu Product Support Internet site Proxy Settings Use a Proxy Server to access Internet content. then a username. 85 . then lower the baud rate to the next speed. Serial Port Settings Fig.

Languages Fig. If your computer does not support Asian language fonts. • Include thumbnails in index – Includes thumbnail pictures of the plot when indexing. see Appendix C FAQs – Installing East Asian Language Fonts. Italian. To change from the current language font. Korean. Chinese Simple. MST File Indexing – Trace Catalog Fig. 3-95 Program Options Window with the Languages Tab Selected Language Options: This window allows you to set the language font style in MST for window titles. 86 . and English. and options lists. German. Usually the default font set is to English. The list of language fonts includes Japanese. menu titles. . the text next to each radio button will display as little rectangles. To install the East Asian language fonts. Indexing Schedule • Select the day or days Trace Indexing should occur. Chinese Traditional. • Set the time for Trace Indexing to begin. command lines. Fonts will change accordingly. click the radio button of the desired language font. 3-96 Master Software Tools File Indexing Setup Window Trace Index Location Select either Use Local Trace Index or Use Remote Trace Index to catalog files. Spanish. which are the top four languages fonts on the list. French.

87 . of all VNA files on the disk regardless of where they are located. 3-97 Archiving Options Setup Window Files to Archive Archive all selected files – Archives all highlighted files in the Trace Catalog window. This will give a list. for instance. Index Now Button – Begin indexing now.txt file in Notepad to view all the indexing data – start date and time. Preserve path names in archive – Runs the Trace Index program on start up and places the application icon on the MS Taskbar. . View Log – Opens a . elapsed time. so when it is unzipped the original folder structure is also rebuilt. Archive Options – Trace Catalog Fig. the path names can be left out of the ZIP file so that when it is unzipped all the files end up in a single folder regardless of their original relative locations on the source disk. rather than wait for the scheduled indexing set time. The Trace Indexer finds and lists all supported file types on the selected hard disk. and allow sorting and selection based on certain defined measurement parameters. and file types with the number of files indexed.XXX denotes the different file types supported by Master Software Tools. For purposes of backup.Indexing Root Folder • Select the directory that contains the files of Traces to be indexed. This option allows you to choose whether or not to include path names in the archive. the selected files can all be compressed (archived) into a ZIP file. A ZIP file can store original relative pathnames. Alternatively.XXX files – Archives all files of the type selected. Archive all . Load thumbnails – Loads thumbnails when displaying the list of indexed traces. Through: – Enter the end date for archiving. Launch Trace Indexing on system startup – Runs the Trace Index program on start up and places the application icon on the Taskbar. Archive All Files in Index – Indexes all files in the Indexing root folder. Archive by Date From: – Enter the start date for archiving. or to send a large file set to another location.

3-98 Title Entry Window Edit Measurement Title – Opens the Enter Subtitle entry window to change the subtitle of the active measurement window panel. 3-99 Subtitle Entry Window 88 . Fig. Fig.Enter Title – Opens the Enter Title window to change the main title of the active measurement window panel.

By default. a Compact Flash. This file list is displayed along the left side of the application window under the Device tab. When files are uploaded or download to/from an instrument. either in the Device or in a Local file list. After a connection is established. this function is labeled Upload Active Window. Master Software Tools searches the test instrument for a file list. The first step in using Master Software Tools is opening a measurement file. left of the application window is a Measurement Preview/File Summary window. or a USB stick. press the Upload button (the icon is an arrow pointing upward) on the main toolbar. This retrieves the measurement from the unit and displays the measurement. the software is ready to retrieve stored measurements or to capture the current measurement on a connected test instrument. the internal memory in the test instrument is used. The first step is to establish a connection. or are opened as a previous measurement that is already stored on a local hard disk (or accessible network drive). Select the appropriate location before downloading or uploading. a list of measurement files is displayed. Whenever a file is selected. but usually are captured as active measurements from a connected test instrument. a local copy is retrieved and stored on the local hard disk. and on an inserted USB memory stick. The test instrument has three different memory locations where files can be stored. measurements are captured as separate data files and placed into individual measurement screens. Green indicates connected. a preview is generated and displayed. In order to upload a measurement to a connected test instrument. The measurement appearance is very similar to the display on the test instrument. This list is for either the Internal Memory. an inserted compact flash card. Some instruments provide a Compact Flash slot and a USB slot to add additional memory space for storing traces. This automatically determines the file type and stores it in the appropriate location on the test instrument. whenever a file from the test instrument is opened. An instrument may potentially have stored traces on internal RAM. You must save them as individual files. 4-2 General File Management Downloading and Uploading Measurement Files After a connection has been established. press the Capture Current Measurement button in the main toolbar (the icon is an arrow pointing downward). are downloaded as a stored measurement from a connected test instrument. The location where this file is stored is found under the Local tab along the left side of the application window. or select the file and press Enter on the keyboard. The drop-down list in Master Software Tools allows selection of which memory device to view. Measurement files may come from a variety of sources. In the Sync menu. In order to capture the current measurement. double-click with the mouse. Note: E Series instruments Only – When in dual measurement display. This tab displays a folder and a file list. the currently selected memory space is used. When a connection is established to an instrument with Master Software Tools.Chapter 4 Using Master Software Tools 4-1 Introduction The core function of Master Software Tools is to view and edit measurement files that are collected by supported Anritsu test instruments. For most 89 . Browse to the desired location for file storage. To open any file in this list. The status of the connection is shown in the application status bar along the bottom edge of the window and also is shown by the color of the icon in the Connection button of the main toolbar. Double-click a file in this Local list to open it in Master Software Tools. By default. Master Software Tools is designed to closely approximate the look and feel of the test instrument displays so that learning two entirely different displays is not required. Red indicates no connection. At the bottom.

4-1 A summary of each network device may be selected. Save. These tabs allow access to local files (on the local PC). use the Program Options screen that is found under the Tools main menu. The Query Network for Instruments button is available only when the Network device list is open. Because many devices may already be in use. Press the Query Network for Instruments button to populate or refresh this list. Each test instrument can maintain only a single Ethernet connection. Open. this is a picture indicating approximately how the file will appear when opened. Save As.measurement modes. so if a device is busy when a connection is initiated. In this case. compact flash. no such graphical preview is available. The summary will appear in the File Summary area below the list. Tabs are located along the left side of the application window with the following labels: Local. For some file types. Measurement file actions that are available from this menu include: Open. and network devices (test instruments that are connected to the available network). the measurement file is saved in a standard text-based file format that can be read by other common applications. The Network device list contains a list of all supported devices on the LAN. These are standard operations and behave in a manner similar to other Windows applications. the File Summary window shows an overview of the file contents. By default. When a file is selected either in the Device or in the Local file list. this feature is turned OFF. Print. Save As (with a changed name). the preview shows that selected file. or USB memory). Export When exporting measurement data from Master Software Tools. Fig. The Measurement Preview/File Summary attempts to track the program focus. Device. A device that shows up in this list is not necessarily available. 90 . When an open measurement window is selected. the File Summary is for the measurement in the selected window. then Master Software Tools fails to connect. significant time can be consumed waiting for the Device Summary request to time-out. Double-clicking a device in this list will initiate a connection request. This list is not automatically generated and must be manually refreshed. This is a CSV (Comma Separated Value) format that is supported by Microsoft Excel and by other spreadsheet and data programs. A few file operations are specific to Master Software Tools and are described in the following sections. and Network. 4-2 To turn on the Network Device Summary feature. Print and Close Standard Windows operating system options for handling files are included in the File main menu. Save. Open. open files (currently open measurements in the Master Software Tools window). Fig. and Close. available devices (internal memory. such as Antenna and Cable lists.

## [Tab] #. such as antenna lists. This is an automatic process. Master Software Tools CSV format options: • CSV (Comma delimited: #. • Text (Tab delimited: #.##)(*.##. where a period indicates the decimal. Saving JPEG Images from Open Measurements A picture of a measurement can be captured as a JPEG image.txt).S2P format. and a tab separates the numbers. Several options determine what is included in a report. This function is available under the File menu. such as image quality and compression level. The S2P format is an industry standard that is recognized by many simulation programs. and a semicolon separates the numbers.##)(*. Choose a filename and a destination and then press Ok to export the measurement in *. where a comma indicates the decimal. which is available under the Tools main menu. importing files from their instruments into MST. A menu option is also available to create JPEG images from all measurements that are in a specified folder. Reports are also available for non-measurement files.CSV). depending upon customary use of commas and decimal points when expressing numbers. and a comma separates the numbers. The output images are stored in an Image sub-folder under the specified source folder. S2P files are ASCII text files and can be viewed or edited by any standard text editor. but it is available only if the active window supports this function. have a number of additional options for exporting measurement data. Select the option that is appropriate for the file destination. Some measurement types. #. #. Creating Measurement Reports Master Software Tools will create a standard report from any open measurement file.CSV). The File Type drop-down selection defaults to the file type that is appropriate for the Regional Setting of the PC. company logo.txt). such as company name. When this option is selected.##)(*. such as VNA. • Text (Tab delimited: #. which opens the Plot Setup dialog box. 91 . Then. cable lists. then the Regional Setting could be changed in order to take advantage of the default test instrument setting. Saving Folder as DAT For HHST users migrating to MST. this command is used to convert the MST measurement file back to a DAT file. Select this function for a standard Save File dialog box. Master Software Tools opens each file in the selected folder and creates a JPEG image. Options are available for the saving of JPEG images. will have their measurement files automatically converted to the MST format. Exporting S2P-Formatted VNA Files The Anritsu VNA (Vector Network Analyzer) also has a specific export function for exporting S2Pformatted data files.The CSV format changes slightly in different countries. and a tab separates the numbers. and whether or not to invert the colors in order to save on printer ink and toner. These options are selected from the Program Options dialog box. These options are available by clicking the Edit Graph button in the Measurement Toolbar. The Export dialog box has a File Type drop-down list with four options. using the JPEG settings that are found under Program Options. Former users of HHST. where a period indicates the decimal. the test instrument prompts for a folder pathway for the folder that contains the measurement files to be processed. and so forth. where a comma indicates the decimal. The data in the files is not case sensitive.##)[*. This option is available under the File main menu only if a VNA file is open and active.##. language tables.## [Tab] #. Reports are formatted HTML files that are designed to be viewed in an Internet browser. To export those same files back into the instruments use the DAT File Conversion Tool. If many files are being sent to another area. and a signature line. • CSV (Semi-colon delimited: #. These options are available from the Program Options dialog box in the Tools main menu.

then no change occurs. The mouse does not need to be in Drag Overlay mode for this operation. From this tab. Overlay files must be of the same file type and should have the same frequency range. If no traces have been overlaid. The base measurement is used to determine the automatic frequency range. If a measurement that does not overlap in frequency is overlaid. and these parameters are described briefly in the following section. distance scale. Master Software Tools does not distinguish the file source. Overlays may be added to a measurement in several ways. or zooming. Drag from Local File List Click and drag a similar measurement file from the Local File list onto the measurement window where the overlay is desired. but responds as long as the file is a compatible (same measurement type) file. Measurement Toolbar The Measurement toolbar is across the top of the Display Window and contains common functions available to most (but not all) measurement types. Unless directed otherwise.Printing All Open Measurements Select the Print All option under the File menu to print all of the open measurements. 92 . but needs to be set to an appropriate number for resolution and readability. up to 6 files may be selected for overlay. then no action occurs. the mouse must be in Drag Overlay mode. Clicking the Overlays button on the Measurement Toolbar toggles all of the checkboxes in this window on and off. Functions and Edits that are specific to each measurement type are described in later sections that are related to those modes. then the overlapping measurement does not show in the plot without manually adjusting the plot range in the Plot Setup dialog box. To access this screen. Otherwise. With the mouse in Drag Overlay mode. The number of measurements to be printed on each page is not limited by the software. A dialog box opens to allow specification of the layout and the number of measurements per page. the associated toolbar button is disabled. Overlay files may also be selected by using the file browser in the Plot Setup dialog box. the mouse function will be to show plot coordinates. When a function is not applicable for the active window. 4-4 Overlays Clicking on this button toggles any overlaid traces ON or OFF. Master Software Tools automatically sets the size and format of each measurement for optimal printing. click anywhere on the source measurement and drag it over the target measurement. Edit Graph (The Plot Setup Dialog Box) Using Master Software Tools Browse for overlay measurement files in the Plot Setup dialog box. space can be conserved by turning off marker tables. If Master Software Tools determines that the files are not compatible. 4-3 Editing Measurements Each measurement type has a specific set of parameters that can be edited. Many of these parameters are common across most measurement types. Individual overlay files are listed in the Overlay Traces section of the dialog box and may be turned on and off without disassociating the files. click the Edit Graph button in the Measurement Toolbar and select the Trace Math & Overlays tab page. If many measurements are desired on a page. Drag from Windows Explorer Click and drag a similar measurement file from Windows Explorer or from the Windows Desktop onto the desired measurement window. Drag a Similar Measurement To drag an open measurement.

Many of the settings on the context menu are duplicated in the Plot Setup dialog box. then the overlays are still associated and are shown when the base file is reloaded. (By default. When changing more options or changing advanced options that are not available on the context menu. In this situation. The x-axis range can be reset in the Plot Setup dialog box. In other words. If the frequency range of the overlaid measurement does not overlap the frequency range of the base measurement. then a remote file can be opened directly without creating a local copy of the measurement file. 4-6 Common Options These options are common to almost all supported measurement types and are described here in general terms. the dialog box offers more choices than for other measurement types. the Plot Setup dialog box is more convenient. all files that are opened from a connected test instrument are saved locally.) If this option is turned off. Dragging Open Measurement Files For a similar reason. This dialog box is different for each measurement type. then the file did not overlay correctly. 93 . Each Measurement window also has a context menu (mouse menu) that is accessible by right-clicking the graph with the mouse.Overlay Issues Measurement overlays require that specific conditions be met. the filename appears across the top of the graph in the measurement window. either to allow the overlay to occur or to allow the overlaid measurement to be displayed. either because the file does not exist in the local disk space. the number of horizontal graticule lines is reduced by an amount that depends upon the vertical spread of the measurement that is being auto-scaled. 4-5 Edit Graph (Plot Setup Dialog Box) This Measurement Toolbar button opens a Plot Setup dialog box. opening a device file may or may not automatically save the file in the local disk space. If no filename appears. When this is done. It must be copied to the local PC disk space first so that a filename exists to be associated with the base file. For some measurement types. a file cannot be overlaid directly from the device. Note: A measurement must be saved locally before it can be overlaid. refer to the section of this User Guide specific to the measurement type of interest. this measurement cannot be overlaid onto another measurement because no local filename is associated with the measurement. Files can be saved and reloaded while maintaining the file overlay associations. If a single option is being changed. Autoscale Autoscale expands the vertical scale to spread the measurement over 70% to 80% of the measurement window. Depending upon the options that have been selected. overlay of files sometimes cannot be achieved by dragging open measurement files inside the Display Window. For specific options not included here. or because it is an incompatible file type. then the context menu is more convenient to use. the overlay filename is stored in the original measurement file. then the overlaid measurement does not show on the plot screen. Frequency Range of Base Measurement File Master Software Tools uses the base measurement file to set the frequency (x-axis) range when displaying data. Dragging from the Device File List When an overlay is added to a measurement. Overlay File Name at Top of Graph When a measurement is overlaid. and if the files are moved together.

To remove an overlay. Trace Math This option is currently available only for SPA and VNA traces. Generally. Spectrum Analyzer and Vector Network Analyzer) that allow trace math because the trace math typically is performed between the base trace and the first overlay. or the first overlay is subtracted from the base trace. the x-axis and y-axis ranges can be set in the Plot Setup dialog box. but the position of markers can be adjusted without using the marker table. the base trace is subtracted from the first overlay. Some measurements have fixed ranges. data can be translated into alternate views. Similarly. An overlay can be temporarily hidden by unchecking it in the list. select it in the list and press the Remove button. When Trace Math is active. clicking the Undo Zoom button sets the active measurement window to display the entire sweep. but all at once. the zoom range is not saved. either in Master Software Tools or on a test instrument. Zoom steps are not undone one at a time. The plot limits that are set in the Plot Setup dialog box are not the visible zoom limits. This is useful for measurement types (SPA and VNA. Measurement Overlays Measurement types that support overlays have a tab in the Plot Setup dialog box for choosing overlay files and for turning on and off specific overlay associations. some VNA measurements can be converted to Group Delay measurements even though this is not the view that was originally saved. 94 . When a measurement is saved in Master Software Tools. In other cases. if the range can be changed on the test instrument. and the saved measurement file contains valid data for all four views. GSM measurements are taken in one of four modes. the display can also be varied using the mouse in Zoom mode. Plot Mode In several cases. For example. then the range can also be changed in Master Software Tools. In this example. If the range is fixed in the test instrument. Plot Range For measurements that consist of x/y data sets. To add an overlay. the visibility of the marker table can be toggled on and off. This sets the shape of the data markers that are displayed on the graph. VNA data sets that are stored as x/y data can be translated into Smith chart data. These alternate views are accessed through the Plot Setup dialog box. Marker Shape Marker shape can be either a line or an inverted triangle.Undo Zoom Regardless of how many times the user has zoomed in on a measurement. the Plot Setup dialog box allows the selection of alternate views from the data. Overlay files can also be moved up and down in the overlay list. When monitoring a supported measurement type. then it is fixed in Master Software Tools. Any changes made to the plot limits in the Plot Setup dialog box are saved and become the default limits if the measurement is recalled. the base trace is added to the first overlay. Marker Table Many measurement types support data markers. a data set that is stored on a test instrument may contain valid data for more than one view mode. For measurement types with variable plot limits. The marker table must be visible in order to turn specific markers on and off. click the Add button and browse to the desired file. but are the limits to which a plot is reset when using the undo zoom function (via the Undo Zoom button in the tool bar).

then the smoothing window would have 10 points (2% of 500). Enter the frequency and the amplitude of the start node. The smoothing shape is either rectangular or weighted. 8. these files exist as an image of a stored measurement on a test instrument. To turn on limit lines.. Many measurement types support limit lines. and to add. or both. Right Click on the Display Window. a beginning node and an ending node. and click 3. and remove nodes. and the trace that is a result of the trace math is smoothed. Enter the value of the upper limit line. Right-click and select Edit Node. move. This deletes all but the beginning and ending nodes. When the mouse pointer is directly over a limit line node. Typically. use the Plot Setup dialog box (Edit Graph button on the measurement toolbar) or use the Limit Line menu options on the measurement context menu. To edit a limit line. 7. the smoothing window is 2% of the total trace width. Highlight Data Display Mode. 5. Click OK when done. but edits to limit lines are saved. 4. Nodes are sometimes difficult to select. 95 . a change of text size is not saved in the measurement file. Turn on the limit line. When set to 2% for example. 9. For example. Segmented limit lines have more than two nodes and can take on more complex shapes. which gives a clear overview of the effect of the smoothing. the node changes shape. Enter the frequency and the amplitude of the end node. The original trace and the smoothed trace can be on screen together. lower limit line.Trace Smoothing This option is available only for SPA and VNA traces. 2.. Method 1 (Enter the Value of the Limit Line) 1. select a node and right-click for the Node context menu. Click OK. 4-7 Working with Limit Lines Limit lines are defined by a series of nodes. Working in the Active Measurement Window Limit lines can be edited in several ways. Only parameter changes that could have been changed on the test instrument are saved in the measurement file. 2. Both can be on simultaneously. All limit lines must have at least two nodes. 3. The smoothing window is set with a percent value. A weighted smoothing gives more weight in the averaging of points that are closer (along the x-axis) to the original point. Right-Click and select Edit Node. This option allows for the trace to be smoothed by a simple moving average. Smoothing affects trace math. Place the cursor on the start node or end node and click once on the node. which means that each point would be averaged with 5 points on each side of it. This provides a number of options to quickly set or reset limit lines. If the trace would have 500 points (in this 2% example). 4. Move the cursor to the end node. and is normally useful only with VNA data. 6. A node is an inflection point or end point on a limit line. Method 2 (Enter the Value of the Nodes) 1. Click OK. Note: Saving a file in Master Software Tools does not save every change made to a measurement.

Use the left mouse button and drag the new node to its new location. 96 . Right-click on the start or stop node and then select Add Node in order to add a node or select Delete Node in order to delete a node. 2. 2. 3. 1. Editing Segmented Limit Lines Segmented limit lines can be created in Master Software Tools. or select Edit Node and enter the desired amplitude and frequency value of the new node. Right-click on the Display Window and select View Limit Lines. Place the cursor on the start node and drag it to the desired position. Place the cursor on the end node and drag it to the desired position. Turn on the limit line. 3.Method 3 (Drag the Start and End Points) 1.

97 . A red marker and red box denotes the active the marker. ii.  Using the Toolbar Icon . then Master Software Tools also supports markers for those measurements. Fig. Working in the Active Measurement Window 1. If a test instrument measurement mode supports markers. Display the Marker Table. Scroll down to Data Markers to open the sub-menu for enabling and setting up the markers. 4-4 2. Place the mouse cursor over the active measurement display. i. Click the box in the Reference column of the marker table to place markers on the measurement window. A marker table can be turned on at the bottom of the measurement window through the measurement context menu or by using the Plot Setup dialog box. Use the following procedures to - 3. Click Display Marker Table. iii.  Using the Context Menu i. There are multiple ways of moving and setting markers. Press the right mouse button. the marker that can be moved or set to another position of the trace or between multiple traces. 4-3 Fig.4-8 Working with Markers Markers are supported for many graph types. Click the Markers icon on the Graph Edit Toolbar.

Press the Marker to Peak button. Move a Marker to Peak 1. To add an annotation: 1. 2. 2. 4. 3. For this example Peak. Highlight Marker 5 M1 M2.       Move a Marker 1. Highlight and click the desired marker. Press the Marker to Trace pull down arrow button.) 1. Release the left mouse button. Press the Marker to Peak button. 4-9 Annotating Graphs SPA (Spectrum Analyzer) and IA (Interference Analyzer) measurements support Graph annotations. 3. For this example Valley. 4. Highlight and click the desired marker. Press the Marker to Valley pull down arrow button. place the cursor on the marker label and hold down the left mouse button. To easily grab the marker. Release the left mouse button. 4-5 Annotation Controls Menu 98 . Press the Marker to Peak pull down arrow button. Check the desired delta marker of the corresponding active marker. Move a Marker to Valley 1. Drag the marker to the new position. Highlight Marker 6 M2 M3. Drag the delta marker to the new position. Select Annotations on the measurement context menu (the mouse menu). 2. A graph annotation is a note that is added to a graph in a rectangular area. Any hidden notes can be displayed by clicking on the Show All Notes command line. 2. 3. Marker 5 moves to the highest peak between M1 and M2 Place Marker 6 between Marker 2 & Marker 3 (Peak or Valley. Fig. Press the Marker to Valley pull down arrow button. Press the Marker to Valley button. Click the desired trace to place the active marker. Press the Marker to Peak pull down arrow button. 2. hidden and deleted. Activate/Deactivate a Delta Marker 1.) 1. Press the Marker to Peak button. Notes can be edited. Text is added to an annotation by double-clicking the annotation box with the mouse. Place Marker 5 between Marker 1 & Marker 2 (Peak or Valley. 4. 3. which is connected to a specific point on the measurement curve by a vertical line. 3. 2. Marker 6 moves to the lowest valley between M2 and M3 Move the Active Marker between Multiple Traces 1. Move the delta marker by placing the cursor on the delta marker label and holding down the left mouse button. 2. The annotation can automatically include the frequency and power level at the referenced location. Click the Markers tab to bring to the front the Markers table.

4-7 Annotation Entry Window 4. and hidden. Pull down the Annotations menu. The Note Entry window pops up. The Note is deleted from window. Select Delete Selected Note on the context menu (the mouse menu). 6. click and hold with the left mouse button while dragging it to the desired location. removed. Place the cursor over the Note to be edited. but they do not lose their place or their text. 4-6 Active Measurement Window Panel with Annotations 3. Hidden annotations do not show on the display. 2. Place the cursor over the Note to be deleted and click the right mouse button. 4. To position an annotation box. 3. Annotations can be added. Fig. A yellow Note is placed in the top left corner of the graph. To edit an annotation: 1. Enter new text in the dialog box. Pull down the Annotations menu. Fig. New text is displayed in the Note. Click the right mouse button. To delete an annotation: 1. Click OK. uncheck the Show Frequency & Power check box. 3. Deleted Notes cannot be recovered. Select Add New Note from the Annotations sub-menu. 99 . 5.2. Select Edit Selected Note on the context menu (the mouse menu). To remove the frequency and power values from the Note. 2.

and Multiple Segments Limit Line Edit Tables. moving a segment or multiple segments. LIM. 100 . 4-8 Limit Line Form NOTE: The frequency units are in megahertz (MHz) for the x-scale (in frequency mode). The x-scale for distance measurements will be in meters or feet depending on the setup in the test instrument. Features within the form include changing the number of nodes.4-10 Limit Line Form Editor Limit Line Form provides the user with an additional tool for editing Limit Line files. and changing a node value in the Limit Table. Toolbar Limit Line Editing Window Multiple Segments Limit Line Table Limit Line Information Panel Fig. The following sections define the Limit Line Form and provide Limit Line Editing Procedures. Limit Line Information Panel.

When the pull down arrow is clicked. 4-9 Limit Line Form Toolbar General Trace File Management Buttons Exit & Save – Automatically saves the edited file to the current file name and then exits the Limit Line Form Editor. the menu opens to change the number of nodes. 4-11 Limit Line Magnitude Entry Box 101 . Limit Line Buttons Envelope Trace – Creates a limit line of multiple segments that envelope the trace. Fig. 4-10 Limit Line Node Entry Box #Nodes – Entry window to change the number of nodes on the limit line.Limit Line Form Toolbar Fig. Exit – Closes the Limit Line Editor without applying any edits to the trace. Fig. Set Limit Line Magnitude – Sets the magnitude position of the limit line. Press the pull down arrow to list and edit the Magnitude value.

If the trace file is downloaded from the instrument. Title – The first heading in the graph view or report.Limit Line Form Information Panel The Limit Line Information Panel contains data of the line. Bottom – The bottom of the y-axis scale. Top – The top of the y-axis scale. 4-12 Trace Information Title Path/Filename (Colored blue) – If a trace file is opened from a folder on the PC. the directory path and filename will be displayed. Span – The frequency range over which the instrument will sweep. Line Type This refers to the type of limit line used when creating limit lines. Stop – The ending frequency or distance. Top Bottom Start Fig. 4-13 Limit Line Form Editor Graph Stop 102 . Center – The center frequency. Relative – A limit line based on the delta frequencies between the center frequency and the inflection points. only a filename will be displayed. Absolute – A limit line based on the frequencies that are entered for each inflection point. Grid Start: – The beginning frequency or distance. Sub Title: – The second heading in the graph view or report. Fig.

You can also manually check or uncheck a node. If checked. 103 . Fig. Mag – The amplitude value of the node. 4-14 Limit Line Trace Data Table Freq/Dist – Location of node on the x axis. Selected – Shows which of the nodes on the limit line have been selected for editing. Column units are in either frequency or distance depending on the type of measurement in view.Limit Line Form Node Table Limit – Opens a table of the limit line segments. color of node will turn red.

highlight. A new node is added to the segment. Add a Node Method 1 – Working with a Node on the Graph 1. 4. 2. 4. Hold down the Ctrl keyboard key. 4. 3. Highlight #Nodes to open the entry box. Hold down the left mouse button and move the segment or segments to the new position. Scroll to. Press the Limit Line Envelope pull down arrow button. Place the cursor on a node left of the position where the new node will be added. Press the Create a Limit Line Envelope button. Press the Set Limit Line Magnitude button. 2. 4. Place the cursor over a node. 2. Enter button of your PC keyboard. 2. Method 2 – Editing the Limit Table 1. 3. Highlight Magnitude to open the entry box. Type in the new value. Enter the desired magnitude level. Move a Segment or Multiple Segments 1. To set the entered values press the Tab button of your PC keyboard. click the right mouse button. and click Delete Node. The node is deleted. Scroll to. Press the Set Limit Line Magnitude pull down arrow button. Enter the desired number of limit line nodes. Continue to hold the Ctrl key down. Change the Number of Nodes & Create an Envelope 1. 2. Set the Limit Line Magnitude Value 1. and click Add Node. Hold down the Ctrl keyboard key. or press the left mouse button with the cursor on the graph. 2. Press the Tab button of your PC keyboard to highlight the Mag entry cell. The selected segments are highlighted in red. Press the right mouse button. 4. Scroll down until you see the asterisk in the box of the left most column. Press the right mouse button. Place the cursor on the desired node to be deleted.Limit Line Editing Procedures   Double click or drag the LIM file in the desired directory folder.      104 . Place the cursor on one of the red nodes. Method 2 – Editing the Limit Table 1. Click the desired frequency (Freq) or magnitude (Mag) value in the Limit Table. Press the Enter button of your PC keyboard to update value of the node in the graph. Delete a Node Method 1 – Working with a Node on the Graph 1. 3. and click Select Line. The LimitLineForm opens. 3. highlight. 3. 3. All nodes move to the new magnitude level. Move the Limit Line 1. 3. Hold down the left mouse button and draw a dotted box (lasso) around the desired segment or segments. 2. Click on the Freq entry cell and enter a value. Move the Limit Line to the desired amplitude and release the Ctrl key and left mouse button. All nodes are highlighted in red. 3. Release the Ctrl keyboard key and left mouse button at the new position. 2.

4-16 Initial Generic Test Instrument Panel 2. LAN or Direct (See Connection sections 24b and 2-4c). Open the Tools menu. 1. 4-15 Tools Menu Fig. Click on the dark green ON button in the top right corner. A generic test instrument front panel is displayed in the Active Measurement Window. All supported instruments are displayed with their specific front panel. Remote Access Tool only works with an Ethernet connection. Hard buttons. The first sentence in the test instrument screen changes to “The instrument screen should display in a moment” indicating the software emulator is being loaded. Fig. and click the Remote Access Tool command line. 105 .4-11 Remote Access Tool Remote Access Tool is a fully functional software emulator that remotely controls the test instrument connected to the PC. soft buttons and graphic display emulate the test instrument.

The test instrument front panel for the test instrument connected to the PC is displayed. This feature is useful in changing the graph scale or scrolling through a menu. verify that the test instrument firmware has been updated to support the Remote Access Tool. If the PC mouse has a scroll wheel.Fig. Active Display Keys Fig. In the case of the soft keys. verify that the IP address is selected in the main toolbar. 4-10 106 . Remote Access Tools provides the ability to use the test instrument emulator with Master Software Tools in the connected or disconnected mode. If the connection cannot be established. place the cursor over the rotary knob and use the scroll wheel to rotate the knob. All hard keys on the test instrument emulator operate like the hard keys on the test instrument. 4-17 Text Close Up 3. Refer to the specific User’s Guide for the test instrument for more information on setting up and taking measurements. See Fig. If the test instrument front panel display does not appear. The cursor will change from cross-hairs to a pointer when active. use the mouse to push the soft-key labels and function hard keys directly. Clicking the left mouse button on the rotary knob acts as an Enter button. 4-18 BTS Master MT8222A Emulator Example 4.

4-19 Ethernet Currently Software Connected The Ethernet cable is connected in either case. the test instrument’s main function will be updating the users rather than taking measurements. All of the emulator test instrument’s buttons are disabled.Fig. Multiple users are able to monitor the testing and measurements taken by the test instrument. Pull down the View menu and click on the Refresh Rate command line. With Master Software Tools connected to the test instrument. the more users monitoring the test instrument the slower the processing of data takes place. Disconnect the software by clicking on the Disconnect command line in the Connection menu. Multiple users consume the test instrument’s resources thereby slowing down the test and measurement process. Select a longer rate that would accommodate the multiple users monitoring the test instrument. that single user is able to manipulate that test instrument via Remote Access Tools. When multiple users are monitoring the test instrument. Fig. 4-20 Refresh Rate Default Set to 2 Seconds Also. 107 . consider changing the refresh rate for updating information from the test instrument. If too many users are monitoring the test instrument with a short refresh rate.

time. With Signal ID.4-12 3D Spectrogram The 3D Spectrogram function allows you to view a folder of measurement traces in true 3 dimensions – frequency. See Chapter 5 section 511 Folder Spectrogram Files. and amplitude. 1. Use markers to select or point out specific frequencies and amplitudes. 4-21 Folder Spectrogram Window with the Context Menu Listed 108 . Fig. Right click on the Folder Spectrogram window to list the context menu. you can view specific types of signals and their SNR. To access 3D Spectrogram you must have the Folder Spectrogram window open.

Information for that marker is highlighted in yellow in the top left corner of the window and titled Active MKx. Center Freq: Displays the center frequency of the identified signal. All delta information is in relation to the selected reference marker. Bandwidth: Displays frequency bandwidth of the identified signal. The 3D Spectrogram window opens. Marker Color: Displays the list of color coded markers associated with the active markers. to enable the reference function. and GPS stamp. radio button for the available marker you want to use as a reference. Data includes date. Click on the Ref. Active: Selects a marker to work with. Signal ID Table Display: Click to place an X in the box to make a marker available for use. Delta (MHz): Displays the frequency difference between the frequency of the selected reference marker to the other enabled markers frequencies. Single Plane Frequency Domain or Time Domain View Top View Frequency Domain Plane 3D Spectrogram Time Domain Plane Amplitude Threshold Plane Time Domain View Control Freq Domain View Controls 3D Spectrogram Display Controls Miscellaneous Controls Fig. Active Marker Data Markers or Signal ID Select Marker or Signal ID Data Table Click the command line 3D Spectrogram View. Markers Or Signal ID Select Click the desired radio button to display either the Marker table or Signal ID table. CH Power: Displays the channel power level of the identified signal.2. time. 109 . Level (dBm): Displays the power level of the enabled markers and peak level planes. Peak Min. Delta (dB): Displays the difference in power between the reference marker and reference peak level to the other enabled markers and peak level reference. 4-22 3D Spectrogram Window Active Marker Data Displays the data for the marker selected in the Active column of the Marker table. If the GPS function was on during the measurement. Signal Name: Lists the identified signals found on the single measurement trace. Marker Table Enable: Click to place an X in the box to make a marker available for use. GPS data will also be displayed. or Peak Max value. Ref: Click the box to the right of Ref. Freq (MHz): Displays the frequency of the enabled markers.

Zoom: Zoom in or zoom out of the 3D view. the bottom control bar rotates the 3D spectrogram clock-wise and counter-clockwise. Level Scale: Use this control bar to increase or decrease the power level magnitude scale. frequency. You can sort these measurements in ascending or descending order by pressing the desired column title bar. displays all types of Signal IDs. Center Frequency. You can analyze these measurements by filtering them using Channel Power Filter. The middle control bar rotates the 3D spectrogram on the horizontal plane.Carrier #: Displays the number of carriers for the identified signal SNR: Displays the difference in power between the reference marker or reference peak level to the other enabled markers and peak level reference. Threshold xx.yy dBm: Raise or lower the Amplitude Threshold Plane. In Fig 4-28. The Summary tree. Fig. 4-24 Spectrogram Setup Window 110 . there are 464 FM signals and 39 WLAN signals in this particular measurement folder. The top control bar rotates the 3d spectrogram forward and back. e.g. and time. 3D Spectrogram The 3 dimension view of the list of measurement displayed in amplitude. SNR Filter. Details Button: Opens the Signal ID Summary table. Fig. In addition. and Frequency Filter. 3D Spectrogram Display Controls Rotate: Rotate has three control bars. 4-23 Signal ID Summary Window The Signal ID Summary window allows you to sort and filter measurements in the 3D Spectrogram.

111 . Set these features as desired. To make changes in controls. View 3. The setup parameters deal with configuring text. You can see the movement of either Frequency Domain Plane or Time Domain Plane. In the Time Domain. 4-25 Keyboard & Mouse Configuration Window Keyboard: Defines the keyboard keys for addition movement control through the 3D Spectrogram window. In the Frequency Domain. Mouse: Defines the mouse keys for additional movement control through the 3D Spectrogram window. To make changes in controls. and Signal ID. dialog. Top View Allows you to view the 3D Spectrogram from the top. Markers. Middle Options Panel Defines the keyboard keys for additional movement control through the 3D Spectrogram. and graph lines annotations. the center frequency is highlighted in yellow and the bandwidth in red. View 1. Single Plane Frequency Domain or Time Domain View Displays a single measurement in Frequency Domain or Time Domain. Press OK to keep changes. follow the instructions in the Information panel. the amplitude of a single frequency is displayed. The large middle options panel title and setup parameters change accordingly. background. press Cancel to exit and not make any changes. Control Configuration Edit Controls: Press this button to configure keyboard and mouse key use in the 3D Spectrogram window. press Cancel to exit and not make any changes.Dialog Options Select the desired portion of the 3D Spectrogram window to configure – Graph. Fig. View 2. Press OK to keep changes. follow the instructions in the Information panel.

Manual Control: Use this control to manually move the Time Domain panel left to right. Fig. right to left. Play: Starts the automatic sweep of the signal amplitude. back to front. Help: Displays the default Keyboard/Mouse controls window. Stop: Stops the automatic sweep of the Time Domain panel. Frequency Domain View Controls Frequency Domain: Places the single plane view to Frequency Domain. Play: Starts the automatic sweep of the frequencies.Time Domain View Controls Time Domain: Places the single plane view to Time Domain. 112 . Miscellaneous Controls Reset: Resets the 3D Spectrogram to the default view. 4-26 Keyboard & Mouse Configuration Window Options: Displays the configuration window. Manual Control: Use this control to manually move the Frequency Domain panel front to back. Exit (ESC): Exits 3D Spectrogram and returns to Folder Spectrogram. Stop: Stops the automatic sweep of the Frequency Domain panel.

Fig. and processes within a Script File that can be uploaded into an instrument. Currently.4-13 Script Master Editor Script Master Editor provides a means of creating measurement setups. 4-29 Script Master Command Line Listed under File Menu GSM/WCDMA Script Master Toolbar Test List Panel Image Select Toolbar Image Properties Editor Script Setup Panels Image Designer Panel Fig. WCDMA/HSDPA. An interactive Script File could prompt the user of real-time measurement parameter or test sequence changes. and Channel Scanner. 4-30 GSM/WCDMA Script Master Editor 113 . These Script Files can be setup and measurement test sequence only or they can be interactive with the instrument user. Script Master generates Script Files for the measurement mode types – GSM/GPRS/EDGE. sequences. The Script Master function is found in the File menu.

The new test is a blank form ready for editing. Print Prints the file to the default printer.Toolbar New Clears the Properties and Image Designer Window to create a new test. Press OK and the labeled text box will be placed on the Image Designer window. ParamName: Press the down arrow to list the measurements of the selected mode. Test List Panel Contains the list of individual tests that make up the testing procedure. Parameter Description: A brief description of the selected parameter is displayed. Open Opens a list window to select for editing previously created Script files. Description: Displays the limits and units for the selected measurement.pfs extension. Image Select Toolbar Text: Click to open the text Input window. and to prompt the user of these changes if necessary. ParamName: The name of the measurement parameter. Delete Test Deletes the highlighted test from the Test Panel. Save Saves the current file to the PC. Setup Panels Setup Parameters Used to change parameters on the instrument and to prompt the user of these changes if necessary. Value1. Possible Values: Value: Displays the possible values for the selected measurement. 114 .Value4: Entry boxes for value editing of the selected measurement. Add Test Adds a new test to the Test Panel. Enter a label name. Mode: Press the down arrow of the Select Mode: list box to select either GSM (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) or WCDMA (WCDMA/HSDPA) measurement mode testing. Selected Measurements: text. Highlight and click the desired parameter for editing. defaults to the value in the instrument. Some measurements do not have values such as the Spectral measurement. Prompt: A checked box prompts the user of the instrument of the changes taking place with the edited parameter. Setup Measurements Used to change measurement settings on the instrument. Save As Saves the file with a new filename and . Leaving the value as No Change. Value: Enter a value to change that parameter value in the instrument. Parameter Values These are the test parameters specific to the measurement mode selected in the Select Mode list box.

Image Properties Editor The Properties Editor window displays different types of editing fields. Channel Scanner Script Master Toolbar Script Setup Panel Scan Setup Panel Scan List Editor Fig. Save Saves the current file to the PC. 4-31 Channel Scanner Script Editor Toolbar Open Opens a list window to select for editing previously created Script files.Picture: Click to open the Picture dialogue window to select a picture from the PC. Use this window to define the active text or active picture box in the Image Designer window. You can resize and position text and picture boxes using the dragging feature. Delete: Deletes the active text or picture box in the Image Designer window. When a text or picture box is placed in the Image Designer. properties for that box are listed in the editor. Open Wizard Dialog Opens the Populate Wizard for creating the Scan List. Save As Saves the file with a new filename with a . Select either Scan Channels or Scan Frequency as the desired method of creating the Scan List. Image Designer Window Create visual notes or instructions to be loaded into the test instrument for the field tech or FAE taking measurements. the picture will be placed in the Image Designer window. Highlight the desired picture followed by pressing the Open button. Highlight the desired property to edit. depending on the needs of particular property. These edit fields include edit boxes and drop-down lists.smcs extension. 115 .

Set Channel Width: Enter the desired channel width. Set Start Channel: Enter the desired start channel for the first channel to be tested. Channel Increment: Enter a value for incrementing to the next channel. # channels to populate: Enter the desired number of channels to be tested. Open Signal Standard File Opens the Signal Standard file for editing. If the test time of the Scan List is longer than the Time Duration set. Clear Channel Scanner Scan List Clears the Scan List for creating a new Channel Scanner list. 116 . Select Start Frequency: Enter a desired start frequency. Scan Frequency: Enter the desired frequency. If the Number of Scans is selected for the test duration. Populate Button: Automatically fills the Scan List based on the parameters entered in the Wizard Type entry dialogue. Delete Deletes the highlighted channel from the Scan List. Insert at Cursor: Click this check box to add the new channels or frequencies starting at the highlighted row. Script Setup Panel Name: Displays the name of an opened Script file. Record: Sets the parameter for the Record button in the instrument to the On position. the Scan List will continue and repeat testing until the end of the set Time Duration. 4-32 Populate Wizard for Scan Channels & Scan Frequency Scan Channels: Select Signal Standard: Press the pull down arrow to select a signal standard. then testing occurs for that time. If the test time of the Scan List is shorter than the Time Duration set. Frequency Increment: Enter the number that increments to the next channel frequency. the tests beyond the Time Duration period will not be tested.Fig. then the test will end after the Scan List has been repeated the total number of List scans and Set of 20 scans. The default unit is MHz if no units are entered. Scan Setup Panel Click the desired radio button to select setting up the test duration using either Number of Scans or Time Duration. # channels to populate: Enter the desired number of channels to be tested. If Time Duration is used.

year (YYYY). Frequency: Automatically entered during SignalStanard set up or ChannelNumber set up.Number of Scans: List: Enter the number of repetitions the channels in the Scan List are to be tested. Click Channel Number and its value along with Frequency. and ChannelWidth values. (Maximum 5 repetitions. Measurement Log File After the Channel Scanner measurement is complete. a log file or multiple log files are created.) Time Duration: Day: Enter the number of days the Scan List is to be tested. then 1000 log files are created. minute (MM). Fig. ChannelNumber: Doubleclick the entry box and press the down arrow key to open the entry window. and ChannelWidth will be entered automatically. date (DD).) Set of 20: Enter the number of repetitions a set of 20 channels are to be tested. then there is only one log file created. Hour: Enter the number of hours the Scan List is to be tested. month. Frequency and ChannelWidth will be entered automatically. (Maximum 1000 repetitions. month (MM). If List is set to the maximum number of 1000. minute. Min: Enter the number of minutes the Scan List is to be tested. date. hour. 4-33 Measurement Log Viewer 117 . and second (SS). The log file name format is SCRIPT_MASTER_LOG followed by a string of numbers that represent year. A log file is created for the number of List repetitions set. SignalStandard: Press the pull down arrow to select a signal standard. Frequency. ChannelWidth: Automatically entered during SignalStanard set up or ChannelNumber set up. Enter a Channel Number within the range of channels listed. Scan List Editor Create a Scan List using the Open Wizard Dialog or manually enter individual Signal Standards and corresponding ChannelNumber. If List is set to 1. and seconds that is expressed as YYYYMMDDHHMMSS . hour (HH).

This list may be less than twenty if it is at the end of the measurement list. four values bars are displayed in a column. Export to CSV: Opens the. Light Blue: A set of twenty measurements. if the Set of 20: parameter is set to 4.Table Definitions: Move First: Returns to the first measurement in the Scan List and highlighted in dark blue. Move Next: Moves to the next measurement. For example. This list may be less than twenty if it is at the end of the measurement list. Move Previous: Moves the counter to the previous measurement. 118 . To jump directly to a measurement. Move Last: Moves the counter and the cursor to the last measurement. Row Color Dark Blue: Highlighted row that corresponds to the measurement number in the Scan List counter. Yellow: A set of twenty measurements. Powers (dBm): Displays the numeric value for each Set measurement in a column. For example. four graph bars are displayed. enter the number of the desired measurement into the entry window and press Enter on the keyboard. Measurement Graph: Displays the level of power for each Set measurement in a graph. Open Channel Scanner File: Open a file on the PC into the Log Viewer. if the Set of 20: parameter is set to 4. : Displays the current measurement number.

4-34 Vector Signal Generator Pattern Converter Fig. offers a Vector Signal Generator (VSG) with the capability of generating a single waveform or two waveforms within a 10 MHz bandwidth. editing signal information and data. Local Pattern File Folder Window Remote Pattern List Window Waveform Window Multifunction Bar Fig. 4-35 Waveform Editor Window 119 . The VSG Pattern Converter provides a means of viewing signal patterns. and transferring signal patterns between PC and instrument.4-14 Vector Signal Generator (VSG) Pattern Converter (For BTS Master MT8221B Only) The BTS Master MT8221B with option 23.

and change the sampling rate of the signal pattern to match 1 of 3 sampling rates of MST. Select one of the three sampling rates and press the Resample button. Press the Rescale button when done. Waveform Editor: Name: This is the name of the signal pattern contained in the header of the file. Sample Rate: Smaller File: Smoother transition: New Rate: Waveform Correction Coefficient: Mc1 (first order connection.Local Pattern Panel Folder Window Displays the list of signal patterns on your PC. Import Opens the folder that contains signal patterns to be imported into the MST Patter Converter. this text entry is listed with periods. This allows you to change a minimal amount information within the signal pattern header. change the amplitude of the graph for viewing small amplitude signals. Amplitude (RMS): Maximum value without Clipping: Range: Minimum Value: Waveform Sample Rate: The original sampling of the signal pattern may differ from the sampling of the BTS Master MT82221B. Type: Displays the current version of the MST Pattern Converter. Folder Opens the Browse Folder window to select the path of the folder where the signal patterns will be located in your PC directory. Cancel: Cancels any changes made and closes the window. You can use this entry to describe the signal pattern with more detail. 120 . 0-1): Mc2 (second order correction. 0-1): Waveform 3 dB bandwidth (MHz): Save: Saves the changes entered in the editor and closes the window. Select a pattern file in this panel for display in the pattern. Delete Deletes the signal pattern file from the PC. Waveform Amplitude: Edit the parameter settings below to change the amplitude of the signal pattern displayed in the instrument. Edit Opens the Waveform Editor. Description: By default. Download Downloads the signal pattern into the instruments active memory.

Toggle Graph Mode Switches between the I/Q/Magnitude vs. Delete Deletes the highlighted file from the Remote Pattern List. 121 . 4-36 I/Q/Magnitude vs. Q and CCDF. Copy Copies the highlighted file from the Remote Patten List to the Local Pattern folder. Connectivity Window Select either USB or Ethernet by click the respective radio button. If Ethernet is selected. Q Graph and CCDF Graph Remote Pattern List Window Displays the list of signal patterns and its memory location on the instrument . or USB Memory device (if attached). Time view and the double graphs view of I vs. Time Display Fig. 4-37 I vs.active memory. internal memory. Refresh Opens the pattern folder and lists the VSG signal patterns located in the selected folder. enter the IP address in the IP: box. Fig.

Fig. Zoom Pattern Section Locater Fig. Use the Pattern Section Locater scroll bar to view the desired sections of the signal pattern.Waveform Window Displays the I. Zoom determines the amount of signal pattern to view in the display window. It includes a zoom feature and pattern section locator function. Multi-Function Bar Used only in the I/Q/Magnitude vs. Q. Note the Zoom status window displays the signal pattern length in time. and Magnitude waveforms of the signal pattern. Use the Zoom scroll bar to set the amount of signal pattern to be viewed. Time display. 4-39 Vector Signal Generator Pattern Converter Command Line 122 . 4-38 Vector Signal Generator Pattern Converter Command Line Run the VSG Pattern Converter Application Run the VSG Pattern Converter application by clicking on the VSG Pattern Converter command line in the toolbar. The Pattern Section Locater status window displays the beginning time and end time of the signal pattern displayed.

4-15 VNA Master Measurement Window The VNA Master Measurement Window in MST replicates the display window on the VNA Master instruments. Yellow/Purple: Splits the display area vertically for two Display Panels. graph display panel 2 in the top right quadrant. Toolbar Active Trace Indicator General Instrument Settings Summary Trace Number Trace Setting Summary Panel Graph Display Panel Window Fig. graph display panel 2 in the top right quadrant. 4-40 VNA Master Trace Window Toolbar Open Opens a list window to select for viewing previously saved VNA measurement files (*.mna). and graph display panel 4 in the bottom right quadrant. Number of Graph Display Panels Select Press one of the four boxes to set the number of graphic display panels. and graph display panel 3 utilizing the bottom two quadrants. 123 . Yellow/Purple/Green/White: Divides the display area into four quadrants: graph display panel 1 at the top left quadrant. The measurement window also allows you to set the number of graph display panels and set the number of traces viewed. Save Saves the current file to the PC. Yellow/Purple/Green: Divides the display area into three panels: graph display panel 1 at the top left quadrant. graph display panel 3 in the bottom left quadrant. Yellow: Utilizes the full display area for one Display Panel. Both real-time measurements and previously captured and saved measurements will be viewed as though they were on the instrument.

124 . Power. Active Trace Indicator Highlights the active trace with a light blue rectangle. smoothing %. IF Bandwidth. Trace Setting Summary Panel Displays the information of each of the number of traces set for display. NOTE: The file downloaded from the instrument can have one to four traces displayed. and Bias Tee status. For example. Graph Display Window Displays one through four graph display panels depending on the selection made on the Toolbar for the Number of Graph Display Panels. NOTE: The current version of MST does not capture the instrument’s calibration status (CAL:ON. associated with each of the downloaded traces. Information included are S-parameter. Sweep Averaging. CAL:OFF). then MST can display one or two traces but not more. if the instrument only had two traces. General Instrument Setting Summary Displays the setting information that is common to all traces: Number of Points. and reference value. Reference Plane Extension for Port 1 and Port 2. Traces are color-coded to match its data in the Trace Information section.Set the Number of Traces for Display Sets the number of traces to be displayed in the selected number of graph display panels. graph type. This setting in MST can only limit the number of traces displayed on the PC. and scale settings – resolution/division.

each in its own graph display panel. 4-42 A Single Graph with Four Traces 125 . MST can open and display all four traces as shown in Fig 444 above. 4-41 Four Graphs with Four Traces The display file supports up to four live traces. The image shows four traces. Click on the Yellow button on the toolbar to change MST to show all four traces on a single graph as shown below.Example Views – Multiple Combinations of Number of Graphs and Number of Traces Fig. Fig 4-45. Fig.

Fig. 4-44 Three Graphs with Four Traces 126 . 4-43 Two Graphs with Four Traces Fig.

TR1 is shown. TR1 and TR2 are shown. as shown above. andTR4 are shown. TR3. Four Graphs Selected 127 . or TR4 as a single trace in MST. In the case where four traces are available. in MST you can change the number of traces from the maximum available down to one. NOTE: MST follows the same trace numbering procedure found in the instrument. two. When displaying three traces. and TR3 are shown. Fig. 4-45 Three Traces Displayed. TR2. TR3. When displaying two traces. you can change the number of traces to three. When displaying four traces. You cannot display TR2. TR1. or one as shown below.Also. When displaying one trace. TR2. TR1.

Four Graphs Selected Fig.Fig. 4-46 Two Traces Displayed. 4-47 One Trace Displayed. Four Graphs Selected 128 .

MST can only display the y-axis scale information for one trace. TR3. The selected active trace is highlighted with a light blue rectangle. In Fig. TR2.MST also allows you to choose the active trace by clicking on the trace number . 4-49 TR2 Selected as the Active Trace 129 . 4-52. 451 below. or TR4 in the Trace Setting Summary Panel. the y-axis scale shown is associated with Trace 1 (yellow). TR1 is highlighted in the left hand column. indicating it as the active trace. the Active Trace. In Fig. The reason to choose an active trace is for cases when you have more than one trace overlaid in the same display panel. 4-48 TR1 Selected as Active Trace Fig. TR2 is the active trace and the y-axis scale is changed to match the TR2 settings (purple).TR1. Fig. Therefore.

Currently. 4. In this initial release. Therefore. MST downloads the trace data from the instrument before post processing. MST will not be able to see or download those files. MST creates a folder named “temp” in the INTERNAL MEMORY of the instrument.NOTES: 1. 2. 5. The Trace Catalog function in MST does not support the VNA Master files. The data will consist of the pre-processed trace values only. (For example CAL:ON or CAL:OFF). when MST adds this support in future releases. 3. any files you download today will be able to display markers and limits at that time. 6. MST does not support markers and limits for the VNA Master. Do not store any files (through the front panel) in that folder. if the data on the instrument has smoothing or trace math applied to them. Therefore. Future releases may add support for Power Monitor and Vector Volt Meter modes. MST only supports the Vector Network Analyzer and the High Accuracy Power Meter modes. If you do. The marker and limit information is already part of the files that MST will download. that post processing will not be displayed in MST. This folder is used by MST to store files while downloading them to the PC. 130 . The current version of MST does not capture the instrument’s calibration status associated with each of the download traces.

If a file can be uploaded the is enabled when the file is active and an active device connection exists. Fig. A single antenna file on the Anritsu test instrument is shared among all measurement modes. In the unusual case where one or more of these options is not available. In general. each with a series of frequency and amplitude values that define the antenna response characteristics. or by pressing the Open button on the main toolbar. exported. printed. Upload button The following descriptions describe how to edit a file from a connected test instrument. The Open button in the toolbar opens a list of available files. 5-2 Antenna Editor (antenna. Each file type has an associated view or editor. This Antenna file has multiple antenna definitions.. any file that can be opened in Master Software Tools can be saved... Other files are created as Master Software Tools files and cannot be uploaded to a test instrument. Some of these files originate on the test instrument and can be edited in Master Software Tools and uploaded back to the test instrument in order to change test instrument behavior.. These files can be saved locally and then recalled by using the File | Open. both with each other and with standard measurement files. The File | Open. and turned into a report. the option is either not shown or is shown disabled (menu option line grayed out).Chapter 5 Support Files Management 5-1 Introduction Support files for measurements include: • Antenna lists • Signal standard files • Cable lists • Pass/Fail test definitions • Language tables • Instrument setup files • Calibration files • JPEG images • Reports • Exported files • Folder Spectrogram files • Measurement map files. These files have characteristics in common. menu function opens the Open Measurement File dialog box.txt) The Antenna Editor is used to edit antenna lists. 5-1 Antenna Editor Widow 131 . menu function. as this is the most common situation.

depending upon which type of file was downloaded. select it in the list and begin typing. the file will automatically be saved to a local disk using the path shown in the File Summary preview (under the Local tab on the left side of the application window). Drag the file antenna. Highlight the empty box. 5-2 Sync Pull Down Menu The antenna list is retrieved and opened in Master Software Tools. scroll down to the bottom of list. and this is the default name that is used by Master Software Tools. An edit box exists at the top of the window for convenience. To add a new antenna to the list: 1. Either Antenna Factor (dB) or Antenna Gain (dBi) values can be added. Master Software Tools first seeks the composite file. The antenna list can be edited and saved on a local PC under any desired filename. This feature provides Cut. In the column listed Antennas. 3.txt. To edit a value. Press Enter after editing the value in order to automatically shift focus to the next field.sig) The signal standards editor is organized in a tree structure. or it will not be recognized by the test instrument. If a download of the SPA signal standards file is initiated.txt. If the composite file is not found. Unless the Auto-save feature under Program Options has been turned off. To download the file from a test instrument pull down the Sync Menu and click on the command line Download Antenna List. 5-3 Signal Standard Editor (SignalStd. Copy. Add frequency and amplitude points to the antenna definition by entering the values in the list. When uploading.txt from the File List Window in the Active Measurement/Edit Window. 5. To edit an entry. 4. it must be named antenna. as well as adding new signal standards and deleting unwanted entries. but if uploaded to the instrument. Enter the new antenna name in that box. then it seeks and downloads the SPA-specific signal standards file. When a signal standards file is opened. Master Software Tools restores what it found: a SPA-specific file or the composite file. 2. the Antenna editor automatically advances to the next field in the current amplitude column as you type values and press Enter. many standards are shown in a connected list with a + sign at the right. and Paste operations. The editor will calculate the other to match. Standard editing functions are available in a right-click context menu (mouse menu). it must be opened. The Antenna Editor window immediately opens the list of antennas. expand the definition by clicking the + symbol. The antenna file on the test instrument is named antenna. 132 . For faster entry. Fig.To edit an antenna file.

SignalStd. CDMA. From the toolbar Sync menu. To edit a cable definition.txt in order to be recognized by the test instrument. but they can be viewed. can also be downloaded into Master Software Tools. the column headings change in order to reflect the values and units of the selected parameter. 133 . The software prompts for confirmation. WCDMA/HSDPA Pass/Fail List. then the original name must be restored (to Cablelist. To remove a cable.txt file extension.txt) The GSM/GPRS/EDGE. the cable list file must have the expected filename in order to be recognized and used by the test instrument. Mobile WiMAX. connect to the test instrument. 5-5 Pass/Fail Test Editor (TestModels. and a report can be created from a setup file. Fixed WiMAX Pass/Fail List. select the field to be modified and enter a new value. saved. The separate signal standards files have a . As different rows are selected. 5-6 Setup Files (*. TDSCDMA. Some test parameters have fewer constraints than others do. Pass/Fail test definitions need to be named TestModels. If it is saved locally under a different name. so some field values are blank.txt. Mobile WiMAX Pass/Fail List. exported. select it and press Delete.sig.stp) Setup files. Fixed WiMAX. Although a signal standards file can be given any filename in a local disk space. The window may be resized to show other parameters. To edit. New cables can be added by entering the values in the last row. select Sync | Download Pass/Fail from the main menu and follow the sub-menus to the desired file type. Upload composite signal standards files with this name only. WCDMA/HSDPA. EV-DO. CDMA Pass/Fail List.sig. 5-4 Cable Editor (Cablelist. but these parameters are not in an easily readable format and cannot be edited. The bottom of the Pass/Fail Editor provides information about parameter types and units. both SPA and GSM signal standards may need to be edited in order to effect a change in both places. the test instrument recognizes only the original name. The test instrument name for this file is Cablelist. which is empty. This opens the Pass/Fail test definition file in the Master Software Tools Pass/Fail Test Editor. When a setup file is opened. and the composite file is named SignalStd. TD-SCDMA Pass/Fail List. choose either GSM/GPRS/EDGE Pass/Fail List. which can be saved and recalled on a test instrument. or LTE Pass/Fail List. select the field to be modified and enter a new value. The file types are distinguished by the filename extensions. EV-DO Pass/Fail List.Depending upon the version of firmware in the test instrument. and then from the Download Pass/Fail List sub-menu. These files cannot be edited. and LTE measurement modes support a Pass/Fail measurement mode.txt) before uploading the file to a test instrument. only the file header is presented. printed. As with antennas and signal standards. The Pass/Fail editor attempts to present all possible parameters and values in a simple grid. In order to edit the Pass/Fail test definition file.txt) The cable editor provides a list of cable definitions. Downloaded setup files can be stored and can be used to upload a common setup file to a number of test instruments to ensure that they are all configured in the same manner. This is the name of any cable list that is downloaded from an Anritsu test instrument.

txt) As with setup files.htm. 5-8 JPEG Files (*. A JPEG file cannot be edited in Master Software Tools. The report formatted in HTML can be displayed in an Internet browser. *.com/downloads/ and click on Adobe Reader. date and time stamp. These files may be viewed. There are two formats to choose from. A signature line is at the bottom. but can be printed from Master Software Tools.adobe.pdf) All measurement files and most support files can be saved in a report. The Program Option window opens 134 . All of the items in the header and in the signature line may be eliminated or preconfigured by using the Report tab of the Program Options dialog box. The viewer provides a method to see these stored image files.5-7 Calibration Files (Cal*. You can obtain this free software by going to http://www. To configure the report and file type – Fig. logo. and GPS coordinates of the measurement. Refer also to JPEG Save Options in the Program Options window for additional information about saving JPEG files.jpg) The test instruments that are supported by Master Software Tools all provide a function to capture the current screen and save the displayed measurement as a JPEG image file. or creating reports. but these files are stored in the user memory space and have a common syntax and a .txt extension. Reports typically have a header with company name. Follow the instructions for downloading and installing it to your PC. 5-9 Reports (*. No benefit is derived from uploading a calibration file from one test instrument into another or from recalling a calibration file in Master Software Tools. For the PDF generated file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.txt) allows quick identification of the file type. a table of relevant parameters for the measurement. calibration files cannot be edited in Master Software Tools. These files are in the Device File list and can be seen when a test instrument is connected to Master Software Tools. This header is followed by a picture of the measurement. 5-3 Tools Pull Down Menu 1. Pull down the Tools menu and click on the command line Program Options. HTML or PDF. Calibration files also have no facility for printing. exporting. The filename syntax (Cal*. and the test instrument on which the measurement was captured.

When exporting a file. • Logo Alignment (left. This image is created in the same location where the active measurement file is located in the local disk space. which are more complete than would be achieved by printing the measurements themselves. *.) • Other (User Specified) Click the folder button. To store a report. 5-10 Exported Files (*. or enter the full path. The options are designed to assist with differences across cultural and geographic world regions. right. or center aligned) Open With • Default HTML Editor (Microsoft Word. • PDF • HTML Reports provide a useful way to create hard copies of complete measurements. save it to a separate location.Fig. Output Format Select the file type to be generated.csv or *. depending upon the method chosen to create the export file. select the correct option from the Save as type: drop-down list. etc.) • Default Internet Browser (Internet Explorer. Configure the report as desired. to find the appropriate application. to find the logo file. Signature Line This option appends a signature line with Prepared By and Approved By lines to the report. 5-4 Program Options Window 2. The main section of the report contains a JPEG image of the measurement. etc.txt filename format. 135 .txt) Exported files may have either a *. which engages a file browser. FrontPage. Report Header The report header displays any of the following on the report: • Report Title • Company • Prepared For • Location • Date & Time • Company Logo: Click the folder button.csv. Click on the Report Generator tab. which engages a file browser.

Choose among the following: comma delimited. A Folder Spectrogram file is especially useful to get a composite view of a large number of traces that are stored using Save on Event. Highlight New and the click on Folder Spectrogram in the sub-menu. These file conventions are chosen to work well with Microsoft Excel when using different regional settings. This mode of the test instrument allows a spectrum analyzer trace to be stored each time that a set criterion is met. Fig. Read carefully the note at the top of the dialog window. and post-capture filtering can be done based upon specified criteria. 136 . 3.fsg) A Folder Spectrogram file is a special composite file created from all of the SPA or IA spectrum measurement files contained in a selected folder. 5-5 File Menu to Select Folder Spectrogram To create a Folder Spectrogram file: 1. different settings may be required in order for the files to be opened correctly. and tab delimited with a comma for decimal separator. which is the frequency range of the first file. Pull down the File menu. semicolon delimited. tab delimited with a period for decimal separator. Folder Spectrogram files allows a user to quickly review all traces and pick out the specific traces of interest. 5-11 Folder Spectrogram Files (*. or at the end of each trace sweep. If the exported file is intended for another part of the world. All of the files (that are to be used) in the folder are assumed to have the same frequency range. and viewing and evaluating each one is difficult. The Browse For Folder dialog window opens. Take note of the message at the top of the dialog window. Many thousands of saved traces can quickly accumulate this way. Several different graphs are provided to review the composite data sets. such as peak amplitude above some preset limit. Master Software Tools is designed to default to the most likely option based upon the regional settings of the PC. 2.

The selected trace is indicated by a red line on the spectrogram. use the mouse or cursor keys to move the red line. To the right of the spectrogram is a bar that adjusts the contrast of the spectrogram. the y-axis being time. and color showing power.Fig. with the x-axis being frequency. Depending upon the number of files. Fig. and a spectrogram display is presented. Highlight the folder that contains either the SPA or IA spectrum files and click OK. MST opens each trace file and creates a single composite file containing all of the trace data. 5-7 Average View Window – Default Window Master Software Tools will open each file and create a single composite file containing all of the data. All of the trace data is sorted according to the measurement time stamp. Spectrogram A spectrogram shows signal versus time in a simulated three-dimensional top view. Below the spectrogram is a view of the currently selected trace. 137 . creation of the composite spectrogram file may take from approximately 5 seconds to 30 second. The spectrogram window then opens in the Average view. 5-6 Program Options Window 4. To select a different trace.

Place the cursor on the desired color to change. Fig. Click on the desired new color and press OK. Place the mouse on the color bar left of the spectrogram and click the left mouse button.Fig. Click the left mouse button and the Color window opens. 5-9 Color Selection Window Color Bar You can customize the colors of the color bar. 5-8 2 Pane Spectrogram Window Color Selection Configuration Window The Color Selection window allows you to configure the color bar and spectrogram color parameters. 138 . The previous color is replaced by the new. The Color Selection window opens.

They control the overall color tone of the color bars. This gives access to a menu of advanced options and features. None: No Filtration. Medium (640x480). Scale Factor Use this feature to increase or decrease the dBm scale value and number of dBms per color. AVI Options: Choose between Small (320x240). Data Display Options… File Filter: Filtered files are displayed in the box to the right of the selections. either filename or frequency of peak or measurement time stamp.RGB Color Adjust There are three primary color controls – red. Deviation from the Average (dB): Filters out files that deviate from the average by more than a specified amount of dB. Cancel Cancel any changes made and closes the Color Selection configuration window. Contrast Defines or blends the lines between colors. Filtered files show up in red in the spectrogram and time chart display modes. Save Window as JPEG Saves the current window as a JPEG image file. green. Save Saves the new color bar settings. or customized ratio. Upper and lower ranges are set in addition to the filter window width. JPEG Options: Choose between Small (320x240). Large (1024x768). 139 . Limit Line from a Measurement: Shows only traces that go above or below the set limit lines. or customized ratio. The filtered file list is sorted based upon the selected column. The Quality may also be selected. Minimum Threshold Raises or lowers the minimum threshold value. and blue. Brightness Lightens or darkens the colors on the color bar. Reset Returns all changes made in the Color Selection configuration window to the default setting. The frame rate may also be changed as desired. Large (640x480. Use the Up/Down arrow adjacent to the blue control to increase or decrease the tone setup in the RGB controls. Export to csv (Spreadsheet) Saves the Folder Spectrogram composite data file as a CSV (comma separated values) file that can be imported into a spreadsheet application. One frame is one trace. Folder Spectrogram Context Menu Select the context menu (mouse menu) by right-clicking the mouse over the Folder Spectrogram Window.

Peak Freq. The earliest and latest measurements set the start and stop time increments with the intervening increments being uniformly distributed (in time). a message is displayed to ask if the file should be played on the default video player. 5-10 True 3D Spectrogram Window Peak Power Peak power shows the highest power at each frequency. where all images are stored. Total Power Total power shows how much power is present over time in that band. The number of time increments depends upon the size of the window. See Chapter 4 section 4-12 3D Spectrogram.avi in the same folder as the trace files. This action creates a file called Folder. This action creates a sub-folder named Images. Peak frequency shows which frequency has delivered the highest power over time. highest. Create AVI Creates an AVI video file of the traces.Save All to JPEG Saves all traces in JPEG format. 3D Spectrogram View Opens the 3D Spectrogram window to view the list of traces in 3-dimensions – frequency. and average power levels of all frequencies. Fig. When done creating the file. Average Average shows the lowest. Time Chart The time chart shows the number of occurrences per time increment. time. 140 . and amplitude.

then refer to the MapInfo product documentation about importing .5-12 Measurement Map Files (*. If this feature is desired. This option creates a MapInfo . The Measurement Map display allows the creation of driving instructions to points of interest.mid file. 141 . These files contain import information for MapInfo with a complete summary of the measurement and its location. In this situation. If GPS is not installed in a test instrument. the GPS coordinates are push buttons to launch a Measurement Map that will display the location of the active measurement file. such as cell towers. Notice is provided when MapPoint is installed and the active measurement contains GPS coordinate information.mif files. The GPS coordinates are displayed in the Measurement Toolbar. Measurement Map files can be saved as standard MapPoint map files and can be loaded into Microsoft MapPoint independent of Master Software Tools. Measurement Maps can be created only from measurement files that contain GPS location information. Additional measurements can be added to an open Measurement Map by dragging and dropping the measurement onto the status bar area of the Measurement Map window. an Export to MapInfo option can be found under the File main menu. then this option is not available. 5-13 MapInfo Export Files (*. A separate copy of MapInfo is required in order to use these files.mif) When a file containing GPS coordinates is active.mif file and an accompanying . then a Measurement Map can be created to show the location of all open measurements (as pushpins on a map).ptm) If Microsoft MapPoint is installed.

5-14 Trace Indexing and the Trace Catalog The Trace Index is a database containing the location and key parameters of all measurement files that are on the local hard disk. date. This window displays files that have been indexed.Opens the MST File Indexing window. 142 . Trace Catalog With the Trace Catalog. a user can perform the following tasks: • Index all supported files on the hard disk • Index measurement files on a network drive • Store multiple indexes for different clients or regions • Perform automated indexing on a fixed schedule • View files in either a detailed list or as thumbnails • Archive files (Zip) from multiple folders • Cut and copy measurement files • Open measurements for editing • Select just the measurement types that are of interest • Sort measurements by name. Trace Catalog-Spectrum Analyzer Toolbar Fig.Immediately refreshes the trace index. Open Indexing Setup . Files are listed in the format selected using the Display Format button. or key measurement parameters • View statistics on number and location of all supported file types • Locate missing measurements that are hard to find. and manipulate measurements when many measurement files are spread across a number of folders. 5-11 Trace Catalog Analyzer Toolbar Beneath the Trace Catalog toolbar buttons is the Trace Catalog File List window. Refresh Index . This is a convenient way to organize. locate.

Opens the Archive Options window to create a Zip file archive from the database. Fig. Delete .Delete file from index and PC (Permanent function) Display Format Button . 3-36 Trace Catalog Analyzer Toolbar List – Small Icons – List files as small icons using the graph picture 143 . 5-13 Archives Options Window Copy .Controls how data file is listed Details – See Fig.Copies files to clipboard. 5-12 MST File Indexing Window Archive Index Database .Fig. Cut .Removes files from index only.

Fig. 5-16 File Type Selection List Load/Reload Index Files . 5-14 List File Display as Small Icons List – Large Icons – List files as large icons using the graph picture Fig.Initially loads the file/files into the Trace Catalog window. Fig. 144 . 5-15 Trace Files Displayed as Large Icons Select File Type .Drop down menu to select indexed file types to be displayed in the Trace Catalog window. Reloads and updates to the list additional files that have been indexed.

If you have too many traces. or select the Destination button. you may not be able to retrieve them using normal procedures." A menu tree of folders and files is provided for the selection.Clears the indexing log file. The buttons are labeled Destination and Retrieve All.Opens the Catalog Database Summary window. The window message reads: "When a unit has many saved traces (more than a few hundred) the response can be very slow.” Two buttons are provided. For saving a measurement.The log file is in .USB is not supported. 5-17 Catalog Database Summary Window View Log File . the path and filename can be entered in the destination text box. 5-18 Trace Rename Log File Clear Log File . From the main menu. select Tools | Full Trace Retrieval to open the Trace Retrieval Dialog box. but it does require an open Ethernet connection . each followed by a text box for entering a path and filename. Fig. 145 . and the Browse For Folder window opens.txt format. Therefore. Fig. This function will retrieve all the saved measurements. click on this button opens the text file in Notepad. The window message reads: "Select a folder to save the remote measurement files to.Show Summary .

146 . These files are accessed in the instrument when the Filter Selection submenu key is pressed and the Select Filter dialog opens. Fig. download the file into MST by pulling down the Sync Menu and clicking Download ISDB-T Filter List.isdb) The Filter Editor is used to edit or create ISDB-T filter files.5-15 Filter Editor for ISDB-T (*. pull down the File menu click New and then click ISDB-T Filter File. Fig. 5-19 Antenna Editor Widow To create a new file within MST. 5-20 New Pull Down Menu To edit a filter file on the instrument.

and User3. As with the Default filter.Fig. Type in the new value and press the Enter button on the PC keyboard. Type in the new value and press the Enter button on the PC keyboard. Filter Names. and Attenuation values can be changed by clicking on the filter name or desired value. User2. 147 . automatically saves these files to the default directory in the PC. 5-21 Sync Pull Down Menu Both created or downloaded files will contain a Default filter on the list. Closing the edited files Upload the edited filter file by pressing the Upload button. on the Toolbar. Edit either default filters by clicking the desired node value . The download loaded file contains a Default filter and three user filters – User1. .Frequency Offset or Attenuation. Frequency Offset.

Phase. It can show Real and Imaginary values. DAT File Conversion Tool This utility is used to convert saved traces (. See Fig. Warning!!! Once an HHST DAT file is converted to an MST file format. Group Edit This tool allows modification of a large number of measurement files at one time.dat files) from Handheld Software Tools to the format that is used by Master Software Tools. 5.dat. if desired. In the Source area at the top area of the window. Return Loss. and Transmission Power. . Open the Tools menu in Master Software Tools and select DAT File Conversion Tool. Reflection Coefficient. VNA Measurement Calculator This tool translates certain values into other units. Note that the new traces appear in the destination window. In the Destination area.Chapter 6 Instrument Overview 6-1 Introduction This chapter describes advanced features and program options as well as the built-in report generator. changes can be viewed as they occur. When modifying open files. Before the conversion.spa or . Procedure 1. the new MST file cannot be converted to a HHST DAT file. 6-2 Advanced Tools and Program Options The following advanced features and program options are available under the Tools main menu. When a test instrument contains many measurement files. Magnitude. Select the measurement or measurements to be converted. Prompt (for a decision). The changes are temporary unless the files are saved. and the new format uses different filename extensions. If desired. 3-21 DAT File Conversion Tool Window 148 . select View to preview the file in the new format. 4. select the directory into which the converted traces are to be placed. 6. The trace files in the old format are not deleted. This conversion is not a reversible process because no equivalent utility exists to convert newer traces to the older format. this tool can be used to retrieve all measurements at once. Overwrite. the old traces remain available for use with the Handheld Software Tools program. Select the Conflicting Filenames option that is to be used – Keep Existing. Full Trace Retrieval This tool simplifies the retrieval of large numbers of traces from a test instrument into a user-specified directory via a USB connection or an Ethernet connection. 3. 2. Enter a value in any field. All of the following attributes can be reset: • Measurement title • Measurement subtitles • Limit lines • Marker positions • Plot scaling Specify a particular file type on which to operate and chose whether to modify files in a specified folder or to modify all currently open measurement files. and the other fields are adjusted automatically. Click the Convert button. navigate to the directory that contains the traces that are to be converted. or Skip (skip the conversion of the file for which a conflict exists).vna instead of . The process can be slow if the number of existing measurements exceeds several hundred.

measurement title. MST Rename Utility for HHST Users. click on the OK button. 6-2 Trace Rename Log File 3. 149 .6-3 Trace Rename Utility This utility application can be used to quickly rename (filename. Select a folder where the traces will be stored or make a new folder by clicking on the Make New Folder button. (HHST Users – Please go to page 181. 1. 6-3 Trace Rename Log File 4. Appendix B. Fig. Fig. Once the destination folder has been selected or created. Click on the Close button when the statement Transfer Complete is displayed. The process of downloading the file begins. section B-5. 6-1 Trace Rename Log File The Browse For Folder window opens. Fig.) 6-3a Transfer the list of files from your test instrument to the PC. 2. and/or measurement subtitle) a large set of measurement files in a very systematic way. Pull down the Sync menu and click on the command line Download All Measurements. To use this utility effectively requires some forethought in how the measurements are taken.

Fig. renamed are located and will be stored. Pull down the Tools Menu and click on Trace Rename Utility. 6-4 Trace Rename Log File 2. Click on the Working Folder button. 6-5 Trace Rename Log File 3.6-3b Rename the Traces That Have Been Retrieved 1. . This is the folder where the traces-to-be- 4. Place the cursor on the pull down menu and select the type of file to be renamed. 6-6 Trace Rename Log File 150 . Fig. Those traces are loaded into the utility. The MST Rename Utility application opens. Fig.

NOTE: The change is immediate in the file and cannot be undone. . are removed from the list. 11. Rename Manually To activate Manual Renaming of measurements. Fig. The order you click the Auto-Advance check box determines the order the fields will cycle. to change all the filenames in the list.5. ii. A number will appear in the Auto-advance label indicating the field’s order. Rename Automatically To process many files at once. i. and then turn them on in the order of precedence. Rename Traces a. Enter names in each active field. 7. From the toolbar select the object that you want renamed – Filename. Titles or sub-Titles. the file selection will move down automatically. press the Apply All button. or select a file and press enter. but it can be redone easily to correct any mistakes. If you want to the program to cycle through each parameter. iv. 9. the Auto-Advance (2) field cycle to its next value and so forth. names and Auto-Advance selections. double-click a file. If you use the Enter key. Highlight any traces not to be renamed and click on the Delete button. 151 . Activate a rename field by clicking on the box per Field column. Once you’ve activated your fields. The change will take place immediately. or ii. . i. Auto-advance fields will advance each time. When in Manual mode. . 10. Turn off Auto-Advance for all fields. Select the target files and press the Apply Selected button. b. . you can rename each trace manually or automatically. iii. check the Auto-Advance button. The field marked Auto-Advance (1) will cycle through its values first then when it cycles back to the top value. The selected traces 6. 6-7 Trace Rename Log File 8. select the Manual toolbar button: .

the customized language message should not take up significantly more space than the English equivalent. Select the language to be modified by clicking on the plus sign to the left of the language name. They have been immediately stored with the new names in the working folder file. The fonts that are used for the on-screen messages are proportional. This procedure can be used to rename the trace’s title and subtitle. 6-4 Language Editor The Language Editor allows for modification of the language that is already in the instrument (except English) and also provides the ability to add two custom languages to the test instrument. the files are to be saved as vna.znc for the system language file 152 . a limit exists on message length because of the need to fit the message on a soft key or in a message box. Modifying or Defining a Language The standard language files that are provided in the test instrument may be modified. two Custom files are available (in English) that may be completely rewritten in another language if desired. and select System Language File. To modify a language file. or Parameter Names. click to select the Parameter that is to be changed and type the new text in the bottom window. and system. and then upload it into the test instrument. Always test the customized language by uploading it into the test instrument and reviewing the menus to be sure that the key labels fit into the available space and are fully discernible. select Download Language Table. select the Sync menu. In order to change the label of a parameter. Generic Text. Ideally. meaning that different characters can take different amounts of space. Save the modified language file to the PC hard disk. Please contact your font vendor for specifics.znc for the VNA language file. The file tree expands to show the three groups of labels that are available for editing.Fig. Note: Special fonts for some languages must be installed on the system in order to edit those languages. except for the default English file. Some creativity may be necessary in order to fit the words into the allotted space. For most entries. Select the group of labels that are to be edited: Button Captions. In addition. Note: Before uploading to the test instrument. 6-8 Trace Rename Log File Trace filenames in this example have been renamed.

Fig. Selection Scope . file type determined in Application Type: in the Active Measurement Window.Select the location of the files to be edited. This selection edits a group of files in the entered folder location. This selection edits a group of files. Group Edit Command Line Highlighted The MST – Measurement Group Edit window opens. Apply to all open files of selected type. Placing a check in the box. 2.6-5 Group Edit This utility application allows you to rename titles. and parameters of measurement files grouped together within a directory or selected by measurement type. To use this utility effectively requires some forethought in how the measurements are taken. b. subtitles. 6-10 Trace Rename Log File 153 . Fig. next to Commit Changes to Disk save all changes which cannot be undone. 1. Pull down the Sync menu and click on the command line Group Edit. a. Apply to all files in the specified folder. 6-9 Tools Menu.

and filename to insert parameter values from each measurement file. {Center_Freq} or {OCC_BW_MEASURED_DB}.e. Measurement Titles – Check the box next to the Plot Title or Plot Subtitle that you desire to change. Parameter Duplication a. {time}. Enter the new title or subtitle into the entry boxes. (i. b. 4. You may also use {[VAR]}. 5. where [VAR] is any parameter in the saved measurement. Press the Apply button. {count}.3. Browse the folder for the file with the parameter to be duplicated. Check the desired parameter box that you want to duplicate. 154 . Titles and parameters are entered as set up in steps 2 through 4. Select it and it is displayed in the entry box. Use {date}.

7-2 Internet Settings Configuration To automatically queue the Anritsu website for updates. 1. The website can be automatically queued for MST related updates. 2. 4. click on the check box preceding the statement – Use a Proxy Server to access the Internet content. Then in the Proxy Settings box. 7-1 Tool Menu: Program Options Command The Program Options window opens. Fig. In the Automatic Update Notification box. you must configure the MST Internet Settings. and documentation on their Product Support Web Site. On the Tools menu. Click on the Internet Settings tab. click Program Options. 155 .Chapter 7 Instrument Files Update 7-1 Introduction Occasionally Anritsu places updated software. click on the check box preceding the statement – Automatically check for updates from Anritsu’s Product Support Web Site. firmware. 7-2 Program Options Window 3. Fig.

8. Close MST and start it up again On the Tools menu. Fig. 7-4 Program Updates Window 156 . Click OK. If green. You may need to ask you IT team for the Domain name if you don’t know it. Password and network Domain information. click Product Updates. Fig. 7-3 Tool Menu: Program Updates Command 9. return to the Program Options window and re-enter your correct Username. If red. The Product Updates window opens. Enter your Username. a connection to the Internet has been established. Notice at the top right corner of the window a box labeled Internet:. Confirm that the colored box is green. 7.5. See button definitions below. 6. Password and network Domain name in the respective entry boxes.

Retrieve File – If the instrument file highlighted status is Available. and fixes. 7-6 Code Loading Instructions Dialog iv. i. Go to section 7-5 Emergency Repair Procedures for complete procedure instructions. A Code Loading Instructions dialogue opens after the image creation on the USB memory stick is complete.     Revision Details – Opens the Customer Service Revision text file for the instrument highlighted. format the memory stick as a FAT 32 drive. Fig. Place a blank USB memory stick into you PC’s USB slot. Install to USB – For selected instruments only. Note: Confirm that any preloaded software of files from the memory stick manufacturer has been removed. use this button to retrieve a file from the web to place on your PC. Refer to your instruments User Guide to see if this feature is applicable. Emergency Repair – This feature allows you to recover corrupted operating system firmware. a OS Recovery dialogue opens with a list of instructions. its status will change to Ready. Install to Unit – When the file status for the highlighted firmware is Ready. Highlight the USB Memory stick and click OK. press this button to load the install the firmware package into the instrument. By pressing this button. Place the USB Memory stick in the instrument’s USB Port and follow the Code Loading Instructions. Copy a mirror image of the firmware package onto the USB memory stick by pressing the Install to USB button.  157 . ii. firmware updates. The Browse For Folder dialogue opens. When the file is on the PC. If necessary. Check for Updates – This button checks for recent versions of firmware placed on the Internet. Fig. a history of changes. 7-5 Browse For Folder Dialog iii. This file contains pertinent information regarding the instrument such as general features.

Notice the differences in the two Product Update windows below. This means that the updated file is on the Anritsu’s Product Support Web Site and needs to be for downloaded to your PC. the status will change to Ready and the Install to Unit button becomes active. Once the status changes to Ready.  File Status Available The highlighted file’s status. 7-7 Tool Menu: Program Updates Command The Program Updates window opens. On the Tools menu. in the window on the right is listed as Available and the Install to Unit button is gray and inactive. Click on the Retrieve File button.  File Status Ready In the left window. Once the file has been downloaded and placed your PC.7-3 Updating Software and Firmware 1. The test instrument is updated with the new firmware. Follow the instructions below. click on the now active Install to Unit button. click Program Updates. Fig. Immediately click on Install to Unit button to update the test instrument with the new firmware. ii. 158 . the highlighted file’s status is Ready and the Install to Unit button is active. 2. 7-8 Program Updates Window: Status Column i. Fig.

3. The Save Config File window opens. Run the MST program. Pull down the Sync menu and highlight Device Status and Options to open the submenu. iii.config). At this point you may Install to Unit. c. The test instrument is ready to be updated with the new firmware. 1. The file is transferred from the website to PC. Installing a License File a. Install to USB. you do not find the file you are looking for. 159 . New updates found will be listed in the file menu.File Not Listed There may be instances after opening the Products Update window. Once USB memory device is updated. Connect to the instrument. Generate a Config File a. Click on the Retrieve File button. the Install to Unit button is activated.  7-4 Generating an Instrument Config File and Installing A New License File To automatically queue the Anritsu website for updates. 4. 3. 2. 7-10 Save Config File Window Select the desired folder or create a new folder to save the config file. In that case – i. Pull down the Sync menu and highlight Device Status and Options to open the sub-menu. MST will check for the latest updates in the Anritsu’s Product Support Web Site. Click on the Check for Updates button. ii. Once the status changes to Ready. review your instruments User Guide for instructions regarding updating the firmware with the USB memory device. Click Get Options (Config File). you must configure the MST Internet Settings. Fig. (The filename format is predetermined: Model-spaceserialnumber. 7-9 Get Options Highlighted b. Fig. Note: E-Series instruments firmware can only updated using a USB memory device. So click Install to USB. Use the file name given in the entry box.

the following dialog appears. MST will install the new license into the instrument. The filename format is model-spaceserialnumber. 160 . Fig. Go to the folder where the license file was previously stored. The Open License File window opens. d. Highlight the file and press the Open button. 7-12 Open License File Window c. After the installation is complete. Verify the new option(s) are listed on the boot up screen. e. 7-13 Option Upgrade Complete Notification Window f. g. Fig.Fig.license. Follow the instruction. 7-11 Set Options (License file) Highlighted b. Click Set Options (License File).

press the Back soft key and go to step #5. To reconfigure the Static IP address. it will open to the Static IP configuration window displaying the current Static IP address at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. If successful. Connect it via Ethernet to your local network or directly to your PC using the Ethernet cross-over cable. Static Address Mode. 2. a. Press the Ethernet Configuration soft key.  If the test instrument cannot obtain an IP address from the DHCP server. use the following steps to resolve the problem.) The Static IP configuration window opens.) If you have problems with booting up or updating firmware on the test instrument. Press the 1st soft key. go to Step 4b. 7-14 BTS Master Bootstrap Screen 4. 3. Hold the 1st.  If your instrument is configured for DHCP. 3rd and 5th soft keys. Keep the 3 soft keys pressed until the Anritsu logo appears on the display. Go to Step 4a. Close Master Software Tools and then re-open it. (No text describes it. 161 . then press the Power button. it will time out approximately after 3 minutes. Fig. located right of the display directly below the Esc key. please refer to your instruments User’s Guide for this procedure. DHCP Mode 2nd Attempt i. it will immediately attempt to obtain (lease) an IP address from the network DCHP server and display it at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. 1. The statement “DHCP Lease Failed” will be displayed at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. note and write down the address. The Bootstrap screen will appear after a few seconds. DHCP Mode 2nd attempt. Power off the instrument. Power up the instrument into bootstrap mode.7-5 Emergency Repair Procedure (E-Series instrument users.  If your instrument is configured for STATIC IP.

Press the 4th soft key. Enter the gateway address. In Master Software Tools. iii. 5. iv. Enter the IP address. At this point. to return to the main bootstrap screen. iv. Press the Back soft key. 7-15 Tool Menu: Program Updates Command 7. the Ethernet line and communication on the LAN to the test instrument are OK. Enter the subnet mask. v. Re-attempt to obtain an IP address through DHCP configuration. The Product Updates window opens. ii. 6. Return to the main bootstrap screen and go to Step #5 b. Confirm that the connections. Press the 1st soft key. Toggle the address mode (DHCP/Static). The unit should give you a "Waiting for OS download connection…" message.ii. go to the Tools menu and click Product Updates. Press the 2nd soft key. 162 . Attach the Ethernet cross-over cable between the test instrument and your PC. iii. Fig. Press the Back soft key. Master Software Tools is not connected to your instrument. Note and write down the address the IP address assigned to the instrument. to switch to DHCP configuration and automatically obtain an IP address. Static Address Mode i. Press the Update OS (Ethernet) soft key. Press the 3rd soft key.

If a zip file was sent to you from Anritsu Company – a. Note: For Files Not Listed If the file you are looking for is not on the list – a. Once the file has been downloaded. Click the Check for Updates button to obtain the latest list from the Anritsu website. 163 . Highlight the firmware you wish to load into your instrument. Copy it to the MST folder.Fig. its status will be changed to Ready. 7-16 Product Updates 8. (Default location is C:\Program Files\Anritsu\Anritsu Master Software Tools\Archives ) b. Highlight that file. Select the box next to Show Obsolete Files at the bottom of the Product Updates screen. This will update the Products Updates Screen. If the file status is listed as “Available”. click on the Retrieve File button to download the file from the Anritsu website to your PC. If its status is “Ready” the file is located on the PC and the Emergency Repair button is active. This updates the list.

164 . When it is done loading the new OS firmware. a. power the instrument off then on. Progress messages will appear above the buttons. the installation can take many minutes. If it does not re-boot. 11. Be patient. b.9. Click the Install New OS Now button. Enter the IP address of the instrument. The instrument should start up normally. the instrument should automatically reboot. Click the Emergency Repair button. The OS Recovery window will open. Click the Ethernet button. Fig. 7-17 OS Recovery Window 10. Master Software Tools will connect to your instrument and proceed to install the firmware.

time. and Export are general file management functions. Save.Chapter 8 Bit Master Measurement Files 8-1 Introduction This chapter describes the specific features and setups related to working with Bit Master Measurement files. the measurement was turned on and set to Histogram.scope. 8-2 Downloading a Bit Master File (. That histogram window and its associated measurements are shown at the bottom of the display. Save All. please refer to Chapter 3 Software Description & Definition. 8-1 BitMaster Histogram Measurement 165 . When the file is downloaded from the instrument. Fig. Functions such as Open. For further descriptions on these or similar type file management functions. which has Channel 1(electrical) as the active channel and Channel 2 set to OFF. both channels are downloaded (if they are both on). Below is an example of a downloaded file. histogram.scope) Downloading a file from Bit Master is easily done by clicking the Capture Current Measurement button. . and Section 3-3 Toolbar. and any measurements (amplitude. In this file. captured. or mask) that are turned on for the active channel are also downloaded. Section 3-2 Menu Bar.

The mouse function can be assigned to measure Position. As shown in the figure below. a histogram can be added in MST by the user. 166 . To create this custom histogram. and the total number of enclosed hits are shown at the bottom of the screen. the histogram is applied to the time axis. 8-3 Graphic Display Editor Toolbar The mouse function opens a menu that controls the function of the mouse while in the Active Measurement window. peak-to-peak (P-P). Distance. Fig. The Drag Overlay function is not used for Bit Master files. The original mask information is shown at the bottom of the display area. click the mouse function menu in the graphic display editor toolbar. and generate a histogram.Below is another example of a downloaded file that has a mask measurement on the active Channel 1. standard deviation (Std-Dev). this window (shown in blue) will generate a time or amplitude histogram of the enclosed pixels. 8-2 BitMaster Histogram Measurement with Mask 8-3 Add Custom Histogram to Downloaded Files Once a file is downloaded from the instrument. mean. 8-4 Mouse Function Pull Down Menu with Histogram Selected With the mouse function assigned to Histogram. Fig. drag the mouse while holding the left mouse button over the desired section of the active measurement window to draw a rectangular histogram window. In the example below. Fig.

8-5 BitMaster Measurement Editor The user histogram can be added to any downloaded file. Fig. Below is an example of a user histogram (on the amplitude axis) being added to a file that had a mask measurement active when it was downloaded. Fig. as shown below. The Plot Setup window also allows the user to change the histogram type so that its calculations can be applied to either the time axis or the amplitude axis. 167 . The Plot Setup window can be opened by clicking on the Edit Graph button on the graphic display editor toolbar. (the context menu opens when the mouse cursor is placed over the active measurement window and the right mouse button selected). even if that file had other types of active measurements. Note that the User Histogram setting must be set to either Time or Amplitude before the histogram window can be drawn on the display. or by using the context menu Data Display Options (ctrl+O).This user histogram is referred to as the Current Histogram and does not interfere with the original histogram window downloaded with the file. 8-6 MST Measurement Window The user histogram can be turned off by changing the User Histogram setting in the Plot Setup window to Off.

Fig.76 UI.Fig.6mV @0. The pointer can also be dragged vertically to measure the amplitude difference from the original start point. Below is an example of the mouse being used to indicate the position on the displayed eye (-33. a mouse pointer can be dragged horizontally in the active display window to measure the time difference from the original start point. 8-8 BitMaster Histogram Measurement with Cursor X&Y Data When the mouse function is assigned to Distance. the mouse pointer indicates the X-axis (time) and Y-axis (amplitude) coordinates in the active screen window. Below is an example of the Distance function being used to measure the time distance between the two crossing points of the eye. in the example below). 8-7 Plot Setup Window 8-4 Position and Distance Mouse Functions When the mouse function is assigned to Position. 168 .

2 mV in this example). 8-9 BitMaster Histogram Measurement with Distance Function On – X Axis Below is an example of the Distance function being used to measure the amplitude from the top of the One Level to the bottom of the Zero level of the eye (353. 8-10 BitMaster Histogram Measurement with Distance Function On – Y Axis 169 .Fig. Fig.

8-11 Context Menu Open Note: The measurement data in the captured file will always be associated with the active channel. Turning off the active Display Channel does not affect the measurement data. 170 . The settings for display channels can be edited using the Plot Setup window (from Edit Graph button) or the context menu (Display Channel Options) – see figure below. Fig.8-5 Displaying Channels When the downloaded file contains data from both channels (Ch1 and Ch2). it simply blanks out the eye pattern display for that channel. a user can display the data from both channels (the default) or turn off either one of the channels.

The eye mask file can be downloaded from the instrument via the Sync menu. Open that saved file using the Plot Setup window as shown below. 8-12 MST – Download Eye Mask Command Save the downloaded Eye Mask file to the local directory. the Eye Mask file must be available in the local directory. 8-13 Plot Setup Window 171 . Fig.8-6 Installing User Masks A user mask can be added to any downloaded file. shown in the example below. To add a mask. Fig.

8-14 Folder Containing eyeMask.txt Open the EyeMask. Fig. That mask will be displayed on the current active window. The Total Samples and Failed Samples data for the original mask as well as the Failed Samples data for the new (current) mask are both shown at the bottom of the display.Click the folder icon to find the downloaded Eye Mask file. A list of masks will show in the Plot Setup window. In the example below.txt file. 8-15 Plot Setup Window Click the desired mask and press OK. the original mask was replaced with a new (current) mask. 172 . Fig.

8-16 Changed Masks in the Histogram The masks can be turned off and on and reset using the context menu Mask Lines. click Hide Mask. 173 . Clicking on Show Current Mask will bring the current mask back on the screen. Clicking Reset to Original Mask will remove the current mask and display the original mask that was downloaded from the instrument.Changing Masks Fig. Fig. 8-17 Context Menu to Edit Mask Lines To hide a mask. as shown below (the context menu opens when the mouse cursor is placed over the active measurement window and the right mouse button selected).

Adding a node will add a new node halfway between the selected node and the next node (in the clock-wise direction). Each region consists of a maximum of 10 nodes. a central region.8-7 Editing Masks Mask files are defined by a series of nodes that define three regions: an upper region. 8-18 Edit Functions Context Menu This node menu provides a number of options to delete. and a lower region. Fig. Editing a node will open a new window with the time and amplitude coordinates of that node. Fig. 8-19 Edit Limit Line Node Entry Window 174 . Deleting a node would simply delete that node from the mask. place the mouse cursor on a node and click the mouse right button to open the Node’s context menu (see figure below). To edit a mask that is displayed on the screen. or edit the node. add. Those values can be modified by typing in the new values and pressing OK (see figure below).

8-21 Mask New Node Position 175 . (see figure below). Fig. The top left corner is the (0. 0 1000 4000 8000 0 1000 5000 10000 Fig. 0) point and each grid line is a step of 1000 (see figure below). a user can left-click the node and drag it with the mouse to move it to the desired location on the graph.The eye mask coordinates are defined in terms of the display grid. 8-20 Defined Graph Axes In addition to right-clicking the node to edit it.

as shown in the figure below. it can be saved as a custom mask. 8-22 Saving a Custom Mask Using the Context Menu A new window will open. 8-23 Saving a Mask to the Current eyeMask.Once a mask has been modified. Locate the directory of the target eye mask file (the one that was downloaded from the instrument) and choose that file (see figure below). Fig. The new mask will be appended to this mask file. Use the context menu Mask Lines and choose “Save as Custom Mask”.txt 176 . Fig.

txt to Scope Eye Masks Folder 177 . Press YES to overwrite the target file on the instrument. Fig. Fig. 8-24 Custom Mask Description Entry Window To upload the modified eye mask file.txt file (make it the active window) and click the upload button. open the eyemask. another window will open to allow the user to enter a name and description for this new mask (see figure below). to transfer that file to the instrument.Before this custom mask is saved. the new mask is ready to be used on the instrument and will show up in the mask list under the measurement menu. The description field is limited to 50 characters. 8-25 Saving eyeMask. . At this point. A warning message will pop-up about the existence of a file with the same name in the target directory (see below). The mask name field is limited to 12 characters.

Appendix A Applications and Files A-1 Supported Anritsu instruments • MP1026A/B – Bit Master • MS2024A – Handheld VNA Master • MS2026A – Handheld VNA Master • MS2026B – Handheld VNA Master • MS2028B – Handheld VNA Master • MS2034A – VNA Master • MS2036A – VNA Master • MS2711D – Spectrum Master • MS2712E – Spectrum Master • MS2713E – Spectrum Master • MS2717A/B – Economy Spectrum Analyzer • MS2718A – Economy Spectrum Analyzer • MS2719A – Economy Spectrum Analyzer • MS2721A/B – Spectrum Master • MS2723B – Spectrum Master • MS2724B – Spectrum Master • MS8911A/B – Digital Broadcast Field Analyzer • MT8220A – UMTS Master • MT8212B – Cell Master • MT8212E – Cell Master • MT8222A – BTS Master • MT8221B – BTS Master • S311D – Site Master • S312D – Site Master • S325D – Site Master • S331D – Site Master • S332D – Site Master • S412D – LMR Master • S810D – Site Master • S820D – Site Master • S331E – Site Master • S332E – Site Master • S361E – Site Master • S362E – Site Master 178 .

..wmxd Folder Spectrogram files.....................................pm SPA files..jpg LTE files…............ *...................lim Mobile WiMAX measurement files.........*. *..*.....pdf Script Master – Channel Scanner files.......................................sig T1 Measurement files............................dut and *........................... *....... *......*..... *.....dvb DVBTHSFN files ………………………... Cable............ptm Report files……………………………….......edg Hi-Accuracy Power Meter files……. *....s2p Google Map Export files…………………*................mna VNA files..... *.............. *..................wmxe Mobile WiMAX parameter files…......................scope CDMA Standard files. *..................pfs andc Spectrogram files…………………………*......A-2 Supported File Types Measurement & Data Files Antenna.cpp DVBTH files………………………………. *..... *..vna WCDMA/HSDPA files.. Signal Standards. *........... *. *.....................smcs Script Master – GSM/WCDMA files…..*.................................. *................................... *..isdb Interference Analyzer files.......…....mdb Legacy Trace files………………………… *......dsfn E1 Measurement files……………………... *.................t1 TD-SCDMA files……...fsg GSM/GPRS/EDGE files....dat Limit Line files…………………………… *...lte Language files.....................e1 EV-DO Standard files..znc Legacy Database files…………………… *.spa Setup files............evdo Fixed WiMAX measurement files......tm VNA files……………………………................ *.....ia.......wcd Output Files Comma files……………………………….... *....*........ *.stp Signal Standard files. *.......avi Trace Copy files.....cs CW Generator files………………………....... *.*.html Report files…………………………………*...............txt Bit Master Measurement files.... *. *...... *........................xml Power Meter files.......tds TM (Transmission Measurement) files.....kml MapPoint Export files……………………*.... *.....................hipm ISDB-T files………………………………......... *....................iac JPEG files.. *......................... *.cdma Channel Scanner files....................... *................csv Export files…………....cswg Display Histogram files…………………................bmp 179 ........ *..... *...

The Supported Commands section describes and compares similar commands between HHST and MST. S325D. S820D) -   Once a Handheld Software DAT file is converted using the DAT File Converter to Master Software Tools file format. Commands Not Supported in MST. MT8212B. using Master Software Tools. the new Master Software Tools file cannot be converted back to a Handheld Software Tool DAT file format. Quick Start includes connecting between MST and the test instrument. downloading a measurement. Site Master. S312D. cable. It has four major sections – Quick Start. S332D. and MST Code Loading for Cell Master. Site Master. and editing antenna. 180 . The last section is MST Code Loading for Cell Master. and Spectrum Master. It is a step-by-step procedure for code loading in MST. It is just a list of commands in HHST without an exact or similar command like it in MST. cannot be converted to a Handheld Software Tool DAT file. Next is the section titled Commands No Longer Supported in MST. S810D. S331D. Warning!!! Below are a couple of irreversible file transfer issues between Handheld Software Tools and Master Software Tools (Anritsu Instruments Models – MS2711D. Files downloaded from D model instruments. S311D. Supported Commands. using Markers and Limit Lines. and Spectrum Master.Appendix B HHST & HHCL Users This appendix is to help Handheld Software Tools and Handheld Code Loader users transition to Master Software Tools fairly easy. and signal standard files.

Configure Master Software Tools a. Note: When the File Summary button is pressed for the Measurement File Preview/Summary Window. Drag a file from the File List Window into the Active Measurement Window. File List Active Measurement Window Measurement File Preview/Summary Window Active Measurement    Click the Capture Measurement button. 2. Toolbar Component 3. Note the command line is checked and grayed. . information regarding the trace and graph set up are displayed. on the toolbar. Connect the serial cable or serial/USB cable between the instrument and PC.B-1 Quick Start 1. Highlight and double click on a file in the File List window. Click Connect – RS232: COMx in the Connection menu. 181 . The connection list menu displays SERIAL and the connector symbol turns green. Import Measurements into the Active Measurement Window There are three methods for transferring measurements from the instrument into the Active Measurement Window.

b. Scroll down to Data Markers and click Display Marker Table. c. In the Data Display Options page. on the Graphic Display Editor toolbar. Place the cursor on the active measurement screen and press the right mouse button to open the context menu. hold down left mouse button.4. or i. ii. Display the marker table i. Click iii. and drag the cursor to desired coordinate. Place the cursor on a marker. Markers Method 1 – Editing in the Active Measurement Window a. click Open the Plot Setup window. On the Graphic Display Editor Toolbar. Click the boxes in the Ref column to activate the desired markers. iv. check the Marker Table box. . ii. Click to select the marker type or i. 182 .

Click on the desired Marker buttons. Lower Limit Line. Place the cursor on the active measurement screen and press the right mouse button to open the context menu. ii. iii. Set the amplitude value for the either the Upper Limit Line or Lower Limit Line. Click on either of the buttons to place the markers in Marker to Peak or Marker to Valley mode. Click ii. Place the cursor on a marker or marker label. View Limit Lines i. 5. In the Data Display Options page. i. check one or both of the limit lines – Upper Limit line. Scroll down to View Limit Lines and click the desired limit line to be displayed 183 . hold down left mouse button. Set Up Limit Lines on the Graphic Display Editor toolbar. Limit Lines Method 1 – Editing in the Active Measurement Window a. and drag the cursor to desired coordinate. b. c.a. b.

Save All are general file management type commands. Press the Limit Line pull down arrow button.  Move a Segment or Multiple Segments 1. b. 7. Hold down the left mouse button and move the limit line to the desired position. Draw a dotted box (lasso) around the desired segment or segments. Click Open/Save/Save All Open. 8. On the Graphic Display Editor toolbar. 184 . b. Place the cursor over the graph. Working with Plot Overlay/Undo Plot Overlay a. To create a new cable list. Save. 4. Working with the Cable Editor a. and drag the cursor onto the second measurement panel. 4. Place the cursor on one of the nodes.a. Scroll down the context menu and click Select Line. Release the left mouse button and the nodes for the selected segments are highlighted in red. Place the mouse cursor on the active measurement window. c. highlight New… in the File menu and click Cable File. 2. 3. 6. Place the cursor on the graph and hold down the left mouse button. 3. Hold down the left mouse button and d the segment or segments to the new position. Place the cursor on one of the nodes. Click the right mouse button. All the nodes of the limit line are highlighted in red. 5. Please review the section for further details regarding these and other similar file management commands. to turn off the overlaid trace. click on Download Cable List in the Sync menu. d. list the mouse functions and click Drag Overlay. 2. Move the Limit Line  Move the Limit Line 1. hold the left mouse button down. Place two similar type graphs into the active measurement window. To append a current cable list.

To append a current signal standard list. c. Pull down the File menu and click Save to save the new cable list. d. 185 . Working with the Signal Standard Editor a. Press the button to upload this file into the instrument. highlight New… in the File menu and click Antenna File. Press the button to upload this file into the instrument. The Signal Standards Editor window opens. Pull down the File menu and click Save to save the new cable list. To append a current antenna list. Working with the Antenna Editor a. Click a box to enter an antenna name or antenna parameter. click on the desired standard list type after scrolling through the sub-menus New… and Signal Standard in the File menu. c. Click a box to enter a cable name or cable parameter. click Download Signal Standards in the Sync menu. 9. click Download Antenna List in the Sync menu. d. To create a new Antenna List. b. b. 10. The Antenna Editor window opens. To create a new signal standard list.Or The Cable List Editor window opens.

Place the cursor over Signal Standard and press the right mouse button. to upload this file into the instrument. Set the signal standards accordingly. a.b. Press the Print button. 186 . a. Enter a name for the new signal standard. A context menu opens. Click b. A New Signal Standard is listed and highlighted for entry at the bottom of the signal standard list. The Print All Measurement window opens. Highlight and click on Print All in the File menu.  Page Layout  Page Orientation  Printer c. Printing  Print the Active Measurement  on the toolbar. Click Add Signal Standard. e. It will display as an HTML or PDF page. Highlight and click on Print in the File menu or click on Print All Files in the Active Measurement Window a. Press the 11. d. c.  Select the desired print output parameters. See page 78. on the toolbar. Generate a Report The report format generated is determined by the parameters set in the Program Options window. Report Generator for more information.

b. 187 . A report is generated and displayed on your monitor.

The description format is set up in a table. The left column describes the HHST command. and Additional Instructions. the MST Command Function box will be empty. If the MST command functions exactly like the HHST command. Equivalent MST Command HHST Command Program Title Locate or Activate the Command The Actual HHST and MST Command or Button (label names) Command Function Additional Instructions. Definitions. A-1 Example Software Comparison Table 188 . There are four rows under the program title labeled Locate or Activate the Command. Definitions.B-2 Supported Commands This section details the MST commands equivalent to HHST commands. The Command Function row details what the command does. Locate or Activate the Command contains an instruction or list of instructions to locate the command or button. or Information. or Information Fig. definitions related to the command. Command Function. The Actual HHST and MST Command or Button. The Actual HHST and MST Command or Button row has a picture of the command or button in the software. At the top of the table in bold text is the HHST command. the right column describes the equivalent MST command. The bottom row will list any additional instructions.

For additional information related to Overlays see: pg 52. Saves all measurements in the measurement window to the default directory. click Removes the overlaid trace from the plot. Section 4-4 Overlays Capture Plots to Screen. For additional information related to Save All see: pg 40. Section 3-4 Graphic Display Edit Toolbar Mouse Function Drag Overlay Overlay Control pg 86. Section 3-2 Menu Bar. topics related to the File Menu 189 . Turns off all overlays from view in plot.Menu Bar Undo Plot Overlay HHST Click Edit on the menu bar MST On the Active Measurement Edit Toolbar. Start Plot Capture Button HHST Click Capture on the menu bar MST Click File on the menu bar (Start Plot Capture) (Save All) Opens the Plots Download to Screen window to select the file you want to store on the PC.

190 .Capture Current Plot to Screen HHST Pull down the Capture menu and click On the toolbar. click MST (Capture Current Measurement) Captures the measurement from the instrument and places it in the measurement display window.

Distance-To-Fault HHST Pull down the Tools menu and click MST Pull down the Tools menu and click For additional information related to the Distance-toFault (DTF) window see: Pg 76. Distance-To-Fault 191 .

Section 5-4 Cable Editor 192 .Cable Editor HHST Pull down the Tools menu and click MST Pull down the Sync menu and click For additional information related to the Cable Editor window see: Pg 106.

Antenna Editor HHST Pull down the Tools menu and click MST Pull down the Sync menu and click For additional information related to the Antenna Editor window see: pg 104. Section 5-2 Antenna Editor 193 .

Section 5-3 Signal Standard Editor 194 .Signal Standard Editor HHST Pull down the Tools menu and click MST Pull down the Sync menu and click For additional information related to the Signal Standard Editor window see: Pg 105.

Program Preferences Window

HHST
Pull down the Settings menu and click

MST
Pull down the Tools menu and click

Opens the Program Preferences window. Opens the Program Options window.

For additional information related to the Program Options window see: pg 75, Program Options

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Toolbar
Open Plot, Save Plot

HHST
On the toolbar, click On the toolbar, click

MST

(Open Plot, Save Plot) Open Plot opens a window to retrieve a saved file and opens it in the active measurement window. Save Plot opens the Save File window to save the plot a default directory on the PC.

(Open a measurement file, Save current measurement to file)

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Plot Properties

HHST
Click Edit Graph

MST

or
On the toolbar, click Place the cursor on the desired active measurement screen. Click the right mouse button to pop up the context menu. Highlight Data Display Mode and click.

or
Press Ctrl+O on the keyboard.

or

(Plot Properties)

Opens the Plot Properties window.

Opens the Plot Setup window.

The equivalent to HHST Auto Scale, not in the Plot Setup window, is on the Active Measurement Edit toolbar. For additional information related to Plot Setup see: pg 52, Section 3-4 Graphic Display Edit Toolbar Autoscale pg 56, Section 3-11 Context Menus & Plot Setup Options pg 89, Section 4-8 Working with Markers

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Plot Information

HHST
On the toolbar, click

MST
Above the Measurement Preview/Summary Window, click

(Plot Information) Opens the Plot Information window.

Data related to the active measurement plot is displayed in the window.

Data related to the active measurement plot is displayed in the File Summary window of MST.

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Limit Lines HHST Click On the toolbar. they will be set to different colors. Enter a new value for the location of the line if not using the default value. For additional information related to the Limit Lines window see: pg 89 Section 4-7 Working with Limit Lines pg 99 Section 4-10 Limit Line Form Editor 199 . If both Upper Limit Line and Lower Limit Line are selected. Check the box to display the desired limit line. Click the OK button. Places a limit line at the entered value. click MST or Press Ctrl+O on the keyboard. Opens the Plot Setup window.

A table of six markers opens below the plot. hold down the left mouse button. click any of the six Mx buttons. (x=1-6) Place the cursor on the active measurement plot. Click any of the boxes in the Ref column to enable a marker.Markers HHST Click MST or Press Ctrl+M on the keyboard. For additional information related to the Markers window see: pg 89 Section 4-8 Using Markers pg 99 Section 4-10 Limit Line Form Editor 200 . A red box is the current active marker. place the cursor on the desired marker. Scroll down to Data Markers and click Display Marker Table in the marker setup sub-menu. Immediately places the enabled marker on the plot. Click the right mouse button to open the context sensitive menu. If needed. or On the toolbar. and move the marker to a new location. A black box is an enabled marker.

click (Toggle Mouse Function) Changes the mouse function on the active measurement plot between Plot Overlaying and Marker/Limit/Zoom. and Drag Overlay when on the active measurement window. (Set the mouse function in the active window) Opens a list menu to select between Position. Distance. Zoom.Toggle Mouse Function HHST On the toolbar. click MST On the Active Measurement Edit toolbar. For additional information related to the Mouse Function pull down menu see: pg 51 Mouse Function B-3 Commands Not Supported in MST Not Supported At All Database Save Plot to Database Electrical Length Calculator 201 .

Notice the differences in the Status column for the list of firmware above. use this set of instructions to code load your instrument. The Products Updates window opens. Immediately click Install to Unit button to update the test instrument with the new firmware.B-4 MST Code Loading for Cell Master.  File Status Ready The highlighted file’s status is Ready and the Install to Unit button is active. 202 . This means that the updated file is on the Anritsu’s Product Support Web Site and needs to be downloaded to your PC.  File Status Available Some files’ status in this window are listed as Available and the Install to Unit button is gray and inactive. click Program Updates. Once the file has been downloaded and placed in a folder on your PC. 2. Follow the instructions below. On the Tools menu. & Spectrum Master For Handheld Code Loader users transitioning to Master Software Tools. the status will change to Ready and the Install to Unit button becomes active. Site Master. 1.

i. e. Click on the Retrieve File button. and F5 keys. Click the Install to Unit button to update the test instrument with the new firmware. Connect the Serial cable between the instrument and PC. 203 . F3. F3. and F5. ii. Press and hold F1. Follow the instructions in the MST Code Loader window or the list of instructions below. Release the F1. Once the status changes to Ready. See picture above. b. The firmware will download to your PC. f. Power On the instrument. click on the now active Install to Unit button. Observe the progress bar. Press the Start button to begin loading the firmware. The MST Code Loader program opens. d. 4.  The screen on the instrument changes. g.3. Power Off the instrument. c. The test instrument is updated with the new firmware. iii.

The instrument is ready for use. 204 . During the erase mode the comments in the status line on the instrument display changes from Erasing SETUPS from EPROM Erasing all Cal Erasing all Sweeps  The firmware installation process is complete after the erase mode. it will reset and then continue on to erase mode. See picture below. The Remote status is removed from display and one measurement sweep is taken.  Once the instrument is completed with loading the firmware.

Using an example where the site name. “Auto Advance” at the bottom of the field definition then subtitle and apply to all. Using the Renaming utility To get the greatest benefit from the renaming utility a plan needs to be developed for saving the trace files in the Site Master. The simplest naming convention could be a series of using two numerical digits per trace saved.”. The Renaming Utility also has a save field definitions function to save the definitions for future use. this title would be applied to the first six trace files.B-5 MST Rename Utility for HHST Users Use the new Rename Utility in MST for the task of renaming large number of trace files within a short amount of time. If six tests are required then 36 trace files would be needed. DTF etc. Using a typical example of a new installation where two cables are added for each of the three sectors. such as “Return Loss. The renaming utility will then complete the process and the 36 files will have been renamed. Say “1-1” through “1-6” for the first cable. Simply chose the field definition. The color or sector & color would then be changed to rename the rest of the titles. sector & cable color are used for the title. select the fully automated process. a semi automated and a fully automated. Simply use the field radial buttons to comprise the name then press the Enter key on the trace file. these six cables need to have a series of test run on them. the fully automated feature can then be used. The last step is to verify the names have been renamed correctly using the HHST. The Renaming Utility has two methods of renaming trace files. the semi automated method would be best suited. Next download the traces to your computer into a folder for that site. then changing the first number for each cable and repeating the six tests. If Morgan Hill was the site name. Since the same repetitive test names are used to name the type of trace. 205 . then launch the Renaming Utility. Both methods use a “field definition” convention where several fields can be used to provide a name that periodically changes or a field that can be applied automatically. Alpha was the sector and brown was the cable color. then change the radial button where the name needs to change. finishing up with “6-1” through “6-6”. then the process of renaming them.

Launch the Renaming Utility then select the Working Folder where the traces are stored. Develop a naming convention using the “Field Definitions” at the bottom of the Renaming Utility. 2. Also ensure HHST Files are selected from the file type button. Once defined. 206 . the fields can be saved and opened using icons at the top of the Renaming Utility.Renaming Procedure 1.

3. Once the definitions are saved. Select Title then Manual buttons and the Field and Radial buttons to rename trace title fields. they can be reopened in the future. 207 . 4.

Using the Maximize and Minimize buttons. Note. 6. Select “Subtitles” button. Close the Rename Utility then launch HHST. then select the field definitions then “Apply All” button. verify that the correct names were applied. All the subtitles will be automatically renamed. be sure the to select the “Auto Advance” check box and ensure the -1 is displayed to place the field in the automated mode.5. 208 . Select the folder then open the traces files and tile them horizontally.

Dell Latitude D620 Series Laptops 1. Please follow the steps for your Dell model laptop below to avoid these problems. 3. Press Enter to expand the list. a. 2. ii. press F2. c. Press Enter to modify this setting. v. 209 . These problems affect code loading with either USB or Ethernet connections. Scroll down to Onboard Devices using the Down arrow. b. During the laptop BIOS boot up process. The BIOS page opens. Attach either a USB or an Ethernet cable to your laptop. iv. before the Windows screen. Scroll down to Integrated USB hub iii.Appendix C FAQs Intermittent Code Loading Problems Associated with Dell Docking Stations Intermittent boot up problems have occurred with Anritsu instruments after code loading using Master Software Tools on Dell Latitude D620 and D630 laptops. Press Enter when done modifying this field Press Esc to exit the BIOS Setup Press the Left/Right arrow to select Exit. Turn the laptop power on. Problems are related to code loading when the laptop is attached to the docking station or with the Integrated USB hub BIOS setting. Highlight High Speed using the Left/Right arrow. 4. i. Power off the laptop and remove it from the docking station. d.

keyboard. Attach either a USB or an Ethernet cable to your laptop. This opens the Help. 3. 5. go to the MST Help menu and click the Help Contents command line. Follow the instructions for Code Loading in MST. or have intermittent problems with this new setting.1 rev devices are in use or no USB communication problems occur.pdf file. Go to Chapter 7 Instrument Files Update. follow the instructions in step 4 above to reset Integrated USB hub to Compatible. 5. 6. Run Master Software Tools (MST). Leave the Integrated USB hub setting at High Speed if no USB 1. Go to Chapter 7 Instrument Files Update. go to the MST Help menu and click the Help Contents command line. 4. and re-dock the laptop into the docking station. Turn the laptop power on. detach the communication cable from the laptop. Follow the instructions for Code Loading in MST. After successfully code loading the Anritsu instrument. When in the Integrated USB hub field. Run Master Software Tools (MST). After successfully code loading the Anritsu instrument. High Speed.g.e. use the Left/Right arrow to highlight Compatible. power down the laptop. detach the communication cable from the laptop. Press Enter. For additional information regarding this topic. Dell Latitude D630 Series Laptops 1. 210 . power down the laptop. Note: If you are using or suspect to be using known USB 1. Power off the laptop and remove it from the docking station. For additional information regarding this topic. 2. mouse. and re-dock the laptop into the docking station. This opens the Help.1 rev devices e.pdf file. 7. You have the option to return the Integrated USB hub parameter to the factory default setting Compatible or keep the new setting.

The Control Panel window opens. 2. Move your cursor to Settings and click Control Panel. or Korean.Installing East Asian Language Fonts The following procedure text are for MST users whose PCs are in East Asian countries or users who prefer to work with their PCs in one of the East Asian language fonts – Chinese Simple. 1. Chinese Traditional. Scroll down to and double click Regional and Language Options. 3. The Regional and Language Options window opens. Click the Task Bar. 211 . Japanese.

5. Press OK button to install. Click the Languages tab.4. Click the OK button in the Regional and Language Options window. Checking this box opens the following dialog window. Installation is complete. 212 . 6. Click the Install files for East Asian Languages.