R&S®ZVL - FAQ

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  • Sending a Remote Control Ccommand Internally

    Sending a Remote Control Ccommand InternallyQuestionI need to send a remote control command to the device, but I do not have a PC available to control the device.Can I do this internally with the device itself?AnswerYes, Go to the device's Windows function Open the Windows Explorer Open the C:\Program Files\Rohde&Schwarz\Network Analyzer\Bin folder Execute the iecwin32.exe program Choose the RSIB

  • What is the Standard Password?

    What is the Standard Password?QuestionThe login name is 'instrument', but what is the standard password?AnswerDepending on the device and firmware version there are three possible passwords:- 'instrument'- '123456'- '894129'ESCI:Firmware version < 4.42 'instrument'Firmware version >= 4.42 '123456'ESL:'123456'ESPI:Firmware version < 4.42 'instrument'Firmware version >= 4.42 '123456'ESU:Firmware

  • FSL Remote Control: SCPI Commands are not accepted

    FSL Remote Control: SCPI Commands are not acceptedQuestionI have verified the SCPI command by means of the manual - it is definitely correct. But I get an error back and the command is not performed. What is the reason?AnswerPossible reason:This problem may occur if you "copy and paste" the command from the PDF document. In this case, some kind of "control characters" is inserted into the command,

  • Connecting an external VGA screen

    Connecting an external VGA screenQuestionWe connected an external LCD screen to our ZVL3 DVI port (with a DVI-VGAadapter) but the analyzer does not detect it.What can I do?AnswerThe ZVL has a DVI-D interface.Because the DVI-D interface transmits pure digital data, you need an active DVI-D to VGAadapter.

  • How to use ZVL-K2?

    How to use ZVL-K2?QuestionWhere do I find information about the new DTF measurements (ZVL-K2)?There's nothing on your servers regarding this option.AnswerPlease accept our apologies for the inconvenience, but the ZVL-K2 manual is not yet available.However, you will find everything you need in the Help function of the device (yellow key).Please search for "Distance-to-fault" in the online help, and

  • GPIB sequence for performing the "normalization" calibration method

    GPIB sequence for performing the "normalization" calibration methodQuestionI am looking for a GPIB sequence for performing the "normalization" calibration method with the R&S ZVL at port 1. Forcalibration I want to use the SHORT from the R&S ZV-Z121 calibration kit. The calibration kit is already available on the R&S ZVL:I need to include the calibration in a measurement automation program. Do you

  • How to store a Touchstone file

    How to store a Touchstone fileQuestionI want to store a Touchstone file. How can I do this?AnswerUse the following menu items to store Touchstone files:Trace - More - Import/Export Data - Export DataYou can select between S1P and S2P file format.Important: The necessary measurements must be active on the screen.If, for example, you select S1P, an S11 or S22 measurement must be activated. If you

  • Login Password for ZVA

    Login Password for ZVAQuestionWhat is the login password for the ZVA, ZVL and FSL ?AnswerFor the ZVA: user name: instrument, password: instrumentFor the ZVL and FSL: user name: 123456, password: instrument

  • Timeout during Sweep

    Timeout during SweepQuestionI have created a program with LabView.After the sweep has been finished, I query the data, but there is no response if the bandwidth is very small.AnswerIf the bandwidth is very small, the sweep can take several seconds. The default timeout ofLabView is set to 2 seconds only. Then a timeout occurs.Countermeasure:Increase the timeout setting of LabView.It can be found

  • Recall of user's own calibration kits and connectors via remote

    Recall of user's own calibration kits and connectors via remoteQuestionI have created my own connector type and calibration kit. But it is not possible to select it with remote commands.The command “SENS1:CORR:CKIT:<own connector>:SEL 'own connector CalKit' is not accepted.If I select it manually, there is no problem.AnswerThe above-mentioned command only works for predefined connectors, e.g. N50

  • Which settings should I use for the Transform Time Domain mode?

    Which settings should I use for the Transform Time Domain mode?QuestionI have a cable of around 120 m with a velocity factor of 0.7 and a ZVL3.The length of the cable should be measured.Which settings should I use?AnswerWhen using the ZVL you can measure the length of a cable in the Transform Time Domain mode.You can make different settings for the Transform Time Domain mode which will have an

  • Most accurate way to measure the length of a cable with a VNA

    Most accurate way to measure the length of a cable with a VNAQuestionI have to measure the length of cables with a ZVL3 as accurately as possible.The cables are around 120 m and specified up to 1 GHz.I will measure one cable and set it as reference and I want to see the difference between the other cables and this cable.What is the best method?AnswerThe most accurate method is the phase shift

  • More Battery Capacity Required

    More Battery Capacity RequiredQuestionIf more battery capacity for mobile operation is required, is there a solution?AnswerIf the normal capacity of the R&S®FSL-B31 NiMH battery pack (1300.6408.02) is not sufficient,the Li-ion battery pack for the R&S®ETL can be used as an alternative.Product designation: R&S®ETL-B235 10 Ah Li-ion battery pack with battery charger (2112.0262.02)with a battery

  • How can I Switch from Remote to Local State via Remote Control?

    How can I Switch from Remote to Local State via Remote Control?QuestionHow can I switch from remote to local state via remote control?AnswerUsing a GPIB connection, you can send a Go To Local (GTL) command.If you use VISA, the command is viGpibControlREN and you have to send the VI_GPIB_REN_DEASSERT_GTLmode.You can also use this solution when you perform programming with drivers.If you use the

  • Loading an S-parameter file from a PC into a memory trace

    Loading an S-parameter file from a PC into a memory traceQuestionI have an S-parameter file on my PC and want to load it into a memory trace of my network analyzer.How can I do this via remote control?AnswerYou need the attached program written in VisualBasicApplication under EXCEL.If you have an NI-VISA driver installed and a GPIB or TCP/IP connection to the network analyzer, you can run the

  • Using remote commands to enter a label for calibration kit standards

    Using remote commands to enter a label for calibration kit standardsQuestionI want to use remote commands to enter calibration kit data. I also want to enter a “label” for the different standards. In the manual I found the command to enter a label for the calibration kit, but not for the standards. What is the remote command?AnswerIn the remote commands, you have to add the label for the standard

  • ZVL with ZVL-K1 instead of FSL in Remote Control mode

    ZVL with ZVL-K1 instead of FSL in Remote Control modeQuestionHow can a ZVL with ZVL-K1 option be used instead of an FSL in Remote Control mode sothat a control program such as EMC32 will not recognize this?AnswerAt the start of a program the Remote Control program checks all activated instruments for their status.This check is started by the *IDN? query.If instead of an FSL a ZVL with the ZVL-K1

  • How to operate the ZVL via remote desktop if you need keys that are not present on the ZVL’s front-panel view?

    How to operate the ZVL via remote desktop if you need keys that are not present on the ZVL’s front-panel view?QuestionIn the case of a remote desktop connection with the ZVL, you don’t get the entire ZVL front-panel view, because some buttons are missing on the screen. What's wrong? How to operate the ZVL when the missing buttons are needed?AnswerRemote desktop works with the ZVL although some

  • Firmware update without running analyzer application

    Firmware update without running analyzer applicationQuestionMy analyzer application is no longer running.How can I update the firmware without a running analyzer application?AnswerYou can update the firmware with the FSLUpdateTool (FWUpdateTool in ETL) Windows program.This program can be found under :Start - Programs - AccessoriesSimply unzip the firmware file to a USB stick, connect the stick to

  • Remote desktop: How to show the front panel buttons?

    Remote desktop: How to show the front panel buttons?QuestionWe have a Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzer connected to our LAN, using the Remote desktop.The front panel (where AMPT, SPAN, BW and other parameters could beaccessed) is not available. How to show it?AnswerTo switch on the front panel buttons on the FSL remote desktop, please push the F6 button on your keyboard.This activates a front

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