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Handheld Firmware

Update Methods
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Overview

There are 3 methods to update your Handheld Firmware depending on which model you have. Some models are "Firmware Version Dependent", so be sure to check your Firmware version before attempting to update your Firmware.

Not sure what version you're running?
Turn on your instrument (the splash screen will tell you)
Or from the keyboard; press the Shift + System Key [8], then press the Status option from the Sub Menu keys. The "Package Version" will display your current version of Firmware.

For the S331L, press the Help button then press the System Info button. The firmware version will be displayed in the 3rd column.

This page has the information you need to know to successfully update the firmware of your Anritsu handheld instruments. Keeping your firmware current allows you to use the most recent, improved, instrument operation possible.

USB Loader

These instruments may be updated by downloading the file and following the embedded instructions. This method uses a USB Memory Stick to transfer the files from your PC to the instrument. These downloads are available from the product family links below, or under the library tab.

Updating Anritsu Handheld Instrument Firmware
This document provides a written procedure for updating firmware on current instruments.

Anritsu Handheld Instrument Firmware Update Method [video tutorial] (PDF)
This video demonstrates how to quickly and easily download Anritsu firmware for use with your current Anritsu handheld devices (not for use with Site Master S331L)

There are 8 models which have a minumum Firmware requirement in order to use the USB Method.
[MS2024A, MS2026A, MS2034A, MS2036A, MS2721B, MS2723B, MS2724B, and MT8222A]. Check your model in the product family links below for the requirements.

If your Firmware is not at the minimum version, you are required to use Master Software Tools (MST), a PC based application, to bring them to current levels.
Master Software Tools will locate and download the most current firmware for these products.
Note: After you update your Firmware with Master Software Tools, you can update future Firmware Updates using the [USB Loader Method].

Ready to update your Firmware? Choose from the following product family links below:

BTS Master | Cell Master | LMR Master | PIM Master | Site Master | Spectrum Master | VNA Master

MST (ONLY)

You must use Master Software Tools (MST), a PC based application, to bring your instrument up to current levels.
Master Software Tools will locate and download the most current firmware for your model.

Using Master Software Tools (PDF)
Instructions for updating firmware with Master Software Tools.


To determine if your model is in this category, check the following product family links below:

Bit Master | BTS Master | Cell Master | LMR Master | Site Master | Spectrum Master | VNA Master

Code Loader

Many older Anritsu handhelds are still in use today. This is a testimony to the rugged nature of the instrument. These instruments require the use of Handheld Code Loader to update their firmware.

Handheld Code Loader can be downloaded here: Download Handheld Code Loader

Key Features and Instructions for Handheld Code Loader (PDF)
This document provides the key features and instructions for using Handheld Code Loader to update firmware in original series Site Master products

HHCL Version History [3.44] (PDF)

To determine if your model is in this category, check the following product family links below:

Cable Mate | Cell Master | Site Master | Spectrum Master | UMTS Master

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