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Base Station Analyzer Firmware

Handheld Firmware —

for Base Station Analyzers
This product has been discontinued
Overview

Firmware updates replace the code in your Anritsu handheld instruments with the latest, improved code. To see if your instrument needs a firmware update, you will need to check your instrument's firmware version. This can be done by:

  • Turning the instrument on
  • Pressing Shift, System
  • Pressing Status
  • Finding the "Package Version" number. This is the firmware version number.

To update an instrument currently in production:

  1. Locate your instrument type under the tabs above
  2. Download the corresponding firmware update program using your browser
  3. Insert a recently formatted USB memory stick into your computer
  4. Run the downloaded program on your Windows computer

Once the program has run, the firmware update will be on the USB memory stick, ready to be transferred to the instrument. To transfer the update to your Anritsu Handheld Instrument:

  1. Install the USB memory stick in your instrument
  2. Power up your instrument. Please make sure that it is using the AC Power adapter.

At this point, the instrument will detect the firmware update and walk you through the update process. Some of our older instruments have a different firmware update process. Full details are available under the Update Instructions tab above.

Full details, including a video, are available under the Update Methods tab.

Your Anritsu handheld products are constantly being improved.
Firmware updates allow you to take advantage of those improvements.
This page provides downloadable firmware updates for these instrument families:

  • BTS Master
  • Cell Master
  • UMTS Master
UMTS Master
Model
Master Software Tools
Version
Release Date
Release History
MT8220A
v1.86
September 1, 2011

 

* Caution: Windows 8 Users – Windows 8 Certified USB sticks are not usable for firmware updates. Please use a non-certified USB stick for loading Anritsu firmware.

Update Methods

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 firmware possible.

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 Shift + System Key [8], then press the Status option from the Sub Menu keys. The "Package Version" will display your current version of Firmware.

 



USB Loader Method

For Current Model Firmware Updates

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]
This video demonstrates how to quickly and easily download Anritsu firmware for use with your current Anritsu handheld devices.

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].



Master Software Tools (Only)

For Instruments with no ability to load via USB Loader Method

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
Instructions for updating firmware with Master Software Tools.



Handheld 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
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]

Cell Master

There are 3 methods to update your Handheld Cell Master Firmware


Model
Firmware Update
(USB Method)*
Master Software Tools
Version
Release Date
Release History
MT8212E
 
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MT8213E
 
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MT8212B
 
v5.34
February 4, 2011
MT8212A
 
v5.34
February 4, 2011

 

* Caution: Windows 8 Users – Windows 8 Certified USB sticks are not usable for firmware updates. Please use a non-certified USB stick for loading Anritsu firmware.

BTS Master

There are 2 methods to update your Handheld BTS Master Firmware


Model
Firmware Update
(USB Method)*
Master Software Tools
USB Version
Release Date
Release History
MT8220T

v2.51
December 1, 2016
MT8221B
 
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MT8222B
 
v2.51
December 1, 2016
   
MT8222A
Models with firmware
versions at or above v1.58
Models with firmware
versions below v1.58
v1.80
July 30, 2012

 

* Caution: Windows 8 Users – Windows 8 Certified USB sticks are not usable for firmware updates. Please use a non-certified USB stick for loading Anritsu firmware.

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