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Spectrum Master and Bit Master  Firmware

Handheld Firmware —

Spectrum Master and Bit Master
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:

  • Spectrum Master
  • Legacy Spectrum Master
  • Bit Master
Bit Master
Model
Master Software Tools
Version
Release Date
Release History
MP1026A
v1.25
October 20, 2008
MP1026B
v1.29
October 19, 2009

 

* 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.

Spectrum Master
Model
Firmware Update
(USB Method)*
Version
Release Date
Release History
MS2711E
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MS2712E
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MS2713E
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MS2720T
v2.51
December 1, 2016
MS2722C
v2.30
May 17, 2016
MS2723C
v2.30
May 17, 2016
MS2724C
v2.30
May 17, 2016
MS2725C
v2.30
May 17, 2016
MS2726C
v2.30
May 17, 2016

 

Legacy Spectrum Master

Model
Firmware Update
(USB Method)*
Master Software Tools
Handheld Code Loader
Version
Release Date
Release History
MS2711D
 
 
v5.34
February 4, 2011
Release History
MS2721B
Models with firmware
versions at or above v1.32 
Models with firmware versions below v1.32
 
USB v1.51
September 30, 2016
MS2723B
Models with firmware
versions at or above v1.30
Models with firmware versions below v1.30
 
USB v1.39
March 28, 2011
MS2724B
Models with firmware
versions at or above v1.30
Models with firmware versions below v1.30
 
USB v1.39
March 28, 2011
MS2717B
 
 
v4.04
October, 26, 2011
MS2718B
 
 
v4.05
November 3, 2011
MS2719B
 
 
v4.05
November 3, 2011
MS2711B
 
 
v2.23
November 20, 2003
 
MS2711A
 
 
v1.46
October 25, 2002
 
MS2717A
 
 
v4.04
October 26, 2011
MS2718A
 
 
v4.05
November 3, 2011
MS2719A
 
 
v4.05
November 3, 2011
MS2711
 
 
v1.53
September 1, 2002
 

 

* 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]

Library