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VectorStar MS4640B
Download VectorStar Application [Software and DSP Firmware] update for MS4640B

Current Effective Release:
Firmware version 2.3.2.01
DSP version 2.3.2.01

Important: New software installation instructions are included. Please be sure to read the VectorStar How To Install document before installing.

(Unzip the down-loaded file into a flash drive, then follow the instructions in the installation .rtf file)

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VectorStar MS4640A
Download VectorStar Application [Software and DSP Firmware] update for MS4640A

Current Effective Release:
Firmware version 1.7.10
DSP version 1.7.10

Important: New software installation instructions are included. Please be sure to read the VectorStar How To Install document before installing.

(Unzip the down-loaded file into a flash drive, then follow the instructions in the installation .rtf file)

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VectorStar Windows 7 Upgrade Path Options

The VectorStar family of Vector Network Analyzers (VNA’s) has been shipping since initial introduction in 2009 with Windows XP operating system. With termination of Microsoft support for XP in April 2014, all new VectorStar MS464xB network analyzers now ship with Windows 7 operating system. We offer upgrade paths for customers wishing to transition existing VectorStar units from XP to Windows 7. The method for transitioning existing XP-equipped units to Windows 7 depends on the age of the unit. Two upgrade paths are available. Identification of which upgrade is required for a specific unit is simple and only depends on knowledge of the model and serial number. If customers do not wish to transition to Windows 7, the XP-fitted units will continue to function normally, albeit with the lack of ongoing Microsoft support for bug and security fixes. More information.

Utilities

   Exact Uncertainty Calculator (version 2.03)
This software can be used to calculate and plot Transmission and Reflection, Magnitude and Phase, measurement uncertainty, for VectorStar and Lightning family VNAs.  It takes into consideration different calibration methods and kits, different conditions such as IF BW, and non-zero s11, s22, and s21, s12 conditions for transmission and reflection uncertainties respectively.

  WindowsGPIB (version 3.79)
WindowsGPIB is a Windows®-based program that sends and receives program data over GPIB, in response to commands entered from the keyboard or from a command file, similar but friendlier than NI's WIBIC.  It is a good tool for testing mnemonics and commands while developing ATE programs.  Windows GPIB supports only NI GPIB.

  Noise Figure Uncertainty Calculator (version 1.0.0)
The VectorStar Noise Figure Uncertainty Calculator is a standalone program used to provide the user a tool for easily determining measurement uncertainty while using the VectorStar VNA Option 041 – Noise Figure. The calculator can be installed on the VectorStar instrument desktop or on a Windows XP/Windows 7 PC.

  CapVNA (version 1.0)
CapVNA is a Windows program to capture, display, save and print the graphical and textual data from VectorStar VNAs. The displayed data can be loaded from a flash drive where it was previously saved at the VNA or captured directly from the VNA over the GPIB port. The displayed data can be saved in a variety of formats to the PC's internal disk drive or a network drive and printed to a local or network printer (including color).

   Cal Kit File Maker
The Cal Kit File Maker program provides all the files necessary to create a calibration kit file for the VectorStar, Lightning and ShockLine VNAs. The program provides a convenient set of menus for entering the required information for the different standards in the calibration kit. The program does not perform calculations; it takes the input provided and creates files in the appropriate format.

Programming Examples (MS4640A and MS4640B)
The files below contain the source code of VectorStar remote programming examples, listed in the Programming Manual.  Use to copy and paste as needed into your application.

  C#, VectorStar Programming Examples (version 1.0)

  LabVIEW, VectorStar Programming Examples (version 1.0)

  LabWindows CVI, VectorStar Programming Examples (version 1.0)

LabView

  LabView® 8.2.1 or later version

  Lab Windows CVI® 7.1 version

LabWindows/CVI

  LabWindows/CVI 7.1 or later version

Visual Studio .NET (wrapper only)

  Visual Studio .NET 2003

Library
VIDEOS
VectorStar VNAs deliver Out of this world accuracy

Out of This World Accuracy
VectorStar delivers new standard in broadband performance, on-wafer active and passive devices

Vector Network Analysis for Components and Subsystems

Vector Network Analysis
4 port solution, high performance multi-frequency gain compression, easy set up, fast measurement

Introducing Cutting-edge Pulse Measurement Capability with Anritsu's new VectorStar B Series VNAs equipped with PulseView

Pulse Measurement Capability
Testing radar sub-systems and components. On-wafer device characterization. Analysis tools.

VectorStar VNAs deliver Out of this world accuracy

Out of This World Accuracy
VectorStar delivers new standard in broadband performance, on-wafer active and passive devices

Vector Network Analysis for Components and Subsystems

Vector Network Analysis
4 port solution, high performance multi-frequency gain compression, easy set up, fast measurement

Introducing Cutting-edge Pulse Measurement Capability with Anritsu's new VectorStar B Series VNAs equipped with PulseView

Pulse Measurement Capability
Testing radar sub-systems and components. On-wafer device characterization. Analysis tools.

VectorStar VNAs deliver Out of this world accuracy

Out of This World Accuracy
VectorStar delivers new standard in broadband performance, on-wafer active and passive devices

Vector Network Analysis for Components and Subsystems

Vector Network Analysis
4 port solution, high performance multi-frequency gain compression, easy set up, fast measurement

Introducing Cutting-edge Pulse Measurement Capability with Anritsu's new VectorStar B Series VNAs equipped with PulseView

Pulse Measurement Capability
Testing radar sub-systems and components. On-wafer device characterization. Analysis tools.