Handheld Firmware Update Instructions
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 , 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
HHCL Version History [3.44]