The update is available as a free download on the REI website. Firmware and installation instructions for keypad models and HX (touchscreen) models are different; so it is important to choose the correct model update. Continue reading “New ORION Firmware Adds Feature And Function”
Recently a new OSCOR Firmware update was released on the REI website. This free download is available for the OSCOR Blue and OSCOR Green Spectrum Analyzers. In addition to performance improvements, two file and data operations have been added to the latest firmware.
Frequency Allocation Information
When generating a signal list, the OSCOR will automatically populate the comments field with information about the frequency band that a signal might be a part of for the currently selected ITU region. This information contains known regulatory or other uses of given frequency bands. Depending on the frequency there may be multiple allocations given. The frequency allocation information is also provided anytime that a signal is added to an existing signal list.
When comparing spectrum analyzers, it has become common to reference a 100% Probability of Intercept (POI) specification. POI refers to the minimum transmitter pulse duration that can be detected with a 100% Probability of Intercept. When looking at these types of specifications, it is very important to understand the assumptions behind the claims and how they are calculated; with POI, it is essential to understand the span at which the POI spec is calculated.
When extended capture and analysis of RF traffic is required, it can be tedious to analyze large volumes of resulting data. The Spectrogram Waterfall function on the OSCOR is an effective tool for visually inspecting RF energy over time. However, the Masking function may be an alternative starting point to help perform signal data analysis more efficiently.
Following the OSCOR Green firmware updates released in the beginning of 2016, REI is pleased to announce an update for the OSCOR Green Data Viewer Software. This updated version incorporates the newest OSCOR Green features: Persistence & Spectrogram. Users can now use the Data Viewer software to analyze data captured by the new features.
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Algood, Tennessee, USA – January 6, 2016 – Research Electronics International (REI) recently released firmware updates to the OSCOR Spectrum Analyzers that introduce special new features.
The OSCOR line of spectrum analyzers displays signal activity over time in a type of graph known as a waterfall display. It’s called a waterfall because of the continuous flow of rainbow colors that cascade down the screen as signal activity builds over time.