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N6705 Firmware

Procedure to install N6705 firmware via a PC (available for all versions of firmware):

  1. Download and install the Keysight N6700 Firmware Update Utility, located in the "Documents & Downloads" at the bottom of this page. If you already have the Firmware Update Utility installed on your computer, skip this step.
  2. Download both the Keysight N6705 Firmware Revision and Keysight N6705 Backup Firmware files located in the "Documents & Downloads" links at the bottom of this page.
  3. Unzip the files from Step 2, making note of where you store the unzipped files.
  4. Open the Firmware Update Utility (Start -> Programs -> Keysight -> Firmware Update Utility).
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Browse and locate the backup firmware file (N6705-backup-X_##_##.xs) that you unzipped in Step 3. Highlight the file and select Open.
  7. Select the model number of the mainframe that is being updated (N6705A or N6705B).
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select the I/O interface (GPIB, LAN, or USB) that connects your N6705 mainframe to your PC.
  10. Choose the settings necessary for communication (GPIB address, IP address, USB ID).
  11. Click Update.
  12. After the Update is complete, Click "Yes" to reboot the N6705 mainframe
  13. Once the reboot is complete, Click Back twice. Repeat steps 6-12 using the primary firmware file (N6705-X_##_##.xs), not the backup file.
  14. The primary and backup firmware are now up to date.

Note: There is no need to re-calibrate when this new firmware is installed.

Procedure to install N6705 firmware via the front panel (available with firmware revision A.02.06 or later already installed):

  1. Download both the Keysight N6705 Firmware Revision and Keysight N6705 Backup Firmware files located in the "Previous Version" tab".  
  2. Unzip the files from Step 1, making note of where you store the unzipped files.
  3. Connect a USB memory device to your computer and download both of the unzipped files from Step 2 to it (N6705-backup-X_##_##.xs and N6705-X_##_##.xs).
  4. After the files have been downloaded to the USB memory device, remove the device and insert it into USB port on the front of the N6705 DC Power Analyzer
  5. Power on the N6705 and navigate to the Firmware Update screen (Menu key -> Utilities -> Administrative Tools -> Administrator Login/Logout… -> Firmware Update…).
  6. Click the Browse button and highlight the backup firmware file (N6705-backup-X_##_##.xs) on the External USB memory device (Tip: the right arrow key will expand the file tree when External is highlighted), the press Enter.
  7. Scroll to "Install Firmware" and press Enter.
  8. After the update is complete, a message will appear instructing you to reboot the instrument and activate the firmware. Press Reboot for the firmware to take effect.
  9. Once the reboot is complete repeat steps 5-8 using the primary firmware file (N6705-X_##_##.xs).
  10. Your primary and backup firmware are now up to date.

Note: There is no need to re-calibrate when this new firmware is installed.

What is N6705 Primary Firmware D.01.09?

Firmware revision D.01.09 is the latest revision of the primary firmware for the N6705 DC Power Analyzer mainframe. It is the main firmware that provides the features and functionality of the N6705. It can be installed in the following products:
N6705A, N6705B

Firmware revision D.01.09 supersedes all other earlier versions of firmware and is backwards compatible with all other earlier versions of firmware.
 

Release Date Version Version Description
2012-01-28 D.01.09 N6705 Primary firmware D.01.09 adds Java 7 support.

How to Download

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How to Install

  • See Above

Licensing

  • Does Not Require a License

Supporting Documentation

Add-On Software / Utilities