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E5100A/B Network Analyzer Firmware Upgrade

Firmware revision 3.xx should be installed into the Keysight E5100A/B with serial number prefix "JP5KC" and the later version.

Note: Firmware revision 2.xx can NOT be installed into the Keysight E5100A/B with serial number prefix "JP5KC" and the later version.
Directory Name Applicable Unit
1601BW 1601 NOP and B/W LCD Display
1601C 1601 NOP and Color LCD Display
801BW 801 or less NOP and B/W LCD Display
801C 801 or less NOP and Color LCD Display

To install revision 3.xx into the Keysight E5100A/B with serial number prefix "JP4KC and the earlier version, you need hardware modification using one of upgrade kit Keysight E5100U Option 091 - 096.
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To install revision 3.xx into incorrect hardware may cause a serious damage to the instrument.
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How to install the firmware into the Keysight E5100A/B:

  1. Download firmware, and extract it on your PC. Once finishing the extract, following files are created.
    UPDATE.SRC
    UPDATE
  2. Make a copy of the following two files on a 3.5 inch DOS formatted floppy disk.
    UPDATE.SRC ....... Firmware source file.
    UPDATE ........... Firmware installation program file.
  3. While pressing [Preset] and [0] keys at the same time, turn ON the Keysight E5100A/B, and wait for a while until {Firmware update} and other softkeys are appeared on the display.
  4. Press {Firmware update}.
  5. Insert the correct firmware disk into the floppy disk drive of the Keysight E5100A/B.
  6. Press {OK}.
  7. Press {EXECUTE UPDATE}.
  8. Press {OK} to start firmware update.

NOTE: It will take a couple of minutes to complete the firmware update. When it is completed, the unit automatically execute PRESET operation.

Release Date Version Version Description
2001-07-01 3.31 E5100A/B Firmware Revision 3.31

How to Download

  • Click the download button and save the file to a temporary directory on your PC (or instrument).

How to Install

  • See Above

Licensing

  • Does Not Require a License

Supporting Documentation

Download

Installs on:

Instrument

Prerequisites

  • No specific prerequisites

Supported Instruments

  • E5100A, E5100B