Agilent Technologies E5515B Mainframe Revision Information

Last updated: Oct 1, 2007

This document lists hardware revisions of the E5515B Wireless Communications Test Set mainframe with tables showing hardware revision compatibility with older TA (Test Application) and LA (Lab Application) revisions.

Caution


Loading an application onto your E5515 Test Set that is not compatible with your E5515 hardware revision can cause your E5515 to lock up.   Before loading a new application on your E5515, please check the E5515 serial number and rear panel labeling for hardware upgrade options installed.  Use the appropriate table below to determine if an application is compatible with your E5515.  

If you load an incompatible application and your instrument locks up, see Boot Recovery Utility.

 


For information about application compatibility with E5515B test sets shipped before September 2003, contact your Agilent Sales Representative.

Select the appropriate link below to view the E5515B revision of interest.

·         E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB47030001 and above – December 2006

Or E5515B with E5515CU-509 upgrade installed.  (Check for an option or upgrade label on the rear panel.)

·         E5515C Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB46280001 and above – June 2006

Or E5515B with E5515BU-500, 501 or 765 upgrade installed.  (Check for an option or upgrade label on the rear panel.)

·         Special High Data Rate E5515B Test Sets upgraded with E5515BU-589 – Available April 2006

(Check for an upgrade label on the rear panel.)

·         E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB46050001 and above – Available January 2006

Or E5515B with E5515CU-503, E5515BU-285, 505, 687, 763 or 863 upgrade installed.  (Check for an option or upgrade label on the rear panel.)

·          E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB45080001 and above – February 2005

Or E5515B with E5515BU-185 or 663 upgrade installed.  (Check for an option or upgrade label on the rear panel.)

·            E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB44200001 and Above - May 2004

Or E5515B with E5515BU-522, 565, 622, 665, 765 or E5515CU-KO3 upgrade installed.  (Check for an option or upgrade label on the rear panel.)

·             E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB43340001 and Above - September 2003

Or E5515B with E5515BU-587 upgrade installed.  (Check for an option or upgrade label on the rear panel.)

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E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB47030001 and above – December 2006

This mainframe revision extended W-CDMA frequency range in hardware capability in standard E5515B.  E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.   No additional application compatibility changes in this hardware release.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets SN GB47030001 and Above

 Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

Not compatible, use E1968A

AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

A.11.00

cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

B.10.00

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

A.08.20

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

Not compatible, use E1968A

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

A.05.00

1xEV-DO FTM TA

E1976A

A.01.00

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

A.06.20

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985B

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985C

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985E

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA2

E1987A

A.03.20

GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

A.04.00

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701B

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

D.03.20

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701E

E.01.00

Discontinued cdma2000 LA

E6702A

Not compatible, use E6702B

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

B.03.10

Discontinued W-CDMA LA

E6703A

Not compatible, use E6703C

Discontinued W-CDMA LA

E6703B

Not compatible, use E6703C

Discontinued W-CDMA LA

E6703C

C.03.00

W-CDMA LA

E6703D

D.01.00

EGPRS LA

E6704A

See E6701C/D, above

1xEV-DO LA

E6706A

A.02.10

Discontinued Fast Switch LA

E6785A

Not compatible, use E6785C

Discontinued Fast Switch LA

E6785B

Not compatible, use E6785C

Discontinued Fast Switch LA3

E6785C

C.03.00

Fast Switch LA3

E6785D

D.01.00

1.      Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.  Fast Switching Test Application – Fast switches across all TA formats.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

3.  Fast Switching Lab Application – Fast switches GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA/HSDPA.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

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E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB46280001 and above – June 2006

This mainframe revision added W-CDMA, cdma2000 and 1xEV-DO Fast Device Tune hardware capability standard in E5515B and updated other hardware.  E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets SN GB46280001

 Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

Not compatible, use E1968A

AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

A.11.00

cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

B.10.00

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

A.08.20

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

Not compatible, use E1968A

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

A.05.00

1xEV-DO FTM TA

E1976A

A.01.00

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

A.06.20

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985B

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985C

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985E

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA2

E1987A

A.03.20

GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

A.04.00

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701B

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

D.03.20

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701E

E.01.00

Discontinued cdma2000 LA

E6702A

Not compatible, use E6702B

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

B.03.10

Discontinued W-CDMA LA

E6703A

Not compatible, use E6703C

Discontinued W-CDMA LA

E6703B

Not compatible, use E6703C

Discontinued W-CDMA LA

E6703C

C.03.00

W-CDMA LA

E6703D

D.01.00

EGPRS LA

E6704A

See E6701C/D, above

1xEV-DO LA

E6706A

A.02.10

Fast Switch LA

E6785A

Not compatible, use E6785C

Fast Switch LA

E6785B

Not compatible, use E6785C

Discontinued Fast Switch LA3

E6785C

C.03.00

Fast Switch LA3

E6785D

D.01.00

1.      Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.  Fast Switching Test Application – Fast switches across all TA formats.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

3.  Fast Switching Lab Application – Fast switches GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA/HSDPA.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

 

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E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB46050001 and above, E5515CU-503 or 513 or E5515BU-285, 505, 687, 763 or 863 Upgrade Installed – January 2006

This mainframe revision added HSDPA and 1xEV-DO Rel A hardware capability to E5515BU-763 upgrade and updated other hardware.  Listed application revisions are compatible with July 2005 special hardware upgrade configuration for HSDPA Test Modes.  E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets SN 46050001 and above, E5515CU-513 or E5515BU-285, 505, 687, 763 or 863 Upgrade Installed

 Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

Not compatible, use E1968A

AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

A.11.00

cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

B.10.004

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

A.08.204

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

Not compatible, use E1968A

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

A.05.004

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

A.06.20

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985B

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985C

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA

E1985E

Not compatible, use E1987A

Fast Switch TA2

E1987A

A.03.204

GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

A.04.00

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible, use E6701D

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701B

Not compatible, use E6701D

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

Not compatible, use E6701D

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

D.03.20

cdma2000 LA

E6702A

Not compatible, use E6702B

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

B.03.104

W-CDMA LA

E6703A

Not compatible, use E6703C

W-CDMA LA

E6703B

Not compatible, use E6703C

W-CDMA LA

E6703C

C.03.004

EGPRS LA

E6704A

See E6701C/D, above

1xEV-DO LA

E6706A

A.02.104

Fast Switch LA

E6785A

Not compatible, use E6785C

Fast Switch LA

E6785B

Not compatible, use E6785C

Fast Switch LA3

E6785C

C.03.004


1.
      Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.  Fast Switching Test Application – Fast switches across all TA formats.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

3.  Fast Switching Lab Application – Fast switches GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA/HSDPA.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

4. E5515B needs CDMA upgrade to run any CDMA applications.

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E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB45080001 and Above or E5515BU-185, 663, 783 or 863 Upgrade Installed - February 2005

 This mainframe revision provided compatibility for the new E1987A Fast Switching TA, added features to many applications and improved measurement speed.  E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets GB45080001 and Above or with E5515BU-185 or -663 Upgrade Installed

 Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

Not compatible, use E1968A

AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

A.09.00

cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

B.08.007

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

A.06.007

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

Not compatible, use E1968A

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

A.03.007

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

A.04.00

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

Not compatible, use E1985B

Fast Switch TA2

E1985B

B.05.007

Fast Switch TA3

E1985C

C.03.007

Fast Switch TA4

E1985E

E.02.007

Fast Switch TA5

E1987A

A.01.007

 GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

A.02.00

 Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible, use E6701C or E6701D

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701B

Not compatible, use E6701C or E6701D

 GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

C.04.00

 GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

D.01.00

cdma2000 LA

E6702A

Not compatible, use E6702B

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

B.02.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703A

Not compatible, use E6703B or E6703C

W-CDMA LA

E6703B

B.02.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703C

C.01.007

 EGPRS LA

E6704A

See E6701C/D, above

Fast Switch LA6

E6785A

Not compatible, use E6785B or E6785C

Fast Switch LA6

E6785B

B.02.007

Fast Switch LA6

E6785C

C.01.007

1.     Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.     GSM/GPRS_AMPS/136_W-CDMA Fast Switching Test Application; includes EGPRS in revision B.04.00.

3.      GSM/GPRS_cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS Fast Switching Test Application

4.      cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS_1xEV-DO Fast Switching Test Application

5.  Fast Switching Test Application – Fast switches across all TA formats.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

6.  Fast Switching Lab Application – Fast switches GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA/HSDPA.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

7.    E5515B needs CDMA upgrade to run any CDMA applications.

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 E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB44200001 and Above Or E5515B with E5515BU-522, 565, 622, 665 or E5515CU-KO3 upgrade installed.   - May 2004

 This mainframe revision added EGPRS hardware required for the E1968 TA and E6704A LA. A Boot Recovery Utility was also introduced. See table below for compatible applications.  E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets GB4420001 and Above Or E5515B with E5515BU-522, 565, 622, or E5515CU-KO3 upgrade installed.  

Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

A.11.00

AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

A.08.00

cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

B.06.447

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

A.04.007

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

Not compatible, use E1968A

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

A.01.327

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

A.02.00, use E1968A

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

Not compatible, use E1985B

Fast Switch TA2

E1985B

B.03.007

Fast Switch TA3

E1985C

C.01.007

Fast Switch TA4

E1985E

E.01.007

Fast Switch TA5

E1987A

A.01.007 (E5515B may require HW upgrade)

GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

A.01.00

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible, use E6701D or E6701C

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701B

Not compatible, use E6701D or E6701C

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

C.02.00

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

D.01.00

cdma2000 LA

E6702A

A.03.007

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

B.01.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703A

A.02.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703B

B.01.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703C

C.01.007

EGPRS LA

E6704A

See E6701C/D, above

Fast Switch LA6

E6785A

A.01.007

Fast Switch LA6

E6785B

B.01.007

Fast Switch LA6

E6785C

C.01.007

1.      Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.      GSM/GPRS_AMPS/136_W-CDMA Fast Switching Test Application; includes EGPRS in revision B.04.00.

3.      GSM/GPRS_cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS Fast Switching Test Application

4.      cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS_1xEV-DO Fast Switching Test Application

5.  Fast Switching Test Application – Fast switches across all TA formats.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

6.  Fast Switching Lab Application – Fast switches GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA/HSDPA.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

7.      E5515B needs CDMA upgrade to run any CDMA applications.

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E5515B Test Sets with Serial Prefix GB43340001and Above Or E5515B with E5515BU-587 upgrade installed. - September 2003

 This mainframe revision added a new microprocessor module. See table below for compatible applications.  E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets GB43340001 and Above Or E5515B with E5515BU-587 upgrade installed.

 Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

 Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

A.10.72

 AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

A.07.70

 cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

B.06.307

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

A.03.207

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

A.04.70

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

A.01.207

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

A.01.20

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

B.01.70

Fast Switch TA2

E1985B

B.02.207

Fast Switch TA3

E1985C

C.01.007

Fast Switch TA4

E1985E

E.01.007

Fast Switch TA5

E1987A

A.01.00 (E5515 may require HW upgrade)

 GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

A.01.00

 Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible, use E6701D or E6701C

GSM LA

E6701B

B.01.80

 GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

C.01.20

 GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

D.01.00

cdma2000 LA

E6702A

A.02.207

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

B.01.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703A

A.01.207

W-CDMA LA

E6703B

B.01.007

W-CDMA LA

E6703C

C.01.007

EGPRS LA

E6704A

See E6701C/D, above

Fast Switch LA6

E6785A

A.01.207

Fast Switch LA6

E6785B

B.01.007

Fast Switch LA6

E6785C

C.01.007

1.      Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.      GSM/GPRS_AMPS/136_W-CDMA Fast Switching Test Application; includes EGPRS in revision B.04.00.

3.      GSM/GPRS_cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS Fast Switching Test Application

4.      cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS_1xEV-DO Fast Switching Test Application

5.  Fast Switching Test Application – Fast switches across all TA formats.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

6.  Fast Switching Lab Application – Fast switches GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA/HSDPA.   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

7.      E5515B needs CDMA upgrade to run any CDMA applications.

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Appendix

 Boot Recovery Utility

 If an incompatible application is loaded on the test set, the test set will lock up.

 If your E5515B test set is GB44200001 and above, you can use the Boot Recovery Utility to install a compatible application.

To determine if your E5515B has the Boot Recovery Utility, cycle power on the Test Set and observe the front panel. If your Test has the Boot Recovery Utility, the following text will immediately appear at the bottom of the display and persist for several seconds:

 "Press `SYSTEM CONFIG' key to enter application selection utility."

If you see this message, you can use the Boot Recovery Utility to install a compatible application. For an example of how to use the Boot Recovery Utility:

1.      Go to http://www.agilent.com/find/8960/.

2.      Click on the test application or lab application you are using.

3.      Select the Online User's Guide from the Key Library Information.

4.      From the menu on the left, select the Troubleshooting button.

5.      Select Troubleshooting Test Set Lockup With Hardware Option E5515CU-K03.

 If your test set mainframe is below GB44050001, you will need to contact your Agilent Technologies representative for assistance.

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E5515B Special High Data Rate Test Sets with E5515BU-589 Upgrade Installed – April 2006

This special release adds high data rate/high performance capability to E5515B.  An E5515 configured for high data rates (E5515BU-589) requires a “T” model LA.  No other test or lab applications will run on this special high data rate HW configuration.   E5515B requires upgrade to run CDMA applications.

Application Compatibility with E5515B Test Sets with E5515BU-589 Upgrade

 

 Technology

Application

Revision Greater Than or Equal To1

Discontinued GSM TA

E1960A

Not compatible

AMPS/136 TA

E1961A

Not compatible

Cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS TA

E1962B

Not compatible

W-CDMA TA

E1963A

Not compatible

Discontinued GPRS TA

E1964A

Not compatible

1xEV-DO TA

E1966A

Not compatible

GSM/GPRS TA

E1968A

Not compatible

Discontinued Fast Switch TA

E1985A

Not compatible

Fast Switch TA

E1985B

Not compatible

Fast Switch TA

E1985C

Not compatible

Fast Switch TA

E1985E

Not compatible

Fast Switch TA2

E1987A

Not compatible

GSM/GPRS RF Modem

E6590A

Not compatible

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701A

Not compatible

Discontinued GSM LA

E6701B

Not compatible

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701C

Not compatible

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701D

Not compatible

GSM/GPRS LA

E6701E

Not compatible

Special GSM/GPRS LA

E6701T

T.00.004

cdma2000 LA

E6702A

Not compatible

cdma2000 LA

E6702B

Not compatible

Special cdma2000 LA

E6702T

T.00.004

W-CDMA LA

E6703A

Not compatible

W-CDMA LA

E6703B

Not compatible

W-CDMA/HSDPA LA

E6703C

Not compatible

W-CDMA/HSDPA LA

E6703D

Not compatible

Special W-CDMA/HSDPA LA

E6703T

T.00.004

EGPRS LA

E6704A

Not compatible

1xEV-DO LA

E6706A

Not compatible

Special 1xEV-DO LA

E6706T

T.00.004

Fast Switch LA

E6785A

Not compatible

Fast Switch LA

E6785B

Not compatible

Fast Switch LA3

E6785C

Not compatible

Fast Switch LA3

E6785D

Not compatible

Special Fast Switch LA3

E6785T

T.00.004

1.      Listed revision or higher.  For example, if the minimum E1968A revision is listed as A.06.00, A.06.11 is compatible and A.05.63 is not compatible.  You can download newest application revision at www.agilent.com/find/8960TA.

2.   Fast Switching Test Application.  Fast switches across all TA formats.  Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

3.  Fast Switching Lab Application for GSM/GPRS/EGPRS to W-CDMA/HSDPA   Older E5515s may require a HW upgrade to run this application.   Refer to www.agilent.com/find/8960upgrades for more information.

4. E5515B needs CDMA upgrade to run any CDMA applications.