NAT Release Notes v2.00
V2.00 and modified PHSNA V3.00 firmware releases add the following
features to the NAT–driven PHSNA system:
NEW Touch screen support
allows nearly all functions to be performed using just the touch
screen without requiring a keyboard.
NEW PHSNA menu system overhaul
integrates the PHSNA menu operations with the NAT touch screen
capability providing an easy to use, friendly user interface.
Navigation through the PHSNA menus and prompts has been made
easier and more intuitive.
NEW Context menus are
available to enter all NAT hot-key sequences with the touch
screen and can be used as help screens for keyboard users.
NEW Function key select menus
display the title fields and enable touch screen selection of
any of the fourteen function keys for data entry/editing and for
initiating PLX operations.
NEW 24-key numeric (num) pad
display enables touch screen input of numeric data and
the entering of edit hot key functions. Entry in scientific
notation is possible in addition to normal signed integer and
NEW Signal Generator mode
gives the user manual control over the DDS frequency with manual
or automatic update of power reading display.
Serial Interface baud rate of
38400 bps is now the default. This was made possible
through improved firmware efficiency. No hardware changes
File overwrite can now
be selected thus eliminating the need to delete spool files
before reusing file names.
Calibration no longer requires
a point-by-point match with the scan data points. The
frequency information used for the calibration scan is saved
along with the power levels. Scan processing will then use the
current frequency to locate the nearest point in the calibration
with the modified PHSNA firmware eliminates many of the
requirements to reset the Arduino board (UNO or NANO) to
initiate an operation.
Multi-colored over plots
help identify different traces.
Added baud rate options
of 1200, 2400, and 4800 bps for the serial interface.
PHSNA firmware size reduction
effort freed a significant amount of Arduino program memory to
make room for current and future product enhancements in the
NANO’s smaller available program memory space.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and
user requests were also incorporated in this release.
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