NRT-8000 OSA Downloads

July 28, 2016

Windows

Latest release: 2019-01-22 – 2.1.0 (build 153)

Download NRT-8000 OSA for Windows

Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Graphics card with acceleration (Direct3D 9)

Android

The NRT-8000 OSA for Android can be downloaded directly from Google Play:
Get it on Google Play

Linux

Download AppImage Linux distribution,

Download NRT-8000 OSA for Linux

Make an executable,

  • Right click on the file to make it executable, or
  • From the console: chmod +x NRT-8000-2.1.0.153-x86_64.AppImage)

Run

  • Double click on executab, or
  • ./NRT-8000-2.1.0.153-x86_64.AppImage in a console.
 

Linux Headless SCPI Server

This version runs only the SCPI server in the command line. No GUI will display. In case a GUI is required, or just the classic NRT-8000 application, please use a version above.

NRT-8000-2.1.0.154-SCPI-x86_64.AppImage

Download NRT-8000 Headless Linux SCPI Server

This version runs only the SCPI server in the command line, no GUI is displayed at all. In case a GUI is required, or just the classic NRT-8000 application, please use the previous version hosted on your website.
1. Start the application
$ chmod +x NRT-8000-2.1.0.154-SCPI-x86_64.AppImage

$ ./NRT-8000-2.1.0.154-SCPI-x86_64.AppImage


You should see something like this. (please note that the file mention 154 build, but the information message is 153 here, that’s expected.):
[2021-07-02 17:28:40.260928] INFO: nrt.scpi.server: NRT-8000 SCPI Server Version 2.1.0 build 153 (2019-01-22 10:33:28.865025)
[2021-07-02 17:28:40.262964] INFO: nrt.scpi.server: SCPI Server listen on 0.0.0.0 port 5025

Note: Starting that way will not connect the application to any device.


2. Connect to a device
You can use the SCPI commands related to listing and connecting to a SCPI device, or you can also list device in command line and start from there:


2.1 Listing a device
$ ./NRT-8000-2.1.0.154-SCPI-x86_64.AppImage –list-devicesPortable mode detected
List of connected and discovered devices (Break to quit):
– name: NRT-8000
  uid: c931300bf2a34efd9712d824f736ea87:linuxusbserial:/dev/ttyUSB0
  module: nrt.spectrometer.client_desktop

Either path (/dev/ttyUSB0)

or the device uid (c931300bf2a34efd9712d824f736ea87:linuxusbserial:/dev/ttyUSB0)

can be used to connect directly at start.


2.2 Start directly on a specific device
$ ./NRT-8000-2.1.0.154-SCPI-x86_64.AppImage –device /dev/ttyUSB0

[2021-07-02 17:28:40.260928] INFO: nrt.scpi.server: NRT-8000 SCPI Server Version 2.1.0 build 153 (2019-01-22 10:33:28.865025)
[2021-07-02 17:28:40.262964] INFO: nrt.scpi.server: SCPI Server listen on 0.0.0.0 port 5025

3. Testing SCPI

Once the server started, you can try if it works:
$ nc localhost 5025
*IDN?
NewRidgeTech,NRT-8000,a44d0222,2.1.0.153
:INITIATE
:TRACE:Y? TRA
-7.203372e+01,-7.205052e+01,…

Please refer to the scpi documentation for more information.

Setting up the Portal

  1. Open the downloaded app (or click on the NRT-logo in the upper left) to show the Welcome pane.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Portal tab. And then click the  “Add a new portal” button.
  4. Enter:
    1. Host as portal.newridgetech.com,
    2. Port as 10001,
    3. Enter User name (e.g. demo),
    4. Enter Password (e.g. demodemo), then
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. You will see the portal has been added. And you are connected as demo.
  7. Click outside of the pane to close the drop down setup window.
  8. Again click on the NRT-logo in the upper right to show the Welcome pane.
  9. Pick an available NRT-8000 device and click Connect. (We recommend COM9 on WINDOWS-N299N64 for the demo.)
  10. Start to use the device.