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Features, Pricing and Ordering Information

SoftPlot - Feature Summary


Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Modulation Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Arbitrary waveform generators and Vector Signal Generators.

Chart Types

Cartesian- linear and log, Polar, Smith, Admittance Smith, Eye Diagram, Vector Modulation (Cartesian, polar, rotated), Constellation, Nichols, Antenna Polar, Code Domain Power.

Graph Data Formats

Linear magn, Log magn, re/im, VSWR, Phase, Group Delay, Unwrapped Phase, Impedance (re/im/mag), Inductance, Capacitance, Series/Parallel Quality Factor.

Data Storage

16 complex trace stores, arbitrary number of points (limited by available system RAM). Each trace store has associated trace label, trace notes and data analysis table. SoftPlot +Plus+ additionally has 100 trace stores with either shared or independent X-axis values.


Up to 100 markers and/or delta markers

Limit lines

Up to 100 arbitrary line segments for limits testing


Up to 2 independent vertical scales


Electrical delay, Smoothing, Magnitude and Phase offset, Magnitude Slope

Trace maths

+, -, /, x, Log, Magn, Phase, Square-root, Anti-Log, Group Delay, Derivative, Mismatch loss factor, Rollet''s Stability Factor K, Stability Factor B, Edwards-Sinsky Stability Mu, Max Unilateral power gain, Max Available Gain, Max Stable Gain, Z0 Renormalisation, No. of Bit Differences, Max Value, Min Value, Standard 3 or 4 port S-Parameters to Mixed Mode S-Parameters, Timebase Delay, Smoothing, Wraparound Smoothing, Pair of Scalar traces to Complex trace, Complex Reflection to VSWR, Complex Refl to impedance, dB Reflection to VSWR, mW to dBm, dBm to mW, T-Check quotient, Convert S21 measurement of shunt component to S11, Sorting Ascending/Descending, Antenna Signal Envelope Correlation, Real part, Imaginary part, Complex conjugate, Merge data, Resample data onto new X-axis, Unwrapped Phase, De-embedding 2-port S-Parameters, Envelope of RF Signal, Standard 2-port to Differential 1-port S-Parameters.

Data Editing

Trace data can be edited, cut, copied and pasted in the Table view


Measurement template files. Copy attributes from template files, such as limits, markers, annotation, graticule

Integrated Interfaces:

OLE2 Linking and Embedding Server (for Word, PowerPoint, etc) :- double - click in the document to begin editing.

COM (ActiveX Automation) and DDE Server (for automated operation with test system software)

File Formats:

(all bi-directional)

SoftPlot (*.SPT), MIPlot (*.MPT), Agilent EEsof, AWR MW Office, Eagleware GENESYS (*.S1P.. S4P), Ansoft Super Compact (*.FLP), Spreadsheet (*.CSV), Tab Delimited (*.TXT), MathCad (*.PRN), Citifile (*.F??,D??), BMP, TIFF, JPEG, WMF, EMF, PNG, MatLab (*.MAT)

SoftPlot - Instruments Supported

Network Analyzers

Advantest R3753H, R3764/65/66/67H, R3765/67G series, R3860A, R3770, R3768

Agilent/Keysight E5061/62/70/71A/B/C ENA Series, E5080A ENA Series, E835XA/B, E836XA/B, N522XA, N523XA, N524XA PNA Series, E4991 Impedance Analyzer, FieldFox (N9912A..N9938A)

Anritsu Wiltron 360, 371xx/372xx/373xx, MS3401A/B, MS462XX, MS4630B, VectorStar MS4640A, ShockLine MS46122A / MS46322A / MS4652XA Series, Site Master SxxxA/B series, 54xxA/541xxA/56100A series scalar analyzers

Copper Mountain Technologies Planar 304/1, 804/1, 1300/1, S5048, S7530

Hioki IM3570

Hewlett - Packard 35660/35665/35670A Dynamic Signal Analyzer, 3577A, 3589A, 4395A, 4396A/B Net/Spect Analyzer, 4191, 4192A, 4194A, 4195, 4280, 4284A, 4291A/B, 4294A, 4395A, 4396A/B, E5100A/B, 8510, 8711-14B/C, 8720 series, 8751/52/53, 8756, 8757 Scalar Analyzer, 8903A/B Audio Analyzer, 4145A/B, 4155/56 Semiconductor Param. Analyzers, 4280 Capacitance Meter; 4352B VCO / PLL Signal Analyzer

Marconi Instruments / IFR / Aeroflex / Cobham 6210 reflection analyzer, 6200, 6800 series Microwave Test Sets

Rohde & Schwarz ZVA/ZVB/ZVT series, ZVH Series, ZVL, ZVR/ZVC/ZVM/ZVK series, ZNB/ZNC/ZND Series

Wiltron 560A / 6600 Scalar Analyzer system

Wayne Kerr 6500B Impedance Analyzer

Spectrum Analyzers

Advantest R3131/32/62, R3261/3361, R3265/71, R3267/73, R3463/65, R3671/81, U3641, U3751, U3771, U3772, U4941, R4131 series, TR4135

Aeroflex / Cobham / IFR / Marconi Instruments AN940, IFR2394, 2395, 2397, 2398, 2399, 2399A/B/C, 3250, 3280, 6800, 8800/8800S series

Ando AQ6317 Optical Spectrum Analyzer

Anritsu MS2602, MS2650/60, MS2665C, MS2667C, MS2668C series, MS2830, MS2702, MS2802, MS612A; MS2711A/B/D, MS2721A/B, MS2830A, MT8220 UMTS Master, MT8801B Radio Comms Analyzer; MS9030A (MV02) Optical Spectrum Analyzer

Keysight / Agilent / HP CSA, E44XXA/B ESA-E, ESA-L, PSA, E7400, EXA, MXA, PXA, UXA, L1500A; 8960 Wireless Comms Test Set (GSM), 89600 series, E5052A/B, N9340, FieldFox N9912A..N9938A

Hewlett - Packard 3561A, 3562A, 35660, 35665, 35670A Dynamic Signal Analyzer, 3582, 3585, 3588/89A, 8560/1/2/3/4/5, 8566A/B, 8568A/B, 8569B, 8590 series, 70000 series, 4195, 4395A, 4396A/B Network/Spectrum Analyzer, 8542E / 8546A, HP8594EM EMI Receiver; 8920/22 Comms Test Set

LG Precision SA-9270 / SA-7270

Marconi Instruments 2380 and 2390 series; 2945 series (spectrum only), 2965 series (graphical displays only)

Rohde & Schwarz CMD55/65, CMS50 series (spectrum analyzer display only) CMU200 (3GPP FDD/GSM/EDGE/Btooth), CMU300 (GSM/EDGE), ESMI, ESCI, ESCS, ESIB, ESU, ETL TV Analyzer, FSA/B/M, FSE, FSG, FSL, ZVL, FSH3/6/18 Series with FSH-K1 option, FSH4/8 Series with FSH-K40 option, FSIQ, FSL, FSP, FSQ, FSU, FSUP, FSV, FSW;

Scientific Atlanta SD385

Tektronix 2711/2712, 2714/2715, 492P/AP/BP, 494P, RSA3303A/08A, RSA5100B, RSA6106A/RSA6114A

Willtek/Aeroflex 9100 Series

Modulation Analyzers

Advantest R3264/3267/3273 (Opt62 3GPP), R3671/81 (Opt50 3GPP, Opt68 OFDM, Opt59 IEEE802.11b/g)

Anritsu MS2690/91/92A, MS2830A, MS8604A, MS8608A/MS8609A Transmitter Tester, MT8820A Radio Comms Analyzer, MT8852A Bluetooth Analyzer

Keysight / Agilent / HP 89400/89441, 8981B, 89600, E4406, ESA, PSA, EXA/MXA/PXA/UXA, (Vector Signal Analyzer)

Hewlett Packard 53310 modulation domain analyzer; 5372A Freq / Time Analyzer, 71500/70820A MTA, 5361B Counter

IFR / Marconi Instruments 2310 Tetra modulation analyzer, 2319E RF Digitiser

Pendulum CNT-80 / 81 / 85 Counter

Rohde & Schwarz FSE series with Digital Demodulation option B7, FSIQ; FSIQ-B70, FSP-B70, FSG/FSP/FSU/FSQ/FSV/FSW IQ Capture; FSIQ-K72 WCDMA Analysis; FS-K96 OFDM Analysis

Tektronix WCA230A/280A, RSA5100B, RSA6106A/RSA6114A

Wandel & Goltermann PCM-4 PCM channel test set

Vector Signal Generators and Arbitrary Waveform Generators

Anritsu MG3700A, MS269xA opt020, MS2830A opt020/1

Keysight / Agilent / HP ESG-B Option UND, ESG-C, PSG, EXG N517XB, MXG N518XA/B ARB Memory

IFR 3410 with ARB Memory (Opt 005)

Keithley 2910 Vector Signal Generator (Opt 2910-ARB)

Rohde & Schwarz AMIQ ARB (Memory Buffer); SMIQ, SMJ, SMU, SMBV, SMW

Tektronix AWG400/500/600/710, AWG2021, AFG3000, AWG5000/7000/B series Arb, TSG4100

Thurlby-Thandar TGA12100 Arb

Wandel & Goltermann PCM-4 PCM channel test set


Fluke/Philips PM3350/55/65/75 Series,PM338XA/PM339XA CombiScope Series

Hameg HMO352x, HMO2524, HMO72x .. HMO202x

Keysight / Agilent / HP DSO3000 Series, 3000 X-Series DSO/MSO, 4000 X-Series DSO/MSO, DSO5000/MSO6000/DSO7000/MSO7000, MSO8000, DSO9000A, MSO9000A, 54111/12D, 54120 Series, 54200, 54501/02/03A, 54520/40C, 54600/1/2/3, 54610/15/16, 54621/22/24A/D, 54641/2/4A/D, 54645A/D, 54750, 548XXA, 80000 Infiniium, 83480, 90000 Series, S Series DSO/MSO

LeCroy LC300/LC500/9300, WaveRunner/WaveMaster/WavePro, SDA, DDA Series

Rigol DS6000 series

Rohde & Schwarz RTO, RTE Series

Tektronix 11000 / DSA60x / CSA Digitiser, TDS 200, 800/ 1000/ 2000/3000/4000/5000, TDS8000 / CSA8000, DPO/MSO 2000B Series, DPO 3000 Series, DPO4000, DPO7000, DPO70000, DSA70000, 2220/30/32, 2432/40, 7D20, 7854, SCD1000 / SCD5000 Transient Recorder

Yokogawa DL750 / DL750P / DL850 / DL850V Series, DL1520 / DL1540, DL1740 / DL7100 / DL7200 Series


Agilent EPM-P Series Power Meter

Boonton 4400 / 4500 Peak Power Meter

Agilent N8972/3/4/5A NFA Series Noise Figure Meter

Hewlett Packard HP8970A/B Noise Figure Meter; HP 8990/8991 Peak Power Analyzer; HP 85719A Noise Figure Card in HP859XE; HP 85671A Phase Noise Card in HP8560/90

SoftPlot - Hardware Requirements

Minimum system requirement

PC running Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista, 2000.

GPIB card

(Note SoftPlot can also use RS-232, VISA and LAN sockets if the instrument supports it)

National Instruments (, type PC-IIA, AT-GPIB/TNT, PCI-GPIB, PCMCIA-GPIB, GPIB-USB-A/B/HS or equivalent

Agilent / Hewlett-Packard 82335, 82340, 82341, 82350, 82357A/B

MCC / ComputerBoards Inc. GPIB card (, type ISA-GPIB, ISA-GPIB/LC, ISA-GPIB-PC2A, PCI-GPIB, PCM-GPIB

IC Select inc. ( 488-USB, 488-USB2


Prologix ( GPIB-USB 4.2, GPIB-Ethernet 1.2 or higher

SoftPlot - Ordering Information and Enquiries...

Price & Delivery:

Please enquire for a quotation if you wish to raise a Purchase Order. Alternatively, you can Purchase Online - the fastest and easiest way to buy your software is by visiting our Web Shop. Delivery within 10 working days

Address To:

Aphena Ltd.,
10, Teversham Road,
Fulbourn, Cambridge, United Kingdom CB21 5EB

Tel +44 (0)1223 700499
Fax +44 (0)871 5283600 (NB Faxes cost 13p/min plus your phone company's access charge)

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