Project ID: 63967


Program to facilitate and augment the operation of the HP8753 Vector Network Analyzer.

  • The calibration setup may be saved and recalled for rapid restoration of the network analyzer state.
  • Traces may be retrieved from the HP8753 and saved.
  • Saved traces may be recalled and displayed.
  • Displayed traces may be interrogated with the mouse pointer.
  • Retrieved traces may be printed or saved in PDF, High resolution Smith chart or PNG format.
  • Calibration kit definitions (.xkt files) can be imported and sent to the HP8753 (optionally saving the user kit)

See: YouTube video description
HP8753 Companion video

Installation Instructions

The Linux GPIB driver must be installed for this program to function, although the program may work with the National Instruments GPIB library.

sudo dnf copr enable vk2bea/HP8753 sudo dnf copr enable vk2bea/GPIB sudo dnf install hp8753 sudo dnf install dkms-linux-gpib linux-gpib

If you have not previously installed the linux- GPIB driver, edit the /etc/gpib.conf file to add descriptive identifiers and default settings for controllers and devices. (see https://linux-gpib.sourceforge.io/doc_html/configuration-gpib-conf.html)

Firmware is required for some GPIB devices. For USB devices that require firmware loading, a udev rule triggers this.

sudo dnf install linux-gpib-firmware

These devices require firmware loading:

  • NI GPIB-USB-B (note: NI GPIB-USB-HS/HS+ does not need firmware)
  • HP/Agilent/Keysight:
    • 82341C
    • 82341D
    • 82350A
    • 82357A
    • 82357B

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
Fedora 35 aarch64 (464)*, x86_64 (474)* Fedora 35 (0 downloads)
Fedora 36 aarch64 (515)*, x86_64 (591)* Fedora 36 (0 downloads)
Fedora 37 aarch64 (301)*, x86_64 (302)* Fedora 37 (27 downloads)
Fedora 38 aarch64 (11)*, x86_64 (15)* Fedora 38 (6 downloads)

* Total number of packages downloaded in the last seven days.

External Repository List

The following repositories are accessible during builds