F100 for Linux

Download a copy of the Linux release of our F100 control software for F110, F112, F125, F165 F170 programmable frequency generators.

To find out what features/bug fixes were added to a specific release, read the release notes for each software release here.


F100 5.0.0 Beta release :


 Installation instructions:

1)Download and extract the f100.tar file above: tar -xvf f100.tar
2)Create the file  /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usbftdi.rules  with this content:

# For FTDI FT232 & FT245 USB devices with Vendor ID= 0x0403, Product ID = 0xabc

SYSFS{idProduct}==”d4c8”, SYSFS{idVendor}==”0403”,RUN+=”/sbin/modprobe –q ftdi-sio product=0xd4c8 vendor=0x0403”

3) Reboot the computer

4) Connect the generator, there should now be a new serial port under /dev, for example /dev/ttyUSB0. If not, type this:

sudo modprobe -q ftdi-sio product=0xd4c8 vendor=0x0403

5) Edit  ~/.f100/f100.cfg and add a line with the serial port name, for example for /dev/ttyUSB0, write:


6)Start f100 with this command:

java -jar f100.jar

If the above doesn’t work, It is possible that you will have to run f100 as root to access the serial port. Do so like this:

sudo java -jar f100.jar