Innovative USB-based spectrum analyzer range expands

21-04-2016 | Tektronix | Test & Measurement

The new Tektronix RSA500 and RSA600 series of analyzers offer frequency
coverage from 9kHz up to 7.5GHz with 40MHz acquisition bandwidth, a
measurement dynamic range from -161dBm/Hz displayed average noise level, and
up to +30dBm maximum input.

The new USB-based spectrum analyzers embrace the design approach of the
proven 6.2GHz RSA306 USB-based real-time spectrum analyzer introduced last
year, offering even higher instrument performance levels and analysis. Both
the RSA500 and RSA600 also have an optional tracking generator with an
integrated internal bridge for basic device, cable and antenna testing.

Rugged tool for spectrum management - The RSA500 series of portable spectrum
analyzers bring lab performance levels to the field for fast, cost-effective
spectrum management, interference hunting and network troubleshooting. The
series includes the 3 GHz RSA503A and the 7.5 GHz RSA507A. These battery
powered instruments are qualified to MIL-STD 28800 Class 2 for shock and
vibrations and rated IP52 for water ingress.

A number of additional features and capabilities further facilitate field
applications including a GPS receiver with locked frequency accuracy up to
┬▒0.025 ppm and an available tracking generator for cable and antenna testing
with measurements like Return Loss and Distance to Fault. As real-time
spectrum analyzers, the RSA500s allow spectrum managers to see very short
duration signals for fast identification of problem or interfering signals.

Cost-effective RF debug for labs - The RSA600 series instruments including
the 3GHz RSA603A and the 7.5GHz RSA607A match the performance levels of the
portable units, but are designed to use line-cord power and have a desktop
form factor. These analyzers are capable of handling a wide range of design
applications such as testing Internet of Things (IoT) modules and component
using SignalVu-PC measurement packages for everything from Bluetooth LE and
Bluetooth EDR to WLAN standards testing through 802.11ac. Antenna and
gain/loss testing capabilities help speed system integration, says the
company.

More - New Power Analyser - Tektronix has also unveiled the PA3000, a new 1-
to 4-channel AC/DC power analyzer optimized for testing today's single- and
multi-phase, high efficiency AC/DC and DC/AC power supply designs. The
PA3000 is said to be the industry's first multi-channel power analyzer with
10mW standby power measurement capabilities and a 1MHz bandwidth with
mid-range pricing.

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