Signal Analyzer Boasts Desirable Acquisition Bandwidth, Real-time Capabilities
Tue, 01/04/2011 - 7:07am
Tektronix, Inc. expanded its spectrum and vector signal analysis offerings with the introduction of the RSA5000 Series Signal Analyzer. The series is appropriate for spectrum management, radar, electronic warfare, radio communications and EMI/EMC. Featuring advanced time, amplitude, and DPX trigger functions combined with swept DPX, the instrument delivers discovery and capture of these intermittent and rapidly changing signals and up to 85 MHz bandwidth. This bandwidth now covers the entire ISM band where common technologies are used, such as, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, and Wireless LAN. The DPX Live RF spectrum display of the RSA5000 Series signal analyzer allows quick detection of previously unseen signal behavior, and it catches very short duration transients missed by conventional spectrum analyzers, according to the company. The Swept DPX engine can collect up to 292,000 spectrum updates per second over its full bandwidth, up to 85 MHz, and can sweep the DPX across the full input range of the RSA5000 Series, up to 6.2 GHz. DPX is capable of measuring spectral transients as brief as 5.8 µs. To capture transients for analysis, the series offers frequency mask, frequency-edge, density, time-qualified and runt triggers. Spectrum and vector signal analysis characteristics include +17 dBm TOI and -154 dBm/Hz DANL at 1 GHz along with desirable low frequency performance with phase noise of -131 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset, -150 dBm DANL at 10 MHz carrier frequency.