The RSA500 series was built to bring real-time spectrum analysis to solving the problems of spectrum managers, interference hunters and network maintenance personnel who need to track down hard to find interferers,
maintain RF networks and keep records of their efforts. The heart of the system is the USB-based RF spectrum analyzer that captures 40 MHz realtime bandwidths with great fidelity in harsh environments. With 70 dB
spurious free dynamic range and frequency coverage to 18.0 GHz, all signals of interest can be examined with high confidence in your measurement results. The USB form factor moves the weight of the instrument off of your hands, and replaces it with a lightweight Windows tablet or laptop. Holding a light PC instead of a heavy spectrum analyzer means you can move faster, for longer, and get your work done faster.
The optional tracking generator enables gain/loss measurements for quick tests of filters, duplexers and other network elements, and you can add cable and antenna measurements of VSWR, return loss, distance to fault
and cable loss as needed.
The RSA500 series instruments require a PC with Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10, 64-bit operating system and a USB 3.0 connection. 8 GB RAM and 20 GB free drive space is required for installation of SignalVu-PC. For full performance of the real time features of the RSA500, an Intel Core i7 4th generation processor is required. Processors of lower performance can be used, with reduced real-time performance. Storage of streaming data requires that the PC be equipped with a drive capable of streaming storage rates of 300 MB/sec.
Includes: USB 3.0 cable (2 M), A-A connection, screw lock, shoulder strap, carrying case (with room for unit, tablet, accessories), quick-start manual (printed), connector covers, WFM200BA Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack, FM200BA Li-Ion battery pack instructions (printed), AC power adapter, power cord (see power plug options), USB memory device with SignalVu-PC, API and documentation files. A GPS antenna is not included with the instrument.
See Datasheet Accessories for available GPS antennas.
|9 kHz to 18 GHz frequency range covers a broad range of analysis needs|
|40 MHz acquisition bandwidth enables real time analysis for transient capture and vector analysis|
|Standard GPS/GLONASS/Beidou receiver for mapping and reference oscillator accuracy enhancement|
|Optional tracking generator for gain/loss, antenna and cable measurements|
|Streaming capture can be used to record and play back long term events|
|Mil-Std 28800 Class 2 environmental, shock and vibration specifications for use in harsh conditions|
|Internal battery for extended field operations|
|SignalVu-PC software offers real time signal processing with DPX® Spectrum/Spectrogram to minimize time spent on transient and interference hunting|
|EMC/EMI pre-compliance and troubleshooting - CISPR detectors, predefined standards, limit lines, easy accessory setup, ambient capture, failure analysis, and report generation|
|Spectrum/Spectrogram to minimize time spent on transient and interference hunting|
|15 μsec minimum signal duration with 100% probability of intercept ensure you see problems first time, every time|
|Application programming interface included for development of custom programs|
|Accessories including tablet PC, calibration kits, adapters and phasestable cables offer a complete field solution for interference hunting and transmitter maintenance|