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Tektronix RSA306B 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz

Price: 800-444-6106 for best price
Item Number: RSA306B
Manufacturer: Tektronix
Manufacturer Part No: RSA306B
Key performance specifications
  • 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz frequency range covers a broad range of analysis needs
  • +20 dBm to -160 dBm measurement range
  • Captures interference to ensure that you see problems first time, every time
  • Mil-Std 28800 Class 2 environmental, shock and vibration specifications for use in harsh conditions
Key features
  • Full-featured spectrum analysis capability with included Tektronix SignalVu-PC™ software
  • 27 spectrum and signal analysis measurements standard
  • Options for mapping, modulation analysis, standards support, pulse measurements, and frequency settling
  • Real time Spectrum/Spectrogram display to minimize time spent on transient and interference hunting
  • Application programming interface (API) included for Microsoft Windows environments
  • MATLAB instrument driver for use with Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Streaming capture records long-term events
  • Academic/education
  • Maintenance, installation and repair in the factory or field
  • Value-conscious design and manufacturing
  • Interference hunting

The RSA306B: a new class of instrument

The RSA306B offers full-featured spectrum analysis and deep signal analysis at a price unmatched by any previous offering. Using the latest in commercial interfaces and available computing power, the RSA306B separates signal acquisition from measurement, dramatically lowering the cost of instrument hardware. Data analysis, storage and replay is performed on your personal computer, tablet or laptop. Managing the PC separately from the acquisition hardware makes processing upgrades easy, and minimizes IT management issues.

SignalVu-PC™ software and an API for deep analysis and fast programmatic interaction

The RSA306B operates with SignalVu-PC, a powerful program that is the basis of Tektronix performance signal analyzers. SignalVu-PC offers a deep analysis capability previously unavailable in value-priced solutions. Real-time processing of the DPX spectrum/spectrogram is enabled in your PC, further reducing the cost of hardware. Customers who need programmatic access to the instrument can choose either the SignalVu-PC programmatic interface or use the included application programming interface (API) that provides a rich set of commands and measurements. A MATLAB driver for the API is available, enabling operation with MATLAB and the Instrument Control Toolbox.

Measurements included in SignalVu-PC base version

Basic functionality of the free SignalVu-PC program is far from basic. The table below summarizes the measurements included in the free SignalVu-PC software.

General signal analysis
Spectrum analyzer Spans from 100 Hz to 6.2 GHz
Three traces plus math and spectrogram trace
Five markers with power, relative power, integrated power, power density and dBc/Hz functions
DPX Spectrum/Spectrogram Real time display of spectrum with 100% probability of intercept of 100 μsec signals in up to 40 MHz span
Amplitude, frequency, phase vs. time, RF I and Q vs. time Basic vector analysis functions
Time Overview/Navigator Enables easy setting of acquisition and analysis times for deep analysis in multiple domains
Spectrogram Analyze and re-analyze your signal with a 2-D or 3-D waterfall display
AM/FM listening Hear, and record to file, FM and AM signals
Analog modulation analysis
AM, FM, PM analysis Measures key AM, FM, PM parameters
RF measurements
Spurious measurement User-defined limit lines and regions provide automatic spectrum violation testing across the entire range of the instrument
Spectrum emission mask User-defined or standards-specific masks
Occupied Bandwidth Measures 99% power, -xdB down points
Channel Power and ACLR Variable channel and adjacent/alternate channel parameters
MCPR Sophisticated, flexible multi-channel power measurements
CCDF Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function plots the statistical variations in signal level

SignalVu-PC application-specific options

SignalVu-PC offers a wealth of application-oriented measurement and analysis options including:

  • General-purpose modulation analysis (27 modulation types including 16/32/64/256 QAM, QPSK, O-QPSK, GMSK, FSK, APSK)
  • P25 analysis of phase I and phase 2 signals
  • WLAN analysis of 802.11a/b/g/j/p, 802.11n, 802.11ac
  • Mapping and signal strength
  • Pulse analysis
  • AM/FM/PM/Direct Audio Measurement including SINAD, THD

See the separate SignalVu-PC datasheet for complete details and ordering information.

The RSA306B with SignalVu-PC offers basic and advanced measurements for field and lab

See what you've never seen before: The 40 MHz real time bandwidth of the RSA306 combined with the processing power of SignalVu-PC shows you every signal, even down to 100 μs in duration. The following image shows a WLAN transmission (green and orange), and the narrow signals that repeat across the screen are a Bluetooth access probe. The spectrogram (upper part of the screen) clearly separates these signals in time to show any signal collisions.

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