Signal analyser has double acquisition of any in price range says Tektronix

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Tektronix has expanded its spectrum and vector signal analysis range with the introduction of the new RSA5000 Series Signal Analyser. According to Tekronix, the new instruments offer more than double currently available acquisition bandwidth and what the company describes as 'the world's best real time capabilities'.

The new series is designed for a range of design and operations applications including spectrum management, radar, electronic warfare, radio communications and EMI/EMC. Incorporating advanced time, amplitude and DPX trigger functions, combined with swept DPX, the RSA5000 series is designed to locate and capture intermittent and rapidly changing signals and up to 85MHz bandwidth. This bandwidth now covers the entire ISM band where common technologies are used, such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, and Wireless LAN. Bob Hiebert, director of marketing, Sources/Analysers Product Line, Tektronix said the RSA5000 series could change the definition of what is possible in a mid-range signal analyser. "Offering the deepest insight into live rf signals with swept DPX and advanced triggering, the widest signal capture bandwidth, and the largest signal capture memory, the RSA5000 Series gives customers many high end features at a manageable price point - the perfect solution in a time of limited capital budgets," he noted. Tekronix says the DPX Live rf spectrum display allows quick detection of previously unseen signal behaviour and catches very short duration transients. The Swept DPX engine can collect up to 292,000 spectrum updates per second over its full bandwidth, up to 85MHz and can sweep the DPX across the full input range of the RSA5000 Series, up to 6.2GHz. DPX is capable of measuring spectral transients as brief as 5.8µs. According to Tektronix, it offers leading spectrum and vector signal analysis with +17dBm TOI and -154 dBm/Hz DANL at 1GHz along with low frequency performance with phase noise of -131dBc/Hz at 10kHz offset, -150dBm DANL at 10MHz carrier frequency.