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Handheld spectrum analysis for field and lab use

Rohde & Schwarz has released the R&S Spectrum Rider, a handheld spectrum analyser featuring low weight and long battery life. It is claimed to offer solid RF performance with sensitivity of -160dBm and measurement accuracy of typically 0.5dB between 10MHz and 3GHz and a frequency range from 5kHz to 2GHz, which can be extended up to 4GHz with a key code.

The battery of the lightweight unit is said to last up to eight hours, claimed to make it the only instrument of its kind capable of working a full day without recharging. The R&S Spectrum Rider has been field-tested in line with MIL PRF 28800F Class 2 and comes with protected interfaces and ports.

The handheld spectrum analyser can be remotely controlled via USB and LAN. A built-in measurement wizard automates measurements, reducing measurement times and enabling even novice users and operators with little RF expertise to reliably carry out measurement tasks.

The instrument is claimed to support everyday measurement tasks in aerospace and defence, wireless communications and broadcasting, and at regulatory authorities.

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Tom Austin-Morgan

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