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RSA500A

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7.5GHz USB Realtime Spectrum Analyser

 

 

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Fast and light, the RSA500 is ideal for portable analysis, interference hunting and network management applications.

It's rugged, road ready package offers tremendous performance at a competitive price. 

 
  • 9 kHz up to 7.5 GHz, 40 MHz real time bandwidth, and an optional tracking generator

  • Battery or line operated

  • Includes SignalVu software for comprehensive spectrum analysis, and options for common applications

  • DPX real time spectrum analysis

  • Signal recording and playback

  • Direction finding, mapping and signal characterization tools

  • Optional tracking generator with available distance to fault, return loss, VSWR measurements

 

MODELS

       

RSA503A

       
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RSA507A

       
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FEATURES

BENEFITS

DPX Spectrum /Spectrogram

Minimize time to intercept with real time spectrograms.  Ease transient and co-channel interference finding.

40 MHz acquisition bandwidth

Analyze wideband signals found in modern communication systems including 802.11n with your portable spectrum analyzer

17 measurements including spectrum, spur search, spectral emissions, and DPX

Minimize cost of equipment with free full featured spectrum analysis software with standard features for basic EMI Pre Compliance Checking and Troubleshooting

Standard Preamp with DANL of -164 dBm/Hz at 1 GHz. Optional on some other instruments in the class

Minimize cost of test

Optional tracking generator for gain/loss measurements, with option for antenna test, distance to fault, VSWR, return loss and cable attenuation Single solution for maintenance, troubleshooting, interference hunting. Factory calibration minimizes measurement setup time, errors.

Mapping, GPS, signal database and interference hunting options

Minimizes time and cost of signal quality monitoring and interference hunting.
Recorded file playback through DPX/SignalVu-PC.  Enables easy review of long data captures after recording for fast, in-depth analysis with SignalVu-PC or other tools. Enables offline analysis by experts not in the field, saving time and money, improving results.

Available instrument controller: Panasonic Toughpad at just 1.1 kg

Lightweight instrument controller much easier to carry. Quickly recall workflow setups and save measurement results on a standard Windows PC interface.

 

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SignalVu-PC Software
SignalVu-PC brings benchtop and field features to the RSA500A

The RSA500A operates with SignalVu-PC, a powerful program that is the basis of Tektronix performance signal analyzers. The software controls the spectrum analyzer acquisition and updates measurement displays continuously.

The base version ships free with the product; add options for Bluetooth testing, WLAN testing, P25 compliance testing, pulse analysis and modulation analysis to configure the software for your application.

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Sweep speed comparison

Software update gives dramatic sweep speed increase

The September 2017 version of SignalVu-PC comes with several upgrades. The most significant upgrade in V3.11 is an increase in sweep speed. Acquire data five to six times faster with this updated version of SignalVu-PC.

Other significant improvements:

  • SignalVu-PC licenses can now be loaded into the instrument for RSA306/500/600.
  • CISPR Quasi-Peak, Average and Peak detection in Spectrum and Spurious displays. (Opt SVQP)
  • Bluetooth V5 measurements. (Opt SV31 with Opt SV27)
  • See Release Notes for full details

 

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RSA500A with Free SignalVu-PC: Standard Capabilities
Capability
 
Description
 

Spectrum analyzer

  Spans from 100 Hz to 3.0 GHz to 7.5 GHz, 3 traces + math and spectrogram trace, 5 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 usec signals in up to 40 MHz span  
   

Swept DPX spectrum for unmatched spectrum measurements across the entire 3.0 GHz to 7.5 GHz frequency range

 

Amplitude, Frequency, Phase vs Time

 

Basic vector analysis functions

 

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 in 2-D or 3-D waterfall display

 

AM, FM, PM analysis

 

Measures key AM, FM, PM parameters

 

AM/FM Listening

 

Hear and record to file FM and AM signals

 

Spurious Measurement

 

User-defined limit lines and regions provide automatic spectrum violation testing across the entire range of the instrument

 

Spectrum Emission Mask

 

User-set or standards-specific masks

 

Occupied Bandwidth

  

Measures 99% power, -xdB down points

 

Channel Power and ACLR

 

Variable channel and adjacent/alternate channel parameters

 

CCDF

 

Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function plots the statistical variations in signal level

 

 

Upgrade RSA500A with More SignalVu-PC Applications
SignalVu-PC Option
Application
 

SVM

General Purpose Modulation Analysis

 

SV2C

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p/n/ac measurements (includes options CON, SV23, SV24 and SV25)

 

SV56

Playback of recorded signal files

 

SV54

Signal Classification/Survey

 

SVA

AM/FM/PM/Direct Audio Analysis

 

SVT

Settling Time (Frequency and Phase) Measurement

 

SVM

General Purpose Modulation Analysis

 

SVP

Advanced Signal Analysis (including pulse measurements)

 

SVO

Flexible OFDM Analysis

 

SV23

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p measurement application

 

SV24

WLAN 802.11n measurement application (requires Opt. SV23)

 

SV25

WLAN 802.11ac measurement application (requires Opt. SV24)

 

MAP

Mapping and Signal Strength (Requires SignalVu-PC SVE)

 

SV26

APCO P25 measurement application

 

SV27

Bluetooth Basic LE TX SIG measurements

 

SV28

LTE downlink (eNB) RF measurements

 

SV31

Bluetooth 5 measurements per Bluetooth SIG (requires SV27)

 

SV54

Signal survey and classification

 

SVQP

EMI CISPR detectors

 

SV30

WiGig 802.11ad measurements (only for offline analysis)

 

 


DataVu-PC Software
DataVu-PC Record-Analysis Softrware for Realtime Spectrum Analysers

When combined with the signal recording capabilities of all Tektronix USB and PCIe-based spectrum analyzers, DataVu-PC can turn hours of attended monitoring into fast post-acquisition search, mark, and measurement tasks. Analyze your results without adding the extra step of conversion software.

  • Search based on signal amplitude characteristics, marking each event occurence for later examination
  • Make an unlimited number of Scalar pulse measurements with the eMarker application and export the results in Pulse Descriptor Word format for integration into other workflows.

  • Export results to in-depth analysis packages like SignalVu-PC from within DataVu-PC – without any additional conversion software.

Three bandwidth options make DataVu-PC the most affordable way to analyze large files from all Tektronix Spectrum Analysers.

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Be In Two Places at Once

With DataVu-PC 3.11, you can now record any signal of interest. Use triggers to start recording and minimize storage requirements and automate your signal search with tools like frequency mask, pulse descriptor words and smart markers. Couple DataVu-PC with two Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers, and you can record and examine two independent frequencies and spans simultaneously. For example, if you’re searching for a specific signal, you can see a very wide bandwidth in one display and zoom in to see certain signals in another display.

 

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