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RSA600A Series with pc 

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7.5GHz USB Realtime Spectrum Analyser



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Quickly and easily perform design tasks, from basic RF measurements to EMI sniffing and wireless standards compliance. The RSA600 series is powerful and cost-effective.

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

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

  • Quickly discover signal transients and faults during troubleshooting with DPX real time spectrum analysis

  • Perform characterization to the latest wireless standards up to 40 MHz bandwidth

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










Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI Real-Time Bandwidth SFDR (typical) Frequency Range  
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Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI Real-Time Bandwidth SFDR (typical) Frequency Range  
100 μs 40 MHz 70 dBc 9 kHz-7.5 GHz  Configure & Quote button, gree





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
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
Optional software modules that support popular wireless standards for Internet of Things Minimize cost of equipment and decrease test time with vector signal analysis and wireless standards support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/j/n/p/ac; Bluetooth Basic, Low Energy, and EDR, and Zigbee.
Standard Preamp with DANL of -164 dBm/Hz at 1 GHz. Optional on some other instruments in the class Improve instrument sensitivity for making low level measurements.
Optional tracking generator with factory calibration, Antenna test, distance to fault, gain/loss and return loss with factory calibration for most measurements Characterize cables, antennas, and filters with confidence.
Mapping, GPS, signal database and interference hunting options Minimizes time and cost of signal quality monitoring and interference hunting with easy to use options.
Recorded file playback through DPX/SignalVu-PC. Enables analysis of first turn on of new device with long data captures and measurement capabilities with Signal-Vu PC or other tools.


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SignalVu-PC Software
SignalVu-PC brings benchtop and field features to the RSA600A

The RSA600A 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.

SignalVu-PC Introduction and Basic Settings

This video is intended to assist anyone who is new to the Tektronix Realtime Spectrum Analyser software, "SignalVu-PC", and provide instruction on using the controls to make RF measurements.

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Sweep speed comparison

SignalVu-PC October 2017 Improvements

10 Great New Features

Software update gives dramatic sweep speed increase

The September 2017 version of SignalVu-PC comes with 10 great new features. The most significant upgrade is an increase in sweep speed. Acquire data five to six times faster with this updated version of SignalVu-PC.

Other significant improvements:

  • DPX 100% POI Performance Improvement
  • Windows 10 support
  • CISPR Quasi-Peak, Average and Peak detection in Spectrum and Spurious displays. (Opt SVQP)
  • Multiple Traces in 'spurious' display
  • SignalVu-PC licenses can now be loaded into the instrument for RSA306/500/600.
  • Amplitude Correction for all measurements
  • Bluetooth V5 measurements. (Opt SV31 with Opt SV27)
  • Midas streaming file support
  • 1024 QAM support in WiFi measurements

Since then, there have been further improvements


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RSA600A with Free SignalVu-PC: Standard Capabilities

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




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




Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function plots the statistical variations in signal level



Upgrade RSA600A with More SignalVu-PC Applications
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General Purpose Modulation Analysis



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



Playback of recorded signal files



Signal Classification/Survey



AM/FM/PM/Direct Audio Analysis



Settling Time (Frequency and Phase) Measurement



General Purpose Modulation Analysis



Advanced Signal Analysis (including pulse measurements)



Flexible OFDM Analysis



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



WLAN 802.11n measurement application (requires Opt. SV23)



WLAN 802.11ac measurement application (requires Opt. SV24)



Mapping and Signal Strength (Requires SignalVu-PC SVE)



APCO P25 measurement application



Bluetooth Basic LE TX SIG measurements



LTE downlink (eNB) RF measurements



Bluetooth 5 measurements per Bluetooth SIG (requires SV27)



Signal survey and classification



EMI CISPR detectors



WiGig 802.11ad measurements (only for offline analysis)


EMI/EMC Pre-compliance testing
EMCVu: Your EMI/EMC Precompliance Software
SignalVu-PC now supports EMC pre-compliance testing with EMCVu. EMCVu is an all-in-one software solution for EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting that runs on your own PC. 
This gives you an easy, fast, accurate and affordable way to determine if your product designs are ready to submit to the test house for EMI/EMC radiation emission compliance testing. This is done through push button support for multiple standards, automated multiple measurement/multiple format reporting, ambient noise calibration and comparison, harmonic markers and faster scans using peak detector and spot measurements with quasi-peak and average detector failures.   EMCVu EMI-EMC Precompliance Software

This video covers new EMCVu features, including:

  • push button support for multiple standards
  • automated multiple measurement / multiple format reporting
  • ambient noise calibration and comparison
  • harmonic markers and faster scans using peak detector and spot measurements with quasi-peak and average detector failures.

Video: EMCVu Demonstration

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DataVu-PC Software
DataVu-PC Record-Analysis Software 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.

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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