Test & Measurement

Spectrum analyser delivers real-time analysis at a lower cost

13th October 2019
Mick Elliott

RIGOL Technologies has extended its RF Test Portfolio with the release of a lower cost Real-Time Spectrum Analyser. The RSA3000E Spectrum Analysers bring UltraReal real-time analysis to a new class of customer who previously had no access to this advanced capability.

Users will harness the power of a high performance Swept Spectrum Analyser with the analysis capability of a Real-Time Analyser at what Rigol says is an unprecedented entry level price point.

Available in 1.5GHz and 3GHz models with available tracking generators, the instrument comes standard with 10MHz of real-time analysis bandwidth with seamless capture and a 9.3 microsecond 100%POI.

It provides the same seven rich visualisation modes and powerful triggering capability as RIGOL’s other UltraReal products at a lower entry price.

The RSA3000E can also can function as a traditional swept spectrum analyser with class leading specifications.

Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) is standard at 1Hz, noise floor as low as -161dBm, phase noise of -102dBc/Hz, and a full span sweep as fast as 1ms provides a powerful analyser for the entry level customer.

Advanced analysis capabilities make it a good choice for embedded IOT engineers integrating RF technologies and those customers doing EMI pre-compliance testing.

The integrated EMI pre-compliance option (RSA3000E-EMI) provides a complete EMI Pre-Compliance Solution allowing engineers to measure, compare, analyse, and report on EMI issues throughout their design process.

Features like integrated CISPR Bandwidths and Detectors, simple limit line construction, automated multi-segment scan, and up to three simultaneous detectors make it simple to get initial scans and measurements.

Advanced capabilities like real-time detector measurements, automated peak/limit searches and simple correction table integration make configuring more complex test environments and analysing results easier than ever before.

Lastly, comprehensive setup, storage and report generation capabilities make it easy to document, share, and repeat your tests.

The integrated ASK/FSK Demodulation Option (RSA3000E-ASK/FSK) allows RF engineers to characterise today’s ubiquitous ASK and FSK modulation schemes.

The Demodulation Application gives engineers the ability to utilise up to 13 integrated measurement functions including I/Q waveform and RF Envelope, Constellation and Vector Diagrams, Symbol Level Decode, Time and Frequency, and Bit Error Analysis against known sequences providing quick insight into signal behaviours.

"While the RSA3000E is priced to make it accessible to HAMs, hobbyists and educators, the advanced performance and capabilities make it an attractive option for IoT device integration, EMI and other commercial applications,” said Michael Rizzo, General Manager of RIGOL North America. “We are excited about the possibilities this combination provides and anticipate rapid customer adoption."

The RSA3000E is available direct from RIGOL and its authorised partners

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