Hand-held RF field strength meter with spectrum analyser function

August 29, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Link Microtek is distributing a hand-held RF field strength meter that incorporates spectrum analyser functionality, providing engineers and technicians with a cost-effective yet versatile tool for RF signal analysis.

AWT Global’s UBA 9290 covers the frequency range 100 kHz to 2.9 GHz and has a sensitivity of -117 dBm, which means it is capable of detecting and analysing even weak RF signals. The instrument is suitable for the installation, maintenance and testing of a wide variety of RF systems, including mobile phone infrastructure, TV and radio broadcast equipment, RFID systems, private mobile radio (PMR) transmitters and telemetry systems.

Waveforms are shown on the 320 x 240 pixel TFT colour display, while dual markers allow the user to read out absolute amplitude and frequency as well as delta values. Up to 100 waveforms or settings can be stored in the unit’s memory.

As the UBA 9290 supports high-speed USB, measurement data can be transferred to a PC for further analysis, and the instrument can also be controlled from the computer using the software supplied. Other built-in features include a frequency meter for measurements from 9 MHz to 2.1 GHz and an attenuator offering 10, 20, 30 and 35 dB settings.

With overall dimensions of 82 x 205 x 36 mm and weighing less than 400g, the instrument comes with software, carrying case, power supply, rechargeable batteries, USB cable, N/TNC adapter and wideband measurement antenna.

Link Microtek; www.linkmicrotek.com