Handheld spectrum analysers with 6GHz coverage

June 16, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Two RF spectrum analysers are available in 3.6 GHz and 6.0 GHz versions and maintain a true handheld format whilst offering bench-top level features. Signal input is via an N-type connector.

The PSA3605 and PSA6005 weigh 560 grams and are small enough to fit comfortably into the hand. Their lithium-ion battery provides more than 3 hours of operation from each charge. Despite their compact dimensions, the analysers incorporate a high resolution colour TFT display with touch screen control.

The DANL noise figure is better than -160 dBm/Hz and a minimum full scale reference level of -40 dBm allows signals down to -120 dBm to be observed. RBW and VBW are adjustable from 300 Hz to 10 MHz in 1:3:10 sequence.

Multiple traces can be displayed in contrasting colours, and trace modes include peak hold and multi sweep averaging. Multiple detector modes are selectable. Large internal storage is provided for traces, setups and complete screen images.

Connectivity is provided for USB Flash drives and for direct USB connection to a PC. Internal storage extends to nearly 2 GB, and the internal filing system supports user specified names and time stamping from a real-time clock.

Additional features include automatic measurements of CP, ACPR and OBW, waveform demodulation, complex limit patterns with limits comparator, and triggered logging of up to 25,000 results.

The new series 5 analysers supplement the PSA series 2 which is available in 1.3 GHz and 2.7 GHz versions.

Aim-TTi; http://aimtti.com/products-tti/pdf-brochure/rf-psa_s5-9p.pdf