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Spectrum analyser supports frequencies up to 4GHz

Posted: 10 Nov 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Rohde & Schwarz? spectrum analyser? aerospace? defence? LTE?

Rohde & Schwarz has unleashed a handheld spectrum analyser that flaunts low weight and long battery life. The R&S Spectrum Rider promises to offer solid RF performance and high accuracy for measurements in the field and in the lab.

Its large buttons and touchscreen make it very easy to operate, stated the company. The instrument has a frequency range from 5kHz to 2GHz, which can be extended up to 4GHz with a key code.

The R&S Spectrum Rider assists users during RF transmitter installation and maintenance and also supports measurement tasks in RF development labs and in service. It boasts high sensitivity of -160dBm and measurement accuracy of typically 0.5dB between 10MHz and 3GHz.

The frequency range of the R&S Spectrum Rider can be extended via software upgrades, added the company. The base model covers the frequency range from 5kHz to 2GHz, which can be expanded to 3GHz or 4GHz to support applications that require higher frequencies such as measuring radio signals above 2GHz or signals above 3 GHz in TD LTE bands.

Rohde & Schwarz has optimised the R&S Spectrum Rider for mobile use. The battery of the lightweight unit (2.5kg) lasts up to eight hours, making it the only instrument of its kind capable of working a full day without recharging, noted the company. The backlit keypad allows users to work in the dark, and the non-reflective display supports a daylight mode for good readability in direct sunlight. The R&S Spectrum Rider has been field-tested in line with MIL PRF 28800F Class 2 and comes with protected interfaces and ports.

R&S Spectrum Rider

The instrument offers a large format capacitive touchscreen that enables lab users to easily and intuitively adjust settings such as frequency, span and reference level and to set markers. Its large buttons and practical multifunction wheel also make it easy to operate with gloves in outdoor environments. The handheld spectrum analyser can be remotely controlled via USB and LAN. A built-in measurement wizard automates measurements, reducing measurement times and enabling even novice users and operators with little RF expertise to reliably carry out measurement tasks. Settings and results are saved to a 32GB microSD card.

The R&S Spectrum Rider, which comes with a number of convenient options, is a handy tool for users in diverse industries. Available options include, for example, peak and average power measurements. The instrument will appeal to field technicians and lab engineers alike, as it supports everyday measurement tasks in aerospace and defence, wireless communications and broadcasting, and at regulatory authorities.

Datasheet: https://cdn.rohde-schwarz.com/pws/dl_downloads/dl_common_library/dl_brochures_and_datasheets/pdf_1/SpectrumRider_fly_en_3607_2149_32_v0101.pdf





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