USB real-time spectrum analyzer up to 6.2 GHz Tektronix RSA306
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Out of production. Recommended replacement: Tektronix RSA306B
USB spectrum and real-time signal analyzer Tektronix RSA306, running with the free Tektronix SignalVu-PC software, which is installed on a separate computer, is designed for real-time spectrum and signal analysis (up to 10,000 spectrograms per second), streaming data capture and deep analysis of pulsed signals in the frequency range from 9 kHz up to 6.2 GHz. This impressive feature set helps to reduce costs and deliver a low cost, portable solution ideal for use in the field, manufacturing and research. You can download a full description of all the characteristics below on this page in the section Documentation.
Areas of use:
- basic spectrum analysis both from the air and when directly connected to the source
- search for sources of interference, including short-term (up to 100 µs) and non-stationary ones
- installation, maintenance and repair of equipment at the plant or at the place of operation
- development and production of components, modules and systems with an optimal price-quality ratio
- scientific research
- training in universities
Frequency: 9 kHz - 6.2 GHz.
capture lane real time: 40 MHz. Up to 10,000 spectrograms per second.
The minimum duration of an event detected with a probability of 100%: up to 100 µs.
Amplitude: +20 dBm to -160 dBm. Noise: -160 dBm.
27 standard measurements for spectrum analysis and pulse signals.
Comprehensive spectrum analysis using free Tektronix SignalVu-PC software.
Spectrum display in real time for quick search of transients and interference sources. Capture streaming data for long-term recording.
Additional options: direction finding, modulation analysis, signal analysis of certain standards, pulse measurements and frequency settling time measurements.
Interfaces: USB 3.0. Operating temperature range: from -10°С to +55°С. Weight: 0.59 kg.
Most cost-effective solution with excellent spectrum analysis capabilities
Out of production. Recommended replacement: Tektronix RSA306B.
Tektronix RSA306 USB Real-time Spectrum Analyzer Video Review
Watch this short video presentation of a USB analyzer Tektronix RSA306. It shows the functional and design features of this device and highlights its strengths: compactness, excellent performance, low price, examples of use in an outdoor laboratory in conjunction with an industrial tablet.
The Tektronix RSA306 Spectrum and Signal Analyzer is a new class instrument. It allows you to perform comprehensive spectrum analysis and in-depth analysis of impulse signals at a price that compares favorably with all known analogues. Using the latest interfaces and available computing power allows you to separate signal acquisition from its measurement, which significantly reduces the cost of equipment. Analysis, recording and playback of data is performed on your desktop computer, tablet or laptop. Operating the computer separately from the capture system makes it easy to increase processing power and minimize control problems of the measuring system.
The standard capabilities of this analyzer can be upgraded with a wide range of additional options (12 in total). For a complete list of extension options, see Options and accessories, as well as in the section Documentation.
Tektronix RSA306 Spectrum Analyzer with SignalVu-PC software performs basic and advanced measurements in the lab and in the field
With this device you will see what was previously impossible. The RSA306 real-time spectrum analyzer with 40 MHz analysis bandwidth, using the powerful computing capabilities of SignalVu-PC software, allows you to deeply investigate any signal with a duration of 100 µs. The following screenshot shows WLAN signals (green and orange) as well as Bluetooth test signals as narrowband repeating signals. The spectrogram (top of screen) clearly shows signal changes over time, making it possible to clearly identify any simultaneously transmitted signals.
Monitoring has never been easier with the Tektronix RSA306 Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum mask testing allows the Tektronix RSA306 to examine in detail transients in the frequency domain, such as those associated with infrequent interference. A mask mismatch can be used as a condition to stop capturing, remember the collected data and screen image, and sound an alert. The following screenshot shows a spectrum mask (orange in the spectrum screen) created for monitoring over a given frequency range. One outlier of 125 µs duration is shown in red. This transient process is clearly visible on the spectrogram above the mask violation area marked in red (circled in red).
AM and FM signal analysis is standard on the Tektronix RSA306 analyzer
AM and FM signal analysis is standard on the Tektronix RSA306 analyzer with SignalVu-PC software. The following screenshot shows a carrier signal modulated with a 1 kHz tone (48.9% AM depth). The markers are used on the spectrum screen to measure the modulation sideband at a 1 kHz offset, 12.28 dB below the carrier level. Simultaneously, the same signal can be seen on the modulation screen showing the AM signal versus time with the measured positive peak, negative peak and modulation depth. Advanced analog audio modulation measurements, including SINAD, harmonic distortion, and modulation frequency, are available with the optional SVA option.
Tektronix RSA306 spectrum analyzer with additional options provides extensive modulated signal quality measurements
The Tektronix RSA306 Spectrum Analyzer with SignalVu-PC software offers a wide range of signal analysis options. The following screen shot shows a standard channel power measurement and adjacent-channel leakage power with optional modulation analysis to represent spectrum measurements with constellation and vector QPSK signal quality measurements.
Comprehensive WLAN Signal Measurements with Tektronix RSA306 with SignalVu-PC Software
Comprehensive WLAN signal measurements are made easy with the Tektronix RSA306 real-time spectrum analyzer. Below is a spectrogram of an 802.11g signal showing the initial control sequence followed by the main signal packets. The 64 QAM modulation automatically detected for a burst is displayed as a constellation diagram. The summary shows an error vector amplitude (EVM) of -33.24 dB(r.m.s.) and a burst power of 10.35 dBm. SignalVu-PC has options to measure 802.11a/b/j/g/p, 802.11n, and 802.11ac signals up to 40 MHz analysis bandwidth.
This video shows how the Tektronix RSA306 can be used to measure and analyze non-stationary Bluetooth wireless network signals. This clearly shows the advantages of a real-time spectrum analyzer over traditional scanning (sweeping) analyzers.
Search for interference sources with mapping
The MAP option for the Tektronix RSA306 analyzer with SignalVu-PC software allows you to search for interference sources and analyze their signal strength. The location of the interferer is defined as a function of azimuth. This gives you the opportunity to indicate the direction of the antenna on the map with a line or arrow based on several measurements and, thus, find the source of the signal. You can also create and display measurement labels.
Tektronix RSA306 USB Spectrum and Signal Analyzer Specifications
For a complete list of specifications for the Tektronix RSA306 USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer, see Documentation.
Tektronix RSA306 Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Package
|USB spectrum and signal analyzer (9 kHz - 6.2 GHz). 40 MHz real-time capture bandwidth. The RSA306 Spectrum Analyzer works with a computer running Microsoft Windows 7 or 8/8.1, 64-bit. The RSA306 connection requires a USB 3.0 port. To install the SignalVu-PC software, your computer must have at least 8 GB of RAM and 20 GB of free hard disk space. For real-time performance of the RSA306 Spectrum Analyzer, a computer with a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor is recommended. A computer with an older processor limits real-time measurements. To record streaming data, the computer must be equipped with a drive with a transfer rate of at least 300 MB / s.
|USB 3.0 cable (1m)
|SignalVu-PC software, documentation, USB stick
|Printed Installation and Safety Guide (English)
|1 year warranty (can be extended to 3 and 5 years)
Tektronix RSA306 Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Options and Accessories
The following is a list of the main options and optional accessories for the Tektronix RSA306 analyzer running SignalVu-PC software. For a complete list of options with a detailed description, see Documentation. In addition, you can choose auxiliary equipment from the following sections of our website:
Measuring antennas and microwave accessories.
This PDF documentation contains the most comprehensive description of the Tektronix RSA306 analyzer features, specifications and modes of operation.
Tektronix RSA306 Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Description (in Russian) (16 pages; 880 KB)
Tektronix RSA306 Spectrum Analyzer Quick Start Guide (Russian) (27 pages; 469 KB)
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