Tektronix RSA518A 18 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyser

9 kHz - 18 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyser

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Find signals of interest and take the necessary actions to resolve issues with industries best ruggedized, portable USB Real-time Spectrum Analyser, packed with features for your most common tasks out in the field.

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Tektronix RSA518A 18 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyser Product Description

The RSA500 series was built to bring real-time spectrum analysis to solving the problems of spectrum managers, interference hunters and network maintenance personnel who need to track down hard to find interferers, maintain RF networks and keep records of their efforts. The heart of the system is the USB-based RF spectrum analyser that captures 40 MHz real-time bandwidths with great fidelity in harsh environments. With 70 dB spurious free dynamic range and frequency coverage to 18.0 GHz, all signals of interest can be examined with high confidence in your measurement results. The USB form factor moves the weight of the instrument off of your hands, and replaces it with a lightweight Windows tablet or laptop. Holding a light PC instead of a heavy spectrum analyser means you can move faster, for longer, and get your work done faster.

The optional tracking generator enables gain/loss measurements for quick tests of filters, duplexers and other network elements, and you can add cable and antenna measurements of VSWR, return loss, distance to fault and cable loss as needed.

Features and benefits

  • 9 kHz to 3.0/7.5/13.6/18.0 GHz frequency range covers a broad range of analysis needs
  • 40 MHz acquisition bandwidth enables real time analysis for transient capture and vector analysis
  • High speed full-span sweeps (70 GHz/sec) for fast setup and discovery
  • Standard GPS/GLONASS/Beidou receiver for mapping
  • Optional tracking generator for gain/loss, antenna and cable measurements
  • DataVu-PC software enables multi-unit recording in variable bandwidths
  • Mil-Std 28800 Class 2 environmental, shock and vibration specifications for use in harsh conditions
  • Internal battery for extended field operations
  • SignalVu-PC software offers real time signal processing with DPX® Spectrum/Spectrogram to minimize time spent on transient and interference hunting
  • EMC/EMI pre-compliance and troubleshooting - CISPR detectors, predefined standards, limit lines, easy accessory setup, ambient capture, failure analysis, and report generation
  • 15 μsec minimum signal duration with 100% probability of intercept ensure you see problems first time, every time
  • Application programming interface included for development of custom programs
  • Accessories including tablet PC, calibration kits, adapters and phase-stable cables offer a complete field solution for interference hunting and transmitter maintenance

Tektronix RSA518A 18 GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyser Specifications

Model Frequency Range Real-Time Bandwidth Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI Weight SFDR (typical)
RSA503A 9 kHz - 3.0 GHz 40 MHz 15 μs 2.99 kg (6.6 lb) with battery 70 dBc
RSA507A 9 kHz - 7.5 GHz 40 MHz 15 μs 2.99 kg (6.6 lb) with battery 70 dBc
RSA513A 9 kHz - 13.6 GHz 40 MHz 15 μs 2.99 kg (6.6 lb) with battery 70 dBc
RSA518A 9 kHz-18.0 GHz 40 MHz 15 μs 2.99 kg (6.6 lb) with battery 70 dBc

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