The New RSA3000 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer targets applications that don’t require the high performance or standard options of the performance RSA5000 Series. Price sensitive engineers looking to bring Real-Time Analysis to their test bench can now get an upgradable, powerful solution at an exceptional entry price.
Available in 3.0 GHz and 4.5 GHz models with available tracking generators, the RSA3000 comes standard with 10 MHz of Real-time analysis bandwidth but can be upgraded to 40 MHz at any time. With the 40 MHz option applied, the RSA3000 delivers the same seamless capture, minimum probability of intercept (POI) of 7.45 µsec, seven rich visualization modes and triggering capability as the RSA5000 providing a complete real-time analysis package for engineers at lower entry price.
The RSA3000 can also function as a traditional swept spectrum analyzer. Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) is standard at 10 Hz with an option for 1 Hz, noise floor as low as -161 dBm, phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz, and a full span sweep as fast as 1 msec.
“Engineers are increasingly looking to Real-Time Spectrum Analysis to solve their RF integration and debug challenges. The RSA3000 brings to these engineers the same exceptional value for Real-Time Analysis that RIGOL’s DSA815-TG has in traditional swept applications,” says Michael Rizzo, General Manager of RIGOL North America. “With entry price of only $4899, complete real-time upgradability and sufficient swept spectrum specifications for most general purpose applications, the RSA3000 is a great option for customers needing real-time analysis capabilities with limited budgets.”
The RIGOL RSA3000 takes 146,484 FFTs/sec providing a minimum 100% POI of 7.45 µsec. This lets users confidently capture pulsing, hopping and fast transient signals as short as 7.45 µsec and display accurate power 100% of the time. Signals as low as 1 µsec can be captured thanks to seamless FFT capture. The RSA3000 provides seven rich data views to allow engineers to visualize the most complex RF environments. Density Displays help to see time varying signals and resolve hidden and superimposed signals in the same frequency band. Spectrogram Displays allow users to evaluate changes in signal behavior over time, especially useful in identifying hopping patterns and characterizing PLLs. Power versus Time Displays show the RF Power for the real time span over a user-defined time span helping measure the duration and timing of pulsing signals and characterizing signals with amplitude modulation like ASK.
RIGOL Real-time Spectrum Analyzers come standard with an IF output which converts the entire real-time span to a 430 MHz carrier. Using this capability, along with a 500 MHz Oscilloscope the user can complete detailed multi-domain measurements when integrating Wireless technologies. The new RIGOL DS7000 Oscilloscope provides an Enhanced High-Resolution Color FFT capability perfect for this type of multi-domain measurement.
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