SignalVu-PC

One user interface for RF and Vector Signal Analysis. Use with Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers, USB Spectrum Analyzers, MDO4000B, or Windows based Digital Oscilloscopes. For free.

  • Benchtop performance. SignalVu-PC has nearly all of the same features found on Tektronix’ RSA5000 Series Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers. And it runs with Tektronix Scopes and USB Spectrum Analyzers.
  • Signal analysis and visualization.  SignalVu-PC's free base version has 17 signal analysis and real time spectrum analysis, and paid add on options for including vector signal analysis, pulsed signal analysis, and commercial wireless signal analysis.
  • One user interface, many instruments. We created SignalVu-PC software from the RSA6000 and RSA5000 analyzers, and made it work on many of the mid-range and top performing Oscilloscopes, as well as the new RSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer 

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Base SignalVu-PC

  • SignalVu-PC base version,a free of charge download, comes with 17 different measurements for free!
  • Options for SignalVu-PC can be activated for 30 days for free
  • Controls the RSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer
  • Controls MDO4000B Mixed Domain Oscilloscope via option CON
  • DPX and Audio Listening available on RSA306, not available with MDO4000B controlled by SignalVu-PC.
DPX with
Mask Test
Frequency vs Time Spectrum Display Adjacent Channel
Power Ratio
Time Overview AM vs Time with
3D Spectrogram
Spectrogram Phase vs Time Spectral
Emissions
Mask 
Multiple Channel
Power Ratio
Amplitude vs Time PM vs Time
Spurious --EMI
Pre Compliance
Limit Lines
RF I&Q vs Time CCDF Occupied
Bandwidth
FM vs Time
with 3D
Spectrogram
FM Listening
with Multi
Domain Analysis

 


Additional measurement applications are available for any of the platforms supported by SignalVu-PC or SignalVu. 

Capability Description
Spectrum analyzer
  • Spans from 100 Hz to 6.2 GHz,
  • 3 traces + math and spectrogram trace, 5 markers with power, relative power, integrated power, power density and dBc/Hz functions
DPX Spectrum/Spectrogram
  • Real time display of spectrum with 100% probability of intercept of 100 usec signals in up to 40 MHz span
  • Swept DPX spectrum for unmatched spectrum measurements across the entire 6.2 GHz frequency range
Amplitude, Frequency, Phase vs Time Basic vector analysis functions
RF I and Q vs. Time Basic vector analysis functions
Time Overview/Navigator Enables easy setting of acquisition and analysis times for deep analysis in multiple domains
Spectrogram Analyze and re-analyze your signal in 2-D or 3-D waterfall display
AM, FM, PM analysis Measures key AM, FM, PM parameters
AM/FM Listening Hear and record to file FM and AM signals
Spurious Measurement User-defined limit lines and regions provide automatic spectrum violation testing across the entire range of the instrument
Spectrum Emission Mask User-set or standards-specific masks
Occupied
Bandwidth
Measures 99% power, -xdB down points
Channel Power and ACLR Variable channel and adjacent/alternate channel parameters
CCDF Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function plots the statistical variations in signal level

 

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Upgrade RSA306 with SignalVu-PC Options

Each of these options can have a free 30 day trial activated one by one.

SignalVu-PC Option Description  
Opt. SVP

Advanced Signal Analysis (including pulse measurements)

  • Automatically characterize pulses with up to 27 different vector and scalar measurements 

  • Pulse table presents results of all measurements

  • Statistical measurements like Histograms to display pulse measurements over many pulses

  • Individual pulse traces available for all of the measurements

  • Save results for further analysis

Opt. SVA

AM/FM/PM/Direct Audio Analysis

  • Audio measurements for AM/FM/PM signals

  • SINAD, Total Harmonic Distortion, Noise, Hum

  • High pass filters, low pass filters, deemphasize filters both preset and user settable. 

Opt. SVT

Settling Time (Frequency and Phase) Measurement

  • Measure time for signal to settle to within a frequency or phase range

  • Frequency and settling time for devices like Phase Locked Loops

  • User definable mask and definition of settling times from external trigger or internal trigger on analyzer

Opt. SVM

General Purpose Modulation Analysis

  • Includes Error Vector Magnitude, Modulation Error Rate, Constellation Diagrams, and more measurements

  • Support for 27 different modulation schemes, including 256 QAM, CPM, nFSK, and others

  • Sync word search to lock on constellations, Burst Mode to detect and analyze modulation quality on bursted signals

  • Useful for measuring modulation quality of Zigbee, Bluetooth EDR, TETRA, and DVB-S devices

Opt. SVO

Flexible OFDM Analysis

  • Allows OFDM analysis for signals that are close in format to 802.11a or 802.16.d (fixed WiMAX) signals

Opt. CON

SignalVu-PC live link to the MDO4000B series

  • Control the MDO4000B Mixed Domain Oscilloscope with a separate PC running any or all of the SignalVu-PC options

 
Opt. SV23

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p measurement application

  • Physical layer RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standards for 802.11a/b/g/j/p Wireless LAN

  • Summary display with key measurements reported

Opt. SV24

WLAN 802.11n measurement application (requires Opt. SV23)

  • Physical layer RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standards for SISO 802.11n Wireless LAN

  • Summary display with key measurements reported

Opt. SV25

WLAN 802.11ac measurement application (requires Opt. SV24)

  • Physical layer RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standards for SISO 802.11ac Wireless LAN for up to 20, 40, 80, and 160 MHz measurements
  • Summary display with key measurements reported

Opt. SV2C Live Link to MDO4000B and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p/n/ac measurements (includes options CON, SV23, SV24 and SV25) See Opts SV23, SV24, SV25
Opt. MAP

Mapping and Signal Strength (Requires SignalVu-PC SVE)

  • Adds Signal Strength measurement including a bar graph of channel power to SignalVu-PC

  • Integrates measurements from SignalVu-PC to place on map, can be used outdoors with Global Satellite Navigation receiver or indoors

  • Integrates with GPS and other Global Satellite Navigation receivers

  • Plot measurements repetitively based on time or distance travelled

Opt. SV26

APCO P25 measurement application

  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 APCO P25 measurements

  • Easy to capture and analyze signals to quickly determine signal quality and timing

  • Summary display shows key results

Opt. SV27

Bluetooth Basic LE TX SIG measurements

  • Physical layer RF measurements for Bluetooth Basic, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate per the Bluetooth SIG specifications
  • Demodulation and symbol information with simple presets for different test setups
  • Automatic measurements for Bluetooth Low Energy and Basic Rate
  • Detection for Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate packets 
Opt. SV28

LTE downlink (eNB) RF measurements

  • Adds RF pre-compliance measurements per 3GPP TS version 12.5, in addition to Cell ID detection
  • Support for both TDD and FDD frame format is included 
  • Presets and pass/fail information accelerate validation 

 

SignalVu-PC uses the same feature set and user interface that is found in the RSA5000, Specmon, and RSA6000 Real-Time Spectrum and Signal Analyzers. Also, SignalVu-PC has the same feature set and user interface as the SignalVu options that are available on the MSO/DPO5000, DPO7000, MSO/DPO70000, and DPO70000SX Series Oscilloscopes.

Instrument Series Instrument Type Use Instrument Control
RSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer Connect to the handheld RSA306 to a PC with SignalVu-PC installed. Base version come with core capabilities. Add more application options as needed. Live Instrument Control through PC
MDO4000B Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Wireless LAN Pre Compliance Live instrument control through PC

MDO3000
MSO/DPO3000
MSO/DPO4000

Digital, Mixed Signal, and Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes Off line analysis of captured signals Not avaible except MDO4000B

 

 

Internet of Things -- Bluetooth  

RSA306 + SignalVu-PC-SVE Opt SV27

  • Use RSA306 and SignalVu-PC software to help with IoT device turn on and pre-compliance testing to the Bluetooth SIG for RF physical layer testing
  • EMI Pre Compliance testing possible with FCC and CISPR mask testing
  • Real Time displays to help troubleshoot

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Internet of Things -- WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p  

RSA306 + SignalVu-PC-SVE Opt SV23

  • Use RSA306 and SignalVu-PC software to help with IoT device turn on and pre-compliance testing to the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/j/p physical layer standards

  • EMI Pre Compliance testing possible with FCC and CISPR mask testing 

  • Real Time displays to help troubleshoot

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Internet of Things -- Zigbee  

RSA306 + SignalVu-PC-SVE Opt SVM

  • Use RSA306 and SignalVu-PC software to help with IoT device turn on and pre-compliance testing for Zigbee RF physical layer testing 

  • EMI Pre Compliance testing possible with FCC and CISPR mask testing 

  • Real Time displays to help troubleshoot

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EMI Pre Compliance  

RSA306, includes SignalVu-PC-SVE

  • Uses base version of SignalVu-PC (free with instrument purchase or free download)

  • SignalVu-PC comes with limit lines loaded to test against FCC Section 15 and CISPR 16-1-1 limits, RSA306 is not suitable for full compliance measurements

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Field Interference Hunting  

RSA306 + SignalVu-PC-SVVE Options MAP, SVM

  • Opt MAP provides integration with GPS linked map and measurements from SignalVu-PC

  • Opt SVM provides signal analysis capabilities to demodulate signals of interest

  • Opt SV56 provides playback capability: with a SSD equipped PC, the RSA306 and PC can be used to record and play back signals of interest over the 40 MHz real time bandwidth

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Field Installation and Maintenance for P25  

RSA306, includes SignalVu-PC-SVE Options MAP, SV28

  • Opt MAP provides integration with GPS linked map and measurements from SignalVu-PC

  • Opt SV26 provides signal analysis capabilities for APCO P25 signals, including Phase 1 and Phase 2 signals for RF physical layer analysis

  • Opt SV56 provides playback capability: with a SSD equipped PC, the RSA306 and PC can be used to record and play back signals of interest over the 40 MHz real time bandwidth

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Field Installation and Maintenance for TETRA  

RSA306, includes SignalVu-PC-SVE Options MAP, SVM

  • Opt MAP provides integration with GPS linked map and measurements from SignalVu-PC

  • Opt SVM provides signal analysis capabilities for TETRA modulated signals using π/4 DQSPK to help assess signal quality of a land mobile radio network 

  • Opt SV56 provides playback capability: with a SSD equipped PC, the RSA306 and PC can be used to record and play back signals of interest over the 40 MHz real time bandwidth

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Field Installation and Maintenance for LTE  

RSA306, includes SignalVu-PC-SVE Options MAP, SVM

  • Opt MAP provides integration with GPS linked map and measurements from SignalVu-PC

  • Opt SV28 provides Base Station Cell ID and other RF measurements to assess signal allocation 

  • Opt SV56 provides playback capability: with a SSD equipped PC, the RSA306 and PC can be used to record and play back signals of interest over the 40 MHz real time bandwidth

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