RSA3000 Spectrum Analyzer

Discover and interpret complex behaviors of your time variant signals.

Winner of the EDN Innovation Award

The mid-range performance RSA3000 Spectrum Analyzer Series delivers the measurement confidence you need in your radio design or spectrum management tasks. Perform vector, spectrum, power, signal source and audio analysis, all from within a single spectrum analyzer instrument. When using the unique DPX™ Live RF spectrum display, you will also discover spectrum events other spectrum analyzers will miss.

Models in the RSA3000 Spectrum Analyzer Series: 



DPX™ Spectrum Display
100% Probability of Intercept (POI)
Discover signal behavior previously unseen. Improve test confidence and catch very short duration transients missed by conventional spectrum analyzers.
Frequency Mask Trigger (FMT)
100% POI
Save time by isolating signal faults and efficiently utilizing memory with a unique frequency domain trigger. Isolate hard to find hardware and software anomalies with cross domain triggering between multiple instruments.
Seamless data capture into deep memory or external recording systemObserve the entire duration of signal events, like frequency hopping sequences, PLL settling times, turn on transients, and multiple pulses.
Time-correlated data analysis with automatic domain correlation and linked markersAccelerate troubleshooting and analysis by pinpointing the root cause of problems in multiple domains.
One box multi-function design for spectrum analysis, vector signal analysis, pulse analysis, baseband analysis, signal source analysis, audio distortion analysis, and wireless standard analysisSimplify test and save test time with multiple measurements on the same captured data. Reduce cost of test with a versatile single instrument that replaces multiple test sets.


Datasheet Accessory Description
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Data Sheet Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote
Opt. 21 Advanced Measurements Suite (GP Mod. Analysis, RFID, Sig. Source). Contact Account Manager
Opt. 24 GSM/EDGE Analysis. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 25 CDMA 1X Forward/Reverse Link Analysis. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 26 1X EVDO Forward/Reverse Link Analysis. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 28 TD-SCDMA Analysis. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 29 802.11a/b/g/n Analysis (RSA3408B only). Contact Account Manager
Opt. 30 3GPP Release 99 (W-CDMA) and Release 5 UL/DL (HSDPA) Analysis. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 40 Release 6 (HSUPA UL/DL) Analysis (requires Option 30). Contact Account Manager
Opt.10 (RSA3K)

Audio Distortion Analysis.

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Fundamentals of Radar Measurements

This primer addresses the needs for pulse generation and measurements, the automated measurements that are available, explanation of just how the automated measurements are made, and how pulses are generated.

Real-Time Spectrum Analysis for EMI Diagnostics

Observe the different stages of design and test with respect to test equipment and EMI measurement techniques.

Understanding FFT Overlap Processing Fundamentals

Effectively see Time-Varying RF signals with greater clarity

DPX Acquisition Technology for Spectrum Analyzers Fundamentals

This primer describes the DPX® spectrum display and how it addresses situations involving brief, intermittent, complex and/or coincident signals.

Testing Modern Radios

Radio Communications: Challenges and solutions for designing Software Defined Radios that employ frequency hopping techniques

Spybusters Case Study

Learn how Spybusters used the DPX™ Live RF spectrum display to ensure their clients' offices are free of listening devices.

RSA3000B Series Spectrum Analyzer Fact Sheet

This fact sheet discusses how the RSA3000 Series will help you to easily discover design issues that other signal analyzers may miss.

Challenges and Solutions for Testing Frequency Hopping Radios Webinar

This webinar provides an overview for the design and test topics of radios with frequency hopping techniques which have been gaining popularity in today’s crowded RF spectrum world. This includes typical test challenges for frequency hopping radio designs and how Tektronix solutions improve insight into your designs and speed time-to-market.

Fundamentals of Radar Measurements Webinar

This seminar focuses on the Automatic Measurement - theory of operation - using Tektronix signal analysis and generation tools. This presentation starts with an overview of common tools used for the testing of radars and important measurement parameters impacting measurement results. It then focuses on the Theory of Operation for the Automatic Pulse Measurements that are available on the latest Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzer products. In conclusion it discusses the challenges and solutions for Signal Generation.

Spectrum Management Overview Webinar

In our new webinar on RF spectrum management, we discuss real-time spectrum analysis tools, and how they have become the game-changer in spectrum management. Duration: 32 minutes.

Radar Testing Simplified Webinar

Learn about the latest advanced measurements for chirped radar, hopped radar and very wideband radars. Duration: 28 minutes Speaker: Darren McCarthy, Tektronix RF Technical Marketing Manager

Greening of Wireless Webinar

Mesuro and Tektronix introduce a new open loop active load pull technique for the design of complex, highly efficient power amplifiers, necessary for reducing the power consumption of tomorrow’s mobile infrastructure. The method utilizing microwave sampling scope technology to simultaneously capture waveform data ranging from DC to several tens of GHz is demonstrated.

PHY and Protocol Testing Guidance for the Latest MIPI Standards

Attend this 40 minute webinar followed by an interactive chat session with Tektronix' Chris Loberg, to review the most recent advancements in the MIPI family of interface standards. Returning from the recent MIPI Alliance meeting in June, Chris will also provide you with testing guidance on how to approach debug, verify and characterization steps using Tektronix test equipment for your MIPI-enable device designs.

EMI Diagnostics Using the RSA6100A Webinar

This webinar looks at the history of Electromagnetic Interference and regulatory compliance, and discover how the historically developed methods of measurements have limitations in today's complex signal environment. It also examines the filters, detectors and averaging methods used to make EMI measurements, with a discussion of why they are defined the way they are. Advantages and limitations of the RSA6100A implementation are also discussed. Finally, it shows the RSA6100A in a common diagnostics application and see how the new capabilities of RTSAs can be used to reduce troubleshooting time in EMC diagnostics.

RSA3408A Video: Solving Real-World Problems in Real-Time

This customer testimonial describes how the unique functionality and flexibility of the real-time spectrum analyzer is used to simplify radio transmitter testing.

RSA3000 Spectrum Analyzer Related Information

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